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1. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 7,073

2. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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: 43,933 | Gross: $0.89M

3. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

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: 11,613 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 7,459 | Gross: $0.05M

5. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

This documentary explores the depth behind the case of a woman whose vehicle collision killed numerous people, including herself. Was she really the reckless drunk, or the perfect suburban mother?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler

Votes: 4,063

6. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV material to homemade super 8 movies.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 5,966 | Gross: $35.00M

7. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,932

8. Monica & David (2009)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

Explores the marriage of a young couple with Down syndrome, and the family who strives to support their needs.

Director: Alexandra Codina

Votes: 391

9. Thin (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

The story of four women suffering from anorexia and bulimia in South Florida.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Shelly Guillory, Brittany Robinson, Alisa Williams, Polly Williams

Votes: 1,651

10. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary

An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.

Director: Perri Peltz

Votes: 449

11. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, War

With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 364

12. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006–2007)

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 4,076

13. My Online Bride (2014 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

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Director: Emma Young

Votes: 81

14. Enlighten Us (2016)

93 min | Documentary

ENLIGHTEN US: THE RISE AND FALL OF JAMES ARTHUR RAY is the story of the motivational rock star's meteoric rise, fall and return to the $11 billion self-help industry after his negligent ... See full summary »

Director: Jenny Carchman | Star: James Arthur Ray

Votes: 550

15. The Autistic Me (2009 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

A BBC documentary about the daily lives of three male adolescents with autism disorders. The high functioning Oli, Alex who has Asperger's and Thonas.

Director: Matthew Rudge

Votes: 60

17. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, focusing on her mental state on death row.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 6,214 | Gross: $0.10M

18. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Arlene Pralle, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,653

19. Girlhood (2003)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 560 | Gross: $0.06M

20. Pervert Park (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Crime

80 Metascore

Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.

Directors: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors | Stars: William J. Fuery Jr., Tracy Hutchinson, James Broderick, James Turner

Votes: 1,184

21. The Woman with No Face (2015 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

When a rare form of cancer ravages her face, young model Tambu Makinzi undergoes groundbreaking surgery to have the giant tumor removed.

Director: Myles Judd

Votes: 16

22. Animism: People Who Love Objects (2013)

Documentary

Meet five people who are romantically and physically attracted to in animate objects, including the Eiffel Tower and a Ferris wheel.

Director: William Spahic

Votes: 32

23. Married, Single, Dead (2011)

Crime

Changing a Facebook relationship-status proves to be a dangerous move in three separate cases in the United Kingdom.

Director: Brad Hallam | Stars: Deborah Bartlett, Wendy Horton, Paul Loughran, Anne Martin

Votes: 40

24. Life 2.0 (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Director: Jason Spingarn-Koff | Star: Teasa Copprue

Votes: 850

25. Dead Behind Bars (2014)

60 min | Documentary

A dark look into suicides in the prisons of the United Kingdom.

Director: Sam Emmery

Votes: 17

26. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 6,498 | Gross: $0.68M

27. Mortified Nation (2013)

84 min | Documentary

Adults share their most embarrassing teenage writings and art in front of total strangers at Mortified stage shows across the country, as the filmmakers explore what the show's popularity says about all of us.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Jenny Bergman, Alexander Burke, Cecil Castellucci, Tynan DeLong

Votes: 934

28. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,823

29. American Meth (2008 Video)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary

American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleashing on America, and it looks at how it dismatles an American family.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Val Kilmer, Justin Hunt, Jenna, Michael

Votes: 388

30. Killer Legends (2014)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman | Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman, Stephen Winick, James Presley

Votes: 3,064

31. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Mari Earle

Votes: 6,799 | Gross: $0.44M

32. Love Me (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Love Me is a character-drive narrative that follows desperate men on their quest for love through the modern 'mail-order bride' industry in Ukraine. The film highlights the complete process... See full summary »

Director: Jonathon Narducci

Votes: 1,336

33. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 3,409

34. The Boy Who Can't Forget (2012 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary

Can you remember what you were doing on 15th March 2003? Or what the weather was like on 30th May 2007? Twenty-year-old British student Aurelien can. He is one of a handful of people in the... See full summary »

Director: Barnaby Peel

Votes: 31

35. In the Shadow of Feeling (2007)

44 min | Documentary, Short

A film that takes a look at the factors that turn children into adult psychopaths. The film follows the story of a 17 year old boy named, "Johnathan" who was labeled as a psychopath at age 14, while on trial for first degree murder.

Director: Bryan Law

Votes: 21

36. Trial by Fire: Lives Re-Forged (2012)

95 min | Documentary

TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives Re-Forged Imagine waking up in the hospital, bandaged from head to toe, and discovering that your life, as you knew it, had been destroyed? TRIAL BY FIRE: Lives ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Smith-Harris | Star: J.R. Martinez

Votes: 9

37. Interview with a Serial Killer (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

In this jailhouse interview, Arthur Shawcross, the Genesee River Killer, shares candid details of his crimes and his surprising family bonds.

Director: Christopher Martin | Stars: Augustine Capone, Maggie Deming, Paul Dierdorf, Lynde Johnston

Votes: 383

38. Crime Scene Cleaners (2000)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

Profiles Neal Smither, the founder of a company that specializes in the cleanup of homicides, suicides and accidental death.

Director: David J. Sperling | Stars: Lindy Nelson, George Rosas, Neal Smither

Votes: 16

39. All Gone Extreme Clean (2011)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Lee is a cleaner. Whenever Death went away, she comes in to remove what is left over - the first step towards cleaning bad memories.

Director: Martin Jehle | Stars: Lee Iordanidis, Peter Iordanidis

40. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)

TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Barney Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | Stars: Nick Broomfield, Lonnie David Franklin Jr., Donna, Steve

Votes: 2,626

41. Obesity: The Post Mortem (2016 TV Movie)

Documentary

A BBC3 production on the health-related effects of obesity. The movie is part human anatomical dissection done by medical practitioners, part interview with clinically obese individuals from the UK.

Director: Melanie Archer | Star: Vinette Robinson

Votes: 154

42. The Last Secrets of 9/11 (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Through the miracle of DNA, new methods have been developed to identify 60% of the remains. For the families, the pain never ends and closure is such a hard word to swallow.

Director: Elliot McCaffrey | Star: Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 98

43. One of Us (IV) (2017)

95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky

Votes: 5,209



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