What are the best Science documentaries?

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    #1Chasing Ice

    Chasing Ice
    In Chasing Ice, acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog, once a skeptic about climate change, deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

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    Madison Duncan
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "This is one mind-blowing docu! The shots are amazing but seeing the glaciers change like that will scare you. Best nature documentary! "
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    #2More Than Honey

    More Than Honey

    More Than Honey is a 2012 science documentary featuring the world's bee population and its effect on our society. It was directed by Markus Imhoof and was released on June 12, 2013. It won the German Film Award for Best Documentary Film.



    Lin Hao
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "Seeing the bees up close is really fascinating... This documentary is well made and there were no dull moments. "
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    #3An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth

    An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary shown in 2006 about the horrors of climate change. It was directed by Davis Guggenheim as he follows former Vice President Al Gore's advocacy to educate people on global warming. 


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    Marie Carlson
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "Watching this and seeing how our planet is being destroyed by us is really heartbreaking. Science documentaries like these should be played everywhere for people to realize that climate change is not a joke and its already here "


Did you know that "actuality" film is the original term for a documentary film? We now refer to documentaries for a motion picture documenting real-life happenings. Unlike the majority of films that uses creativity to entertain viewers, docus focus on non-fictional events. Science documentaries are one of the most popular documentary concepts simply because it's fascinating to watch. Science and nature documentaries are often times observational and educational. The main aim of these docus is to be an eye-opener to things people probably don't know yet or give viewers a deeper understanding. Science documentaries like to revisit the past by investigating history. Often times, it also features stories about the future and what it could be for us.

A popular topic for science documentaries is Climate change. An Inconvenient Truth, Chasing Ice, and Before the Flood are one of the most watched documentaries. They feature real-life footages of prevalent climate change phenomena and show viewers what needs to be shown and what needs serious attention. Shooting documentaries are way more difficult than shooting fiction-based films. It takes a lot more time because they don't have any script to follow. They have to do thorough research, observe, get evidence, and wait for the right timing to capture real clips.

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    Home is a documentary movie which shows various corners of the Earth through aerial shots. It shows the diversity of life throughout the planet as well as how humanity is slowly threatening the balance of nature. It was first shown in 2009.


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    Emma Wong
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "You will definitely be amazed with the shots and technology thinking how on Earth did these people get to take a video of this and that. It gives away important messages too "
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    Weed is an award-winning CNN documentary by chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta who goes trough the scientific reasoning around the use of cannabis for medical purpose. It's a must-see documentary full of scientific research and real experiences.



    John Chang
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "While this is one topic (legalizing) that is still debatable in our country, we can't deny the fact that it has lots of medicinal use. Great science docu! The doctor here really seems credible"
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    #6March of the Penguins

    March of the Penguins

    March of the Penguins is a documentary film that runs for 1 hour and 26 minutes. It was directed by Luc Jacquet and released on June 24, 2005. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.



    Jane Torres
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "One of the best nature documentaries I have watched so far! It really feels as if you're with them. Makes me wonder how they shoot videos like these? Made me love penguins more 😍"
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    #7Before the Flood

    Before the Flood

    Before the Flood is a documentary film tackling about the climate change from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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    Sandra Wright
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "There are tons of science and nature documentaries out there but adding Leo to this one made a huge difference cause of his impact on viewers and all... This docu will alarm you but will give you hope that we can still save our planet"
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    #8Ancient Aliens: The Artificial Human

    Ancient Aliens: The Artificial Human

    Ancient Aliens: The Artificial Human is the 13th episode from the 13th season of Ancient Aliens. This episode gives viewers an overview of intelligent robots. If they are the next level of human evolution or a great threat.

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    Ismael Calderón
    Written on January 24, 2019
    "Seeing how advanced we are now is just amazing, seeing man-made things that look like us and talks like us is just so interesting and fascinating"


Best What are the best Science documentaries
1Chasing IceMovies 17 Paid
2More Than HoneyMovies 11 Paid
3An Inconvenient TruthMovies 7 Paid
4HomeMovies 2 Paid
5WeedVideos 2 Free
6March of the PenguinsMovies 2 Paid
7Before the FloodMovies 1 Paid
8Ancient Aliens: The Artificial HumanTV Shows 1 Free

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