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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Found
Found
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Dateline: Secrets Uncovered
Numbers
Numbers
In Pursuit with John Walsh
In Pursuit with John Walsh
7 Deadly Sins
7 Deadly Sins
Home Alone
Home Alone
The Shocking Truth
The Shocking Truth
Terror in the Woods
Terror in the Woods
The Trade
The Trade
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
The Real Story with Maria Elena Salinas
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock
Nazi Fugitives
Nazi Fugitives
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
UFOs: The Lost Evidence
Naked SNCTM
Naked SNCTM
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade
Wolves and Warriors
Wolves and Warriors
Dopesick Nation
Dopesick Nation
Broken Trust
Broken Trust
Grave Mysteries
Grave Mysteries
American Monster
American Monster
The Book of John Gray
The Book of John Gray
Married with Secrets
Married with Secrets
My Fighting Season
My Fighting Season
Monster Croc Wrangler
Monster Croc Wrangler
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Killer Women with Piers Morgan
Wartime Crime
Wartime Crime
World War II: Confidential
World War II: Confidential
Gone
Gone
Kiss of Death
Kiss of Death
Inside Secret Societies
Inside Secret Societies
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
Alaska's Grizzly Gauntlet
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
US Weekly's Famous Feuds
Chain of Command
Chain of Command
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
Hitler's Empire: The Post War Plan
How the World Ends
How the World Ends
Evil Lives Here
Evil Lives Here
Ghost Brothers
Ghost Brothers
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Mysteries of the Abandoned
Secrets of the Zoo
Secrets of the Zoo
The History of Comedy
The History of Comedy
Mysteries of the Missing
Mysteries of the Missing
Killing Bigfoot
Killing Bigfoot
Live to Tell
Live to Tell
Wild South West
Wild South West
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
The Golden State Killer: It's Not Over
Cold Hearted
Cold Hearted
Rich and Acquitted
Rich and Acquitted
Origins
Origins
Killing Richard Glossip
Killing Richard Glossip
The Putin Interviews
The Putin Interviews
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery
Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
How It Really Happened
How It Really Happened
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Waco: Madman or Messiah
Hustle in Brooklyn
Hustle in Brooklyn
The Clinton Affair
The Clinton Affair
Divided States
Divided States
Raising Tourette's
Raising Tourette's
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story
Hitler's Last Stand
Hitler's Last Stand
Mexico Untamed
Mexico Untamed
Murder in the Heartland
Murder in the Heartland
Into Alaska
Into Alaska
The Story of the Royals
The Story of the Royals
The Voice Kids
The Voice Kids
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Alaska's Deadliest
Alaska's Deadliest
Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth
Darkness
Darkness
MythBusters Jr.
MythBusters Jr.
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Dope
Dope
Apocalypse: HItler
Apocalypse: HItler
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Last Chance High
Last Chance High
Train Cab Rides
Train Cab Rides
Simply Ming
Simply Ming
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
The Disappearance of Maura Murray
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Murder Chose Me
Murder Chose Me
7 Days Out
7 Days Out
Blood Runs Cold
Blood Runs Cold
I, Witness
I, Witness
The Lost Tapes
The Lost Tapes
The Charlotte Show
The Charlotte Show
American Titans
American Titans
The Creative Indians
The Creative Indians
America in Color
America in Color
Beyond the Unknown
Beyond the Unknown
Deadly Deception
Deadly Deception
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Property Brothers at Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Hook'd
Hook'd
World War I
World War I
Killer Couples
Killer Couples
Africa's Great Civilizations
Africa's Great Civilizations
999: Killer on the Line
999: Killer on the Line
Who Killed Jane Doe?
Who Killed Jane Doe?
The Keepers
The Keepers