Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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87 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 3,512 | Gross: $8.66M

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

TV-MA | 236 min | Documentary, Crime

7.8
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A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Stephen Michaud, Bob Keppel, Kathleen McChesney, Ward Lucas

Votes: 12,867

3. Last Breath (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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A deep sea diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen and no hope of rescue. With access to amazing archive this is the story of one man's impossible fight for survival.

Directors: Richard da Costa, Alex Parkinson | Stars: Duncan Allcock, Duncan Allcock, Kjetil Ove Alvestad, Stuart Anderson

Votes: 577

4. Our Planet (2019– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

9.5
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Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 9,151

5. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

6.8
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80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 3,597

6. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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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: 3,200

7. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.2
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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: 30,035 | Gross: $17.54M

8. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

9.5
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David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 70,269

9. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 678 | Gross: $3.51M

10. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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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: 14,791 | Gross: $17.96M

11. 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: 5,089

12. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.0
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74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester

Votes: 147 | Gross: $0.14M

13. 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: 95,112

14. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.7
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76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 474 | Gross: $0.30M

15. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

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, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Shane Robson

Votes: 18,980

16. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger, Ari Einliger

Votes: 90 | Gross: $0.21M

17. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.1
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A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: Robert Johnson, Terry Harmonica Bean, Rory Block, Yvonne Chireau

Votes: 734

18. Street Food (2019– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary

8.2
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Exploring the rich culture of street food in some of the world's most colorful cities.

Stars: Daniel Lee Gray, Philip Hersh

Votes: 685

19. 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: 4,243

20. 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: 11,104

21. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)

TV-MA | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Directors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke | Stars: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z, Tina Lawson

Votes: 3,435

22. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

88 min | Documentary

8.1
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In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr

Votes: 409

23. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (2019– )

Documentary, Music

8.6
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Limited docuseries looks back on the group's career. It was music and shared lyrical genius that allowed them to form the most recognized musical movement in the world, all while walking the tightrope that links business with brotherhood.

Stars: Cappadonna, Ghostface Killah, The GZA, Inspectah Deck

Votes: 179

24. Foster (2018)

113 min | Documentary

7.3
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Oscar®-winning filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport) reunite for a revealing first-hand look at the foster ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Earcylene Beavers, Jessica Chandler, Jacqueline Chun, Ben Colella

Votes: 86

25. Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 25 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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A high energy mix of the newest and sexiest girls to pose for Playboy. Models share their turn-ons, fantasies and secret desires while taking it all off for the cameras.

Stars: Elle Georgia, Ali Rose, Pamela, Lauren Rosas

26. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary

6.8
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69 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 532 | Gross: $7.22M

27. 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: 13,630

28. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

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: 24,730

29. Hidden in Plain Sight (2003)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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56 Metascore

A feature length documentary by John H. Smihula

Director: John Smihula | Stars: Sanford Bishop, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 48

30. 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: 9,230

31. Grass is Greener (2019)

97 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at America's complicated relationship with cannabis.

Director: Fab 5 Freddy | Stars: B-Real, Steven Hager, Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 510

32. 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: 14,688 | Gross: $12.32M

33. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)

TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary

6.7
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Winner of "Best Documentary" at the Orlando FIlm Festival, "Perfect Bid" explores how Slauson became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the show since its ... See full summary »

Director: C.J. Wallis | Stars: Theodore Slauson, Bob Barker, Roger Dobkowitz, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 1,082

34. Chernobyl Disaster: As We Watched (2018– )

Documentary

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Add a Plot

Votes: 28

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

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.1
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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, Dan Ariely, Tyler Shultz

Votes: 3,307

36. 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: 76,675

37. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 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: 146,493

38. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (2019– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

6.7
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The story of Madeleine McCann, the young girl who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.

Stars: Anthony Summers, Gonçalo Amaral, Robbyn Swan, Jim Gamble

Votes: 3,976

39. Chernobyl (2015)

53 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The document shows Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 30 years after the nuclear power plant failure. Although there are a lot of documentary films about that disaster, none of them pay attention ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz | Star: Jacek Podemski

Votes: 54

40. 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: 3,086

41. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

6.3
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44 Metascore

A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Bo Butterworth, Bri Bryant, Andy Culpepper, Greg Engleberg

Votes: 1,852

42. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.1
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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: 6,431 | Gross: $0.07M

43. 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: 18,733

44. Thor: Finding Korg (2018 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A humorous piece that looks at Waititi's work as director and digital-physical-voice actor for the film.

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Taika Waititi

Votes: 29

45. 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 performer's life once retired.

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

Votes: 764

46. John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Film telling the untold story of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine, exploring the creative collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono and featuring interviews and never-seen-before footage.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, David Bailey

Votes: 428

47. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

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

7.9
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadliest profession in the world.

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

Votes: 7,113

48. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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72 Metascore

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Directors: Werner Herzog, André Singer | Stars: Yuri Andropov, James Baker, Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko

Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.06M

49. Playboy Cyber Girls (2001– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.4
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An exclusive look at the best glamour models from the US and around the world. Discover the most glamorous, beautiful women during their photo-shoot and behind the scenes as they share their passions and desires.

Stars: Khloe Terae, Elizabeth Marxs, Jennifer Vaughn, Ali Rose

Votes: 33

50. The World at War (1973–1976)

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

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

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

Votes: 18,176


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