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1. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 123,133 | Gross: $119.19M

2. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 135,771 | Gross: $21.24M

3. Cosmos (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: 100,083

4. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 79,095

5. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

Votes: 11,112

6. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 34,416

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: 14,864

8. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 11,020

9. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,994

10. How It's Made (2001– )

TV-G | 24 min | Documentary

Television series that documents how various everyday products are made.

Stars: Brooks T. Moore, Lynne Adams, Lynn Herzeg, Tony Hirst

Votes: 6,005

11. American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The Amazon Original Series draws from unprecedented access to more than 17,000 hours of footage and over 2,600 scrapbooks from Hefner's personal archives, chronicling the life of an American icon and the history of the brand he created.

Stars: Matt Whelan, Emmett Skilton, Adam Jonas Segaller, Chelsie Preston Crayford

Votes: 1,381

12. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 49,009

13. Real Detective (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.

Stars: Michael Douglas Cake, Liana Montoro, Tyrone Benskin, Mizinga Mwinga

Votes: 1,952

14. No Small Parts (2014– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Biography

No Small Parts is a fan-made documentary web series about character actors. Most episodes focus on a specific character actor and chronicle their life and career in the entertainment industry.

Stars: Brandon Hardesty, Wesley Mann, Josh Perry, Scott Allen Perry

Votes: 714

15. Abstract: The Art of Design (2017– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

A look beyond blueprints and computers into the art and science of design, showcasing great designers from every discipline whose work shapes our world.

Stars: Platon, Cas Holman, Ian Spalter, Elisabeth Biondi

Votes: 3,682

16. Dark Net (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary

Explores the furthest reaches of the internet and the people who frequently use it, providing a revealing and cautionary look inside a vast cyber netherworld.

Stars: Lauren Terp, Kristie, Drew, Anisha Vora

Votes: 1,291

17. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,675

18. 30 for 30 (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Ice Cube, Dick Vitale, Brent Musburger, Mike Tyson

Votes: 3,832

19. A Haunting (2005–2019)

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

An American paranormal anthology previewing stories told by the victims. Victims tell their terrifing encounters with the paranormal. This show contains narrations, frightening reanactments, & religious content.

Stars: Anthony D. Call, Kelley Davis, Scott Rollins, Tamara Johnson

Votes: 2,742

20. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Gianna Toboni, Thomas Morton, Isobel Yeung

Votes: 3,967

21. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 13,929

22. Grand Designs (1999– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

Kevin McCloud follows people as they build their dream house, often focusing on modern design, energy efficiency, maximizing space and views.

Stars: Kevin McCloud, Roger Ulick Branch Westman, Robert Gaukroger, Deborah Sheridan-Taylor

Votes: 2,018

23. 1000 Ways to Die (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

Several different deaths based on true stories.

Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders

Votes: 3,135

24. Who Do You Think You Are? (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Celebrities are given the opportunity to research their family trees with surprising and often unexpected results.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Ken Rogers, Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen

Votes: 1,219

25. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,863

26. Brain Games (2011– )

TV-G | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

An examination of the nature of human perception and how it can be fooled.

Stars: Jason Silva, Bert Thomas Morris, Apollo Robbins, Eric Leclerc

Votes: 2,696

27. Hunting Hitler (2015– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

After declassified FBI files about Hitler have been released, a group of specialists work together to try and find the truth of Hitler's supposed death. Did he really die in the bunker?

Stars: Dave Hoffman, Robert Baer, Tim Kennedy, Lenny DePaul

Votes: 1,842

28. Lockup (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, News

An insight, to the many lives of the women and men that enter jail.

Stars: Rasha Drachkovitch, Tracy Powell, Jacob Hekter, Susan Carney

Votes: 505

29. Origins: The Journey of Humankind (2017– )

60 min | Documentary

Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe. This eight part mini series strives to trace the pivotal innovations that make us modern.

Stars: Jason Silva, Mark Monroe, Chris Fisher, John Hedgecoth

Votes: 331

30. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 7,212

31. Highway Thru Hell (2012– )

46 min | Documentary

See how a local heavy recovery firm works through the hard winters helping highway users that have fallen victim to the brutal road conditions. Their essential service keeps the traffic on the highways thru hell moving.

Stars: Jamie Davis, Dave Pettitt, Al Quiring, Adam Gazzola

Votes: 954

32. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner, Andrea Gherpelli

Votes: 911

33. Food Factory (II) (2012– )

30 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes view of production lines across the country to find out how some of the most-popular food items are really made.

Stars: Colleen Rusholme, Todd Schick, Daniel Nadler, Michael Nadler

Votes: 137

34. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,733 | Gross: $1.88M

35. 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: 4,357

36. What Would Jesus Buy? (2007)

PG | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy

60 Metascore

An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from... See full summary »

Director: Rob VanAlkemade | Stars: Adetola Abiade, Paul Allen, Paul Norman Allen, Paul Norman Allen

Votes: 1,124 | Gross: $0.20M

37. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,125

38. Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

70 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Jack Abramoff, Michele Bachmann, Bruce Bartlett

Votes: 1,124

39. 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: 66,050 | Gross: $4.31M



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