•••Documentaries - 2018

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1. The Rape of Recy Taylor (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Cynthia Erivo, Recy Taylor, Robert Corbitt, Alma Daniels

Votes: 393

2. Derailroaded (2005)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

57 Metascore

A documentary on the life and music of manic-depressive, paranoid-schizophrenic cult music icon Wild Man Fischer.

Director: Josh Rubin | Stars: Wild Man Fischer, Harold Bronson, Solomon Burke, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 202

3. Killer Legends (2014)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.

Director: Joshua Zeman | Stars: Rachel Mills, Joshua Zeman, Stephen Winick, James Presley

Votes: 3,174

4. Killer Women with Piers Morgan (2016–2017)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Piers Morgan steps into a maximum security prison to interview five female murderers who have committed unspeakable crimes.

Stars: Piers Morgan, Amanda Lewis, Sheila Davalloo, Rebecca Fenton

Votes: 642

5. Captive (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

Documentary series that depicts hostage negotiations, the stories are told by the victims themselves.

Stars: Camilla Carr, Paul Chandler, Eami Hacham, Mike Hensley

Votes: 551

6. Too Young to Die (2012– )

52 min | Documentary

A series depicting the lives and deaths of various celebrities who died well before their time.

Stars: Paul Bendelow, Karla Schlender, Tim Kazurinsky, Kim Ledger

Votes: 200

7. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 4,210

8. Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

A documentary about the portrayal of Adolf Hitler in popular culture.

Director: Jacques Peretti | Stars: Peter Thompson, Richard Wiseman, Steve Punt, David Croft

Votes: 30

10. A Walk to Beautiful (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

"A Walk to Beautiful" tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Olive Smith | Star: Catherine Hamlin

Votes: 176

11. The Real Story of... (2016– )


A TV series that examines the truth behind the ostensibly true stories told in Hollywood films.

Stars: Nathanjohn Carter, Stuart Whelan, David Galea, Andy Wolf

Votes: 22

12. I'm Not There (2007)

R | 135 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 56,464 | Gross: $4.02M

13. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Heather Walsh tells her story of the time she was an emotional prisoner of Bill Cornelius at his remote farm.

Directors: Riccardo Pellizzeri, Philly de Lacey | Stars: Greta Gregory, Mark Mitchinson, Flynn Allan, Mark Warren

Votes: 778

15. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Autopsy 2: Voices from the Dead (1995)

TV-MA | Documentary

Autopsy examines how forensic examiners can help solve crimes. "The Unidentified Torso" a dismembered torso is identified through its pelvic bones. "Maggots In Evidence" maggots are used to... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Ted Carroll, Dennis Kern, Clyde Snow

Votes: 135

16. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner (1994)

TV-MA | 51 min | Documentary

Can the dead speak? Yes...but only to those who know how to listen. In this riveting documentary, Dr. Michael Baden, one of the country's most celebrated forensic pathologists, reveals the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Donald Bent, Michael Baden, Sol Greenberg

Votes: 274

17. Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | History

The introduction of world trade in Tudor England inadvertently introduces foreign poisonous substances. One such case is sugar and the subsequent rotting of teeth.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Tara Hamling, Marc Meltonville, Jelena Bekvalac

Votes: 164

18. Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home (2016 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

An examination of the common household hazards of the typical modern residences of 1950s Britain.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Nathan Goss, Joy Ledger, Suzy Lishman

Votes: 82

19. Hidden Killers of the Victorian Home (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | History

Suzannah Lipscomb takes a tour of the Victorian home and unveils the hidden dangers that posed a deadly threat to Victorian life.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Judith Flanders, Kate Williams, Andy Meharg

Votes: 180

20. New Hidden Killers (2013– )

Not Rated | Documentary

While trying to lead an empire, these rulers had no idea that the biggest threat to their lives was under their own roof. After the discovery of electricity, there were many wild inventions... See full summary »

Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Kate Williams, Nathan Goss, Jane Hamlett

Votes: 107

21. New Hidden Killers (2013– )
Episode: The Victorian Home (2013)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

From the food they ate to the clothes they wore, the Victorians were surrounding themselves with killers. What made taking a bath and drinking milk potentially so dangerous? And how did the... See full summary »

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Kate Williams, Annie Gray, Suzy Lishman

Votes: 29

22. New Hidden Killers (2013– )
Episode: The Edwardian Home (2013)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

We are back inside the Edwardian home. Dr Suzannah Lipscomb discusses more dangers in disguise in this era, from poorly insulated electricity and asbestos, to poisonous make-up and radium.

Director: Suzanne Phillips | Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Martin Shipp, Jane Hamlett, Helen Peavitt

Votes: 50

23. Murder by the Book (2006– )
Episode: Kathy Reichs (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Kathy Reichs recalls the murders of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and her son and granddaughter.

Director: Scooter Yancey | Stars: Bryan Hanna, Les Mahoney, Gerald Webb, Dave Johnson

24. Hardcover Mysteries (2010– )
Episode: Kathy Reichs (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Critically acclaimed best-selling author, Dr. Kathy Reichs recounts her real-life involvement as forensic anthropologist in one of the most sensational homicide investigations in Canadian history.

Directors: David Cargill, Ron Gordon | Stars: Josephine Gorchoff, Philip Hersh, Danna Kistler, Massimo Quagliano

25. Clockwork Orange County (2012 Video)

73 min | Documentary

A Documentary about the rise of west coast punk rock in the 1970s featuring concert clips from Iggy Pop, The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Circle Jerks and more.

Director: Jonathan W.C. Mills | Stars: Rikk Agnew, Tony Alva, Jello Biafra, Rodney Bingenheimer

Votes: 91

26. Women Behind Bars (2008– )
Episode: Stacey Lannert & Charaty White (2008)

43 min | Documentary

A teenager shoots and kills the father who had molested and raped her for many years. A young murder witness is tortured and murdered by three women under the order of her boyfriend.

Director: Richard Swindell | Stars: Kay Bess, Stacey Lannert, Marilyn Hutchinson, Ellen Flottman

Votes: 18

27. Feminists: What Were They Thinking? (2018)

86 min | Documentary

Feminists: What Were They Thinking? takes aim at our current culture revealing all too vividly the urgent need for continued change.

Director: Johanna Demetrakas | Stars: Laurie Anderson, Phyllis Chesler, Judy Chicago, Funmilola Fagbamila

Votes: 1,804

28. Walking Through History (2013– )

47 min | Documentary

Tony Robinson embarks on spectacular walks through some of Britain's most historic landscapes in search of the richest stories from our past.

Stars: Tony Robinson, Alistair Moffat, Kate Williams, John Barnatt

Votes: 181

29. Lost Forever (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Reveals the rich and diverse American film heritage and shows us how preservation saves both the cultural heritage and the individual memories.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Robin Blaetz, Allen Daviau, Michael Gates, Robert A. Harris

Votes: 49

30. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Robert J. Thompson

Votes: 1,599

33. America's Deadliest Home Video (1993 Video)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A man videotaping his road trip is taken hostage by three criminals and forced to tape their crime spree, including robberies and murder.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Danny Bonaduce, Gretchen Bonaduce, Steven Diller, Lori Brooks

Votes: 116

34. The Green Fairy (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

An intense docudrama that tells the history of Absinthe and the mystical creature that possess it. It delves into the lives of the famous artists and how it changed them.

Director: Dan Frank | Stars: Mindy Robinson, Richard Grieco, Roddy Piper, Manu Intiraymi

Votes: 115

35. Frisky Business (2014– )


The fortunes of the UK's largest online sex toy retailer "Lovehoney".

Stars: Richard Longhurst, Neal Slateford

Votes: 50

36. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

Following the style of some of the world's most prolific street artists, an amateur filmmaker makes a foray into the art world.

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 62,348 | Gross: $3.29M

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