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1. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 45,017

2. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Deserts (2006)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

7.6
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A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Clarke, Huw Cordey

Votes: 1,944

3. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Seasonal Forests (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

7.5
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Trees are earth's largest organisms and are also one of the planet's oldest inhabitants. Seasonal forests (unlike tropical rain-forest) the largest land habitats. A third of all trees grow ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Dany Cleyet-Marrel, Mark Linfield

Votes: 1,679

4. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Great Plains (2006)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

7.5
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A quarter of the earth's land mass, from arctic to tropical, are open plains consisting of lowland as well as highland plateaus. Here grows virtually indestructible, fast-growing grasses of... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Justine Evans, Jonathan Keeling

Votes: 1,779

5. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Mountains (2006)

TV-PG | 47 min | Documentary

7.7
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Mountains are the most prominent products of the immense forces which shape the living planet: tectonic drift, volcanic activity and erosion by wind, water, frost and precipitation. We see ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Doug Allan, Jeff Wilson

Votes: 2,292

6. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Ice Worlds (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

7.6
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The polar caps have the most extreme seasonal contrasts, growing and melting vast ice masses, so wildlife adapts by annual migrations. The majority of Antartica is a vast barren permafrost.... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Doug Allan

Votes: 1,910

7. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: From Pole to Pole (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

8.1
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"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarely seen. Next, they find where water is abundant and where it's scarce.

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Mike Holding, Tania Jenkins

Votes: 2,655

8. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Fresh Water (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

7.7
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Although merely 3% of water on earth, fresh water plays an important part in the planet's weather and erosion. It is immensely important for all non-marine wildlife, which drinks fresh ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Haroldo Palo Jr., Peter Scoones

Votes: 2,148

9. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Caves (2006)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Earth's large, deep calcareous caves are virtually inaccessible and therefore barely explored - requiring expert diving where flooded. Some of its wildlife is as strange and specific as... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 2,062

10. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Jungles (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

7.5
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On 3% of the Earth's surface, the rain forest is the habitat for half our animal species, even 80% of insects. So its wildlife is most competitive, like the birds of paradise's mating, and ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Paul Stewart

Votes: 1,810

11. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: The Shallow Seas (2006)

TV-PG | 49 min | Documentary

7.5
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Shallow seas cover only 8% of earth's surface, but contain the richest, most varied maritime life: from plankton and coral (literally vital for the very existence of reefs) to birds and ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Simon King

Votes: 1,722

12. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 43,322 | Gross: $0.86M

13. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,784 | Gross: $13.00M

14. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,837 | Gross: $11.53M

15. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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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: 129,423

16. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

8.2
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,379

17. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

8.3
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,353

18. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 46,115 | Gross: $4.42M