Top 50 Documentary Movies and TV Shows
1. Diego Maradona (2019)
130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.
2. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion (2020 TV Special)
75 min | Documentary
30 years later, we're bringing the Banks family back together. Join Will Smith and his former co-stars for a funny and heartfelt night full of music and dancing in honor of the show that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.
4. Murder on Middle Beach (2020– )
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.
8. Mosul (II) (2019)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.
11. Belushi (2020 TV Movie)
108 min | Documentary
Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences.
12. Between the World and Me (2020 TV Special)
85 min | Documentary
The special will include powerful readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, it will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors' home life, archival footage, and animation.
15. Trial 4 (2020)
437 min | Documentary, Crime
Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism.
18. Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions (I) (2020)
105 min | Documentary, Drama, Music
In "Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions," Taylor Swift performs each song in order of her album, "folklore," and reveals the stories and secrets behind all 17 songs.
20. The Mystery of D.B. Cooper (2020)
85 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
A documentary that looks at the well-known case, which is largely regarded as the greatest unsolved heist in American history.
21. 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.
22. The Curse of Oak Island (2014– )
60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Rick and Marty Lagina, two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the mystery of Oak Island, renew efforts to discover the legendary treasure with sophisticated machinery.
30. Life After the Navigator (2020)
91 min | Documentary
A feature that not only celebrates the 1986 classic "Flight of the Navigator", but also looks at the life of its child star, Joey Cramer, and his roller-coaster life since that breakthrough role.
31. Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020)
97 min | Documentary
A new documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.
32. I Am Greta (2020)
97 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary follows Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist from Eastern Europe, on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems.
33. Colectiv (2019)
109 min | Documentary
Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.
34. Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020)
130 min | Documentary
The definitive documentary on the history of nudity in feature films from the early silent days to the present, studying the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while... See full summary »
35. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)
PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography
One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.
36. Unsolved Mysteries (2020– )
45 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
Immersive, character-driven stories are rooted in the experiences of ordinary people who have lived the unthinkable. Families, detectives and journalists hope viewers hold the clues to solving these mysteries.
37. The Reagans (2020– )
A four-part documentary series that explores the many surprisingly unexamined aspects of the Reagan White House, and how Nancy Reagan's paper-doll image was at odds with the power she ultimately wielded throughout her husband's presidency.
38. The Phenomenon (2020)
100 min | Documentary
This documentary examines unidentified aerial phenomenon. With testimony from high-ranking government officials, and NASA Astronauts, Senator Harry Reid says it "makes the incredible credible."
39. American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
82 min | Documentary, Crime
In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters disappear in Colorado. With the heartbreaking details emerging, the family's story made headlines around the world.
42. Nathan for You (2013–2017)
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.
46. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016–2019)
47 min | Documentary
A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's alleged harmful practices.
47. American Utopia (2020)
105 min | Documentary, Music, Musical
Spike Lee documents the former Talking Heads frontman's brilliant, timely 2019 Broadway show, based on his recent album and tour of the same name.
48. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
44 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.
49. Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb (2020)
113 min | Documentary
After unearthing a tomb that had been untouched for 4,400 years, Egyptian archaeologists attempt to decipher the history of the astonishing find.
50. Three Identical Strangers (2018)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.
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