Highest Rated Mystery Documentaries


1. Trace our ancestors in Occitanie (2016 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama | Completed

10.0
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An emotional research of medieval and contemporary spiritual connections between two countries in Europe.

Directors: Max Freeman, Momchil Ap. Karamitev

Votes: 5

2. FANTÔME: The Haunting of Brentwood Wine Bistro (2017)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Horror

9.8
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Author Stephen Lancaster and expert paranormal investigators spend nine years researching the paranormal phenomena inside the world's most haunted restaurant, the Brentwood Wine Bistro.

Director: Stephen Lancaster | Stars: Stephen Lancaster, Eric Masson, Christina Parker, Kevin P. McCray

Votes: 26

3. Haggard: Awaking the Gods (2001 Video)

63 min | Documentary, Mystery

9.3
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Director: Tim Luna | Stars: Su Ehlers, Andreas Hemberger, Lutz Marsen, Andreas Nad

Votes: 20

4. Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved? (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.2
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Pierette, who survived the catastrophic Andrea Doria-Stockholm collision as a 9-year-old immigrating to America with her grandparents, has uncovered a cold case that vindicates Captain ... See full summary »

Director: Luca Guardabascio | Stars: Don Most, Marco Ricca, Mike Stoller, Valerio Manfredi

Votes: 31

5. Forced Perspective (2015)

95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

9.1
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'Forced Perspective' is an intimate portrait of iconic Cleveland artist Derek Hess by filmmaker Nick Cavalier. The film is a journey through Derek's struggle with alcoholism and bipolar and... See full summary »

Director: Nick Cavalier | Star: Derek Hess

Votes: 18

6. The View from Here (II) (2012)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Biography | Completed

9.1
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Peter Neilson lives in an enchanted world. He has a special gift that enables him to communicate with animals alive or dead. We are taken on a journey into his magical everyday life and witness a tough decision he needs to make.

Director: Demelza Kooij | Stars: John Cook, Kate Brownlie, Pete Smith, Peter Neilson

Votes: 9

7. Into the Cave of Wonders (2014)

Not Rated | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

9.0
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A unique glimpse of a miracle of nature, the Cave of Wonders, from its beginning millions of years ago to nowadays. Shot in 4k resolution, it is the first movie ever shot entirely in hyper-reality HDR.

Director: Manuel Benito de Valle | Stars: Claudia Garrote, Manuel Ángel Reina

Votes: 8

8. The Missing Screenwriter (2012)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

9.0
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Robert Hurley, a Los Angeles-based screenwriter of Notes from the New World, based on Dostoevsky Notes from the Underground, has vanished shortly after reporting harassment from unidentified people.

Director: Vitaly Sumin | Stars: Devorah Lynne Dishington, Ellie Araiza, Vitaly Sumin, Brett Mack

Votes: 7

9. NokotaHeart (2011)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

9.0
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The true story and Neo-Western biopic of Leo Kuntz, Vietnam vet turned North Dakota horse rancher and his fight to save the equine legacy of Sitting Bull in the inexorable face and juggernaut assault of the 21st Century.

Director: Sean Garland

Votes: 10

10. Murf Vs. Gimghoul (2013 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Murf Meyer, a poorly informed whistle blower with a mouthful of wild accusations, attempts to expose a collegiate secret society known as The Order of Gimghoul.

Director: Keith Haskel | Stars: Patrick Cotnoir, Chris Gethard, Keith Haskel, Murf Meyer

Votes: 39

11. Lost in the Bewilderness (2014)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

8.9
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"Lost in the Bewilderness" is a modern-day Greek myth - a documentary about the filmmaker's cousin Lucas, kidnapped at age five from his native Greece, and found on the eve of his sixteenth birthday in the U.S.

Director: Alexandra Anthony

Votes: 55

12. Led Zeppelin Played Here (2014)

90 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.9
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1969. Man lands on the moon. Half a million strong at Woodstock. Sesame Street makes its debut...and Led Zeppelin perform in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center in front of 50 confused ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Krulik | Star: Jeff Krulik

Votes: 8

13. Nagaland, Journey Through the Choir of Clouds (2011)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

8.9
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A short travel documentary showing the lifestyle, culture and environment of Nagaland, India, and it's tribes.

Director: Jim Ankan Deka | Star: Schuyler Ellers

Votes: 7

14. Draga gospa ilacka (2010)

40 min | Documentary, Family, History

8.9
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The film epitomizes the metaphysics and mystics of the sacral, and man's earthly course in search for the meaning of life. The theme of pilgrimage reveals the history of the Croatian region... See full summary »

Director: Branko Istvancic

Votes: 18

15. November 84 (2014)

123 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.8
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An investigation film that suggests a possible link between 7 child-murder cold cases in the 1980s.

Director: Stephan Parent | Stars: Yeinbinson Andres, François Beaulieu, Marc Bellemare, Luc Bouille

Votes: 36

16. The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Comedy, Mystery

8.8
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In the summer of 2006, two Sasquatch hunters led a group of curious, young paranormal investigators into the hills of southern New York on a quest for evidence of the legendary beast known as Bigfoot.

Director: Greg Newkirk | Stars: Milton Clark, Nick Foust, Jason Gowin, Tim Holmes

Votes: 21

17. Cryptotrip (2012)

75 min | Documentary, Mystery, News | Completed

8.8
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Thousands of unexplained creature sightings are reported in the United States each year. What are people seeing? How does it impact them? What does this say about us as a nation? These ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Maloney | Stars: Loren Coleman, Robin Swope

Votes: 5

18. Hairtales (2008 TV Movie)

61 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.8
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A documentary offering an irreverent yet intimate portrait of 12 individuals who reveal how hair has forever changed their personal and professional lives.

Directors: Scott Otto Anderson, Cath Moore | Stars: Mim D'Alberto, Suzy Badawi, Lance Proctor, Gaby Ledun

Votes: 6

19. Beyond The Spectrum (2017)

62 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.7
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What has Nasa been hiding from us beyond the visual spectrum?

Director: Darcy Weir

Votes: 16

20. The Silent Truth (2010)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

8.7
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Murder or Suicide? On a military base in Iraq, PFC LaVena Lynn Johnson is found dead, shot in the head. The Army rules it a suicide, however information obtained through the Freedom of ... See full summary »

Director: Joan Brooker-Marks | Stars: John Johnson, Linda Johnson, Kenita Miller, Ann Wright

Votes: 27

21. Hard to Believe (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Mystery, News

8.7
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It's happened before: governments killing their own citizens for political or spiritual beliefs. But it's never happened like this.

Directors: Ken Stone, Ken Stone, Irene Silber | Stars: Anthony Archer, Ethan Gutmann, David Matas, Matthew Robertson

Votes: 10

22. The Spirit of Annie Mae (2002)

73 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.7
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Anna Marie Pictou-Aquash was a leading Native American political activist. A Mi'kmaw Indian born in Nova Scotia, she was killed execution-style on a desolate road in South Dakota in 1976, ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Anne Martin | Stars: Angela Baker, Annie Mae Pictou-Aquash, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Minnie Two-Shoes

Votes: 9

23. Bock Saga: Welcome to Rajasthan (2016)

32 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.7
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Unbeliveble story of Krishna and Narkasura King, Story of Heart, Story of Gipsies and more what you never heard...

Director: Alexander Popov | Star: Jim Chesnar

Votes: 13

24. What Lies Upstream (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.6
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In this scandalous political thriller, an investigation into a chemical spill spirals into an indictment of the entire system meant to protect drinking water, revealing cover-ups at the highest levels of government.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Dr. Marc Edwards, Dr. Rahul Gupta, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Cullen Hoback

Votes: 18

25. A Journey (II) (2017)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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A cinematic journey through the world

Director: José P.C. | Star: José P.C.

Votes: 9

26. A Coup in Camelot (2015)

101 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.6
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A fresh look at the forensic 'fingerprints' surrounding the JFK assassination, with analysis from the top experts and researchers of today. From in-depth study of how the Secret Service ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Goetsch | Stars: Peter Coyote, Jerry Dealey, Barry Ernest, Sherry Fiester

Votes: 7

27. Decak iz Junkovca (1995)

Documentary, Comedy, Mystery

8.6
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Radomir Belacevic, literate and scientist, is last seen on July the 9th in front of his private company "Studio film" in Dr. Aleksandar Kostic Street. The author of more than 20 novels, ... See full summary »

Director: Dejan Zecevic | Stars: Radomir Belacevic, Nadja Bobic, Marko M. Dabovic, Dejan Zecevic

Votes: 160

28. Legend of the Shoe Man (2010 Video)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

8.6
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Although the old Shoe Man died--his cup tree dying with him, and his shoe fence burning--Lake of the Ozarks' residents still claim he haunts the woods looking for victims.

Directors: Joey Skidmore, John Shaughnessy | Stars: Mark Campbell, Charity, Mike Costelow, Stephen Creson

Votes: 8

29. Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (2012)

101 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »

Director: Luke Walker

Votes: 969

30. Last Will & Testament (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.5
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This documentary explores the ongoing debate about the authorship of the works attributed to Shakespeare. Writers and critics, actors and scholars, including Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, ... See full summary »

Directors: Laura Wilson, Lisa Wilson | Stars: Jonathan Bate, Charles Beauclerk, William Boyle, Michael Cecil

Votes: 151

31. ...Where is she now? (2015)

120 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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Marita ran away the night before graduation. Two years later she's still running, and one man will stop at nothing to find her.

Director: John Henry Richardson | Stars: Suvi Antonina, Charlotta Barder, Ragnhild Bjoerge, Marie Bogacz

Votes: 6

32. Searching for Hell (2015)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Prepare yourself for a unique cinematic experience. "Searching For Hell" - world's first feature - length documentary screened and distributed in virtual reality cinema - will take you on a... See full summary »

Directors: Darek Barecki, James Kenney, Gloria Kurnik, Yuki Nakamura, Pawel Nazaruk, Tomasz Adamski

Votes: 12

33. Birds (I) (2014)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

8.5
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There it stands, the vulture. Majestically spreading its wings. Holding its position, it scours the open area. The other birds scrutinize their territory as well. Quo vadis, bird? Ulu ... See full summary »

Director: Ulu Braun

Votes: 20

34. Crossovers from Another Dimension... (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 72 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Discover the hidden secrets of a timeless mystery in this award winning film about the greatest Crop Circle formations ever created. The creators of these paranormal formations still remain... See full summary »

Director: Terje Toftenes | Stars: Terje Toftenes, Nancy Talbott, Charles Mallett, Michael Glickman

Votes: 48

35. Building the Machine (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Mystery

8.5
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An investigative documentary into the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Director: Ian Anthony Reid | Stars: Wayne Brasler, Williamson Evers, Michael Dr. Farris, Chester Finn

Votes: 10

36. Corporate FM (2012)

73 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery

8.5
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DJs want to play the bands that they love. Corporate HQ stands in the way. Where does the community end up in this fight?

Director: Kevin McKinney | Stars: Brian Adams, Eric Boehlert, Michael Copps, Danny Cox

Votes: 6

37. Les vamps fantastiques (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

8.5
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Directors: Jean-Yves Bochet, Jean-Pierre Bouyxou | Stars: Nicole Caligaris, Catherine Binet, Françoise d'Eaubonne, Gudule

Votes: 6

38. Roger Ballen's Asylum of the Birds (2014)

7 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.5
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To mark the publication of his long-awaited new monograph Asylum of the Birds, photographer Roger Ballen, with director Ben Crossman, has produced this psychologically powerful, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Crossman

Votes: 6

39. A Glance to Former Yugoslavia (2012)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

8.5
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A small journey to the the lands of former Yugoslavia. The people, their customs and their culture turn out the memories of the 'breakup'.

Directors: Dimitris Tranos, Avraam Papadopoulos

Votes: 10

40. Journey of Hanuman (2013 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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'Journey of Hanuman' preserves moments still existing in India that have not been disturbed by globalization and are connected with the antique spiritual knowledge of India. I wanted to ... See full summary »

Director: Lola Creel | Stars: Rip Brar, Peter Coyote, Arun Mathai, Bekah Rife

Votes: 26

41. Search for the Afghan Girl (2003 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.4
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The fascinating journey to find the mysterious "Afghan Girl" whose haunting gaze captivated the world in a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine cover.

Director: Lawrence Cumbo Jr. | Stars: Steven Brian Conard, Sharbat Gula, Steve McCurry, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 85

42. Stink! (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.4
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"Stink!" opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon... See full summary »

Director: Jon J. Whelan | Stars: Arlene Blum, Jack Corley, Richard Denison, Calvin M. Dooley

Votes: 19

43. Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998 TV Movie)

Crime, Documentary, Drama

8.4
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A brief look at the history of "Homicide: Life on the Street", one of the best shows on television and its ratings history as well as some of the people on the show, as well as behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Theodore Bogosian | Stars: Will Lyman, G.A. Aguilar, Michael Ahl, A. Russell Andrews

Votes: 89

44. The Gnomist (2015)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Family

8.4
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When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, four women, driven by unquelled curiosity about the origin of this whimsy, find that believing in magic is the medicine they need ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Liese

Votes: 35

45. Dark Shadows 30th Anniversary Tribute (1996)

Documentary, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Stars: Jonathan Frid, David Selby, Lara Parker, Louis Edmonds

Votes: 16

46. The Unnatural History of the Kakapo (2009 Video)

78 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

8.4
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The world's last kakapo population is plagued by a deadly curse, without a cure it could be the end of the worlds rarest and strangest wild parrot.

Director: Scott Mouat

Votes: 13

47. Derren Brown Plays Russian Roulette Live (2003 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.4
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Directors: Stefan Stuckert, Tony Gregory | Star: Derren Brown

Votes: 218

48. Kosot ruach leaba (2008)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

8.4
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A documentary thriller. When Taliya was young, she never knew for sure whether her uncle was a KGB agent in disguise or a true member of the family. Her father claimed that his brother had ... See full summary »

Director: Taliya Finkel | Stars: Yifat Cohen, Dorit Finkel, Shmuel Finkel, Anatoly p. Kohanov

Votes: 17

49. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,190

50. Batman & Bill (2017)

93 min | Documentary, Animation, Mystery

8.3
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Documentary about the uncredited co-creator of Batman, Bill Finger.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | Stars: Thomas Andrae, Benjamin Zaido Cruz, Athena Finger, Bill Finger

Votes: 654