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Top 100 popular documentaries

The top 100 most popular documentaries of all time on Docur ranked in order by view count.

1 Before the Flood

NatureEnvironment Presenter Leonardo DiCaprio 2016 00:02:54
30

  Before the Flood is a 2016 documentary about the effects of climate change created by award winning American A...

2 Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur

AnimalScience Presenter David Attenborough 2016 00:58:26
7

Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur: Sir David Attenborough is 89 years old and still as fiercely passionate about natur...

3 My Scientology Movie (preview)

TrailersSociety Presenter Louis Theroux 2016 00:02:35
2

My scientology Movie is a documentary that many people have been waiting eagerly for since it was first announced more t...

4 Planet Earth 2 (preview)

Planet Earth 2 episode 1 – Islands,   exploring the wonderful array of animals that live on b...

5 Gangland: Turf Wars

CrimeSociety Presenter Channel 5 2016 00:47:00
7

WARNING – Contains graphic concealment of drugs and violence.   “Gangland turf wars” i...

6 Restrepo

Military & War Presenter Tim Hetherington 2010 01:33:41
11

Restrepo, a 2010 war documentary film directed by renowned journalistic filmmakers, Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger w...

7 Oasis: Supersonic (preview)

TrailersMusicBiography Presenter Oasis 2016 00:02:06 Unrated

“Oasis: Supersonic” is a documentary directed by Mat Whitecross (The Shock Doctrine 2009) about one of the m...

8 Catfish

Society Presenter Yaniv Schulman 2010 01:27:21
9

Catfish is a documentary film which was released in 2010 by production companies, Relativity pictures and Rogue pic...

9 Murder Game: The Life and death of Breck Bednar

CrimeSociety Presenter Katharine English 2015 00:57:51
9

Documentary telling the story of Breck Bednar a teenage boy who was killed by Lewis Daynes who groomed him online. Breck...

10 Dogtown and Z-Boys

HistorySport Presenter Sean Penn 2001 00:55:31
8

  Dogtown and Z-Boys. A documentary which takes us to the origins of skateboarding as we know it today thro...

11 The Brain with David Eagleman - 1. What Is Reality?

PsychologyScience Presenter David Eagleman 2013 00:56:45
2

A new documentary series presented by David Eagleman. This is the first episode in the series which explores how the Bra...

12 Conor McGregor - The Notorious

SportBiography Presenter Conor McGregor 2015 00:49:48
1

A documentary about Conor McGregor (born 14 July 1988) who only a couple of years ago was collecting soci...

13 Our Queen At 90 (preview)

“Our Queen at Ninety” A documentary about Queen Elizabeth The Second of England in celebration of her 9...

14 Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough

The First episode in the series, The Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough. Back in 1957 David made his first...

15 The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (preview)

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone documentary. The Stone Roses are one of the most iconic Manchester bands of all time...

16 The Act of Killing (preview)

The act of killing, a 2012 documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and produced by award winning producer Signe...

17 Andre The Giant - Larger Than Life (preview)

SportBiography Presenter Jason Hehir 2013 00:02:06
2

Andre The Giant looks back on the life and career of the world-renowned wrestler André Roussimoff who r...

18 The Coronation (preview)

In The Coronation documentary, Alastair Bruce presents a fascinating insight into the Crown Jewels of the...

19 Serial Killer with Piers Morgan Mark Riebe (preview)

Crime Presenter Piers Morgan 2017 00:45:00
3

Broadcaster Piers Morgan interviews serial killer Mark Riebe in this candid documentary. Mark Riebe (56)...

20 Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated

  This feature-length documentary directed by Hannah Lux Davis is about the life of American singer, s...

21 Louis Theroux, Savile (preview)

WARNING – Contains disturbing themes   A couple of years after the huge revelation of Jimi Saviles...

22 The Bully Project

Society Presenter Lee Hirsch 2011 01:32:30
4

  A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. This year over 13 million American kids...

23 Forces of Nature with Brian Cox: The Universe in a Snowflake

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2016 00:58:30
6

Forces of Nature with Brian Cox episode 1. The Universe in a Snowflake, the first documentary in a series that looks clo...

24 Voyage of Time (preview)

TrailersScience Presenter Brad Pitt 2016 00:01:40
1

Voyage of Time is a new 2016 science documentary narrated by Hollywood actors Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett examining t...

25 Secrets of quantum physics Ep 1

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2014 01:53:43
8

  We are on the dawn of a quantum age in human history. In this documentary, the theoretical physicist Jim...

26 The Immortalist

ScienceTechnology Presenter Dmitry Itskov 2016 00:59:24
3

BBC Horizon The Immortalist documentary looks into how technology is changing the way in which we perceive the huma...

27 Trump An American Dream (preview)

PoliticalBiography Presenter Donald Trump 2017 00:47:00
3

A three-part series about the rise of Donald Trump during the 1980’s until becoming POTUS. The journey of Don...

28 Which Universe Are We In?

Science Presenter Jaye Griffiths 2015 00:58:40
11

This documentary explores the idea of multiple universes, and multiple instances of our own universe which are all runni...

29 The Imposter

Crime Presenter Bart Layton 2012 01:38:35
1

The imposter watch online. A 2012 documentary film about a young Spanish man who made the astonishing claim that he was...

30 Weiner (preview)

Weiner is a 2016 documentary created by directors, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg about the disgraced New Y...

31 Gimme Danger (preview)

TrailersMusicBiography Presenter The Stooges 2016 00:02:18 Unrated

Gimme Danger is a 2016 documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch about the American punk rock band the Stooges. The...

32 Mo Farah: No Easy Mile (preview)

SportBiography Presenter Mo Farah 2016 00:01:12 Unrated

No Easy Mile is the biographical story of one of the most recognizable people in British sport today; Mo Farah. Thi...

33 The Crash Reel

BiographySport Presenter Kevin Pearce 2013 01:33:08
4

  A documentary about two snowboarding halfpipe legends, Shaun White and Kevin Pearce. Directed by Lucy Wal...

34 Foo Fighters Back And Forth

BiographyMusic Presenter Foo Fighters 2011 01:40:54
1

Foo Fighters Back And Forth, a documentary about the swift rise to fame of Nirvana in the late 80’s, its demise an...

35 I Am Bolt (preview)

TrailersSportBiography Presenter Usain Bolt 2016 00:02:08
1

I Am Bolt is a 2016 documentary film created by film makers Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner who are responsibl...

36 Seven Ages of Starlight

Science Presenter Gaby Honsby 2012 01:18:31
2

This is the epic story of life and death on the largest cosmic scale. By plotting and analysing stars from across t...

37 Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe - Destiny

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2011 00:52:14
1

  Why are we here and where do we come from? Brian Cox explores this fundamental question in this documentary. F...

38 In the Shadow of the Moon

History Presenter David Sington 2007 01:23:58
2

A documentary about the manned missions to the moon. In the Shadow of the Moon follows the story of these historic...

39 The Secret Life of Prisons

CrimeSociety Presenter Channel 4 2016 00:50:08 Unrated

Clip available only.   The Secret Life of Prisons is a new 2016 documentary about the world behind bars...

40 Attenboroughs Life That Glows

Attenboroughs Life That Glows documentary. There are many amazing creatures out there which dazzle and enchant our minds...

41 Who Were the Greeks?

ArchaeologyHistory Presenter Michael Scott 2016 00:58:53 Unrated

Who were the Greeks? This two-part documentary series presented by Dr Michael Scott investigates the past of this amazin...

42 Blackfish (preview)

Blackfish documentary (2013). Keeping large animals such as whales and dolphins is dangerous for both humans and th...

43 No Impact Man: The Documentary

  No Impact Man, A Documentary film from 2009 that tells the story of author Colin Beavan, who went co...

44 TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard: The story of one of the biggest torrent sites of all time. In this documenta...

45 Forces of Nature with Brian Cox: Somewhere in Spacetime

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2016 00:58:37
6

Episode 2 in the documentary series forces of Nature presented by Brian Cox. In this film Brian explains the Earths amaz...

46 The Revelation Of The Pyramids

The Pyramids of Giza are a true wonder of the ancient world and indeed the only one to still be standing. If you take in...

47 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week (preview)

TrailersMusicBiography Presenter Ron Howard 2016 00:00:50
2

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week is a 2016 documentary directed by Ron Howard (Apollo 13) and is a film about quite possib...

48 Woodstock

MusicSociety Presenter Michael Wadleigh 1970 03:35:06
1

  A documentary which gives a full chronicle of the highly legends Woodstock music festival in 1969. In the film...

49 Searching for Sugar Man

SocietyMusic Presenter Rodriguez 2012 01:26:00
1

Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 documentary film created by Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul about 2 Afric...

50 Aokigahara: Suicide Forest in Japan

Society Presenter Azusa Hayano 2012 00:21:09 Unrated

  The suicide forest “Aokigahara” is one of the most infamous places in Japan as hundreds of people...

51 Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever

No footage is available currently.   On Sunday 20th Channel 5 will be launching a new documentary series...

52 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

When Flea, Anthony and Slovak formed the Red Hot Chill Peppers back in 1983 I don't think they could possibly h...

53 The Doors: When Youre Strange

BiographyMusic Presenter Johnny Depp 2009 01:25:24
2

  A documentary about the American rock band The Doors constructed in chronological order. The Doors formed...

54 Joy Division

Music Presenter Grant Gee 2007 01:35:45
1

A documentary about the famous English Post-punk rock band Joy Division, who formed in Salford in 1976. The fi...

55 The Virtual Reality Virgin

SexualitySociety Presenter Tyger Drew-Honey 2016 00:27:45
3

Looking into the world of virtual reality. In this documentary Tyger Drew-Honey, looks into some of the brand new virtua...

56 The Final Year (preview)

Trailer for the new film about the final year in office for the Obama Administration from an “insiders” pers...

57 Shoah

CrimeHistory Presenter Claude Lanzmann 1985 04:39:36 Unrated

Shoah, a 1985 documentary film by French writer and director Claude Lanzmann (November 27, 1925 in Paris, France) a...

58 The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

TechnologyScience Presenter Dallas Campbell 2010 00:47:48
3

  What is the likeliness that we are alone in the universe? This is a question that has been pondered for centur...

59 Samsara

SocietyNatureMusicArt Presenter Ron Fricke 2011 01:36:38
1

  Samsara is a documentary that explores the world through images to discover the connection between humanity an...

60 The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done?

Crime Presenter Channel 4 2018 00:45:00
2

  A new 2018 documentary which speaks to key individuals who were involved in the James Bulger trial in 1993....

61 The Kon-Tiki Expedition

  The Kon-tiki expedition was a journey led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl with the aim to prove that the...

62 Side by Side

HistoryArt Presenter Keanu Reeves 2012 01:38:59
1

Side by Side is a documentary film that explores the usage of two filmmaking processes, digital and film developmen...

63 Everything and Nothing

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2011 00:59:24
4

Everything and Nothing, a two part documentary series presented by professor Jim Al-Khalili. In the first episode we exp...

64 The Real T-Rex With Chris Packham

AnimalScience Presenter Chris Packham 2018 00:59:00
3

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals new evidence about the most iconic dinosaur in the world, the tyrannosaurus rex which w...

65 Terror At Sea: The Sinking Of The Concordia

CrimeHistory Presenter Rupert Graves 2012 00:46:07
1

  One of the worst disasters in modern maritime history. The Concordia was a cruise ship which was operated...

66 Fed Up

The 2015 Fed Up documentary by American journalist Katie Couric investigates why childhood obesity has dramatically incr...

67 R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes

SexualityCrime Presenter Ben Zand 2018 00:54:33
10

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time, having made popular songs such as "Ignition&quo...

68 KKK: The Fight For White Supremacy

PoliticalSociety Presenter Dan Murdoch 2016 00:59:00
3

  Dan Murdoch presents a close-up and personal account of the white supremacist group The KKK. The clan has...

69 Wonders of the Solar System - Order out of chaos

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2010 00:58:42
4

At the time of the big bang the universe was incredibly uniform and some what perfectly distributed. Over time things in...

70 Grand Prix The Killer Years

This documetory tells the story of Grand Prix racing in the 1960s and 70s where mechanical failure, lethal track design,...

71 Hillsborough

ConspiracyCrime Presenter Daniel Gordon 2015 54:00
4

Hillsborough documentary. A deeply harrowing account of how ninety six spectators attending a football&nb...

72 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Gaming Presenter Seth Gordon 2007 01:22:38 Unrated

A humerous and surprisingly compelling documentary following the tale of Steve Weibe, a humble teacher who attempts to b...

73 Waco: The Rules of Engagement

Military & WarSocietyHistory Presenter Dan Gifford 1997 01:09:27 Unrated

Nominated for Best Documentary at the 1997 Academy Awards. The true story of the events at Waco, Texas 1993.  A...

74 Touching the Void

Sport Presenter Joe Simpson 2003 01:46:23
1

Touching the Void is a 2003 documentary film based on a book by Joe Simpson about Joes' and Simon Yates' ne...

75 Destination Titan

Science Presenter John Zarnecki 2011 00:58:53
2

A story about four British scientists who have created a probe which will take a seven year long trip to the largest moo...

76 Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas

ActivismSociety Presenter Louis Theroux 2007 00:58:37 Unrated

Louis Theroux visits Las Vegas, the home of gambling and reveals the side of the city what most people ignore. Many of t...

77 Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

CrimeConspiracy Presenter Peter Coyote 2005 01:49:29
3

Enron was an energy corporation which was founded in Omaha, Nebraska, United States in 1985. this documentary explores w...

78 The Queens Green Planet

The Queens Green Planet, a new 2018 documentary exploring Queen Elizabeth II's endeavours to plant a network of fore...

79 Senna

BiographyHistorySport Presenter Asif Kapadia 2010 01:45:44
3

Considered to be one of the great Formula 1 racing drivers of his generation. This documentary explores Ayrton Senn...

80 Wonders of the Solar System - Empire of the sun

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2010 00:51:38
2

the powerhouse that is the sun is what keeps our solar system spinning, the water flowing on earth and it is the reason...

81 True Crime: The Black Dahlia mystery

Crime Presenter Bill Curtis 2006 00:44:29
1

The Black Dahlia, a documentary about the much publicised death of 22 year old Elizabeth Short in 1947. The name “...

82 Commando: On The Front Line

Military & War Presenter Chris Terrill 2008 06:00:00
7

Commando: On The Front Line, is a 2014 military documentary series directed by Chris Terril for ITV.   ...

83 Mad World of Donald Trump

A documentary about the mad World of Donald Trump, the 2016 republican fore-runner for presidency of the United States....

84 The Invisible War

CrimeSociety Presenter Kirby Dick 2012 00:50:37 Unrated

A powerful documentary by the Oscar nominated documentarian Kirby Dick, who’s previous work included the film Twis...

85 Last Whites of the East End

Society Presenter bbc 2016 00:59:22
2

The Last Whites of the East End documentary. In this film we look at the community of Newham, East London wher...

86 Inside Obamas White House - Episode 1

HistoryPolitical Presenter Barack Obama 2016 00:58:50
1

Inside Obama’s White House is a 2016 documentary series narrated by Frank Sesno about Barack Obama’s pr...

87 Wonders of the universe - Aliens

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2010 00:59:12
2

Many of us want to know if there are aliens out there. Using mathematical principals it has been calculated that there a...

88 The Story Of Flight 93 - Real Stories

9/11History Presenter Real Stories 2016 00:55:39
2

The Story Of Flight 93: This documentary film tells the harrowing story of flight 93 which was hijacked by ter...

89 Man on wire

Here we watch the tremendous film Man on wire watch online. A documentation of Philippe Petit's life leading up...

90 What Is Reality?

Science Presenter bbc 2011 00:58:12
2

A BBC horizon documentary which aims to answer a fundamental question: What is reality? Surely this is obvious but when...

91 Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall

HistoryMusic Presenter Jo Whiley 2014 00:58:47
2

The story of the Marshall amplification company which was founded in London in 1962, more than 50 years ago today by &ld...

92 Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

HistoryAnimal Presenter David Attenborough 2018 00:00:31
1

  Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is back to investigate a remarkable 200 million-year-old fossil of a gi...

93 Do You Trust This Computer?

TechnologyScience Presenter Chris Paine 2018 01:18:07
12

Do You Trust This Computer? This 2018 documentary by American filmmaker Chris Paine (known for Who Killed the Electric C...

94 Into Eternity: A Film for the Future

EnvironmentPolitical Presenter Michael Madsen 2010 01:15:16 Unrated

A thought provoking documentary which explores the impact of our increasing use of nuclear energy. It looks into the arg...

95 Dunblane School Shooting: Our Story

Crime Presenter Stephen Bennett 2016 00:58:14 Unrated

A documentary about the Dunblane school shooting where 16 children and their school teacher were Murdered. At 09:35...

96 Do you know what time it is?

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2009 00:59:07
4

Time seems simple on face value but if you were to actually to describe time then you would quickly realise that it is p...

97 When Albums Ruled the World

HistoryMusic Presenter Ian Curtis 2013 01:28:56
2

When Albums Ruled the World documentary. The invention of the long playing record in the mid 1960’s paved the way...

98 Walking With Dinosaurs

Walking With Dinosaurs is a 1999 BBC documentary series narrated by Kenneth Branagh and directed by Tim Haines.  ...

99 Elizabeth: Our Queen

  Elizabeth: Our Queen is a new 2018 eight-part documentary series about Queen Elizabeth II, narrated by James D...

100 Secrets of Quantum Physics Ep 2

MysteryScience Presenter Jim Al-Hhalili 2014 00:58:71
1

Quantum Phsycist Dr Jim Al-Fhalili asks whether the strange world of Quatum of mechanics can answer some of the most per...