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The Best Docudrama TV Shows

Updated April 7, 2021 980 votes 100 voters 17.2k views121 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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    A Haunting

    Anthony D. Call, Mark Joy
    A Haunting is a 2005 American paranormal anthology television series that depicts eyewitness...  more

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    Untold Stories of the E.R.

    Jenne Kang, Linda America
    Untold Stories of the E.R. (TLC, 2004) is an American docudrama television series. In this...  more

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    Pompeii: The Last Day

    Jim Carter, Tim Pigott-Smith
    Pompeii: The Last Day is a 2003 dramatized documentary that tells of the eruption of Mount...  more
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    Obsession: Dark Desires

    Obsession: Dark Desires is a drama television series whose first episode aired on January 14,...  more
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    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

    Robert Lindsay
    Seven Wonders of the Industrial World is a 7-part British documentary/docudrama television...  more
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    Heroes and Villains

    Harry Lloyd, Gina Bellman
    Heroes and Villains was a 2007–2008 BBC Television docudrama series looking at key moments in...  more
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    Superstorm

    Tom Sizemore, Chris Potter
    Superstorm is a three-part British docudrama miniseries written and directed by Julian...  more
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    Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder is a British five-part docudrama series...  more
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    Lost Tapes

    Loren Coleman, Dallas Santana
    Lost Tapes is an American television horror series that aired on Animal Planet. Produced by Go...  more

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    Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story

    Hugh Bonneville, Alun Armstrong
    Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story is a 2008 BBC Television docudrama written by Amanda Coe. Set...  more
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    Storage Hunters

    Storage Hunters is a reality television series featuring a series of storage auctions, created...  more
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    Paranormal State

    Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey
    Paranormal State is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on the A&E...  more

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    Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories

    Jared Rushton, Stacy Keach
    Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories was an American paranormal anthology television miniseries...  more

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    The Staircase

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

    Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves
    Ghost Hunters is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on October 6,...  more

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    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire

    Michael Sheen, Catherine McCormack
    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire is a 2006 BBC One docudrama series, with each...  more
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    Prehistoric Park

    Nigel Marven, Rod Arthur
    Prehistoric Park is a six-episode Docu-fiction television mini-series that premiered on ITV on...  more
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    Arrest & Trial

    Brian Dennehy
    Arrest & Trial is an American, syndicated nontraditional court show which follows individual...  more
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    Last Chance U is a 2016 documentary series produced by Netflix showcasing the 2015 American...  more

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    Zero Hour

    David Morrissey, Paul McGann
    Zero Hour is a Canadian/British documentary-style television series, which airs on The History...  more
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    The Rachel Zoe Project

    Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman
    The Rachel Zoe Project is an American reality documentary series starring celebrity stylist...  more
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    From the Earth to the Moon

    Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy
    From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries co-produced by Ron...  more

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    PitchMen

    Billy Mays, Anthony Sullivan
    PitchMen is a docudrama television program produced for the Discovery Channel in the United...  more
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    Killing Hitler

    Keith Allen, Kenneth Cranham
    Killing Hitler is a BBC docudrama that examines the Operation Foxley plot to kill Adolf Hitler....  more
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    Taking the Stage

    Taking the Stage is a musical reality show set at the School for Creative and Performing Arts...  more