Most Popular Documentary Titles


1. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 191 min | Documentary, Crime

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The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Votes: 2,784

2. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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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: 7,209

3. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 533 | Gross: $2.59M

4. Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

4.7
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63 Metascore

Pope Francis travels the world speaking to those in need and delivering a message of hope.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, John Kerry, Angela Merkel

Votes: 233

5. Whitney (2018)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.9
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69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Cissy Houston

Votes: 48

6. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

9.6
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 51,333

7. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary

9.4
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Alexander McQueen's rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Star: Alexander McQueen

Votes: 493

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

94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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75 Metascore

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

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Joanne Rogers, McColm Cephas Jr., François Scarborough Clemmons, Kailyn Davis

Votes: 171

9. The Magic Pill (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary

6.7
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People around the globe are combating illness through a paradigm shift in eating. And this simple change -- embracing fat as our main fuel -- is showing profound promise in improving the health of people, animals and the planet.

Director: Robert Tate | Stars: Pete Evans, Nora Gedgaudas, Lierre Keith, Rob Tate

Votes: 458

10. 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. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 63,654

11. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (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: 84,403

12. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.4
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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: 7,939

13. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.8
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76 Metascore

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they are identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds' joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Silvi Alzetta-Reali, Eddy Galland, Ron Guttman, David Kellman

Votes: 83

14. Avicii: True Stories (2017)

97 min | Documentary

7.7
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Focuses on the incredible rise, fall and rebirth of one of the worlds most successful electronic music artists of all time, Avicii.

Director: Levan Tsikurishvili | Stars: Salem Al Fakir, Avicii, Johan Bjerkelund, Aloe Blacc

Votes: 3,102

15. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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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: 132,515

16. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

5.9
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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Rosa Caracciolo, Abella Danger, James Deen

Votes: 1,519

17. DOPE (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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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.

Votes: 657

18. 27: Gone Too Soon (2018)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

4.7
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Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27 between 1969 and 1971. At the time, the coincidence gave rise to some comment, but it was not until the ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Napier-Bell | Stars: Steve Blame, Paul Gambaccini, Dan Gillespie Sells, Lesley ann Jones

Votes: 235

19. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.7
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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: Trent Reznor, Gregory Schwabe, Alonzo Williams, Dr. Dre

Votes: 5,254

20. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story (2016–2017)

Documentary

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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: 11,380

21. 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: 12,064

22. 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: 29,204

23. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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95 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen, Jeannine Carpentier

Votes: 4,569 | Gross: $0.95M

24. Dirty Money (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

8.2
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A Netflix Original Series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

Stars: Alberto Ayala, Roddy Boyd, Jonathon Braun, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 2,762

25. One Strange Rock (2018– )

47 min | Documentary

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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, Mae C. Jemison, Jeff Hoffman

Votes: 825

26. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 432 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, Jean Hargadon Wehner, Tom Nugent

Votes: 9,238

27. 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: 1,186

28. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

8.7
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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: 8,285

29. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 15,963

30. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 121 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

8.0
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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: 20,804

31. The Rachel Divide (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary

6.4
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59 Metascore

Rachel Dolezal becomes a social phenomenon when she passes herself off as an African American and becomes the head of her local N.A.A.C.P. chapter.

Director: Laura Brownson | Stars: Esther Dolezal, Izaiah Dolezal, Rachel Dolezal

Votes: 727

32. Citizen Rose (2018– )

Documentary

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Rose McGowan, artist and activist, documents the work being done to spread her message of "bravery, art, joy and survival."

Stars: Rose McGowan, Ronan Farrow, Joshua John Miller, Christiane Amanpour

Votes: 133

33. Lore (2017– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.9
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Colm Feore, Adam Goldberg, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,451

34. Bobby Kennedy for President (2018– )

245 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.2
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This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

Stars: Harry Belafonte, Peter Edelman, Paul Schrade, William Vanden Heuvel

Votes: 387

35. 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: 9,843 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Wormwood (2017)

241 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson takes a fatal plunge from a hotel window. In 1975, a bombshell report ties his death to a top-secret experiment.

Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker, Christian Camargo, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 2,111

37. Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, American Crime Story (2017– )

Documentary

7.6
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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.

Stars: Holly Lynch, Zeke Ledesma

Votes: 888

38. Flint Town (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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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.

Stars: Wayne Suttles, James Tolbert, Karen Weaver, Debra Carmody

Votes: 1,714

39. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 106 min | Documentary

5.7
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59 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Florian Homm, Tiffany Masters, Jaqueline Siegel

Votes: 177

40. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

8.0
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen, Keith Colburn

Votes: 6,798

41. A Dangerous Son (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Documentary following three families each coping with a child affected by serious emotional or mental illness. The families explore treatment opportunities and grapple with the struggle of living with their child's condition.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 76

42. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 26,941

43. Nathan for You (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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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, William Heath, Anthony Napoli, Cornelius Ladd

Votes: 10,601

44. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger, Bill Birnes

Votes: 791 | Gross: $0.81M

45. Operation Odessa (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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From the director and producers of The Seven Five comes Operation Odessa, a true crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear ... See full summary »

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Juan Almeida, Ludwig Fainberg, Richard Gregorie

Votes: 646

46. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 40,060 | Gross: $0.89M

47. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (2017)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.3
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Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo Garcia lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.

Director: Phillip Baribeau | Stars: Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane, Manuel Garcia, Eugenio Garcia

Votes: 135 | Gross: $0.01M

48. Hard Knocks (2001– )

55 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Sport

8.5
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Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary produced by the NFL and HBO. Each season the show follows an NFL team during training camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Todd Heap, Carson Palmer, Vontaze Burfict

Votes: 1,050

49. The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (2016– )

Documentary

7.5
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Come one, come all to THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH. This documentary series pulls back the curtain on the 2016 presidential race, revealing the intense, inspiring... See full summary »

Stars: Donald J. Trump, John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Ted Cruz

Votes: 354

50. Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Anthony Bourdain visits country's and delves into political issues as well as indigenous food and culture.

Stars: Anthony Bourdain, David Holloway, Eric Ripert, Tom Vitale

Votes: 2,654