Popular Documentary TV Shows

Chernobyl
Chernobyl
A dramatization of the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, the catastrophic nuclear accident at Chernobyl. A tale of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.
Chernobyl 2019
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
Top Gear
Top Gear
The hosts talk about the latest cars and its specifications. They review the performance of the car and also find out if it is as good as the manufacturers claim. The current hosts are Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc with The Stig.
Top Gear 2002
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
One Strange Rock
One Strange Rock
A mind-bending, thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of planet Earth, one of the most peculiar, unique places in the entire universe, brought to life by the only people to have left it behind – the world’s most well known and leading astronauts.
One Strange Rock 2018
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
Valley of the Boom
Valley of the Boom
An adrenaline-fueled ride through the culture of speculation, innovation and disruption during Silicon Valley’s unprecedented tech boom and subsequent bust in the 1990s. This mostly scripted series weaves in select documentary elements that help tell the true inside story of the internet’s formative years.
Valley of the Boom 2019
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
What's My Name | Muhammad Ali
What's My Name | Muhammad Ali
Explore Ali’s challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice. The two-part documentary paints an intimate portrait of a man who was a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world and, in his later years, was recognized as a global citizen and a symbol of humanity and understanding.
What's My Name | Muhammad Ali 2019
Leaving Neverland
Leaving Neverland
Explores the experiences of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who were both befriended and sexually abused by singer Michael Jackson, and the complicated feelings that led them both to confront their experiences.
Leaving Neverland 2019
Gold Rush
Gold Rush
Follow the lives of ambitious miners as they head north in pursuit of gold. With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?
Gold Rush 2011
The Chef Show
The Chef Show
Writer, director and food enthusiast Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi explore food in and out of the kitchen with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends.
The Chef Show 2019
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow
Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the programme.
Antiques Roadshow 1979
Below Deck Mediterranean
Below Deck Mediterranean
Follow crew members living and working aboard a 150’ mega-yacht as it undertakes a charter season in the Mediterranean. Providing unparalleled service to wealthy and uncompromising guests is made even more difficult as the team faces everything from love triangles to seeing fellow crew members shockingly cross the line with guests.
Below Deck Mediterranean 2016
Our Planet
Our Planet
Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
Our Planet 2019
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
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
Teen Michelle Carter’s actions shocked a nation — but what really happened behind closed doors?
I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter 2019
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
On the 30th anniversary of his Florida execution, CONVERSATIONS WITH A KILLER: THE TED BUNDY TAPES brings the infamously twisted mind of serial killer Ted Bundy into the light for the very first time and invades our psyche in a fresh yet terrifying way through exclusive, never-before-heard interviews from the “Jack the Ripper of the United States,” himself.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes 2019
The Shadow of Gold
The Shadow of Gold
A global investigation of the ultimate talisman of wealth, beauty and power. Filmed in China, Peru, Canada, the U.S., London, Dubai, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, this documentary reveals the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment and conflicts.
The Shadow of Gold 2019
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
A look at the UFO phenomonen
Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation 2019
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
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
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
An inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA.
Shut Up and Dribble 2018
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
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 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
A reality series that follows some of the most affluent women in the country as they enjoy the lavish lifestyle that only Beverly Hills can provide.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 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
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Great music. No 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
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
VICE
VICE
A documentary news series with a taboo-breaking team who deliver incredible news stories from around the world.
VICE 2013
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
“The first sports-based reality series” in television history presents viewers with an inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks will showcase what it takes to be in the NFL.
Hard Knocks 2001
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy
Legendary comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels the world in search of humor in the most unusual, unexpected and dangerous places.
Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy 2019
Critical Incident
Critical Incident
With attacks on emergency service workers on the rise, this series uses bodycam and CCTV footage to tell the stories of brave 999ers assaulted in the line of duty.
Critical Incident 2019
Insectia
Insectia
Insectia is a nature documentary program on the Discovery Channel. The show's host, Georges Brossard, explains the life of insects by traveling around the world and introducing specimens in their natural habitat.
Insectia 1999
Lorena
Lorena
This four-part docuseries investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband's penis after years of abuse. John and Lorena Bobbitt's stories exploded into a 24-hour news cycle. She became a national joke, her suffering ignored by the male-dominated press. But as John spiraled downward, Lorena found strength in the scars of her ordeal.
Lorena 2019
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
Operation Live
Operation Live
Up close, stripped-back, live and uncut, this is surgery as it has never been seen before. Using the latest technology and with privileged access, viewers watch live as surgical teams from major UK hospitals preform procedures in real time.
Operation Live 2018
Street Food
Street Food
Embark on a global cultural journey into street food and discover the stories of the people who create the flavorful dishes.
Street Food 2019
The Curse of Oak Island
The Curse of Oak Island
Follows 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
The Gymkhana Files
The Gymkhana Files
Follow globally recognized race car driver and viral star Ken Block and his team of Hoonigans as they attempt to make the greatest automotive video of all time while racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files 2018