Graveyard Shift The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries  

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List Rules Documentaries about fascinating, unsolved mysteries of the world.

There are many documentaries about unsolved mysteries of the world, including murder mysteries, the natural wonders of the world, and controversial theories like the Bermuda Triangle. What are the best documentaries about unsolved mysteries? The list below has them all, ranked by the community.

No matter what kind of unsolved mystery you're interested in, there is certain to be a documentary for you on this list! These films have been ranked as the absolute best when it comes to spooky, mysterious, and confounding mysteries. Many of these critically acclaimed documentaries look at mysteries from a variety of angles.

This list features the best unsolved mysteries documentaries, including: National Geographic’s Finding Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle, The Zodiac Killer, Incident at Loch Ness, Mysteries of Asia – Lost Temples of India, The Black Dahlia Murder: Majesty, Bible Mysteries: David and Goliath, Mysteries of Jerusalem – The Search for the True Cross, Saturn – Lord of the Rings, and Search for Alien Worlds.

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Tom Hanson The Zodiac Killer is a 1971 film directed by Tom Hanson. The film stars Hal Reed, Bob Jones, and Ray Lynch. The plot is based on the Zodiac Killer in the San Francisco area.

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Finding Atlantis: National Geo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Finding Atlantis: National Geographic

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René Cardona Jr. The Bermuda Triangle is a 1978 horror, sci-fi, mystery film written by René Cardona Jr., Stephen Lord and Carlos Valdemar and directed by René Cardona Jr.

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The Black Dahlia Murder: Majesty

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Paranormal America - Unexplained Mysteries

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Witches: Ancient Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Witches: Ancient Mysteries

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The Book That Can't Be Read - Voynich Manuscript

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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Jon Foy Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy, is a 2011 independent documentary film about the Toynbee tile phenomenon. The film was selected for the 2011 Sundance Film ...more

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Decoded: D.B. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Decoded: D.B. Cooper

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Unexplained Mysteries: Psychic Crime Solvers

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Stonehenge Decoded is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Stonehenge Decoded

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Bizarre Beliefs: Cults and the... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bizarre Beliefs: Cults and the Occult

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Mysterious Black Holes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysterious Black Holes

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Zak Penn Incident at Loch Ness is a 2004 mockumentary starring, produced by and written by Werner Herzog and Zak Penn. The small cast film follows Herzog and his crew while working on the production of a ...more

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Mysteries of Jerusalem - Stair... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysteries of Jerusalem - Stairway to Paradise

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Mind Control - America's S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mind Control - America's Secret War

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Forbidden Archaeology: Secret Discoveries of Early Man

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Secrets of the Nazca Lines is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Secrets of the Nazca Lines

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DNA Mysteries: Search for Adam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
DNA Mysteries: Search for Adam

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Mysteries of Deep Space - to t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysteries of Deep Space - to the Edge of Space

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Search for Alien Worlds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Search for Alien Worlds

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NOVA: Kryptos

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Saturn - Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Saturn - Lord of the Rings

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Mysteries of Time and Space: UFOs and ETs

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Bigfoot: Is It Real? is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bigfoot: Is It Real?

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Ancient Mysteries: Bigfoot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Ancient Mysteries: Bigfoot

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Bible Mysteries - David and Go... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bible Mysteries - David and Goliath

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Mysteries of Jerusalem - the Search for the True Cross

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Strange Days On Planet Earth: Invaders

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Secrets and Mysteries of Bats is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Secrets and Mysteries of Bats

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Ancient Mysteries: The Quest for the Fountain of Youth

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Decoding the Past: Secrets of ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Kababalah

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Mysteris of Deep Space: the Pulse of Alien Life

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Mysteries of Asia - Lost Templ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysteries of Asia - Lost Temples of India

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Bible Mysteries - the Disciples

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Secrets of the Lost Empire: China Bridge

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The Universe - S02E03: Mysteries of the Moon

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In Search of Eden by David Roh... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
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