Most Popular Sci-Fi Documentaries


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

22 min | Documentary, Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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: 4,039

2. 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: 1,358

3. 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: 12,649 | Gross: $10.94M

4. 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: 523

5. Sense8: Creating the World (2015 TV Movie)

26 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.6
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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: 896

6. Testigo de otro mundo (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: 13

7. Instant Dreams (2017)

91 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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: 445

8. The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' (1998 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi, Short

7.2
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An exploration of how completely different the television series is from the film. The cast and filmmakers underwent quite a change in order to create the film X Files, The (1998). We are ... See full summary »

Stars: Mitch Pileggi, Chris Carter, Rob Bowman, David Duchovny

Votes: 203

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

Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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: 54

10. Zion (I) (2016)

101 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

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A dying girl is summoned to Zion National Park with her girlfriend to be healed by a mystical shaman

Director: Nicholas Tolkien | Stars: David Brainard, Danielle Golan, Mariano González-Guerineau, Amber Grace

11. 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: 987

12. 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: 1,345

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

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

8.9
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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: 272

14. Love and Saucers (2017)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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The story of David Huggins, an unassuming 72 year-old who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings - including an inter-species romance with an E.T. woman (with ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Abrahams | Star: David Huggins

Votes: 70

15. 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: 3,026

16. House 209 (2016 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Fantasy | Post-production

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"Haus 209" tells the story of a woman who is used for a dystopian experiment of travelling to the "world beyond". A woman is a prisoner in a clinic of a crisis-torn country. Scientists ... See full summary »

Director: Bettina Hutschek | Star: Karen Schulz-Vobach

17. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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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: 2,787

18. Calling All Earthlings (2018)

74 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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: 18

19. 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: 946

20. VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media (2016)

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: 299

21. Giant Women, Micro-Budget (2018)

10 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy | Completed

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: Rachel Riley, Tasha Tacosa, Jeff Leroy, Tom Newth

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

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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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 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 232

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

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

4.6
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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: 415

24. Doroga k zvezdam (1957)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A groundbreaking popular science fiction film about the past and future of astronautics, from the first experiments by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky to the manned spaceflight and colonization of the Moon.

Director: Pavel Klushantsev | Stars: Georgi Solovyov, Leonid Khmara, Georgi Kulbush

Votes: 199

25. 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: Richard Arnold, Ira Steven Behr, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

Votes: 918

26. Dead Slow Ahead (2015)

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: 276

27. The Underground (2017)

52 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

7.0
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What has the government been hiding just beneath your feet?

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

Votes: 44

28. 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: 1,266

29. Symmetry (I) (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Adventure, Musical

6.6
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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: 16

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

Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.1
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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: 38

31. 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

32. Prototype (I) (2017)

63 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Blake Williams

Votes: 36

33. 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: 911

34. 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: 551

35. 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: 248

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

10 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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: 113

37. 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: 172

38. Coming Soon (1982 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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: 142

39. The Singularity (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

Director: Doug Wolens | Stars: David Chalmers, Richard Clarke, Aubrey de Grey, Alison Gopnik

Votes: 43

40. 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: 289

41. The Science of Doctor Who (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.8
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British physicist Brian Cox lectures on the nature of time and space, black holes, time dilation and the possibility of time travel a la Doctor Who by using experiments featuring celebrity ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Smith, Ashley Way | Stars: Brian Cox, Matt Smith, Jim Al-Khalili, Dallas Campbell

Votes: 356

42. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

Director: Rudy Bednar | Stars: Jameel Ahmad, Janine Benyus, Malcolm Bowman, Reinhard Buetikofer

Votes: 959

43. 50 Years of Star Trek (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The cast , crew , creators & critics discuss the impact of Star Trek from its creation by Gene Roddenberry to the present into today and the future. Showing clips from the original unaired ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Roumain | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Mark A. Altman, John Barrowman, Robert Beltran

Votes: 127

44. 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: 68

45. The Bermuda Triangle (1979)

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

5.5
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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: 177 | Gross: $22.17M

46. 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: 812

47. Beyond The Spectrum (2017)

62 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

5.3
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What has Nasa been hiding from us beyond the visual spectrum?

Director: Darcy Weir | Star: Lee Lustig

Votes: 107

48. Sirius (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Sirius is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer - an Emergency room doctor turned UFO researcher - as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified ... See full summary »

Star: Nassim Haramein

Votes: 254

49. Garrison 7: The Hunt (2015)

27 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.7
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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: 11

50. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.3
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 491



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