Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jimmy Safechuck, Wade Robson, Steve Crupi

Votes: 13,603

2. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 20,409 | Gross: $17.36M

3. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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90 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 1,776 | Gross: $6.07M

4. The Case Against Adnan Syed (2019)

TV-14 | Documentary

6.5
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Popularized by the podcast, "Serial," the ongoing story of Adnan Syed who was convicted of murdering a high school student.

Votes: 177

5. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.2
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81 Metascore

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson

Votes: 3,774 | Gross: $0.07M

6. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

6.8
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The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 7,862

7. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 12,445 | Gross: $17.60M

8. Behind the Curve (2018)

96 min | Documentary

6.5
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Flat Earthers, a term synonymous with conspiracy theorists who wear tinfoil hats. Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Clark | Stars: Mark K. Sargent, Jeran Campanella, Dave Chappelle, Robbie Davidson

Votes: 3,398

9. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (2019– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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The story of Madeleine McCann, the young girl who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.

Stars: Gonçalo Amaral, Sandra Felgueiras, Justine McGuinness, Haynes Hubbard

Votes: 1,486

10. Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 3 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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An inside look at the making of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.

Stars: Ricky Martin, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez, Darren Criss

Votes: 3,601

11. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary

7.3
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75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 21,962

12. 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: 66,496

13. Well Groomed (2019)

88 min | Documentary

6.6
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A year immersed in the visually stunning and humorous world of competitive creative dog groomers reveals that, no matter where or how, an innate passion for creative expression is universal.

Director: Rebecca Stern | Stars: Nicole Beckman, Angela Kumpe, Catherine Opson, Adriane Pope

Votes: 38

14. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 13,063 | Gross: $12.32M

15. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 4,162

16. Losers (2019– )

30 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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In a "winning is everything" society, how do we handle failure? This series profiles athletes who have turned the agony of defeat into human triumph.

Stars: Michael Bentt, Surya Bonaly, Mauro Prosperi, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 499

17. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.7
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77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 11,953 | Gross: $2.33M

18. Surviving R. Kelly (2019– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

Stars: Tarana Burke, Kathy Chaney, Candice Norcott, Toure

Votes: 1,454

19. Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.

Director: Rayka Zehtabchi | Stars: Ajeya, Anita, Gouri Choudari, Shabana Khan

Votes: 3,088

20. After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

5.4
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After Porn Ends 3 continues to explore whether a career as an adult performer is inherently damaging to the balance of a perfomer's life once retired.

Director: Brittany Andrews | Stars: Buck Angel, Joanna Angel, Christy Canyon, Manuel Ferrara

Votes: 660

21. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Lynda Ann Healy, Donna Manson, Hugh Aynesworth, Brenda Ball

Votes: 10,245

22. Cosmos (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: 93,615

23. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

8.9
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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, Jerry Linenger, Mae C. Jemison

Votes: 2,357

24. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 13,400

25. This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary

7.8
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Actor and former White House Associate Director of Public Engagement, Kal Penn, takes viewers around the world to meet key players behind some of the more serious and bizarre movements in today's economy.

Stars: Kal Penn, Adam Davidson, Firoozeh Adli, Humberto J. Aguilar

Votes: 187

26. Young Once (2016– )

22 min | Documentary

6.3
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A documentary series that follows a group of young Christians from Southern California on their quest to live counter culturally. Season one documented this eclectic group as they attended ... See full summary »

Stars: Cassie Randolph, Robert Carlson, Michelle Randolph, Caelan Tiongson

Votes: 16

27. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

9.1
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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: 10,268

28. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.6
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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: 75,777

29. Casting Calls (2018– )

Not Rated | 3 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

7.0
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Almost every classic Hollywood role was hotly pursued behind the scenes. This series looks at the most famous roles of all-time and reveals the stories behind how they were cast, which ... See full summary »

Votes: 180

30. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 15,480 | Gross: $22.61M

31. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.2
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66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, John Carreyrou, David Boies

Votes: 812

32. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story (2016)

TV-14 | 5 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Inside the series of the same name.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Brad Simpson, Sterling K. Brown, Nina Jacobson

Votes: 18,033

33. 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: 10,071

34. 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: 2,685

35. Minding the Gap (2018)

93 min | Documentary

8.1
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90 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 3,838 | Gross: $0.01M

36. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 7,160 | Gross: $14.02M

37. Slutever (2018–2019)

TV-MA | 22 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.6
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Sex writer Karley Sciortino looks up, down, and inside to find answers that challenge outdated notions of female sexuality, gender, and love.

Stars: Karley Sciortino, Buck Angel, Ash Armand, Ona Artist

Votes: 264

38. Lorena (2019– )

TV-MA | 254 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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From Executive Producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries re-investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse.

Stars: Lorena Bobbitt, John Wayne Bobbitt, Paul Ebert, Kim Gandy

Votes: 721

39. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 401 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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When the world's most controversial guru builds a utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 15,420

40. Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

8.2
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

Votes: 3,799

41. Heal (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.

Director: Kelly Noonan | Stars: Kelly Turner, Deepak Chopra, Patti Penn, Marianne Williamson

Votes: 727 | Gross: $0.08M

42. 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: 12,296

43. The 2000s (2018)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 2000 to 2009.

Stars: Renee Graham, Julian Zelizer, Todd Boyd, Pat Buchanan

Votes: 330

44. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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A deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Director: Yoruba Richen

Votes: 168

45. 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: 3,590

46. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 10,526 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

7.9
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68 Metascore

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

Votes: 27,752

48. Murder Mountain (2018– )

43 min | Documentary

7.0
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What happens when California dreaming becomes a nightmare? When people head to Humboldt County, California in search of quick riches in the form of marijuana, often times they are unaware ... See full summary »

Votes: 1,501

49. The Innocent Man (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

7.4
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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: Heather McPhaul, Maura Antas, J.J. Arends, Serena Burns

Votes: 2,944

50. Kinder des Kalifats (2017)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,141 | Gross: $0.01M


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