Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows



1. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (2022)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case.

Stars: Mike Watkiss, Kate McNally, Gary Page, Jewelle Barlow

Votes: 4,339

2. What Is a Woman? (2022)

95 min | Documentary

8.6
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It's the question you're not allowed to ask. The documentary they don't want you to see.

Director: Justin Folk | Stars: Matt Walsh, Gert Comfrey, Marci Bowers, Don Sucher

Votes: 12,485

3. 2000 Mules (2022)

89 min | Documentary

6.4
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A documentary film which exposes widespread, coordinated voter fraud in the 2020 election, sufficient to change the overall outcome.

Directors: Debbie D'Souza, Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Catherine Engelbrecht, Gregg Phillips, Debbie D'Souza

Votes: 6,431

4. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Martha Ratliff, Ron Guerette

Votes: 23,675

5. Halftime (2022)

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

6.5
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62 Metascore

An intimate look at Jennifer Lopez as she reflects on her milestones and evolution as an artist, and navigates the second half of her career continuing to entertain, empower and inspire.

Directors: Amanda Micheli, Sam Wrench | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Adam Blackstone, Kim Burse

Votes: 2,328

6. Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

5.9
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Conspiracy. Fraud. Violence. Murder. What starts out virtual can get real all too quickly--and when the web is worldwide, so are the consequences.

Stars: Aaron Kuban, Daniel Rigmaiden, Samara Couri, Jerrod Paige

Votes: 713

7. Prehistoric Planet (2022)

TV-PG | 203 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Travel back 66 million years to when majestic dinosaurs and extraordinary creatures roamed the lands, seas and skies.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 5,239

8. The Deep End (2022)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

6.2
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An arresting and provocative exploration inside the world of one of today's most controversial spiritual teachers and her dedicated followers.

Stars: Teal Swan, Molly Monahan

Votes: 463

9. Jackass Forever (2022)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.9
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74 Metascore

After 11 years, the Jackass crew is back for another crusade.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England

Votes: 37,981

10. Jackass 4.5 (2022 Video)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.5
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Through outrageous, never-before-seen footage, witness the making of the Jackass crew's last go at wild stunts.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England

Votes: 9,258

11. Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis (2022)

TV-MA | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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In August 1988, two armed bank robbers keep German and Dutch police at bay for 54 hours during a hostage-taking drama that ends badly.

Director: Volker Heise | Stars: Dieter Degowski, Hans-Jürgen Rösner, Talha Senturk

Votes: 1,140

12. Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear (2022)

TV-G | 35 min | Documentary, Short

6.3
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A documentary about the fictional character Buzz Lightyear and the making of the film Lightyear (2022).

Director: Tony Kaplan | Stars: Chris Evans, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Jason Headley

Votes: 390

13. The Homeschool Awakening (2022)

100 min | Documentary

5.0
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Actor Kirk Cameron dives into the adventures of dynamic American families on a mission to put fun and faith back into their education and learning. He explores the ins, outs, and honest ... See full summary »

Director: Caleb Price | Stars: Megan Boesch, Kirk Cameron, Callie Chaplow, John Critz

Votes: 98

14. Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill (2022 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

4.5
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Bill Burr shares the stage with his favorite comedians.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Bill Burr, Dave Attell, Jimmy Carr, Ronny Chieng

Votes: 1,582

15. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

9.5
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David Attenborough returns with a new wildlife documentary that shows life in a variety of habitats.

Stars: David Attenborough, Talha Senturk, Chadden Hunter, Gordon Buchanan

Votes: 133,715

16. Our Father (III) (2022)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

6.5
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43 Metascore

After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

Director: Lucie Jourdan | Stars: Jacoba Ballard, Julie Harmon, Matt White, Heather Woock

Votes: 8,352

17. Keep Sweet (2021)

103 min | Documentary

6.4
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This film concerns the conflicts in two towns on opposite sides of a state line. The area of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., was settled by members of a breakaway faction of the ... See full summary »

Director: Don Argott | Star: Nan Weber

Votes: 114

18. Clarkson's Farm (2021– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

9.0
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Follow Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Kaleb Cooper, Charlie Ireland, Gerald Cooper

Votes: 33,311

19. Somebody Feed Phil (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

8.2
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Phil travels around the world sampling food and tradition with friends and a sense of humor.

Stars: Phil Rosenthal, Monica Horan, Judy Gold, Lily Rosenthal

Votes: 4,963

20. Alone (2015– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.4
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Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

Stars: Nicole Apelian, Brooke Whipple, Brad Richardson, Jesse Bosdell

Votes: 4,788

21. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021)

R | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain, Ariane Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain

Votes: 5,782

22. The Last Dance (2020)

TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.1
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Charting the rise of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, David Aldridge

Votes: 113,718

23. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.9
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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Stars: Nathan Fielder, Anthony Filosa, Brian S. Wolfe, Salomon Flores

Votes: 26,603

24. Amy Schumer's Parental Advisory (2022)

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

3.5
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Amy Schumer welcomes her favorite comedians to the stage in this special about family life, from the pressures of parenting to the joys of remarriage.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Amy Schumer, Chris DiStefano, Rachel Feinstein, Ron Funches

Votes: 485

25. The Janes (2022)

101 min | Documentary

6.8
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83 Metascore

Police arrested seven women who were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds and safe houses, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions calling themselves JANE.

Directors: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes

Votes: 448

26. Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends (2022)

TV-MA | Documentary, Comedy

4.7
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Pete Davidson jokes about rumors, free plane rides and his very weird year as he invites his friends onstage for a night of stand-up comedy and music.

Stars: Pete Davidson, Machine Gun Kelly, Big Wet, Neko White

Votes: 446

27. The Pogmentary (2022– )

30 min | Documentary

1.0
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A glimpse into the life of Paul Pogba, the influential world-class French footballer.

Stars: Paul Pogba, Alex Ferguson, Antoine Griezmann, Mino Raiola

Votes: 7,049

28. The Beatles: Get Back (2021)

PG-13 | 468 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.0
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Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be.'

Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 20,262

29. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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Docuseries following the FIA Formula One World Championship across multiple seasons.

Stars: Jack Nicholls, Lewis Hamilton, Charles Leclerc, Daniel Ricciardo

Votes: 37,671

30. Love on the Spectrum U.S. (2022– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Romance

8.2
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It follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

Stars: Dani Bowman, Abbey Lutes, Kaelynn Partlow, James B. Jones

Votes: 967

31. Navalny (2022)

R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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82 Metascore

Follows the man who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020. During his months-long recovery he makes shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life and decides to return home.

Director: Daniel Roher | Stars: Alexei Navalny, Yulia Navalnaya, Dasha Navalnaya, Zakhar Navalny

Votes: 12,569

32. Love on the Spectrum (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Romance

8.6
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A documentary series following young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love, dating and relationships.

Stars: Brooke Satchwell, Michael Theo, Mark Radburn, Ronan Soussa

Votes: 5,740

33. Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration (2022)

TV-MA | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.8
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A comedy variety special featuring LGBTQ+ comedy icons and emerging voices.

Directors: Page Hurwitz, Linda Mendoza | Stars: James Adomian, Sandra Bernhard, Joel Kim Booster, Guy Branum

Votes: 453

34. Val (I) (2021)

R | 109 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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73 Metascore

Documentary centering on the daily life of actor Val Kilmer featuring never-before-seen footage spanning 40 years.

Directors: Ting Poo, Leo Scott | Stars: Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer, Mercedes Kilmer, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 11,333

35. Camp Hollywood (2004 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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A porn star, a bank robber and a Shakespearean actor are some of the subjects of Camp Hollywood, a feature documentary about the residents of a legendary Hollywood hotel. Seen through the ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Markle | Stars: Steve Markle, David Julian Hirsh, Brooke Nevin, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 529

36. Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (2022)
Episode: Act II: Purpose (2022)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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Kanye hustles to establish his voice at the label. When a car crash and broken jaw threaten it all, the unstoppable artist turns pain into platinum.

Directors: Coodie, Chike Ozah | Stars: Ye, Kevin Bacon, Yasiin Bey, Big V

Votes: 975

37. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.3
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Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 9,176

38. Flee (2021)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.9
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91 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Stars: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz

Votes: 14,501

39. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.6
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42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 94,132 | Gross: $64.26M

40. The Tinder Swindler (2022)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, he wooed women online, then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.

Director: Felicity Morris | Stars: Simon Leviev, Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm, Ayleen Charlotte

Votes: 60,246

41. Dead Asleep (2021)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.7
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Follows and shares exclusive footage of the case of Randy Herman Jr., a man convicted of a murder he says he committed while sleepwalking in 2017.

Director: Skye Borgman

Votes: 482

42. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

9.3
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An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christopher Emerson, Keythe Farley, Piotr Michael

Votes: 120,100

43. Spring Awakening: Those You've Known (2022)

83 min | Documentary, Musical

8.1
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76 Metascore

Fifteen years after the Tony-winning Broadway run of Spring Awakening, the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one night only concert.

Director: Michael John Warren | Stars: Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, John Gallagher Jr., Lauren Pritchard

Votes: 444

44. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 7,671

45. A Tear in the Sky (2022)

88 min | Documentary

5.3
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This award-winning documentary A Tear in the Sky takes you on an unprecedented journey into the UFO / UAP phenomenon. A team of military personnel, scientists and special guest William ... See full summary »

Director: Caroline Cory | Stars: William Shatner, Michio Kaku, Caroline Cory, Travis Taylor

Votes: 137

46. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Tressa Silguero, Riley Reynolds, Rachel Bernard, John Anthony

Votes: 17,528

47. Friends: The Reunion (2021 TV Special)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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An unscripted Friends reunion special.

Directors: Russell Norman, Ben Winston | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 58,091

48. George Carlin's American Dream (2022 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 217 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.3
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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 | Stars: Paul Reiser, Gillian Jacobs, Steve Martin, Patton Oswalt

Votes: 2,084

49. Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy (2021– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.7
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Stanley Tucci travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country's regional cuisines.

Stars: Stanley Tucci, Felicity Blunt, Massimo Bottura, Tess Masazza

Votes: 1,773

50. Leave No Trace (2022)

108 min | Documentary

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The Boy Scouts Of America reached a $2.7 billion agreement over sex abuse claims, the largest such settlement in history.

Director: Irene Taylor


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