Documentaries I've watched.

by beaulifee | created - 06 Mar 2017 | updated - 6 days ago | Public

These are all the documentaries I’ve watched. May not have made the favorite category but they are still good.

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1. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,779

2. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards, Joseph Giacino

Votes: 132

3. Trophy Kids (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

From the director of Bigger Stronger Faster comes an intense look at overbearing parents in sports. The film asks the question "Do we want what's best for our children? Or do we just want ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bell | Star: Amari Avery

Votes: 1,577

4. Body Team 12 (2015)

TV-PG | 13 min | Documentary, Short, News

Body Team 12 is tasked with collecting the dead at the height of the Ebola outbreak. These body collectors have arguably the most dangerous and gruesome job in the world. Yet despite the ... See full summary »

Director: David Darg

Votes: 341

5. Love Crimes of Kabul (2011)

TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary

LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL is an intimate portrait of three young Afghani women accused of committing "moral crimes" such as premarital sex and running away from home. As we follow them from ... See full summary »

Director: Tanaz Eshaghian

Votes: 184

6. Girlhood (2003)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 525 | Gross: $0.06M

7. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,519 | Gross: $0.90M

8. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 14,356

9. Daughters of Destiny (2017– )

60 min | Documentary

Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth follows a group of rural India's most disadvantaged children over the course of seven years.

Stars: Shilpa Anthony Raj, Abraham George, Ajit George, Mariam George

Votes: 559

10. Dope (II) (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

Ride along for an uncompromising look at the lives of those who sell, use and wage a war on drugs in the U.S. and Mexico.

Votes: 1,242

11. Prisoner Number A26188: Henia Bryer (2015 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

Born into a middle-class Jewish family, Henia lost her father, brother and sister during the German occupation. She survived. This extraordinarily moving documentary tells the story of holocaust survivor, Henia Bryer, in her own words.

Director: Lisa Bryer | Stars: Henia Bryer, Maurice Bryer

Votes: 71

12. Beslan: Three Days in September (2006)

TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary

In September 2004, Chechen rebels occupied a school in the small Russian city of Beslan, taking some 1,200 people-most of them children-hostage. At the end of three days, over 330 were dead.

Director: Joe Halderman | Stars: Ruslan Aushev, Shamil Basayev, Dmitry Beliakov, Dariya Fadeeva

Votes: 241

13. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 18,038

14. The Seven Five (2014)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

69 Metascore

Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Mike Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chickie

Votes: 4,865 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Gayby Baby (2015)

PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family

GAYBY BABY follows the lives of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with personal change, the outside world wrestles with the ... See full summary »

Director: Maya Newell | Star: Matt Young

Votes: 707

16. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 79,450

17. 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.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 6,260

18. Surviving R. Kelly (2019– )

360 min | Documentary, Music

A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

Stars: Tarana Burke, Kathy Chaney, Andrea Kelly, Candice Norcott

Votes: 2,473

19. The Eleven (2017– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime

Possible serial killer Edward Harold Bell is due to be released from parole in the fall of 2017. He was only convicted of one murder from 1978. Private investigators are investigating his ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael W. Bunch, Edward Harold Bell, Geena Bocci, Kristina McCormick

Votes: 151

20. Brother's Keeper (1992)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

92 Metascore

This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's of a family of 4 brothers (the other 3 being Roscoe, Lyman and William - Bill, for ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler

Votes: 3,682 | Gross: $1.31M

21. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 10,962

22. The Sentence (2018)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Crime

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy's 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend.

Director: Rudy Valdez | Star: Eric Sterling

Votes: 367

23. 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: 284

24. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 40,130 | Gross: $17.54M

25. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 22,399

26. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary, Family

69 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 724 | Gross: $7.70M

27. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Rosemarie Aquilina, Aimee Boorman, Nadia Comaneci, Rachael Denhollander

Votes: 1,292

28. 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

Votes: 206

29. Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram (2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

The story of the freed female hostages of Boko Haram, detailing their lives in captivity and since their release.

Director: Gemma Atwal

Votes: 139

30. Growing Up Coy (2016)

83 min | Documentary

A Colorado family is thrust into the international media spotlight when they fight for the rights of their 6-year-old transgender daughter in a landmark civil rights case.

Director: Eric Juhola | Stars: Auri Mathis, Coy Mathis, Dakota Mathis, Jeremy Mathis

Votes: 319

31. Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly (2019)

TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary, Music

'Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly' traces the Houston rapper's rise to super-stardom, focusing on the months surrounding ASTROWORLD.

Director: White Trash Tyler | Stars: Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott, Stormi Webster

Votes: 2,306

32. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter (2019)

TV-MA | 143 min | Documentary

Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation - but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on?

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jesse Barron, Emily Bazelon, Sam Boardman, Peter Breggin

Votes: 2,095

33. Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Crime

83 Metascore

An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman | Stars: Mark Cole, Anthony Craig, Rachel Dissell, Alexandria Goddard

Votes: 838

34. Living Undocumented (2019– )

45 min | Documentary

A look at the lives of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

Votes: 376

35. Fire in Paradise (2019)

TV-MA | 39 min | Documentary, Short

On 8th November, 2018, a fire broke out in California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country's deadliest wildfire in over a century. ... See full summary »

Directors: Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper | Stars: Joy Beeson, Beth Bowersox, Abbie Davis, Jennifer Johnson

Votes: 234



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