Documentaries for kidsby abasicdrive | created - 15 Jun 2015 | updated - 19 Jun 2015 | Public
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1. A Place at the Table (2012)
PG | 84 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.
Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.23M
2. Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.
Votes: 10,766 | Gross: $36.08M
PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5 year old cancer patient his wish. Batkid Begins looks at the 'why' of this flash phenomenon.
Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.07M
4. The Dream Is Now (2013)
31 min | Documentary, Short
Both moving and thought-provoking, The Dream is Now brings this pressing issue to America's attention, where we can all debate, discuss, and decide for ourselves what is right, what is fair, and what is best for our nation.
Director: Davis Guggenheim
7. Chasing Ice (2012)
PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Votes: 8,364 | Gross: $1.33M
9. Miss Representation (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
10. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 8,379 | Gross: $0.19M
11. The Square (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Votes: 8,688 | Gross: $0.12M
16. Ruby's Studio: The Siblings Show (2015 Video)
TV-Y | 44 min | Short, Family
'Ruby's Studio: The Siblings Show' is a fun, engaging way to help siblings find the love. Sibs will sharpen their skills and learn new tools to resolve conflict, tame jealousy and boost ... See full summary »
17. Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show (2010 Video)
TV-Y | 46 min | Family
In the award-winning "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show," lovable host Ruby guides viewers on a magical, fun adventure through art activities, beautiful old-school animation, original songs,... See full summary »
18. Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show (2012 Video)
TV-Y | 43 min | Short, Family
From the award-winning "Ruby's Studio" series, "The Friendship Show" offers kids invaluable tools to help them make and nurture lasting friendships. Lovable host Ruby guides kids through ... See full summary »
21. Bill Nye the Science Guy Tackles DeflateGate (2015)
TV-14 | 2 min | Short, Comedy
Bill Nye the Science Guy explains the science behind DeflateGate and whether or not Tom Brady's footballs could have naturally deflated during the game. You won't believe what he has to say.
25. Gravity's Effect on Humans with Bill Nye the Science Guy (2008 Video)
10 min | Short
27. Safety Smart Science with Bill Nye the Science Guy: Renewable Energy (2012 Video)
32. Xploration Outer Space (2014– )
30 min | Documentary, Family
Host Emily Calandrelli, Harvard scholar and former Nasa employee, takes viewers on incredible journeys through space. She visits various NASA facilities as we search for answers about our universe.
35. What Matters? (2011)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Three friends, two idealistic activists and one skeptic, attempt to live in extreme poverty (on $1.25 a day) across 3 continents. When two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa, all three must fight to finish what they started.
36. Awesome Adventures (1998–2015)
30 min | Documentary
An adventure series for children. The hosts travel to various places in the world and, with local children, embark on many adventures in beautiful places in nature.
38. A Place of Our Own (2004)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson's look back at the 40 years he spent summering at Oak Bluffs, a black-oriented resort community on Martha's Vineyard.
Ancient Impossible (2014– )
TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History
When faced with impossible situations, the ancients didn't simply give up, they pursued the impossible. How did they get troops across a nearly 4,000 foot river? How do you get oil from the... See full summary »
44. Extreme Engineering (2003– )
50 min | Documentary
Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under ... See full summary »
45. Nova ScienceNow (2005– )
60 min | Documentary