With HBO Documentary Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)
TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime
In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.
TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary
The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.
TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime
4. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
TV-14 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Tells the story of two 12-year old girls, who attempted to murder one of their friends in an attempt to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster from a horror website.
TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary
Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," Gilberto Valle was convicted in March 2013 of conspiring to kidnap and eat young women. Valle argued it was all a fantasy; the prosecution's narrative convinced ... See full summary »
10. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary
This documentary explores the depth behind the case of a woman whose vehicle collision killed numerous people, including herself. Was she really the reckless drunk, or the perfect suburban mother?
11. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
12. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 6,254 | Gross: $0.65M
TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary
A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.
15. Love, Marilyn (2012)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.
17. Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age (2018)
TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary
Author Nancy Jo Sales investigates the online dating industry's impact on gender issues, examining how it has changed the way people date, mate and think about the apps on their phones, and... See full summary »
18. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 5,355 | Gross: $0.09M
23. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
24. Public Speaking (2010)
84 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $0.06M
26. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)
TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime
Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.
28. I'll Be Gone in the Dark (2019– )
Crime | Filming
Gripping examination of the unsolved crimes of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970's and 1980's.
29. Nanking (2007)
R | 88 min | Biography, History, War
Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.
Votes: 3,237 | Gross: $0.16M
TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary
Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
31. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary
32. Agnelli (2017)
TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary
The story of Gianni Agnelli, the legendary Italian industrialist and playboy, as told by family, lovers, professional confidants, and rivals.
33. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)
TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography
Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.
35. Have You Seen Andy? (2003 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
"Have You Seen Andy?" is the personal story of a childhood friendship abruptly ended by the tragic abduction of a young boy. On a hot summer day in August 1976, ten year-old Andy Puglisi ... See full summary »
Director: Melanie Perkins
36. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.
38. One Nation Under Stress (2019)
TV-14 | 70 min | Documentary
"One Nation Under Stress" follows Sanjay Gupta as he tries to uncover the root causes of why American life expectancy is falling and is now shorter than all other major developed countries.
39. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016)
TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, Biography
An examination of the life and work of the revered and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
41. Baltimore Rising (2017)
TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary
Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
45. 32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide (2017)
TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
She's beautiful, artistic, loved and can't stand to be alive. 32 PILLS traces the fascinating life and mental illness of my sister, New York artist and photographer Ruth Litoff, and my struggle to come to terms with her tragic suicide.
Director: Hope Litoff
TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary, Music
A little over a year ago, nine terrorists drove into Paris with guns, grenades, and suicide belts. They were there to perpetrate a coordinated, calculated mass murder on behalf of ISIL and,... See full summary »
49. The Black List: Volume One (2008)
87 min | Documentary
Journalist Elvis Mitchell interviews twenty-two African American leaders, ranging from athletes and academics to politicians, social activists, and artists, providing a series of living ... See full summary »
50. Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)
TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary
An unflinching look at the devastating effects of addiction through the stories of four families whose lives have been decimated by addictions that all began with legitimate prescriptions to dangerous painkillers.
Director: Perri Peltz