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

Environment Presenter Leonardo DiCaprio 2016 00:02:54
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  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

Animal Presenter David Attenborough 2016 00:58:26
7

  Sir David Attenborough is 89 years old and still as fiercely passionate about nature as he ever was. This docu...

3 My Scientology Movie

society Presenter Louis Theroux 2016 00:02:35
2

Preview clip of the documentary.   My scientology Movie is a documentary that many people have been waiting e...

4 Planet Earth 2

Environment Presenter David Attenborough 2016 00:58:59
3

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

5 Gangland: Turf Wars

Crime Presenter Channel 5 2016 00:47:00
7

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

6 Oasis: Supersonic

Music 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...

7 Murder Game: The Life and death of Breck Bednar

Crime Presenter Katharine English 2015 00:57:51
8

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

8 Catfish

society Presenter Yaniv Schulman 2010 01:27:21
3

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

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

Science 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...

10 Restrepo

War Presenter Tim Hetherington 2010 01:33:41
1

  Restrepo, a 2010 war documentary film directed by renowned journalistic filmmakers, Tim Hetherington, Sebastia...

11 Conor McGregor - The Notorious

Sport 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...

12 Our Queen At 90

biography Presenter Queen Elizabeth II 2016 01:26:57
1

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

13 Dogtown and Z-Boys

Sport Presenter Sean Penn 2001 00:55:31
6

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

14 Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough - Episode One

Environment Presenter David Attenborough 2016 00:57:31
6

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

Music Presenter The Stone Roses 2013 00:52:48
2

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

History Presenter Joshua Oppenheimer 2012 02:39:54
1

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

17 Louis Theroux, Savile

biography Presenter Louis Theroux 2016 01:10:20
1

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

18 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...

19 The Immortalist

Science 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...

20 Voyage of Time

Science Presenter Brad Pitt 2016 00:01:40
1

(Trailer only, the film is set to be released in October 2016) Voyage of Time is a new 2016 science documentary nar...

21 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...

22 Weiner

sexuality Presenter Josh Kriegman 2016 01:35:44
2

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

23 Gimme Danger

Music Presenter The Stooges 2016 00:02:18 Unrated

Trailer only is available online.   Gimme Danger is a 2016 documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch abo...

24 Mo Farah: No Easy Mile

Sport Presenter Mo Farah 2016 00:01:12 Unrated

Trailer. No easy mile is the biographical story of one of the most recognizable people in British sport today; M...

25 The Coronation

History Presenter Alastair Bruce 2018 00:00:31
1

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

26 I Am Bolt

Sport Presenter Usain Bolt 2016 00:02:08
1

Trailer: I am Bolt Will be released on November 28th 2016.   I Am Bolt is a 2016 documentary film create...

27 Foo Fighters Back And Forth

Music 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...

28 Which Universe Are We In?

Science Presenter Jaye Griffiths 2015 00:58:40
9

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

29 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...

30 The Bully Project

society Presenter Lee Hirsch 2011 01:32:30
1

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

31 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...

32 The Secret Life of Prisons

Crime 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...

33 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...

34 Attenboroughs Life That Glows

Animal Presenter David Attenborough 2016 00:58:59
1

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

35 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...

36 Blackfish

Activism Presenter Gabriela Cowperthwaite 2013 01:23:02
4

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

37 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week

Music Presenter Ron Howard 2016 00:00:50
2

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

38 Forces of Nature with Brian Cox: Somewhere in Spacetime

Science Presenter Brian Cox 2016 00:58:37
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Episode 2 in the documentary series forces of Nature presented by Brian Cox. In this film Brian explains the Earths amaz...

39 The Revelation Of The Pyramids

Conspiracy Presenter Brian Denis Cox 2010 01:41:46
4

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...

40 TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

Activism Presenter gottfried 2013 01:22:08
5

The story of one of the biggest torrent sites of all time. In this documentary we take a look behind the scenes of The P...

41 Who Were the Greeks?

History 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 Searching for Sugar Man

society 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...

43 Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever

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

44 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...

45 Red Hot Chili Peppers: Funky Monks

Music Presenter Red Hot Chilli Peppers 1991 01:00:40
3

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

46 The Virtual Reality Virgin

sexuality 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...

47 The Doors: When Youre Strange

Music Presenter Johnny Depp 2009 01:25:24
2

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

48 Shoah

History 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...

49 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...

50 Hillsborough

Conspiracy Presenter Daniel Gordon 2015 54:00
4

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

51 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...

52 Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas

Activism 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...

53 No Impact Man: The Documentary

Activism Presenter Colin Beavan 2009 01:31:44 Unrated

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

54 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...

55 The Search for Life: The Drake Equation

Science 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 be pondered for centuries by philo...

56 Terror At Sea: The Sinking Of The Concordia

Crime 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...

57 Mad World of Donald Trump

Activism Presenter Donald Trump 2016 00:46:19
3

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

58 True Crime: The Black Dahlia mystery

Crime Presenter Bill Curtis 2006 00:44:29 Unrated

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

59 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,...

60 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...

61 The Most Dangerous Town on the Internet

Crime Presenter Sean Dunne 2015 00:20:00
4

The internet has the power to create both freedom and chaos. This documentary produced by Norton security and...

62 Last Whites of the East End

society Presenter bbc 2016 00:59:22 Unrated

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

63 Woodstock

Music 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...

64 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...

65 The Invisible War

Crime 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...

66 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...

67 Inside Obamas White House - Episode 1

History 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...

68 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...

69 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...

70 Koyaanisqatsi

Environment Presenter Godfrey Reggio 1982 01:26:08 Unrated

Koyaanisqatsi is a 1982 documentary film directed by American film maker Godfrey Reggio (b March 29, 1940 in N...

71 Naked Science: Time Machine

Science Presenter Jimmy Hibbert 2008 00:44:29
2

When scientists talk about time travel they don't talk about “time machines” as such, rather the ideas a...

72 The Most Dangerous Band In The World: The Story of Guns N roses

Music Presenter Guns N roses 2016 01:29:59
2

Guns n Roses documentary. Since the world famous band has now reformed and started playing as their (almost) original li...

73 Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall

Music 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...

74 The Story of God with Morgan Freeman 1: Beyond Death

Conspiracy Presenter Morgan Freeman 2016 00:50:00
3

Season 1 episode 1 of the documentary series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman. Is there life after death? This is a...

75 Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room

Crime 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...

76 Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race

Science Presenter Paul Mcgann 2014 01:29:12
1

When we talk about who “won” the space race of the 20th century one would quickly assume that it was th...

77 The Crash Reel

Sport Presenter Kevin Pearce 2013 01:33:08
3

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

78 Inside Job

Conspiracy Presenter Matt Damon 2010 01:48:32
5

A documentary about the massive financial crash of 2008 which cost more than $20 trillion and was the biggest globa...

79 Horizon: The End of Solar System

Science Presenter Derek Jacobi 2016 00:59:05
1

BBC Horizon documentary “The End of the Solar System” explores theories about when our back yard in the cosm...

80 Horizon the Mystery of Dark Energy

Science Presenter Mark Radice 2016 00:58:51
2

Science is faced with one its toughest questions ever and the answer could revolutionise the way we understand our Unive...

81 K2: The Killer Summit

History Presenter bbc 2014 01:14:09
1

K2: The Killer Summit is a documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster where 11 climbers were killed on the second large...

82 Into Eternity: A Film for the Future

Environment 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...

83 Journey to the Edge of the Universe

Science Presenter Alec Baldwin 2008 01:30:36
1

A documentary that takes us on a Journey to the edge of the universe. The movie starts not far from where you are now; a...

84 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...

85 Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War 2

War Presenter Mark Urban 2013 00:59:08
1

Tankies: Tank Hero’s of World War 2. This is a two part documentary series first published by the BBC in 2013 and...

86 Man on wire

History Presenter Philippe Petit 2008 01:34:06
3

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

87 The Mars Underground

Science Presenter Robert Zubrin 2007 01:13:53
3

A 2007 documentary film which explores a cost effective manned Mars mission; Mars direct. The main problem as argued by...

88 Factory City - The Biggest Factory on Earth

engineering Presenter Aidan Devine 2009 00:47:05 Unrated

Factory city is a documentary about possibly the largest factory in the world owned by EUPA and located in China. L...

89 The Creation of ISIS

War Presenter Unknown 2014 01:13:22
1

Warning: Contains graphic images of war. This documentary is about the creation of ISIS, who they are and how they came...

90 Genius of the Modern World: Karl Marx

History Presenter Bettany Hughes 2016 00:58:54
1

The first episode in a three part documentary series Genius of the Modern World. This film investigates the revolutionar...

91 Psychology: The Stanford Prison Experiment

Activism Presenter phillip zimbardo 2016 00:29:01
1

The infamous Stanford Prison experiment, was a pyschological simulation conducted in Stanford University August 14-20 19...

92 Waco: The Rules of Engagement

History 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...

93 Faster Than the Speed of Light?

Science Presenter Marcus du Sautoy 2011 00:58:07
1

As we know the speed at which photons can travel is essentially the “speed limit” within our Universe....

94 Drugs Map of Britain - 1. Wolverhampton: Getting Off Mamba

Drugs Presenter bbc 2016 00:25:41
3

WARNING – Contains mamba heads.    Drugs Map of Britain episode 1. A new series produced...

95 The Supergamers

Gaming Presenter Dan Howell 2016 00:57:06 Unrated

A documentary which looks into the community of e-gamers which have pretty much been invisible to the outside world unti...

96 Secrets of Quantum Physics Ep 2

Science 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...

97 The Kon-Tiki Expedition

History Presenter Thor Heyerdahl 1951 00:58:19
1

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

98 Britains Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2015 00:50:29
2

On a remote North west coast of England, lies one of the most secretive and controversial nucleur plants in the wor...

99 Side by Side

Art 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...

100 First life

Environment Presenter David Attenborough 2010 00:58:48 Unrated

 David Attenborough travels around the world and back in time to discover the origins of life on planet Earth. This...