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1. Secrets of Britain (2013– )
Episode: Secrets of the Tower of London (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History

A tour of the Tower of London, which has served as a royal castle, prison, place of execution and torture, armory and mint during its almost 1000 years of existence.

Director: Vicky Matthews | Stars: Kevin McMannis, Samuel West

Votes: 284

2. Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The history of this grand 500-year-old palace is inextricably tied to the lavish lifestyle of King Henry VIII and the doomed fates of his six wives.

Director: Sam Taplin | Star: Samuel West

Votes: 305

3. 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (2017–2019)
Episode: Beyond the Reasons Season 1 (2017)

TV-MA | 29 min | Documentary, Talk-Show

Actors behind the instant cult classic discuss the messages of which they aimed to get across.

Stars: Jay Asher, Brett Baker, Alisha Boe, Ross Butler

Votes: 1,810

4. Secrets of the Manor House (2012– )
Episode: Secrets of Highclere Castle (2013)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary

See how life was - and is - lived in Highclere Castle.

Director: Vicky Matthews | Stars: Samuel West, Paul Brooke-Taylor, Fiona Herbert 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Colin Edwards

Votes: 220

5. Diana: 7 Days That Shook the Windsors (2017 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

Follows the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana in 1997, when the British Royal Family nearly lost their place in the hearts of the nation.

Director: Ben Ryder | Stars: James D'Arcy, Paul Burrell, Dickie Arbiter, Colin Tebutt

Votes: 260

6. The Story of Diana (2017 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

She was beloved by millions, but plagued by hidden turmoil. A tale of royalty, resilience and the heavy cost of fame.

Director: Rebecca Gitlitz | Stars: Jess Cagle, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Rupert Murdoch

Votes: 1,573

7. 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: 1,672

8. Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (2003 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary

Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.

Director: Julie Shaw | Stars: Michael Jackson, Martin Bashir, Gavin Arvizo, Janet Arvizo

Votes: 1,063

9. Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

Votes: 1,168

10. Secrets of Britain (2013– )
Episode: Secrets of Selfridges (2014)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History

The story of the innovative retailer, Harry Gordon Selfridge, and the landmark department store he founded.

Director: Sam Taplin | Star: Samuel West

Votes: 218

11. Secrets of Iconic British Estates (2013– )
Episode: Secrets of Althorp: The Spencers (2013)

TV-PG | 54 min

Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, is currently the home of Diana's brother, Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided ... See full summary »

Votes: 11

12. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

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: 25,567

13. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 13,127

14. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 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: 19,433

15. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 47,871

16. The Royal House of Windsor (2017)

296 min | History

The history of Britain's ruling dynasty, the Windsors, over the last 100 years, starting with the time around the outbreak of WWI.

Votes: 906

17. Wallis Simpson, Loved and Lost (2012)

52 min | Biography

Wallis Simpson, an ambitious American, seduces the King of England who abdicates to pursue his love for this woman.

Director: Claire Walding | Stars: Duchess of Windsor, Kathleen Fee

Votes: 6

18. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)

TV-MA | 236 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Stephen Michaud, Bob Keppel, Kathleen McChesney, Ward Lucas

Votes: 21,920

19. 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: 33,769

20. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 7,495

21. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Roger Nupie, Al Schackman

Votes: 12,003

22. Secrets of Chatsworth (2013 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Chatsworth Estate, which has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family over the past 500 years, is the current home of the 12 th Duke of Devonshire and his family.

Director: Susannah Ward

Votes: 155

23. Le serment des Hitler (2014 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

Documents the lineage of Adolf Hitlers descendants, focusing on William Patrick Hitler, the nephew of Adolf Hitler. Cataloguing his attempts to use Hitlers celebrity in the early years, his... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuel Amara | Stars: Florian M. Beierl, Fabrice d'Almeida, David Gardner, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 153

24. Hitler's Steel Beast (2016)

52 min | Documentary, History

At the end of the 1930s, Hitler ordered the construction of a special train that could transport him around safely and appease his growing paranoia. A veritable fortress on rails, this ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ablin | Stars: François Delpla, Mark Felton, Luc Fournier, Séverine Fraisse

Votes: 433

25. Inside the Criminal Mind (2017– )

52 min | Documentary, Crime

Inside the Criminal Mind- a gripping exploration exposing the psychological machinations and immoral behavior that define the most nefarious criminal types. Every episode of the series ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Martin, Jan Michalek, Antonio Pedro, Eva Ruzickova

Votes: 728

26. A Tale of Two Sisters (2015– )
Episode: Jessica and Diana Mitford (2017)

Documentary, Biography, History

The Mitfords were six, witty, eccentric and beautiful sisters. For two, their personal lives strayed into the political: Diana the fascist and Jessica the communist. But they were also ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Cotterill | Stars: Rachael Stirling, Laura Thompson, Benjamin Treuhaft, Hope Whitmore

Votes: 44

27. The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Fighter pilot, inventor, spy - the life of Roald Dahl is often stranger than fiction. From crashing his plane over Africa to hobnobbing in Hollywood and his remarkable encounters with ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Thompson | Stars: Robert Lindsay, Quentin Blake, Winston Churchill, Chantal Coady

Votes: 43

28. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020)

TV-MA | 226 min | Documentary, Crime

Survivors worldwide reveal the manipulation, abuse and emotional scars suffered at the hands of wealthy convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Their stories expose a sex trafficking ring of powerful enablers leading up to his 2019 arrest.

Stars: Michael Reiter, Annie Farmer, Shawna Rivera, Alan Dershowitz

Votes: 15,243

29. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner, Don Hahn

Votes: 2,590 | Gross: $0.08M

30. The Real Camilla: HRH the Duchess of Cornwall (2018 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Family, friends and the people who know her best talk candidly about Britain's most private royal.

Stars: Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince Charles

Votes: 8

31. Queen Victoria and Her Tragic Family (2018)

180 min | Documentary, History

Documentary series charting the story of Queen Victoria after the death of her beloved husband Albert in 1861, examining how one-by-one her children rebelled against her and the family were touched by tragedy.

Stars: Tracy Ann Oberman, Duchess of Argyll Princess Louise, Queen Victoria, Prince Leopold of Duke of Albany

Votes: 52



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