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These Documentaries Took A Hard Left Turn And Left Audiences Shocked And Confused

Updated 15 Apr 2020 26.0k votes 8.6k voters 788.5k views19 items

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Sometimes, the best stories are the ones where nothing goes as planned. The classic twist-ending synonymous with Hollywood thrillers can often be even more shocking when it happens in real life, and that's precisely what happened in these weird documentaries that shift directions partway through.

On a quest for one thing, these curious filmmakers unwittingly stumbled into all kinds of bizarre hidden truths, from the dangers of online dating, to celebrity falls from grace, get-rich-quick schemes, and unearthing horrific crimes. Here are some of the most abrupt changes in documentaries.