Documentary, Sci-Fi (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The History of Time Travel (2014)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.1
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A fictional documentary about the creation of the worlds first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.

Director: Ricky Kennedy | Stars: Stephen Adami, Krista Ales, Valerie Black, Ryan Blackburn

Votes: 228

2. Instant Dreams (2017)

91 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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46 Metascore

INSTANT DREAMS tells the story of a group of scientist who are trying to unravel the chemical formula of Polaroid and the Polaroid-users that eagerly await its rebirth. Each in their own way tries to keeps their instant dream alive.

Director: Willem Baptist | Stars: Stefanie Schneider, Stephen Herchen, Chris Bonanos, Edwin H. Land

Votes: 508

3. Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Stan Romanek is the center of the world's most documented extraterrestrial contact story, and the multitude of evidence accumulated over the past decade has convinced thousands around the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sumple | Stars: Stan Romanek, Lisa Romanek, Claude Swanson, Leo Sprinkle

Votes: 1,565

4. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,815 | Gross: $10.94M

5. Journey to Space (2015)

45 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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An unveiling of a new era of unprecedented deep space exploration in dramatic giant screen film format.

Director: Mark Krenzien | Stars: Christian Gardner, Gabrielle Gardner, Gabrielle Gardner, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 583

6. 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: Victor Garber, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer

Votes: 4,332

7. Sense8: Creating the World (2015 TV Short)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Go behind the scenes and around the world with the "Sense8" cast and crew in this in-depth look at how the hit series is made.

Directors: Josh Oreck, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Freema Agyeman, Aml Ameen, Naveen Andrews, Doona Bae

Votes: 1,279

8. Master of Dark Shadows (2019)

92 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Master of Dark Shadows reveals the fascinating impact of the ground-breaking Gothic drama Dark Shadows and award-winning filmmaker Dan Curtis.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Alan Ball, Nancy Barrett, Michael Brockman, David Bushman

Votes: 18

9. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Animation, Adventure

7.3
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The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre de Lespinois | Stars: Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes

Votes: 1,375

10. Giant Women, Micro-Budget (2018)

10 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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A trophy wife, two classically trained actresses, a veteran director and his very unique crew make cinema history during a very eventful day in the production of Mecha-Fembot Vs. Giantess Attacks.

Director: Jason Kartalian | Stars: Vlada Fox, Jeff Leroy, Tom Newth, Rachel Riley

11. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,113

12. Chaos on the Bridge (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Maurice Hurley

Votes: 984

13. Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet (2001 TV Short)

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A documentary about the making of Planet of the Apes (2001).

Director: Thomas C. Grane | Stars: Estella Warren, Tim Burton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth

Votes: 59

14. Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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69 Metascore

A film crew documents a folk story-exquisite corpse combination by random Thai people; the story is reenacted.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Djuangjai Hirunsri, Kongkiat Khomsiri, Saisiri Xoomsai

Votes: 1,009

15. The Institute (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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55 Metascore

A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.

Director: Spencer McCall | Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull, Chelsea London Lloyd

Votes: 1,013

16. Hi, A.I. (2019)

90 min | Documentary, Family, Sci-Fi

6.5
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"With an A.I., you have to keep your sentences short and to the point." - This piece of advice is given to Chuck as he's picking up his new robot partner Harmony fresh from the factory. On ... See full summary »

Director: Isabella Willinger

Votes: 28

17. The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (2016 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

9.0
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From the moment Rick wakes up in the hospital, all the way to the last moments of season 6, the story of 'The Walking Dead' is told by those who have lived it.

Stars: Greg Nicotero, Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple, Denise M. Huth

Votes: 283

18. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »

Director: David de Vries | Stars: Struan Rodger, John Anderson, David Brin, Bill Bruninga

Votes: 2,829

19. Best Movie of the 90s (2011 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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A found documentary uncovering aliens, conspiracies, paranoia, and one man's journey to insanity.

Director: Chris Weiderman | Star: Chris Weiderman

20. Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 48 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.7
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This provacative FOX Network "prime time" television special investigates the purported "Alien Autopsy" footage that was allegedly filmed by the United States military after the legendary UFO crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

Director: Tom McGough | Stars: Jonathan Frakes, Walter Haut, Jesse Marcel Jr., Kevin D. Randle

Votes: 449

21. Symmetry (I) (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Musical

6.8
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SYMMETRY is a dance-opera film shot inside CERN, the largest experimental particle physics facility in the world. With the cathedral-like majesty of the Large Hadron Collider as his theatre... See full summary »

Director: Ruben van Leer | Stars: Lukas Timulak, Claron McFadden, Shirley Essenboom, Celia Amade

Votes: 17

22. VHS Massacre (2016)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

5.9
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This lively documentary explores the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Ranging from the origin of home movies through the video store era, it's ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour | Stars: Mike Aransky, Alan Bagh, Troy Bernier, John Bloom

Votes: 365

23. The Underground (2017)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

6.6
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What has the government been hiding just beneath your feet?

Director: Darcy Weir | Stars: Callyn Dorval, Lee Lustig

Votes: 53

24. Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Mystery

7.2
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Christo Roppolo claims to have been videotaping and communicating with UFOs around Monterey, CA for several years. He contacted filmmaker Justin Gaar in 2013 to begin creating a film about ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Gaar | Stars: Christo Roppolo, Dennis Deakin, Laurence Cefalu, Steve Cefalu

Votes: 246

25. Beware of Angels (2016)

69 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.1
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It started as a Bible study group that later fell into spiritualism and ultimately murder. Sharon Halstead pleaded guilty in the murder of Lynn Greene. She also shot Lynn's husband David ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Lang | Stars: Will Baron, Mark Cleminson, David Greene Sr., Adam Hendron

Votes: 14

26. Aftermath: Population Zero (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Ever wondered what the world would be like without any humans?

Star: Reg E. Cathey

Votes: 1,283

27. Star Wars: Episode III - The Return of Darth Vader (2004 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

7.7
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3 years after the start of the clone wars. the trilogy continues with

Stars: Hayden Christensen, Ivo Coveney, George Lucas, Rick McCallum

Votes: 87

28. Dead Slow Ahead (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

6.9
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The freighter Fair Lady crosses the ocean. The hypnotic rhythm of its gears reveals the continuous movement of machinery devouring its workers: the last gestures of the old sailors' trade ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Herce

Votes: 302

29. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - World Premiere (2016 TV Special)

89 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A behind the scenes look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Stars: Anthony Carboni, Andi Gutierrez, David W. Collins, Peter Townley

Votes: 658

30. Coming Soon (1982 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Scenes and trailers from fifty of Universal's greatest horror films.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Acquanetta, John Agar, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 145

31. Clone Wars: Connecting the Dots (2005 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A look at how the final batch of Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) episodes segue into Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) by the writers and producers of the cartoon series.

Stars: Bryan Andrews, Darrick Bachman, Paul Rudish, Genndy Tartakovsky

Votes: 182

32. A Brief History of Time Travel (2018)

65 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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A journey through the evolution of time travel; from it origins, it's evolution and influence in science fiction, to the exciting possibilities in the future.

Director: Gisella Bustillos | Stars: Ted Chiang, Satyanarayana Dasa, Erik D. Demaine, ED Farhi

33. Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1 (2007 TV Movie)

44 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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With interviews from cast, producers, and experts in the field of mythology and television, Behind the Mythology of Stargate SG-1 reveals how ten years of fantastic adventures have served ... See full summary »

Director: Ivon R. Bartok | Stars: Stan Beeler, Robert C. Cooper, Lisa Dickson, Christopher Judge

Votes: 192

34. Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets (2004 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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This two-part science fiction docu-drama examines the possibilities of a dangerous, manned space mission to explore the inner and outer planets of the Solar system.

Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: David Suchet, Martin McDougall, Joanne McQuinn, Rad Lazar

Votes: 925

35. Wanderers (2014)

4 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.5
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What if we, humans, were to expand beyond the limited bounds of our pale blue dot called planet Earth?

Director: Erik Wernquist | Star: Carl Sagan

Votes: 872

36. Swiss Made (1968)

45 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.5
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An alien visits earth and records its experiences.

Directors: H.R. Giger, Fritz E. Maeder, Fredi M. Murer, Yves Yersin | Stars: Clélia Babaiantz, Jean-Louis Cornuz, Erika Dentzler, Herbert Herrman

Votes: 21

37. Wax, or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (1991)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A man recalls the story of how his bees implanted in him a bee television, causing him to lose all perception of space, time, and self in the deserts of the American West.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Father Bessarion, David Blair, William S. Burroughs, Florence Ormezzano

Votes: 261

38. A Space Program (2015)

72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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72 Metascore

The artist Tom Sachs and his team of bricoleurs build a handmade space program and send two female astronauts to Mars.

Director: Van Neistat | Stars: Chris Beeston, Nick Doyle, Mary Eannarino, Hailey Gates

Votes: 37 | Gross: $0.01M

39. The Singularity Is Near (2010)

R | 79 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Computer avatar saves the world from self-replicating microscopic robots.

Directors: Anthony Waller, Toshi Hoo, Raymond Kurzweil | Stars: Pauley Perrette, Raymond Kurzweil, Anthony Robbins, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 251

40. The Bermuda Triangle (1979)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A documentary that explores the legends, facts and folklore about the dreaded "Bermuda Triangle".

Director: Richard Friedenberg | Stars: Brad Crandall, Donald Albee, Lin Berlitz, Howard W. Bishop Jr.

Votes: 180 | Gross: $22.17M

41. The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

6.0
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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.

Director: Pete Schuermann | Stars: Josh Phillips, Jodi Lynn Thomas, Bill LeVasseur, Laurel Harris

Votes: 183

42. Garrison7: The Road to Garrison 7 (2015)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.9
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Every Road Has A Beginning! Road To Garrison 7 documents the arduous journey of independent film makers Scott and Danielle Brewer and their committed team of actors, crew, and fans.

Director: Scott Brewer | Stars: Danielle Brewer, Elaine Brewer, Graeme Brewer, Haven Scott Brewer

Votes: 12

43. 'Futurama' Returns (2007 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

8.2
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Cast members from Futurama (1999) perform a live comic book reading.

Stars: David X. Cohen, John DiMaggio, Matt Groening, Ken Keeler

Votes: 543

44. Calling All Earthlings (2018)

74 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.0
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54 Metascore

A 1950's Howard Hughes employee-confidante, George Van Tassel, uses alien guidance and Nikola Tesla's ideas to build a time machine -- The Integratron. Is he deluded, or could it actually ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Berman | Stars: Daniel Boone, Eric Burdon, Valerie Gill, Desiree Hurtak

Votes: 45

45. Discovering Dinotopia (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Designed to generate awareness and interest among younger viewers in ABC's "Dinotopia." Hosting the program from Dinotopia and using footage from the series, David Scott leads viewers ... See full summary »

Director: Tim VandeSteeg | Stars: Wentworth Miller, Len Goodman, Adam Whisner, Katie Carr

Votes: 47

46. Witness of Another World (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Juan lives a solitary existence on a remote farm ever since he witnessed a UFO event. Filmmaker Alan Stivelman -together with the help of famous astrophysicist Jacques Vallée- begin an epic... See full summary »

Director: Alan Stivelman | Stars: Hernan Abraham, Lucas Abraham, Nestor Berlanda, Juan Perez

Votes: 20

47. Dark Matter: After Dark (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this new after show, Syfy keeps the Dark Matter crew of the Raza talking. Go behind the scenes of each episode with the cast, take a tour of the set and get a sneak peak from the upcoming season 3 series.

Stars: Zoie Palmer, Melissa O'Neil, Roger Cross, Anthony Lemke

Votes: 39

48. The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-Up (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History, News

5.0
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The Hidden Hand is a controversial Award-winning documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. The film takes a keen look at a spectrum of topics ... See full summary »

Director: James Carman | Stars: Tristan Layton, John B. Alexander, Stephen Bassett, Lyn Buchanan

Votes: 291

49. The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001 Video)

66 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Shenk | Stars: George Lucas, John Knoll, Doug Chiang, Rick McCallum

Votes: 581

50. Warehouse 13: Saul Searching (2010 Video)

3 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

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The cast of Warehouse 13 asks humorous questions to Saul Rubinek, and receive answers... from Artie.

Director: Brian Q. Kelley | Stars: Joanne Kelly, Jack Kenny, Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek


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