Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows



1. Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (2019)

TV-MA | 187 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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A group of online justice seekers track down a guy who posted a video of himself killing kittens.

Stars: Deanna Thompson, John Green, Claudette Hamlin, Antonio Paradiso

Votes: 16,823

2. Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (2020)

TV-MA | 202 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

7.5
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What led to the murderous fall and shocking death of former NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez?

Stars: Kevin Armstrong, Dan Wetzel, Patrick Haggan, Stephen Ziogas

Votes: 4,093

3. Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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86 Metascore

The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 3,900 | Gross: $0.50M

4. Cheer (2020– )

58 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.1
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Follows the cheerleaders of Navarro College as they prepare for the biggest moment of their lives.

Votes: 1,176

5. For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, War

8.6
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89 Metascore

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts | Stars: Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab

Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $0.03M

6. American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

7.5
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86 Metascore

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 6,252

7. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 8,282

8. Sex, Explained (2020– )

Documentary

6.7
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From the biology of attraction to the history of birth control, explore the ins and outs of sex in this entertaining and enlightening series.

Stars: Janelle Monáe, Lisa Diamond, Shareen Joshi, Justin Lehmiller

Votes: 768

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

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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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: 22,257 | Gross: $17.96M

10. The Curse of Oak Island (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.0
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Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the mystery of Oak Island, renew efforts to discover the legendary treasure with sophisticated machinery.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Marty Lagina, Rick Lagina, Charles Barkhouse

Votes: 3,581

11. James May: Our Man in Japan (2020)

Documentary

8.6
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James May has always been intrigued and seduced by the idea of Japan, yet this nation and its culture remains a complete mystery to him. Now he's on a one-man mission to immerse himself in ... See full summary »

Stars: James May, Yujiro Taniyama, Masayo Fujii, Makiko Kobayashi

Votes: 1,355

12. Messiah (2019)

Documentary, History

6.4
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Messiah is an 8 episode series on the messianic prophecies of the Bible. Hosted by renowned actor and director Leonardo Defilippis, filmed at nearly 30 locations, Messiah takes viewers on ... See full summary »

Stars: Phillip Campbell, Leonardo Defilippis, John O'Brien, Roy Schoeman

Votes: 128

13. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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88 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: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 15,223 | Gross: $9.04M

14. The Game Changers (2018)

108 min | Documentary

8.0
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A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch

Votes: 10,902

15. 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: 83,882

16. Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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82 Metascore

Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »

Director: S.R. Bindler | Stars: Sid Allen, Brent Baskin, Greg Cox, J.C. Crum

Votes: 1,555 | Gross: $0.49M

17. The Cave (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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83 Metascore

Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.

Director: Feras Fayyad | Stars: Amani Ballour, Salim Namour

Votes: 360

18. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.5
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Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 7,600

19. 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: 102,090

20. Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

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

7.7
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69 Metascore

What if every memory that haunts you could be erased? What if something truly horrific had happened to you and the person who loves you most could wipe that from your mind? Would you want ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Andrew Caley, Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis, Evan Milton

Votes: 6,790

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: 14,480

22. Roman Empire (2016– )

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

6.9
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Jerry Toner, Corey Brennan, Clifford Ando

Votes: 4,025

23. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

9.3
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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: 21,268

24. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, 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: 43,333 | Gross: $17.54M

25. Seven Worlds, One Planet (2019– )

407 min | Documentary

9.4
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Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust creating our seven continents - each with its own distinct climate, its own distinct terrain and its own unique animal... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost

Votes: 1,882

26. 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, Laura Nirider, Ken Kratz

Votes: 80,645

27. The Confession Killer (2019)

TV-14 | 240 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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Henry Lee Lucas was known as America's most prolific serial killer, admitting to hundreds of murders, but, as DNA results contradict his confessions, will they expose the biggest criminal justice hoax in U.S. history?

Stars: Nan Cuba, Bob Prince, Hugh Aynesworth, Phil Ryan

Votes: 2,944

28. 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: 15,465

29. The Devil Next Door (2019)

TV-MA | 229 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

Stars: Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum, Michael Shaked, Yoram Sheftel

Votes: 5,772

30. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,530

31. McMillions (2020– )

Documentary, Crime | Completed

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents who caught the security officer who orchestrated the entire scheme.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Todd Ramsey Moore, Michael A. Pina, Tim Adams

32. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

7.0
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67 Metascore

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik

Votes: 14,664

33. Hellier (2019)

50 min | Documentary

5.8
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A small crew of paranormal researchers find themselves in a dying coal town, where a series of strange coincidences leads them to a decades-old mystery with far-reaching implications.

Stars: Dana Matthews, Greg Newkirk, Karl Pfeiffer, Connor Randall

Votes: 477

34. St. Louis Superman (2019)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

7.4
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Bruce Franks Jr. is a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri. Known as Superman to his constituents, he is a political figure the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sami Khan, Smriti Mundhra | Stars: King Bruce Franks III, Bruce Franks Jr.

Votes: 29

35. Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)

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

7.0
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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

Votes: 25

36. 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: 20,888

37. Explained (2018– )

TV-MA | 18 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary series that looks to explore the big questions of today.

Stars: Estelle Caswell, Maria Bello, Kristen Bell, Rachel Bloom

Votes: 4,433

38. After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

5.3
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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: 1,107

39. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.7
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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, Diane Pol, Charles Pol, Ari Rubin

Votes: 954

40. 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: Darren Criss, Ricky Martin, Penélope Cruz, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 5,949

41. 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: 156,548

42. The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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A Chronicled look at the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia.

Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 4,244

43. The Goop Lab (2020– )

Documentary

1.3
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Leading with curiosity, Gwyneth Paltrow and her goop team look at psychedelics, energy work and other challenging wellness topics.

Stars: Elise Loehnen, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 283

44. Kevin Hart: Don't F**k This Up (2019– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

6.5
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Comedian Kevin Hart reflects on the events from the past year that have shaped his life.

Stars: Kevin Hart, Art Arreola, Dave Becky, Wayne Brown

Votes: 1,269

45. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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: 14,844

46. Bigfoot Girl (2019 Video)

75 min | Documentary

3.0
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After an encounter with Bigfoot as a young child, Kiana immediately felt a connection with the creature she encountered. With the help of fellow Sasquatch experiencers, she sets out to ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Mills | Stars: Kiana Passmore, Tom Sewid, James Tyson

Votes: 31

47. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.0
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73 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, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 2,757 | Gross: $4.37M

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

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Stars: Kevin G. Calkins, Ann Smith

Votes: 17,493

49. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019– )

40 min | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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Docuseries following the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Stars: Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Marcus Ericsson, Pierre Gasly

Votes: 9,266

50. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 88 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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85 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Nanfu Wang, Zaodi Wang, Zhimei Wang, Tunde Wang

Votes: 2,349 | Gross: $0.18M


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