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1. The Nature of Things (1960– )

60 min | Documentary

Various science documentaries are presented.

Stars: David Suzuki, Jennifer Gardy, Niobe Thompson, Nicky Guadagni

Votes: 163

2. The World of Chemistry (1990– )


The principles of Chemistry are examined through various demonstrations.

Stars: Don Showalter, Paula Herron, Roald Hoffman

Votes: 16

3. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993–1998)

TV-Y | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Scientist/comedian Bill Nye explores various aspects of science for young viewers.

Stars: Bill Nye, Pat Cashman, Michaela Leslie-Rule, Jaffar Smith

Votes: 6,383

4. The Human Body (1998– )

394 min | Documentary

National Geographic explores the human body from the inside out as never before.

Stars: Andrew Blackall, Beatrice, Hannelorre, Herbie

Votes: 650

5. Totality (1999)

Documentary, Music

A unique look at total eclipses, capturing the experience within the scenery of a wide range of settings around the planet, from ancient ruins to city skylines. Totality is constantly ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Mallery

Votes: 31

6. Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World (2019– )

Documentary, History

Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention, and technology built on one another to change everything.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Danielle George, Jim Meigs, Tiera Fletcher

Votes: 51

7. Trust Me, I'm a Doctor (2013– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Medical journalist Michael Mosley & a team of doctors scientifically investigate popular health claims, myths & misconceptions.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Zoe Williams, Gabriel Weston, Alain Gregoire

Votes: 113

8. Where Did It Come From? (2006– )

60 min | History

Where Did It Come From? assesses the earliest examples of human ingenuity and examines their relationships to today's popular inventions.

Stars: Michael Guillen, David Soren, Marc Zender, Al Burke

9. Inventions That Changed the World (2004– )

300 min | Documentary

A five part BBC 2 TV documentary series, presented by Jeremy Clarkson, that took a look at some of the inventions that have helped to shape the modern world. First broadcast on Thursday 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Fleming, Michael Lutz, James Mellor

Votes: 127

10. Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics (2017)


Dr Helen Czerski investigates the extraordinary science behind the everyday sounds we hear and those that we normally cannot hear.

Stars: Helen Czerski, Trevor Cox, Martin Cockrill, Marc Holderied

Votes: 29

11. The Secrets of Quantum Physics (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Eliza Shea

Votes: 313

12. The Secret Life of Chaos (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists ... See full summary »

Director: Nic Stacey | Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 613

13. Chemistry: A Volatile History (2010– )


Series in which Jim Al-Khalili traces the story of how the elements, the building blocks that make up our entire world, were discovered and mapped.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Andrea Sella, Eugene Babaev, Allan Chapman

Votes: 271

14. The Story of Science (2010– )


Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 579

15. Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World (2010– )


Charismatic men of action and reclusive eccentrics. Eureka moments and serendipitous strokes of luck. Discoveries born of crisis and insatiable curiosity. The history of scientific progress... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 134

16. Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention (2010)

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Comedy

Wallace introduces correspondents, inventors and experts who explain various real-life contraptions, inventions and scientific accomplishments.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Ashley Jensen, Jem Stansfield, John Sparkes

Votes: 682

17. Inside the Human Body (2011– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Inside The Human Body - takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels becomevast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest.

Stars: Christopher Cotten, Michael Mosley

Votes: 519

18. Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity (2011– )

55 min | Documentary

Until recently, electricity was seen as a magical power. It could slay the living, revive the dead, and bend the laws of nature. It is now the lifeblood of the modern world, fueling our ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Jon Agar, Patricia Fara, Iwan Morus

Votes: 365

19. How We Invented the World (2012– )

300 min | Documentary

Series explores the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age, from the cell phone to the airline black box. The project will explore the secrets of what's to come, from ... See full summary »

Stars: Seth Porges, Sarah Armstrong, Tristan Beint, Dermot Brogan

Votes: 41

20. How to Grow a Planet (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Geologist Ian Stewart explain in three stages of natural history the crucial interaction of our very planet's physiology and its unique wildlife. Biological evolution is largely driven bu ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Norberto Asensio, Chris Austin, Katrina Hope

Votes: 492

21. Our Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell (2012 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

There is a battle playing out inside your body right now. It started billions of years ago and it is still being fought in every one of us every minute of every day. It is the story of a viral infection - the battle for the cell.

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: David Tennant, Susanna Bidgood, Steve Jones, Nick Lane

Votes: 290

22. Gadget Man (2012– )

Not Rated | Talk-Show

Demonstrates new gadgets and technology.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Lawson Crawford, Timothy Dalton-Dobson, Charlotte Gascoigne

Votes: 628

23. Precision: The Measure of All Things (2013– )


Professor Marcus du Sautoy explores why we are driven to measure and quantify the world around us and why we have reduced the universe to just a handful of fundamental units of measurement.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Michael de Podesta, Nigel Fox, Jan-Theodor Janssen

Votes: 131

24. How We Got to Now (2014– )

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary, History

Explores the power and the legacy of great ideas.

Stars: Steven Johnson, Gene Chruszcz, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Terri Adams

Votes: 351

25. How It's Made (2001– )

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg, Tony Hirst

Votes: 6,144

26. Naked Science (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

Documentary series featuring various subjects related to science and technology.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Michael Izquierdo, Rushmore DeNooyer, Roger Tilling

Votes: 296

27. Ultimate Factories (2006– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

Ever wonder how products in your everyday life are made? Ultimate Factories takes you behind the scenes and around the world at hightech factories to see how companies produce your favorite products.

Stars: Christopher Cook, Pete Gold, Kevin T. Moore, Mark Keller

Votes: 242

28. Atom (2007– )

180 min | Documentary

The story of the discovery that everything is made from atoms, one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, and the brilliant minds behind it.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 448

29. The Story of Maths (2008)

TV-G | Documentary

The history of mathematics from ancient times to the present day. Narrated by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy, the series covers the seminal moments and people in the development of maths.

Stars: Marcus du Sautoy, Christopher Anagnostakis, June Barrow-Green, Daniel Bernoulli

Votes: 446

30. How Stuff Works (2008– )

43 min | Documentary

HowStuffWorks is about the stuff that makes the world go 'round. It's truly incredible to see the ingenious lengths people go to in order to extract rubber and iron, corn and wheat, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabe Doran, Mike Senese, David Heber, Jimmie Oxley

Votes: 647

31. Science and Islam (2009– )


Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 201

32. Inside the Factory (2015– )


How our favorite foods and products are made? Cherry Healey and Gregg Wallace go into the factories to figure out, while Ruth Goodman tell us about the historical development of the manufacturing process of these products.

Stars: Gregg Wallace, Cherry Healey, Ruth Goodman, Alex Hutchinson

Votes: 109

33. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Nikola Tesla, Leland I. Anderson

Votes: 908

34. How Do They Do It? (2006– )

51 min | Documentary

This program is about engineering and scientific miracles and the people whose ability to solve problems make them happen.

Stars: Chris Broyles, Dominic Frisby, Iain Lee, Michael Pongracz

Votes: 1,248

35. Down to the Earth's Core (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Yavar Abbas | Star: Jason Alan Carvell

Votes: 90

36. The Beginning of Life (2016)

G | 120 min | Documentary, Family

Discoveries in neuroscience can help us understand childhood development. When a person is born, it is more than just a genetic load. We are formed by our relationship with everything ... See full summary »

Director: Estela Renner | Star: Laura Schichvarger

Votes: 775

37. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer, Katia Krafft, Maurice Krafft

Votes: 6,307

38. Gravity and Me: The Force That Shapes Our Lives (2017 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Professor Jim Al-Khalili investigates the science of gravity, recreating ground-breaking scientific experiments including the moment when Galileo first discovered how to measure gravity.

Director: Andrew Smith | Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Vicki Smith, Graham Appleby, Chris Hadfield

Votes: 153

39. Memory Games (2018)

85 min | Documentary

Glimpse into the brain's vast potential for memorization through the eyes of four competitive memory athletes as they share techniques and insights.

Directors: Janet Tobias, Claus Wehlisch | Stars: Yanjaa Wintersoul, Nelson Dellis, Johannes Mallow, Simon Reinhard

Votes: 222

40. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Memory Hackers (2016)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

Memory is the glue that binds our mental lives. But how does it work? Neuroscientists using cutting-edge techniques are exploring the precise molecular mechanisms of memory. By studying a ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Lee Strachan | Stars: Jan Maxwell, Joseph LeDoux, Daniela Schiller, Julia Shaw

Votes: 178

41. Big History (2013– )


Explores many facets of epic moments in history from the past 13.7 billion years, from a Big History perspective.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Jonathan Markley, Trevor S. Valle, Emmanuel Afuwape

Votes: 240

42. Doctor in the House (2015– )


Dr Rangan Chatterjee moves in to temporarily live with families in a bid to tackle their health problems. He analyses their lifestyle before delivering his diagnosis.

Stars: Sally Lindsay, Rangan Chatterjee

Votes: 14

43. The Mind, Explained (2019– )

20 min | Documentary

Ever wonder what's happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.

Stars: Emma Stone, Ali Mattu, Melanie Mignucci, Octavian C. Mihai

Votes: 2,469

44. The Age of A.I. (2019–2020)


The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artifial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world.

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Pedro Domingos, Rana El Kaliouby, Ayanna Howard

Votes: 138

46. The Bleeding Edge (2018)

TV-14 | 99 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Robert Bridges, Angie Firmalino, Rita Redberg, Stephen Tower

Votes: 1,918

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