Most Popular Documentarian Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
Votes: 217,141 | Gross: $140.54M
2. The Tale (2018)
TV-MA | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and running coach.
3. BrainDead (2016)
TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated with another woman.
Votes: 50,617 | Gross: $18.25M
5. Willow Creek (2013)
Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are visiting the infamous Willow Creek, the alleged home of the original Bigfoot legend - the tale of huge ape like creatures that roam the forests of North ... See full summary »
6. Living Among Us (2018)
TV-MA | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Vampires have just made themselves public. Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realize their very lives are in danger.
7. 9/11 (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 112 min | Documentary
A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of James Hanlon and two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.
8. Keep the Lights On (2012)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.
Votes: 4,999 | Gross: $0.25M
11. Macho (I) (2016)
Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
To continue his deception as a flamboyant gay fashion designer, womanizing cad Evaristo Jiménez reluctantly agrees to seemingly date the new, gay office boy.
12. Comfort and Joy (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy
Radio host Alan Bird witnesses how an ice cream van is attacked and destroyed by an angry competitor. This leads him into the struggle between two Italian families, the Bernardis and the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,511 | Gross: $1.06M
14. Unknown Project (2013)
80 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Three documentary makers, are heading home from Burning Man in their RV and decide to pull off into the desert to camp for the night. Things get creepy. With their 5 RV cams running 24/7, ... See full summary »
15. Let's Talk About the Rain (2008)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
Agnes Jaoui plays a local political candidate Agathe Villanova, who returns to her childhood home in the south of France in order to help her sister Florence (Pascale Arbillot) sort through... See full summary »
Votes: 1,607 | Gross: $0.11M
17. Hungry (I) (2014)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Sport
How many hot dogs could you eat in 10 minutes? Follow the jaw-dropping exploits of several competitive eaters, including the world famous Takeru Kobayashi, known for his six consecutive ... See full summary »
18. This Is Drag (2015)
60 min | Documentary
An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at performance, glamor, fame, family, love and sacrifice as some of the world's most renowned drag queens come together for World Pride in Toronto.
19. Reel Evil (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror
Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production.... See full summary »
20. West Side Avenue (2001)
315 min | Drama
A Filipino teenager is shot to death on the sidewalk of New Jersey, USA. An investigation starts into his death. His family members and friends are interviewed. Along the way, we find out ... See full summary »
81 min | Documentary
In 1902 Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., travels north to Natchez and opens "Nellie's," a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with ... See full summary »
22. 42 Grams (2017)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
42 Grams is an intimate portrait of how chef Jake Bickelhaupt evolved from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to being a culinary celebrity in less than a year and the toll it takes on his personal life.
23. The Scenesters (2009)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a serial killer starts picking off beautiful young hipsters on the east side of Los Angeles, a group of crime scene videographers hatch a plan to catch him.
24. We Come as Friends (2014)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary
As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ... See full summary »
Director: Hubert Sauper
26. Remembering Return to Oz (2018)
Documentary, History, Sci-Fi
"Remembering Return to Oz" is a documentary look back on memories featuring the cast/crew of Disney's 1985 film, "Return to Oz". This film is the first time that the main cast/crew have ... See full summary »
27. Girl 27 (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.
28. The End of the Game (2017)
71 min | Documentary
A bizarre journey to Africa with a vegan filmmaker and a big game hunter. Committed vegan, David Graham Scott, follows old colonial relic Guy Wallace as he prepares to go on his last big ... See full summary »
Director: David Graham Scott
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
A true documentary of the art and culture of glass pipe-making
Director: Marble Slinger
31. Idol (2006)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
Farce about the casting of a gay actor in a gay role on a television series which had previously been played by a straight man. When the original star of a fictional gay-themed action ... See full summary »
32. Spinnin' (2007)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Spinnin' is a wonderfully exuberant, multi-layered Spanish drama. MADRID 1995. Garate and Omar are young, gay and in love, and want to have a child. After failed attempts with their female ... See full summary »
34. Confessional (2007)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A documentary filmmaker from Manila sets out to cover the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, but gets in over his head when he meets a retired, corrupt politician who is ready to tell all. Mixing ... See full summary »
35. XeNation?: Consciousness (2015)
111 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
A feature length documentary on how one can attain equanimity and BE pure consciousness while moving through chaotic times and low vibrational spaces.
36. Cleavage: The Untold Story (2013 TV Movie)
17 min | Comedy
A brave young documentary filmmaker goes on a journey to uncover and reveal as much as possible on a subject matter that until now has been considered by most to be completely Taboo.
37. Mobilize (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Mystery
An investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation, including cancer and infertility.
41. Blueberry Soup (2013)
90 min | Documentary, Drama, News
Jaws dropped around the world on October 9, 2008 as a small collective of bankers brought an entire nation to its knees. Blueberry Soup chronicles the three year aftermath in Iceland that ... See full summary »
Director: Eileen Jerrett
42. Love, Hate & Cake (2018)
12 min | Short
Rachel Raj leads the example of what a 'modern Yiddishe mama' should be. Ever since her rabbi father inspired her to pursue her dreams as a cake designer and businesswoman, she fearlessly ... See full summary »
44. Rakkt (2015)
22 min | History
Famous Assassinations in Indian History.
46. Planes, Trains & Autorickshaws (2013)
87 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Three American sisters, raised in India by missionary parents, return to the land of their childhood for the first time in fifty years. Their journey is entertaining and emotional, and proves that it's never too late to go home.
47. 13 Million Voices (2015)
87 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
13 Million Voices explores questions of peace and expression in Cuba through the parallel story lines of a massive peace concert in Cuba and the journey of young independent actors who supported, experienced, and suffered for it.
50. A Human Planet (2017)
20 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An alien producer named Mal Voss presents a nature series about humans on the planet Earth. This time on "A Human Planet," Mal plays the dangerous game of human courtship, to discover how humans connect with one another.