The Best Documentaries About Animals Films

The Best Documentaries About Animals

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List Criteria: Documentaries about animals, migration, animal cruelty, and wildlife on Earth.

This is a list or the best documentaries about animals includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films about animals, ranked by the community, with videos and trailers. What is the best documentary about animals? Vote on the list below to find out, or add your favorite animal related documentary, if it isn't already included. 

With every vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentaries about animals comes out on top. If you do not see your favorite on the list, add it along with the titles below so others may vote on it as well. This list currently includes titles such as Grizzly Man, about a man who lived with bears for 13 summers in Alaska and March of the Penguins, about the arctic bird's trek during its breeding season.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.
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    Blackfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Oceans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Pierce Brosnan, Rie Miyazawa, Pedro Armendáriz

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    March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk

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    The Cove is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Arctic Tale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Queen Latifah, Christina Robinson, Preston Bailey

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    In the Valley of the Wolves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    In the Valley of the Wolves

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    Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Life

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    Grizzly Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    The Last Lions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Microcosmos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

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    Winged Migration is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

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    The Tiger Next Door is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    The Tiger Next Door

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    An Apology to Elephants is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    An Apology to Elephants

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    Sharkwater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Sharkwater Paul Watson, Rob Stewart

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    Shelter Dogs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Shelter Dogs

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    Earthlings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Joaquin Phoenix

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    Galapagos: IMAX is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Galapagos: IMAX Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin

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    Sweetgrass is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Tchéky Karyo, Bart the Bear, Jack Wallace

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    The Story of the Weeping Camel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Born to be Wild 3D is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Daphne Sheldrick

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    Project Nim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard, Bob Angelini

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    A Cow at My Table is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    A Cow at My Table

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    Blood of the Beasts is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Nicole Ladmiral, Georges Hubert, André Brunier

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    Shores of Silence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    A Sacred Duty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    A Sacred Duty Theodore Bikel

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    Jane's Journey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Jane's Journey

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    Unnecessary Fuss is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Unnecessary Fuss

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    The First Saturday in May is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    The First Saturday in May Peter Brette, Bonnie Holthus, Frank Amonte

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    At the Edge of the World is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    The Jill & Tony Curtis Story is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    The Jill & Tony Curtis Story

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    The Eyes of Thailand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals
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    Dealing Dogs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentaries About Animals

    Dealing Dogs

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