With HBO Documentary Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Tiger (2021)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary

8.0
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A look at the life, success and scandals of golf legend Tiger Woods.

Stars: Tiger Woods, Pete McDaniel, Maureen Decker, Gary Smith

Votes: 1,178

2. Murder on Middle Beach (2020)

TV-MA | 265 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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A young man is determined to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community.

Star: Madison Hamburg

Votes: 1,948

3. The Vow (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at the experiences of the members of the NXIVM, an organization and sex cult who made headlines for being charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy.

Stars: Anthony Ames, Sarah Edmondson, Bonnie Piesse, Mark Vicente

Votes: 3,099

4. Public Speaking (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.6
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A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Pau Casals

Votes: 1,647 | Gross: $0.06M

5. David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

8.3
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93 Metascore

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: David Byrne, Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman

Votes: 2,100

6. I'll Be Gone in the Dark (2020)

TV-MA | 353 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's.

Stars: Patton Oswalt, Paul Haynes, Lauren Orlando, Amy Ryan

Votes: 4,701

7. The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary

8.2
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78 Metascore

An exploration of the history of the Bee Gees, featuring revealing interviews with oldest brother Barry Gibb, and archival interviews with the late twin brothers Robin and Maurice.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Peter Brown

Votes: 2,066

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

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 39,173

9. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 7,852

10. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 52,489 | Gross: $2.80M

11. Alabama Snake (2020)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Crime

5.5
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Explores the story of a Pentecostal minister, accused of attempting to murder his wife with a rattlesnake. Based on true events!

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Glenn Summerford, Darlene Summerford, Thomas G. Burton, Doris Summerford

Votes: 348

12. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Elizabeth Holmes, Dan Ariely, Roger Parloff

Votes: 8,271

13. Baby God (2020)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, Crime

5.9
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For more than 30 years, Dr. Quincy Fortier covertly used his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients. Now his secret is out and his children seek the truth about his motives and try to make sense of their own identities.

Director: Hannah Olson | Stars: Wendi Babst, Quincy Fortier, Brad Gulko, Cathy Holm

Votes: 409

14. Agents of Chaos (2020)

TV-MA | 239 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Was there Russian interference in the 2016 election? This two-part documentary directed by Emmy(R) and Academy Award(R) Winner Alex Gibney is a product of years of reporting on that ... See full summary »

Star: Andrew Weissmann

Votes: 753

15. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 37,000

16. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.5
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 27,937

17. The Lady and the Dale (2021– )

Documentary, Biography | Post-production

Elizabeth Carmichael, a larger-than-life entrepreneur rose to prominence with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale.

18. After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News (2020)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

6.9
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A look at the ongoing threat caused by the phenomenon of "fake news" in the U.S., focusing on the real-life consequences that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have on the average citizen.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: Jack Burkman, Elizabeth Williamson, Molly McKew, Troy Michalik

Votes: 1,073

19. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,827

20. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

6.7
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This documentary explores the depth behind the case of a woman whose vehicle collision killed numerous people, including herself. Was she really the reckless drunk, or the perfect suburban mother?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler

Votes: 4,418

21. Transhood (2020)

96 min | Documentary

4.8
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69 Metascore

Filmed over five years in Kansas City, this documentary follows four kids - beginning at ages 4, 7, 12, and 15 - as they redefine "coming of age." These kids and their families reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Liese | Star: Avery Jackson

Votes: 685

22. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

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

6.7
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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: 6,490 | Gross: $0.65M

23. Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

TV-MA | 116 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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74 Metascore

An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Robin Williams, Steve Allen, Robert Altman, Roseanne Barr

Votes: 6,963

24. Beware the Slenderman (2016)

TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 6,124

25. The Perfect Weapon (2020)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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The rise of cyber conflict as the primary way nations now compete and sabotage each other.

Director: John Maggio | Stars: Dmitri Alperovitch, John Stimac

Votes: 553

26. The Art of Political Murder (2020)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country's military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.

Director: Paul W. Taylor | Stars: Claudia Méndez Arriaza, Yassmín Barrios, Ronalth Ochaeta, Rodrigo Salvadó

Votes: 105

27. 537 Votes (2020)

TV-MA | 109 min | Documentary

7.2
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The international custody battle over six-year old Elian Gonzalez triggers a political earthquake in Miami-Dade County in 2000, swaying the outcome of the presidential election.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Fernand Amandi, Ann Louise Bardach, Mitchell Berger, Brad Blakeman

Votes: 475

28. Showbiz Kids (2020)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary about the highs and lows of children in show business, featuring interviews and examinations of the lives and careers of the most famous former child actors in the world.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Cameron Boyce, Todd Bridges, Baby Peggy, Marnie Cooper

Votes: 1,181

29. Real Sex (1990–2009)

TV-MA | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary series that explores sex in the '90s. Each episode has several segments about current trends in sexuality as well as street interviews with common people.

Stars: Susan Block, Barbara Carrellas, Annie Sprinkle, Samantha Jones

Votes: 324

30. Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children (2020)

Documentary, Crime

7.2
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A never-before-seen look at the killings of at least 30 African-American children and young adults that occurred over a two-year period in the Georgia capital.

Stars: Tony Axam, Jeremy Bullock, Monica Kaufman Pearson, Jim Procopio

Votes: 780

31. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 2,138

32. The 50 Year Argument (2014)

97 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary on the history and influence of the New York Review of Books.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | Stars: Barbara Epstein, W.H. Auden, Isaiah Berlin, Stephen Jay Gould

Votes: 612

33. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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Exploring Natalie Wood's life and career through the unique perspective of her daughter, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and others who knew her best.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Natalie Wood, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Julie Salamon, Robert Redford

Votes: 964

34. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on Steven Spielberg, filmmaker. Includes interviews with relatives, film critics, peers and people who have worked with him.

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

Votes: 6,090

35. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

6.8
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65 Metascore

A look at the life and work of New York power broker Roy Cohn.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Cindy Adams, Joey Adams, Peter L. Allen, Noreen Bahring

Votes: 506

36. The Case Against Adnan Syed (2019)

TV-14 | 268 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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Popularized by the podcast, "Serial," the ongoing story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of murdering a high school student.

Stars: Luke Brindle-Khym, Rabia Chaudry, Saad Chaudry, Donald Clinedinst

Votes: 1,868

37. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 9,272

38. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Simone Biles, Scott Blackmun, Richard Blumenthal, Aimee Boorman

Votes: 2,220

39. Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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Finnish hacker and election expert Harri Hursti investigates election-related hacks, uncovering just how unprotected voting systems really are.

Directors: Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels, Sarah Teale | Stars: J. Alex Halderman, Sue Halpern, Nathaniel Herz, Harri Hursti

Votes: 367

40. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,735

41. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 205 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 1,312

42. The Soul of America (2020 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past.

Director: K.D. Davison | Stars: Ronald Reagan, George Takei, Jon Stewart, John Grisham

Votes: 242

43. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

8.5
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89 Metascore

An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 4,226

44. Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (2015)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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A probing look into the potential future of "thought policing" through the headline-making case of the NYPD "Cannibal Cop," who was charged with conspiring to kidnap and eat women.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Gary Allen, Violet Blue, James A. Cohen, Joseph DeMarco

Votes: 1,276

45. Have You Seen Andy? (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

6.9
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"Have You Seen Andy?" is the personal story of a childhood friendship abruptly ended by the tragic abduction of a young boy. On a hot summer day in August 1976, ten year-old Andy Puglisi ... See full summary »

Director: Melanie Perkins

Votes: 329

46. Bright Lights (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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78 Metascore

An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie and Todd.

Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher, Catherine Hickland

Votes: 3,150

47. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.6
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,357 | Gross: $0.16M

48. Heart of a Dog (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.0
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84 Metascore

Multimedia artist Laurie Anderson reflects on her relationship with her beloved terrier Lolabelle.

Director: Laurie Anderson | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Archie, Jason Berg, Heung-Heung Chin

Votes: 2,129 | Gross: $0.42M

49. Untitled George Carlin Documentary

Documentary | Pre-production

Interviews with George Carlin's family and friends, material from his stand-up specials and footage from his personal archive.

Directors: Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio

50. Six by Sondheim (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.9
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An intimate and candid look at the life and art of the legendary composer-lyricist.

Directors: James Lapine, Autumn de Wilde, Todd Haynes | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Jack Bashkow, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning

Votes: 578


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