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The Best Docudrama TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows 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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Rescue 911 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
William Shatner, Gene Babb, Ken Parham
Rescue 911 was an informational reality-based television series that premiered on CBS on April 18, 1989 and ended on August 27, 1996. The series was hosted by William Shatner and featured ...more
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The Civil War is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Sam Waterston
The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was first broadcast on PBS on five consecutive nights from September 23 to 27, 1990. Approximately 40 ...more
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Lost Tapes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Lost Tapes is an American television horror series that aired on Animal Planet. Produced by Go Go Luckey Entertainment, the program presents found footage depicting traumatic encounters with ...more
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Storage Hunters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Storage Hunters
Storage Hunters is a reality television series featuring a series of storage auctions, created by and starring auctioneer Sean Kelly. It originally ran in the US from 2011 to 2013 on TruTV and ...more
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The Staircase is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
The Staircase
The Staircase is a nine-episode series produced by and broadcast on the Sundance Channel.
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Krakatoa: The Last Days is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Krakatoa: The Last Days
Krakatoa: The Last Days is a 2006 drama film directed by Sam Miller.
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Dunkirk is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Phil Cornwell
Dunkirk is a 2004 BBC television docudrama about the Battle of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II.
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Call 911 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Call 911
Call 911 is a television show that premiered as a Court TV special on August 21, 2007, and began airing as a series on July 30, 2008 on Investigation Discovery. The series began airing on ...more
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The Last Dragon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
The Last Dragon, known as Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real in the United States, and also known as Dragon's World in other countries, is a British docufiction made by Darlow Smithson Productions for ...more
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Emergency Call is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Emergency Call
Emergency Call is an American informational reality-based television series that aired in syndication from 1991 to 1998.
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The Falklands Play is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
The Falklands Play James Fox, Robert B. Sherman, Patricia Hodge
The Falklands Play is a dramatic account of the political events leading up to, and including, the 1982 Falklands War. The play was written by Ian Curteis, an experienced writer who had started ...more
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Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Daan Schuurmans, Ellen Vogel, Eric Schneider
Bernhard, schavuit van Oranje is a Dutch television program depicting the more than only turbulent life of a prince consort. It is a compelling drama concerning a man who tries to be himself, ...more
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The War is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
The War is a seven-part American documentary television mini-series about World War II from the perspective of the United States. The program was produced by American filmmakers Ken Burns and ...more
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Space Race is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Robert Lindsay, Ravil Isyanov, Tim Woodward
Space Race is a BBC docudrama series first shown in Britain on BBC2 between September and October 2005, chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race up to the ...more
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Mostly True Stories: Urban Leg... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed Natasha Henstridge
Mostly True Stories: Urban Legends Revealed is an American docudrama about urban legends and re-enacting them and researching their credibility. It aired on TLC from 2002 until 2004. It ran for ...more
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Killing Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Killing Lincoln is an American television film inspired by the 2011 novel of the same title by Bill O'Reilly. The two-hour political docudrama was originally broadcast on National Geographic ...more
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Dynasty: The Making of a Guilt... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Melora Hardin, Alice Krige, Nicholas Hammond
Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure is a 2005 American television movie based on the creation and behind the scenes production of the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty. It was broadcast ...more
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Chased by Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Nigel Marven
Chased by Dinosaurs is a BBC program featuring Nigel Marven as a time-traveller who encounters dinosaurs in the wild. The two-part series, a sequel to Walking with Dinosaurs, was broadcast over ...more
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Mayday is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Dylan Ramsey, Stephen Bogaert
Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation in Australia, South Africa, Asia and some European countries, and Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary ...more
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Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stor... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Jared Rushton, Stacy Keach, Marianne Muellerleile
Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories was an American paranormal anthology television miniseries that originally broadcast from May 15, 1991 to November 28, 1995, on CBS and UPN. This short-lived ...more
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Paranormal State is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Ryan Buell, Chip Coffey, Chad Calek
Paranormal State is an American paranormal reality television series that premiered on the A&E Network on December 10, 2007. The program follows and stars the Pennsylvania State University ...more
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Arrest & Trial is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Arrest & Trial Brian Dennehy
Arrest & Trial is an American, syndicated nontraditional court show which follows individual criminal cases via a combination of reenactments and real trial footage. Episodes run for 30 ...more
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Zero Hour is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
David Morrissey, Paul McGann, Addison Timlin
Zero Hour is a Canadian/British documentary-style television series, which airs on The History Channel in the United States, History Television in Canada, and on the BBC in the United Kingdom. ...more
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PitchMen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
PitchMen Billy Mays, Anthony Sullivan, Thom Beers
PitchMen is a docudrama television program produced for the Discovery Channel in the United States. The show followed infomercial producers and talent Billy Mays and Anthony "Sully" ...more
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Moonshiners is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Docudrama TV Shows
Moonshiners is an American docudrama television series on the Discovery Channel that dramatizes the life of people who produce moonshine in the Appalachian Mountains of North and South Carolina ...more