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The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries 

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Updated August 17, 2019 3.2k votes 1k voters 102.9k views 40 items

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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Released: 1987-2010

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Finding Atlantis: Nation... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Finding Atlantis: National Geographic

Released: 2011

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Tom Hanson

Actors: Hal Reed, Bob Jones, Ray Lynch, Tom Pittman

Released: 2007

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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Paranormal America - Unexplained Mysteries

Released: 2003

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Witches: Ancient Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Witches: Ancient Mysteries

Released: 2006

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The Black Dahlia Murder: Majesty

Actors: Trevor Strnad in Netherlands

Released: 2009

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René Cardona Jr.

Actors: John Huston, Claudine Auger, Gloria Guida, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, + more

Released: 1978

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 Book That Can't Be Read - Voynich Manuscript

Released: 2011

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Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Jon Foy

Released: 2011

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

Released: 2011

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Bizarre Beliefs: Cults a... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bizarre Beliefs: Cults and the Occult

Released: 2011

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Unexplained Mysteries: Psychic Crime Solvers

Released: 2003

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Stonehenge Decoded is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Stonehenge Decoded

Released: 2008

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

Released: 2009

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Mysteries of Jerusalem -... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysteries of Jerusalem - Stairway to Paradise

Released: 2011

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DNA Mysteries: Search fo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
DNA Mysteries: Search for Adam

Released: 2012

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

Released: 2012

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Forbidden Archaeology: Secret Discoveries of Early Man

Released: 2010

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Bigfoot: Is It Real? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bigfoot: Is It Real?

Released: 2010

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Mysteries of Deep Space ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Mysteries of Deep Space - to the Edge of Space

Released: 2008

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Search for Alien Worlds ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Search for Alien Worlds

Released: 2005

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Secrets of the Nazca Lin... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Secrets of the Nazca Lines

Released: 2010

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Bible Mysteries - David ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentaries About Unsolved Mysteries
Bible Mysteries - David and Goliath

Released: 1994

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Mysteries of Jerusalem - the Search for the True Cross

Released: 2011

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NOVA: Kryptos

Released: 2007