3. My Octopus Teacher
For many viewers, My Octopus Teacher turned out to be a pleasant discovery and one of the most beautiful nature movies available on Netflix. An emotional documentary is a story of love and friendship between a film-maker and naturalist Craig Foster and a common octopus which he meets while freediving in an underwater kelp forest next to Capetown (South Africa). Craig’s daily encounters with the octopus give him much more than he had expected.
4. Dancing with the Birds
One of the best nature movies on Netflix, Dancing with the Birds is a colorful, engaging, and sometimes comic documentary focusing on birds’ mating rituals. From careful preparations to weirdest performances, this movie shows the most extravagant male attempts to seduce the females, the success stories as well as the failures. If you‘re looking for an educational yet funny nature movie – this is it!
5. Planet Earth
Award-winning Planet Earth is considered a classic in its genre. When it first came out in 2007, Planet Earth was the most expensive nature docuseries, filmed during a span of five years. With eleven episodes, the series beautifully presents the variety of our planet‘s flora and fauna. In 2017, Planet Earth II came out with new filming locations, also exploring the urban animals.
6. Night on Earth
Narrated by the actress Samira Wiley, Night on Earth is an impressive and captivating nature docuseries, revealing the wonders of the nocturnal animals. From hunting leopards and mating scorpions to quacking frogs and various underwater creatures shining in the dark, Night on Earth captures the life of various animals as you‘ve never seen before.
7. Chasing Ice
Chasing Ice is one of the best nature movies, focusing on climate change and its impact on the planet‘s glaciers. In 2007, James Balog, a world-known National Geographic photographer, together with his team placed 43 time-lapse cameras in various spots around the world: Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, the Himalayas, and the Rocky Mountains in the USA. The impressive documentary reveals that the beautiful glaciers are melting even faster than it was ever expected.
8. Chasing Coral
Chasing Ice, like Chasing Coral, was directed by the same director – Jeff Orlowski. In this beautiful yet disturbing nature movie, the main focus is placed on our planet‘s oceans and the coral reefs that are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Chasing Coral reveals the mysteries of the underwater world, examines the impact that climate change has on our oceans, and suggests what could be done to improve the situation.
9. The Biggest Little Farm
Educational and capturing, The Biggest Little Farm is one of the most beautiful nature movies for the whole family. A film-maker John Chester and his wife, professional chef Molly decide to leave their comfortable life in LA, purchase 200 acres of land, and develop a sustainable farm. After years of hard work, their farm transforms into a fully-functional biodiverse habitat where mother nature does its magic.
10. Kiss the Ground
Another new movie revolving around a similar subject, Kiss the Ground talks about the impact that the healthy earth’s soil has on the overall well-being of our planet. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this nature documentary shows how sustainable farming can help regenerate the whole ecosystem and even reduce the effects of climate change. Available on Netflix, Kiss the Ground is moving, hopeful, and inspiring.