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1. It Takes a Killer (2016– )

Crime

It Takes A Killer investigates the world's most notorious murders and takes you inside the minds of the killers. Expert investigators review evidence, profile each killer's behavior, and describe the chilling forensic details of each case.

Stars: Owen Thomas, Judy Ho, Donald M. Krause, Jillian Nolde

Votes: 93

2. Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions (2018– )

Crime

From home invasions to murders, The Interrogation Room covers all facets of crime and the clever tactics used by detectives to obtain criminal confessions. Step into the rooms with ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Bird, Ronda Swindell, Dwight Turner, Noah Forrest

Votes: 48

3. The Iceman and the Psychiatrist (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Crime

For the third time, HBO cameras go inside Trenton State Maximum Security Prison--and inside the mind of one of the most prolific killers in U.S. history--in this gripping documentary. Mafia... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Richard Kuklinski, Park Dietz

Votes: 1,002

4. America Undercover (1983– )

TV-MA | Documentary

A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.

Stars: Lee Grant, Marlene Sanders, Richard Kiley, Michael Baden

Votes: 250

5. Gideon's Army (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

Director: Dawn Porter

Votes: 749

6. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 15,089 | Gross: $0.22M

7. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,563

8. Investigative Reports (1991–2011)
Episode: The Hunt for the Red Ripper (1994)

Documentary

Investigative Reports examines the 12-year killing spree of Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Andrei Chikatilo

9. Investigative Reports (1991–2011)

60 min | Documentary

Anchored by Bill Kurtis, Investigative Reports is one of the most controversial, news-driven documentaries on television today. This award-winning series is the longest-running show of its ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Steven E. Pitt, Logan Clarke, Bill Dear

Votes: 84

10. Cannibal (2001– )

80 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Series examining the history and practice of cannibalism.

Stars: Andrei Chikatilo, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish

Votes: 16

13. Four Horsemen (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ashcroft | Stars: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson, David Morgan

Votes: 2,594

14. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 8,095 | Gross: $0.13M

15. The Ascent of Money (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.

Director: Adrian Pennick | Stars: Gareth Armstrong, Niall Ferguson, Richard Lintern

Votes: 619

16. Ireland: A Television History (1980– )

60 min | Documentary

Ireland's history from earliest times to 1980.

Stars: Robert Kee, David Walterhouse

Votes: 16

17. Horizon (I) (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

British documentary series that covers a variety of subjects in science and philosophy.

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

Votes: 895

18. Catastroika (2012)

87 min | Documentary

The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine

Votes: 492

19. The Light Bulb Conspiracy (2010)

75 min | Documentary

This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail.

Director: Cosima Dannoritzer | Stars: Molly Malcolm, Marcos López Merayo, Lynn Owens, Richard Jones

Votes: 1,977

20. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 34,943

21. An Honest Liar (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

76 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein | Stars: James Randi, Deyvi Peña, Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 8,612 | Gross: $0.12M

22. The Farthest (2017)

PG | 121 min | Documentary, History

87 Metascore

It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.

Director: Emer Reynolds | Stars: Frank Drake, Carolyn Porco, John Casani, Lawrence Krauss

Votes: 3,198 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Herbert A. Fuchs, Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 6,139

24. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,131

25. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 13,097

26. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,745

27. 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.

Stars: David Burns, Loretta Fisher, Brian Hutchinson, Sarah Isaacs

Votes: 3,870

28. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 7,214 | Gross: $0.16M

29. All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

A series of films about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Stewart Brand, Peder Anker, Tord Björk

Votes: 1,423

30. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,773

31. 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.

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Morgan Geyser, Anissa Weier, Angie Geyser, Bill Weier

Votes: 5,436

32. Inside 'Interstellar' (2015 Video)

122 min | Documentary

A documentary divided into 14 segments: Plotting an Interstellar Journey: (1080p, 7:49); Life on Cooper's Farm (1080p, 9:43); The Dust (1080p, 2:38); Tars and Case (1080p, 9:27); The Cosmic... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne

Votes: 36

33. Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart (2014)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary

A small-town murder in New England became one of the highest-profile cases of the twentieth century. As the first fully televised court case, the Pamela Smart trial rattled the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremiah Zagar | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Helen Hunt, Matt Dillon

Votes: 880

34. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,291

35. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,944 | Gross: $1.43M

36. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,767 | Gross: $1.88M

37. Dirty Money (2018– )

60 min | Documentary

A Netflix Original Series documenting various stories about exposing the greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy.

Stars: Walter Archer, Victor Avila, Alberto Ayala, Elise J. Bean

Votes: 5,313

38. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

R | 118 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, William Branner, Melanie Sloan

Votes: 1,534 | Gross: $0.18M

39. Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History, News

57 Metascore

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Bruce | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Peter Atwater

Votes: 821

40. Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Biography, Drama, History

Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: James Woods, John Heard, William Hurt, Erin Dilly

Votes: 14,313

41. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 66,233 | Gross: $4.31M

42. Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.

Director: Sean Buckley | Stars: Richard Morgan, Melanie Porter, Jennifer Franks, Deane Hughes

Votes: 384

43. Serial Killers (2006– )

Documentary, Crime

Some of the most notorious murderers in recent history are examined. Using dramatic reconstruction and expert testimony, this is a forensic account of the perpetrators and the detectives in the crimes that shook the world.

Stars: Tim Pigott-Smith, Gregg McCrary, Franc Violi, Aldo Innocenti

Votes: 119

44. Serial Killers (1994 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

A post clinical style of commentary and re-cap by the judges, lawyers, psychologists, forensic scientists and serial killers themselves, who were engaged in the criminal prosecution of some of the most famous serial killers.

Director: Nick Bougas | Stars: David Berkowitz, Kenneth Bianchi, Ted Bundy, Angelo Buono

Votes: 103

45. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5