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National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV) is an American pay television network and flagship channel owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%), with the operational management handled by Walt Disney Television. The flagship channel airs non-fiction television programs produced by National Geographic and other production companies. Like History and Discovery Channel, the channel features documentaries with factual content involving nature, science, culture, and history, plus some reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment programming. Its primary sister network worldwide, including the United States, is Nat Geo Wild, which focuses on animal-related programming, including the popular Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. As of February 2015, National Geographic is available to approximately 86,144,000 pay television households (74% of households with television) in the United States. ()

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The Right Stuff(2020-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

At the height of the Cold War, newly formed NASA selects seven of the military’s best test pilots to become astronauts. Competing to be the first in space, these men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring the world to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.

Before the Flood(2016)

PG
| 1h 33min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 270 votes)

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

The Hot Zone(2019)

TV-14
| 50min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

Heroic U.S. Army scientist Dr. Nancy Jaax, working with a secret military specialized team, puts her life on the line to head off an Ebola outbreak before it spread to the human population.

Race Against Pandemic(2020)

48min | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 37 votes)

Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, economies are disrupted and governments impose lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus. Where did this novel coronavirus come from? In what way was it manifesting itself in humans? How was it being spread? We uncover the vital questions scientists ask as they grapple to understand this new virus, and its potential threat. We also speak to the scientists and experts leading the fight against this latest pandemic to develop vaccines and treatments in a bid to halt the coronavirus' relentless spread.

Free Solo(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 40min | Documentary, Adventure
4.0/5 (with 415 votes)

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Banged Up Abroad(2008-)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Terrifying tales of every traveler's worst fear - imprisonment abroad. From gruesome jails to chilling kidnappings, live through the panic, tears and desperation as each dreadful story unfolds.

The Way Back(2010)

PG-13
| 2h 13min | Drama, Adventure, History
3.5/5 (with 529 votes)

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009)

TV-PG
| 50min per episode | War & Politics, Documentary
4.3/5 (with 28 votes)

A six-part French documentary about the Second World War composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white.

Drugs, Inc.(2010-2015)

43min per episode | Documentary
4.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Drugs: A multi-billion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can't escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?

Apocalypse: World War I(2014)

50min per episode | War & Politics, Documentary
3.8/5 (with 75 votes)

Colorized historical footage in ascending order of World War 1. Not only the relatively known Flanders and France battles, but also the generally unknown Italian-Austrian, German-Polish-Russian, Japanese-German, Ottoman Empire- Allied and African German Colonies, and other unknown or forgotten fronts and battles. Original French production retold in English for National Geographic channel as: World War 1: The Apocalypse.

Brain Games(2011-)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 13 votes)

Get ready to have your mind messed with! "Brain Games" is a groundbreaking series that uses interactive experiments, misdirection and tricks to demonstrate how our brains create the illusion of seamless reality through our memory, through our sensory perception, and how we focus our attention.

Sea of Shadows(2019)

1h 46min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is nearing extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and the Chinese Mafia, who harvest the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.” Environmental activists, the Mexican navy, and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multimillion-dollar business.

Directed by Richard Ladkani
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The Incredible Dr. Pol(2011-)

44min per episode | Documentary
4.4/5 (with 9 votes)

Set in Central Michigan's farm country, this reality series follows the work done at Pol Veterinary Services. Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer. The program also features Dr. Brenda Grettenberger, who has worked with Dr. Pol since 1992.

MegaStructures(2004-)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

MegaStructures is a documentary television series appearing on the National Geographic Channel in the United States and the United Kingdom, Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, France 5 in France, and 7mate in Australia. Each episode is an educational look of varying depth into the construction, operation, and staffing of various structures or construction projects, but not ordinary construction products. Generally containing interviews with designers and project managers, it presents the problems of construction and the methodology or techniques used to overcome obstacles. In some cases this involved the development of new materials or products that are now in general use within the construction industry. MegaStructures focuses on constructions that are extreme; in the sense that they are the biggest, tallest, longest, or deepest in the world. Alternatively, a project may appear if it had an element of novelty or are a world first. This type of project is known as a Megaproject.

Jane(2017)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 39 votes)

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our understanding of the natural world.

Directed by Brett Morgen

The World According to Jeff Goldblum(2019-)

30min per episode | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum's always inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, nothing is as it seems. Each episode is centered around something we all love — like sneakers or ice cream — as Jeff pulls the thread on these deceptively familiar objects and unravels a wonderful world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and history, amazing people, and a whole lot of surprising big ideas and insights.

LA 92(2017)

1h 54min | Documentary, History
4.0/5 (with 39 votes)

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage.

Killing Lincoln(2013)

PG
| 1h 29min | Documentary, Drama
2.8/5 (with 19 votes)

April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing a tyrant, as he charged the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history—the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln.

Directed by Adrian Moat - With Billy Campbell

The Human Family Tree(2009)

1h 30min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Dr Spencer Wells retraces the footsteps of 200 random New Yorkers and proves they are all cousins. On the most diverse street in the most diverse city in the most diverse country in the world, a team of National Geographic scientists swab the cheeks of some 200 random New Yorkers. The goal: to retrace our ancestral footprints and prove we are all cousins in the “family of man.” Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers – each with their own unique genetic history - will help paint a picture of these amazing journeys. Ultimately, Man’s First Migrations answers some of humanity’s most burning questions, such as who we are and where we come from, and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbours, but ourselves.

Tales by Light(2015-)

23min per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 7 votes)

Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft.

Map of Hell(2016)

1h 28min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

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Directed by Julian Jones

Hostile Planet(2019)

TV-PG
| 47min per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

This six part documentary draws attention to the most extraordinary — almost supernatural — accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.

Directed by Guillermo Navarro

Rebuilding Paradise(2020)

1h 35min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

€?On November 8, 2018, a spark flew in the Sierra Nevada foothills, igniting the most destructive wildfire in California history and decimating the town of Paradise. Unfolding during the year after the fire, this is the story of the Paradise community as they begin to rebuild their lives.

Directed by Ron Howard

National Geographic: Journey to the Edge of the Universe(2008)

G
| 1h 31min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 20 votes)

In one single, epic camera move we journey from Earth's surface to the outermost reaches of the universe on a grand tour of the cosmos, to explore newborn stars, distant planets, black holes and beyond.

Naked Science(2004-2010)

Naked Science is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program features various subjects related to science and technology. Some of the views expressed might be considered fringe or pseudo-science, and some of the scientists may present opinions which have not been properly peer-reviewed or are not widely accepted within their scientific communities, in particular on topics such as Bermuda Triangle or Atlantis for example.

Dawn of Humanity(2015)

1h 53min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.

Directed by Graham Townsley

Into the Okavango(2018)

1h 34min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three countries, through unexplored and dangerous landscapes, in order to save the Okavango Delta, one of our planet's last pristine wildernesses.

Save The Titanic : Treasures From The Deep(2018)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric(2017)

1h 30min | Documentary, TV Movie
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families about the complex issue of gender.

Atlantis Rising(2017)

3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici go on an adventure to find the lost city of Atlantis by using Greek philosopher Plato as a virtual treasure map.

Directed by Simcha Jacobovici
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