Paleo in your Netflix

updated 2012-3-3

Here is a list of Paleo-related films and documentaries you can find for rental through Netflix.

Ironically, this list has arisen from the fact that I watch less and less on a screen. I cut out almost all television a while back, deciding to watch only films. Netflix was a pretty good compromise because, while I enjoy going to the movies but not sitting in front of the TV, almost all the films I want to see are from 30+ years ago.

More recently, I've been frustrated with the amount of time films take out of a day. So I thought, hey, I'll only watch Paleo- and healthcare- related films!

Well, that didn't work out so well for me, but it did give rise to a bunch of stuff in my Netflix queue that I now need to cull out in the process of watching what I really want and then ending my Netflix membership.

You should be able to click on a link, which will take you to a film in Netflix, which you can then add your own queue, but note that you have to be signed in to Netflix for the link to work (sorry).

Also, I have included some links to movies on Amazon that they don't have at Netflix.

Now, without further adieu, the Paleofy-your-Netflix list...

Dragons or Dinosaurs: Creation or Evolution? ...just joking...


The Vanishing Prairie
When Animals Talk
Animals are Beautiful People
Ultimate Safari
In the Womb
End of the Line

"cavemen", documentaries

Before We Ruled the Earth: Hunt
Ice World
L.A. 10,000 B.C.
Journey to 10,000 B.C.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Clash of the Cavemen

"cavemen", fiction

Quest for Fire
10,000 B.C.
The Clan of the Cave Bear
Neanderthal Man
Greystoke, The Legend of Tarzan

"cavemen", exploitation

Prehistoric Women (1950)
Prehistoric Women (1967)
One Million Years, B.C.
One Million AC/DC
Mountain of the Cannibal God
Wild Women of Wongo
Women of the Prehistoric Planet

Teenage Caveman
Bowanga, Bowanga
When Women Had Tails
When Women Lost Their Tails
50,000 BC
Creatures the World Forgot
Emmanuelle and the Last Cannibals
Giungla Calore: le avventure erotiche di Tarzan


National Lampoon's Stoned Age
Human Nature
Encino Man
Year One
Cavemen: Season 1
Ice Age
Ice Age: Dawn of Dinosaurs
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Gods Must Be Crazy 2
Crazy Hong Kong
Caveman: V.T. Hamlin and Alley Oop (documentary)
Eegah! (not meant to be funny, but read the reviews)


Once Were Warriors
The White Reindeer
Snow Walker
7 Songs from the Tundra

farming & animal husbandry

King Corn
Farmer's Markets


French Oganic Revolution
BBQ Pit Masters: Season 1


Capstick: Hunting the African Elephant - 2004 - Peter Hathaway Capstick is a throwback to an earlier, more adventurous era when big game hunters were, pardon the pun, "lionized" by such writers as Ernest Hemingway. In Hunting the African Elephant, Capstick (who, as a government officer in Africa, shot over 800 elephants) goes after perhaps the ultimate hunting trophy -- a bull elephant. This safari is one of a kind and will have you mesmerized.
Capstick: Hunting the Cape Buffalo
Capstick: Hunting the White Rhino
Hunting the Hard Way - 1934
Bowhunting Whitetails
Hunter and Hunted

human development

Walking with Cavemen
The Real Eve
Before We Ruled Earth: Mastering Beasts
Ape to Man
Human Family Tree
Becoming Human
Origins of Civilization
Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
Prehistoric Disasters
A Species Odyssey
Homo Sapiens (docu-drama)
Ao, the Last Neanderthal (docu-drama)
60 Minutes on Neanderthals
Sci-Trek: Neanderthals
The Last Neanderthal
Ancient Mysteries: Fate of Neanderthals
Just the Facts: Pre-historic Man - Human Evolution (there are also two other pieces in this series on evolution in the lower and upper Paleolithic)

indigenous peoples and ways

Keep the River on Your Right
Mysterious Mamburambo
Ring of Fire
Chang: Drama of the Wilderness - silent, 1927 docudrama filmed in Thailand (then known as Siam) chronicles the lives of a family struggling to survive on the perimeter of an unforgiving jungle.
Saltmen of Tibet
Man of Aran - 1934 - brilliant dramatized documentary about the Herculean struggles of a community living on the remote and almost completely barren island of Aran, off the Irish coast
Nanook of the North - 1922 - in what's considered the first documentary ever made, director Robert Flaherty's landmark film grippingly chronicles the often-brutal relationship between humans and nature's unforgiving elements. Over the course of a year, the movie's subjects -- Inuit Nanook and his family -- must hunt, fish and build an igloo to survive in the pristine but inhospitable environs of Canada's frigid Hudson Bay region
Greath North - Nanook's grandson
Fast Runner (docudrama)
Ten Canoes (docudrama)
Aboriginal Architecture
Human Planet - this sweeping documentary series explores the daily interaction between humans and the natural world, taking viewers to witness reindeer herding in Norway, icebreaking in Ottawa and tree house building in West Papua, among other amazing stories.
The Linguists


Land of the Mammoth
Last Extinction: Nova
Prehistoric America
Waking the Baby Mammoth
Baby Mammoth
60 Minutes - Resurrecting the Extinct


Cave of the Yellow Dog
Horses - 1982 - In "Wild Horses of Mongolia," Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts saddles up for a rare glimpse into the region's animals and the people who ride them
Genghis Blues
Horse Boy
My Beautiful Jinjiimaa
Manhole Children
The Eagle Hunter's Son
The Great Match
The Story of the Weeping Camel
Tuya's Marriage
Secrets of Genghis Khan
The Two Horses of Genghis Khan
By the Will of Genghis Khan
Genghis Khan: To the Ends of the Earth
Mongolian Death Worm

reindeer herders

Lords of the Animals
Taiga (I can't find a place to buy/view this film)

physiology, psychology, health

To the Limit
In the Womb
Inside the Living Body
Sex and the Human Animal
Stress: Portait of a Killer (Robert Sapolsky)
Neurobiology of Primate Sexuality, Part 1 (Google video)
Neurobiology of Primate Sexuality, Part 2 (Google video)


Wild Chimpanzees
Return to Gombe

reality tv

Man, Woman, Wild


100,000,000 B.C.
2012 Ice Age
Mongolian Death Worm
Teenage Caveman
Return of the Ape Man
The People that Time Forgot
The Lost World
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Add more in the comments section if you find them, thanks!


  1. THANK you for this list! I've started trying to add what I can to my Instant Queue. I have one for you to add to your own. Medicine Men Go Wild. Especially episode 3.

  2. Also, "Fresh", "Fat Head", "King Corn", "Food Inc"