Documentary, US Prime Video ($0.00 with Membership), Exclude Titles I've Seen (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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

Documentary

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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: 1,115

2. 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: 3,565

3. 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: 1,715 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Hellier (2019)

50 min | Documentary

5.9
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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: 455

5. 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: 8,510

6. 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: 2,203 | Gross: $0.18M

7. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

5.7
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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: 7,071

8. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 32,470 | Gross: $0.49M

9. A Haunting on Brockway Street (2019)

132 min | Documentary

5.7
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In 2007, the Braley Family decided to rescue an abandoned and dilapidated Civil War Era home in historic Saginaw, Michigan. Despite the overwhelming need for repair, the Braley's saw ... See full summary »

Director: Steven 'Prozak' Shippy | Stars: Jamie Brett, Steve Gonsalves, Joshua Kuchta

Votes: 81

10. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.5
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53 Metascore

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

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Portia Antonia Alexis, Kevin Blatt, Limo Bob

Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $0.24M

11. Lore (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

6.7
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Our collective nightmare mythologies are rooted in real-life horror stories.

Stars: Aaron Mahnke, Steven Berkoff, Josh Bowman, Paula Malcomson

Votes: 4,109

12. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

5.4
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After Porn Ends 2 turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most current retirees, and juxtaposes their experiences in a life after porn.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Lisa Ann, Georgina Spelvin, Darren James, Ginger Lynn

Votes: 2,228

13. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, John Cox

Votes: 3,481

14. Dream/Killer (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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In 2005, 20-year-old Ryan Ferguson was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, causing his father, Bill, to embark on a 10-year campaign to prove Ryan's innocence.

Director: Andrew Jenks | Stars: Kevin Crane, Chuck Erickson, Bill Ferguson, Leslie Ferguson

Votes: 833

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

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

6.7
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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: 3,859

16. How the Universe Works (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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A users guide to the cosmos from the big bang to galaxies, stars, planets and moons. Where did it all come from and how does it all fit together. A primer for anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered.

Stars: Phil Plait, Michelle Thaller, Mike Rowe, Hakeem Oluseyi

Votes: 4,848

17. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,973

18. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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72 Metascore

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 33,015 | Gross: $1.72M

19. Alone (2015– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.4
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Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

Stars: Nicole Apelian, Dan, David, Desmond

Votes: 2,153

20. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 15,133 | Gross: $0.32M

21. 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: 30,564

22. Jackass 3D (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.0
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56 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 54,559 | Gross: $117.22M

23. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 30,867 | Gross: $2.67M

24. American Pickers (2010– )

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

7.0
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Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

Stars: Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman, Robbie Wolfe

Votes: 6,416

25. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

6.9
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 14,778 | Gross: $6.35M

26. Locked Up Abroad (2007– )

90 min | Documentary, Drama

8.2
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Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Tato Alexander, Leigh Jones

Votes: 1,682

27. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (2017)

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

7.4
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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: 422 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Ask a Porn Star (2015– )

Documentary, Talk-Show

6.3
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Various porn stars answer everyday, and some not everyday, questions about life, music, their career, and more.

Stars: Veruca James, Amarna Miller, April O'Neil, Anikka Albrite

Votes: 90

29. Bigfoot Girl (2019 Video)

75 min | Documentary

3.1
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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: 26

30. 60 Minutes (1968– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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The classic long-running prime time TV investigative news magazine.

Stars: Lesley Stahl, Andrew Rooney, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,875

31. Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2017)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

6.9
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61 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock reignites his battle with the food industry - this time from behind the register - as he opens his own fast food restaurant.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jonathan Buttram

Votes: 691

32. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.

Stars: Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 1,429

33. FAT: A Documentary (2019)

95 min | Documentary

6.8
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Health expert Vinnie Tortorich exposes the history behind widespread myths and lies regarding healthy eating, fat and weight loss.

Director: Peter Curtis Pardini | Stars: Vinnie Tortorich, Nina Teicholz, Gary Taubes, Jim Abrahams

Votes: 563

34. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,445

35. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 13,423 | Gross: $2.33M

36. Time Team (1994–2014)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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A group of archaeologists have 3 days to discover historical artifacts in different sites around Britain.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Phil Harding, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth

Votes: 1,043

37. Alison (II) (2016)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Raped. Disemboweled. Nearly decapitated. Dumped on the outskirts of a nature reserve, dead - or so they thought. She needed a hero that night, so that's what she became. This is Alison's tale. A tale of monsters, miracles and hope.

Director: Uga Carlini | Stars: Christia Visser, De Klerk Oelofse, Alison Botha, Zak Hendrikz

Votes: 669

38. The Making of the Mob (2015– )

343 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.9
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Making of the Mob, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Bell, Craig Thomas Rivela, Rich Graff, John Binder

Votes: 2,037

39. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 14,267

40. Hoarders (2009– )

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

6.3
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Follows different people on their hoarding issues.

Stars: Matt Paxton, Robin Zasio, Dorothy Breininger, Cory Chalmers

Votes: 2,145

41. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,515

42. Autopsy: The Last Hours of (2014– )

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Dr. Richard Shepherd analyses the official autopsy reports of various celebrities to determine their cause of death.

Stars: Michael Hunter, Eric Meyers, Iain Glen, Richard Shepherd

Votes: 414

43. Game Changers (2018 TV Movie)

96 min | Documentary

6.2
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Alex Trebek hosts a documentary about television game shows featuring interviews with a number of game show hosts and producers.

Director: J. Craig Thompson | Stars: Alex Trebek, J.D. Roth, Ken Jennings, Gary Dawson

Votes: 128 | Gross: $0.00M

44. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

8.3
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 9,357

45. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.8
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95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 14,820 | Gross: $7.12M

46. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 17,114 | Gross: $0.70M

47. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,497 | Gross: $0.27M

48. The Joy of Painting (1983–1994)

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Family

9.4
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In this half-hour program, artist Bob Ross paints on canvas a beautiful oil painting.

Stars: Bob Ross, Steve Ross, Dana Jester, Peep

Votes: 3,771

49. Operation Odessa (2018)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 2,131

50. Boobs: An American Obsession (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

5.9
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We call them by a hundred different names: boobs, knockers, jugs, hooters. We wonder if they're real or fake, too small or too big, too exposed or too covered. And every year Americans ... See full summary »

Director: Nina Brownfield-Berry | Stars: Tom Arnold, Melonie Charm, Mike Castranova, Linda Castranova

Votes: 199


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