The Best Dinosaur Documentary Series

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Vote up the best documentary shows about dinosaurs that have aired on television.

The best documentaries about dinosaurs are the perfect balance of fun and educational. The best dinosaur documentary series ever shown on television offers important scientific evidence and plenty of reenactments of dino life. If you’ve been looking for the best dinosaur documentaries to add some excitement to your TV nights, this list of the best dino documentary series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

From adorable (and dated) puppets and computer animation to the latest high tech renderings, the thing most dinosaur documentary series can offer is a chance to see dinosaurs in action. As the concept of what dinosaurs looked like keeps changing, the way dinosaurs in documentaries are portrayed changes too, which makes the shows from the '90s extra endearing. What makes dinosaur documentaries so unique is that all the reenactments are scientifically based and explained thoroughly by various talking heads. From the fossils of the 1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives to the latest season of Clash of the Dinosaurs, you don't need a time machine to see dinos, you just need documentary series.

Which shows do the best job sharing details on dinosaurs? Vote up the best dinosaur documentary shows and see where your favourite documentary series about dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts rank.

  • Walking with Dinosaurs
    Video: YouTube
    • Premiered: October 4, 1999
    • Actors: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks, André Dussollier
  • The Ballad of Big Al
    Video: YouTube
    • Premiered: 2001
    • Premiered: 2022
    • Actors: David Attenborough
  • Sea Monsters
    Video: YouTube
    • Premiered: 2003
    • Actors: Nigel Marven