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1. Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer (2020)

TV-MA | 231 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

After nearly 40 years of silence, Elizabeth Kendall Ted Bundy's former girlfriend and her daughter Molly share their experiences with unsettling new details about the notorious serial killer.

Stars: Elizabeth Kendall, Molly Kendall, Steve Winn, Rich Bundy

Votes: 1,809

2. The Pharmacist (2020)

TV-MA | 217 min | Documentary, Crime

In 1999, after losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans and lacking answers from police, a small town pharmacist - Dan Schneider - beats the odds when he embarks on a dogged... See full summary »

Votes: 5,794

3. McMillions (2020)

TV-14 | 344 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A detailed account of the McDonald's Monopoly game scam during the 1990s as told by the participants in the case, including the prizewinners and the FBI agents involved.

Stars: Chris Graham, Doug Mathews, Amy Murray, Janet Pellicciotti

Votes: 6,108

4. The Devil Next Door (2019)

TV-MA | 229 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous German death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

Stars: Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum, Michael Shaked, Yoram Sheftel

Votes: 10,690

5. The Confession Tapes (2017– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson, Sarah Isaacs

Votes: 4,890

6. The Innocent Man (2018)

TV-MA | 284 min | Documentary, Crime

The story of Ron Williamson, a man who sat on Oklahoma's death row for 11 years for a crime he didn't commit. Based on John Grisham's "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town."

Stars: Heather McPhaul, Maura Antas, J.J. Arends, Serena Burns

Votes: 5,176

7. Who Killed Little Gregory? (2019)

297 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

When their 4-year-old son is murdered, a young couple fights a twisting and arduous battle trying to identify a frustratingly elusive killer.

Stars: Page Leong, William Salyers, James Simenc, Peter James Smith

Votes: 2,350

8. Voyeur (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Journalism icon Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos, the owner of a Colorado motel, who allegedly secretly watched his guests with the aid of specially designed ceiling vents, peering down from an "observation platform" he built in the motel's attic.

Directors: Myles Kane, Josh Koury | Stars: Gay Talese, Gerald Foos, Nan Talese, Susan Morrison

Votes: 5,060

9. O.J.: Made in America (2016– )

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 17,964

10. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 23,814 | Gross: $3.82M

11. 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: 126,755 | Gross: $119.19M

12. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 73,855 | Gross: $24.54M

13. The White Helmets (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War

As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Stars: Khalid Farah, Mohammed Farah, Abu Omar, Raed Saleh

Votes: 7,217

14. Athlete A (2020)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

85 Metascore

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Maggie Nichols, Gina Nichols, John Nichols, Steve Berta

Votes: 8,173

15. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 6,671 | Gross: $0.68M

16. Mr. Death (1999)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Fred A. Leuchter Jr., Robert Jan Van Pelt, David Irving, Caroline Leuchter

Votes: 5,327 | Gross: $0.50M

17. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 4,531

18. Home Game (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Sport

This docuseries profiles unique and dangerous traditional sports from around the world, as well as the communities and cultures where they thrive.

Stars: Mark Strong, Guyga, Riccardo Lo Bue, Melis Murataliyev

Votes: 694

19. Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything (2020– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Comedy

Science journalist Latif Nasser investigates the surprising and intricate ways in which we are connected to each other, the world and the universe.

Stars: Latif Nasser, Moussa Abderamane, Christopher Heckscher, W. Randall Shump

Votes: 1,316

20. The Vow (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

A look at the experiences of the members of the NXIVM, an organization and sex cult who made headlines for being charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy.

Stars: Anthony Ames, Sarah Edmondson, Bonnie Piesse, Mark Vicente

Votes: 3,563

21. Class Action Park (2020)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary that focuses on a dangerously legendary water park and its slew of injuries and crimes along with child safety concerns.

Directors: Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott III | Stars: Mary Pilon, Jim DeSaye, Jessi Paladini, Andrew Mulvihill

Votes: 4,233

22. (Un)Well (2020– )

TV-MA | Documentary

This docu-series takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. But do these wellness trends live up to their promises?

Star: Jennifer Julian

Votes: 843

23. Disclosure (2020)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.

Director: Sam Feder | Stars: Laverne Cox, Bianca Leigh, Jen Richards, Alexandra Billings

Votes: 4,132

24. Killer Ratings (2019)

351 min | Documentary, Crime

The true-life story of Brazilian TV host Wallace Souza, who was accused of literally killing for ratings, and using his crime TV show to cover up the grizzly truth.

Votes: 1,301

25. Finders Keepers (I) (2015)

R | 82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A story about fame, addiction and a custody battle over a man's leg.

Directors: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel | Stars: John Wood, Shannon Whisnant, Mark Hamilton, Lisa Whisnant

Votes: 2,480 | Gross: $0.04M

26. November 13: Attack on Paris (2018)

55 min | Documentary

Documentary chronicling the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015.

Stars: Barouyr, Benoit, Philippe Boutinaud, Bernard Cazeneuve

Votes: 2,454

27. 9/11 (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary

A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.

Directors: James Hanlon, Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet | Stars: Tony Benatatos, Jamal Braithwaite, Steve Buscemi, Joe Casaliggi

Votes: 6,418

28. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Simone Biles, Scott Blackmun, Richard Blumenthal, Aimee Boorman

Votes: 2,370

30. Murder on Middle Beach (2020)

TV-MA | 265 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A young man is determined to solve an unspeakable crime and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community.

Star: Madison Hamburg

Votes: 2,576

31. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Mukunda Angulo, Narayana Angulo, Susanne Angulo, Bhagavan Angulo

Votes: 12,163 | Gross: $1.30M

32. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 37,418

33. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 35,743 | Gross: $0.49M

34. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 33,927

35. SanPa: Sins of the Savior (2020)

Documentary, Crime

Amidst a heroin crisis, Vincenzo Muccioli cared for the addicted, earning him fierce public devotion -- even as charges of violence began to mount.

Stars: Vincenzo Andreucci, Antonio Boschini, Fabio Cantelli, Walter Delogu

Votes: 1,203

36. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Jimmy Cliff

Votes: 13,333 | Gross: $1.41M

37. Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

'Gabo, The Magic of Reality' is a story about the incredible power of human imagination, which follows the interwoven threads of Gabriel García Márquez's life and work - "Gabo" to all of ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Webster | Stars: Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Isidro Alvarez, Jon Lee Anderson, Xavi Ayén

Votes: 403 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (2016)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

Tech tycoon John McAfee made millions from his antivirus software. Now, he may be best known his bizarre and scandalous lifestyle.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Allison Adonizio, Nanette Burstein, Mark Coker, John McAfee

Votes: 3,093

39. 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: 62,911 | Gross: $3.29M

40. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 54,102 | Gross: $3.17M

41. Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Kurt Cobain, Evan Fortin, Nathan Streifel, Michael Azerrad

Votes: 3,585 | Gross: $0.08M

42. Chasing Coral (2017)

93 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Votes: 4,599

43. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, News

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 26,550

44. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Bruce Hamilton, Kip Andersen, Al Gore, Heather Cooley

Votes: 22,879

45. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 27,715

46. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama