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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 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.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 155,051

2. Air Emergency (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Dramatized reconstruction of real-life air disasters, along with interviews with aviation experts and eyewitnesses.

Stars: Stephen Bogaert, Jonathan Aris, Gregory Feith, John Cox

Votes: 3,447

3. 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, Peter Guinness

Votes: 874

4. Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life (2012– )

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary

Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dawkins, Ricky Gervais

Votes: 487

5. Game of Stones (2014– )

Reality-TV

Game of Stones follows a team of gemologist around the world and gives you a behind the scenes look at where the gems and the jewlery that you wear comes from, how its made, hows it's ... See full summary »

Votes: 113

6. A Haunting in Connecticut (2002 TV Movie)

94 min | Documentary, Horror

A haunting documentary of a normal family living in Connecticut, who, after moving into their new house, are terrorized by an evil ghost that dwells in the home.

Director: John Kavanaugh | Stars: Brett Fleisher, Rod Pearson, Tyler Reid, Kelli Barrett

Votes: 1,029

7. Life After People (2009– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Sci-Fi

What would happen to planet earth if the human race were to suddenly disappear forever? Would ecosystems thrive? What remnants of our industrialized world would survive? What would crumble ... See full summary »

Stars: James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton, Tanya Wattenburg Komas

Votes: 1,139

8. Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder (2015– )

Crime, History

Religious zeal, paranoia and trumped-up charges. For a century, they fueled brutal scourges that claimed innocent lives.

Stars: Suzannah Lipscomb, Kathy Trevelyan, Lee Ravitz, Clare Langford

Votes: 196

9. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: T.J. Craig, Brian Vadim, David Wenzel, Hillary Hamilton

Votes: 501

10. Faking It: Tears of a Crime (2017– )

Documentary, Crime, News

The stories of people who have shed crocodile tears to hide their guilt in criminal cases.

Stars: Dawn Archer, Kerry Daynes, Cliff Lansley, Rob Warner

Votes: 10

11. The Last Defense (2018– )

42 min | Documentary

Emotional, in-depth examinations of death row cases expose flaws in the US justice system. Season 1 investigates a housewife convicted for stabbing her sons, and an athlete convicted for shooting a father, as attorneys race for new trials.

Stars: Julie Clark, J. Stephen Cooper, Kathy Cruz, Phillip-Charlie Daniell

Votes: 196

12. 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: 51

13. The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (2016–2017)

Crime

The 1980's. A time of greed, glamour, and murder. Real life crimes are vividly re-enacted.

Stars: Patrick Gallagher, Lance Coughlin, Liam Higgins, Benjamin Oduro

Votes: 107

14. 1990s: The Deadliest Decade (2018– )

Crime

A look at notorious murders and crimes that happened during the 1990s.

Stars: Tom Scorzone, Benjamin Shaffer, Benjamin Standford, Phillip Andry

Votes: 47

15. People Magazine Investigates (2016– )

TV-14 | Crime

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES uncovers the heart-wrenching true stories behind crimes that transcended headlines and became part of popular culture. Exclusive firsthand interviews reveal ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Helling, David Christopher Wells, Michael Wayne Brown, Alicia Dennis

Votes: 289

16. See No Evil (2014– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

Every second of every day, millions of Americans are caught on CCTV. Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives. But a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes. See no ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Huguet, Raven Cinello, Matthew Sauvé, Drew Riedstra

Votes: 392

17. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

A look back at famous cases from the past.

Stars: Marc A. Hermann, Michelle McNamara, John Mirabella, James Zeiss

Votes: 790

18. Murder Comes to Town (2014– )

Documentary, Crime

"Things like that don't happen here," they always say. These are the shocking murder mysteries that haunt small town America. We'll discover the dark secrets that lie just beneath the outwardly wholesome surface of America's heartland.

Stars: Joe Alaskey, Anthony D. Call, Carey Jones, Marcy Conway

Votes: 334

19. Murder Among Friends (2016– )

60 min | Crime

When a group of people get together and take it upon themselves to kill. It can happen for a litany of reasons. But nothing is quite the same as a group murder.

Stars: Matt Riedy, Lawrence Moran, Jerreal Ricks-Simpson, Michael Anthony Jr.

Votes: 164

20. Countdown to Murder (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary series telling the story of some of Britain's most high-profile murder cases.

Stars: Caroline Catz, Vince Egan, David Holmes, Paul Cheston

Votes: 34

21. Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 47 min | Documentary

A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices.

Stars: Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, Mary Kahn, Claire Headley

Votes: 4,017

22. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary

Using the latest digital technology, the era between the dinosaurs and man is superbly recreated by the BBC and Discovery Channel in another winning production from the coalition.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Stockard Channing, Larry Agenbroad, Frank Fish

Votes: 2,398

23. Walking with Monsters (2005)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

A 90-minute documentary about life before the dinosaurs.

Star: Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 1,626

24. Who Killed Jane Doe? (2016– )

Crime

Behind the discovery of every "Jane Doe" lie two stories: the story of the detectives puzzling together her identity, and the story of her family that has now lost her forever. This series ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Conway, Simone Policano, Alexander Barnett, Scott Bruffey

Votes: 74

25. American Monster (2016– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

A non-fiction crime drama uniquely telling stories with a combination of Dramatisation, home video and documentary style material.

Stars: Tom Streithorst, Grant Ross, Mark Behan, Steve Larter

Votes: 230

26. Cold Case Files (2017– )

43 min | Crime

Tense new series exploring cold cases from victims death to criminal conviction. Expertly narrated by a foreboding Danny Glover.

Stars: Danny Glover, Bill Kurtis, Laurent Andruet, Bradford Eckhart

Votes: 497

27. Grave Secrets (2016– )

Crime

To unravel a murder mystery, investigators dig up secrets long thought buried, and come face-to-face with people who will do anything to keep those secrets in the ground.

Stars: Tim Hopper, Kevin Dwane, Hillary Hamilton, Jessica Desire Love

Votes: 157

28. Dead Silent (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime

A snap of a twig. A rustling leaf. In the woods, myth, urban legend, and horror collide with real-life killers. Transporting viewers into a vortex of dark mystery and psychological terror, ... See full summary »

Stars: Dude Walker, Marny Midkiff, Tenzie Cameron Burns, John Merical

Votes: 234

29. Murder Calls (2017– )

Documentary, Crime

With haunting, real-life 911 calls as its through-line, Murder Calls is true-crime storytelling taken to a new level. Each episode pivots on the contents and subtext of 911 calls, which investigators must decipher to uncover the truth.

Stars: Daniel Luce, Tommy Campbell, Rachel Stacy, Wendy Bowerman

Votes: 279

30. Snapped: Killer Couples (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Features couples whose passion drives them to commit terrible criminal acts. Through recreations and gripping firsthand accounts, each episode takes a deep dive into the stories behind the ... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Vocino, Emily Muse, Leigh Scarbrough, Daniel Luce

Votes: 274

31. Married with Secrets (2016– )

42 min | Documentary, Crime

Married with Secrets takes a look at what happens when happily ever after goes horribly wrong, when husbands and wives embark on secret lives that take them down dark paths, leading to devastating results.

Stars: Craig Klein, Ivy Francis, Desmond Hayes, Pamela Portnoy

Votes: 165

32. Nightmare Next Door (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Tells the tales of mysterious murders that rocked small-town America.

Stars: Greg Diefenbach, James Davenjay, Tom Gambrill, Peter Muggleworth

Votes: 730

33. 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 »

Stars: D.C. Goode, Eric Abraham, Clark Sarullo, Jason Shablik

Votes: 398

34. Deadly Women (2008– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

True stories of female killers.

Stars: Lynnanne Zager, Candice DeLong, Janis Amatuzio, Paul Godfrey

Votes: 1,453

35. Deadly Sins (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

A docudrama that examines the true evils that push people beyond the limits of the law and reveals crimes driven by the most basic of human instincts.

Stars: Darren Kavinoky, Mhari Sandoval, Justin Michael Woods, John Smutny

Votes: 360

36. Unusual Suspects (2010– )

44 min | Documentary, Crime

Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Jeff Wilburn, Jamie Hanes, Razor Rocco Rizzotti

Votes: 714

37. Fear Thy Neighbor (2014–2019)

44 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

True crime show about conflicts between neighbors that go terribly wrong.

Stars: Tish Iceton, David Bacque, Craig Cyr, Brian Scott Carleton

Votes: 455

38. Evil Kin (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

It's amazing the things that you can inherit from your family gene pool: blue eyes, a beautiful smile, a winning personality. But what about your family's less desirable traits? A ... See full summary »

Stars: Russ Harris, J. Buzz Von Ornsteiner, Matt Gulbranson, Keith Kuperman

Votes: 162

39. Kingdom of Plants 3D (2012– )

50 min | Documentary

3D technology reveals a whole new dimension in the lives of plants, from the most bizarre to the most beautiful. In this sensational series, shot over the course of a year, David ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Tim Cragg, Anthony Geffen, Robert Hollingworth

Votes: 761

40. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 19,488

41. Micro Monsters 3D (2013)

Documentary

David Attenborough uses the latest 3D technology to bring to life the extreme and deadly unseen world of bugs.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alan Henderson

Votes: 657

42. The Disappearance of: Natalee Holloway (2017)

Crime

On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a world-wide media frenzy, yet Natalee's body was never found, and her father, Dave ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Holloway, John Ludwick, Gabriel Madrigal, TJ Ward

Votes: 145

43. Killer in the Family (2009)

Documentary

They seemed like ordinary people. Until they turned lethal...and left their families in ruins.

Stars: Laura Richards, Kevin Browne, Robert Elderton, Carol Quinn

Votes: 104



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