Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows
3. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020)
TV-MA | 226 min | Documentary, Crime
Survivors worldwide reveal the manipulation, abuse and emotional scars suffered at the hands of wealthy convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Their stories expose a sex trafficking ring of powerful enablers leading up to his 2019 arrest.
Star: Alicia Arden
TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary
Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, 'Have a Good Trip' explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens.
7. Capel Green (2020)
Documentary | Post-production
Capel Green is a powerful, independent feature length documentary film about the myriad of strange occurrences which took place in and around Rendlesham Forest, close to the twin US Air ... See full summary »
8. Trial by Media (2020– )
TV-MA | Documentary, Crime
In our modern media landscape where real courtroom dramas have increasingly been transformed into a form of entertainment, this series reflects on some of the most dramatic and memorable trials in recent history.
10. 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (2017– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Couples who have applied for or received a K-1 visa "available uniquely to foreign fiancés of U.S. citizens", have ninety days to arrange for and have the marriage ceremony. The visa is not to give time "to decide IF" they will marry.
11. The Painter and the Thief (2020)
102 min | Documentary
An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.
13. 30 for 30 (2009– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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 »
15. 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.
17. AKA Jane Roe (2020 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary
Final series of interviews prior to Norma McCorvey's death and reveals the unvarnished truth behind her journey from pro-choice to pro-life and beyond - in what she calls her "deathbed confession.
18. McMillions (2020)
TV-14 | 344 min | Documentary, Crime, History
A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved.
19. The Imposter (2012)
R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
Votes: 43,971 | Gross: $0.89M
20. Cosmos: Possible Worlds (2020– )
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 »
21. Dark Side of the Ring (2019– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Drama, History
From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.
22. Planet of the Humans (2019)
100 min | Documentary
Planet of the Humans takes a harsh look at how the environmental movement has lost the battle through well-meaning but disastrous choices.
26. 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.
27. Our Planet (2019)
TV-G | 403 min | Documentary
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
29. 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.
TV-14 | 5 min | Documentary, Short
Inside the series of the same name.
31. Becoming (II) (2020)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'
32. A Secret Love (2020)
TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary
Falling in love in 1947, two women -- Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue -- begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.
33. Making a Murderer (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
37. We Are Freestyle Love Supreme (2020)
90 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles Lin-Manuel Miranda's pre-'Hamilton' improv hip-hop group, Freestyle Love Supreme, and their reunion performances in New York City in 2019.
38. 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.
42. Apollo 11 (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
Votes: 18,596 | Gross: $9.04M
R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.
46. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018 TV Special)
TV-MA | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy
Stand-up comedy in which Hannah Gadsby explains why she is giving up comedy. She tells the story of the strength of being a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.
TV-MA | 3 min | Documentary, Short
An inside look at the making of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
49. Deadliest Catch (2005– )
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV
A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadliest profession in the world.
50. Rust Valley Restorers (2018– )
38 min | Documentary
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