Most Popular Documentary TV Series/TV Mini-Series
2. No Small Parts (2014– )
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
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.
5. The Defiant Ones (2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
"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.
6. One Strange Rock (2018– )
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.
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.
12. Flint Town (2018– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
13. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-G | 533 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.
14. 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. ... See full summary »
16. Chef's Table (2015– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary
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.
17. The Bible (2013– )
TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
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.
18. DOPE (2017– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
22. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
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.
TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime
24. All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines (2018– )
42 min | Documentary, Sport
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 »
29. American Dynasties: The Kennedys (2018– )
60 min | Documentary
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.
30. Hitler's Circle of Evil (2018)
52 min | Documentary
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.
31. 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 »
32. Nathan for You (2013– )
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.
37. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary
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 »
43. Girls Incarcerated (2018– )
45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Talk-Show
A documentary show about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center
46. The Confession Tapes (2017– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
47. The Investigator: A British Crime Story (2016– )
47 min | Documentary, Crime
Series 1: In June 1985 Carole Packman, a wife and mother mysteriously disappeared and has never been seen since. Her husband Russell Causley is now serving a life sentence for her murder, ... See full summary »
48. Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History (2018– )
Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History, from Glass Entertainment Group and Rearrange TV, is a six-part CNN Original Series that goes inside the Vatican to reveal the true power held by ... See full summary »
49. American Pickers (2010– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.
50. Little People, Big World (2006– )
TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
In the most in-depth television documentation of the lives of Little People, the series follows the Roloffs - an extraordinary family composed of both little and average-sized people. Over ... See full summary »