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Last updated November 28, 2022

The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans Poster

The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans

2001 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring.
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The Blue Planet: A Natural History of the Oceans

2001 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

David Attenborough narrates this definitive exploration of the marine world, from the familiar to the unknown, revealing the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring.
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Yellowstone: Battle for Life

2009 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Filmed over the course of three seasons, this epic documentary captures the daily struggle for survival waged by the wildlife at Yellowstone National Park. Cold winters, hot summers and an active volcano make for a harsh environment for the animals.
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Yellowstone: Battle for Life

2009 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Filmed over the course of three seasons, this epic documentary captures the daily struggle for survival waged by the grey wolves, grizzly bears, buffalo, antelope and other wildlife that call Yellowstone National Park home.
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The Life of Mammals

2002 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Naturalist David Attenborough hosts this in-depth examination of the most diverse class of life on Earth: mammals, from the smallest shrew to the biggest whales and the most advanced primates.
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The Life of Mammals

2002 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

David Attenborough introduces us to the most diverse animals to ever live on earth. From the tiny pygmy shrew to the enormous blue whale, this is the story of 4,000 species which have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on earth
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The Life of Birds

1998 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

David Attenborough presents a series that gives insight into the evolution and behaviors of birds. Discover their remarkable strategies for finding food, their complex social systems and their ingenious and often bizarre ways of mating and breeding.
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Nature: My Life as a Turkey

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

When naturalist Joe Hutto became "mother" to a clutch of 16 wild turkey eggs, he had no idea of the heartache and joy that were to become part of his daily existence for the next 18 months, as he raised the chicks and helped them leave the nest.
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The Life of Birds

1998 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

David Attenborough's documentary series is the definitive film exploration of Earth's most colorful creatures: birds. Researchers traverse the globe, exploring 42 countries and examining more than 300 species.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 6

2005 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Return to the Masai Mara for more exciting big cat escapades in this wildlife soap opera, which finds Kike's grown cheetah cubs struggling to fend for themselves and male leopard Chui refusing to venture away from his mother, Bella. Hosted by experts Saba Douglas-Hamilton, Simon King and Jonathan Scott, season 6 of this compelling nature series introduces the Ridge Pride of lions, which includes mischievous cubs Sala and Cheza.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 3

2000 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

"Big Cat Diary" returns to tell the tales of Kenya's leopard, cheetah and lion families. Six-week-old Solo is the latest addition to the Ridge Pride, while Amber the cheetah is still in fine form, and leopard Shadow has a new cub named Safi.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 4

2002 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Young cheetah Honey copes with three lively cubs, while the lions of the Ridge Pride encroach on the hunting grounds of the dominant Marsh Pride and a fierce battle for the prime territory ensues.
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David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials

2008 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

World-renowned naturalist David Attenborough -- considered the father of the modern nature documentary -- headlines this collection of programs that explore the planet's most fascinating animals and most breathtaking landscapes. Attenborough travels around the world to get up-close footage of polar bears, leopards and other amazing creatures, and visits stunning locations such as the ice caves of Europe and South America's Angel Falls.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 7

2006 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

With a mix of fresh and familiar faces, the seventh season of this nature series captures full-grown leopard Chui clinging to his mother, tiny cheetah cub Toto struggling to survive scary attacks and dominant male lion Notch battling outside rivals. Throughout each exciting episode, wildlife experts Simon King, Saba Douglas-Hamilton and Jonathan Scott share insightful observations as well as their gut emotions, which often heighten the suspense.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 5

2004 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Danger lurks at every turn in season 5 of this thrilling nature series, which showcases the Marsh Pride battling advances from two unknown invaders, while Kike fights a pregnant cheetah that desperately wants to take over her territory. To draw viewers further into the world of the Masai Mara, this wildlife program features expanded coverage of other animals, including hyenas and mongooses, and personal video diaries from the production team.
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Big Cat Diary

1996 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Zoologist and wildlife photographer Jonathan Scott, nature documentarian Simon King and, in later seasons, wildlife conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton trace the lives of African lions, cheetahs and leopards in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 2

1998 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Back in the Masai Mara game reserve, hosts Simon King and Jonathan Scott catch up with their old friends in the Marsh Pride and spend time tracking several new big cats, including Half-Tail's daughter Shadow, and Amber and her three cheetah cubs.
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National Geographic: Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas

2006 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Travel deep into the dark and mysterious animal world of Botswana where never-before-seen footage reveals the intensely brutal and often bloody conflict between lions and spotted hyenas. Filmed primarily at night, this nature documentary provides viewers a "hiding in the shadows" glimpse into the creatures' ancient rivalry -- a savage, almost ganglike feud between the powerful Southern Clan of hyenas and the Central Pride of stately lions.
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Big Cat Diary: Season 1

1996 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Join wildlife experts Jonathan Scott and Simon King as they roam the spectacular Masai Mara game reserve, following the fascinating adventures of a large pride of lions, cheetah mother Kidogo and her two cubs, and a female leopard named Half-Tail.
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Nature: Animal Odd Couples

2012 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. This film will look at these remarkable relationships first hand, and through caregivers, biologists and animal behaviorists, explore what they suggest about the nature of animal emotions.
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National Geographic: Explorer: 25 Years

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Celebrate "Explorer's" 25 years of compelling programming with this commemorative special that recaps such show highlights as an undersea expedition to the Titanic wreckage, a tour of the Guantanamo Bay detention center and a report from North Korea. Throughout this documentary television series' quarter century on the air, its viewers have visited more than 100 countries and learned fascinating lessons about science, wildlife and humankind.
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David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials

2008 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Naturalist David Attenborough travels around the world to get up-close footage of polar bears, leopards and other amazing creatures, visiting stunning locations like the ice caves of Europe and South America's Angel Falls.
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National Geographic: American Serengeti

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

This beautifully filmed documentary takes viewers on a journey to the past -- and future -- of America's Great Plains as it traces a conservation project to re-create a region filled with bison, grizzly bears, wolves, prairie dogs and more. Tom Selleck narrates the story of the impressive effort to establish a one-million-acre wildlife reserve, and a CGI segment illustrates the projected results in stunning visual detail.
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River Monsters: Season 3

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Fearless biologist Jeremy Wade investigates more frightening tales of native "river monsters" in the third season of this Animal Planet series, which sheds light on the murky worlds of flesh-eating eels, venomous stingrays and more.
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Nature: Jungle Eagle

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Wildlife expert Fergus Beeley journeys to the Venezuelan rainforest to document the mysterious lives of the elusive and deadly harpy eagles. But with enormous wingspans and lengthy talons, the keenly intelligent predators prove to be difficult prey.
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