Natural History Docos

Alice's Natural History section is dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Here you will also find documentaries concerning the human body (such as 'Where Did I Come From?') and the universe (including Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' series).

The Private Life of Plants (1995)

Director: Mike Salisbury
Starring: David Attenborough

This acclaimed BBC Tv series takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants. David Attenborough hosts the beauty and drama of this stagg... Read more

Powaqqatsi (1988)

Director: Godfrey Reggio

"Life in Transformation". As a follow up to "Koyaanisqatsi", this visual montage shows how the Third World societies have been exploited. Beautifully... Read more

Samsara (2011)

Director: Ron Fricke

From the creators of the award-winning film "Baraka", Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, comes a new non-verbal masterpiece. Filmed over a five-year period... Read more

Antarctica: A Year On Ice (2013)

Director: Anthony Powell

Filmed over 10 years, Frozen Planet photographer Anthony Powell presents a visually stunning and deeply personal chronicle of what it is like to live... Read more

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Director: Godfrey Reggio

The title is a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance", an apt summation of this mesmerizing collection of wonders both natural and man-made. S... Read more

Walking with Dinosaurs (1999)

Director: Tim Haines
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Narrated by

Using techniques pioneered in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" movies, this wonderful watershed production makes the Mesozoic world as real and natu... Read more

The Planets (BBC) (1999)


Employing state-of-the-art computer graphics, unseen space race archive and testimony from leading scientists, this BBC production is the most compreh... Read more

Life in the Undergrowth (2005)

Starring: David Attenborough

For every one human being, there are over 200 million invertebrates. David Attenborough takes us on an incredible journey into the lives of our tiny... Read more

March of the Penguins (2005)

Director: Luc Jacquet
Starring: Narrated by, Morgan Freeman

Filmmaker Luc Jacquet spent over a year in the frigid Antarctic to record one of nature's most compelling phenomena - the annual mating ritual of the... Read more

Walking with Beasts (2001)

Aka "Walking with Prehistoric Beasts". From the award-winning team that brought us 'Walking with Dinosaurs' comes this follow-up that explores the ris... Read more