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 Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness (2021)

TV-MA | 239 min | Documentary, Crime, History

The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Phil Amicone, Charlie Ott, Michael Zuckerman

Votes: 3,202

My Octopus Teacher (2020)
82 metascore

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

TV-G | 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: 35,778

Sasquatch (2021)

TV-MA | 138 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Follows investigative journalist David Holthouse as he attempts to solve a bizarre twenty-five year old triple homicide that was said to be the work of a mythical creature.

Stars: David Holthouse, Ghostdance, Christopher Dienstag, Razor

Votes: 876

Seaspiracy (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Director: Ali Tabrizi | Stars: Ali Tabrizi, Richard O'Barry, Lucy Tabrizi, Lori Marino

Votes: 21,772

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: 4,478

Exterminate All the Brutes (2021– )

TV-MA | 232 min | Documentary, History

The path to the new world, an unsettling and intricate story of genocides. Conquest, slavery and the fabrication of "Whiteness".

Stars: Raoul Peck, Josh Hartnett, Caisa Ankarsparre, Fraser James

Votes: 1,423

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary, Sport

Docuseries following the FIA Formula One World Championship across multiple seasons.

Stars: Valtteri Bottas, Will Buxton, Pierre Gasly, Lewis Hamilton

Votes: 24,251

Dark Side of the Ring (2019– )

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

From backstage controversies to mysterious deaths and unsolved homicides, this series explores the darkest stories from the golden age of professional wrestling, and tries to find truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality.

Stars: Chris Jericho, James E. Cornette, Steve Kasan, Jim Ross

Votes: 1,771

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: Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Camelia Roiu

Votes: 8,540

Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures, to the beauty of cities, which are home to humans, and animals..

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 99,725

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: 87,825

This Is a Robbery: The World's Greatest Art Heist (2021)

TV-MA | 210 min | Documentary, Crime, History

March 18, 1990, 13 works of art were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Guards admitted two men posing as police officers responding to a disturbance call, and the thieves tied the guards up and looted the museum.

Stars: Shelley Murphy, Anne Hawley, Dick Ellis, Martin Leppo

Votes: 2,637

What Drives Us (2021)

88 min | Documentary

The movie follows young bands RadKey and Starcrawler who are taking on the world one town at a time, while also telling stories of the biggest artists in the music industry, recalling the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Henri Cash, Exene Cervenka, Arrow de Wilde, The Edge

Votes: 341

Why Did You Kill Me? (2021)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Crime

The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.

Director: Fredrick Munk | Stars: Belinda Lane, Justin Theobald, Jaimie, Crystal Theobald

Votes: 2,862

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: 8,267

Kid 90 (2021)
67 metascore

Kid 90 (2021)

TV-MA | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

An intimate look at young Hollywood starlets growing up in the 1990s, using hundreds of hours of footage captured by Soleil Moon Frye.

Director: Soleil Moon Frye | Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, Buzz Aldrin, David Arquette, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 1,767

Life in Colour (2021– )

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

Exploring the many ways animals use colour throughout their lives.

Stars: David Attenborough, Joerg Wiedenmann

Votes: 1,405

Pray, Obey, Kill (2021)

TV-14 | 316 min | Documentary, Crime

In 2004, the world's attention turned to the quiet Swedish village of Knutby after a young woman was murdered.

Stars: Anton Berg, Helge Fossmo, Martin Johnson

Votes: 563

The Boy from Medellín (2020)
69 metascore

The Boy from Medellín (2020)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert amid intense political turmoil, in Matthew Heineman's latest documentary.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Star: J Balvin

Votes: 336

Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Jake Anderson

Votes: 7,831

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: 6,217

The Lost Pirate Kingdom (2021– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

The real-life pirates of the Caribbean violently plunder, stealing and form a surprisingly egalitarian republic in this documentary series.

Stars: Derek Jacobi, James Oliver Wheatley, Sam Callis, Tom Padley

Votes: 1,847

Escape to the Chateau (2016–2021)

TV-PG | Documentary

British engineer Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel buy a rundown French chateau. The series shows them over the course of a year, as they restore the building that has stood empty for 40 years.

Stars: Tracy Ann Oberman, Angel Adoree, Dick Strawbridge, Jennifer Newman

Votes: 957

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (2021)

PG-13 | Documentary

A look at the life and legend of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Director: Jason Ferguson | Stars: Eric Cantona, Jason Ferguson, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs

Votes: 348

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: 70,110

Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (2021)

TV-MA | 189 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

This limited docu-series tells the true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice.

Stars: Gil Carrillo, Frank Salerno, Tony Valdez, Laurel Erickson

Votes: 18,265

Generation Hustle (2021– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

The lengths young people will go to for fame, fortune, and power.

Stars: Brian Jones, James MacCallum, Gregory Mandarano, Joanna C. Strange

Votes: 130

The Year Earth Changed (2021)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

A fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. People all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before.

Director: Tom Beard | Stars: David Attenborough, Bhashkar Bara, Dulu Bora, Anshul Chopra

Votes: 1,772

Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

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

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

Votes: 9,892

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: 112,777

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

TV-MA | 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: Tressa Silguero, Riley Reynolds, Rachel Bernard, John Anthony

Votes: 16,375

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: 20,846

Free Solo (2018)
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: 57,031 | Gross: $17.54M

Marvel Studios: Assembled (2021– )

TV-14 | 58 min | Documentary

Assembled is a comprehensive documentary series that chronicles the creation of Marvel Studios' thrilling new shows and theatrical releases. Assembled is an immersive, and in-depth examination of the next phase of the MCU.

Stars: Kevin Feige, Florence Pugh, Jac Schaeffer, Nate Moore

Votes: 1,055

The Mole Agent (2020)
69 metascore

The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Sergio Chamy, Romulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta

Votes: 6,266

Fantasy Flirt (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 25 min | Documentary, Adult, 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: Elyse Jean, Shelly Lee, Sybil, Elle Georgia

Votes: 42

The Dissident (2020)
81 metascore

The Dissident (2020)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Omar Abdulaziz, Fahrettin Altun, John O. Brennan, Hatice Cengiz

Votes: 10,459

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)
72 metascore

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)

R | 140 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An intimate look at the singer-songwriter's journey, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home, while creating her debut album.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Maggie Baird, Patrick O'Connell

Votes: 5,384

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: 19,289

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 205 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 1,516

The Crime of the Century (2021)

TV-MA | 231 min | Documentary, Crime

A searing indictment of Big Pharma and the political operatives and government regulations that enable over-production, reckless distribution and abuse of synthetic opiates.

Stars: Patrick Radden Keefe, Lenny Bernstein, Roy Bosley, Alec Burlakoff

Votes: 417

Biography: WWE Legends (2021)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Features eight original two-hour documentaries showcasing the stories behind some of the most memorable WWE Superstars of all time.

Stars: Vince McMahon, Bruce Prichard, Mick Foley, Hulk Hogan

Votes: 91

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, Thomas Anguti Johnston, Huw Cordey

Votes: 169,658

Wild Wild Country (2018)

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

When Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds an Utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 25,842

Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV material to homemade super 8 movies.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 6,387 | Gross: $35.00M

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, James Willbanks, Duong Van Mai Elliott

Votes: 21,162

Jackass 4 (2021)

Documentary, Action, Comedy | Filming

After ten years, the Jackass crew is back for their final crusade.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Eric André, Johnny Knoxville, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve-O

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)
70 metascore

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Matthew Modine, Roger Rignack, Jillian Peterson, Courtney Rackley

Votes: 5,883

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

TV-MA | 187 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 40,937

Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham (2021– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish take viewers on a road-trip, discovering the rich and complex heritage of their native Scotland.

Stars: Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish

Votes: 1,423

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