Watch Documentaries Online

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 10, 2008
Updated • Dec 25, 2012
Music and Video, tv

It seems that more and more specialized websites appear that list videos from sites such as Youtube and Google Video. At the beginning websites that would post lists of tv shows and movies were the most common ones and they are still very popular. Other websites emerge now that only list anime, sports or music videos.

One sector that was a bit neglected until now is documentaries. Best Online Documentaries is a website that tries to change that. They offer nearly 650 documentaries embedded on their website that are hosted on servers like Google Video or Youtube. Viewers can watch the documentaries online on their website.

Several categories like Biographies, History, Science and Mystery and numerous subcategories make it easy to find what you are interested in. All the videos that I tested worked and have a playing time of 40+ minutes. The language is English. Below is one of the videos that you can find on the website. You could really spend several days there.

Update: The website is no longer available and we have removed links pointing to it from the article. We do have a couple of alternatives for you that you can visit instead for a list of documentary related videos.

Watch Documentary lists categories on the left side that you can click on to see a list of videos filed into those categories. A click on a category such as military, history or religious opens a list of videos that are available. The site offers a large list of documentaries that you can watch right on it. Most work quite well and the majority seems to be hosted on YouTube. Some may display an error when you try to play them which may mean that they are country-locked or have been removed from the video hosting site.

The second video site that uses a very similar approach to things is Top Documentary Films which you can also make use of to watch full length documentaries on the Internet.


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  1. Jonny said on February 1, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Another good one is

  2. John said on January 7, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Glad I discovered this web-site as I love to watch documentarie’s.

    Thank you kindly, John

  3. Jeffrey said on November 19, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    You can also try the documentaries posted at

    They really have some nice documentaries there.

  4. Syber said on January 10, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I like watch documentaries but only a few choices you can watch this kind the video. This is another online documentaries video site, it has a lot of good stuff, such as WAL-MART: THE HIGH COST OF LOW PRICE, which I saw that on HBO channel.

  5. Asher said on January 10, 2008 at 3:19 am

    a list of lists of videos?
    now that is meta

  6. Alien said on January 10, 2008 at 12:48 am


    First of all I like reading this website.

    In this article you write about specialised websites that only list anime, sports or music videos. Do you have a list of them? Or do you have a source who keeps such a list?


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