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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
Life After People

Life After People

Based on an odd, slightly morbid but deliriously intriguing premise, the feature-length premiere episode of the History Channel series Life after People supposes what would become of the planet's infrastructure, natural environment and animal...

8.13
Secret History of the Credit Card

Secret History of the Credit Card

2004, Economics

The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable...

7.68
Our Planet

Our Planet

2019, Nature

Both grandiose and intimate, the eight-part Netflix series Our Planet is an astounding achievement in nature documentary filmmaking. Narrated by the beloved and infectiously enthusiastic David Attenborough, the docuseries presents a wealth of...

9.05
America's Deadliest Disaster

America's Deadliest Disaster

2013, Nature

Volatile weather events continue to dominate the news and decimate cities across America. But perhaps they all pale in comparison to one such event which took place in the year 1900. A hurricane smashed across the hugely popular city of Galveston,...

8.00
The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

2013, Crime

Italy has always been infamously known for its issues with organized crime. Until recently, Sicily's Cosa Nostra (in English, "Our Thing,") has been the only name worth knowing in connection with the Mafia. However, the past few years have seen a...

8.69
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
The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

The Mafia's Secret Bunkers

2013, Crime

Italy has always been infamously known for its issues with organized crime. Until recently, Sicily's Cosa Nostra (in English, "Our Thing,") has been the only name worth knowing in connection with the Mafia. However, the past few years have seen a...

8.69
The Real Jesus Christ

The Real Jesus Christ

1999, Religion

The ambitious and endlessly fascinating The Real Jesus Christ attempts to decipher the history and teachings of Jesus that have been hidden from view for well over 2,000 years. In the years following His death, the believers of Jesus fell into two...

5.68
Criminal Doctors: Auschwitz

Criminal Doctors: Auschwitz

2014, History

The letter from Viktor Brack was written in a dispassionate and matter-of-fact tone. In it, he described the processes by which Jewish prisoners could be sterilized and castrated. It was addressed to Heinrich Himmler, a top ranking Nazi official and...

8.07
ABBA: Thank You for the Music

ABBA: Thank You for the Music

The only thing more impressive than the meteoric rise of the Swedish supergroup ABBA is the longevity they've enjoyed for nearly five decades. Their music thrives through every generation. Originally produced in 2017, the exhilarating documentary...

8.03
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.