Most Popular "Docudrama" Titles
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1. Big Brother (II) (2000– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV
Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.
2. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Music
Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.
Votes: 104,934 | Gross: $4.67M
3. United 93 (2006)
R | 111 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September eleventh, 2001, that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Votes: 83,160 | Gross: $31.47M
4. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 83,925 | Gross: $31.50M
5. Mommie Dearest (1981)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama
7. Bobby (2006)
R | 117 min | Drama, History
The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same.
Votes: 38,092 | Gross: $11.20M
8. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 26,853 | Gross: $4.58M
9. Close-Up (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama
Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,274 | Gross: $0.00M
10. A Mighty Heart (2007)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.
Votes: 24,111 | Gross: $9.17M
11. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
113 min | Crime, Drama
The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,638 | Gross: $2.08M
12. The Gamechangers (2015 TV Movie)
90 min | Biography, Drama
The struggle of Houser's legal feud against American lawyer Jack Thompson, over the morality of the Grand Theft Auto video game series.
13. Alien Outpost (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A documentary crew follows an elite unit of soldiers in the wake of an alien invasion.
14. Battle in Seattle (2007)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.
Votes: 12,754 | Gross: $0.22M
16. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.
Votes: 10,418 | Gross: $0.32M
17. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, History
A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.
Votes: 8,513 | Gross: $13.05M
19. Polytechnique (2009)
Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, History
A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
20. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989– )
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Staynor, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970's. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
21. Howl (2010)
R | 84 min | Biography, Drama
As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.
Votes: 10,675 | Gross: $0.62M
22. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)
R | 92 min | Drama, Crime
An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
24. Blaze (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A middle-aged Louisiana governor falls in love with a young stripper, which jeopardizes his political career and the radical policies which have made him a controversial figure.
Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $19.13M
26. Murdered by My Father (2016 TV Movie)
75 min | Drama
Every parent wants the best for their kids, and Shahzad is no exception. Ever since his wife died he's been trying to keep his two kids Salma and Hassan on track. Salma is growing up ... See full summary »
27. Race the Sun (1996)
PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A bunch of high school misfits in Hawaii, introduced by their new teacher, attend a science fair in which they draw up inspiration to build their own solar car and win a trip to compete in the 1990 World Solar Challenge in Australia.
Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $1.70M
28. The Hunt with John Walsh (2014– )
60 min | Crime
There are among the thousands of fugitives who avoid criminal prosecution in the United States every year. Find out more about these fugitives and join John Walsh in his quest to track them down and bring them to justice on "The Hunt."
30. Switched at Birth (1991 TV Movie)
PG | 176 min | Drama
This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised ... See full summary »
31. Victoria & Albert (2001 TV Movie)
200 min | Biography, Drama, History
The passionate love story that was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's lengthy marriage. Beginning in 1837, the year of King William IV's death and 18-year-old Victoria's ascension to the ... See full summary »
32. The Wildest Dream (2010)
PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.
Votes: 1,703 | Gross: $0.87M
33. Murder in Greenwich (2002 TV Movie)
R | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
34. Fear of a Black Hat (1993)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Music
A mockumentary chronicling the rise and fall of NWH, a not particularly talented--or particularly bright but always controversial--hip-hop group.
Votes: 3,363 | Gross: $0.24M
35. Grace Kelly (1983 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
The fairy tale story of the actress who became a princess is told in this biography that traces her rise from Philadelphia socialite to Hollywood movie star.
36. The Boys of St. Vincent (1992 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
The true story of boys being sexually abused at their orphanage ran by a religious community in Newfoundland.
Votes: 1,195 | Gross: $0.20M
37. Versailles: The Dream of a King (2008 TV Movie)
180 min | Biography, Drama, History
Docudrama about the life of Louis XIV nicknamed "the Sun King", the King of France who ran a glamorous court, expanded the borders of France, loved woman and parties and built an incredible palace for himself - the Versailles.
38. Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980 TV Movie)
192 min | Biography, Drama
The real-life story of the Peoples Temple cult led by Reverend Jim Jones and the events involving its move to Guyana and its eventual mass suicide.
39. Dreams of a Life (2011)
95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.
Votes: 2,304 | Gross: $0.01M
41. Deacons for Defense (2003 TV Movie)
R | 78 min | Drama
The words "Black Power" bring back memories of names like Stokely Carmichael, H. Rap Brown, and Eldridge Cleaver, but in Bogalusa, LA a group of harassed Afro-Americans had decided they'd ... See full summary »
42. Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010 TV Movie)
95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" (McCormack) had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ... See full summary »
44. Unspeakable Acts (1990 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama
This is the story of child psychologists Dr Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in USA.
45. Battle for Haditha (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, History, War
An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
Votes: 6,406 | Gross: $0.01M
46. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »
47. Dance with a Stranger (1985)
R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.
Votes: 1,915 | Gross: $0.14M
49. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
True stories of crime investigations using forensic science.
50. Tom & Viv (1994)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1915, T.S. (Tom) Eliot and Vivienne Haigh-Wood elope, but her longstanding gynecological and emotional problems disrupt their planned honeymoon. Her father is angry because Tom's poetry ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,279 | Gross: $0.54M