TV Series/TV Mini-Series 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: 73,354

2. Dynasties (2018– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

9.5
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Follow the true stories of five of the world's most celebrated, yet endangered animals; penguins, chimpanzees, lions, painted wolves and tigers. Each in a heroic struggle against rivals and... See full summary »

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 871

3. Dogs (2018– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

8.5
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Documentary series celebrating the deep emotional bonds between people and their beloved four-legged best friends.

Stars: Beth, Carly, Corinne

Votes: 464

4. 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: 60,610

5. Medal of Honor (2018– )

60 min | Documentary, War

8.7
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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: 622

6. 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, Vicki Marshall, Chantal Dodson

Votes: 3,344

7. 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: 3,344

8. The Clinton Affair (2018)

120 min | Documentary

8.1
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A series of exclusive interviews and archival footage examining Bil Clinton's political scandal of the 1990s and its lasting influence in the United States.

Stars: Monica Lewinsky, Ken Starr, David Shuster, Paula Jones

Votes: 169

9. 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: 90,554

10. 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, James Willbanks

Votes: 8,187

11. 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: 2,395

12. The Gymkhana Files (2018– )

30 min | Documentary

8.1
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An eight-episode unscripted series featuring famed motorsports star and entrepreneur Ken Block and the making of Gymkhana 10, the recently-announced tenth installment of his award-winning, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Block, Derek Dauncey, Forest Duplessis, Diego Espana

Votes: 112

13. Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.3
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Docuseries looking back on the Jonestown Massacre on the 40th anniversary.

Stars: Jason John Cicalese, Matt Zako, Jack Schrader, Maria DeCotis

Votes: 120

14. 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: 10,652

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

30 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.2
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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. Season 2 covers the legends of funk.

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

Votes: 597

16. Cybergirl of the Year (2018– )

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

8.3
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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: 7

17. 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: 16,003

18. 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: 13,421

19. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

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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: 139,376

20. 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: 3,169

21. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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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: 12,428

22. 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: 3,502

23. 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: 9,426

24. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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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: 13,567

25. Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI (2018– )

Documentary

6.3
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An examination of the long, complex history of American presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI trying to enforce it. Featuring interviews with current and former U.S. government officials.

Stars: Jack Goldsmith, Tim Weiner

Votes: 74

26. 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: 1,366

27. 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: 48,333

28. 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: 11,551

29. 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, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger

Votes: 3,621

30. 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: 17,149

31. 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: 31,435

32. History of Horror (2018– )

42 min | Documentary, Horror

8.3
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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: 452

33. Louis Theroux's Altered States (2018)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux continues to explore some of the more unusual aspects of American society by looking at how modern America deals with birth, love and death.

Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 108

34. Casting Calls (2018– )

Not Rated | 3 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

7.1
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Add a Plot

Votes: 137

35. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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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: Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Trent Reznor, Verna Griffin

Votes: 7,642

36. The Innocent Man (2018– )

60 min | Documentary | Completed

The story of Ron Williamson, a man who sat on Oklahoma's death row for 11 years for a crime he didn't commit. Based on John Grisham's "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town."

Stars: Maura Antas, J.J. Arends, Serena Michele Burns, Kayleen Teresa Casey

37. MeatEater (2012– )

21 min | Documentary

7.9
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A man travels around the vast wilderness hunting various animals. He hunts everything from birds to bears. Once the animal is bagged he demonstrates how to process the game and cook it.

Stars: Steven Rinella, Joe Rogan, Bryan Callen, Remi Warren

Votes: 544

38. Explained (2018– )

18 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.

Stars: Estelle Caswell, Maria Bello, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bloom

Votes: 1,757

39. Playboy Cyber Girls (2001– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.0
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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: 27

40. The Bible (2013– )

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

7.6
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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: 9,668

41. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (2011– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

8.9
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Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

Stars: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann

Votes: 2,037

42. 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: 9,877

43. Dark Tourist (2018– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary

7.7
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From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier ('Tickled') visits unusual -- and often macabre -- tourism spots around the world.

Stars: David Farrier, Robin Brown, Dan Bulter, Daley Catherine

Votes: 3,204

44. Fake or Fortune? (2010– )

63 min | Documentary

8.8
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Fiona Bruce and Philip Mould attempt to prove the provenance of works of art using experts, scientific methods and plain old detective work. Proving the provenance however, does not mean ... See full summary »

Stars: Fiona Bruce, Philip Mould, Bendor Grosvenor, Aviva Bernstock

Votes: 228

45. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 434 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, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 11,659

46. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 32,292

47. Crikey! It's the Irwins (2018– )

Documentary

8.8
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The Irwin family share their wildlife adventures from around the world.

Stars: Terri Irwin, Bindi Irwin, Robert Clarence Irwin, Nick Kuyper

Votes: 123

48. Made in Chelsea (2011– )

47 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

4.7
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A Reality TV show documenting the antics and heartbreaks of a close knit group of twenty-somethings in London's most exclusive borough, Kensington & Chelsea.

Stars: Jamie Laing, Louise Thompson, Alexandra Felstead, Mark-Francis Vandelli

Votes: 1,938

49. 60 Minutes (1968– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, News

7.5
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The classic long-running prime time TV investigative news magazine.

Stars: Lesley Stahl, Andrew Rooney, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,605

50. 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: 1,620


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