Miniseries The Best TV Docuseries of 2019  

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List Rules Only docmentary television series that premiered in 2019.

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The best documentary shows and docuseries on TV inform while entertaining - and they've been doing it for far longer than true crime podcasts have. Many documentary series in 2019 are limited series or miniseries, allowing the show an arc that can transcribe an overall theme across the episodes. The best docuseries of 2019 are ones that fill up every social media channel the night after each new episode airs, as we share the facts and gasp at the revelations.

There are television documentary series for just about everyone. People who like drama about the famous have docudramas, with their balance of interviews and dramatic reenactments. If you like solving mysteries then investigative documentaries should be under your magnifying glass. And if you just like learning cool things about history then plain ol' television documentaries have got your back.

From hard truths and horrifying facts, like in Surviving R. Kelly and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes to lighter but still fascinating fare like the history of fashion in the United States shown in American Style, the best docuseries of 2019 might end up being some of the best documentary miniseries of all time. Vote up the best documentary shows in 2019 and add any docuseries or docudramas we might have missed!

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Conversations with a Killer: T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part documentary television series created by Joe Berlinger. The series examines Ted Bundy's character and ...more

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Surviving R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Andrea Kelly, Tarana Burke, Sparkle Surviving R. Kelly (Lifetime, 2019) is an American six-part documentary from executive producer dream hampton. The limited series docmentary details sexual abuse allegations against singer R. ...more

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Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Mike Donovan, Anthony Duarte, Kevin Gannon Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt for Justice (Oxygen, 2019) is an American crime docuseries created by Oxygen Media. The series follows retired NYPD Detective Kevin Gannon and his team during an ...more

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Valley of the Boom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn, Lamorne Morris Valley of the Boom (National Geographic, 2019) is an American docudrama television miniseries created by Matthew Carnahan. The series centers on the 1990s tech boom and bust in Silicon Valley, ...more

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fyre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
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American Style is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Eric Avila, Jeffrey Banks, Todd Boyd American Style (CNN, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show examines how through decades America's style and iconic moments, from fashion to pop culture, reflected the ...more

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Lorena is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Lorena (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The limited series examines the 1993 assault and subsequent court case involving John and Lorena Bobbitt through the ...more

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Deadly Cults is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Deadly Cults (Oxygen, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. This four-part limited series explores unsettling cases where investigators uncover and expose the dark world of ...more

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The Mark of a Killer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Erica Mary Gillheeney, Sarah Fawaz, Chester Goad The Mark of a Killer (Oxygen, 2019) is an American true crime documentary television series. The show focuses each episode on a different signature of a noted and notorious killer.

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Seduced By Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Seduced By Evil (Oxygen, 2019) is an American documentary true crime television special. The show delves into the world of Derek Alldred, a criminal mastermind who sought out relationships with ...more

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Larry Charles' Dangerous World... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Larry Charles Larry Charles' Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality comedy television series created by and starring Larry Charles. Comedy writer and director Larry Charles travels ...more

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The Dictator's Playbook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Natasha Ezrow, Mariam Mufti, Charles K. Amrstrong The Dictator's Playbook (PBS, 2019) is an American documentary television miniseries. The show follows the rise and fall of some of history's most ruthless dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam

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Many Sides of Jane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Docuseries of 2019
Jane Hart Many Sides of Jane (A&E, 2019) is an American documentary television series. The show follows Jane Hart, who has Dissociative Identity Disorder, as she works to understand her illness while ...more