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FEATURED DOCUMENTARIES
The Great Plague

The Great Plague

2001, History

Named after the cataclysmic event that claimed the lives of one out of every three Londoners in 1665, The Great Plague transports viewers to a time of great despair and devastation. This deeply disturbing documentary calls upon a wealth of letters,...

8.15
A Very Sicilian Justice

A Very Sicilian Justice

2016, Crime

The quest for justice can be deadly. Just ask Antonino Di Matteo, the chief prosecutor in a high profile case involving police, politicians and notorious mafia hoods. In the heart of Palermo, Sicily, he attempts to persevere in his professional duties...

8.74
How People Live: North Korea

How People Live: North Korea

2019, Society

This vlog type documentary explores the realities of living under the rule of one of the planet's most controversial dictators. The film delves into the living conditions of the people, the strict government policies and around-the-clock surveillance...

8.93
The World's Most Useful Airport

The World's Most Useful Airport

2019, Society

Before October 14, 2017, Saint Helena was largely isolated from the outside world. Famed as the site of Napolean's banishment in the final six years of his life, St. Helena is a beautiful tropical island in the midst of the South Atlantic Ocean. It is...

6.67
The Church: Code of Silence

The Church: Code of Silence

2017, Religion

Despite its widespread exposure in recent years, the scourge of pedophilia in the church continues. The hierarchy in the Catholic Church is expert in disguising cases of abuse and protecting the perpetrators through relocation. The Church: Code of...

8.70
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 Race is On

The Race is On

The race in question is the one we must take to avoid future climate catastrophe. Subtitled Secrets and Solutions, The Race is On paints a stark portrait of the current state of global warming, but offers notes of hopeful idealism as it outlines the...

6.96
Modern Ireland

Modern Ireland

2011, Society

Modern Ireland is an observational documentary series in which we follow three people in one day, from morning till night. The series gives an insight into today's Ireland with behind the scenes looks at the VIP Style Awards, a Body Building...

6.63
Obama: A Legacy of Ashes

Obama: A Legacy of Ashes

2017, Conspiracy

From the alternative news source The Corbett Report comes the new documentary Obama: A Legacy of Lies, a summation of the former president's legacy which casts a critical eye on what the film's producers characterize as "eight years of unrelenting...

7.00
60 Second Adventures

60 Second Adventures

2011, Philosophy

This is very interesting series of small videos in which the authors are asking many puzzling questions and they're giving simple explanations. For example how could a humble tortoise beat the legendary Greek hero Achilles in a race? Will time travel...

8.56
The Coldest Case Ever Solved

The Coldest Case Ever Solved

2021, Crime

There is something about the mystery behind a cold case that incites curiosity and concern. We know someone has committed a horrible crime and got away with it. But then there are a handful of cases where the very long arm of the law catches up with...

7.78
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.