Documentaries, DocuFilms & DocuSeries

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1. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

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.

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

Votes: 72,895

2. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,021

3. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.70M

4. 49 Up (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary, Biography

84 Metascore

In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," World in Action filmed seven-year-olds. Every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,288 | Gross: $0.24M

5. 35 Up (1991 TV Movie)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,944 | Gross: $0.92M

6. 42 Up (1998 TV Movie)

139 min | Documentary, Biography

86 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,054 | Gross: $0.26M

7. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,269

8. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

Director Michael Apted interviews the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,212

9. 7 Up (1984– )

Reality-TV

The beginning of the up series which revisit. 13 childern born in 1956. To see how true is the jusit saying Give me a boy until age seven and I will show you the man

Votes: 190

10. A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

A travelogue featuring oddly-shaped buildings (and the folks who live in, work in, own and admire them) located along USA highways.

Stars: Rick Sebak, Bill Griffith

Votes: 97

11. A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth About Factory Farms (2009)

91 min | Documentary

This heart-stopping documentary exposes a huge health and environmental scandal in our modern industrial system of meat and poultry production. Some scientists have gone so far as to ... See full summary »

Director: Don McCorkell | Stars: Joanne Burkholder, Larry Cahoon, Parris N. Glendening, Michael Greger

Votes: 29

12. Aerial America (2010– )

44 min | Documentary

Helicopter flights above the USA give breathtaking views of the nation's historic landmarks and natural wonders all presented in stunning HD aerial cinematography while narration provides background information and historical context.

Stars: Jim Conrad, Steve Toney

Votes: 293

13. America's Castles (1994–1999)

Documentary

They were the royal residences of the American aristocracy: lavish mansions built by railroad barons, oil tycoons, industrialists and financiers. Featuring stunning works of art and lavish ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe van Riper, Richard Guy Wilson, Kathryn A. Jacob, John Tschirch

Votes: 54

14. America: The Story of Us (2010)

Documentary, History

A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,288

15. American Addict (2012)

98 min | Documentary, Drama

Riveting look at the politics, big business and the medical industry that has made America the most prescription-addicted society in the world. America is less than 5% of the World's ... See full summary »

Director: Sasha Knezev | Stars: M.D. Gregory Alan Smith, Sasha Knezev

Votes: 203

16. Bananas!* (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Byron Rosales Romero, Juan J. Dominguez, Duane Miller, Rick McKnight

Votes: 815

17. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Biography

64 Metascore

The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.

Director: Mark Mori | Stars: Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Olivia de Berardinis, Dita Von Teese

Votes: 1,224 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Bhutto (2010)

Unrated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world. Following in her father's footsteps as a pillar for democracy, Bhutto was ... See full summary »

Directors: Duane Baughman, Johnny O'Hara | Stars: Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Asif Ali Zardari

Votes: 591 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 38,183 | Gross: $3.23M

20. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Caves (2006)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

The Earth's large, deep calcareous caves are virtually inaccessible and therefore barely explored - requiring expert diving where flooded. Some of its wildlife is as strange and specific as... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Chadden Hunter

Votes: 2,316

21. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,419 | Gross: $28.97M

22. Climate of Change (2010)

TV-G | 86 min | Documentary

A documentary focused on the efforts of everyday people all over the world who are making a difference in the fight against global warming.

Director: Brian Hill | Star: Tilda Swinton

Votes: 40

23. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: College, Inc. (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Frontline investigates for-profit colleges and universities. It examines their recruitment methods, their online curriculum, and connections to big business.

Stars: Tami Barker, Nicholas Burbules, Ray Campbell, Kevin Carey

Votes: 78

24. Becoming Chaz (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary following Chaz (formerly Chastity) Bono's gender transition. Includes interviews with family members and friends as the transition is followed.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Cher, Chaz Bono, Jennifer Elia, Jimm Giannini

Votes: 306

25. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,085 | Gross: $14.36M

26. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 6,934 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Planet Earth (2006)
Episode: Deserts (2006)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different ... See full summary »

Director: Alastair Fothergill | Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Clarke, Huw Cordey

Votes: 2,188

28. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,473 | Gross: $0.36M

29. Dive! (2010)

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, Family

Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.'s supermarkets. In the process they uncover ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Seifert | Star: Jeremy Seifert

Votes: 273

31. Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World (2010)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

Ed Hardy emblazoned on clothing worn by Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, on wine and dozens of other products. Now you'll meet the real Ed Hardy, the godfather of modern ... See full summary »

Director: Emiko Omori

Votes: 68

32. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 14,849

33. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,155 | Gross: $1.10M

34. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,125 | Gross: $4.42M

35. Frankensteer (2005 Video)

45 min | Documentary

FRANKENSTEER is a disturbing yet compelling documentary that reveals how the ordinary cow is being transformed into an antibiotic dependent, hormone-laced potential carrier of toxic bacteria, all in the name of cheaper food.

Directors: Marrin Canell, Ted Remerowski | Stars: Lateef Adewoye, Shiv Chopra, Tom Elam, Lester Friedlander

Votes: 37

36. God Save My Shoes (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

God Save My Shoes is the first documentary film to explore the intimate relationship between women and shoes, questioning why shoes are the most addictive item in a woman's closet and how shoes have become a totem object.

Director: Julie Benasra | Stars: Manolo Blahnik, Meghan Cleary, Fergie, Filipa Fino

Votes: 76

37. Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation (2012)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

Explores the music scene in Greenwich Village, New York in the 60's and early 70's. The film highlights some of the finest singer/songwriters of the day.

Director: Laura Archibald | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Happy Traum, Tom Bernadin, Doug Yeager

Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 4,123

39. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,268

40. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

56 Metascore

Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Hinojosa | Stars: Betty Beck, Camille Beck, Diane Beck, Misty Beck

Votes: 546

41. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,894 | Gross: $0.06M

42. Ingredients (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

American food is in a state of crisis. Obesity and diabetes are on the rise, food costs are skyrocketing, family farms are in decline and our agricultural environment is in jeopardy. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bates | Stars: Anthony Boutard, Jean-Paul Courtens, Eddie Eagle, John Eveland

Votes: 161

43. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,101 | Gross: $0.65M

44. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 64,044 | Gross: $4.31M

45. Inside the White House (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A revealing look inside the most famous house in America.

Director: John B. Bredar | Stars: Morgan Freeman, 'Reds' Arrington, Kathleen Battle, Barbara Bush

Votes: 57

46. I Am Femen (2014)

95 min | Documentary

A revealing look at FEMEN- the topless female activists who fight corrupt and patriarchal political systems in Kiev and all across Europe- as well as a portrait of the group's creative backbone, the bewitching Oksana Shachko.

Director: Alain Margot | Stars: Anna Hutsol, Oksana Shachko, Inna Shevchenko, Sasha Shevchenko

Votes: 177

47. Kevorkian (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

After serving 9 years in prison for assisting a suicide, Jack Kevorkian was released from prison in 2007. What followed is the amazing final chapter in the life of one of the most controversial men of our times.

Director: Matthew Galkin | Star: Jack Kevorkian

Votes: 315

48. Limelight (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: 50 Cent, Jay Z, Moby, Michael Alig

Votes: 401 | Gross: $0.06M

49. Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

6.9