Top 10 Television Documentaries

DocumentariesWhen it comes to television documentaries, some of them can often make you open your eyes to what is going on in the world and many of them will make you sit up and take notice.

In this section of the Top 10’s website we are going to present to you the top 10 television documentaries all of which you will still be able to view on video streaming websites such as You Tube, and some of them are available to watch via the Catch Up facilities that some television networks websites offer.

Bowling For Columbine

A warts and all documentary presented by Michael Moore in which he investigates whether America is a nation of people obsessed with guns and he openly debates whether the US is not a nation of gun nuts but is rather just a nation of nuts! Very thought evoking and well worth watching.

Man on Wire

In this television documentary you are introduced to a man by the name of Philippe Petit who spent most of his waking hours thinking up and then performing high wire walks without the usual safety features in place!

An Inconvenient Truth

In this documentary which has been discussed at length by many people who have watched it the ex Vice President of the US, Al Gore, gives an insightful presentation into global warming, which is both interesting and insightful and will make you think for sure!

The Cove

Richard O’Barry is the star of this documentary which uncovers just what is going on around several coves in Japan in regards to dolphins, certainly not a film for mammal lovers who are of an easily shock able nature!

March of the Penguins

This is a beautiful if not also tear jerking documentary that tracks to movement of Penguins are they go about their daily lives in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica, this will show you everything about these remarkable creatures and is an enjoyable viewing experience which will leave you somehow enlightened!

The Times of Harvey Milk

This documentary takes a look at the life of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was one of the first recorded openly gay men to ever be elected into public office in America.

The Times of Harvey Milk

An interesting documentary relating to happens in Zaire back in the 1960’s, at the time when the Watergate scandal was blowing up it is interesting to see just what else was happening around the world, and in this case in Africa!

Taxi to the Dark Side

A documentary that look into the events surrounding the CIA’s activities surrounding a young taxi driver and whether his interrogation, torture and rendition was legal and performed in line with supposed legal restraints.


This is a very long documentary and as such you may want to split up watching it over a couple of night. It takes a look at the most famous of music festivals Woodstock and will lift the lid on everything, well nearly everything that went on during the early years!

One Day in September

A documentary that has won world wide acclaim for its look at events leading up to and surrounding the taking of 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games, all of the facts are laid bare before you, good, bad and the downright shocking facts!

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