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Disturbing Documentaries

Documentaries
9.6k votersThese Documentaries Took A Hard Left Turn And Left Audiences Shocked And ConfusedSometimes, the best stories are the ones where nothing goes as planned. The classic twist-ending synonymous with Hollywood thrille...
Pop Culture
2.5k viewsFertility Doctor Donald Cline Donated His Sperm To Patients For Years Without Their ConsentAspiring parents who can't conceive naturally face a difficult decision: pass on having children altogether, adopt a child, or con...
Streaming
104.9k views‘Allen v. Farrow’ Sheds Light On A Dark Hollywood SecretAllen v. Farrow is a docuseries that casts a stark light on the decades-long allegations made against Woody Allen that he sexually...
Entertainment
17.5k viewsUnsettling Documentaries About Families That Pack An Emotional Gut PunchWhile we may laugh or scoff at families on reality TV, in the end, the genre is entertainment - a reminder that everyone’s family ...
Sad
2.0m viewsHere's Why 'Dear Zachary' Is The Most Upsetting Documentary Ever MadeThere's no shortage of harrowing documentaries, but Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father is one of the most intense. R...
Entertainment
9k votersThe Best True Crime Documentaries To WatchTrue crime documentaries, if done well, elicit the same kind of emotions people feel after watching 10 episodes of Making a Murder...
Romance
21.1k viewsHow 'Catfish' Changed Eight People's Lives And Rewired Our Understanding Of Online ExistenceThe movie Catfish, a documentary thriller about an online relationship, first premiered in theaters on September 17, 2010. By foll...
Documentaries
224.9k views'Leaving Neverland' Is A Haunting Documentary About Two Men's Allegations Against Michael JacksonLeaving Neverland, the 2019 documentary focused on two men alleging abuse by Michael Jackson from ages 7 through 14, is one of the...
Entertainment
6.1k viewsA Mother Catfishes A Gang To Find Her Daughter's Killer In The Documentary 'Why Did You Kill Me?'On February 24, 2006, Crystal Theobald was shot and killed in a tragic case of mistaken identity in Riverside, CA. That night, mem...
True Crime
9.2k viewsTrue Crime Documentaries That Helped Get A Major Break In The CaseDocumentaries can cover a wide array of subjects, but perhaps the most notorious of them cover true crimes and world events. Most ...
Film
23.7k views'The Act Of Killing' Depicts Actual Killers Re-Enacting A Genocide With Glitzy Hollywood FlareThere are only a handful of documentaries that are powerful enough to stick with a person for the rest of his or her life, and The...
Entertainment
48.6k viewsThe Deeply Disturbing Backstory Of Netflix's 'Audrie & Daisy'The Netflix documentary Audrie & Daisy, which details the devastating aftermath of the separate sexual assaults of two teenage gir...
Documentaries
202.2k views'Abducted In Plain Sight' Is The Most Harrowing Documentary On NetflixAbducted in Plain Sight is one of many true crime documentaries on Netflix, but it's far more intense than anything you've seen be...
Sad
94k viewsHere's Why 'Capturing The Friedmans' Is One Of The Most Upsetting Documentaries Ever MadeThe 2003 film Capturing the Friedmans is one of the most disturbing documentaries ever, and among the saddest movies of all time. ...
Documentaries
117.2k views‘Class Action Park’ Documentary Offers First-Hand Accounts Into ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Park'Action Park was an amusement and water park located in Vernon, NJ, that offered summertime memories for scores of yesteryear teens...
True Crime
858k viewsHere's Why 'Cropsey' Is One Of The Most Horrifying Documentaries Ever MadeOne of the scariest documentaries in recent memory tells the legend of Cropsey through the eyes of the people who lived through th...
Documentaries
725.2k views'The Family I Had' Is One Of The Saddest, Most Unnerving Documentaries You'll Ever SeeThe Family I Had is a true crime documentary that's unforgettable once you've seen it. It details the destruction of a family in t...
Entertainment
13.9k viewsWhat Happened To 'Finders Keepers’ John Wood After He Won The Custody Battle For His Amputated Leg
Entertainment
30.9k viewsThe Documentary 'Holy Hell' Offers A Disturbing Look At A California CultWhile the Buddhafield cult lacks the name recognition of other infamous cults, it has lasted far longer than most of them put toge...
Whoa Facts
515.9k views'Hot Girls Wanted' Is One Of The Most Depressing Documentaries Of The 2010sRashida Jones - from Parks and Recreation - produced the 2015 Netflix documentary Hot Girls Wanted. Depending on your taste, the 2...