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1. 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: 101,897

2. 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: 170,948

3. 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: 113,532

4. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

David Attenborough 's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview of the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 38,517

5. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 63,253 | Gross: $2.07M

6. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 56,454 | Gross: $77.44M

7. The Human Animal (1994– )

Documentary

A man is an extraordinarily strong, having a loud voice, enterprising and in a high degree gregarious monkey. Time to study the pattern of her behavior.

Stars: Desmond Morris, Eileen Daly, Wendy Duffield

Votes: 155

9. Evolution (2002)

480 min | Documentary, Drama

This magazine-style documentary outlines biological evolution through a variety of dramatizations and data delivered by expert testimony.

Stars: Liam Neeson, Roger Brierley, Antony Carrick, Jane Cunliffe

Votes: 217

10. The Century of the Self (2002)

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 5,393

11. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of controversial cartoonist Robert Crumb and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 18,941 | Gross: $3.17M

12. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Crime

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 27,003

13. The Red Pill (2016)

TV-14 | 108 min | Documentary

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: 10,667

14. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 71,025 | Gross: $4.31M

15. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 53,316 | Gross: $2.80M

16. 60 Minutes (1968– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, News

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

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

Votes: 3,236

17. Super Size Me (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 102,445 | Gross: $11.53M

18. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017)

TV-MA | 280 min | Documentary

Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »

Stars: James Rhine, Lena Anderson, James Bartholet, Lily Cade

Votes: 2,026

19. 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: 16,485

20. Justin Bieber's Believe (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

39 Metascore

A backstage and on-stage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Ryan Good, Usher

Votes: 17,616 | Gross: $0.88M

21. Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror (2017 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

An insightful documentary and part film charting the life and career of Michael Jackson.

Director: Ben Mole | Stars: Charles Abomeli, Ron Alexenburg, Mark Arundale, Malcolm Atobrah

Votes: 79

22. 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: 25,136

23. The Game Changers (2018)

86 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: 17,652 | Gross: $0.74M

24. Guns, Germs, and Steel (2005)

165 min | Documentary, History

A PBS documentary concerning Jared Diamond's theory on why there is such disparity between those who have advanced technology and those who still live primitively. He argues it is due to ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Coyote, Jared Diamond

Votes: 1,171

25. Yalom's Cure (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Biography

This cinematic feature documentary is more than a classic biography. Yalom takes the audience on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind while he shares his fundamental insights and wisdom.

Director: Sabine Gisiger | Stars: Irvin D. Yalom, Marilyn Yalom

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.00M

26. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $0.01M

27. 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: 90,191

28. Découverte (1988– )

45 min | Documentary, Adventure

Découverte is the popular science magazine of the French Radio-Canada.

Stars: Pierre Maisonneuve, Oliver Koomsatira, Charles Tisseyre

Votes: 14

29. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: JFK: Part 1 (2013)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, Biography, History

JFK's campaign for president is the first to be waged on television, a distinct advantage for the telegenic candidate. Despite his lack of legislative achievements and his Catholicism -- ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Bellows | Stars: Oliver Platt, Charles Cabell, John F. Kennedy, Evan Thomas

Votes: 120

30. Blue Planet II (2017)

TV-G | 364 min | Documentary

David Attenborough returns to the world's oceans in this sequel to the acclaimed documentary filming rare and unusual creatures of the deep, as well as documenting the problems our oceans face.

Stars: David Attenborough, Peter Drost, Roger Horrocks, Roger Munns

Votes: 35,142



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