Filmmaker: David Attenborough

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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 155,077

3. A Blank on the Map (1971 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

In his now well-known role of narrator of wildlife expeditions, Attenborough accompanies a government-sponsored trek into the central New Guinea highlands to make contact with a group of natives never before seen by Europeans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Laurie Bragge

Votes: 122

4. The Tribal Eye (1975– )

Documentary

Fascinating series of documentaries about tribes and the artefacts that they create as part of their beliefs. In seven parts: "Behind the Mask" documents the crafting of traditional ... See full synopsis »

Stars: David Attenborough, Lester Wunderman, Polly Sargent, Hans Guggenheim

Votes: 64

6. Life on Earth (1979– )

702 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,468

7. The Living Planet (1984– )

660 min | Documentary

David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of the environments found on Earth (from tropical to polar).

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,730

8. The First Eden (1987– )

Documentary

Sir David Attenborough reviews the history of mankind's relationship with the natural world in the lands around the Mediterranean.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 339

9. Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989– )

156 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's comprehensive study of fossils, which give many clues to how life existed on pre-historic Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 749

10. The Trials of Life (1990– )

Documentary

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,501

11. Life in the Freezer (1993– )

30 min | Documentary

Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,337

12. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,380

13. Survival Island (1996)

40 min | Short, Documentary

South Georgia is an island south-east of South America. For a short period each year the temperatures rise into bearable regions, and the island fills with birds and seals who use the short... See full summary »

Director: David Douglas | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 174

15. Attenborough in Paradise (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary

David Attenborough travels to the forests of Papua New Guinea, where 38 of the 42 kinds of bird of paradise are found.

Director: Paul Reddish | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 800

16. The Life of Birds (1998– )

TV-PG | 489 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,557

19. The Song of the Earth (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

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Director: Grant Sonnex | Stars: David Attenborough, Katy Payne

Votes: 60

20. The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2000 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads David Attenborough on a global journey from Russia to Australia, from England back to the Pacific. On the way he delves into a history of the stunning stones on Easter Island.

Director: Kate Broome | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 162

21. State of the Planet (2000– )

147 min | Documentary

David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there is a global environmental crisis, and, if so, what solutions there are to it.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 679

22. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 389 min | Documentary

Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: David Attenborough, Pierce Brosnan, Jason Roberts

Votes: 30,445

23. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 2,096

24. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

50 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,666

25. Deep Blue (2003)

G | 83 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

The natural history of the oceans

Directors: Andy Byatt, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Michael Gambon, David Attenborough, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 2,750 | Gross: $0.13M

26. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,319

27. Are We Changing Planet Earth? (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Sir David Attenborough undertakes a personal journey to discover how global warming is changing the planet. The Truth About Climate Change is a two part documentary presented by him asking the question: What is the future for our world?

Directors: Nicolas Brown, Stephen Cooter | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 140

28. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,509

29. Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A 47 million year old fossil, 'Darwinius masillae', may be the link between modern primates, lemurs and lower mammals.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 62

30. Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

A documentary about evolution.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,859

31. First Life (2010– )

Documentary

David Attenborough goes back in time to investigate the origins of life.

Stars: David Attenborough, Hazel Barton, Jean-Bernard Caron, Bernard Degnan

Votes: 1,372

32. Madagascar (2011– )

240 min | Documentary

Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

Stars: David Attenborough, John Brown, Rainer Dolch, Jonathan Linus Fiely

Votes: 1,876

33. Frozen Planet (2011–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,876

34. Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough (2011)

TV-PG | 40 min | Documentary

Famous naturalist David Attenborough explains the rise and fall of pterosaurs, mistakenly known as flying dinosaurs. He also flies a glider to show how big the Quetzalcoatlus, at the time the largest known pterosaur species, really was.

Director: Matthew Dyas | Stars: David Attenborough, Douglas A. Lawson

Votes: 808 | Gross: $5.69M

35. Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012– )

50 min | Documentary

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Tim Cragg, Anthony Geffen, Robert Hollingworth

Votes: 761

36. Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 747

37. Micro Monsters 3D (2013)

Documentary

David Attenborough uses the latest 3D technology to bring to life the extreme and deadly unseen world of bugs.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alan Henderson

Votes: 657

38. Galapagos 3D (2013)

Documentary

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen, Alex Hemingway

Votes: 913

39. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon Blakeney, James Aldred, Katrina Bartlam

Votes: 12,521

40. David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive (2014 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

This documentary narrated by David Attenborough was filmed at the Natural History Museum, London, and uses state of the art CGI imagery to bring to life several extinct animals in the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel M. Smith

Votes: 627

41. Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough (2015– )

Documentary

David Attenborough revisits the Great Barrier Reef after nearly 60 years. His visit takes him from the most exposed part of the reef as well as down to 300m below the surface discovering corals never seen before.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barack Obama

Votes: 1,012

42. Attenborough's Passion Projects (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

To honor their famous host and renown naturalist Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday, the BBC has re-released David's four favorite programs from his extremely rich and influential career. He gives a short introduction to each of them.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 66

43. Natural World (1983– )

Documentary

Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Stars: David Attenborough, Barry Paine, John Shrapnel, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 550

45. The People of Paradise (1960– )

Documentary

A six part documentary series following David Attenborough as he visits various South Pacific islands, observing local customs and rituals that are quickly fading.

Stars: David Attenborough, Brian Branston

Votes: 11