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The Best Free Documentary Websites

I usually blog about web tools and mobile apps that we can use in education but since it is summer holidays now i am going to provide you with a list of free documentary websites that you can use to watch thousands of documentaries from different categories. Feel free to share the post with your friends and colleagues.
Here is the list of some of the best free Documentary websites.
1- Fandor

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Fandor is a website that offers over 2000 indie movies that you can watch right from your computer. It also includes international movies and documentaries covering various categories such as comedy, drama, action and science fiction. All you need to do is log on with your facebook account. When you watch a movie you can leave your comment or review or even share the video on your website.


2- Sprdword


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Sprd word is a cool website that provides great documentary videos that you would not find in the traditional media. You can browse videos by category,topic, alphabetically or by region. Apart from documentaries , you can also find links to short informative videos on the right panel of the website.



3- Documentary Heaven



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Documentary Heaven is another free to use website that offers a various collection of documentary films that you can watch online. It does not require any sign up and it allows you to select films using category options such as activist, celebrity, conspiracy, mystery, war, technology… etc.



4- TopDocumentaryFilms


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TopDocumentaryFilms is a website that offers free documentaries. It has up to 350 films that can be browsed through categories such as art, biography, comedy, crime, history, military etc. You can also select the most commented or controversial documentaries in the website.


5- Human Restore

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Human Restore  is a repository of free engaging documentaries featuring different categories….read more in  Human Restore:Free educative documentaries.


6- SnagFilms


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SnagFilms provides the world’s most compelling documentaries .You can search for any documentary film using a set of different categories and a smart search bar ….read more in Free Documentaries for educators.

7- Free Documentary TV

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Free Documentary Tv is a great website for watching free documentary films . It is developed by Holly who has a great passion and love for documentaries . Free Documentary Tv offers more than 1700 films covering a wide range of topics

8- PBS


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PBS ( Public Broadcasting Service ) is a a great website that offers free in-depth lengthy documentaries on different popular issues.





9- SurfTheChannel



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SurTheChannel  which is known as a tv show and streaming website offers a Documentary Section that features more 1800 documentaries. This service allows users to only sort videos alphabetically which is the only drawback of this tool



10- OneBigTorrent

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OneBigTorrent is a great place for quality documentary torrents. “OneBigTorrent.org is a new place for sharing material that deals with or is relevant to issues of social justice, progressive and radical politics, independent media, ecology“.


11- Miro

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Miro is a video player that provides several channels. You can subscribe to over “1500 web shows, documentary channels and podcasts. Channels include TED Talks, Frontline/World, NOVA etc. mostly in HD content”.



12- FreeDocumentaries, Bodocus and Docuworld.

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These website provide free documentaries that are aggregated from Google Video. They are organized into categories such as politics, health, history, religion, business etc.



13- Joost



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Joost is not as known as the other  documentary websites mentioned above but it does features some high quality videos. There are now about 27 channels in documentary section depending on your location.

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  1. Wow, you really have a nice collection here. Thank you. I'll have a look into these.

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  2. Thanks Manuel , enjoy the free links

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  3. Super list of sites that I did not know about. I plan to pass this list onto other teachers.

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  4. There is also this website, with a mobile version too
    http://www.youtubedocumentaries.com

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  5. and dont forget http://www.documentaryjungle.com/ it has a lot of up to date docs

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  6. yes i agree with the above poster documentaryjungle has to be my favorite, unlike a lot of sites they update daily.

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  7. Please add doc247.org to this list ...it is a STREAMING documentary and news feeds so u dont know what u want to watch, its like watching tv

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  8. What about http://www.videoneat.com ?

    You can find lots of documentaries there, for free. A, plus huge lectures. It deserves first place ;)

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  9. I recently found this site http://www.watchdoable.com ... it has audiobooks and lectures together with documentaries and its being updated daily. You should consider adding this one too!

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  10. Great List. Im wondering what my documentary website it-films.com will have to do to make the cut.

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  11. Hi,

    Also check out http://www.documentaryon.com/

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  12. Good list, here's 1 more for it - DocumentaryBoss.com

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