Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows
9. RBG (2018)
PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography
The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
Votes: 10,763 | Gross: $14.02M
10. Class Action Park (2020)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary that focuses on a dangerously legendary water park and its slew of injuries and crimes along with child safety concerns.
11. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 21,234 | Gross: $0.65M
15. Robin's Wish (2020)
77 min | Documentary, Biography
An intimate portrait of Robin Williams and his invulnerable spirit, Robin's Wish is the story of what really happened to one of the greatest entertainers of all time - and what his mind was fighting.
19. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)
84 min | Documentary
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.
21. Love Fraud (2020)
TV-MA | Documentary
This four-part docu-series follows the search of Richard Scott Smith, who used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon women looking for love. The story unravels in real time as Smith's victims band together to seek sweet revenge.
27. Nathan for You (2013–2017)
TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy
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.
28. La Línea: Shadow of Narco (2020)
TV-MA | Documentary, Crime
Go inside La Línea, the Spanish beach town turned into Europe's drug trafficking hub, and meet the law enforcement officials determined to change that.
29. Feels Good Man (2020)
92 min | Documentary, Comedy
Artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who used it for their own purposes.
33. Jackass: The Movie (2002)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy
Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.
Votes: 80,457 | Gross: $64.26M
34. Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2019)
103 min | Documentary
Adapting one of the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time, Capital in the 21st Century is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption ... See full summary »
35. I Am Greta (2020)
97 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems.
38. Take Us Home: Leeds United (2019– )
42 min | Documentary, Sport
English football's famous 'fallen giant' Leeds United is at the start of a journey: to win promotion back to the Premier League. New owner Andrea Radrizzani has recruited a world-class head... See full summary »
39. The Dissident (2020)
119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller
When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.
40. Unsolved Mysteries (2020– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime
Immersive, character-driven stories are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries.
41. The Curse of Oak Island (2014– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the mystery of Oak Island, renew efforts to discover the legendary treasure with sophisticated machinery.
42. Love on the Spectrum (2019– )
TV-14 | Documentary, Reality-TV, Romance
A four-part documentary series following young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love, dating and relationships.
43. Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2020– )
TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary
Following the wildly successful "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," Neil deGrasse Tyson returns as host to translate more revelations of science into a lavish transporting experience, taking ... See full summary »
46. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
44 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
48. The Way I See It (2020)
PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary
Former Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza's journey as a person with top secret clearance and total access to the President.
49. Chef's Table: BBQ (2020– )
TV-14 | Documentary
The critically-acclaimed series returns for its latest iteration, delving into the smoky, juicy world of barbecue. Featured chefs and pitmasters include Tootsie Tomantez, Lennox Hastie, Rodney Scott, and Rosalia Chay Chuc.
50. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary
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.