5.The March of Penguins
March of the Penguins is a 2005 French feature-length nature documentary directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick. This is a gorgeous, inspiring documentary for families with kids old enough to handle the peril. The showtime is 1h26m. As per the google review, 86% of people loved this movie.
Initial release: 26 January 2005 (Belgium)
Director: Luc Jacquet
Narrated by: Sharon Cuneta (Filipino language), More
Awards: Academy Award for Best Documentary (Feature), More
Music director: Emilie Simon, Alex Wurman, Emilie Simon
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
The story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, underscores problems within the sea-park industry, man’s relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. These are the most dangerous animal on the sea and the movies talk about the violent actions of this killer whale. The documentary “Blackfish” considers the story of Tilikum, a bull orca, in a scathing look at SeaWorld. Blackfish is a 2013 American documentary film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Released in 2013 and the runtime is 1h30m. It’s upsetting and scary to watch the footage of orca attacks collected in “Blackfish,” a damning documentary about the treatment of the animals by marine parks, where they have long performed water tricks in front of paying customers.
Initial release: 19 July 2013 (New York)
Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Producers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Manuel Oteyza
Awards: Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture, Documentary
IMDb Rating: 8.1/100
3.Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist is a 1988 American drama film directed by Michael Apted and starring Sigourney Weaver as the naturalist Dian Fossey. It tells the story of her work in Rwanda with mountain gorillas and was nominated for five Academy Awards. This film is an adaptation of wildlife expert Dian Fossey’s autobiography. Midwesterner Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) leaves the United States for Africa, where she studies the gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda. As Fossey develops a bond with the animals, she also becomes wary of the poachers who prey on them. Fearing that the gorillas will go extinct if humans continue to hunt them, she organizes a defence league to protect the animals; in doing so, though, she puts herself in a perilous situation. IF You want to read the Top 10 Wildlife Series that you must watch click here.
Initial release: 23 September 1988 (USA)
Director: Michael Apted
Story by: Anna Hamilton Phelan, Tab Murphy
Screenplay: Anna Hamilton Phelan, Harold Hayes
Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress Motion Picture Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
IMDb Rating: 7/100
Racing Extinction is a 2015 documentary about the ongoing Anthropogenic mass extinction of species and the efforts from scientists, activists and journalists to document it by Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos, who directed the documentary The Cove (2009). Filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, along with activists, scientists and others, draws attention to mankind’s role in a potential loss of at least half of the world’s species. Racing Extinction is an eco-thriller that examines mankind’s role in mass extinction. This film exposes the trafficking in wildlife and other crimes against nature in a race to protect all life from mass extinction.
Initial release: 24 January 2015
Director: Louie Psihoyos
Production company: Oceanic Preservation Society
Nominations: Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking, More
Producers: Olivia Ahnemann, Fisher Stevens
IMDb Rating: 8.3/100
1.The Ivory Game
The Ivory Game is a 2016 American documentary film, directed by Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani. The film examines the ivory trade, which has become a global concern, pitting governments and environmental preservationists against poachers and Chinese ivory merchants. Ivory is a prized status symbol for middle-class Chinese, and poachers in pursuit of white gold are slaughtering African elephants in record numbers. Filmmakers went undercover for 16 months, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis. This movie is there on Netflix you can watch this film here.
Initial release: 4 November 2016 (United Kingdom)
Directors: Richard Ladkani, Kief Davidson
Producers: Kief Davidson, Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler, Walter Kohler
Executive producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Allen, More
Production companies: Netflix, Terra mater Factual Studios
IMDb Rating: 7.9/100