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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Interstellar Empires

Interstellar Empires

2017, Technology

If a superpower were to rule over the entirety of the universe, they would quickly find themselves drowning in logistical nightmares. What challenges might arise in that reality, and how could they be conquered or avoided altogether? That hypothetical...

6.27
Regcession

Regcession

2014, Politics

Government response to global warming has been mired in controversy. Are nations doing enough to curb the crisis, or are they overreacting? At the center of this debate lies the United States. Many believe the gridlock in Washington has prevented the...

3.97
What Makes Art Valuable?

What Makes Art Valuable?

What makes a piece of art worth tens of millions dollars at auction? A number of things, but not always the things you'd think. BBC's The World's Most Expensive Paintings chronicles the world's ten most valuable paintings, by way of journalist...

8.43
The Adventure of English

The Adventure of English

2003, History

The Adventure of English is a British television series (ITV) on the history of the English language presented by Melvyn Bragg as well as a companion book, also written by Bragg. The series and the book are cast as an adventure story, or the biography...

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INCENTIVE
Documentary Film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Knowledge comes in different ways through our five senses. Hearing, watching, touching, smelling and tasting are the only doorways to the outer world. The wise men say that if something is not truly experienced with all our five senses, the experience will be partial, not total. Therefore in a way almost all our gained knowledge through life is partial. And maybe they are right.
If we follow that analogy, gaining knowledge through several senses simultaneously is better than through just one. So, educating through watching educational videos, in this case documentaries, is really a total different experience than educating only on books. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to undermine the books in any way. Having said that, lets go and check out some great docs right here, right now. You can browse all documentaries, check out the complete documentary list or top 100 docs. Also you can always browse documentaries by categories from the sidebar if you feel like.
FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Solutions: Open Science

Solutions: Open Science

2019, Science

In The Crisis of Science, The Corbett Report attempted to outline flaws in the modern practice of science, which included faulty research, inherent bias, the gullibility of the public, and an increasing susceptibility to fraud and misconduct. After...

7.54
Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House

2019, Politics

A triumphant political underdog story, Knock Down the House profiles four Democratic candidates as they run for office during the 2018 U.S. mid-term elections. Each are outsiders who lack the sharply honed savvy of the professional politicians they're...

3.88
Journey to the Pale Red Dot

Journey to the Pale Red Dot

2017, Science

As we lift our eyes to the night sky, we are faced with hundreds of glorious beaming stars. One of these - a red dwarf star known as Proxima Centauri - is closer than all of them. At "only" 4.2 light years away, it's practically our neighbor, holding...

8.07
More Than a Game

More Than a Game

2011, Sports

For some, gaming represents no more than a pleasant diversion. But the truly devoted gamers highlighted in the documentary More Than a Game live for the thrill of competition. They are the masters of their domain, and they enjoy a tremendous sense of...

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ESSENCE
We always have to keep in mind that a Documentary, after all, can tell lies and it can tell lies because it lays claim to a form of veracity which fiction doesn't. Some of the documentaries are made just to discredit some particular person, party, organization, system etc, but most of them here on TDF are non biased, without prejudice and worth watching.
Overall at Top Documentary Films you can find thousands of stunning, eye-opening and interesting documentaries. Choose one that suits your interest through navigation system of TDF, watch it, and tell us how it was through comments. Go through this great collection of documentary movies, watch your favorite documentaries, share your thoughts and enjoy TDF.