Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows



1. Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

95 min | Documentary

6.7
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The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 449

2. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Follows Jack Whitehall as he embarks on the trip of a lifetime with his father, Michael. The two set off on a journey across South East Asia to partake in a series of adventures, mishaps and escapades with two very different perspectives.

Stars: Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall, Hilary Whitehall, Steven Seagal

Votes: 2,647

3. Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 25 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.7
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A high energy mix of the newest and sexiest girls to pose for Playboy. Models share their turn-ons, fantasies and secret desires while taking it all off for the cameras.

Stars: Elle Georgia, Ali Rose, Pamela, Lauren Rosas

Votes: 19

4. The Game Changers (2018)

108 min | Documentary

8.3
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A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch

Votes: 441

5. Cybergirl of the Year (2018– )

TV-MA | 25 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.4
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Meet the Playboy models who have risen during the decade with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and glamour videos.

Stars: Tahlia Paris, Khloe Terae, Elizabeth Marxs, Gia Ramey-Gay

Votes: 16

6. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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75 Metascore

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.16M

7. 9/11 (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary

8.4
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A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joe Casaliggi

Votes: 6,109

8. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 113 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik

Votes: 10,636

9. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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88 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: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 11,162 | Gross: $9.04M

10. Evelyn (III) (2018)

100 min | Documentary

7.3
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Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as... See full summary »

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Star: Orlando von Einsiedel

Votes: 248

11. Diego Maradona (2019)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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75 Metascore

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Diego Armando Maradona, Diego Maradona Jr., Claudia Villafañe, Corrado Ferlaino

Votes: 1,977

12. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $4.45M

13. Bali: Beats of Paradise (2018)

Documentary, Music

1.5
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Bali: Beats of Paradise is an original documentary that pulls back the curtain on gamelan music and Nyoman Wenten - a celebrated Indonesian composer who sets out to pay homage to the sacred... See full summary »

Director: Livi Zheng | Stars: Balawan, Umar Hadi, Don Hall, Judith Hill

Votes: 543

14. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

9.5
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 79,157

15. Playboy Cyber Girls (2001– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.1
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An exclusive look at the best glamour models from the US and around the world. Discover the most glamorous, beautiful women during their photo-shoot and behind the scenes as they share their passions and desires.

Stars: Khloe Terae, Elizabeth Marxs, Jennifer Vaughn, Ali Rose

Votes: 42

16. The Family (2019– )

TV-14 | 249 min | Documentary

6.4
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An enigmatic Christian group known as The Family wields enormous influence in Washington, DC, in pursuit of its global ambitions.

Stars: James Cromwell, Jeff Sharlet, Doug Hampton, Tessa Albertson

Votes: 1,579

17. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

7.6
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86 Metascore

End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 2,678

18. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 38,048 | Gross: $17.54M

19. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Music

8.4
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MC and journalist Shad Kabango meets with Hip-Hop's biggest stars to retrace how Hip-Hop became the world's most popular music, but realizes that Hip-Hop's true legacy is something much more profound.

Stars: Shad, LL Cool J, Alonzo Williams, Melle Mel

Votes: 2,083

20. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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A Chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 3,343

21. You Are Here: A Come From Away Story (2018)

84 min | Documentary

8.8
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You Are Here - A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were ... See full summary »

Director: Moze Mossanen | Stars: Beverley Bass, Reg Batson, Beulah Cooper, Diane Davis

Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.32M

22. The Mind, Explained (2019– )

Documentary

8.2
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Ever wonder what's happening inside your head? From dreaming to anxiety disorders, discover how your brain works with this illuminating series.

Stars: Emma Stone, Ali Mattu, Melanie Mignucci, Octavian C. Mihai

Votes: 272

23. Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror | Announced

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols

24. Blink of an Eye (II) (2019)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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58 Metascore

An inside look at 2001's Daytona 500 featuring Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Director: Paul Taublieb | Stars: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip

Votes: 25 | Gross: $0.20M

25. Untouchable (2019)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.

Director: Ursula Macfarlane | Stars: Erika Rosenbaum, Nannette Klatt, Ken Auletta, Ronan Farrow

Votes: 591

26. Cosmos (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, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 99,558

27. Honeyland (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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86 Metascore

The last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 499 | Gross: $0.50M

28. Roman Empire (2016– )

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

6.9
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Sean Bean, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 3,660

29. Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly (2019)

TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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'Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly' traces the Houston rapper's rise to super-stardom, focusing on the months surrounding ASTROWORLD.

Director: White Trash Tyler | Star: Travis Scott

Votes: 1,908

30. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.0
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74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $4.37M

31. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

9.4
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Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 17,014

32. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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77 Metascore

Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Daniel Johnston, Mabel Johnston, Bill Johnston, Laurie Allen

Votes: 8,682 | Gross: $0.33M

33. Rust Valley Restorers (2018– )

38 min | Documentary

7.6
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Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is one of the most unique car communities in the world: "Rust Valley." You can't miss it: acres upon acres of old and abandoned cars; a ... See full summary »

Star: Michael Daingerfield

Votes: 563

34. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 13,553

35. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

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: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 14,026

36. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

6.2
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61 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram

Votes: 155

37. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,185

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

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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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: 18,184 | Gross: $17.96M

39. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 27,926

40. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (2011– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

Stars: Josh Casaubon, Carl Marino, Joe Kenda, Sandra Mann

Votes: 2,290

41. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson

Votes: 3,821

42. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 152,743

43. Playmate Playback (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

6.8
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Magazine covers, parties, exclusive photo-shoots, behind-the-scenes confessions and more. Meet the latest Playmates of Playboy like never before.

Stars: Amanda Cerny, Raquel Pomplun, Kennedy Summers, Emily Agnes

Votes: 26

44. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.6
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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: 78,715

45. Country Music (2019)

Documentary, Music

8.9
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The story of the creation of modern Country music.

Star: Peter Coyote

Votes: 39

46. Our Godfather (2019)

92 min | Documentary

6.9
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OUR GODFATHER is a feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Italian mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra. Buscetta helped convict more than 400 ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Franchetti, Andrew Meier

Votes: 117

47. Echo in the Canyon (2018)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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70 Metascore

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Director: Andrew Slater | Stars: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck

Votes: 565 | Gross: $3.33M

48. Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 3 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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An inside look at the making of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Stars: Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 5,224

49. Lore (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.7
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Steven Berkoff, Josh Bowman, Paula Malcomson

Votes: 3,892

50. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (2019– )

60 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Limited docuseries looks back on the group's career. It was music and shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the tightrope that links business with brotherhood.

Stars: Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, The GZA, Inspectah Deck

Votes: 616


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