Top National Geographic movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Galápagos on DVD Galápagos
Synopsis
Explore the fascinating world that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution with this visually stunning documentary from the BBC, narrated by Tilda Swinton. Created by volcanoes and located about 600 miles west of Ecuador, the isolated Galápagos Islands form an environment that supports a diversity of life not found anywhere else on earth. Learn about the history of the area, the amazing creatures that live there and Darwin's experiences on the islands.
Cast
Cast
Tilda Swinton
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, British TV, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, BBC
Rent National Geographic: Guns, Germs and Steel on DVD National Geographic: Guns, Germs and Steel
Synopsis
After journeying to the four corners of the world to unearth the causes of inequality, professor Jared Diamond came up with a straightforward explanation: People's fortunes hinge on their geography and their contact with guns, germs and steel.
Cast
Cast
Peter Coyote, Jared Diamond
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, PBS Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on DVD Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Synopsis
In this National Geographic reality series, dog rehabilitator Cesar Millan takes hopelessly maladjusted pets, from a petrified pit bull to a rottweiler on doggie death row, and converts them -- and their caretakers -- into models of good behavior. After hearing frustrated owners' stories, Millan swiftly demonstrates how to unlock the misbehaving mind-sets of a chicken-eating lab, a spinning schnauzer, Patti LaBelle's 150-pound guard dog and more.
Cast
Cast
Cesar Millan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Pets, National Geographic
Rent Inside the Living Body on DVD Inside the Living Body
Synopsis
Take a fascinating journey inside the bizarre world of a living human being with this compelling documentary from National Geographic, where microscopic cameras and other state-of-the-art technologies reveal perspectives that will blow your mind. Tracking the body of a female from infancy to old age, viewers will observe the digestion of a meal, the development of the cardiac system and other mesmerizing aspects of the body's inner workings.
Cast
Cast
Ellie-Jo Brooks, Pam Phillips, Vicky Vautier
Director
Director
Martin Williams
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Mind & Body, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent In the Womb on DVD In the Womb
Synopsis
Revolutionary ultrasound imaging techniques allow this two-hour National Geographic documentary to enter the wondrous world of a human fetus -- inside the womb -- as viewers follow the incredible journey of a growing embryo from its inception. Beginning as a single-celled organism to the outset of brain activity to the first heartbeat, soon the baby's senses start developing, leading to a grand finale that's a real eye opener.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Inside the Vatican on DVD National Geographic: Inside the Vatican
Synopsis
Martin Sheen narrates National Geographic's behind-the-scenes peek into the inner workings of the Vatican, one of the most famous, yet mysterious, locales on Earth. With access into the private chapels and papal quarters, no stone is left unturned. For nearly 2,000 years, the Vatican has managed to remain mostly unchanged spiritually and physically as the world has endured repeated wars, famines and political upheavals.
Cast
Cast
Martin Sheen
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Inside the U.S. Secret Service on DVD Inside the U.S. Secret Service
Synopsis
With unparalleled access to one of the world's most protective and enigmatic government organizations, National Geographic takes you to a place few outsiders have been: inside the United States Secret Service.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent For All Mankind on DVD For All Mankind
Synopsis
Director-journalist Al Reinert sifted through 6 million feet of film and 80 hours of interviews with astronauts to deliver an Oscar-nominated documentary chronicling the American space program and its rush to put a man on the moon.
Cast
Cast
Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell, Buzz Aldrin, Russell L. Schweickart, Alan LaVern Bean, Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom
Director
Director
Al Reinert
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Journey to the Edge of the Universe on DVD Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Synopsis
This National Geographic program takes you on an epic, uninterrupted voyage through the cosmos, beginning on Earth and traveling outward through the solar system and the Milky Way, past distant galaxies and to the very limits of the universe. Images from the Hubble telescope and innovative computer graphics make possible the single, long traveling shot that comprises this journey, and unobtrusive narration explains the sights along the way.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent The Photographers on DVD The Photographers
Synopsis
Often letting the works speak for themselves, this compelling documentary looks into the lives of veteran <i>National Geographic</i> photographers and the grueling work that goes into their award-winning images.
Cast
Cast
Keith David
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Stress: Portrait of a Killer on DVD Stress: Portrait of a Killer
Synopsis
The serially overworked already know that stress is a near-constant fixture in modern-day living. But to what degree is stress affecting our bodies -- and is there any way to healthfully combat it? With a focus on the work of Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky, this National Geographic program looks at the latest science to see what researchers are learning about this insidiously silent killer.
Cast
Cast
Robert Sapolsky
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Healthy Living, Mind & Body, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Inside North Korea on DVD National Geographic: Inside North Korea
Synopsis
Disguised as a medical coordinator, National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling gains access into North Korea and gives viewers a powerful glimpse inside one of the most restrictive countries in the world. Through personal accounts and exclusive footage, Ling exposes the difficulties North Koreans face while living in such an oppressive regime, coping with poverty, hunger and the lack of civil liberties.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Political Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: China's Lost Girls on DVD National Geographic: China's Lost Girls
Synopsis
Accompanied by her team from her travel show, "National Geographic's Ultimate Explorer," reporter Lisa Ling ("The View") flies off to China with American parents set to adopt baby girls, the casualties of the country's long-standing one-child policy. In hewing to this strict rule, families wind up aborting, abandoning or hiding their daughters, many of whom end up in the United States, brought by couples longing for children.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Secret Yosemite on DVD Secret Yosemite
Synopsis
Yosemite is America's most frequently visited national park, but much of it remains untamed. Thanks to this National Geographic documentary, viewers can venture into Yosemite's spectacular wilderness to marvel at natural wonders tourists never see. The journey through nearly 700,000 acres features breathtaking waterfalls, giant sequoias, the towering El Capitan rock formation and the park's wild denizens, including black bears, bats and foxes.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure on DVD Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Synopsis
Drawing upon evidence found in excavations from around the world, this stunning animated feature follows the adventures of a dolichorhynchops -- a sea creature also known as a "dolly" -- as she navigates the oceans of late Cretaceous North America. Blending captivating scientific information with state-of-the-art graphics, this unforgettable experience from National Geographic transports viewers to a long-lost prehistoric world.
Cast
Cast
Liev Schreiber, Liam Owen, Doug Kisgen, Dan Nichols, Jeffrey Staab, C.J. Johnson
Director
Director
Sean MacLeod Phillips
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Secret Yellowstone on DVD Secret Yellowstone
Synopsis
National Geographic cameras capture unseen aspects of magnificent Yellowstone -- America's oldest national park and among the most visited, though only 10 percent of its massive acreage is known and traveled. Viewers journey through the ecosystem's untamed beauty to sites tourists never see, including a 20-mile-long canyon and newly discovered waterfalls. The documentary also focuses on the effects of restoring Yellowstone's wolf population.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Education & Guidance, National Geographic, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent World's Most Dangerous Drug on DVD World's Most Dangerous Drug
Synopsis
Cheap, powerful and highly addictive, methamphetamine -- or meth -- has been called the world's most destructive drug. National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling shows why in this documentary charting meth's impact across America -- and the world. From rural communities and sleepy suburbs to major metropolitan areas, Ling travels the globe, talking to those who've been affected by the potent pharmaceutical and examining its devastating power.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: The Human Body on DVD National Geographic: The Human Body
Synopsis
The body uses an amazing, intricate series of systems that work together to create one healthy, functioning person. This fascinating National Geographic documentary studies these complexities and explores how they affect several groups of people. An imaging system assists a brain surgeon in maneuvering his scalpel, a couple battles infertility with assistance from advanced reproductive technology and more.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Everest: 50 Years on DVD National Geographic: Everest: 50 Years
Synopsis
Celebrate 50 years of mountaineering magic with this awe-inspiring documentary replete with sensational footage of Mount Everest. The award-winning National Geographic crew tracks the three children of mountain-climbing icons Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first two people ever to conquer the fabled peak.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, Education & Guidance, National Geographic, Adventures, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Tigers of the Snow on DVD Tigers of the Snow
Synopsis
The Siberian tiger, the biggest cat on Earth, once roamed northern Asia's wide ranges. With the remaining 300 tigers now living in a tiny region on the Sea of Japan, Russian and American scientists have banded together to study and protect the endangered creature. Tigers of the Snow follows the scientists as they track the cats from helicopters, brave a mother's fury to tag her offspring and strive to breed the magnificent beasts in captivity.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, National Geographic, Ages 11-12
Rent Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone on DVD Wolves: A Legend Returns to Yellowstone
Synopsis
Get up close and personal with the gray wolf in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in North America. After a 1914 act of Congress declared open season on the wolf in Yellowstone National Park, the species was hunted to virtual extinction. National Geographic follows the reintroduction of this magnificent and misunderstood animal into Yellowstone and reveals how returning the species to its ecosystem has helped to restore natural balance.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Inside the Vietnam War on DVD Inside the Vietnam War
Synopsis
See the Vietnam War through the eyes of those who lived through it in this compelling documentary from National Geographic. Archival film, audio recordings and personal photographs accompany veterans' recollections of their own experiences. The unflinching footage follows soldiers to the Battle of Ia Drang, the Battle of Dak To, the crucial stronghold of the Iron Triangle and other important conflicts in the 20th century's most controversial war.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV War & Politics, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Arlington: Field of Honor on DVD Arlington: Field of Honor
Synopsis
There's no other stretch of grassland more renowned than Virginia's Arlington National Cemetery, home to the remains of those who served in the military, most notably the Unknown Soldier and beloved U.S. president John F. Kennedy. This heartfelt documentary looks at the cemetery's history through interviews with men and women who've been privy to solemn events held there, as well as rare archival footage and tales passed down through the years.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Inside American Power: Air Force One on DVD Inside American Power: Air Force One
Synopsis
Reigning as the only superpower in a post-Cold War world, the United States has managed to run its government with a veiled secrecy that extends even to the press briefings and State of the Union addresses. This feature from <i>National Geographic</i> will take you deep inside the president's personal airplane, Air Force One.
Cast
Cast
George Bush Sr., George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Jack Valenti
Director
Director
Peter Schnall
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent The Madness of Henry the VIII on DVD The Madness of Henry the VIII
Synopsis
Experience the intriguing story of one of the world's most scandalous monarchs in this historical documentary from National Geographic. Expert commentary and historical records bring the Tudor king to life. Best known for his six marriages and "divorce" by execution, as well as for establishing the Church of England and separation of church and state, Henry VIII remains a fascinating figure with a reign mired in sexual and political intrigue.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Egypt: Pharaohs on DVD National Geographic: Egypt: Pharaohs
Synopsis
Who built the pyramids? What were the secrets of mummification and burial? For centuries, Egypt's pharaohs kept these secrets to themselves. Travel to a land of mystery and marvel as archaeologists investigate how the pyramids were actually built, follow scientists as they re-create the ancient ritual of mummification, and be there as cameras reveal the ancient underground vault that houses the mysterious ship of the Pharaoh Khufu.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Inside Special Forces on DVD National Geographic: Inside Special Forces
Synopsis
A crack unit of the U.S. Army, the Special Forces are often called upon to "get the job done" when the job is especially tough. National Geographic follows some of these elite military units in a revealing documentary as these brave men and women stealthily infiltrate Afghanistan and Iraq on top secret missions.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Inside American Power: The Pentagon on DVD Inside American Power: The Pentagon
Synopsis
The Pentagon is the military nerve center of the United States, reaching out to far-flung battlefields with information, technology and a culture that permeates more of America and the world than many realize. This film depicts the Pentagon's 58-year history, taking viewers into the restricted inner workings of the Pentagon, and includes coverage of the response following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Nancy LeBrun
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary on DVD Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary
Synopsis
Director Arturo Perez Torres's award-winning documentary about undocumented workers chronicles the life-and-death journeys of Central American and Mexican migrants as they enter the United States without going through proper immigration channels. The subjects' first-person perspective sheds light on individual motivations for the trek and the hazards encountered on their way to the American dream.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Political Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Hidden Hawaii on DVD Hidden Hawaii
Synopsis
This gorgeously shot documentary from National Geographic explores the tropical wonders of Hawaii's pristine Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, where rare aquatic plants and animals thrive in crystal-clear waters. Striking underwater footage brings the beauty of these islands to life and also reveals the dangers that threaten many of the species living in Papahanaumokuakea, the largest marine protected area in the world.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Denali National Park on DVD National Geographic: Denali National Park
Synopsis
Spanning an awe-inspiring 6 million acres of wilderness, located just 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, Alaska's Denali National Park is home to Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Journey from the subarctic vistas of the frozen tundra to the seemingly endless taiga forest, and get up close and personal with the wolves, grizzlies, moose and other creatures that call this natural wonder home.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Education & Guidance, National Geographic, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent National Geographic: Forces of Nature on DVD National Geographic: Forces of Nature
Synopsis
Rain, snow, sleet, hail, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes -- Mother Nature has a way of exerting its power and majesty over humans time and time again. This breathtaking video from the acclaimed National Geographic team of documentarians captures natural wonders and disasters in all their danger and glory. Filmed in large-format film to bring the images alive, the volume also includes a making-of featurette, a disaster map and more.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Bacon
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Jamestown on DVD National Geographic: Jamestown
Synopsis
Through historically accurate re-creations, National Geographic examines forensic and archeological evidence to chronicle the story of America's first colony in Jamestown, Va., which faced famine, cannibalism and pestilence.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent 30 Years of National Geographic Specials on DVD 30 Years of National Geographic Specials
Synopsis
This National Geographic anthology provides a glimpse of venerated documentaries such as Americans on Everest (1964), The World of Jacques Yves Cousteau (1966), In the Shadow of Vesuvius (1987) and Jane Goodall: My Life with the Chimpanzees (1990). Packing 30 years' worth of material, the collection features a well-flowing narrative to complement the variety of story lines and paints a fascinating picture of the world around us.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Egypt: Lost Tombs on DVD National Geographic: Egypt: Lost Tombs
Synopsis
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Zahi Hawass -- an Egyptology specialist -- and French archaeologist Alain Zivie take you on an excursion to Egypt for a fascinating exploration of the tombs from the New Kingsom period. The documentary reveals several stunning archaeological finds, including the tombs of the mighty Tutankhamen and Ramses and the sprawling valley of the Golden Mummies.
Cast
Cast
Zahi Hawass, Alain Zivie
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Inside Mecca on DVD National Geographic: Inside Mecca
Synopsis
Journey to the very heart of Islam with this captivating documentary exploring the holy city of Mecca. Learn about Mecca's historical significance in Islam and experience the powerful meaning of the haji, as seen through the eyes of three pilgrims.
Cast
Cast
Keith David
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Beyond the Movie: Return of the King on DVD Beyond the Movie: Return of the King
Synopsis
This penetrating documentary explores the facts behind the fantastic world of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. This program studies the origins of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and how the real world mirrors that magical realm. Using exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with filmmakers and historians and scenes from the stunning live-action movie, this informative study is fascinating viewing.
Cast
Cast
Peter Jackson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Incredible Human Machine on DVD Incredible Human Machine
Synopsis
Take a fantastic voyage through the human body and explore the fascinating inner workings of the organs and physiological functions with this awe-inspiring documentary from National Geographic. Through the use of tiny cameras, X-rays, microscopes and groundbreaking CGI technology, this amazing journey offers a glimpse into the "human machine" like no other. One particularly vivid segment captures rocker Steven Tyler's vocal cords in action.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Irwin Rosten
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Beyond the Movie: Alexander on DVD Beyond the Movie: Alexander
Synopsis
The most extraordinary warrior of all time, Alexander the Great achieved military conquests that remain unsurpassed to this day. Indeed, the conqueror brought east and west together in the mightiest clash of cultures the world has ever known. But much of his legend remains shrouded in mystery. Join National Geographic on a quest to find the real Alexander and examine what molded and pushed him ever onward toward new horizons.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Aftermath: Population Zero on DVD Aftermath: Population Zero
Synopsis
What would happen on Earth if suddenly every human being on the planet vanished? This documentary from National Geographic explores how nature would establish a new equilibrium in the absence of human influence.
Cast
Cast
Reg E. Cathey
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent In the Womb: Multiples on DVD In the Womb: Multiples
Synopsis
Enter the miraculous world of twins, triplets and quadruplets as they grow in the womb. National Geographic's groundbreaking "4D" ultrasound images illuminate the stories of three women and their babies, from conception to birth.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Relentless Enemies on DVD National Geographic: Relentless Enemies
Synopsis
Observe the habits of the hunter and the hunted in this National Geographic program that takes you to the center of a fight for survival between lions and Cape buffalo in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Trapped together on an island in a remote corner of the African continent, these two warring species have developed a unique method of coexisting in which the cats keep on attacking, and the buffalo have learned to fight back.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Dereck Joubert
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Braving Alaska on DVD Braving Alaska
Synopsis
Saying good-bye to cell phones, cafes and civilization, four families chuck everything to live off the land in one of the last places where the true pioneer spirit prevails: the Alaskan bush. This documentary tells their story. Martin Sheen narrates the struggles and triumphs of a man-vs.-nature battle that nature just might win, with temperatures of 50 below and grizzlies competing for food in a landscape that's as beautiful as it is harsh.
Cast
Cast
Mark Stouffer, Martin Sheen
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Eye of the Leopard on DVD National Geographic: Eye of the Leopard
Synopsis
In this National Geographic program shot over the course of three years, filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert track the fascinating life of a young leopard named Legadema, capturing the cub's childhood in the forests of Botswana via flashback and following her through to adulthood. Segments focus on important learned behaviors that prepare the once defenseless leopard for life on her own, including the proper way to hunt and kill large game.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamonds on DVD Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamonds
Synopsis
This illuminating National Geographic documentary tracks the bloody trail of diamonds mined in West Africa and sold in First World nations. In Sierra Leone, the sale of the precious stones financed a decade-long insurrection that left thousands dead. Long considered a symbol of prestige, affluence and love, diamonds are becoming increasingly recognized as a source of great heartache and bloodshed.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Crime Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Parks Collection: Grand Canyon on DVD National Parks Collection: Grand Canyon
Synopsis
Join a scientific expedition along the 277 miles of the Grand Canyon with this fascinating National Geographic special. Along the way, you'll experience hazardous rapids and explore some of the canyon's enduring mysteries. The scientists search for new evidence about how and when the canyon was formed, why its mountain lions continue to be plagued by a deadly disease, why the majestic California Condor nearly became extinct, and more.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent National Geographic: The Gospel of Judas on DVD National Geographic: The Gospel of Judas
Synopsis
Narrated by actor Peter Coyote, this provocative National Geographic program chronicles the discovery of ancient writings that offer a drastically different view of the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ for 30 pieces of silver. With exclusive access to the documents collectively known as the Gospel of Judas, the show explores the possibility that one of the Bible's most notorious villains -- Judas Iscariot -- was instead a heroic figure.
Cast
Cast
Peter Coyote
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, Religion & Mythology Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: The FBI on DVD National Geographic: The FBI
Synopsis
With worries about the state of our national security increasing, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been under more intense scrutiny than ever. This penetrating documentary offers high-security access behind the scenes at the FBI. Rare footage and interviews with agents combine to offer insight as to how the Bureau really operates.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Haysbert
Director
Director
Barbara Leibovitz
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Nature's Fury on DVD Nature's Fury
Synopsis
Offering a unique blend of science and human emotion, this documentary -- a fascinating, in-depth look at some of nature's most colossal powers -- explores how earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods shape our landscapes and our lives.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Beyond the Movie: Troy on DVD Beyond the Movie: Troy
Synopsis
Designed to coincide with the big-screen theatrical release of Troy, this special from National Geographic features numerous historical experts as they shed light on the notorious ancient civilization. The bygone city exudes eerie signs of life through amazing and realistic dramatizations and reflective thought. Historians and casual fans alike will delight in this addition to the "Beyond the Movie" series.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent National Geographic: Vietnam's Unseen War on DVD National Geographic: Vietnam's Unseen War
Synopsis
You haven't seen everything there is to see about the Vietnam War if you haven't viewed this sobering documentary from the highly regarded National Geographic team of filmmakers. Complementing the recently released book <i>Another Vietnam</i>, this film captures the war as seen through the eyes (and lenses) of Vietnamese photographers.
Cast
Cast
Keith David
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas on DVD Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas
Synopsis
Travel deep into the dark and mysterious animal world of Botswana where never-before-seen footage reveals the intensely brutal and often bloody conflict between lions and spotted hyenas. Filmed primarily at night, this nature documentary provides viewers a "hiding in the shadows" glimpse into the creatures' ancient rivalry -- a savage, almost ganglike feud between the powerful Southern Clan of hyenas and the Central Pride of stately lions.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Most Amazing Moments on DVD Most Amazing Moments
Synopsis
The cinematographers and filmmakers of National Geographic have, over the years, amassed an amazing array of footage showcasing the beauty of the planet's natural resources. This collection catches animals in their own habitat as they battle for supremacy in the wild and captures the power and strength of Mother Nature in all forms of weather. Plus, viewers get to hear firsthand about the challenges of documenting such phenomena.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent In the Womb: Animals on DVD In the Womb: Animals
Synopsis
Take an amazing journey inside the womb with this incredible National Geographic production. Using the most advanced special effects available, this program tracks the development of elephants, dolphins and dogs from conception to birth.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent World's Most Dangerous Gang on DVD World's Most Dangerous Gang
Synopsis
Learn about the El Salvador-originated gang MS-13, with its numbers exceeding 50,000 in the United States alone, infecting towns big and small with criminal activity ranging from drug smuggling to gunrunning, human trafficking and more.
Cast
Cast
Lisa Ling
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Crime Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Inside Hurricane Katrina on DVD Inside Hurricane Katrina
Synopsis
Using government audiotapes, interviews and round-the-clock news coverage, this in-depth National Geographic special seeks to answer a long list of questions -- among them, why were emergency personnel so woefully unprepared for Hurricane Katrina? After tearing a path through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, Katrina was declared the most destructive and costliest natural disaster in United States history.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Science & Nature
Rent Kingdom of the Blue Whale on DVD Kingdom of the Blue Whale
Synopsis
Journey around the globe with a team of top scientists to learn more about blue whales in this superb National Geographic documentary. A deep undersea expedition reveals information about the behavior of these fascinating creatures below the surface. Other areas explored include migration patterns, gender-specific behavior, feeding strategies, breeding grounds, the amazing range of dialects in whale communication and much more.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, National Geographic
Rent Dog Whisperer: Celebrity Edition on DVD Dog Whisperer: Celebrity Edition
Synopsis
World-renowned dog behavior specialist and Emmy-nominee Cesar Millan, aka the Dog Whisperer, has built an empire around his astounding talent for rehabilitating and retraining canines -- and no dog is too great or too small. This program goes behind the scenes with Cesar as he pays house calls to the estates of celebrity dog owners and shows them how to tame their seemingly incorrigible pooches of privilege.
Cast
Cast
Cesar Millan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Pets, Home & Garden, National Geographic
Rent The Human Family Tree on DVD The Human Family Tree
Synopsis
Charting human history from its ancient roots in Africa to its startling evolution over time, geneticist Spencer Wells and his fellow scientists with National Geographic's Genographic Project uncover fascinating truths about the commonalities of man. The program focuses on a diverse group of New Yorkers, using samples swabbed from the inside of their cheeks, as a starting point for analyzing their origins.
Cast
Cast
Spencer Wells
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Stonehenge Decoded on DVD Stonehenge Decoded
Synopsis
Featuring intriguing interviews, reconstructions and narration by Donald Sutherland, this National Geographic documentary presents new evidence and a groundbreaking theory about the origin and purpose of the enigmatic Stonehenge. The finding of a lost city near the prehistoric structure has led an archaeological team headed by Prof. Mike Parker Pearson to posit that Stonehenge was the nucleus of one of the world's biggest religious centers.
Cast
Cast
Donald Sutherland
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites on DVD Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites
Synopsis
From the site of Jesus Christ's resurrection to the awe-inspiring Dome of the Rock, this compelling National Geographic documentary explores the mysteries of (and meaning behind) the sacred sites of Jerusalem, a focal point for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Among the locations visited are the Temple Mount, Solomon's Stables, the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent In Search of the Jaguar on DVD In Search of the Jaguar
Synopsis
Visit the savage jungles of Brazil, Panama and Belize, where biologist and conservationist Alan Rabinowitz journeys to find and protect the elusive jaguar from its most vicious enemy -- the encroachment of humankind. Narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close, the extraordinary footage of this sleek and stealthy feline predator and its vanishing habitat is some of the most compelling ever captured on film.
Cast
Cast
Glenn Close
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent National Geographic: Human Footprint on DVD National Geographic: Human Footprint
Synopsis
With the aid of eye-opening visuals, this National Geographic special illustrates the true nature of the "footprints" human beings leave behind on the planet. By tracing the arc of an average person's life -- a time period that spans about 2.5 billion seconds -- the program reveals how much energy a person consumes, how much waste he or she produces and even how many people they will have met by the time they die.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami on DVD Killer Wave: Power of the Tsunami
Synopsis
Equally awe-inspiring and treacherous, Mother Nature's ability to form a massive earthquake-induced wave is the subject of this documentary. Scientists explain tsunami-spawning conditions and the potential for future destruction, with a focus on regions surrounded by dangerous Pacific Rim waters, including Hawaii, California and Japan. Archival footage reveals the power of the massive waves, and tsunami survivors tell their amazing stories.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: 21 Days to Baghdad on DVD National Geographic: 21 Days to Baghdad
Synopsis
Fresh from the front lines, this visually compelling documentary from <i>National Geographic </i>monitors the military action that put America in control of Iraq since the first of 2003's "shock and awe" tactics took effect. Day-by-day accounts from journalists right in the middle of the action punctuate this prolific and harshly real look at war.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Amazing Planet on DVD National Geographic: Amazing Planet
Synopsis
This three-part journey from National Geographic travels into the distant past to watch our planet take shape through the actions of lava, magma and time; explores Earth's magnificent seas; and reveals the awesome power of wind, water and ice.
Cast
Cast
Patricia Clarkson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Sky Monsters on DVD National Geographic: Sky Monsters
Synopsis
Thanks to Jurassic Park, T-rexes and raptors gained notoriety, but pterosaurs? In this fascinating program, a little-known dinosaur that could fly despite its considerable mass is resurrected via stunning CGI graphics and impressive engineering. A particularly thrilling segment follows scientists as they test-drive a life-sized mechanical model of the giant lizard to learn how such a large animal could lift itself into the air.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic, Education & Guidance, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Last Stand of the Great Bear on DVD Last Stand of the Great Bear
Synopsis
Take a 250-mile journey through the coast of British Columbia and a vanishing habitat known as the Great Bear Rainforest, where the wild clash of bears and wolves faces a grave threat: the invasion of human settlement. Experts form a detectivelike squad, determined to find the elusive White Spirit Bear and as many of nature's clues as they can to help uncover the secrets of this majestic mammal's precious existence.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent Tornado Intercept on DVD Tornado Intercept
Synopsis
Forget what you saw in Twister -- this National Geographic program takes the dangerous pastime of tornado chasing to a whole new level. Tag along with the crew of the Tornado Intercept Vehicle -- an 8,000-pound monster with armor plating and bullet-proof windows mounted with a state-of-the-art IMAX camera -- as they drive straight into the heart of nature's fury to capture what it's really like in the eye of a storm.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, IMAX
Rent National Geographic: Egypt: Quest on DVD National Geographic: Egypt: Quest
Synopsis
Take a spectacular journey among the ancient ruins of one of history's great civilizations! The ancient Egyptians created and constructed the most glorious monuments the world has ever seen. Explore the great temples of Luxor and Karnak. Cross the Nile to the Land of the Dead and enter the elaborately decorated tombs where kings and queens are buried. Join Egyptologists as they unravel and interpret the riddles of Egypt's intriguing past.
Cast
Cast
Norris Brock, Richard Basehart
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Education & Guidance
Rent National Geographic: Through the Lens on DVD National Geographic: Through the Lens
Synopsis
National Geographic holds court in the pantheon of magazine journalism for many reasons, the biggest of which is its breathtaking photography. But what makes a picture perfect? What goes into its creation? By taking ten stills and examining the work that goes on behind the lens, this documentary lets you into the world of professional photography and shows you the glamour, grit and guts that go into capturing some of history's best moments.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Miscellaneous Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Eden at the End of the World on DVD Eden at the End of the World
Synopsis
Join photographers from National Geographic as they journey to Patagonia. Covering nearly 350,000 square miles across Argentina and Chile, this lush region is a refuge for endangered species such as Andean condors, orcas, elephant seals and pumas.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Camp Leatherneck on DVD National Geographic: Camp Leatherneck
Synopsis
In a part of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban prior to 2009, the U.S. Marines' Camp Leatherneck now serves as the base of operations for more than 10,000 U.S. soldiers charged with turning the tide of war in a stark and alien landscape. This National Geographic documentary looks closely at the men and women making up that force and the obstacles they face -- including heat, isolation, boredom, and the constant, invisible threat of attack.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent On Board Air Force One on DVD On Board Air Force One
Synopsis
Get an inside look at the aircraft that flies U.S. presidents all over the world in this fascinating National Geographic documentary about Air Force One. Viewers will take a tour of the plane and learn about flight strategies for presidential travel. In addition to exploring the high-tech wonder at rest, the program follows former President George W. Bush as he travels to the Middle East on Air Force One in January 2008.
Cast
Cast
George W. Bush
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Whales in Crisis on DVD National Geographic: Whales in Crisis
Synopsis
Pilots, humpbacks, bowheads and orcas are the majestic sea mammals introduced to the viewer by scientists willing to risk life and limb as they journey from the Florida Keys to the Arctic in daring missions of whale conservation. The juxtaposition of these graceful creatures and man's commercial efforts to slaughter them is the focus of this compelling documentary, which includes the bonus program National Geographic's Crittercam: Pilot Whales.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries
Rent The Great White Odyssey on DVD The Great White Odyssey
Synopsis
Prominent shark experts Michael Scholl and Ramon Bonfil tag along with a 12-foot great white shark as she journeys thousands of miles across the ocean in this thrilling documentary from National Geographic.
Cast
Cast
Rima Te Wiata, Michael Scholl, Ramon Bonfil
Director
Director
Rory McGuinness
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Science & Nature, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty on DVD Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
Synopsis
Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard narrates this revealing documentary from National Geographic that examines the 3,000-year-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of one of history's most indelible figures: Egypt's Queen Nefertiti. Using the top of the line in high-tech CT technology, forensics expert Dr. Zahi Hawass sifts through clues about a pair of unidentified mummies to determine if either of them is the long-lost queen.
Cast
Cast
Alfre Woodard, Zahi Hawass
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Monster Black Holes on DVD Monster Black Holes
Synopsis
Take a journey into deep space with this illuminating National Geographic documentary and hear from scientists who explore the mysteries of black holes -- regions of space that consume everything in their path and emit a massive amount of energy. Topics include how black holes form, how scientists might be able to harness their power, and whether a black hole at the center of the Milky Way could one day destroy the galaxy.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Empress of Ambition on DVD National Geographic: Empress of Ambition
Synopsis
Explore the remarkable story of Catherine the Great, from her humble beginnings in Germany to her rise to prominence as empress of Russia in the 18th century. Stunning cinematography enhances the reenactments that trace the epic events and numerous scandals of one of history's most controversial figures. Part of National Geographic's "Icons of Power" series, this absorbing documentary sheds light on the life and reign of the celebrated empress.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, Political Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Birth of Civilization on DVD National Geographic: Birth of Civilization
Synopsis
Travel through 8,000 years of history as National Geographic traces the roots of human civilization, from the earliest Homo sapiens and their struggle for mere survival to the rise of complex societies and mankind's quest for wealth and power. Through dramatic re-creations, interviews with prominent historians and computer graphics, the documentary reveals how humans have managed to become the dominant species on the planet.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Inside the Green Berets on DVD Inside the Green Berets
Synopsis
Tragedy strikes while a National Geographic film crew follows a Green Beret unit in Afghanistan helping local residents fight the Taliban in this compelling documentary. When an explosion hits, both soldiers and documentarians are affected. The resulting film offers an inside look at the realities of war and the sacrifices these tough-as-nails elite fighters make daily. An interview with producer Steven Hoggard is included.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Steven Hoggard
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Predators at War on DVD National Geographic: Predators at War
Synopsis
At the Mala Mala Reserve in South Africa, life is a Darwinian struggle that rewards only those creatures strong and willful enough to survive the day-to-day challenges. But during the particularly difficult time span when this documentary was filmed, predators had to dig even deeper to be able to find food, shelter and safety in a region hit by hunger and distress of all types. It's an unflinching look at the food chain come to life.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent The Real George Washington on DVD The Real George Washington
Synopsis
In this documentary from National Geographic, historians and scientists use new archaeological discoveries and the latest research techniques to shed light on our nation's first president. Washington's recently unearthed boyhood home yields insights into his upbringing; new evidence reveals the sly tricks he used to deceive the British during the Revolutionary War; and forensics experts accurately re-create Washington's facial features.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Inside Shock and Awe on DVD National Geographic: Inside Shock and Awe
Synopsis
This documentary takes you into the besieged city of Baghdad with the soldiers assigned to Shock and Awe, the mission that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003. Using weapons such as Tomahawk cruise missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-117 fighters and precision-guided bombs, Americans had hoped to surprise the reigning government so that they would buckle under the onslaught quickly. But the war didn't quite go as planned. ...
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Military Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent In the Womb: Cats and Dogs on DVD In the Womb: Cats and Dogs
Synopsis
Astonishing visual effects take viewers inside the wombs of pregnant cats and dogs in this remarkable National Geographic series about the miracle of life, the trials of birth and the milestones of fetal development. The cats segment compares the in-utero progress of a house cat to that of two breeds of jungle cats, while the dogs portion charts the development of three domesticated canines and their ancestral cousin, the gray wolf.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: In Search of Easter on DVD National Geographic: In Search of Easter
Synopsis
<i>National Geographic</i> journeys 2000 years back in time to ancient Jerusalem to investigate the disappearance of Jesus Christ after his death in the hope of gaining new insight into widely varying accounts of the resurrection. This fascinating film includes a bonus featurette, "Quest for Noah's Flood," in which Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard explores the Black Sea for evidence of the epic flood.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Faith & Spirituality Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, Faith & Spirituality, Religion & Mythology Documentaries
Rent Emperors of the Ice on DVD Emperors of the Ice
Synopsis
In this National Geographic documentary, scientists get a bird's-eye view of what it's like to live in the Antarctic by strapping "crittercams" to the backs of emperor penguins and following them below the ice. As sections of the Antarctic grow warmer, expanses of ice break up into floating bergs, which makes being a penguin all the more difficult. How will climate change and a shrinking habitat affect the birds' odds for long-term survival?
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Titanic: How It Really Sank on DVD Titanic: How It Really Sank
Synopsis
Explore the myriad causes that led to the catastrophic sinking of the <i>Titanic</i> with this fascinating program, which focuses on information from the official inquiry immediately following the sinking along with more recent revelations. Dramatizations reveal a series of human blunders that coalesced to lead to the legendary tragedy, destroying the beautiful ship and killing more than half the passengers aboard.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Historical Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: The Great Quake on DVD National Geographic: The Great Quake
Synopsis
Soon after it struck on April 18, 1906, the infamous San Francisco earthquake would prove to be one of the greatest natural disasters of all time, leveling a once-glorious cityscape and claiming thousands of lives. This fascinating National Geographic documentary chronicles the lead-up to the quake and the drive to survive and rebuild in its aftermath, as told from the perspectives of the people who lived through the terrifying temblor.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Rent Fight Science on DVD Fight Science
Synopsis
Through informative interviews and state-of-the-art computer-generated images, learn the science behind the powerful and quick combat moves used by professional mixed martial artists, special operations soldiers and self-defense authorities. Featuring appearances by UFC champs like Randy Couture and Bas Rutten, this National Geographic series also examines how master fighters train their bodies to achieve the impossible.
Cast
Cast
Randy Couture, Bas Rutten
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Sports Documentaries, Extreme Combat & Mixed Martial Arts, Sports Stories, Science and Nature Documentaries, Martial Arts, Boxing & Wrestling, National Geographic
Rent National Geographic: Creepy Creatures on DVD National Geographic: Creepy Creatures
Synopsis
Via the persona of Clawdette the black cat, Kathleen Turner narrates this not-for-the-squeamish documentary from National Geographic. From a Komodo dragon's virulent bacterial bite to a black widow spider poisoning her victim and a cobra devouring a rat (tail first), viewers get to see skin-crawling close-ups of Mother Nature's creepiest critters. Intriguing tidbits about each creature make the program as enlightening as it is hair-raising.
Cast
Cast
Kathleen Turner
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Science and Nature Documentaries, Education & Guidance, TV Documentaries, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, National Geographic
Rent Really Wild Animals: Dinosaurs on DVD Really Wild Animals: Dinosaurs
Synopsis
In this installment of the National Geographic series aimed at children, youngsters journey back to prehistoric times through the magic of animation, clips from dinosaur films and silent-movie footage. Talking globe Spin (voiced by Dudley Moore) narrates the tale of an egg-poaching Struthiomimus that meets a fitting demise. The show's contemporary segment -- framed as a mock horror flick -- features vampire bats and scads of creepy crawlies.
Cast
Cast
Dudley Moore
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Education & Guidance, Kids' TV, National Geographic, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Dinosaurs, Animal Tales
Rent Outlaw Bikers on DVD Outlaw Bikers
Synopsis
An undercover look into the secret world of the notorious Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, this documentary series reveals shocking stories of drug trafficking, turf warfare and brutal violence through dramatic re-enactments and compelling interviews. While carefully trying to separate fact from fiction, this fascinating National Geographic Channel series details exactly how law enforcement officials have tried to keep this renegade group in check.
Cast
Cast
Edward Winterhalder, Ryan Boyko, Terry Novak
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Documentaries, Crime Documentaries, Motorcycles & Motocross, National Geographic
Rent The Search for the Ultimate Survivor on DVD The Search for the Ultimate Survivor
Synopsis
Through reenactments, computer animation and expert analysis, this two-hour National Geographic documentary charts the origins of humanity, chronicling the evolutionary development that left Homo sapiens as the lone remaining human species. The video presents intriguing new discoveries -- from hobbit-sized people to giant hominids -- that not only shed light on our past but challenge many long-held scientific beliefs.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, National Geographic, TV Documentaries, TV Science & Nature
Rent Antarctic Wildlife Adventure on DVD Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
Synopsis
Accompanying a husband-and-wife team of naturalists aboard the 50-foot schooner <i>Damien II</i>, this National Geographic program journeys through the northern tip of Antarctica to peer into the heart of penguin country. As viewers observe a fascinating and highly functional avian society, they'll also spy breathtaking natural formations and a variety of ocean creatures, including humpback whales, elephant seals and more.
Cast
Cast
John Flynn
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, Education & Guidance, National Geographic, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent A Man Among Wolves on DVD A Man Among Wolves
Synopsis
This fascinating National Geographic documentary follows animal researcher Shaun Ellis over a year and a half as he lives in the wild with three orphaned wolf cubs, raising the pups and becoming their leader. As alpha dog of their "pack," Ellis teaches the cubs to survive on their own, in the process gaining a better understanding of the threatened species. The founder and head of Wolf Pack Management, Ellis is a wolf behavior expert and author.
Cast
Cast
Shaun Ellis
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Science and Nature Documentaries, TV Documentaries, National Geographic
Over 93,000 movies & TV shows available to rent