With HBO Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter (2019)

TV-MA | 143 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation - but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on?

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jesse Barron, Emily Bazelon, Sam Boardman, Peter Breggin

Votes: 2,683

2. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 23,046 | Gross: $3.12M

3. The Price of Everything (2018)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, this film dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a fun-house mirror up to our values and times.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Jeff Koons, Paul Schimmel, Larry Poons, Stefan Edlis

Votes: 739 | Gross: $0.09M

4. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest (2020)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Children perform poetry and speeches inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Director: Amy Schatz

Votes: 12

5. 4 Little Girls (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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89 Metascore

A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Maxine McNair, Walter Cronkite, Chris McNair, Fred Lee Shuttlesworth

Votes: 2,599 | Gross: $0.13M

6. The Apollo (2019)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary

6.3
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77 Metascore

The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Cholly Atkins, Florence Ballard, Angela Bassett, James Brown

Votes: 265

7. Sex on // (2014– )

TV-MA | 27 min | Documentary

5.8
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A documentary series that explores sex in the information age.

Stars: Taylor Haisch, Ceara Lynch, Eddie Lovett, Emma Lovett

Votes: 135

8. Boy Interrupted (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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Boy Interrupted looks at the life of Evan Perry a 15-year-old boy from New York who committed suicide in 2005. The film made by his parents Dana and Hart examines how Evan's bipolar ... See full summary »

Director: Dana Heinz Perry | Stars: Evan Scott Perry, Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry, Nicholas Kopple-Perry

Votes: 1,799

9. Bleed Out (II) (2018)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

8.5
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After a routine partial hip replacement operation leaves his mother in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a son's video diary becomes a citizen's investigation into the ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Burrows | Stars: Judith Burrows, Stephen Burrows

Votes: 235

10. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (2010 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 77 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production. Touching on stardom, mental illness, addiction and more, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Carrie Fisher, Eddie Fisher, Harry Karl, Debbie Reynolds

Votes: 1,630

11. Comandante (2003)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

6.9
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Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 3,537

12. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 3,005 | Gross: $2.75M

13. Autism: The Musical (2007)

TV-14 | 94 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production.

Director: Tricia Regan | Stars: Hillary Aaron, Joe Aaron, Lexi Aaron, Adam

Votes: 645

14. The One Percent (2006)

Documentary

6.8
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In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Johnson | Stars: Nicole Buffet, Chuck Collins, Steve Forbes, Cody Franchetti

Votes: 994

15. Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998)

100 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.9
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Comedian Lenny Bruce struck a subversive chord in an era of change in America. After getting his start as a conventional stand-up comic, Bruce's increasingly iconoclastic act transformed ... See full summary »

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Robert De Niro, Steve Allen, Honey Bruce Friedman, Kitty Bruce

Votes: 528 | Gross: $0.02M

16. If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (2017)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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Carl Reiner tracks down several nonagenarians to show how the twilight years can be rewarding.

Director: Danny Gold | Stars: Carl Reiner, Iris Apfel, Tony Bennett, Alan Bergman

Votes: 379

17. Atomic Homefront (2017)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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A terrifying look at the corruption that's destroying our nation and our planet. This should shake every American citizen. Citizens of an American city fight back against corruption and greed and try to save their own lives.

Director: Rebecca Cammisa | Stars: Dawn Chapman, Douglas Clemens, Robbin Ellison Dailey, Kay Drey

Votes: 360

18. The Oslo Diaries (2018)

TV-14 | 97 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A group of Israelis and Palestinians come together in Oslo for an unsanctioned peace talks during the 1990s in order to bring peace to the Middle East.

Directors: Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan | Stars: Shimon Peres, Dennis Ross, Uri Savir

Votes: 301

19. Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)

94 min | Documentary

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A look at the life and work of New York power broker Roy Cohn.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Cindy Adams, Roy M. Cohn, Tony Kushner, Nathan Lane

20. Southern Comfort (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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78 Metascore

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a transgender man. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Davis | Stars: Robert Eads, Lola Cola, Maxwell Scott Anderson, Cas Piotrowski

Votes: 850

21. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.8
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Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards, Joseph Giacino

Votes: 135

22. Gasland Part II (2013)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Al Armendariz, Kindra Arnesen, Lon Burnam, Lois Capps

Votes: 1,556

23. It Will be Chaos (2018)

TV-PG | 93 min | Documentary

6.3
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Part road-movie and part intimate portrait of lives in transit, IT WILL BE CHAOS unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, intercutting two unforgettable refugees stories of human strength and resilience.

Directors: Lorena Luciano, Filippo Piscopo

Votes: 124

24. Questioning Darwin (2014)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

5.2
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Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Thomas | Stars: William Jennings Bryan, Angel Dague, Clarence Darrow, Ken Ham

Votes: 455

25. The Weight of the Nation (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary

7.2
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To win we have to lose. HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multi-platform project that looks at causes, symptoms and treatments for the problem...... See full summary »

Stars: Larry Dwyer, Cindy Roach, Gerald Berenson, Peter Katzmarzyk

Votes: 128

26. Plastic Disasters (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.1
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Tummy tuck. Nose job. Lipo. Millions of people routinely undergo these cosmetic surgeries each year, hoping the results will help them look and feel better. But when something goes wrong, ... See full summary »

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Lucille Iacovelli, Mona Alley, Robert Alley, Tony Bernardo

Votes: 168

27. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter. Utilizing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and firsthand accounts from past... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Star: Steve Buscemi

Votes: 311

28. Monica & David (2009)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary

7.2
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Explores the marriage of a young couple with Down syndrome, and the family who strives to support their needs.

Director: Alexandra Codina

Votes: 389

29. Children of Beslan (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.5
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On September 1, 2004, a group of heavily armed rebel extremists stormed into School No. 1 in Beslan, Russia. For three days, more than a thousand children and adults were held hostage in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Ewa Ewart, Leslie Woodhead

Votes: 233

30. How's Your News? (1999)

82 min | Documentary

7.8
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A Documentary chronicling the travels of a team of reporters and crew across America in a hand painted RV. Each of the reporters have a disability ranging from Down's Syndrome to spastic ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Bradford | Stars: Robert Bird, Sean Costello, Chad Everett, Susan Harrington

Votes: 238

31. Cathouse: The Musical (2008 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 44 min | Documentary

4.1
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The women from the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada perform a musical revue.

Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Air Force Amy, Bruce Barnes, Fred Barton, Tony Cataldo

Votes: 24

32. Dealing Dogs (2006 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary

8.5
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This documentary is about an undercover investigation into the world of those who sell stolen pets and random source animals to medical research centres. The investigation digs into how ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Simon, Sarah Teale | Stars: Pete, C.C. Baird, Chris DeRose, Doll Stanley-Branscum

Votes: 109

33. Sex Bytes (1997– )

Reality-TV

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Each episode is a short but graphic investigation into the sexual habits of the Gothic or punk-rock subcultures.

Stars: Jacqueline Lovell, Synthian Sharp, Clint Catalyst

34. Hard as Nails (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary

5.4
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Unordained evangelical minister Justin Fatica and his Hard As Nails Ministry promote the gospel to all Christian faiths and reach out to the MTV generation.

Director: David Holbrooke | Star: Justin Fatica

Votes: 188

35. The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering drug-addled mayor of the nation's capital. He's the poster boy for corruption, a pariah. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero who... See full summary »

Directors: Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer | Stars: Marion Barry Jr., Max Berry, Bruce Brown, Marshall Brown

Votes: 86

36. Methadonia (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.6
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There's one cure for heroin addiction. But is it a cure? Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist.

Director: Michel Negroponte | Stars: Michel Negroponte, Bill, Eddie, George

Votes: 206

37. When Women Kill (1983)

57 min | Documentary

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From Oscar Winner Lee Grant, "When Women Kill" explores the lives of women behind bars, and the often impossible circumstances that led them there.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Linda E. Cherry, Lee Grant, Leslie Van Houten

38. The Lazarus Effect (2010)

32 min | Documentary, Short

6.2
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Director: Lance Bangs

Votes: 32

39. The WIN Awards (2005 TV Special)

5.3
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The WIN Awards honors up and coming and seasoned entertainment industry artists as well as competing released films, broadcast TV shows and commercials that EITHER feature a female ... See full summary »

Directors: Lindsay Crystal, Allison Liddi-Brown, Gardner Stern, Phyllis Stuart, James Widdoes, George C. Wolfe, Katja Esson | Stars: Cheryl Chase, Chad Doreck, Andrea Parker, Brad Garrett

Votes: 41

40. Madonna of the Mills (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.1
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Uplifting tale of Staten Island woman who creates modern underground railroad and rescues 2,000 dogs condemned to death in Amish Country puppy mills. The film chronicles Laura F on her ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Nibley | Star: Laura Flynn

Votes: 37

41. Dragtime (1997)

75 min | Documentary

8.4
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Director: Patti Kaplan | Stars: Joey Arias, Billy B., Charles Busch, Candis Cayne

Votes: 35

42. Jockey (2004)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Kate Davis

Votes: 73

43. To Die in Jerusalem (2007)

40 min | Documentary

7.0
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Ever since 17-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed four years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has found hardly a moment's peace. Levy's killer ... See full summary »

Director: Hilla Medalia

Votes: 168

44. Shock Video 2004: Too Hot for the Box (2004 TV Movie)

Comedy

6.4
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Star: Jenna Jameson

Votes: 30

45. Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

6.6
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The famous sportscaster is recalled by his colleagues.

Stars: Jill Cosell, Hillary Cosell, Frank Deford, Rachel Robinson

Votes: 67

46. Juror #5 (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.4
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Deena Martin was selected to be a member of the jury for the civil trial against O. J. Simpson. This is her account of the selection process, time on the jury, and details of the evidence.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Star: Deena Mullen

Votes: 10

47. Nerve.com: Downloading Sex (2002– )

Documentary

6.6
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A 44-minute video magazine that features a collection of projects from the 5-year-old Web site, according to the HBO Web site.

Votes: 26

48. Classical Baby: The Lullaby Show 2 (2017 TV Movie)

27 min | Family

6.6
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Director: Amy Schatz | Star: Kelsy Villegas

Votes: 7

49. Women on Trial (1992)

57 min | Documentary

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Directed by Oscar winner Lee Grant, "Women On Trail" exposes the innate corruption and sexism in the family court system as children are removed from their mothers and given to fathers who ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Grant | Star: Lee Grant

50. He's Having a Baby (2003)

39 min | Documentary, Short

5.0
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Jeff Danis is a sucessful Hollywood agent. Over 40 and with a steady lover he now feels that a child is necessary to make his life complete. Over the doubts of his lover he decides to adopt... See full summary »

Director: Georg Hartmann | Star: Cory Weisman

Votes: 5


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