Popular Documentary TV Shows

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
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
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
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
A Perfect Crime
A Perfect Crime
In April 1991, Detlev Rohwedder, the head of Treuhand, the East German Privatization and Restructuring Agency, was assassinated in Dusseldorf. This documentary details the strange evidence recovered.
A Perfect Crime 2020
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
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
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
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
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Now the longest-running music series in American television history, ACL showcases popular music legends and innovators from every genre.
Austin City Limits 1975
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
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
Galileo
Galileo
This daily German magazine show delivers interesting facts on numerous topics centering around technology, life, and bizarre knowledge.
Galileo 1998
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
POV
POV
POV is a Public Broadcasting Service public television series which features independent nonfiction films. POV is an initialism for point of view. POV is the longest-running showcase on television for independent documentary films. PBS presents 14-16 POV programs each year, and the series has premiered over 300 films to U.S. television audiences since 1988. POV's films have a strong first-person, social-issue focus. Many established directors, including Michael Moore, Jonathan Demme, Terry Zwigoff, Errol Morris, Albert and David Maysles, Michael Apted, Frederick Wiseman, Marlon Riggs, and Ross McElwee have had work screened as part of the POV series. The series has garnered both critical and industry acclaim over its 20-plus years on television. POV programs have also won major industry awards including three Oscars, 32 Emmys, 36 Cine Golden Eagles, 15 Peabody Awards, 11 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, the Prix Italia and the Webby Award.
POV 1988
Undercover Boss
Undercover Boss
Reality series that follows high-level executives as they slip anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own organizations. Each week, a different leader will sacrifice the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their operation.
Undercover Boss 2010
This Old House
This Old House
TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.
This Old House 1979
Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers
Experienced car dealer Mike Brewer is joined by multi-talented mechanics in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop. In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to a mechanic, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.
Wheeler Dealers 2003
Texas 6
Texas 6
This docuseries takes place in Strawn, Texas and follows the Greyhounds, a high school six-man football team under the direction of Coach Dewaine Lee, as they attempt a three-peat for the 6-Man Football State Championship.
Texas 6 2020
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Follow brothers Marty and Rick Lagina through their effort to find the speculated - and as of yet undiscovered - buried treasure believed to have been concealed through extraordinary means on Oak Island.
The Curse of Oak Island 2014
Horizon
Horizon
Horizon tells amazing science stories, unravels mysteries and reveals worlds you've never seen before.
Horizon 1974
Marvel's 616
Marvel's 616
The series explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Episodes in this anthology series will cover topics including Marvel’s world-spanning artists, the trailblazing women of Marvel Comics, discovering the “forgotten” characters of Marvel, and much more.
Marvel's 616 2020
Life
Life
David Attenborough looks at the extraordinary ends to which animals and plants go in order to survive. Featuring epic spectacles, amazing TV firsts and examples of new wildlife behaviour.
Life 2009
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
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Host Guy Fieri takes a cross-country road trip to visit some of America's classic "greasy spoon" restaurants — diners, drive-ins and dives — that have been doing it right for decades.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives 2007
American Pickers
American Pickers
Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner’s land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.
American Pickers 2010
Planet Earth
Planet Earth
David Attenborough celebrates the amazing variety of the natural world in this epic documentary series, filmed over four years across 64 different countries.
Planet Earth 2006
Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II
David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.
Planet Earth II 2016
Ghost Adventures
Ghost Adventures
Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his crew, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin, search for haunted locations both domestically and internationally. During their investigations, Zak and crew acquaint themselves with the general area; interview locals about the hauntings; and go face-to-face with the evil spirits who reportedly haunt these locations.
Ghost Adventures 2008
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter. It was executive-produced by Adrian Malone, produced by David Kennard, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles and Gregory Andorfer, and directed by the producers, David Oyster, Richard Wells, Tom Weidlinger, and others. It covered a wide range of scientific subjects, including the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe.
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage 1980
Home Away from Home
Home Away from Home
Filmmaker Benji Sandergaard goes on vacation to his home away from home, "Hollywood, California" in this vlog series.
Home Away from Home 2019
Life Below Zero
Life Below Zero
Viewers go deep into an Alaskan winter to meet six tough and resilient residents as they try to stay one step ahead of storms and man-eating beasts to make it through to spring. The closest neighbor to Sue Aikens is more than 300 miles away. Eric Salitan subsists solely on what he hunts and forages. Chip and Agnes Hailstone catch fish for currency in bartering for supplies, and Andy and Kate Bassich use their pack of sled dogs for transportation.
Life Below Zero 2013
Comme dans l'espace
Comme dans l'espace
Alex, Lola and Joaquin blast off into space (or a great adventure! From their secret bunker, they discover the science of the cosmos through earthbound experiments. With help from astronaut David Saint-Jacques, they explore a particular theme by travelling to places all across the country to carry out experiments... like they're in space!
Comme dans l'espace 1
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
Australian Story
Australian Story
Putting the "real" back into reality television, Australian Story is an award-winning documentary series with no narrator and no agendas — just authentic stories told entirely in people's own words.
Australian Story 1996
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
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur
A fly-on-the-wall inside look at the goings-on of Tottenham Hotspur during the 2019-20 football season.
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur 2020
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Follow competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1 million.
American Ninja Warrior 2009
Sandy & Junior: A História
Sandy & Junior: A História
Sandy & Junior: A História 2020
Mars
Mars
The maiden crew of the Daedalus spacecraft must push itself to the brink of human capability in order to successfully establish the first sustainable colony on Mars. Set both in the future and in the present day, this series blends scripted elements set in the future with documentary vérité interviews with today’s best and brightest minds in modern science and innovation, illuminating how research and development is creating the space technology that will enable our first attempt at a mission to Mars.
Mars 2016
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