MY VERY BEST TELEVISION SERIES

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1. The Staircase (2004– )

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

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

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 13,581

2. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 7,111

3. 20/20 (1978– )

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, News

A.B.C.'s original hour-long news magazine.

Stars: David Muir, Elizabeth Vargas, Barbara Walters, Amy Robach

Votes: 1,483

4. The Bush Years: Family, Duty, Power (2019)

History

A look at the lives and presidencies of George HW Bush and his son George W. Bush.

Stars: Natalie Gallard, Daryl Ledwon, Mac Summers, Donna Armstrong

Votes: 31

5. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,499

6. Top Gear (1978–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

Quentin, Tiff, Vicki and others look at all things car-related.

Stars: Tiff Needell, Jeremy Clarkson, Quentin Willson, Chris Goffey

Votes: 24,380

7. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,127

8. The Vietnam War (2017)

TV-MA | 990 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive history of the United States' involvement in the bitterly divisive armed conflict in Southeast Asia.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott, James Willbanks

Votes: 13,172

9. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2012)

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 »

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Luke Campbell

Votes: 28,258

10. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019– )

TV-MA | 236 min | Documentary, Crime

A look inside the mind of serial killer Ted Bundy, featuring interviews with him on death row.

Stars: Stephen Michaud, Bob Keppel, Kathleen McChesney, Ward Lucas

Votes: 15,687

11. Presidents at War (2019)

History

This landmark series tells the story of World War II through the experiences of eight remarkable men. Men who, like sixteen million other Americans, bravely serve their country during its ... See full summary »

Stars: Carson Betz, Nicholas Combitsis, Jacob Hogan, Mocean Melvin

Votes: 46

12. 48 Hours (1988– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, News

One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,470

13. Class of '92: Out of Their League (2015– )

Documentary, Sport

Giggs, Scholes, Butt, and the Neville Brothers... Man Utd legends from the Class of '92 buy shares in Salford City FC. The former United boys train, watch and cheer the Salford lads through their combined new footballing venture.

Stars: Nicky Butt, Chris Jarman, Gary Neville, Phil Neville

Votes: 485

14. Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

Docuseries looking back on the Jonestown Massacre on the 40th anniversary.

Stars: Vernon Gosney, Leslie Wagner-Wilson, Tim Carter, Jim Jones Jr.

Votes: 375

15. The Putin Interviews (2017– )

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary, Biography

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov, George Bush

Votes: 3,340

16. Conversations with a Serial Killer (2008– )

45 min | Documentary, Crime

A terrifying yet fascinating investigative journey into the lives, crimes and deaths of some of history's most villainous characters.

Stars: Bobby Marchesso, Julie MacDonald, Michael McDowell, Jeff Belanger

Votes: 46

17. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Priyanka Boghani

Votes: 1,400

18. Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Horst-Günter Marx, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 4,057

19. Gotti: Godfather and Son (2018)

TV-14 | 172 min | Documentary, Biography

John Gotti Jr. tells the story of how he became the man he is today. When you realize that family is more important than the mafia, that's when he steps out of the shadows. The father lives and dies "by the sword." Very sad but moving.

Stars: Bruce Cutler, John Gotti Jr., Angel Gotti, Peter Gotti

Votes: 109

20. Conspiracy (2015– )

Documentary, History

History presents us with an accepted view of past events but there are often dissenting voices. This new series examines the claims made by these people. Are their ideas wild conspiracy theories or are they the real story of past events?

Stars: Mark Bazeley, Aidan Creegan, Raj Persaud, Lynette Nusbacher

Votes: 152

21. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.

Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Shera Pollins, Gene Hatcher

Votes: 11,208

22. The Nineties (2017)

60 min | Documentary

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 1990 to 1999.

Stars: Dan Rather, Gil Troy, Nelson George, Renee Graham

Votes: 760

23. Louis Theroux's Altered States (2018)

60 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux explores the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death.

Stars: Louis Theroux, Heidi Bringman, Jerry Bringman, Lawrie Brown

Votes: 335

24. Death Row Stories (2014– )

Documentary, Crime

Capital-murder cases are examined in this documentary series.

Stars: Susan Sarandon, Concetta Tomei, Edna Buchanan, Peter Bottomley

Votes: 202

25. Stacey Dooley Investigates (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Amateur British journalist Stacey Dooley travels the world and investigates a wide range of topics aimed at a youth audience.

Stars: Stacey Dooley, Mike, Juan Bortfeld, Ransom Avilla

Votes: 198

26. On the Case with Paula Zahn (2009– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Award winning journalist Paula Zahn unravels shocking crimes interviewing those closest to the case including lawyers, the victim's family, and detectives.

Stars: Paula Zahn, Tom Scorzone, Raymond Brenkert, Eric S. Robertson

Votes: 570

27. Lockup (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, News

An insight, to the many lives of the women and men that enter jail.

Stars: Rasha Drachkovitch, Tracy Powell, Jacob Hekter, Susan Carney

Votes: 503

28. Waco: Madman or Messiah (2018)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

Told by survivors, news clips and audio recordings of David Koresh. It tells the story of how he rose to power as their "prophet" and then fell from glory in the standoff and fire that made history.

Stars: Mike Caruso, Chris Urquhart, Elizabeth Stuart-Morris, John Marcucci

Votes: 868

29. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Real FBI cases are recounted through reenactments and interviews with law enforcement and forensic scientists.

Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Susan Rae

Votes: 775

30. This Is Your Life (1955–2003)

30 min | Documentary, Biography

The UK version of the popular US show. Eamonn Andrews (later Michael Aspel) surprises celebrities by presenting them with the Big Red Book before taking them into the studio to tell viewers... See full summary »

Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, Eric Sykes, William Roache

Votes: 151

31. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998–2000)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

Stars: Louis Theroux, David Paul, Randy James, J.J. Michaels

Votes: 2,460

32. The 2000s (2018)

60 min | Documentary

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 2000 to 2009.

Stars: Renee Graham, Julian Zelizer, Todd Boyd, Pat Buchanan

Votes: 475

33. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Meryl Streep, Edward Herrmann, George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,818

34. American Dynasties: The Kennedys (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

Explore the Kennedy family's rise to power and how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty shaped national and global events from the Cold War to the Wall Street crash.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Barbara Perry, Van Jones, Evan Thomas

Votes: 247

35. Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI (2018– )

Documentary

An examination of the long, complex history of American presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI trying to enforce it. Featuring interviews with current and former U.S. government officials.

Stars: Scott T. Hinson, Jack Goldsmith, Miah Kane, Tim Weiner

Votes: 186

36. The Seventies (2015)

42 min | Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Stars: Douglas Brinkley, Chris Connelly, Tim Naftali, Rick Perlstein

Votes: 1,039

37. The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey (2016– )

240 min | Documentary, Mystery

A team of investigators re-examine the 20 year-old unsolved murder of JonBenét Ramsey.

Stars: Jim Clemente, Christopher Beanland, Danny Bohnen, Stan Burke

Votes: 570

38. Active Shooter: America Under Fire (2017– )

TV-14 | Documentary

Whether due to acts of terrorism, hate, or mental instability, mass shootings have become all too commonplace. This documentary series examines this disturbing phenomenon from the points of... See full summary »

Stars: George Brauchler, Eric Harris

Votes: 465

39. First and Last (2018– )

40 min | Documentary

Cameras enter Georgia's Gwinnett County Jail to document the first days of its newest inmates and the final days of those about to be released.

Stars: Shantee G., Alex R., Velma S.

Votes: 257

40. The Murder of Laci Peterson (2017)

TV-14 | 303 min | Documentary, Crime

Nearing the 15th anniversary of Laci Peterson's disappearance, A&E Networks takes a fresh look at the case. A definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day.

Stars: Gloria Gomez, Ted Rowlands, Nancy Grace, Chris Pixley

Votes: 405

41. The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (2017– )

Documentary, Crime

When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »

Votes: 103

42. Derren Brown: Apocalypse (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.

Stars: Derren Brown, Steven Brosnan, Gilbert Martin, Jordan Loughran

Votes: 786

43. On Death Row (2012– )

49 min | Documentary

An inside look at a maximum security prison in Texas featuring interviews with death row inmates.

Stars: Werner Herzog, James Barnes, Linda Carty, Joseph C. Garcia

Votes: 992

44. Born to Kill? (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Each episode is a look into the childhood and life of serial killers.

Stars: Christopher Slade, Louis B. Schlesinger, Helen Morrison, David Wilson

Votes: 134

45. Seconds from Disaster (2004–2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Accounts of famous technological disasters and their subsequent investigations.

Stars: Richard Vaughn, Ashton Smith, Michael Koltes, Junichi Kajioka

Votes: 850

46. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)

TV-PG | 360 min | Documentary, History

A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Unita Blackwell, James Hicks, Burke Marshall

Votes: 454

47. History's Mysteries (1998–2011)

TV-PG | Documentary, History, Mystery

Explore the stories, events, legends and myths that have incited debate throughout the ages.

Stars: David Ackroyd, Arthur Kent, William L. MacDonald, Carole Fontaine

Votes: 160

48. The Sixties (2014)

42 min | Documentary, History

Interviews and archival footage focusing on the politics, music, technical advancements, drugs and the "free love" movement of the 1960s.

Stars: John Heilemann, Robert Dallek, Tim Naftali, Dan Rather

Votes: 1,138

49. The Eighties (2016)

Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the Reagan presidency, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the tech boom, the expansion of television, and the evolving music industry.

Stars: H.W. Brands, Chris Connelly, Gil Troy, James Baker III

Votes: 965

50. Britain's Most Evil Killers (2017–2018)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

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