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
Hustle in Brooklyn
Hustle in Brooklyn
The Trade
The Trade
Dopesick Nation
Dopesick Nation
American Monster
American Monster
Gone
Gone
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Terror in the Woods
Terror in the Woods
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Nazi Fugitives
Nazi Fugitives
Chain of Command
Chain of Command
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
Married with Secrets
Married with Secrets
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
The Book of John Gray
The Book of John Gray
Home Alone
Home Alone
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
The History of Comedy
The History of Comedy
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
Murder in the Heartland
Murder in the Heartland
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
Persons of Interest
Persons of Interest
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
Origins
Origins
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
Wolves and Warriors
Wolves and Warriors
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
Live to Tell
Live to Tell
Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death
Wartime Crime
Wartime Crime
The Shocking Truth
The Shocking Truth
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
Blood Runs Cold
Blood Runs Cold
Into Alaska
Into Alaska
The Voice Kids
The Voice Kids
Mysteries of the Missing
Mysteries of the Missing
Ghost Brothers
Ghost Brothers
Secrets of the Zoo
Secrets of the Zoo
Monster Croc Wrangler
Monster Croc Wrangler
Killing Richard Glossip
Killing Richard Glossip
Real Life Wife Swap
Real Life Wife Swap
World War II: Confidential
World War II: Confidential
Raising Tourette's
Raising Tourette's
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings
Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings
Found
Found
Paul Hollywood City Bakes
Paul Hollywood City Bakes
Inside the FBI: New York
Inside the FBI: New York
Last Chance High
Last Chance High
Wild South West
Wild South West
Broken Trust
Broken Trust
Hitler's Last Stand
Hitler's Last Stand
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Darkness
Darkness
Evil Lives Here
Evil Lives Here
Murder Calls
Murder Calls
The Story of the Royals
The Story of the Royals
Gold Rush: White Water
Gold Rush: White Water
QB1: Beyond the Lights
QB1: Beyond the Lights
America in Color
America in Color
Murder Chose Me
Murder Chose Me
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
Killing Bigfoot
Killing Bigfoot
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Lost Tapes
The Lost Tapes
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
It's How You Get There
It's How You Get There
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Apocalypse: HItler
Apocalypse: HItler
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads
Einsatzgruppen: The Nazi Death Squads
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story
Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks
Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks
Street Science
Street Science
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Review: Car Reviews - SavageGeese
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
Vintage Flip
Vintage Flip
Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti
Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti
Big Cat Tales
Big Cat Tales
Hook'd
Hook'd
Wonders of Mexico
Wonders of Mexico
BTS: Burn the Stage
BTS: Burn the Stage
CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players
CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players
The Jury Speaks
The Jury Speaks
War Stories
War Stories
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
72 Dangerous Animals: Latin America
The Missing Evidence
The Missing Evidence
Political Assassination: History Forever Changed
Political Assassination: History Forever Changed
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Grave Mysteries
Grave Mysteries
Back Home
Back Home
Divided States
Divided States
The Irish Mob
The Irish Mob
The Demon Files
The Demon Files
Reasonable Doubt
Reasonable Doubt
Incredible Inventions
Incredible Inventions
Very British Problems
Very British Problems