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
The Walking Dead: Origins
The Walking Dead: Origins
The Walking Dead: Origins is a series of specials exploring the journeys of the series' most celebrated characters. Each episode charts the story of the zombie apocalypse from the point of view of a single character and features new interviews and narrations from the actors that portray these iconic characters, interwoven with clips from the most pivotal moments of their journeys so far.
The Walking Dead: Origins 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
Traveling with the Derbez
Traveling with the Derbez
The series revolves around the Derbez family on their trip to Morocco, the family is made up of Eugenio Derbez, the patriarch of the family, Alessandra Rosaldo, his wife, Aitana Derbez, their daughter, Vadhir and José Eduardo Derbez, their children, and Aislinn Derbez, his eldest daughter. , along with Mauricio Ochmann and his daughter Kailani.
Traveling with the Derbez 2019
Money, Explained
Money, Explained
We spend it, we borrow it, and save it. Now let's talk about money and its many minefields, from credit cards to casino, scammers to student loans.
Money, Explained 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
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
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
Great Performances
Great Performances
The best in the performing arts from across America and around the world including a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries.
Great Performances 1971
Si on s'aimait
Si on s'aimait
Si on s'aimait 2020
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin
The filmmakers and actors behind "Money Heist" characters like Tokyo and the Professor talk about the emotional artistic process of filming the series.
Money Heist: From Tokyo to Berlin 2021
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
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
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
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror
Modern history can be divided into two time frames: before 9/11 and after 9/11. This five-part docuseries is a cohesive chronicle of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., offering illuminating perspectives and personal stories of how the catastrophic events of that day changed the course of the nation.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror 2021
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
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
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
The D'Amelio Show
The D'Amelio Show
From relative obscurity and a seemingly normal life, to overnight success and thrust into the Hollywood limelight overnight, the D’Amelios are faced with new challenges and opportunities they could not have imagined.
The D'Amelio Show 2021
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
Abandoned Engineering
Abandoned Engineering
These are some of the most spectacular examples of abandoned engineering the world has ever known. The series explores how and why they were built, consider the financial and social costs of their failure and examine the environmental and ecological impacts. The series also explores how experts came up with plans to make something beautiful or useful from the ruins.
Abandoned Engineering 2017
Grand Designs
Grand Designs
British television series which features unusual and often elaborate architectural homebuilding projects.
Grand Designs 1999
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
Haunted
Haunted
Real people sit down with friends and family to share terrifying true stories from their past, re-created through chilling re-enactments.
Haunted 2018
Frontline
Frontline
Since it began in 1983, Frontline has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.
Frontline 1983
Grorud underdogs
Grorud underdogs
Grorud underdogs 2021
Explained
Explained
This documentary series, made in partnership with Vox, explain some of the world's current trends, from politics, to science to pop culture.
Explained 2018
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
Deadly Women
Deadly Women
This compelling series investigates the motives and m.o. of female murderers. While males are often driven by anger, impulse and destruction, women usually have more complex, long-term reasons to kill.
Deadly Women 2005
Enquête
Enquête
A weekly Canadian television newsmagazine series. The show is anchored by Alain Gravel, and includes contributions from journalists Hélène Courchesne, Josée Dupuis, Sylvie Fournier, Guy Gendron, Normand Grondin, Solveig Miller, Madeleine Roy, Françoise Stanton, Pascale Turbide and Julie Vaillancourt.
Enquête 2007
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
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
The Son of Sam case grew into a lifelong obsession for journalist Maury Terry, who became convinced that the murders were linked to a satanic cult.
The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness 2021
Countryfile
Countryfile
The people, places and stories making news in the British countryside.
Countryfile 1988
Tufte
Tufte
Tufte 2021
Dark Side of the Ring
Dark Side of the Ring
Finding truth at the intersection of fantasy and reality in the veiled world of professional wrestling.
Dark Side of the Ring 2019