Most Popular Documentary TV Series/TV Mini-Series
1. Wormwood (2017)
This six-part series explores the limits of our knowledge about the past and the lengths we'll go in our search for the truth. A family story of one man's sixty-year quest to identify the ... See full summary »
3. 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.
6. 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. ... See full summary »
7. Nathan for You (2013– )
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.
8. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-G | 533 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.
10. Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On (2017– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary
Porn has gone mainstream; the question is, can we handle it? This exploration of the intersection of sex and technology is told through the stories of the people whose lives are defined by ... See full summary »
12. Inside Look: The People v. O.J. Simpson, American Crime Story (2016–2017)
The story of the 1994-1995 trial of former NFL superstar running back Orenthal James "OJ" Simpson for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman.
13. Shot in the Dark (2017– )
TV-MA | 37 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
Three rival freelance stringers scour the streets at night to film crime scenes, fires, accidents - and anything else they can sell to news outlets.
15. The Vietnam War (2017)
TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, War
Epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in history as never told before on film. Visceral and immersive, exploring the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.
16. 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.
19. 60 Minutes (1968– )
60 min | Documentary, News
A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.
20. The Defiant Ones (2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
"The Defiant Ones" examines the partnership between Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre - one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - and their leading roles in a chain of transformative events in contemporary culture.
21. 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.
23. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015– )
TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary
25. Life (2009)
TV-G | 473 min | Documentary
David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »
27. 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.
28. 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.
29. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)
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 »
31. The Bible (2013– )
TV-14 | 440 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
A religious historical dramatic miniseries about God's creation and physical landmark events leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
34. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2013)
TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »
35. Last Chance U (2016– )
TV-MA | 55 min | Documentary, Sport
"Last Chance U" follows a group of young men training to become the future stars of the NFL. Based at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), "Last Chance U" takes us on a journey to ... See full summary »
36. Hunting Hitler (2015– )
42 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV
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?
41. Finding Escobar's Millions (2017– )
TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary
Two ex CIA agents travel to Colombia to look for the hundreds of millions of dollars buried by Pablo Escobar. Using modern technology they search throughout the country for the hidden money.
46. Your Worst Nightmare (2014– )
43 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller
Your Worst Nightmare is a 60-minute ID network true crime show. This narrated show blends reenactments of key events with commentary from law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, ... See full summary »
49. Long Island Medium (2011– )
30 min | Documentary, Mystery, Thriller
Follows Theresa Caputo, a normal mom from New York who balances a full family life with her ability to communicate with the dead. Each episode will show how this gift impacts her life and the lives of those around her.
50. Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012– )
Harvard educator Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this enlightening PBS series that examines "the DNA of American culture" through an extensive discovery of the ancestors of today's celebrities.... See full summary »