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1. Beyond Stranger Things (2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Secrets from the "Stranger Things 2" universe are revealed as cast and guests discuss the latest episodes with host Jim Rash.

Stars: Jim Rash, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy

Votes: 644

2. No Small Parts (2014– )

30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 414

3. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

9.6
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 40,391

4. Nathan for You (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, William Heath, Anthony Filosa, Anthony Napoli

Votes: 9,208

5. Blue Planet II (2017)

Documentary

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David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,551

6. Genesis: Paradise Lost (2017)

PG | 130 min | Documentary

7.0
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If there is one part of the Bible that has undergone more scrutiny and abuse than any other, it is the very beginning-GENESIS. Both from within and without the church, assaults on GENESIS ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Strean | Stars: Andrew J. Fabich, Danny Faulkner, Ray Comfort, Ken Ham

Votes: 247

7. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, War

9.2
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Epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in history as never told before on film. Visceral and immersive, exploring the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, Karl Marlantes

Votes: 2,082

8. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

94 min | Documentary

8.0
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78 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Stanley Kaufman, Janice Kaufman, Peter Bonerz, Jim Carrey

Votes: 1,530

9. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 47,529

10. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

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Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 59,174

11. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 125,719

12. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary

6.4
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CONOR McGREGOR: NOTORIOUS, filmed over the course of 4 years, is a gripping access-all- areas account of McGregor's personal and professional journey from claiming benefits and living in ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Dee Devlin, Nate Diaz, Ariel Helwani

Votes: 221

13. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

9.3
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 78,060

14. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,220

15. Jane (II) (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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87 Metascore

Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 192

16. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016– )

47 min | Documentary

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A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices.

Stars: Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Alex Weresow, Vicki Marshall

Votes: 2,646

17. One of Us (IV) (2017)

95 min | Documentary

7.2
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79 Metascore

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky

Votes: 1,167

18. Icarus (I) (2017)

121 min | Documentary, Thriller

8.0
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68 Metascore

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev, Grigory Rodchenkov

Votes: 8,917

19. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (2016 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The producers introduce audiences to the characters and concepts of "Legends of Tomorrow", the upcoming spin-off of superhero series "Arrow" and "The Flash".

Stars: Greg Berlanti, Casper Crump, Franz Drameh, Victor Garber

Votes: 3,504

20. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 14,849

21. Active Shooter: America Under Fire (2017– )

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Whether due to acts of terrorism, hate, or mental instability, mass shootings have become all too commonplace. This documentary series examines this disturbing phenomenon from the points of... See full summary »

Votes: 135

22. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

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68 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Al Gore, George W. Bush, John Kerry, Marco Krapels

Votes: 3,804 | Gross: $3.08M

23. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story (2016–2017)

Documentary

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The story of the 1994-1995 trial of former NFL superstar running back Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman.

Stars: Paolo Andino, Isabella Balbi, Morgan Bastin, Nicolas Bechtel

Votes: 5,968

24. The Blue Planet (2001– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 18,351

25. Kedi (2016)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Bengu, Deniz, Duman, Gamsiz

Votes: 5,083 | Gross: $2.79M

26. Rocco (2016)

105 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Rosa Caracciolo, Abella Danger, James Deen

Votes: 937

27. Intent to Destroy (2017)

115 min | Documentary

8.1
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Joe Berlinger meets with historians and scholars to discuss the Armenian Genocide and the continuing denial by the Turkish government of it ever happening.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Taner Akçam, Hagop Asadourian, Peter Balakian

Votes: 299

28. No Stone Unturned (2017)

111 min | Documentary

8.2
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58 Metascore

Alex Gibney reopens the mysterious unsolved case revolving the 1994 Loughinisland massacre. On 18 June, in the small village of Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, six men were brutally ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Gibney

Votes: 39

29. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary

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Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »

Stars: James Rhine, Lena Anderson, James Bartholet, Lily Cade

Votes: 920

30. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Chuck D, Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 3,378

31. The Confession Tapes (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson, Sarah Isaacs

Votes: 1,197

32. Nude (2017)

94 min | Documentary

6.7
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NUDE explores perceptions of nudity in art by chronicling the creative process of photographer David Bellemere as he's commissioned by NU Muses founder Steve Shaw to shoot a fine art calendar of nude photographs.

Director: Tony Sacco

Votes: 43

33. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

8.0
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An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 18,423

34. No Greater Love (I) (2015)

94 min | Documentary

8.9
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85 Metascore

No Greater Love explores a combat deployment through the eyes of an Army chaplain, as he and his men fight their way through a hellish tour in one of the most dangerous places in Afghanistan and then as they struggle to reintegrate home.

Director: Justin Roberts

Votes: 98

35. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 432 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Tom Nugent, Abbie Schaub, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 7,409

36. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best.

Stars: Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams, Arnie Adams

Votes: 267

37. Shot in the Dark (I) (2017)

79 min | Documentary

6.5
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Shot in the Dark is a documentary on three blind photographers: Pete Eckert, Sonia Soberats and Bruce Hall. A documentary on three blind people who devote their lives to creating images. ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Amann | Stars: Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall, Kathleen Renish, Sonia Soberats

Votes: 15

38. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

6.5
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77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Ai Weiwei | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Asmaa Al-Bahiyya

Votes: 413

39. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary

8.7
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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 26,905

40. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.7
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62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Rob Alter, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 8,832 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Life (2009– )

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 29,167

42. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 18,531

43. Real Detective (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.

Stars: Michael Douglas Cake, Liana Montoro, Tyrone Benskin, Mizinga Mwinga

Votes: 1,117

44. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,285 | Gross: $4.31M

45. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

Votes: 6,936

46. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 5,862

47. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016– )

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall

Stars: Sean Bean, Aaron Irvin, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 1,324

48. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.2
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95 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen, Jeannine Carpentier

Votes: 829

49. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Butler

Votes: 2,028

50. The Red Pill (2016)

108 min | Documentary

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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 5,653