Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

The Game Changers (2018)

108 min | Documentary

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: 2,769

Tell Me Who I Am (2019)
7.9
68 metascore

Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

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: 856

Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

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

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 80,503

Explained (2018– )

TV-MA | 18 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 3,270

Western Stars (2019)
7.2
83 metascore

Western Stars (2019)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Western

Live concert performance of Bruce Springsteen singing songs from his album 'Western Stars'.

Directors: Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny | Star: Bruce Springsteen

Votes: 107

Apollo 11 (2019)
8.3
88 metascore

Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

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: 12,037 | Gross: $9.04M

The Curse of Oak Island (2014– )

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

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: 3,362

Cosmos (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

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: 100,279

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)
8.3
91 metascore

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

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: 19,145 | Gross: $17.96M

Rotten (2018–2019)

55 min | Documentary

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

Stars: Latif Nasser, Kent Vander Kamp, Todd Kloss, Jack Bai

Votes: 1,946

The Great Hack (2019)
7.0
67 metascore

The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 113 min | Documentary

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: 12,128

Diego Maradona (2019)
7.7
78 metascore

Diego Maradona (2019)

TV-14 | 130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Diego Armando Maradona, Pelé, Claudia Villafañe, Dalma Maradona

Votes: 3,191

Roman Empire (2016– )

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

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

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

Votes: 3,768

Everybody's Everything (2019)
5.3
73 metascore

Everybody's Everything (2019)

116 min | Documentary

A look at the life of genre blending artist and style icon, Lil Peep.

Directors: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan | Stars: Rob Cavallo, Ghostemane, Horse Head, Ilovemakonnen

Votes: 177

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
6.6
70 metascore

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

95 min | Documentary

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 911

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)
8.2
77 metascore

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Votes: 399 | Gross: $0.16M

Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

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: 18,178

Free Solo (2018)
8.2
83 metascore

Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

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: 39,439 | Gross: $17.54M

Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,613

The Last Czars (2019– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

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

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

Votes: 3,672

Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019)

TV-MA | 21 min | Documentary, Short

A group of suburban Muslims attempt to reconcile the disappearance of a close friend and must learn to live with the consequences of his actions.

Director: Bassam Tariq | Star: Kc Okoro

Votes: 227

Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)

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

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: 23

Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (2019)

TV-14 | Documentary

A documentary that tells Bill Gates' life story as he pursues solutions to some of the world's most complex problems.

Stars: Alex Bueermann, Davin Orness

Votes: 3,681

No Safe Spaces (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary | Completed

No Safe Spaces reveals how identity politics and the suppression of free speech are spreading into every part of society and threatening to divide America.

Director: Justin Folk | Stars: Adam Carolla, Dennis Prager, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro

Ancient Aliens (2009– )

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

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

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

Votes: 8,299

The Vietnam War (2017)

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

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: 14,048

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)
4.6
53 metascore

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols | Stars: Christopher Barcia, Trevor J. Blank, Andrew Caldwell, George Holden

Votes: 215

Murder in the Bayou (2019– )

272 min | Documentary, Crime

This five-part docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of eight women in and around Jennings, Louisiana.

Stars: Scott Lewis, Ramby Cormier, Frankie Richard, Teresa Gary

Votes: 189

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter (2019)

TV-MA | 143 min | Documentary

Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation - but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on?

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jesse Barron, Emily Bazelon, Sam Boardman, Peter Breggin

Votes: 1,927

Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

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: 153,820

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

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: 14,129

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
8.1
74 metascore

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

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: 1,791 | Gross: $4.37M

The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash (2018 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

Fans, cast members, and celebrities alike gather at Hollywood Forever Cemetary to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Disney's Hocus Pocus and its long-lasting impact.

Director: Joe DeMaio | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 79

Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 79,195

Witches of Salem (2019– )

Documentary, Drama, History

Chronologically unravels the rapid descent of a town into madness, capturing the day-to-day hysteria that unfolds and puts an affluent New England community under siege.

Stars: Kyla Despres, Adam Jenner, Lisa Kovack, Quinton Neufeldt

Votes: 25

Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)
5.8
70 metascore

Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Sam Roberts

Votes: 174

Ghost Hunters (2004– )

60 min | Documentary

This one-hour weekly docu-soap from the creator/executive producer of "American Chopper" follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate haunted houses throughout ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango, Grant Wilson

Votes: 6,128

Inside Look: The Assassination of Gianni Versace - American Crime Story (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 3 min | Documentary, Short

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: 5,439

Lore (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Horror

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

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

Votes: 3,954

Fyre (2019)
7.2
75 metascore

Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

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: 28,579

Playboy Cyber Girls (2001– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Reality-TV

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: 43

Why We Hate (2019– )

Documentary

An exploration into the human condition for hatred and how we can overcome it.

Votes: 41

Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story (2016)

TV-14 | 5 min | Documentary, Short

Inside the series of the same name.

Stars: Sarah Paulson, Brad Simpson, Sterling K. Brown, Nina Jacobson

Votes: 20,401

Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,417

Unnatural Selection (2019– )

Documentary

DNA, the very essence of life, can now be altered. Not only by Harvard geneticists and multi-billion dollar corporations, but also by renegade biohackers working out of their garages.

Votes: 215

The Family (2019– )

TV-14 | 249 min | Documentary

An enigmatic Christian group known as The Family wields enormous influence in Washington, DC, in pursuit of its global ambitions.

Stars: James Cromwell, Jeff Sharlet, Doug Hampton, Tessa Albertson

Votes: 1,844

The World at War (1973–1976)

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

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: 19,435

Playmate Playback (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Magazine covers, parties, exclusive photo-shoots, behind-the-scenes confessions and more. Meet the latest Playmates of Playboy like never before.

Stars: Amanda Cerny, Raquel Pomplun, Kennedy Summers, Emily Agnes

Votes: 28

Maiden (2018)
7.6
82 metascore

Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 663 | Gross: $3.01M

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 34,498

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