With BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

9.5
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 81,372

2. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

9.4
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David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns, François Morel

Votes: 24,680

3. Dynasties (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

9.2
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Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,812

4. Africa (2013)

360 min | Documentary

9.0
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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: 12,420

5. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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Documentary-style series about the era of the dinosaurs, mixing real locations and CGI.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 4,883

6. Big Cats (2018)

180 min | Documentary

8.5
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Wildlife documentary series following cat species from around the world, from the lions of Tanzania to the tiny rusty spotted cat of Sri Lanka.

Star: Bertie Carvel

Votes: 412

7. Earth from Space (2019– )

Documentary

8.2
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Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective, revealing new discoveries, incredible colours and patterns, and just how fast it is changing.

Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 187

8. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

8.3
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Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,384

9. Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (2015– )

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

8.2
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Stunning 3-part BBC documentary about the natural world and wildlife of Japan's islands: Honshu, Hokkaido and the Southernmost Islands.

Stars: Peter Drost, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 439

10. Allosaurus: A Walking with Dinosaurs Special (2000 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.1
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The first half of this special is a recreation of Al's life, from birth through his death in adolescence.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks

Votes: 1,131

11. Planet Earth II: A World of Wonder (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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A compilation episode of the wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, uncovering the secrets of animals across the globe.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 298

12. Nature's Weirdest Events (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.8
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Chris Packham examines some of the weirdest natural events on the planet. With the help of footage taken by eyewitnesses and news crews, he unravels the facts behind each story.

Stars: Chris Packham, Brian Ladoon

Votes: 194

13. Wild Arabia (2013– )

180 min | Documentary

8.0
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British biologist and military veteran Steve Backshall visits the Arabian peninsula to film its surprisingly rich and varied wildlife. Contrary to its desert reputation, Arabia comprises ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexander Siddig, Hadi Al Hikmani, Abdullah Al Shuhi, Steffen Bach

Votes: 435

14. Chased by Dinosaurs (2002–2003)

29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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This two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs featured Nigel and his "team of fellow explorers" encountering prehistoric life over a large range of time, and seeing creatures not featured in the original series.

Star: Nigel Marven

Votes: 571

15. Animals with Cameras (2018)

180 min | Documentary

7.9
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Gordon Buchanan leads a team of camera specialists as they work with scientists to fit specialist cameras to wild animals that will allow extraordinary new discoveries to be made about the lives of these animals.

Star: Gordon Buchanan

Votes: 84

16. New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands (2016)

Documentary

8.5
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Sam Neill narates an in-depth exploration of New Zealand and its amazing and obscure wildlife.

Stars: Sam Neill, Monique van de Ven, Corey Mosen

Votes: 109

17. Hidden India (2015–2017)

Documentary

7.6
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'Hidden India' is a 3 part BBC series bringing out the unexplored side of natural India to the outside world, with each episode covering various facets of India like its rivers, mountains and vibrant wildlife.

Stars: Peter Drost, Geraldine James

Votes: 88

18. Wild Tales from the Village (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

8.7
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A year in the life of an extraordinary village hidden away in the French countryside.

Directors: Gemma Brandt, Verity White | Star: Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 66

19. Life in the Snow (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Family

7.2
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Gordon Buchanan travels to Norway and Austria to search for animals that live in snowy conditions and have adapted to survive in cold weather. He also takes a look at the lives of animals associated with Christmas.

Directors: Sally Thomson, Mark Wheeler | Star: Gordon Buchanan

Votes: 25

20. Animal Olympians (1980)

82 min | Documentary

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Animal Olympians examines the extraordinary athletic prowess of the animal kingdom, comparing and contrasting the beauty, endurance and sheer power of a variety of creatures with that of human sportsmen.

Star: Jeffery Boswall

21. Wildlife Warriors (2020– )

Documentary | Post-production

Documentary series that looks at how conservationists around the world are attempting to catalog globally endangered wildlife animals.

Director: Steve Greenwood

22. Wild Alaska Live (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Steve Backshall, Matt Baker, Liz Bonnin

23. The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World (2012)

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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A team of experts venture into the jungles, forests and mountains of central and south America to capture dramatic footage of wildlife at night.

Stars: Andy Serkis, Gordon Buchanan, George McGavin, Justine Evans

Votes: 28

24. Eden (2020– )

Documentary | Pre-production

An in-depth look at the remaining untouched wilderness areas on Earth, exploring the untamed beauty and fragility of six different places around the world.

25. Radioactive Wolves (2011)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Klaus Feichtenberger | Star: Harry Smith

Votes: 49

26. Ultimate Swarms (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.5
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George attempts to find some of the world's most impressive swarms to discover why these natural spectacles are a solution to surviving against the odds. He finds out that uncovering the ... See full summary »

Star: George McGavin

Votes: 11

27. The Year of the Green Centre (1974 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

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Stars: Barry Paine, Warren Bonython, Charles McCubbin

28. Bellamy's Backyard Safari (1981– )

Documentary

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Star: David Bellamy

Votes: 5

29. Supergiant Animals (2013 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.3
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Steve Backshall travels across the world to encounter the most charismatic supergiant animals and discovers the remarkable things that their size enables them to do. Highlights include ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Wright | Star: Steve Backshall

Votes: 13

30. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Cruel Sea (1999)

TV-14 | 29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.5
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Oxfordshire, U.K.- 149 million years B.C. This episode follows a shoal of young fish-like Ophthalmosaurus as they struggle to survive the Late Jurassic seas, evading predators like the ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 179

31. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Death of a Dynasty (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Montana, USA- 65,5 million years B.C. In the last days of the dinosaurs' hegemony over the world, a female Tyrannosaurus struggles to reproduce in a world poisoned by volcanic gases, which has resulted in dwindling prey numbers.

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 159

32. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Giant of the Skies (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.4
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127 million years B.C. This episode follows the last journey of a giant Ornithocheirus, one of the largest flying animals of all time, as he travels from Brazil to his genus's mating ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 164

33. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: New Blood (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.3
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Arizona, USA- 220 million years B.C. In the blazing Pangaean deserts of the Late Triassic, the first dinosaurs appear. The episode chronicles the fate of a predatory Postosuchus driven from... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier

Votes: 183

34. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Spirits of the Ice Forest (1999)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.3
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Antarctica, 106 million years B.C. In the Mid Cretaceous, Antarctica is much warmer than in modern times and covered in lush rain forests inhabited by dinosaurs like the tiny herbivore ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 157

35. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: Time of the Titans (1999)

TV-14 | 29 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.7
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Colorado, USA- 152 million years B.C. This episode follows a young female Diplodocus, starting with her infancy in the Late Jurassic forests where she must evade predators like the birdlike... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Haines, Jasper James | Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 172

36. Earth from Space (2019– )
Episode: A New Perspective (2019)

58 min | Documentary

7.9
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Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective.

Director: Barny Revill | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 30

37. Earth from Space (2019– )
Episode: Patterned Planet (2019)

57 min | Documentary

8.1
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Cameras in space reveal the stories behind Earth's most remarkable patterns and shapes.

Director: Barny Revill | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 20

38. Earth from Space (2019– )
Episode: Colourful Planet (2019)

58 min | Documentary

8.6
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Cameras in space reveal remarkable stories behind Earth's most intriguing colours.

Directors: Justin Anderson, Barny Revill | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 16

39. Earth from Space (2019– )
Episode: Changing Planet (2019)

57 min | Documentary

8.2
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Cameras in space show Earth changing rapidly. These images can inspire us to help.

Director: Barny Revill | Star: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 17

40. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Earth from Above (2010)

TV-G | 44 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.1
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NASA satellite data and footage give new insight into the ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest, the plant life of the oceans as a barometer of the health of the seas, and the nature of violent storms.

Director: Paul Reddish | Stars: Gene Carl Feldman, Philip Frost, Navashni Govender, Jeffrey B. Halverson

Votes: 9

41. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: The Himalayas (2010)

Documentary

8.6
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Snow leopards stalk their prey among the highest peaks. Concealed by snowfall, the chase is watched by golden eagles circling above. On the harsh plains of the Tibetan plateau live ... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 47

42. Wildlife on One (1977–2005)
Episode: Gangland Lemurs (2002)

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Director: Dan Rees | Star: David Attenborough

43. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Gardens (2011)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Charlie Hamilton-James captures the animals that live in the Gardens of Heligan throughout a year. The gardeners voice their appreciation of the work nature does in promoting the gardens. ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Hamilton-James | Stars: Philippa Forrester, Tim Smit

Votes: 9

44. Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)
Episode: The Making of Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

TV-14 | 49 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of 'Walking with Dinosaurs'.

Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 26

45. Natural World (1983– )
Episode: Killer Whales, Beneath the Surface (2013)

Documentary

8.0
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Strand of documentaries on wildlife and the environment.

Votes: 14

46. Planet Earth II (2016)
Episode: Islands (2016)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

9.4
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Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures.

Director: Elizabeth White | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,913

47. Planet Earth II (2016)
Episode: Mountains (2016)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

9.0
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The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glimpse into secretive lives of mountain-dwelling animals.

Director: Justin Anderson | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,006

48. Planet Earth II (2016)
Episode: Jungles (2016)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

8.7
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Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extraordinary animals attempt to survive in the most competitive place on earth.

Director: Emma Napper | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,663

49. Planet Earth II (2016)
Episode: Deserts (2016)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

8.6
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The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile conditions, giving rise to the most incredible survival stories on earth.

Director: Ed Charles | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,344

50. Planet Earth II (2016)
Episode: Grasslands (2016)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

8.5
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Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on the planet. From Asia's ... See full summary »

Director: Chadden Hunter | Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,129


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