Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The Other Woman, The Quiet Ones And Bears

By Kristy Puchko 2014-04-25 07:43:27discussion comments
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This Disney Nature documentary follows a mother brown bear through the first year of her cubs lives, which take them through the wilds of Alaska, inhabited by flocks of salmon, and deadly predators. John C. Reilly narrates; Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey direct. Read our review here.

For more documentaries that revel in the wonders (and terrors) of nature, check out this selection that is sure to delight animal lovers of any stripe.

David Attenborough: Wildlife Specials (2008) Renowned naturalist David Attenborough leads audiences around the world to get them up close to a wide array of extraordinary animals, from the polar bear to crocodiles, leopards and eagles, to humpback whales, and wolves. Beautifully shot and lovingly assembled, these eight episodes make for an entertaining and informative DIY marathon.

Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2011) For another story of the adventure and danger of a young animal in the wild, check out this undersea odyssey that follows a baby loggerhead turtle from the Florida beach where it was born, across the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way to maturity, he'll cross paths with an array of gorgeous and deadly creatures. Miranda Richardson narrates; Nick Stringer directs.

Blackfish (2013) Admittedly this acclaimed doc is hard to watch. Documentarian Gabriela Cowperthwaite digs into the secrets behind Sea World, and uncovers a shocking story of animal abuse that had led to the death of beloved animal trainer. Learn the story of Tilikum, a killer whale who has proven to be a killer. But is it instinct or the results of captivity?

For even more selections, check out our Now Streaming archive.

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