Most Popular Documentary TV Series/TV Mini-Series


1. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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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: 5,283

2. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

9.6
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 50,248

3. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

8.7
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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: 8,118

4. DOPE (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Ride along for an uncompromising look at the lives of those who sell, use and wage a war on drugs in the U.S. and Mexico.

Votes: 525

5. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.7
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"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Stars: Trent Reznor, Gregory Schwabe, Alonzo Williams, Dr. Dre

Votes: 4,827

6. Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, American Crime Story (2017– )

Documentary

7.7
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On the morning of July 15, 1997, fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot and killed outside his Miami Beach mansion by wanted spree killer Andrew Cunanan.

Stars: Holly Lynch, DJ Jenkins, Zeke Ledesma

Votes: 697

7. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (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: 83,707

8. One Strange Rock (2018– )

Documentary

8.7
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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, Mae C. Jemison, Jeff Hoffman

Votes: 558

9. 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: 131,775

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

Documentary

8.5
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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: 10,818

11. 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. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 63,132

12. Trump: An American Dream (2017)

Documentary, Biography

6.8
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British documentary series exploring the extraordinary journey of Donald J. Trump through five decades.

Stars: Colin Tierney, Nikki Haskell, Rona Barrett, Wayne Barrett

Votes: 671

13. Flint Town (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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Documentary following the police department in Flint, Michigan as they struggle with dwindling resources and crumbling infrastructure in a community crippled by violence and a contaminated water crisis.

Stars: Wayne Suttles, James Tolbert, Karen Weaver, Debra Carmody

Votes: 1,576

14. Dirty Money (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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A Netflix Original Series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

Stars: Alberto Ayala, Roddy Boyd, Jonathon Braun, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 2,535

15. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 2,034

16. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

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

8.0
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

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

Votes: 6,775

17. 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: 28,942

18. Rapture (2018– )

Documentary, Music

7.6
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Featuring an impressive collection of artists who have found worldwide success, this documentary series showcases hip-hop's impact on global culture.

Stars: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Logic, Dominique Kelley, Cherie Robinson

Votes: 186

19. The World at War (1973–1976)

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

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

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

Votes: 15,836

20. Travel Man: 48 Hours in... (2015– )

Not Rated | Documentary, Comedy

8.4
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Richard Ayoade and a celebrity guest spend 48 hours in a popular city to discover the must see tourist attractions.

Stars: Richard Ayoade, Greg Davies, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc

Votes: 787

21. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 60 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: 7,202

22. The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016– )

Documentary

7.5
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Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, inspiring... See full summary »

Stars: Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 339

23. It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards

Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Stars: Wayne Wolfe, John Cameron

Votes: 19

24. The Bible (2013– )

TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.5
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A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 9,405

25. Lore (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.9
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Colm Feore, Adam Goldberg, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,385

26. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016– )

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall

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

Votes: 1,515

27. 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, Chuck D, Brent Musburger, Patrick Ewing

Votes: 3,504

28. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 432 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Tom Nugent, Abbie Schaub, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 8,964

29. True Horror (2018)

Documentary, Horror

6.7
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Drawing on the testimonies from people at the centre of each story and other witnesses, this docudrama presents true encounters with the paranormal.

Stars: Amy Morgan, Adam Leese, Llyr Ifans, Matt Tricker

Votes: 36

30. Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas (2018– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.9
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Comedian Wyatt Cenac examines a wide range of social and cultural problems facing Americans.

Star: Wyatt Cenac

Votes: 57

31. American Dynasties: The Kennedys (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Explore the Kennedy family's rise to power and how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty shaped national and global events from the Cold War to the Wall Street crash.

Stars: Liam Murphy, Mark Ettlinger, Kristen MacCulloch, Bruce Turner

Votes: 81

32. All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines (2018– )

42 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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The series goes behind-the-scenes of the winningest program in college football to chronicle Michigan's 2017 season. Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads his alma mater's young team as the series ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Harbaugh, Chase Winovich, Pep Hamilton, John O'Korn

Votes: 133

33. Nathan for You (2013– )

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, William Heath, Anthony Napoli, Cornelius Ladd

Votes: 10,482

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

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary

9.2
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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, Chantal Dodson, Mary Kahn

Votes: 2,957

35. Mail Call (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.3
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Former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions about military technology.

Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Gary Harper, David Sessions, Timothy Pickles

Votes: 366

36. 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: 1,162

37. Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)

52 min | Documentary

8.0
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This is the story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich told like the drama it really was: through the personal relationships of the movers and shakers of the Nazi Party.

Stars: Jonathon Michaels, Conan Sweeny, Steve Munroe, Vic Waghorn

Votes: 638

38. 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: 47,954

39. Escape to the Chateau (2016–2018)

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: Tracy Ann Oberman, Angel Adoree, Dick Strawbridge

Votes: 150

40. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,437

41. Real Detective (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.

Stars: Michael Douglas Cake, Liana Montoro, Tyrone Benskin, Mizinga Mwinga

Votes: 1,347

42. Forensic Files (1996– )

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: 2,836

43. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 8,864

44. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 27,701

45. The World's Most Extraordinary Homes (2017–2018)

59 min | Documentary

7.6
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A celebration of extraordinary residential architecture from around the world with insight from an accomplished architect and his painfully screeching co-host.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Piers Taylor, Michael Seresin

Votes: 613

46. Ugly Delicious (2018– )

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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Chef David Chang travels around the world tasting food from different cultures.

Stars: David Chang, Peter Meehan, Aziz Ansari, Rene Redzepi

Votes: 911

47. No Small Parts (2014– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 581

48. The Confession Tapes (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson, Sarah Isaacs

Votes: 1,905

49. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

8.9
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Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Thomas Morton, Gianna Toboni, Ben Anderson

Votes: 3,719

50. Girls Incarcerated (2018– )

45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

7.4
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A documentary show about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center

Votes: 322