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1. Blood, Lies and Alibis (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

This show follows criminal investigators as they uncover the stories behind brutal killings. With the help of forensic evidence, old fashioned legwork and years of dogged determination, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Goral, Dean Campbell, Kindall Charters, Clayton Haskell

Votes: 78

2. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Gianna Toboni, Thomas Morton, Ben Anderson

Votes: 4,001

3. Vietnam in HD (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History, War

Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »

Stars: Tempestt Bledsoe, Edward Burns, Dean Cain, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 1,299

4. Freddie Mercury Himself (2006 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family ... See full synopsis »

Director: Rudi Dolezal | Stars: Freddie Mercury, Mary Austin, Jer Bulsara, Montserrat Caballé

Votes: 15

6. Naked Science (2004– )

60 min | Documentary, Adventure

Documentary series featuring various subjects related to science and technology.

Stars: Eric Meyers, Michael Izquierdo, Rushmore DeNooyer, Roger Tilling

Votes: 297

7. 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: 786

8. How Sex Changed the World (2013– )

TV-14 | Documentary

H2 reveals HOW SEX CHANGED THE WORLD uncovering surprising beneath-the-sheets stories shaping every aspect of ancient and modern life. From Ancient Egypt to the Civil War, through the 60s and beyond.

Stars: Djakarta, Beth Bailey, David Eisenbach, Mandell Frazier

Votes: 71

9. Inside the Human Body (2011– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Inside The Human Body - takes us deep under our skin where we are dwarfed by even the smallest cell, where blood vessels becomevast cathedrals and the tiniest cluster of cilia becomes an expansive forest.

Stars: Christopher Cotten, Michael Mosley

Votes: 516

10. The Dust Bowl (2012– )

Documentary

A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.

Stars: Dorothy Williamson, Donald Worster, Timothy Egan, Calvin Crabill

Votes: 1,457

11. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,457

12. North America (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Sweeping across some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, North America takes viewers from the silent grandeur of lofty snowcapped peaks to fertile forests and dramatic windswept ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Selleck, Rutger Hauer, Steve Backshall, Dave Canterbury

Votes: 565

13. Decoded (2010– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Novelist Brad Meltzer and a team of investigators delve into historical mysteries.

Stars: Brad Meltzer, Buddy Levy, Christine McKinley, Scott Rolle

Votes: 707

15. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 579

16. Blood Relatives (2012– )

42 min | Crime

Real life cases about families and the murders that tore them apart.

Stars: Lawrence Moran, Brenda Strong, Cloyce Martin, Jayd Swendseid

Votes: 227

17. First Kill/Last Kill (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

A detailed and compelling look into the crimes of serial killer Kenneth Erskine aka. The Stockwell Strangler

Director: Nick Aarons | Stars: David Wilson, Marcus Roberts, Carole Anne, Sheila Breen

Votes: 11

18. Extreme Forensics (2008–2010)

60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Compelling cases, bizarre crime scenes, and criminal minds so conniving they defy understanding. In Solved: Extreme Forensics new, never-before seen forensic techniques are employed to ... See full summary »

Stars: Victor Caroli, Gerard Adimando, William Augustoni, David Otto

Votes: 64

19. Dead Famous DNA (2014– )

Documentary, History, Mystery

Host Mark Evans investigates whether the DNA extracted from privately-owned remains of historical figures and celebrities like John Lennon's tooth or Eva Braun's hair can tell us something about these dead famous people.

Stars: Mark Evans, David Irving, Joni Mabe

Votes: 46

20. The Future Is Wild (2003– )

25 min | Documentary, Animation, Sci-Fi

A group of scientists predict what Earth and Life will look like in the future

Stars: Christian Rodska, Jeremy Rayner, Bruce H. Tiffney, Stephen Harris

Votes: 675

21. Sex: How to Do Everything (2009– )

Documentary

Two beautiful hosts show how to have a better sex life through interviews and demonstrations.

Stars: Lorelei Sharkey, Emma Taylor

Votes: 42

22. Ancient Discoveries (2003–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

The remarkable story of Ancient inventions.

Stars: Phil Crowley, Christopher Kelly, Sean Barrett, Richard Windley

Votes: 240

23. Joe Rogan Questions Everything (2013– )

Documentary

Each week, Joe investigates a different area of the unexplained. One week it may be a government cover-up or an extraterrestrial encounter, and the next he'll be on the trail of a mythical creature that we've all heard about.

Stars: Joe Rogan, Duncan Trussell, Todd Disotell, Nicole Dome

Votes: 638

24. The Century of the Self (2002)

235 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 4,501

25. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )

Not Rated | Documentary

Monty Halls explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. Monty explores its full 2000-kilometre length, ... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Halls, Karl Stefanovic

Votes: 652

26. Timewatch (1982– )

50 min | Documentary, History

BBC investigative documentary series noted for its new perspectives on historical events.

Stars: Michael Praed, Sean Barrett, Samuel West, John Tusa

Votes: 127

27. Power, Privilege & Justice (2002– )

Documentary, Crime

An arrogant show host details alleged crimes with a sarcastic and all knowing style.

Stars: Dominick Dunne, Len Cariou, J.H. Kurtz, Linda Deutsch

Votes: 152

28. Survivors of the Holocaust (1996 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, History, War

This documentary blends personal accounts of what happened before, during and after WWII. One testimony tells of a sister sending tear-stained letters from the prison camp, while another ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Holzman | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Henry Rosmarin, Hellmuth Szprycer

Votes: 178

29. The Untold History of the United States (2012–2013)

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 7,511

30. 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: 827

31. Fatal Attraction (2013– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Crime

An crime investigative and documentary series surrounding true life crime stories of love gone wrong. The series airs on the TV One cable channel.

Stars: Malikha Mallette, Traciy Curry-Reyes, Daniel Lukes, Ike Newton

Votes: 235

32. The Unexplained Files (2013–2014)

Sci-Fi

Looking at raw footage and firsthand accounts of unexplained phenomena, join renowned scientists and eyewitnesses as they help make sense of the incomprehensible, such as Texas Blue Dogs, ... See full summary »

Stars: Chuck Zukowski, Bruce Greenwood, Anthony Mendez, Grant Ross

Votes: 352

33. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,615

34. Crime Inc (2010– )

Documentary

Easy Scores. Outragous Paydays. Picture Perfect Crimes. "Crime Inc." takes you inside the billion-dollar big business behind global criminal enterprise.

Stars: Carl Quintanilla, Joseph J. LaRocca, Rob Holmes

Votes: 13

35. The First 48 (2004– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Dave Walker, Nathan Schilling, Jason White

Votes: 2,551

36. Jungle Atlantis (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

A thousand years ago the Khmer people of Cambodia built an empire that stretched a million square kilometers. It became the largest superpower the region has ever seen. Their capital was ... See full summary »

Stars: Sara Mendes da Costa, Julia Esteve, Damian Evans, Glenn Boomazian

Votes: 44

37. Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

Some of the BBC's more bizarre decisions to ban songs from Frankie's "Relax" to George Formby to Abba's "Waterloo" which was taken off the playlist during the Gulf War.

Director: Jenny Macleod | Stars: Liza Tarbuck, Dave Atkey, George Avakian, Mark Biddiss

Votes: 14

38. Time Scanners (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

From PBS: Steve Burrows, one of the world's foremost structural engineers - and the brains behind the famous Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing - leads a team of investigators, including ... See full summary »

Stars: Dallas Campbell, Steve Burrows, Caitlin Stevens, Chris Naunton

Votes: 52

39. Southern Justice (2014– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

An insight at the work of law enforcement agencies in Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC.

Stars: Dave Hoffman, Travis Jackson, Josh Hopkins, Tony Blevins

Votes: 114

40. Outrageous Acts of Science (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Each episode counts down 20 popular Internet videos and explains the science behind them.

Stars: Helen Arney, Debbie Berebichez, Hakeem Oluseyi, Tim Dadabo

Votes: 256

41. The Real History of Science Fiction (2014– )

240 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

The series heads to the very frontiers of space and science to produce the definitive television history of science fiction. The story of one of the liveliest and most stimulating genres in... See full summary »

Stars: Charlie Jane Anders, Mark Gatiss, Dominic Sandbrook, Keir Dullea

Votes: 401

42. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014– )

TV-14 | 795 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

Stars: Peter Coyote, George F. Will, Geoffrey C. Ward, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Votes: 1,931

43. Killer Outbreaks (2011– )

60 min | Mystery

Every day, deadly diseases mutate at a rate that far outpaces modern medicine. Watch as small town doctors at community hospitals, and top scientists at the CDC battle outbreaks such as ... See full summary »

Stars: Vivienne Leheny, Madeleine Falk, Ronnie Loaiza, Gugun Deep Singh

Votes: 29

44. Scorned: Love Kills (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

A voyeuristic peak into the lust and obsessions that have fueled some of the more brutal acts of violence to grab headlines around the world.

Stars: Casey Jordan, Nicole Blackman, Robi Ludwig, Cathy Scott

Votes: 237

46. Greatest Mysteries (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Stars: Don Wildman, Candida R. Moss, Steve Garfanti, Rory Duffy

Votes: 26



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