Most Popular Documentary Titles


1. The Beyond (2017)

TV-14 | 103 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered wormhole known as the Void. When the ... See full summary »

Director: Hasraf Dulull | Stars: David Bailie, Jane Perry, Brian Deacon, Kosha Engler

Votes: 866

2. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 360 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 44,657

3. 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, Christian Camargo, Eric Olson, Scott Shepherd

Votes: 1,381

4. Rotten (2018)

55 min | Documentary

7.2
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Rotten dives deep into the food production underworld to expose the corruption, waste and real dangers behind your everyday eating habits.

Stars: Gudrun Beckh, Susan Berfield, Andrew Boutros, Lloyd Cunniff

Votes: 360

5. 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: Paolo Andino, Isabella Balbi, Morgan Bastin, Nicolas Bechtel

Votes: 7,433

6. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 47,716

7. The Toys That Made Us (2017– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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The minds behind history's most iconic toy franchises discuss the rise (and sometimes fall) of their billion-dollar creations.

Stars: Donald Ian Black, Mark Bellomo, David Vonner, Jordan Bryce

Votes: 892

8. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

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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 Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,542

9. 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: 60,791

10. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

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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: 128,249

11. Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable (2017)

90 min | Documentary

5.8
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The story of the art found beneath the depths of the ocean from a 2,000 year old ship wreck. Damien Hirst and the crew recount the moments various discoveries are made, the myths, and legends surrounding the find.

Director: Sam Hobkinson | Star: Damien Hirst

Votes: 379

12. A Gray State (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

A documentary about the mysterious death of fringe political filmmaker David Crowley, who was found dead alongside members of his family in their suburban Minnesota home in January of 2015.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Mason Hendricks, Danny August Mason, Chris Peck, Adam Shambour

Votes: 466

13. 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: 80,374

14. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 11,278

15. Icarus (I) (2017)

121 min | Documentary, 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: Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev, Grigory Rodchenkov

Votes: 10,476

16. Kenny (2017)

86 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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An intimate and revealing portrait of Kenny Dalglish - the player, the man, the truth.

Director: Stewart Sugg | Stars: Margaret Aspinall, John Barnes, Kelly Cates, Lynsey Dalglish Robinson

Votes: 247

17. Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception (2018)

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A look into the possibility that aliens are actually demonic spirits merely pretending to be extraterrestrials.

Director: Gary Bates | Stars: Gary Bates, Robert Carter, Joseph Darnell, Norio Hayakawa

Votes: 32

18. DOPE (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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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: 204

19. Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (2017)

135 min | Documentary

5.0
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59 Metascore

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Eric Clapton, Bobby Whitlock

Votes: 330

20. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.1
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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: 1,501 | Gross: $0.69M

21. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary

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With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 785

22. Hunting Hitler (2015– )

42 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

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After declassified FBI files about Hitler have been released, a group of specialists work together to try and find the truth of Hitler's supposed death. Did he really die in the bunker?

Stars: Dave Hoffman, John Cencich, Tim Kennedy, Lenny DePaul

Votes: 1,263

23. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary

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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: 1,026

24. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)

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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.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,969

25. The World at War (1973–1976)

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

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A series of documentaries about World War II.

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

Votes: 15,248

26. No Small Parts (2014– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 481

27. Myths & Monsters (2017– )

42 min | Documentary, Fantasy

8.1
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This documentary series tells the stories that have gripped imaginations for centuries and reveals the fascinating and unexpected history behind them.

Stars: Nicholas Day, Liz Gloyn, Joanne Shortt Butler, Miles Leeson

Votes: 175

28. Voyeur (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 96 min | Documentary

6.2
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59 Metascore

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the Colorado motel who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.

Directors: Myles Kane, Josh Koury | Stars: Gerald Foos, Edward Sabol, Gay Talese

Votes: 2,062

29. 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, Anthony Filosa

Votes: 9,828

30. 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: 9,563 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Beware the Slenderman (2016)

TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.3
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Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 3,910

32. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.6
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With more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine.

Stars: Jan Pol, Charles Pol, Diane Pol, Ari Rubin

Votes: 558

33. The Vietnam War (2017)

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

9.2
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Epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in history as never told before on film. Visceral and immersive, exploring the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, Karl Marlantes

Votes: 2,723

34. Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016– )

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.7
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Chronicles the reign of Commodus, the emperor whose rule marked the beginning of Rome's fall

Stars: Sean Bean, Aaron Irvin, Aaron Jakubenko, Edwin Wright

Votes: 1,401

35. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 432 min | Documentary, Crime

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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, Tom Nugent, Abbie Schaub, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 8,092

36. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Hamoud Almousa, Hussam, Mohamad Almusari, Hassan

Votes: 1,565 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Rocco (2016)

105 min | Documentary

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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: 1,189

38. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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Dave talks about not actually growing up in the projects, the hate he received from the transgender community, and from fake news.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings

Votes: 1,721

39. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 6,033

40. Born Strong (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

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The four strongest men on the planet compete for the crown. We meet each 400-pound giant in his home country, then on to The Arnold Strongman Classic. Starring Eddie Hall, Hafthor Bjornsson, Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas.

Directors: Gary Cohen, Ross Hockrow | Stars: Eddie Hall, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Brian Shaw, Zyndrunas Savickas

Votes: 365

41. Kedi (2016)

Unrated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Bengu, Deniz, Duman, Gamsiz

Votes: 6,851 | Gross: $2.83M

42. The Bible (2013– )

TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.5
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A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Stars: Keith David, Robert Powell, Jake Canuso, Diogo Morgado

Votes: 9,174

43. Beyond Stranger Things (2017)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

7.8
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Secrets from the "Stranger Things 2" universe are revealed as cast and guests discuss the latest episodes with host Jim Rash.

Stars: Jim Rash, Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy

Votes: 1,043

44. 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: 27,663

45. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 534 | Gross: $1.59M

46. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

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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: 7,399

47. David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about David Bowie's final two albums "The Next Day" (2013) and "Blackstar" (2016) and Broadway musical "Lazarus".

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Gerry Leonard

Votes: 1,466

48. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

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An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 19,320

49. The Defiant Ones (2017)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.8
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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, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube

Votes: 3,288

50. The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Documentary

5.6
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Comic Jimmy Fallon hosts a celebration of achievements in television and film, with actors Steve Carell, Anna Kendrick, Sofía Vergara and Brie Larson presenting awards and Golden Globe ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Claire Foy, Hailee Steinfeld, Millie Bobby Brown, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 528