National Geographic Documentaries

#1 - Lost Ships of the Mediterranean

Season 2000 - Episode 1

Join famed underwater explorer Dr. Robert Ballard as a rare find off the coast of Israel sends him, a team of experts, and a National Geographic crew on a quest to solve an archaeological mystery. See the oldest shipwrecks ever found in the deep Mediterranean, relive the excitement of an ancient wreck discovered by a U.S. Navy nuclear sub, and probe the secrets of these unprecedented archaeological time capsules and the clues they offer to an extraordinary, ancient civilization that dates back to biblical times.

#2 - Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

Season 1996 - Episode 200

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Season 2015 - Episode 0

#4 - Ten Years on Mars

Season 2014 - Episode 1

When the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity touched down on Mars in January 2004, they were expected to drive a few hundred yards and last 90 days. But scientists were wrong; the hardy robots proved to be two of the greatest explorers of the Space Age. Now, 10 years later, one rover is down, but the other refuses to die and continues to send back stunning images and exciting new scientific information. As newer rovers continue to land on the alien planet, we look back at this remarkable journey. (Source: National Geographic Channel)

#5 - Last Voyage of the Lusitania

Season 1994 - Episode 1

Why did Germany torpedo the Lusitania, a civilian vessel? And why did such an enormous ship sink so fast? Now, take a high-tech plunge beneath the Irish Channel and relive one of the century's most mysterious maritime tragedies: The date is May 7, 1915, just nine months into World War I. A German U-boat torpedoes the Lusitania, one of the largest and fastest luxury liners of its day. Of the 1,959 people aboard, including millionaire Alfred Vanderbilt, nearly two-thirds die. Many are trapped inside as the great ship sinks in just eighteen minutes.

#6 - The Greatest Flight

Season 1985 - Episode 1

This National Geographic film documents the efforts of Peter McMillan and Lang Kidley to recreate a famous biplane flight from England to Australia in 1919. Using the original plans, the pair builds an exact replica of the original biplane and then sets flight from England. Cameras follow the pair during their flight, capturing breathtaking views of Egypt, India, and the long string of islands stretching from Asia to Australia.

#7 - The Raising of The Costa Concordia

Season 2015 - Episode 1

This film charts the inside story of the race to raise and re-float the stricken Costa Concordia. The colossal cruise ship crashed into rocks and capsized on the island of Giglio in Italy in a tragic disaster in which 32 people lost their lives trying to escape. This film uses stunning CGI animation and unique access footage to reveal the incredible innovations and technological breakthroughs needed to make 114,000 tons of mangled metal sail again.

#8 - Voyage of the Brigantine Yankee

Season 1966 - Episode 1

#9 - Australia: The Timeless Land

Season 1969 - Episode 1

#10 - Wild River

Season 1970 - Episode 1

#11 - Secrets of the Virgin Queen

Season 2011 - Episode 1

They called her the Virgin Queen England's first Queen Elizabeth, a revered ruler in her own lifetime. Yet behind her fame lie many dark secrets, and an unsolved mystery Why didn't the queen marry and provide an heir to the throne? For centuries, rumors have swirled of claims of illegitimacy, adultery and even that the queen may not have been a woman. Now NGC reveals the startling stories and secrets behind England's Virgin Queen.

#12 - Diving into Noah's Flood

Season 2012 - Episode 1

Archaeologist Jeff Rose embarks on a journey to understand how the destructive forces of water might have inspired the biblical story of Noahs Ark and the great flood. Dr. Rose believes that a massive flood once swallowed a landmass as big as Great Britain, created the Persian Gulf and sent tribes of Neolithic people into constant retreat from the ever-rising waters.

#13 - Strange Creatures of the Night

Season 1973 - Episode 1

#14 - Gold!

Season 1979 - Episode 1

#15 - The Sharks

Season 1982 - Episode 1

#16 - Search for the Great Apes

Season 1976 - Episode 1

#17 - Journey to the Outer Limits

Season 1974 - Episode 1

#18 - Lions of the African Night

Season 1987 - Episode 1

#19 - Baka: People of the Forest

Season 1989 - Episode 1

#20 - Rain Forest

Season 1983 - Episode 1

#21 - Cats: Caressing the Tiger

Season 1991 - Episode 1

#22 - A Treasure Ship's Tragedy

Season 2004 - Episode 2

Almost 250 years after a vicious storm sent the Auguste cargo ship to the bottom of a Cape Breton Bay, causing a ship of millionaires to go down with their wealth in gold, a team of archaeologists and divers hopes to finally uncover the forgotten story of the shipwreck and raise a lost treasure.

#23 - Sharkville

Season 2008 - Episode 2

While on a study in Sharkville, a shark-infested area off Africa's coast, shark expert Ryan Johnson made the discovery of a lifetime, great whites hunting at night. For the first time on film, witness this remarkable sight.

#24 - Egypt: Quest for Eternity

Season 1982 - Episode 2

Take a spectacular journey to walk among the ancient ruins of one of history's great civilizations. Through the centuries, 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 the kings and queens are buried. Join Egyptologists as they unravel and interpret the riddles of Egypt's intriguing past.

#25 - Seed Hunter

Season 2009 - Episode 2

Unless answers are found quickly to strengthen the genetic base of our food in accelerating climate change, our world could face mass starvation. Solutions to this crisis lie within Mother Nature herself in the form of diverse genes found in the wild ancestors of our staple foods - and the man to hunt them down is Dr Ken Street, the Indiana Jones of agriculture. Ken and his team will travel to the land where agriculture began nearly 10,000 years ago. In the remotest parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, the genetic origins of our daily bread and other food still survive. The crops growing here have taken centuries to develop robust genetic traits that allow them to thrive in the harshest of climates. Scientists around the world want access to these genes so they may be integrated into food crops compromised by global warming.