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1. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 10,627

2. La révélation des pyramides (2010)

106 min | Documentary

A view of Jacques Grimault's controversial and unpublished works about the construction of Egyptian pyramids and other ancient archaeological sites around the world.

Director: Patrice Pooyard | Stars: Alika Del Sol, Jean-Pierre Adam, Guillemette Andreu, Arlan Andrews

Votes: 1,286

3. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 5,828 | Gross: $17.77M

4. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 55,020 | Gross: $2.06M

5. How It's Made (2001– )

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg, Tony Hirst

Votes: 5,701

6. James May's Man Lab (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

James May and the Man Lab crew set out build, solve, invent and generally do manly things.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Rory Barker, Oz Clarke

Votes: 789

7. Toy Stories (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

James May travels all over Britain to show the origins of some toys, and creates amazing things with them.

Stars: James May, Sim Oakley, Oz Clarke, Tiff Needell

Votes: 755

8. James May: The Reassembler (2016– )

30 min | Documentary

James May reassembles miscellaneous objects which have been stripped down to their constituent parts, gaining an insight into their intricacies and the way in which they were designed and built.

Star: James May

Votes: 410

9. Gadget Man (2012– )

Not Rated | Talk-Show

Demonstrates new gadgets and technology.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Lawson Crawford, Timothy Dalton-Dobson, Charlotte Gascoigne

Votes: 562

10. 1000 Ways to Die (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Several different deaths based on true stories.

Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders

Votes: 2,968

11. 1000 Ways to Lie (2010 TV Movie)

30 min | Reality-TV

Several ways of people lying.

Director: Thom Beers | Stars: Randall Bacon, Lindsey Elise, John A. Graham, Angela Landis

Votes: 28

12. Monsters Inside Me (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Stories of people who have contracted and survived rare and deadly diseases, infections, or parasites.

Stars: Jason Done, Justin Peed, Dan Riskin, Cindy Chase

Votes: 543

13. I Shouldn't Be Alive (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Re-enactments of real-life tales of human survival against the savage elements, dangerous climates and physical hazards.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Paul McGann, Greg Rasmussen, Mykel Hawke Pierce

Votes: 1,627

14. Locked Up Abroad (2007– )

90 min | Documentary

Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Tato Alexander, Leon Clingman

Votes: 1,546

15. Locked Up Abroad (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

This series tells the true stories that would be any traveler's worst nightmare - when moments of madness or desperation in paradise becomes a journey into hell that ends up in prison ... See full summary »

Directors: Bart Layton, Philip Lott, Finn McGough, Katinka Newman | Stars: Gemma Cousins, Matthew Oats, Ryan Thor

Votes: 394

16. I Survived... (2008– )

Documentary, Biography

What would you do if you were confronted with death? What gives someone the strength to survive? Is it luck, chance, instinct? I Survived allows survivors to explain, in their own words, ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Renee, Bill Spade, Josh Long, David Handschuh

Votes: 581

17. Seconds from Disaster (2004–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.

Stars: Richard Vaughn, Ashton Smith, Michael Koltes, Junichi Kajioka

Votes: 803

18. Air Disasters (2011– )

TV-14 | Adventure

Each episode details an aircraft accident detailing the events leading up to the incident and the following investigation. Each investigation providing the cause of the accident along with steps taken by the industry to make flying safer.

Stars: Bill Ratner, Stephen Bogaert, Michael Park Ingram, Shawn Lawrence

Votes: 269

19. Solved (2008– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

In SOLVED career defining cases are presented by investigators. Forensic analysts, trace evidence experts, crime scene technicians, forensic document examiners, forensic linguistics, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Garrett, Skoti Collins, David Hill, Dion Graham

Votes: 213

20. Cold Case Files (1999– )

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Unsolved crimes locked away in dusty file cabinets. Time is an ineffectual balm. Painful memories are left to a victim's loved ones. What happens when a killer gets away with murder? Thanks... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Dave Reichert, Kathy Mills, Melvyn Foster

Votes: 1,099

21. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, Ron Schleede

Votes: 2,953

22. Outrageous Acts of Science (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Each episode counts down 20 popular Internet videos and explains the science behind them.

Stars: Helen Arney, Debbie Berebichez, Hakeem Oluseyi, Tim Dadabo

Votes: 246

23. Your Bleeped Up Brain (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min

In Your Bleeped Up Brain, a four-part miniseries on H2, we'll examine how the human brain is susceptible to deception and superstition, and often confuses fact with fiction. You'll also see... See full summary »

Stars: Dobrokhotova Ekaterina, Mike New, Benjamin Radford, Jeff Wise

Votes: 95

25. Brain Games (2011– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.

Stars: Jason Silva, Bert Thomas Morris, Apollo Robbins, Eric Leclerc

Votes: 2,453

26. Crowd Control (2014– )

Documentary

Crowd Control is a show presented by behavior expert Daniel Pink, and aims to make people think twice about their actions.

Stars: Daniel Pink, Ken Anthony II, Brian Bogart, Frazer Brown

Votes: 74

27. Scam City (2012– )

Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

Host Conor Woodman travels to some of the world's most popular cities in an effort to expose the darker side of tourism.

Stars: Conor Woodman, Richard Wilk

Votes: 660

28. Breakout (I) (2010– )

History

It takes a Texas seven or just one real life hero to break through bars.

Stars: Charles McGeoghan, Robert Nolan, Shawn Devlin, Craig Cyr

Votes: 234

29. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,254

30. Galapagos 3D (2013– )

Documentary

Filmed in one of the most extreme and hard-to-reach locations in the world, 'Galapagos' explores the unique environments and species of the Galapagos. It will take viewers on a voyage to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Simon De Glanville, Anthony Geffen, Alex Hemingway

Votes: 788

31. Untamed Americas (2012– )

240 min | Documentary

Explores the grit and glory in the wilds of North America, Central America and South America.

Star: Josh Brolin

Votes: 125

32. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,827

33. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Lawrence Krauss, Mike Rowe

Votes: 4,407

34. Megastructures (2004– )

G | 47 min | Documentary

This documentary series focuses on extreme construction projects -- be they the biggest, tallest, longest or deepest in the world -- and the machines used to create extraordinary structures.

Stars: Jonathan Hart, Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner, Jay Simon

Votes: 760

35. Extreme Engineering (2003– )

50 min | Documentary

Each episode of Extreme Engineering features a major construction and engineering project. Some projects are completed ones, like the new Hong Kong airport. Other projects are those under ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Forster, Joseph Giotta, Larc Spies, John Littlefield

Votes: 874

36. MythBusters (2003– )

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

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: 48,338

37. Ross Kemp: Extreme World (2011– )

Documentary

The investigative documentary sees Ross Kemp travel to extreme parts of the world to explore how conflicts and hardship have afflicted the locals.

Stars: Ross Kemp, Steve Cyr, Greg Scott

Votes: 499

38. Ross Kemp on Gangs (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

A look at the street gangs of El Salvador. The Documentary Film follows Ross as he meets gang members, accompanies the police on raids and experiences the everyday tragedies of gang-life.

Stars: Ross Kemp, Nikolaj Kurianovic, Chris Malgas, Sergey Maluta

Votes: 931

39. Mysteries at the Museum (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

The stories behind interesting and unusual artifacts stored in museums are told.

Stars: Don Wildman, Armen Mazlumian, Rory Duffy, Paul Meltzer

Votes: 820

40. The Hunt (II) (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The fascinating relationship between predators and their prey, and the strategies predators use to catch their food and prey use to escape death.

Stars: David Attenborough, Damien Boisseau

Votes: 2,807

41. Cities of the Underworld (2007– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

As we descend beneath our modern day cities, we are met with ancient and hidden secrets. Journey with us back through history and rediscover cities of the underworld.

Stars: Don Wildman, Eric Geller, Sirin Akinci, Ashraf El-Maghrabi

Votes: 659

42. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 41,342 | Gross: $0.89M

43. The World Wars (2014– )

270 min | Documentary, History, War

The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and ... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Martin Berkey, Michael Almy, James William Barker, Ian Beyts

Votes: 1,879

44. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Roger Munns

Votes: 19,374

45. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

66 Metascore

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,513 | Gross: $7.71M

46. Life Story (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 1,547

47. Secret History (1991– )

Documentary, History

Historical events are extensively re-explored both through written records and systematic examinations in the field.

Stars: Paul McGann, Nigel Anthony, Chris Naunton, Mike Loades

Votes: 32

48. Dispatches (1987– )

Documentary

Channel 4's long-running, award-winning investigative current affairs documentary series. Particularly noted for its undercover reporting.

Stars: Morland Sanders, Antony Barnett, Tazeen Ahmad, Deborah Davies

Votes: 114

49. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Richard Dimbleby

Votes: 329

50. Louis Theroux: Savile (2016 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary