Documentary TV Shows


About Documentary

Documentaries do just what their name implies: they document real stories, ideally without dramatizing or fictionalizing the details of the story. Documentaries may, however, get creative with their subject matter and present it in an entertaining way.

Documentaries subjects can be, quite literally, anything: cultural, scientific, historical, biographical, you name it. As long as a film tells a story but isn't fictional, it can reasonably fit into the documentary category.

Popular sub-genres of documentaries include nature documentaries (which often focus on engaging photography of natural subjects), historical documentaries (which attempt to illuminate our memories of historical events), and true crime documentaries (which often satisfy viewers' fascination with sensational crimes).

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Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Terror in the Woods
Terror in the Woods
Home Alone
Home Alone
The Book of John Gray
The Book of John Gray
Gold Rush: White Water
Gold Rush: White Water
The Shocking Truth
The Shocking Truth
Dopesick Nation
Dopesick Nation
Married with Secrets
Married with Secrets
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
American Monster
American Monster
Nazi Fugitives
Nazi Fugitives
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
Wolves and Warriors
Wolves and Warriors
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
Wartime Crime
Wartime Crime
Monster Croc Wrangler
Monster Croc Wrangler
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
Ghost Brothers
Ghost Brothers
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Wild South West
Wild South West
Chain of Command
Chain of Command
Gone
Gone
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Evil Lives Here
Evil Lives Here
Secrets of the Zoo
Secrets of the Zoo
Killing Bigfoot
Killing Bigfoot
The Trade
The Trade
Mysteries of the Missing
Mysteries of the Missing
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
World War II: Confidential
World War II: Confidential
Grave Mysteries
Grave Mysteries
The History of Comedy
The History of Comedy
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock
Broken Trust
Broken Trust
Killing Richard Glossip
Killing Richard Glossip
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
Origins
Origins
Hitler's Last Stand
Hitler's Last Stand
Murder in the Heartland
Murder in the Heartland
Live to Tell
Live to Tell
Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death
Found
Found
Raising Tourette's
Raising Tourette's
Divided States
Divided States
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All
Inside Secret Societies
Inside Secret Societies
Alaska's Deadliest
Alaska's Deadliest
Into Alaska
Into Alaska
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
Apocalypse: HItler
Apocalypse: HItler
My Fighting Season
My Fighting Season
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Hustle in Brooklyn
Hustle in Brooklyn
Last Chance High
Last Chance High
The Story of the Royals
The Story of the Royals
Blood Runs Cold
Blood Runs Cold
Darkness
Darkness
Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth
Mexico Untamed
Mexico Untamed
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Rich and Acquitted
Rich and Acquitted
Cold Hearted
Cold Hearted
The Keepers
The Keepers
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Aussie Gold Hunters
Aussie Gold Hunters
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Simply Ming
Simply Ming
Buddah Sutra
Buddah Sutra
Inside the FBI: New York
Inside the FBI: New York
The Therapist
The Therapist
People Magazine Investigates: Cults
People Magazine Investigates: Cults
The Jury Speaks
The Jury Speaks
Political Assassination: History Forever Changed
Political Assassination: History Forever Changed
People Just Do Nothing
People Just Do Nothing
Reasonable Doubt
Reasonable Doubt
Great Air Battles of WWII
Great Air Battles of WWII
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Local, USA
Local, USA
Jungletown
Jungletown
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Tornado Hunters
Tornado Hunters
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Satrangi
Satrangi
The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure
The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
Hook'd
Hook'd
Payday
Payday
American Titans
American Titans
On the Trail of Champ
On the Trail of Champ
Blood Feuds
Blood Feuds
Pupparazzi
Pupparazzi
The Nineties
The Nineties