Popular Documentary TV Shows

Marvel Studios: Legends
Marvel Studios: Legends
Revisit the epic heroes, villains and moments from across the MCU in preparation for the stories still to come. Each dynamic segment feeds directly into the upcoming series — setting the stage for future events. This series weaves together the many threads that constitute the unparalleled Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel Studios: Legends 2021
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan
Dynamic reenactments and expert commentaries bring to life the tumultuous history and power struggles of a warring 16th-century feudal Japan.
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan 2021
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel
The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. A dive into crime's darkest places.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel 2021
A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet
A unique fusion of blue chip natural history and earth science that explains how our living planet operates. This five-part series shows how the forces of nature drive, shape and support Earth’s great diversity of wildlife.
A Perfect Planet 2021
NOVA
NOVA
PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines. Along the way, NOVA demystifies science and technology, and highlights the people involved in scientific pursuits.
NOVA 1974
Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?
Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta?
Documentary series on the circumstances surrounding the death of María Marta García Belsunce, one of the most controversial criminal cases in Argentina.
Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? 2020
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Executive producer Jon Favreau invites the cast and crew of The Mandalorian to share an unprecedented look at the making of the series. Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by Favreau himself.
Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian 2020
Top Gear
Top Gear
This fast-paced and stunt-filled motor show tests whether cars, both mundane and extraordinary, live up to their manufacturers' claims. The long-running show travels to locations around the world, performing extreme stunts and challenges to see what the featured cars are capable of doing. The current hosts are Paddy Mcguinness, Chris Harris and Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff.
Top Gear 2002
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America
Soda Stereo, Café Tacvba, Aterciopelados and others figure in this 50-year history of Latin American rock through dictatorships, disasters and dissent.
BREAK IT ALL: The History of Rock in Latin America 2020
Points of View
Points of View
Points of View is a long-running British television series broadcast on BBC One. It started in 1961 and features the letters of viewers offering praise, criticism and purportedly witty observations on the television of recent weeks.
Points of View 1961
High Score
High Score
This docuseries traces the history of classic video games, featuring insights from the innovators who brought these worlds and characters to life.
High Score 2020
Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Formula 1: Drive to Survive
Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane -- both on and off the track -- during one cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive 2019
Down to Earth with Zac Efron
Down to Earth with Zac Efron
Actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in a travel show that explores healthy, sustainable ways to live.
Down to Earth with Zac Efron 2020
Cosmos
Cosmos
Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provides clarity for the vision of the cosmos as he voyages across the universe with never-before-told stories that delve into the scientific concepts of the laws of gravity and the origins of space and time.
Cosmos 2014
Mayday
Mayday
Revealing the dark truth that aviation safety improves one crash at a time, Mayday investigates legendary aviation disasters to find out what went wrong and why. Based on cockpit voice recorders, accident reports and eyewitness accounts, every episode also features interviews, state-of-the-art CGI and gripping reenactments.
Mayday 2003
Last Chance U: Basketball
Last Chance U: Basketball
Hit the hardwood in East Los Angeles as a coach with strong convictions leads young men who hope to fulfill major college potential.
Last Chance U: Basketball 2021
Marvel Studios: Assembled
Marvel Studios: Assembled
Go behind the scenes of the shows and movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following the filmmakers, cast and crew, and Marvel heroes every step of the way.
Marvel Studios: Assembled 2021
Real Vikings
Real Vikings
The history of the Vikings is explored by "Vikings" star Clive Standen, who joins experts in Europe to learn how the Vikings successfully invaded England and France.
Real Vikings 2016
The Last Dance
The Last Dance
A 10-part documentary chronicling the untold story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty with rare, never-before-seen footage and sound from the 1997-98 championship season – plus over 100 interviews with famous figures and basketball’s biggest names.
The Last Dance 2020
We Are the Champions
We Are the Champions
Explore the quirkiest, most charming, and oddly inspirational competitions you never knew existed, and the determined, passionate, and incredibly skilled competitors who put it all on the line to become heroes in their own extraordinary worlds.
We Are the Champions 2020
Kingdom of Plants
Kingdom of Plants
Sir David discovers a microscopic world that’s invisible to the naked eye, where insects feed and breed, where flowers fluoresce and where plants communicate with each other and with animals using scent and sound.
Kingdom of Plants 2012
Deaf U
Deaf U
In this reality series, a tight-knit group of Deaf and hard of hearing students share their stories and explore life at Gallaudet University.
Deaf U 2020
Last Chance U
Last Chance U
In a docuseries set at one of NCAA football's most fertile recruiting grounds, guys with red flags seek to prove their worth on the field and in class.
Last Chance U 2016
Tiny World
Tiny World
This docuseries showcases nature's lesser-known tiny heroes. Spotlighting small creatures and the extraordinary things they do to survive, each episode is filled with surprising stories and spectacular cinematography.
Tiny World 2020
Challenger: The Final Flight
Challenger: The Final Flight
Engineers, officials and the crew members' families provide their perspective on the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and its aftermath.
Challenger: The Final Flight 2020
MythBusters
MythBusters
MythBusters is a science entertainment television program created and produced by Australia's Beyond Television Productions for the Discovery Channel. The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos, and news stories.
MythBusters 2003
The Vow
The Vow
The docuseries follows people deeply involved in the group NXIVM — which is faced with various charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy — over the course of several years.
The Vow 2020
Trial 4
Trial 4
Charged as a teen in the 1993 killing of a Boston cop, Sean K. Ellis fights to prove his innocence while exposing police corruption and systemic racism.
Trial 4 2020
Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords
Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords
What happens when conflicts between landlords and tenants get out of control? This series delves into the dark side of the UK's housing crisis. It follows independent eviction specialists working on behalf of landlords attempting to evict tenants who are behind with their rent, and local authority housing officers investigating rogue landlords and unsafe living conditions, including illegal HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation).
Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 2015
Bering Sea Gold
Bering Sea Gold
In the frontier town of Nome, Alaska, there’s a gold rush on. But you've never seen gold mining like this before — here, the precious metal isn't found in the ground. It’s sitting in the most unlikely of places: the bottom of the frigid, unpredictable Bering Sea. And there are a handful of people willing to risk it all to bring it to the surface.
Bering Sea Gold 2012
Headspace Guide to Sleep
Headspace Guide to Sleep
Learn how to sleep better with Headspace. Each episode unpacks misconceptions, offers friendly tips and concludes with a guided wind-down
Headspace Guide to Sleep 2021
Kebec
Kebec
Kebec 2019
The Grand Tour
The Grand Tour
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back with a show about adventure, excitement and friendship... as long as you accept that the people you call friends are also the ones you find extremely annoying. Sometimes it's even a show about cars. Follow them on their global adventure.
The Grand Tour 2016
The Playbook
The Playbook
Coaches with championship résumés share their personal rules for success in sports and life in this reflective and inspiring documentary series.
The Playbook 2020
20/20
20/20
20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes but focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects. The program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity. The hour-long program has been a staple on Friday evenings for much of the time since it moved to that timeslot from Thursdays in September 1987, though special editions of the program occasionally air on other nights.
20/20 1978
Ancient Aliens
Ancient Aliens
Did intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago? From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US, each episode gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age old debate.
Ancient Aliens 2010
Fernando
Fernando
The documentary series shows Alonso's passion for competing at the highest level and his determination to win. Documented last year, from his presence on the most important circuits, like the Indianapolis 500 or the 24 hours of Le Mans, until his climax with his debut on the Dakar last January, Fernando offers access in his life.
Fernando 2020
Highway Patrol
Highway Patrol
Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series produced from 1955 to 1959.
Highway Patrol 1955
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II
The team behind Frozen II open their doors to cameras for a six-part documentary series to reveal the hard work, heart, and collaboration it takes to create one of the most highly-anticipated films in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ near-century of moviemaking. Cameras were there to capture an eye-opening - and at times jaw-dropping - view of the challenges and the breakthroughs, the artistry, creativity and the complexity of creating the #1 animated feature of all time.
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II 2020
Face à soi
Face à soi
Face à soi 2018