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1. Crash Course: Physics (2016– )

Dr. Shini Somara leads us through the topics of AP Physics 1 and 2.

Star: Shini Somara


2. From Earth to the Universe (2015)

30 min | Documentary, Short

This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time - a full-dome planetarium movie - conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science.

Director: Theofanis N. Matsopoulos

Votes: 17

3. Solar System: The Secrets of the Universe (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

Join our host on the International Space Station of the year 2050. Marvel at the three-dimensional sights and learn many things about the astral bodies that surround us.

Director: Kalle Max Hofmann | Stars: Erik Hansen, Glenn McCready

Votes: 35

4. The Secrets of Quantum Physics (2014– )

60 min | Documentary, History

Professor of physics Jim Al-Khalili investigates the most accurate and yet perplexing scientific theory ever - quantum physics.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Eliza Shea

Votes: 447


5. Light and Dark (2013)

60 min | Documentary

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of light and darkness in terms of their astronomic importance, and their role in our understanding of the universe.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Daniel Hunt, Chamkaur Ghag, Paul Murdin

Votes: 225


6. Particle Fever (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Director: Mark Levinson | Stars: David Kaplan, Fabiola Gianotti, Sherwood Boehlert, Joel Hefley

Votes: 7,317 | Gross: $0.87M

7. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington

Votes: 1,344

8. The Universe (2007–2015)
Episode: Microscopic Universe (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

The key to understanding the universe seems to be understanding its smallest components. But reconciling the two has proved to be a tremendous scientific challenges as the behavior in the ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Tarantino | Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Clifford V. Johnson, Sean Carroll

Votes: 56

9. Order & Disorder (2012)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Professor Jim Al-Khalili unwraps the evolutionary histories responsible for the modern human condition, as currently represented by our sophistication in energy manipulation and information technology.

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Annabel Troost, Janet Anders, Peter Atkins

Votes: 340


10. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Quantum Leap (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

This program explains some of the weirdest aspects of quantum mechanics: uncertainty and entanglement. Despite the absurdity of these behaviors they have been confirmed time and again and ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Cort, Josh Rosen | Stars: Allan Adams, Christopher Mark Chan, Palaiseau John Clauser, Frank Cuervo

Votes: 210

11. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 4,032

12. Everything and Nothing (2011)

60 min | Documentary

Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing? In two episodes, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Al-Khalili, Carlos Frenk, Simon Schaffer, Ian Stewart

Votes: 752


13. Journey of the Universe (2011)

TV-G | 56 min | Documentary

The Emmy Award winning JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE tells an epic story of cosmic, Earth and human transformation from The Big Bang to today. Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Kennard, Patsy Northcutt | Star: Brian Thomas Swimme

Votes: 234

14. Nova (1974– )
Episode: The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse? (2011)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Hard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of worlds that make up the ... See full summary »

Director: Rushmore DeNooyer | Stars: Andy Albrecht, Raphael Bousso, Brian Greene, David Gross

Votes: 163

15. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010)


In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 5,281

17. The Secret Life of Chaos (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists ... See full summary »

Director: Nic Stacey | Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 775


19. Einstein's Big Idea (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

This docudrama examines the history of scientific discovery that lead up to Albert Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 and its aftermath in the creation of nuclear energy. This includes ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Johnstone | Stars: Aidan McArdle, Shirley Henderson, Steven Robertson, Gregory Fox-Murphy

Votes: 615

20. The Elegant Universe (2003)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary examining string theory.

Stars: Michael Duff, Michael B. Green, Brian Greene, Walter Lewin

Votes: 2,212

21. Teorien om alting (1998)

40 min | Documentary, Short

Exploring the world of physics and the beginning of the Universe through the eyes of the Standard Model. This takes us to phenomenoms like wormholes and baby universes and way back to the ... See full summary »

Director: Lars Becker-Larsen | Star: Holger Bech Nielsen

Votes: 15

23. Universe: The Infinite Frontier (1994– )

28 min

Educational documentary course series detailing facts about stars, nebulae and galaxies and interstellar matter.

Star: Jack Carroll

Votes: 9

24. The Beginning and End of the Universe (2016)


Two documentary movies, the first discuss the theory of the beginning of the universe (big bang theory), while the other includes the ending theories.

Star: Jim Al-Khalili

Votes: 596


25. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Cosmic Dawn: The Real Moment of Creation (I) (2015)

52 min | Documentary

Forget the big bang.

Director: Toby Macdonald | Star: Ernie Dingo

Votes: 32

27. The Universe (2007–2015)
Episode: Biggest Things in the Universe (2008)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, History

Compared to the largest things in the universe galaxies are trifles compared to super clusters, voids, lyman alpha blobs, and the cosmic web. But even among the smaller objects such as ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Verklan | Stars: Erik Thompson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Matt Malkan, Laura Danly

Votes: 84

28. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary, Family

A journey through space and time.

Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee, Paul Essiembre

Votes: 4,087

29. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Origins: Back to the Beginning (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary

Scientists discover and explore the the cosmic microwave background and with it, the big bang and understanding of the first stars and the formation of the elements.

Director: Thomas Levenson | Stars: Tom Abel, Ralf Kahler, Michael Norman, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 38

30. Creation of the Universe (1985 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

Trip through the creation of the Universe from the Bog Bang to the frontiers of science. Musical score from Brian Eno. Includes visits with great thinkers.

Stars: Timothy Ferris, Murray Gell-Mann, Stephen Hawking

Votes: 84

32. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Galaxies (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Galaxies, home to stars, planets and us, come in all shapes and sizes. Witnesses the evolution of galaxies; from clouds of cold gas floating in the voids of space 13 billion years ago, to the magnificent spirals that fill our night sky.

Director: Louise Say | Stars: Mike Rowe, Lawrence Krauss, Michio Kaku, Michael Strauss

Votes: 170

33. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Hunting the Edge of Space: The Mystery of the Milky Way (2010)

TV-G | 52 min | Documentary

Nova examines the physics of telescope design. Following the development of the telescope over several centuries the program explains the challenges that the major design innovations solved... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Jones, Oliver Twinch | Stars: Louise Alexander, Jim Bennett, Ronald H. Bissinger, Duncan Bonner

Votes: 62

34. Inside the Milky Way (2010 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Copp | Star: James S. Bullock

Votes: 342

35. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

68 Metascore

An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 4,628

36. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Black Hole Apocalypse (2018)

TV-G | 111 min | Documentary

Astrophysicist Janna Levin explores black hole science.

Director: Rushmore DeNooyer | Stars: Janna Levin, Rainer Weiss, Eilat Glikman, Peter Galison

Votes: 971

37. Strip the Cosmos (2014– )
Episode: Supermassive Black Holes (2017)


We strip apart black holes, one of the most feared objects in the universe, and tear off swirling galaxies of stars, planets, and cosmic dust layer by layer to explore the secrets of these ... See full summary »

Votes: 15

38. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Black Holes: The Secret Origin (2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary

The question in every galaxy and super anomaly students and viewers minds are how do black holes grow so massive. For every possible solution, there exists a different cause. The study continues.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Phil Plait, Chiara Mingarelli, James S. Bullock

Votes: 60

40. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
Episode: The Riddle of Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

After reviewing theories about how black holes form and how they were detected this program looks at their counterintuitive behavior that makes them seem so bizarre.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Julie Comerford, Reinhard Genzel, Stefan Gillessen

Votes: 267

41. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Black Holes (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Black Holes,the most powerful destroyers in the Universe, the most mysterious phenomena in the heavens. For years they were only speculation, now modern astronomy is proving them ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chinn | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, Phil Plait

Votes: 196

42. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Monster Black Holes (2008)

Documentary, Adventure

Follow a basic explanation of what a black hole is an how it forms, this program explores what happen near and even inside a black hole based on current theories of gravitation. The great ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Lucas | Stars: Paul Davies, Andrew J.S. Hamilton, Kip Thorne, Tiziana Di Matteo

Votes: 31

43. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Supermassive Black Holes (I) (2000)


Horizon examines supermassive black holes and the recent discovery that they are crucial to the formation of galaxies. Supermassive black holes were originally hypothesized to explain ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shrapnel, Andrew Fruchter, Sandra Faber, John Kormendy

Votes: 92

44. The New Frontier (2015–2018)
Episode: The Life and Death of Stars (2016)

24 min | Documentary

There are many things that we don't know about the Universe, especially when it comes to dark matter and dark energy. See what Scientists continue to unveil as they devote so much time and effort to this study.

45. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Journey from the Center of the Sun (2014)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary

How does light escape from the sun? We take a journey from the center of the sun, following the path of light. We witness its fiery birth from in the core, its 430,000 mile battle against ... See full summary »

Stars: Erik Dellums, Holly Gilbert, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 96

46. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Supernovas (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

Stars are not eternal; they are dying in unimaginably large explosions called supernovas. Second only to the Big Bang, these explosions are where creation and destruction meet. Only now ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Trevisick | Stars: Mike Rowe, Michio Kaku, Michelle Thaller, Robert P. Kirshner

Votes: 142

47. How the Universe Works (2010– )
Episode: Stars (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary