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1. America Declassified (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Various conspiracy-like theories about events in America.

Stars: Ted Stewart, Mike Baker, Ben McGee, Michele McPhee

Votes: 83

2. Head Rush (2010– )

60 min | Documentary

Cool chemistry is back in the latest volume of Head Rush and Kari is there to take you through those mind-blowing experiments. Uncover the secrets to how Egyptians made their mummies, what ... See full summary »

Stars: Kari Byron, Andrew Hendricks, Dean Kamen

Votes: 20

3. Beyond Tomorrow (2005–2006)

60 min | Documentary

A show dedicated to showcasing developments in science and technology.

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Anna Choy, Matt Shirvington

Votes: 49

4. Unit 731 (2015)

60 min | Documentary

Unit 731 explores a side of WWII history that is largely unknown to the Western World. Documenting the development of WWII from the perspective of the Far East Front, the story of the gruesome human research center, UNIT 731, is revealed.

Director: Chris D. Nebe | Stars: Louis Fantasia, Chris D. Nebe

Votes: 51

5. Philosophy of a Knife (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 249 min | Drama, Horror

The true history of Japanese Unit 731, from its beginnings in the 1930s to its demise in 1945, and the subsequent trials in Khabarovsk, USSR, of many of the Japanese doctors from Unit 731. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Iskanov | Stars: Tetsuro Sakagami, Tomoya Okamoto, Yukari Fujimoto, Manoush

Votes: 1,336

6. Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)

75 min | Documentary

When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than four million slaves were set free. Over 70 years later, the memories of some 2,000 slave-era survivors were transcribed and preserved by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ed Bell, Thomas Lennon | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Michael Boatman, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 203

7. The Big Picture with Kal Penn (2015– )

Documentary

A variety of topics are analyzed using interviews and data collection to create information maps with statistics.

Stars: Kal Penn, Gilbert Soto, Eric Cahill, Tim Cannon

Votes: 156

8. The Big Brain Theory (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Reality-TV

THE BIG BRAIN THEORY: PURE GENIUS searches for America's brightest, boldest, out-of-the-box thinkers and pits them against one another in seemingly impossible engineering challenges. Host ... See full summary »

Stars: Kal Penn, Joe Caravella, Gui Cavalcanti, Amy Elliott

Votes: 181

9. Canada: The Story of Us (2017– )

Drama, History

This epic adventure history series tells the grand story of people, places and events that shaped Canada. It's a tale filled with change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, ... See full summary »

Stars: Sylvie Pamphile, Matthew MacCallum, Steve Rizzo, Jeffrey Barnes

Votes: 76

10. America: The Story of the 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: 1,331

11. Mankind the Story of All of Us (2012)

720 min | Documentary, History

Follow-up to America: The Story of the US (2010). Mankind embraces a groundbreaking way of telling this epic human story. Drawing on a growing global interest in a revelatory field of ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Brolin, Richard Machowicz, James Meigs, George Wunderlich

Votes: 1,394

12. The Dark Ages (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The History Channel examines the Dark Ages from the fall of the Roman Empire to the First Crusade.

Director: Christopher Cassel | Stars: Philip Daileader, Kelly DeVries, Bonnie Effros, Adnan Husain

Votes: 379

13. FredHeads: The Documentary

Documentary | Filming

FredHeads is about a the fans within the A Nightmare on Elm Street community. As A Nightmare on Elm Street is a global phenomenon that continues to thrive many years after its 1984 release,... See full summary »

Director: Paige Troxell | Stars: Miko Hughes, Robert Rusler, Jennifer Rubin, Kelly Jo Minter

14. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,746

15. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,561

16. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,655

17. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,606

18. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 292

19. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,388

20. The Planets (1999– )

390 min | Documentary

The Planets is a made for television documentary series that explores in depth the planets that make up our solar system.

Stars: Mark Halliley, Donald Black, Jerry Soften, Sasa Vasilievski

Votes: 1,340

21. The Planets (2017– )

Documentary

Episodes are about individual planets in our solar system

Stars: Erik Dellums, Hakeem Oluseyi, Michael Massimino, Erik Asphaug

Votes: 131

22. Space's Deepest Secrets (2016– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

The stories of the men and women who pushed their ingenuity and curiosity beyond the limits to uncover some of the most groundbreaking findings in the history of space exploration.

Stars: David O'Brien, Michelle Thaller, Hakeem Oluseyi, Phil Plait

Votes: 160

23. Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible (2009– )

TV-G | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

What first appears to be a send-up of classic science fiction is in fact a thorough examination of the real-world science behind the sensationalism. In the pilot episode, the physics behind... See full summary »

Stars: Michio Kaku, Zorikh Lequidre, Luke Crowe, Paul Davies

Votes: 352

24. Miniverse (2017 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

Miniverse is an exclusive, original 4K CuriosityStream documentary film that takes viewers on a road trip across the Solar System, scaled down to the size of the continental United States. Astronaut Chris Hadfield hosts.

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Laura Danly, Chris Hadfield, Michio Kaku, Derrick Pitts

Votes: 23

25. Alien Encounters (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Sci-Fi

Alien Encounters is a docudrama revolving around an alien space ship that was spotted traveling to earth for unknown reasons. Throughout the episodes, we are presented with the fictitious ... See full summary »

Stars: Hakeem Oluseyi, Dimitra Jiova, Katie McClave, John Zacchino

Votes: 160

26. Science and the Swastika (2001– )

120 min | Documentary

Series examining science and morality during the Third Reich; the practice of eugenics and euthanasia in Nazi occupied Europe.

Star: Sebastian Faulks

Votes: 42

27. Mister Tachyon (2018– )

Documentary, Sci-Fi

Part real and part faux documentary about the mysterious Mister Tachyon who explores popular fringe science topics to find the cure for his invisibility.

Stars: Rollie Pemberton, Pascal Atuma

Votes: 64

28. In Search Of (II)

Drama | Announced

A Brazilian woman must travel to the states to share a family loss, only to find legal challenges and a life altering path.

Director: Adriana Ledesma | Stars: Sabrina Percario, Anna Carvalho, Maarten Swaan, Diego Medellin

30. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 16,060 | Gross: $17.96M

31. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 5,224 | Gross: $8.86M

32. 90210: 4ever (2013 TV Movie)

Documentary

The entire cast reviews the history of 90210 and share their feelings about the show their fellow cast members and fans.

Stars: Rebecca Kirshner, Lara Olsen, Patricia Carr, Michael Steger

Votes: 22

33. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019– )

TV-MA | 236 min | Documentary, Crime

A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Stephen Michaud, Bob Keppel, Kathleen McChesney, Ward Lucas

Votes: 14,409

34. Last Breath (2019)

90 min | Documentary

A deep sea diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen and no hope of rescue. With access to amazing archive this is the story of one man's impossible fight for survival.

Directors: Richard da Costa, Alex Parkinson | Stars: Duncan Allcock, Duncan Allcock, Kjetil Ove Alvestad, Stuart Anderson

Votes: 1,437

35. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tim Burton, Kevin Smith, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,032

36. The Family Business (2018– )

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving exotic car dealership in New York. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. When they come under siege the Duncans will have to stick together or die separately.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Armand Assante, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 175

37. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 525,169 | Gross: $67.44M

38. Addicted to Sexting (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

"ADDICTED TO SEXTING", a compelling (and sometimes humorous) look at the rise and proliferation of this social phenomenon from several varying perspectives and how the lives of those ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Tosconi | Stars: Lisa Ann, Paul D'Angelo, Nina Hartley, Amie Harwick

Votes: 713

39. Mafia's Greatest Hits (2012– )

Documentary, Biography, History

This takes you through the life of mobster and shows you their rise and fall.

Stars: Fabio Vassallo, Andrew Jonas, Selwyn Raab, Paul Fitzjohn

Votes: 100

40. Inside the American Mob (2013– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organized crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Polisi, Kenneth Carrella, Thomas Logan Crown, John Farnworth

Votes: 524

41. Mobsters (1997–2012)

Documentary

an in depth look with interviews with former associates, law enforcement officials and others as well as reenactments of their criminal activities to show how each real life mobster made an impact on society individually and as a whole.

Stars: Michael McGlone, John Lurie, Ernest Volkman, Selwyn Raab

Votes: 110

42. The Making of the Mob (2015– )

343 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Bell, Craig Thomas Rivela, Rich Graff, John Binder

Votes: 1,953

43. Gotti: Godfather and Son (2018)

TV-14 | 172 min | Documentary, Biography

John Gotti Jr. tells the story of how he became the man he is today. When you realize that family is more important than the mafia, that's when he steps out of the shadows. The father lives and dies "by the sword." Very sad but moving.

Stars: Bruce Cutler, John Gotti Jr., Angel Gotti, Peter Gotti

Votes: 108

44. Gangland (2007–2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Biography, Crime, History

Follows the evolution and power of gangs across the United States.

Stars: Mike Hefley, Rahul Thakkar, Martin Cox, Tim Zaal

Votes: 767

45. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 19,719

46. From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

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

Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith, David Andrews

Votes: 9,627

47. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008)

Documentary, History

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Jim Lovell, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 1,733

48. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,211 | Gross: $1.13M

49. Moon Machines (2008– )

Documentary

A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.

Stars: Robert Seamans, Bill Stoney, Sonny Morea, Cliff Hess

Votes: 324

50. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

78 Metascore

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

Director: Mark Craig | Stars: Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon

Votes: 2,773 | Gross: $0.05M

51. The Mars Generation (2017)

97 min | Documentary

Aspiring teenage astronauts reveal that a journey to Mars is closer than you think.

Director: Michael Barnett | Stars: Bob Behnken, Alayna Bidlack, Niko Blanks, Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Votes: 757