Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.7
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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: 72,611

2. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

8.7
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83 Metascore

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless

Votes: 1,535 | Gross: $8.23M

3. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.9
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88 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: 1,849

4. Lore (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.8
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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: 3,264

5. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Peter Bogdanovich, Alan Cumming, Steve Ecclesine, Norman Foster

Votes: 960

6. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.8
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, Natasha Josefowitz

Votes: 5,972 | Gross: $12.32M

7. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 59,223

8. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

5.8
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield, Stephen K. Bannon

Votes: 4,819 | Gross: $6.35M

9. Medal of Honor (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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A hybrid docu/live-action anthology series that portrays stories of personal sacrifice that resulted in the highest military distinction: the Medal of Honor.

Stars: Joe Martorano, Tyler Williams, Jake Abel, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 234

10. In Search of Greatness (2018)

PG-13 | 77 min | Documentary

5.7
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72 Metascore

Through the eyes of the greatest athletes of all time, IN SEARCH OF GREATNESS is a cinematic journey into the secrets of genius.

Director: Gabe Polsky | Stars: Wayne Gretzky, Jerry Rice, Pelé, Ken Robinson

Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.06M

11. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 10,005 | Gross: $22.61M

12. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line, and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 2,581 | Gross: $1.26M

13. The Vietnam War (2017)

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

9.2
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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, Karl Marlantes

Votes: 7,675

14. Cosmos: Possible Worlds (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: 89,823

15. Ronnie Coleman: The King (2018)

93 min | Documentary

7.2
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Ronnie Coleman is known as "The King" and for good reason. He is the 8x Mr. Olympia champion in the world of bodybuilding - sharing the world record for most Olympia wins. Now retired, he ... See full summary »

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Rich Gaspari, Kai Greene

Votes: 695

16. Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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Latin History for Morons: John Leguizamo's Road to Broadway captures John's quest to cram 3,000 years of history into 90 minutes of stage time and bring a whole new set of historical ... See full summary »

Director: Ben DeJesus | Star: John Leguizamo

Votes: 422

17. Terrorism Close Calls (2018– )

50 min | Documentary

5.6
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The war on terror is everywhere and anywhere. In this series, we learn about the deadly terrorist attacks that almost happened or were not as deadly as planned. Each episodes explores a ... See full summary »

Stars: David Bitkower, Don Borelli, Pete King

Votes: 123

18. Brainchild (2018– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

8.0
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Educational series that introduces a number of scientific topics to young audiences.

Stars: Sahana Srinivasan, Alie Ward, Nate Washburn, Simone Vysnovsky

Votes: 72

19. The Staircase (2004– )

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

8.1
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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: 10,295

20. God Knows Where I Am (2016)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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66 Metascore

Through diary entries, this documentary follows the life and death of homeless woman Linda Bishop and her struggles with starvation, sanity and God.

Directors: Jedd Wider, Todd Wider | Stars: Kevin Carbone, Matthew Nelson, Wayne DiGeronimo, Brian Smith

Votes: 286

21. 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: 12,746

22. Roman Empire (2016– )

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

6.8
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall.

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

Votes: 2,330

23. Watergate (2018)

260 min | Documentary

6.9
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73 Metascore

Patient compendium drawing from 3400 hours of audio tapes, archival footage, declassified documents, et al, weaves a rich texture of understanding, particularly effective in flashbacks from... See full summary »

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Douglas Hodge, Stewart Alexander, Richard Ben-Veniste, Russell Bentley

Votes: 36

24. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,724

25. Cybergirl of the Year (2018– )

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

8.0
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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: 6

26. AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror (2018– )

42 min | Documentary, Horror

8.2
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An in-depth look at the history and pop cultural significance of horror films.

Stars: Eli Roth, Greg Nicotero, Rob Zombie, Alan Maxson

Votes: 305

27. Shirkers (2018)

96 min | Documentary

7.5
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89 Metascore

In 1992, teenager Sandi Tan and her friends Sophie and Jasmine shot Singapore's first indie-a road movie called "Shirkers"-with their enigmatic American mentor, Georges Cardona. Sandi wrote... See full summary »

Director: Sandi Tan | Stars: Sandi Tan, Sophia Siddique Harvey, Georges Cardona, Philip Cheah

Votes: 475

28. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 401 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon desert, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

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

Votes: 12,988

29. Whitney (2018)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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75 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Brown

Votes: 2,396 | Gross: $3.03M

30. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story (2016–2017)

Documentary

8.4
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The story of the 1994-1995 trial of former NFL superstar running back Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman.

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., David Schwimmer, Selma Blair, Paolo Andino

Votes: 15,472

31. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

5.4
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After Porn Ends 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most... See full summary »

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Ashley Adams, Brittany Andrews, Lisa Ann, Danny D

Votes: 1,638

32. Maria by Callas (2017)

PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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73 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis

Votes: 437 | Gross: $0.31M

33. Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus (2017– )

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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The raucous adventures of musicians such as Johnny Paycheck, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, as told by those who knew them best.

Stars: Kinky Friedman, Mike Judge, Don Adams, Gary Adams

Votes: 527

34. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.7
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Anthony Bourdain visits countries, delving into their political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Holloway, Asia Argento, Eric Ripert

Votes: 3,442

35. 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, Skip Palenik, Tom Bevel, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,137

36. Death of a Nation (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History

4.9
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1 Metascore

This docudrama draws parallels between the dramatic fracturing of the nation over Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Victoria Chilap, Dinesh D'Souza, Karel Dobrý, Pavel Kríz

Votes: 4,771 | Gross: $5.89M

37. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

5.8
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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Anikka Albrite, Veronica Avluv, Eva Berger

Votes: 1,968

38. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 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: 138,272

39. Shut Up and Dribble (2018– )

Documentary, Sport

6.0
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A look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA.

Star: LeBron James

Votes: 38

40. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary

6.7
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Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »

Stars: James Rhine, Lena Anderson, James Bartholet, Lily Cade

Votes: 1,353

41. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 8,185

42. 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: 11,117

43. We Are Not Done Yet (2018)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Profiles a group of veterans and active-duty service members as they come together to combat past and current traumas through the written word, sharing their experiences in a United Service Organizations (USO) writing workshop.

Director: Sareen Hairabedian | Stars: Vainuupo 'A.V.' Avegalio, Anne Barlieb, Scott Cormack, April Harris

Votes: 24

44. 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: 12,243

45. Tea with the Dames (2018)

84 min | Documentary

7.6
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86 Metascore

Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith have let the cameras in on a friendship that goes back more than half a century. The four acting greats discuss their ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith

Votes: 527 | Gross: $0.76M

46. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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72 Metascore

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.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 3,499 | Gross: $14.02M

47. DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now (2016 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary, Action, Sci-Fi

7.3
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The producers introduce audiences to the characters and concepts of "Legends of Tomorrow", the upcoming spin-off of superhero series "Arrow" and "The Flash".

Stars: Greg Berlanti, Casper Crump, Arthur Darvill, Issabella Stephani Darville

Votes: 4,162

48. After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

6.0
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After Porn Ends 3 continues to explore whether a career as an adult performer is inherently damaging to the balance of a perfomer's life once retired.

Director: Brittany Andrews | Stars: Buck Angel, Joanna Angel, Christy Canyon, Manuel Ferrara

Votes: 39

49. Crikey! It's the Irwins (2018– )

Documentary

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The Irwin family share their wildlife adventures from around the world.

Stars: Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Robert Clarence Irwin, Wes Mannion

Votes: 70

50. 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: 31,191


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