Big cats have been the subject of a huge amount of documentary films over the years. They are without a doubt one of the most popular subjects in nature docos. Whether it be programs specifically created about these top of the food chain predators, or unique footage as part of a more broad wildlife documentary; big cats have been heavily researched and featured in nature films for decades, and that is still continuing today.
It’s easy to see why: they are spectacular to look at, fascinating in their habits, powerful, mysterious and well.. how can you not be fascinated by them?
Whilst big cats often feature in films that aren’t specifically about them (eg Planet Earth etc), this list contains films that are specifically about lions, leopards, tigers, jaguars and other big cats.
Our guide to the very best big cat documentaries is updated regularly. We also strive to find lesser known documentary films on big cats so you don’t miss out on anything.