The best documentaries prove that truth is not only stranger than fiction—it's frequently more entertaining.
In 1972, filmmaker Joyce Chopra welcomed her daughter into the world—and invited all the world to see in her groundbreaking documentary, 'Joyce at 34.'
John Leonard’s demand was simple. All he wanted was for Pepsi to deliver the Harriet jet he believed they had promised. In 1996, Leonard, then a 21-year-old col
Since its original opening in 1884, the Hotel Chelsea has made headlines for its celebrity residents, bizarre deaths, purported paranormal activity, and beyond.
The chilling true-crime story behind 'The Staircase' is making the leap from docuseries to miniseries on HBO Max.
The new Beatles documentary 'Get Back' shows Paul McCartney writing one of the band's greatest hits on a day when John Lennon was running late.
Fifty-two Hertz, dubbed 'the loneliest whale in the world,' has roamed the Pacific for decades, singing at a much higher frequency than other whale species.
Before there was 'Sex and the City' or 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' Jackie Collins was delivering unapologetically raunchy tales of glamour and seduction with a treasure trove of erotic novels.
In this rare clip from 1970, three Titanic survivors tell their stories from that fateful night in April 1912.
Over the past 50 years, brothers Ron and Russell Mael—a.k.a. musical duo Sparks—have been on the forefront of popular music trends, from glam rock to power pop to electronic music to new wave and beyond. Now they're the subject of Edgar Wright's first doc
As if he wasn't already revered for being the world's best-known naturalist, Sir David Attenborough also gave us Monty Python.
If you've already blown through HBO Max's scammer series 'Generation Hustle,' these documentaries are for you.
Do you really need eight hours of sleep? Should you ban all technology from your bedroom? Eve Lewis Prieto, director of meditation for the Headspace app and narrator of Netflix's 'Headspace Guide to Sleep,' helps us separate fact from fiction.
On March 18, 1990, two men—dressed as police officers—talked their way into the side door of Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Less than 90 minutes later, they had pulled off the largest art heist in history—which remains unsolved to this day.
Netflix's 'Seaspiracy' and the BBC's 'Blue Planet II' make the list of the top-rated nature documentaries.
As we're more hopeful about the state of the world, here are some documentary viewing choices that are a little less grim.
'The People V. The Klan' is a four-part CNN Original Series about the courageous story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama who brought down the Ku Klux Klan for the brutal murder of her son.
You’ll probably binge-watch a bunch of true crime documentaries on some rainy weekend anyway. Why not get paid for it?
'A Glitch in the Matrix,' the new documentary from Rodney Ascher ('Room 237') takes its cue from Philip K. Dick to explore just how real the "reality" we live in is.
MTV's 'The Real World,' which premiered in 1992, set the template for several successful reality TV franchises that followed, from 'Survivor' to 'The Bachelor.'
The Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles is one of those iconic landmarks that is as famous for what goes on behind closed doors as it is for its once-regal architecture and Art Deco interior.
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