Top 50 Documentary TV Shows



1. The Family (2019– )

TV-14 | Documentary

6.3
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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: 1,091

2. Free Meek (2019– )

Documentary

5.1
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Chronicling the life of Philadelphia based rap artist, Meek Mill, from his rise in music to his incarceration and eventual release from prison.

Stars: Julian Blondell, Jay Z, Van Jones, Meek Mill

Votes: 268

3. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | Documentary

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: 3,017

4. 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: 78,199

5. Hard Knocks (2001– )

55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

8.6
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Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Vontaze Burfict, Todd Heap, Jared Goff

Votes: 1,418

6. Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)

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

6.5
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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: 17

7. 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: 99,033

8. Serengeti (2019– )

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary

7.2
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Wildlife docuseries examining the Serengeti region of Africa following different species of animals throughout their daily lives.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega

Votes: 272

9. 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: 16,091

10. 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: 3,584

11. Happy Jail (2019– )

Documentary

7.0
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The Philippine jail known for a viral Michael Jackson dance video comes under the management of an ex-convict, sparking controversy and criticism.

Votes: 100

12. Last Chance U (2016– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary, Sport

8.5
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Intense look inside the world of junior college football, chronicling the stories of players and coaches in the classroom and on the field.

Stars: Ron Ollie, John III Franklin, Buddy Stephens, Brittany Wagner

Votes: 5,043

13. 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: 13,188

14. 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: 5,072

15. QB1: Beyond the Lights (2017– )

35 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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Follows three high school quarterbacks from different backgrounds, playing in different environments as they face immense pressure and similar challenges in trying to be successful high school quarterbacks.

Stars: Tayvon Bowers, Jake Fromm, Tate Martell, Justin Fields

Votes: 379

16. I Am a Killer (2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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Follows Death Row inmates, who tell the story of how they ended up there.

Stars: Reece Putinas, Deandra Buchanan, Asher Carter, Justin Dickens

Votes: 1,634

17. 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: 151,970

18. 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: 78,402

19. Ghost Hunters (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

6.2
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This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Grant Wilson

Votes: 6,056

20. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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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, William Heath, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 14,543

21. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story (2016)

TV-14 | 5 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Inside the series of the same name.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Brad Simpson, Sterling K. Brown, Nina Jacobson

Votes: 20,059

22. 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: 8,139

23. This is Football (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Sport

8.4
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A documentary series that captures the emotions, stories, passions and triumphs surrounding the international sport of football.

Stars: Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola, Megan Rapinoe, Juan Mata

Votes: 161

24. Alone (2015– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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

Stars: Nicole Apelian, Dan, David, Desmond

Votes: 2,044

25. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019– )

TV-MA | 236 min | Documentary, Crime

7.8
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A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Stephen Michaud, Bob Keppel, Kathleen McChesney, Ward Lucas

Votes: 15,708

26. 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: 3,845

27. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 17,240

28. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,135

29. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 48,899

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

40 min | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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Docuseries following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Stars: Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Marcus Ericsson, Pierre Gasly

Votes: 7,278

31. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016– )

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary

9.1
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A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices.

Stars: Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Claire Headley, Mark Bunker

Votes: 3,867

32. No One Saw a Thing (2019– )

Documentary, Crime

7.0
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Examines an unsolved and mysterious death in Skidmore, Missouri, 1981, after a resident is shot dead in front of almost 60 townspeople, who deny having seen anything.

Votes: 31

33. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

7.9
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadliest profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Edgar Hansen

Votes: 7,218

34. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

8.9
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The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through unique perspective.

Stars: Will Smith, Chris Hadfield, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 3,980

35. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

9.4
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David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Munns

Votes: 22,577

36. Class of '92: Out of Their League (2015– )

Documentary, Sport

8.2
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Giggs, Scholes, Butt, and the Neville Brothers... Man Utd legends from the Class of '92 buy shares in Salford City FC. The former United boys train, watch and cheer the Salford lads through their combined new footballing venture.

Stars: Nicky Butt, Chris Jarman, Gary Neville, Phil Neville

Votes: 486

37. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

8.6
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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

Votes: 10,922

38. The Movies (2019– )

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

8.1
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A look at the history of movies and their impact on our culture.

Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Brad Bird, Alonso Duralde, Neal Gabler

Votes: 241

39. Casting Calls (2018– )

Not Rated | 3 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

7.0
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This series looks at the most famous roles of all-time and reveals the stories behind how they were cast, which other actors were considered, and how your favourite stars landed the part.

Votes: 243

40. Basketball or Nothing (2019– )

Documentary, Sport

7.5
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the lives of the Chinle High School boys' basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.

Votes: 237

41. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.6
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With more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine.

Stars: Jan Pol, Charles Pol, Diane Pol, Ari Rubin

Votes: 838

42. Grand Designs (1999– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

8.4
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Kevin McCloud follows people as they build their dream house, often focusing on modern design, energy efficiency, maximizing space and views.

Stars: Kevin McCloud, Roger Ulick Branch Westman, Robert Gaukroger, Deborah Sheridan-Taylor

Votes: 1,959

43. Escape to the Chateau (2016–2019)

Documentary

8.4
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TV Series following British engineer Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel, who buy a run down French chateau. The series shows them over the course of a year, as they restore the building after 40 years of standing empty.

Stars: Angel Adoree, Dick Strawbridge, Tracy Ann Oberman

Votes: 321

44. The Staircase (2004– )

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

8.0
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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, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 13,590

45. 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: 25

46. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,590

47. 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: 34,051

48. The Curse of Oak Island (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.0
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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.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina, Charles Barkhouse

Votes: 3,265

49. 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: 41

50. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Star: Ann Smith

Votes: 15,694


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