Top 50 Documentary TV Shows
4. Fantasy Flirt (2017–2018)
TV-MA | 25 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
A high energy mix of the newest and sexiest girls to pose for Playboy. Models share their turn-ons, fantasies and secret desires while taking it all off for the cameras.
6. Our Planet (2019)
TV-G | 403 min | Documentary
Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.
Star: David Attenborough
TV-MA | 3 min | Documentary, Short
An inside look at the making of American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
12. Shangri-La (2019– )
This four-part docu-series focusses on creative conversation and the emotional side of music-making, using legendary music producer and Def Jam Records co-founder Rick Rubin's iconic Malibu, CA studio as the backdrop.
TV-14 | 5 min | Documentary, Short
Inside the series of the same name.
15. Dope (II) (2017– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime
Ride along for an uncompromising look at the lives of those who sell, use and wage a war on drugs in the U.S. and Mexico.
18. 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.
20. 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.
21. Wild Wild Country (2018– )
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
22. 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.
25. Taco Chronicles (2019– )
A journey through the colorful and varied world of Tacos.
28. Deadliest Catch (2005– )
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV
A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadliest profession in the world.
29. Exhibit A (I) (2019– )
TV-14 | Documentary, Crime
This true crime series shows how innocent people have been convicted with dubious forensic techniques and tools such as touch DNA and cadaver dogs.
30. Dark Waters: Murder in the Deep (2018–2019)
Dark Waters takes viewers deep into the world of murder on the ocean. Despite its promise of beauty and tranquility, the sea is a lawless world where jealousy, greed, deceit, and rage surface with the menace of a great white shark.
31. One Strange Rock (2018– )
47 min | Documentary
The extraordinary story of Earth and why it is special and uniquely brimming with life among a largely unknown but harsh cosmic arena; astronauts tell the story of Earth through unique perspective.
32. 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.
33. 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.
34. 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.
35. 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 »
36. Escape to the Chateau (2016–2018)
TV Series following British engineer Dick Strawbridge and his wife Angel, who buy a run down French chateau. The series shows them over the course of a year, as they restore the building after 40 years of standing empty.
39. The Incredible Dr. Pol (2011– )
44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
With more than 20,000 patients, Dr. Pol has seen it all. Specializing in large farm animals, this senior is anything but retiring as he takes an old school, no-nonsense approach to veterinary medicine.
41. Blue Planet II (2017–2018)
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.
44. Playboy Cyber Girls (2001– )
TV-MA | Documentary, Reality-TV
An exclusive look at the best glamour models from the US and around the world. Discover the most glamorous, beautiful women during their photo-shoot and behind the scenes as they share their passions and desires.
TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime