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The Best Docudrama TV Shows

Updated December 3, 2020 1.0k votes 89 voters 16.7k views112 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Docudrama TV series.

The very best docudrama shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest docudrama shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular docudrama TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining docudrama show of all time is. Don't let your favorite docudrama television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of docudrama television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List shows include Extreme Evidence, Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories and many additional shows as well.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best docudrama show of all time?" and "What are the greatest docudrama shows?"

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  • 1
    I Shouldn't Be Alive
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    I Shouldn't Be Alive

    Sebastian Knapp, Eric Meyers

    Premiered2005

    I Shouldn't Be Alive is a documentary television series that airs on multiple networks in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Heroes and Villains
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    Heroes and Villains

    Harry Lloyd, Gina Bellman

    Premiered2007

    Heroes and Villains was a 2007–2008 BBC Television docudrama series looking at key moments in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    From the Earth to the Moon
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    8

    From the Earth to the Moon

    Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy

    Premiered1998

    From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries co-produced by Ron... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Untold Stories of the E.R.
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    Untold Stories of the E.R.

    Jenne Kang, Linda America

    Premiered2004

    Untold Stories of the E.R. (TLC, 2004) is an American docudrama television series. In this... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Pompeii: The Last Day
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    Pompeii: The Last Day

    Jim Carter, Tim Pigott-Smith

    Premiered2003

    Pompeii: The Last Day is a 2003 dramatized documentary that tells of the eruption of Mount... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    A Haunting
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    12

    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy

    Premiered2002

    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 7
    Obsession: Dark Desires
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    Obsession: Dark Desires

    Obsession: Dark Desires is a drama television series whose first episode aired on January 14,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    Killing Hitler
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    Killing Hitler

    Keith Allen, Kenneth Cranham

    Premiered2003

    Killing Hitler is a BBC docudrama that examines the Operation Foxley plot to kill Adolf Hitler.Amazon buy button
  • 9
    'Til Death Do Us Part
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    6

    Premiered2007

    'Til Death Do Us Part is a legal drama television series that debuted on Court TV on March 19,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
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    6

    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

    Robert Lindsay

    Premiered2003

    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World is a 7-part British documentary/docudrama television... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 11
    Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder

    Premiered2004

    Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder is a British five-part docudrama series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 12
    Superstorm
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    4

    Superstorm

    Tom Sizemore, Chris Potter

    Premiered2007

    Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Lost Tapes
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    Lost Tapes

    Loren Coleman, Dallas Santana

    Premiered2008

    Lost Tapes is an American television horror series that aired on Animal Planet. Produced by Go... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story
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    Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

    Hugh Bonneville, Alun Armstrong

    Premiered2008

    Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story is a 2008 BBC Television docudrama written by Amanda Coe. Set... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 15
    Storage Hunters
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    Storage Hunters

    Storage Hunters is a reality television series featuring a series of storage auctions, created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 16
    Paranormal State
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    14

    Paranormal State

    Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey

    Premiered2007

    Paranormal State is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on the A&E... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories
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    Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories

    Jared Rushton, Stacy Keach

    Premiered1991

    Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories was an American paranormal anthology television miniseries... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    The Staircase
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    The Staircase

    The Staircase is a nine-episode series produced by and broadcast on the Sundance Channel.Amazon buy button
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    Ghost Hunters
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    Ghost Hunters

    Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves

    Premiered2004

    Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
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    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

    Michael Sheen, Catherine McCormack

    Premiered2006

    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Arrest & Trial
    13
    10

    Arrest & Trial

    Brian Dennehy

    Premiered2000

    Arrest & Trial is an American, syndicated nontraditional court show which follows individual... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Zero Hour
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    Zero Hour

    David Morrissey, Paul McGann

    Premiered2004

    Zero Hour is a Canadian/British documentary-style television series, which airs on The History... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    PitchMen
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    PitchMen

    Billy Mays, Anthony Sullivan

    Premiered2009

    PitchMen is a docudrama television program produced for the Discovery Channel in the United... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Prehistoric Park
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    Prehistoric Park

    Nigel Marven, Rod Arthur

    Premiered2006

    Prehistoric Park is a six-episode Docu-fiction television mini-series that premiered on ITV on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 25
    Moonshiners
    Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel that... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button