What are the best documentary TV shows?

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    #1The World At War

    The World At War
    More than 30 years after its initial broadcast, The World At War remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this is epic history at its absolute best.
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    Justin May
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I loved WW2 in color. I wanted to see more quality documentaries. The World At War was fantastic. I loved the episodes about the eastern front. It has lots of great footage. It is great for anybody interested in WW2."
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    #2Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge

    Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge

    Rolling Stones: Stories from the Edge is a TV documentary series that wants to tell the story of the last 50 years of American Culture. Music, politics, cinema, popular culture in the eyes of the magazine that helped Rock 'N Roll to develop and to be on of the forces of change in the US and in the rest of the world.

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    Shirley Dunn
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is an interesting way to kill some time on the couch. Definitely recommend for fun and some education of the pop culture of the developed world."
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    #3Catfish: The TV Show

    Catfish: The TV Show

    Yaniv Schulman and Max Joseph help people who have fallen in love online test the authenticity of their lovers' identities. Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality documentary TV series about the truths and lies of online dating.

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    Jacqueline Jones
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "One of the best documentary TV shows is Catfish: The TV Show. It's a great show where they test the authenticity of people who have fallen in love with someone online. It shows how so many people fall for stories that are completely made up. It shows that you have to question and research everyone who you are getting close to online. "
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    #4Deadliest Catch

    Deadliest Catch

    Deadliest Catch is a documentary television series produced by Original Productions for the Discovery Channel. Shows the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

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    Frank George
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "An interesting show about fishing and the conditions fisherman have to face. Whether this be catching rare and exotics aquatic life to battling icy waters and storms in the middle of the night. It can be interesting if you're looking for something more real in your TV viewing."
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    #5O.J.: Made in America

    O.J.: Made in America
    O.J. Made in America is a 2016 documentary produced and directed by Ezra Edelman for ESPN's 30 for 30 series. It tackles the life of O.J. Simpson and his emerging football career at the University of Southern California.
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    Jean Reid
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "O.J.: Made in America is an intriguing documentary on O.J. Simpson's life, career, and infamy. Relive the O.J. saga through more than 70 interviews of family, friends, and colleagues"
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    #6Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer is a documentary that explores the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison due to a wrongful accusation. This series is written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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    Lori Bowman
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Out of all the recent documentary TV shows, Making a Murderer is the best I've ever seen. The story is so compelling. A real murder mystery if you ask me, sometimes it's hard to tell if he really commited the crimes or not. He sure seems guilty in some areas of the case. Great TV here."
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    #7The Jinx

    The Jinx

    The Jinx is a six-part documentary released in 2015 directed by Andrew Jarecki which focuses on real estate heir Robert Durst, who was the main suspect in the disappearance of three people, including his wife. 

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    Tiffany Richardson
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a good documentary TV show in terms of true crime. While it is a little too gritty for my taste, the suspense, succinctness, and highly detailed story actually comes though with a confession from Durst, but one that seems is not admissible in court."
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    #8Five Came Back

    Five Came Back
    Five Came Back is a documentary directed by Laurent Bouzereau. It was released in 2017 and starred Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and others. It has five stories about Hollywood directors who enlisted to fight in World War II.
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    Kevin Carlson
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Five Came Back is a great documentary TV show that can be found on Netflix. The series is narrated by really famous people and tells a great true story about 5 filmmakers who fought in World War II and come back to Hollywood."

Summary

Best What are the best documentary TV shows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The World At WarTV Shows 16 Paid
2Rolling Stone: Stories from the EdgeTV Shows 11 Paid
3Catfish: The TV ShowTV Shows 10 Paid
4Deadliest CatchTV Shows 8 Paid
5O.J.: Made in AmericaTV Shows 6 Paid
6Making a MurdererTV Shows 6 Paid
7The JinxTV Shows 3 Paid
8Five Came BackMovies 1 Paid
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