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
Diego Maradona (2019)
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 Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

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

Votes: 12,168

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion (2020 TV Special)

TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary

30 years later, we're bringing the Banks family back together. Join Will Smith and his former co-stars for a funny and heartfelt night full of music and dancing in honor of the show that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.

Director: Marcus Raboy | Stars: Tatyana Ali, James Avery, Ross Bagley, DJ Jazzy Jeff

Votes: 1,083

We Are the Champions (2020– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, Game-Show

Explore an array of unique competitions, from the quirky to the bizarre, and meet their passionate communities in this docuseries.

Stars: Rainn Wilson, Chris Anderson, John Anderson, Kacie Anderson

Votes: 533

Murder on Middle Beach (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Crime

A young man is determined to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community.

Votes: 225

The Social Dilemma (2020)
78 metascore

The Social Dilemma (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano

Votes: 55,609

Marvel 616 (2020– )

TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary

An anthology documentary series that explores the historical, cultural and societal impacts of the Marvel Comics Universe and its intersection with the world.

Stars: Saladin Ahmed, Sana Amanat, Jake Lloyd Bacon, June Brigman

Votes: 157

Zappa (2020)
76 metascore

Zappa (2020)

Not Rated | 129 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An in-depth look into the life and work of musician Frank Zappa.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Gail Zappa

Votes: 190

Mosul (II) (2019)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.

Director: Daniel Gabriel | Stars: Ali Mula, Anouar H. Smaine, Mahdi Chalkhaoui

Votes: 2,022

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (2020)
41 metascore

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder (2020)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Music

A portrait of singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes' life, chronicling the past few years of his rise and journey.

Director: Grant Singer | Stars: Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes

Votes: 1,006

The Vow (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary

A look at the experiences of the members of the NXIVM, an organization and sex cult who made headlines for being charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy.

Stars: Anthony Ames, Sarah Edmondson, Bonnie Piesse, Mark Vicente

Votes: 2,528

Belushi (2020 TV Movie)
72 metascore

Belushi (2020 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary

Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Carrie Fisher, Dan Aykroyd, Candice Bergen

Votes: 499

Between the World and Me (2020 TV Special)

85 min | Documentary

The special will include powerful readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, it will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors' home life, archival footage, and animation.

Director: Kamilah Forbes | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Angela Bassett, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Angela Davis

Votes: 166

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

85 min | Documentary

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Votes: 12,585

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez (2020 TV Movie)
53 metascore

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez (2020 TV Movie)

Documentary, Music

Part investigative documentary, part real-life gangster movie, '69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez' unpacks the life of polarizing rap sensation and internet troll Tekashi69.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Star: 6ix9ine

Votes: 204

Trial 4 (2020)

TV-MA | 437 min | Documentary, Crime

Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism.

Votes: 915

How to with John Wilson (2020– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Comedy

An anxious New Yorker who attempts to give everyday advice while dealing with his own personal issues.

Stars: John Wilson, Cynthia Larson, Ron Low, Yanjaa Wintersoul

Votes: 759

The Last Dance (2020)

TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

Stars: Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan, David Aldridge, Scottie Pippen

Votes: 72,844

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (2020)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

In "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," Taylor Swift performs each song in order of her album, "folklore," and reveals the stories and secrets behind all 17 songs.

Director: Taylor Swift | Stars: Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Taylor Swift, Justin Vernon

Votes: 1,149

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: 94,020

The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020)
61 metascore

The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020)

85 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A documentary that looks at the well-known case, which is largely regarded as the greatest unsolved heist in American history.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Miles Richardson, Hannah Pauley, Peter Caulfield, David Mills

Votes: 348

Diana: In Her Own Words (I) (2017 TV Movie)

112 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary uses the recordings Princess Diana made for the book that was written by Andrew Morton. In this documentary Diana narrates her life and the events that surrounded her.

Directors: Tom Jennings, David Tillman | Stars: Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Princess Diana

Votes: 2,526

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: 4,079

Long Way Up (2020– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

Ewan McGregor and his friend Charley Boorman travel on electric Harley-Davidsons 13,000 miles through Central and South America.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, Russ Malkin, David Alexanian

Votes: 1,975

Crazy, Not Insane (2020)
78 metascore

Crazy, Not Insane (2020)

TV-MA | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

An examination of the research by forensic psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis who investigated the psychology of murderers.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Richard Burr, Laura Dern, Park Dietz, Dorothy Lewis

Votes: 407

Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Ernesto Cantu, Fidel Castro, Manu Chao, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 5,864

The Real Right Stuff (2020)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the story of the first American astronauts in space in this National Geographic documentary.

Director: Tom Jennings | Stars: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Annie Glenn, John Glenn

Votes: 113

Roman Empire (2016– )

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

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

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 5,469

Ghost Adventures (2008– )

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

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: 7,995

The Plot Against the President (2020)

91 min | Documentary

Follows the story of the biggest political scandal in U.S. history. Based on Lee Smith's book.

Director: Amanda Milius | Stars: Michael Anton, Mike Cernovich, Tom Fitton, Matt Gaetz

Votes: 2,757

Life After the Navigator (2020)

91 min | Documentary

A feature that not only celebrates the 1986 classic "Flight of the Navigator", but also looks at the life of its child star, Joey Cramer, and his roller-coaster life since that breakthrough role.

Director: Lisa Downs | Stars: Joey Cramer, Veronica Cartwright, Cliff De Young, Howard Hesseman

Votes: 44

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020)
72 metascore

Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020)

TV-PG | 97 min | Documentary

A new documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jan Braly Kihle, Jon Larsen, Jong Ik Lee

Votes: 803

I Am Greta (2020)
69 metascore

I Am Greta (2020)

97 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary follows teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems.

Director: Nathan Grossman | Stars: Greta Thunberg, Malena Ernman, Pope Francis, António Guterres

Votes: 3,861

Collective (2019)
95 metascore

Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Catalin Tolontan, Tedy Ursuleanu

Votes: 1,703

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020)
64 metascore

Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020)

130 min | Documentary

The definitive documentary on the history of nudity in feature films from the early silent days to the present, studying the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while... See full summary »

Director: Danny Wolf | Stars: Warren Beatty, Martine Beswick, Linda Blair, Peter Bogdanovich

Votes: 148

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)
72 metascore

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey | Stars: David Attenborough, Max Hughes

Votes: 20,210

Unsolved Mysteries (2020– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Immersive, character-driven stories are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries.

Stars: Pistol Black, Jane Green, Anne-Sophie Martin, Brandi Petersen

Votes: 6,738

The Reagans (2020– )

TV-14 | Documentary, History

A four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency.

Votes: 248

The Phenomenon (2020)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

This documentary examines unidentified aerial phenomenon. With testimony from high-ranking government officials, and NASA Astronauts, Senator Harry Reid says it "makes the incredible credible."

Director: James Fox | Stars: Bill Clinton, Peter Coyote, George Knapp, Christopher Mellon

Votes: 821

American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
67 metascore

American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters disappear in Colorado. With the heartbreaking details emerging, the family's story made headlines around the world.

Director: Jenny Popplewell | Stars: Nickole Atkinson, Jim Benemann, Luke Epple, Mark Jamieson

Votes: 15,102

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (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: 109,296

If Anything Happens... (2019)

45 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Star: Stam Goody

Votes: 7

Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

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, Anthony Filosa, William Heath, Brian S. Wolfe

Votes: 18,407

Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Crime

Seduced follows India Oxenberg's abuse and her own culpability inside the NXIVM cult, an organization marketed as a self-help group.

Stars: Jaclyn Cangro, Tabitha Chapman, Steve Hassan, Janja Lalich

Votes: 601

Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

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

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, William Henry

Votes: 9,357

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (2020– )

TV-14 | 33 min | Documentary

A behind the scenes look at the making of the Disney+ series "The Mandalorian."

Stars: Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa

Votes: 1,302

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary

A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's alleged harmful practices.

Stars: Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Mary Kahn, Claire Headley

Votes: 4,638

David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)
93 metascore

David Byrne's American Utopia (2020)

TV-14 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: David Byrne, Jacqueline Acevedo, Gustavo Di Dalva, Daniel Freedman

Votes: 1,276

Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)

44 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 17,021

Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary

After unearthing a tomb that had been untouched for 4,400 years, Egyptian archaeologists attempt to decipher the history of the astonishing find.

Director: James Tovell | Stars: Ahmed Zikrey Abdellhak, Ghareeb Ali Mohammed Abushousha, Nabil Eldaleel, Sabry Mohyeldin Farag

Votes: 3,525

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
81 metascore

Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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: 26,449 | Gross: $12.32M

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