Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows



1. The Pogmentary (2022– )

30 min | Documentary

1.0
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A glimpse into the life of Paul Pogba, the influential world-class French footballer.

Stars: Paul Pogba, Alex Ferguson, Antoine Griezmann, Mino Raiola

Votes: 12,902

2. What Is a Woman? (2022)

95 min | Documentary

8.6
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Political commentator Matt Walsh explores the changing concepts of sex and gender in the digital age, particularly the transgender rights movement, transphobia, and what it means to be a woman.

Director: Justin Folk | Stars: Matt Walsh, Gert Comfrey, Marci Bowers, Don Sucher

Votes: 16,365

3. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (2022)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Examines the rise of Warren Jeffs in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and his shocking criminal case.

Stars: Mike Watkiss, Elissa Wall, Rebecca Musser, Warren Jeffs

Votes: 6,512

4. 2000 Mules (2022)

89 min | Documentary

6.3
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A documentary film which exposes widespread, coordinated voter fraud in the 2020 election, sufficient to change the overall outcome.

Directors: Debbie D'Souza, Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Catherine Engelbrecht, Gregg Phillips, Debbie D'Souza

Votes: 6,866

5. Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet (2022– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

6.1
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Conspiracy. Fraud. Violence. Murder. What starts out virtual can get real all too quickly--and when the web is worldwide, so are the consequences.

Stars: Daniel Rigmaiden, Samara Couri, Aaron Kuban, Jerrod Paige

Votes: 1,057

6. The Staircase (2004–2018)

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

7.9
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The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Martha Ratliff, Ron Guerette

Votes: 23,834

7. Mind Over Murder (2022)

TV-MA | 331 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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Chronicles the bizarre and psychologically complex story of six individuals who were convicted for the 1985 murder of a beloved 68- year-old grandmother, Helen Wilson, in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Stars: Cara D'Adamo, Noah Archibald, Tim Shelburne, Keara Benton

Votes: 108

8. Machine Gun Kelly's Life in Pink (2022)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary, Music

6.0
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Pain, passion, and love, get a look into the mind of Machine Gun Kelly.

Director: Sam Cahill | Stars: Machine Gun Kelly, Casie Baker, Travis Barker, Megan Fox

Votes: 677

9. Prehistoric Planet (2022)

TV-PG | 203 min | Documentary, Animation, History

8.6
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Travel back 66 million years to when majestic dinosaurs and extraordinary creatures roamed the lands, seas and skies.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 5,770

10. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

9.5
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David Attenborough returns with a new wildlife documentary that shows life in a variety of habitats.

Stars: David Attenborough, Chadden Hunter, Gordon Buchanan, Elizabeth White

Votes: 135,821

11. Jackass Forever (2022)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.9
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74 Metascore

After 11 years, the Jackass crew is back for another crusade.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England

Votes: 38,678

12. Halftime (2022)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.5
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62 Metascore

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of life in the spotlight in this intimate documentary.

Directors: Amanda Micheli, Sam Wrench | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Adam Blackstone, Kim Burse

Votes: 3,374

13. The UnXplained (2019– )

TV-14 | Documentary

7.1
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The show will explore the facts behind the world's most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.

Stars: William Shatner, Michio Kaku, Jonathan Young, Tok Thompson

Votes: 1,047

14. Alone (2015– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.4
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Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

Stars: Nicole Apelian, Sam Larson, Brooke Whipple, Brad Richardson

Votes: 4,859

15. Clarkson's Farm (2021– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, Comedy, Reality-TV

9.0
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Follow Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside.

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Kaleb Cooper, Charlie Ireland, Gerald Cooper

Votes: 33,577

16. The Hidden Lives of Pets (2022– )

30 min | Documentary

7.5
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Bow wows and purr-fect pets. Meet amazing creatures from around the world and dig into the latest science on our animal friends' senses and skills.

Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Caitlyn Elizabeth

Votes: 290

17. The Janes (2022)

101 min | Documentary

7.1
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83 Metascore

Police arrested seven women who were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds and safe houses, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions calling themselves JANE.

Directors: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes

Votes: 636

18. The Last Dance (2020)

TV-MA | 491 min | Documentary, Biography, History

9.1
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Charting the rise of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.

Stars: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippen, David Aldridge

Votes: 114,623

19. The Beatles: Get Back (2021)

PG-13 | 468 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.0
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Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be.'

Stars: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 20,484

20. Jackass 4.5 (2022 Video)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.5
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Through outrageous, never-before-seen footage, witness the making of the Jackass crew's last go at wild stunts.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England

Votes: 9,851

21. The Deep End (2022)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

6.4
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An arresting and provocative exploration inside the world of one of today's most controversial spiritual teachers and her dedicated followers.

Stars: Teal Swan, Molly Monahan

Votes: 558

22. Our Father (III) (2022)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Crime

6.5
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43 Metascore

After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

Director: Lucie Jourdan | Stars: Jacoba Ballard, Julie Harmon, Matt White, Heather Woock

Votes: 8,962

23. Endangered (II) (2022)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

6.3
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An investigation of threats against journalists in the United States and internationally, from intimidation to physical violence.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Sáshenka Gutiérrez, Carl Juste, Oliver Laughland, Patrícia Campos Mello

Votes: 158

24. Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes (2022)

96 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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Newly-discovered archive footage and witness accounts to lay bare the tragedy and heroic efforts made to prevent another explosion.

Director: James Jones

Votes: 723

25. The Future Of (2022– )

TV-14 | 20 min | Documentary

4.8
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Based on how technology will affect the basic aspects of our lives in the future.

Stars: Jurnee Smollett, Rose Eveleth, Tim Maughan, William Higham

Votes: 197

26. The Long Road to War (2018)

117 min | Documentary

8.2
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A month after the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne begins the First World War. But this stake had been prepared decades before.

Director: Milos Skundric | Stars: Oleg Airapetov, Dusan T. Batakovic, Jean-Paul Bled, Stig Förster

Votes: 362

27. Nathan for You (2013–2017)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.9
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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, Brian S. Wolfe, Salomon Flores

Votes: 26,761

28. All or Nothing: Arsenal (2022– )

Documentary, Sport | Pre-production

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Stars: Thierry Henry, Mikel Arteta, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka

29. Somebody Feed Phil (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

8.2
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Phil travels around the world sampling food and tradition with friends and a sense of humor.

Stars: Phil Rosenthal, Monica Horan, Judy Gold, Lily Rosenthal

Votes: 5,033

30. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (2019– )

TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary, Sport

8.6
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Docuseries following the FIA Formula One World Championship across multiple seasons.

Stars: Jack Nicholls, Lewis Hamilton, Daniel Ricciardo, Charles Leclerc

Votes: 37,944

31. Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy (2022)
Episode: Act II: Purpose (2022)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

8.6
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Kanye hustles to establish his voice at the label. When a car crash and broken jaw threaten it all, the unstoppable artist turns pain into platinum.

Directors: Coodie, Chike Ozah | Stars: Ye, Kevin Bacon, Yasiin Bey, Big V

Votes: 982

32. Rich & Shameless (2022)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary

6.4
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It tells the stories of fame, fortune and the problems that follow.

Stars: Shaquille O'Neal, Brooke Burke, Joel Stein, Lori King

Votes: 88

33. The Rescue (2021)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Action, Mystery

8.3
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84 Metascore

A chronicle of the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Bancha Duriyapunt, Apakorn Youkongkaew, Anan Surawan, Woranan Ratrawiphukkun

Votes: 13,203

34. The Social Dilemma (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Director: Jeff Orlowski-Yang | Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano

Votes: 80,810

35. Ghost Adventures (2008– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

7.3
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Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, and Jay Wasley investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley, Jay Wasley

Votes: 9,193

36. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

9.3
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An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Christopher Emerson, Keythe Farley, Piotr Michael

Votes: 120,289

37. Roman Empire (2016– )

TV-MA | 48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Chronicles some of the most famous leaders of the Roman Civilization.

Stars: Aaron Irvin, Corey Brennan, Jerry Toner, Steve West

Votes: 7,702

38. The Tinder Swindler (2022)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, he wooed women online, then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.

Director: Felicity Morris | Stars: Simon Leviev, Cecilie Fjellhøy, Pernilla Sjöholm, Kristoffer Kumar

Votes: 60,861

39. Air Crash Investigation (2003– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Jonathan Aris, Stephen Bogaert, John Cox, Gregory Feith

Votes: 4,813

40. The Princess (II) (2022)

109 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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68 Metascore

Princess Diana's story is told exclusively through contemporaneous archive creating a bold and immersive narrative of her life and death. It also illuminates how the public's attitude to the monarchy was, and still is.

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II, Martin Bashir

Votes: 52

41. Love on the Spectrum (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Romance

8.6
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A documentary series following young adults on the autism spectrum as they explore the unpredictable world of love, dating and relationships.

Stars: Brooke Satchwell, Michael Theo, Mark Radburn, Ronan Soussa

Votes: 5,805

42. Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis (2022)

TV-MA | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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In August 1988, two armed bank robbers keep German and Dutch police at bay for 54 hours during a hostage-taking drama that ends badly.

Director: Volker Heise | Stars: Dieter Degowski, Hans-Jürgen Rösner

Votes: 1,496

43. Friends: The Reunion (2021 TV Special)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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An unscripted Friends reunion special.

Directors: Russell Norman, Ben Winston | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 58,256

44. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary

6.1
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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: 17,553

45. Flee (2021)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.9
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91 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Stars: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz

Votes: 14,729

46. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

7.1
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, William Henry

Votes: 11,057

47. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021)

R | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Asia Argento, Anthony Bourdain, Ariane Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain

Votes: 6,008

48. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

7.8
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Keith Colburn, Jake Anderson

Votes: 8,564

49. Wild Wild Country (2018)

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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When Osho, the world's most controversial guru, builds an Utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork, George Meredith

Votes: 30,244

50. Love on the Spectrum U.S. (2022– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Romance

8.2
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It follows people on the autism spectrum as they navigate the world of dating and relationships.

Stars: Dani Bowman, Abbey Lutes, Kaelynn Partlow, James B. Jones

Votes: 1,050


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