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The 10 best National Geographic shows on Disney+

If you like to take your regular dose of binge-watching with a side of educational titles, you’re in the right place.

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When thinking of Disney+, National Geographic content might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Even so, the Disney subsidiary has plenty to offer, from exciting game shows like Brain Games to series like The World According to Jeff Goldblum.

Some of these shows will be delightful for the entire family, while others will help you expand your horizons and knowledge. If you're a lover of animals, we particularly recommend starting your binge with Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet and The Incredible Dr. Pol.

After cross-checking all Disney+ titles with IMDb, we've compiled a list of the best National Geographic content on the platform. Add these to your watchlist as soon as you sign up.


Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey


Year: 2014

Cast: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael

IMDb score: 9.3

Tune in as world-renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents the origin and evolution of the universe so far. He also delves into the concepts of space and time and talks about scientific theories, which should appeal to any science enthusiast out there. Add some stunning visuals into the mix and you've got yourself a hit.

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The Incredible Dr. Pol


Year: 2011

Cast: Jan Pol, Diane Pol, Ari Rubin

IMDb score: 8.6

With more than 20,000 patients, Dr Pol has seen it all. Specialising in large farm animals, the doctor takes an old-school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine. He treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even the occasional reindeer. A captivating show for kids and adults alike, The Incredible Dr. Pol remains a wonderful binge for animal lovers.

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Primal Survivor


Year: 2016

Cast: Hazen Audel

IMDb score: 8.4

Follow survival instructor Hazen Audel as he ventures into the most inhospitable wilderness, relying solely on his instincts and ancient survival techniques to make it through. The concept is straightforward – Audel first lives among locals to understand their way of life, then he sets out on solo journeys through territories that push him to his limits. Would you have what it takes to become a Primal Survivor? Check out the show to figure it out.

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Brain Games


Year: 2011

Cast: Jason Silva, Bert Thomas Morris, Apollo Robbins

IMDb score: 8.3

The human brain is a fascinating organ – and continues to be the star of National Geographic's popular series Brain Games. An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled, the series explores cognitive science by focusing on illusions and psychological experiments; sometimes with the help of celebrity guests. Fun and fast-paced, it will give you plenty to think about.

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Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet


Year: 2014

Cast: Michelle Oakley, Zac Fine, Sierra Oakley

IMDb score: 8.2

Making house calls in the far reaches of Northern Canada is no easy task, as the homes are often separated by hundreds of miles. Yet, that doesn't stop Dr Michelle Oakley from performing her many duties as a veterinarian in one of the most rugged environments on Earth. Follow the vet as she treats domestic pets, endangered wildlife and farm animals, all while raising three daughters. Inspiring and relaxing, Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet is the perfect show to play at the end of a long, stressful day.

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Hostile Planet


Year: 2019

Cast: Bear Grylls

IMDb score: 8.2

A groundbreaking wildlife series, Hostile Planet shines light on some of the world's harshest and most unforgivable landscapes, while also showcasing the animals that have adapted to survive in these harsh conditions. Each episode explores a different challenging climate, from deserts to grasslands, and features exciting footage and dramatic music. To top it off, the series is narrated by British adventurer Bear Grylls. If you’re into nature thrills, you can’t miss this one.

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Great Migrations


Year: 2010

Cast: Tarkan, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Fry

IMDb score: 8.1

An impressive nature series, Great Migrations takes viewers on the epic journeys animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, the show covers a diverse range of animals including zebras in Botswana, elephants in Mali, flying foxes in Australia and great white sharks in the Pacific. It was filmed over a two-year period on seven continents in stunning quality, making for a delightful and educational watch.

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Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted


Year: 2019

Cast: Gordon Ramsay, Sheldon Simeon, Michelle Costello

IMDb score: 7.9

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world to immerse himself into various cuisines, with enthusiasm and exuberance. He is on a mission to unearth the most incredible people, places and flavours the world has to offer. As a result, Uncharted is about more than food, revealing interesting tidbits about the different cultures Ramsay discovers along the way. He trades in his usual fiery temper for glee and curiosity. The end result? A compelling series that will appeal to foodies and travel lovers alike.

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The World According to Jeff Goldblum


Year: 2019

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Stephanie Soo

IMDb score: 7.8

Through the prism of Jeff Goldblum's inquisitive and highly entertaining mind, each episode of this series tackles a different topic, from sneakers to ice cream. Tune in as the popular actor pulls back the curtain on a seemingly familiar object to reveal a world of astonishing connections, fascinating science and a whole lot of big ideas. One thing's for sure: you can't get bored while watching this one.

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Unlikely Animal Friends


Year: 2012

Cast: Mark Keller

IMDb score: 7.7

As the title suggests, adorable is the perfect way to describe this series featuring heartwarming stories about surprising animal couples. Sometimes animals act in unexpected ways; and we're here for it! After all, who doesn't want to watch a dog make friends with a pony or a deer and a cat indulging in an awe-inspiring cuddling session?

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