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12th & Delaware
A look at the abortion debate through a Florida town where a clinic and a pro-life outfit stand on opposite sides of an intersection.
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
This film examines the 2012 murder in Florida of an unarmed African American teen and the trial of his white shooter.
38 at the Garden
Jeremy Lin's extraordinary rise to NBA stardom in 2012 and the lasting impact of "Linsanity" is explored in this timely documentary.
4 Little Girls
Spike Lee's documentary about the 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four young girls.
40 Years a Prisoner
This film chronicles a 1978 Philadelphia shootout and the subsequent fight to release nine convicted members of the group, MOVE.
An endearing and enlightening portrait of the life and careers of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
5 American Handguns - 5 American Kids
Disturbing look at the stories of five handguns that killed five children--and how their deaths might have been prevented.
50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. & Mrs. Kraus
The courageous journey of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to save 50 Jewish children from the Nazis is chronicled in this inspiring film.
This documentary looks back at the wildly contested 2000 presidential election which came down to 537 votes.
A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks
This documentary explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the work of Gordon Parks.
A Dangerous Son
This film focuses on three families with a child who has a serious mental illness, and the struggles of each to find appropriate treatment.
A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration
Rosie O'Donnell looks at the changing face of families today in this moving documentary.
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Oscar(R)-winning film about a young Pakistani woman who lived to tell of her narrow escape from an attempted 'honor' killing.
A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY
Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter.
A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story
An elderly woman recounts the horrific story of her rape and her 12-year fight for justice and change in a flawed legal system.
A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting
This documentary looks at one of the deadliest anti-Semitic attacks in American history at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abortion: Desperate Choices
An intense, thought-provoking look at the human side of one of the most explosive moral and political issues of our time.
Abortion: Stories Women Tell
A thought-provoking look at the issue of abortion today, told through the stories of the women involved on all sides.
About Face: Supermodels Then and Now
A dizzying bevy of iconic former supermodels look back at their careers and the changing world of fashion in this unique video portrait.
This documentary features insights from experts on trends and treatments in the ongoing battle against drug and alcohol abuse.
A celebration of the life and work of actor/filmmaker Adrienne Shelly who was murdered in 2006.
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
This eye-opening documentary examines the rising phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S. and its impact in the age of social media.
Biographical portrait of Gianni Agnelli, the legendary Italian industrialist, playboy and fashion trendsetter.
A chilling southern gothic tale of a woman who accused her preacher-husband of trying to kill her--by rattlesnake bite.
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes
The courage and charisma of boxing legend Muhammad Ali are witnessed through the bond he formed with television host Dick Cavett.
Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
First-person stories of ten Alive Day heroes--soldiers who survived near-fatal wounds while serving in Iraq--as told to James Gandolfini.
Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America
Touching film that explores the innovative ways Americans are approaching end of life.
A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in January 1972.
Americans in Bed
Ten American couples--captured in the comfort of their own beds--openly discuss romance, sex, trust and love in candid interviews.
A powerful, moving documentary on the short but electrifying life of British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse. "A masterpiece" (GQ).
An Apology to Elephants
This documentary short explores our history with elephants and the problems that arise when they are brought to live in captivity.
Andre the Giant
The life and career of Andre the Giant, one of the most beloved legends in WWE history, is chronicled in this documentary.
Antes de que nos olviden (Before We Are Forgotten)
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon's six-year war on drug trafficking is the focus of this investigative documentary.
Any One of Us
Mountain biker Paul Basagoitia's recovery from a devastating spinal cord injury is chronicled in this documentary.
Arthur Miller: Writer
An intimate portrait of legendary playwright Arthur Miller as told from the unique perspective of his daughter, Rebecca.
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
This hard-hitting documentary chronicles the lives affected by the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse criminal case that shook the sports world.
An illuminating look at the impact of a long-festering nuclear-waste landfill on two increasingly desperate St. Louis communities.
Autism: The Musical
A dynamic and intimate look at several families whose autistic children create and perform a live musical in L.A.
Autism: The Sequel
This follow-up to the Emmy(R) winning "AUTISM: The Musical" follows five young adults on the spectrum as they navigate their early 20's.
This engaging documentary explores the life and legend of the famed New York Yankees slugger.
A haunting examination of Dr. Quincy Fortier, a fertility specialist who used his own sperm to impregnate an untold number of women.
Life and death at the 86th Combat Support Hospital--the U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq.
A compelling look at the struggles of police and activists to hold Baltimore together following the 2015 death of the Freddie Gray.
Banksy Does New York
Chronicle of famed street artist Banksy's month-long residency in NYC, utilizing local footage and social-media content.
Beah: A Black Woman Speaks
Biographical tribute to the lasting legacy of great American actress and activist Beah Richards.
Becoming Mike Nichols
Filmmaking legend Mike Nichols opens up about his storied career in this intimate documentary shot just four months prior to his death.
Becoming Warren Buffett
This fascinating documentary traces the remarkable life, career and credo of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching
Legendary football coaches Bill Belichick and Nick Saban open up in this documentary that looks at their four-decade-long friendship.
Beware the Slenderman
A chilling look at the infamous case in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed their friend to pay tribute to Internet legend 'Slenderman.'
Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer
A profile of the remarkable life and career of tennis legend Billie Jean King, both on and off the court.
Black Art: In the Absence of Light
A look at the indelible contributions of some of the foremost African American artists in today's contemporary art world.
A son's video diary of his mother's long ordeal following hip-replacement surgery underscores the problems of American health care today.
A filmmaker-mother's heartbreaking film about the suicide of her 15-year-old son.
Brave New Voices 2010
The excitement and poetry of the Brave New Voices 2010 National Slam team championships is captured in this special.
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
An in-depth profile of iconic New York City journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
An intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity, this film celebrates the lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
Brillo Box (3¢ Off)
Follow Andy Warhol's iconic 'Brillo Box (3¢ Off)' sculpture from a New York family's living room to the contemporary global-art market.
Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn
This film explores infamous attorney Roy Cohn's rise to power and how his influence continues to rule today.
Burning Ojai: Our Fire Story
A look back at the December 2017 wildfire that devastated a Ventura County, California community.
Follow reporter Buzz Bissinger as he explores his sexual identity while collaborating with Caitlyn Jenner on her tell-all memoir.
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
The exclusive inside story of Barack Obama's journey from the U.S. Senate to the White House.
Camilo: El Primer Tour de Mi Vida
Follow Camilo's first world tour, "Mis Manos" 2021, as the acclaimed Colombian singer and songwriter meets his devoted fans in person.
Capturing the Friedmans
A riveting look at a family's disintegration amidst the turmoil of the father and youngest son being charged with child molestation.
Caro Comes Out
Cuban American writer Caro Hernandez is on a mission: to come out as gay to her entire Cuban family, most of whom reside in Miami.
See what celebrated Latino actors, newsmakers and a music legend have to say about being Latino in the U.S. in this sixth 'Habla' special.
Celebrity Habla 2
See what celebrated Latino actors, newsmakers and a musical legend have to say about being Latino in the U.S.
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
A revealing account of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and Ukraine's resilience told through newly discovered archival footage.
Whoopi Goldberg hits the stage, to shake, rattle and roll through a riotous stand-up hour, recorded live on stage in Los Angeles.
Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip
Alexandra Pelosi criss-crosses the U.S. to meet new Americans in this illuminating look at the naturalization process in America.
City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal
This documentary examines one of the darkest and saddest chapters in sports history: the CCNY basketball team game-fixing scandal.
A look at the effects of gentrification in West Chelsea, NYC, where affluent kids share a street with people from public-housing projects.
Clínica de Migrantes
Filmmaker Maxim Pozdorovkin shines a light on Puentes de Salud, a Philadelphia health-care clinic serving undocumented immigrants.
A year in the lives of four patients at JFK Medical Center's Center for Head Injuries as they emerge from comas.
Covid Diaries NYC
This film chronicles the lives of five young filmmakers whose families were on the frontlines during the first wave of the Coronavirus.
Crazy, Not Insane
A provocative look at the minds of serial killers through the lens of renowned psychiatrist Dorothy Otnow Lewis.
Cries From Syria
This illuminating documentary takes a harrowing look at the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the devastating civil war.
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Counselors at the Veterans' Crisis Line open up about providing phone support to troubled military veterans.
Cutie and the Boxer
The 40-year relationship of Brooklyn artists Noriko Shinohara and her boxing-glove-painting husband Ushio is explored in this documentary.
Dark Light: The Art of Blind Photographers
This film explores the artistry and innovation of blind photographers Pete Eckert, Bruce Hall and Henry Butler.
David Bowie: The Last Five Years
Experience the evolving genius of rock icon David Bowie in this documentary that chronicles the last five years of his life.
David Byrne's American Utopia
Experience a filmed version of the acclaimed Broadway show David Byrne's American Utopia, directed by Oscar(R) winner Spike Lee.
David McCullough: Painting with Words
Author/historian David McCullough welcomes viewers into his public and private world in this documentary.
Brian De Palma—the legendary filmmaker behind Dressed to Kill, Carrie, Scarface, and many other classics—opens up about his career.
This film chronicles the life and vision of snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter, who propelled the sport into a global phenomenon.
Diagnosis Bipolar: Five Families Search for Answers
Five families reveal the struggles, hopes and fears that arise from raising kids with Bipolar Mood Disorder.
Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
Nearly 20 years after the death of Princess Diana, her sons and heirs, Prince William and Prince Harry, look back on her life and work.
HBO Sports presents the extraordinary story of Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona.
Dirty Driving: Thundercars of Indiana
A look at the local obsession with auto racing in the struggling town of Anderson, Indiana.
Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce
A group of children, ages 5 to 9, share their advice for parents to help kids adjust and cope when families go through a divorce.
Dope Sick Love
Documentary about the relationships of two drug-addicted couples who eke out a bare-bones existence on the streets of New York.
El Amor no Puede Esperar (Love Can’t Wait)
This romantic comedy follows a man and a woman who form a bond while they are trapped together in the last video store in the city.
El Espiritu de la Salsa
This documentary follows 10 people from all over NYC as they learn the rich art of salsa dancing from celebrated instructor Tomas Guerrero.
This documentary chronicles a year in the life of four journalists working in countries where freedom of the press is under threat.
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops
A look at Texas police officers who take an innovative approach to diffusing dangerous situations.
Escape From Kabul
A look at the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the tragic crisis that followed as Afghan citizens descended on Kabul airport.
The Kennedy political dynasty is seen from the perspective of Ethel Kennedy in this deeply personal documentary.
Every Brilliant Thing
A son creates a list of things worth living for to raise the spirits of his chronically depressed mother in this stage adaptation.
Everything is Copy - Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted
A candid portrait of writer/director Nora Ephron, directed by her son, journalist Jacob Bernstein.
Three L.A. transplants take part in an experiment aimed at turning everyday people with modest online followings into "famous" influencers.
Fall to Grace
Alexandra Pelosi's documentary about scandalized former Governor Jim McGreevey's road to redemption.
Finding the Way Home
A look at the circumstances faced by more than eight million children in orphanages and other institutions.
First Cousin Once Removed
Intimate portrait of literary figure Edwin Honig on his journey into the depths of Alzheimer's disease.
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games
A powerful look back at the unforgettable moment in the '68 Olympics when two U.S. athletes raised their fists in a black-power salute.
The personal story of a young Iranian woman who became a symbol of protest after being shot during the recent presidential campaign.
This documentary looks at the moving stories behind the largest county child protection agency in the U.S.
Four Hours at the Capitol
An immersive look at the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol when Washington D.C. was overrun by protesters of the 2020 presidential election.
Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches
Famed anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass' words about racial injustice are brought to life in this documentary.
Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi
Alexandra Pelosi travels to America's heartland for a look at the leaders and followers of the evangelical Christian movement.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Jeanie Finlay spent a year on the set of “Game of Thrones” chronicling the creation of the show’s last season.
Gasland Part II
Josh Fox widens the scope of his look at the dangers of natural gas fracking in this explosive follow-up to his Oscar(R)-nominated film.
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy takes a disturbing look at the abuses that occurred at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Gloria: In Her Own Words
A vivid portrait of Gloria Steinem and her career as a journalist and a pivotal member of the feminist movement.
God Is the Bigger Elvis
The Oscar(R)-nominated documentary about a promising young actress who left Hollywood to become a nun.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Former Scientologists shine a light on L. Ron Hubbard's controversial church, its origins and how it cultivates devoted believers.
Guerras Ajenas (Foreign Wars)
The international drug wars in South and Central America are examined in this documentary. Directed by Lilia Luciano.
Inspiring celebrities and influential Latinos come together to "speak loudly" and share their stories of being Latinos in the U.S.
Habla Mas Part 1
Latinos share funny, often touching anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in the U.S.
Habla Mas Part 2
Latinos share funny, often touching anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in the U.S.
Junot Diaz, Carlos Ponce, Blue Demon, and others share their riveting stories and experiences as Latino men in the United States.
This edition in the "Habla" series addresses major issues Latinos are facing today: discrimination, activism, racism, and more.
Latinos from Texas share their personal stories in this two-part installment in the 'Habla' series.
HBO Latino presents Habla Women, a uniquely Latina view of life in the United States. The joys and challenges of being Latina in the U.S. are explored by women of all ages from many diverse backgrounds and countries
Habla y Habla Part 2
An installment of HBO's 'Habla' specials that feature anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in the U.S.
Habla y Habla Pt. 1
An installment of HBO's 'Habla' specials that feature anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in the U.S.
Habla y vota
Latino celebrities encourage the Latino community in the U.S. to get out and vote in this installment in the award-winning series.
Habla Ya, Part I
Latinos share funny, often touching anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in NY.
Habla Ya, Part II
Latinos share funny, often touching anecdotes and real-life accounts of what it means to be Latino in NY.
Hard as Nails
A look at self-ordained preacher Justin Fatica who started his controversial 'Hard as Nails' ministry as a way to reach troubled kids.
Hard Times: Lost on Long Island
The realities of long-term unemployment are seen through the eyes of several jobless Long Island residents in this documentary.
Havana Street Party Presents Orishas
Grammy-nominated(R) Cuban hip-hop trio Orishas perform in front of a live audience in Havana’s Parque Almendares.
Havana Street Party Presents: Beatriz Luengo
Spanish singer Beatriz Luengo performs hits from her latest album "Cuerpo & Alma" in this special show full of Cuban music and flavor.
Have You Seen Andy?
Filmmaker Melanie Perkins's search for answers in the still-unsolved case of a childhood friend's disappearance in 1976.
Hear and Now
The deeply personal memoir about 65-year-old deaf couple who decide to undergo surgery to have their hearing restored.
Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal
An unflinching portrait of 'Hollywood Madam' Heidi Fleiss as she attempts to open the first legal brothel for female clients.
Heir to an Execution: A Granddaughter's Story
A filmmaker explores the lives and deaths of her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as spies in 1953.
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA
The heroin epidemic sweeping small-town America is seen from the perspective of several young addicts in idyllic Cape Cod.
Jerrod Carmichael explore aspects of the black experience through interviews with his family in this special.
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma
An investigation into the issue of homegrown Islamic terrorism: actions planned or perpetrated by American citizens or legal US residents.
Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County
Alexandra Pelosi's film that follows children stuck living in motel rooms in one of America's wealthiest areas.
How to Dance in Ohio
This inspiring documentary charts the challenges and triumphs of a group of teens and young adults living on the autism spectrum.
How to Survive a Pandemic
The race to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the war against the coronavirus pandemic is the focus of this documentary.
I Am Evidence
A timely exploration into why hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits are ignored in the U.S.
I Can Be President: A Kid's-Eye View
A diverse group of children share their thoughts on what it would be like to grow up to become President of the U.S.
I Can't Do This, But I CAN Do That
A compelling portrait of children who overcome their learning disabilities by focusing on their individual talents.
I Have Tourette's but Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
Insightful family documentary that takes a candid look at the lives of more than a dozen American children who have Tourette Syndrome.
Icahn: The Restless Billionaire
Explore the fascinating contradictions at the heart of the famed financier and "Lone Wolf of Wall Street," Carl Icahn, in this documentary.
Ice on Fire
This documentary explores the many ways people around the world are feeling the effects of climate change.
If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast
Irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner looks at the secret to living into your 90s–and loving every minute of it–in this documentary.
In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution
A compelling look at the 2011 people-powered revolt in Egypt's Tahrir Square that brought down a dictator and changed Egypt forever.
In the Same Breath
The origin and spread of the coronavirus--from its outbreak in Wuhan, China to its rampage across the U.S.--is recounted in this film.
In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11
A look at 9/11 through the eyes of eight people who witnessed the attacks from nearby Stuyvesant High School.
In Vogue: The Editor's Eye
Celebrate the 120th anniversary of 'Vogue' with this profile of fashion's most influential magazine.
Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable
A cautionary look at the possibly catastrophic consequences of an accident or terrorist attack on the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
Insecure: The End
Looking back at five memorable seasons of Insecure, this documentary finds creator/star Issa Rae and others reflecting on the hit series.
It Will Be Chaos
An inside look at the human consequences of the migration crisis that unfolded between Italy and the Balkan corridor
It's a Hard Truth, Ain't It
A companion to HBO Films' "O.G.," this documentary is co-directed by 13 incarcerated men who reflect on their lives.
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise
Meet Hilary Knight in this up-close-and-personal portrait of the illustrator and artist who drew the iconic book character Eloise.
Jane Fonda in Five Acts
Jane Fonda speaks candidly and frankly about her life, loves, causes and missteps in this documentary.
Jim: The James Foley Story
Brian Oakes' powerful documentary about the life, death and legacy of journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS in 2014.
John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Explore the life of Sen. John McCain in this illuminating profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics.
Journeys with George
This video diary captures Alexandra Pelosi's 18 months on the road covering the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush.
Kareem: Minority of One
Explore the complexity and genius of the NBA's all-time leading scorer--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar--in this documentary.
From director Edward Buckles Jr., this 2022 Tribeca Film Festival selection examines the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans youth.
Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections
Following hacker-turned-election expert Harri Hursti, this film takes a chilling look into the vulnerability of election technology.
King in the Wilderness
Through personal stories of the people who were around him, this film follows Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last years of his life.
Koran By Heart
Three 10-year-olds study and compete in The International Holy Koran Competition in Cairo--recitation of the Koran from memory.
Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck
A journey through the life and career of iconic Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain as seen through his home movies, recordings, artwork, and more.
Larry Kramer In Love & Anger
Author, playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer is the focus of this portrait of one of the most important figures in gay America.
Last Letters Home: Voices of Am. Troops From the Battlefields of Iraq
This poignant tribute to the U.S. soldiers who have died in the war in Iraq features final missives read by the families of 10 victims.
Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward
The brutal trilogy of light-welterweight fights between Arturo Gatti and Mickey Ward is the focus of this documentary.
Liberty: Mother of Exiles
Explore the past and present of the iconic Statue of Liberty in this documentary.
Life According to Sam
A moving look at a couple's inspiring efforts to save their only son Sam from the rare and fatal premature-aging disease of progeria.
Life of Crime 2
This follow-up to One Year in the Life of Crime follows three of the original subjects in a netherworld of crime and drugs.
Life of Crime, 1984-2020
The final part in Jon Alpert's documentary trilogy that follows three friends from Newark, NJ whose lives have been torn by addiction.
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season
This film follows skiing legend Lindsey Vonn as she attempts to break the record for most World Cup wins.
Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later
A look at today's Little Rock Central High School, which 50 years ago became a symbol of the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement.
Living With Lincoln
Filmmaker Peter Kunhardt examines how a one-of-a-kind collection of Abraham Lincoln photos and memorabilia has shaped his family.
Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island
A graphic and unblinking documentary portrait of life inside America's largest prison complex.
Love Crimes of Kabul
Inside Afghanistan's Badam Baugh Women's Prison, where half of the inmates are locked up for 'moral crimes.'
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals
An exploration of the fierce rivalry between NBA superstars Larry Bird and Magic Johnson during their decade of dominance.
Academy Award(R)-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk) explores his childhood, gay identity, and his mother in this documentary.
Filled with riveting testimony from actual C.I.A. agents, this film reveals the true story of the pursuit of Osama bin Laden.
Mann v. Ford
Inside the class-action lawsuit undertaken by a tiny Indian tribe against big business.
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
Portrait of the provocative and controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing
This documentary revisits the Boston Marathon bombings through the prism of individuals whose lives were forever changed by the attacks.
Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present
Follow groundbreaking artist Marina Abramovic as she creates a major retrospective of her work at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Master of Light
A classical painter who spent ten years in prison, George Anthony Morton heads back to his hometown of Kansas City to face the past.
The life and career of Mavis Staples is chronicled in this documentary about the soul and gospel singer and civil-rights icon.
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
Follow the story of the North Carolina brothers Scott and Seth Avett--founders of the indie folk-rock band The Avett Brothers.
An exploration into the life of one-of-a-kind British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Sex abuse in the Catholic Church is explored through the case of a pedophile priest and the four men who set out to expose him.
Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk?
Intrepid filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi talks with the mega-donors who are funding America's presidential candidates.
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen
Mel Brooks takes the stage for this unique stand-up show in which he shares intimate stories of his childhood, his film career, and more.
Mel Brooks: Unwrapped
A look back at comedy icon Mel Brooks' legendary career in film and TV, as told through Mel's interviews over the years with Alan Yentob.
This documentary looks at meth addiction in rural America from the perspective of dealers, users and law enforcement.
Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry
One of the greatest rivalries in all of sports--Michigan vs. Ohio State in college football--is examined in this documentary.
Miss You Can Do It
Follow 'Miss You Can Do It' founder Abbey Curran and eight young contestants in this pageant for little girls with special needs.
Mafia turncoats give personal accounts of life inside the Mob in this shocking documentary.
Take a deep dive into the ever-evolving world of surfing to see how a group of teenagers changed the sport and its culture in the 1990s.
Mommy Dead and Dearest
A firsthand look at the true-crime story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose.
Mommy Dead and Dearest: Podcast
A podcast for the HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest.
Mondays at Racine
Two Long Island sisters use their beauty salon to aid in the fight against cancer in this Oscar(R)-nominated documentary short.
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements
This film weaves together the stories of a deaf boy, his deaf grandfather and Ludwig van Beethoven the year he was blindsided by deafness.
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater
The life and career of Barry Goldwater from his start as a hugely influential Arizona Senator to his tumultuous run for president in 1964.
Music Box: DMX: Don't Try to Understand
Focusing on a year in the life of Earl “DMX” Simmons, this documentary follows the late rapper through his 2019 comeback tour.
Music Box: Jagged
An intimate exploration of Alanis Morissette and her groundbreaking 1995 album Jagged Little Pill.
Music Box: Juice WRLD: Into the Abyss
The life and all-too-short career of wunderkind rapper Juice WRLD is revealed in this intimate and often eye-opening documentary.
Music Box: Listening to Kenny G
An examination of the most popular instrumentalist of all time and why he is polarizing to so many.
Music Box: Mr. Saturday Night
The meteoric career of music entrepreneur Robert Stigwood is chronicled in this documentary.
Music Box: Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage
An examination of Woodstock 99, the infamous music festival that, instead of celebrating peace and love, descended into mayhem.
My So-Called High School Rank
Follow the lives of high school students in three disparate communities until seismic events upend their dreams and expectations.
Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind
Actor Natalie Wood's personal life, illustrious career, and mysterious death are intimately explored in this documentary.
Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words
A revealing film that looks at the many sides of Richard Nixon through his recently declassified White House tapes.
No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D'oro Strike
This film highlights the close ties that developed between Stella D'oro cookie factory employees during a strike.
No Place on Earth
Holocaust survivors who hid in a cave in Ukraine for over a year and a half tell their remarkable story in this powerful documentary.
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper
Gloria Vanderbilt and her son, TV journalist Anderson Cooper, take a candid look back on Vanderbilt's remarkable life and career.
One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss & Betrayal
The sobering realities of the American obsession with dogs is explored in this searing documentary.
One Nation Under Stress
Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores how advances in neuroscience are shedding light on the origins and impact of stress.
One Survivor Remembers
Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann's life is explored through photos, film clips and interviews in this compelling documentary.
One Year in a Life of Crime
Director Jon Alpert takes his cameras undercover for this hard-hitting look at men who live by theft and suffer addiction.
Oprah Winfrey Presents: After Neverland
Oprah Winfrey hosts this conversation with Wade Robson and James Safechuck, subjects of the two-part HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland."
Based on the bestselling book, this documentary looks at how small towns and cities respond to setbacks to find their way forward.
Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi
Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi explores 10 of the most divisive questions facing Americans today.
This documentary short is an intimate portrait of the filmmaker's father during an unexpected day at the beach.
Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert
The day-to-day challenges faced by millions of women in America today are seen through this story of a struggling single mom in Tennessee.
Foreign pen pals tell their American friends about their daily lives through touching and informative letters.
Piano y Mujer
Virtuoso pianist Arthur Hanlon and five of Latin music’s top female vocalists join in a concert that celebrates women and Latin music.
This expose of the dark side of plastic surgery focuses on three cases of procedures that went horrifically wrong.
Portraits of a Lady
This engaging documentary chronicles the painting of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor by 25 very different artists.
Artist Spencer Tunick gathers 85 HIV-positive men and women to bare it all for his latest photo shoot in this third 'Naked' film.
Queen of the World
A unique look at The Queen's role as a figure on the global stage, and the baton she is passing to the younger members of the Royal Family.
An inside look at modern-day creationist Christians who reject Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
Bill Maher goes on a humorous pilgrimage around the world to question people's faith and find out why they believe in God.
After the pandemic shut it down, the Public Theater returns to the stage with Shakespeare in the Park in NYC.
Requiem For the Dead: American Spring 2014
A harrowing look back at some of the 8,000 plus men, women and children who were killed by gunfire in America in the spring of 2014.
Follow Andy Señor Jr. to Cuba, where he embarks on a personal journey while directing a historic production of "Rent."
A case-study look at the risks of alcohol use and the ways in which the medical community is viewing and treating 'risky drinkers' today.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
From Oscar®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, this groundbreaking documentary explores the life and legacy of beloved chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain.
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Told largely through his own words, this funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of Robin Williams looks back at the comedy legend.
Rock and a Hard Place
This documentary captures the lives of incarcerated young men who are granted a second chance through a one-of-a-kind boot-camp program.
Romeo Santos: The King Stays King – Live at Madison Square Garden
Romeo Santos, the self-proclaimed "King of Bachata," performs live at a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden.
Running with Beto
This film follows Beto O’Rourke’s rise from virtual unknown to national political sensation.
RX Early Detection: A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee
Celebrity TV chef Sandra Lee takes a courageous journey through cancer treatment and recovery.
San Francisco 2.0
A look at the future of San Francisco, where the invasion of the tech elite is causing economic divisions and upheaval.
Saudi Women's Driving School
This documentary follows Saudi women as they embrace being allowed to drive legally for the first time.
Oscar(R)-winning documentary short about women disfigured by acid attacks in Pakistan and a plastic surgeon dedicated to helping them.
Saving Pelican 895
Inside look at the effort to save a brown pelican from the drilling catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland
Behind-the-scenes look at what happened to Sandra Bland, an African-American woman who died in police custody after a routine traffic stop.
Say Hey, Willie Mays!
The life of baseball legend Willie Mays is explored in this film that looks back at his childhood and his meteoric rise in baseball.
Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery
An emotional look at Section 60 in Arlington National Cemetery--final resting place for those who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe
Megan Rapinoe joins Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hasan Minhaj, and Nikole Hannah-Jones for a chat about changing America for the better.
Sermon on the Mount
Jerrod Carmichael explores aspects of the black experience through interviews with his family in this HBO Special.
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour
Famed Colombian vocalist Shakira performs smash hits like "Chantaje" and "La Bicicleta" as well as other favorites in this concert.
Shot Heard 'Round the World
This baseball documentary looks at the famed 1951 Giants-Dodgers pennant race that ended with Bobby Thomson's epic home run.
Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech
This documentary explores the social and political trends that have shaped our attitudes about free speech.
Written and directed by Alex Winter, this film examines the highs and lows of working kids in the entertainment industry.
An inspiring look at Luis A. Miranda Jr., a Puerto Rican migrant who helped shape New York politics for over three decades.
Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star
This follow-up to 'Afghan Star' returns to see what has become of infamous Afghan talent show contestant Setara.
Simple As Water
Megan Mylan's powerful look at Syrian families as they search for normalcy in building life anew through a whirlwind of obstacles.
Six by Sondheim
Explore the life and career of renowned Broadway lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim through six of his best-known songs.
Skinheads USA: Soldiers of the Race War
This inside look at a neo-Nazi skinhead group shows the methods and mentality of the racist White Power movement in America.
Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison
Step inside a "Supermax" in this unflinching exploration of life inside one of America's most notorious prisons.
Someone Had to Be Benny
The story of Benny Agrelo, a terminally ill 15-year-old who fought to live the remainder of his life on his own terms.
Song of Parkland
In the wake of tragedy, Marjory Stoneman Douglas drama students and their teacher harness the power of music and theater to heal.
Photographer Gillian Laub documents a divisive murder case in a small Georgia town, one year after the town merged its segregated proms.
Legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg steps out from behind the camera to open up about his life and career in this documentary.
Spring Awakening: Those You've Known
The original cast and creative team of the Tony-winning Broadway play "Spring Awakening" reunite for a spectacular reunion concert.
State of Play: Trophy Kids
Focusing on overparenting in youth sports, this documentary turns a spotlight on four parents as they push their children to the limit.
Stockton On My Mind
Follow Stockton, California's 28-year-old Mayor Michael Tubbs in this documentary that chronicles his work to reverse the city's fortunes.
Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram
A look at the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, as told through the eyes of the girls who were released in 2017.
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street
Take a memorable walk down Sesame Street for this look at how the children's show became one of most influential and impactful in history.
An inside look at the harsh reality of playing in the NCAA, unveiling the league’s policies that leave many athletes struggling to get by.
Studs Terkel: Listening to America
A fond and illuminating look back at influential author and media personality Studs Terkel.
An inspiring film about a custom-suit company in NYC that helps members of the LGBTQ community embrace their identities.
Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age
Follow several women and men from around the country who use dating apps to navigate a seemingly unlimited stream of potential partners.
Delve inside the tortured soul of boxer Johnny Tapia whose storybook career was undermined by tragedy and drug abuse.
Terror at the Mall
The 2013 terrorist siege of the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya is the focus of this investigative documentary.
Terry Bradshaw: Going Deep
A unique look at the life of four-time Super Bowl Champion and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.
Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House
This documentary profiles iconic journalist Helen Thomas who has covered the White House for more than 60 years.
The unique history and legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater is explored in this documentary.
The Art of Political Murder
Inside the web of conspiracy behind the murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi.
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography
Affectionate profile of photographer Elsa Dorfman, renowned for her large-format portraits utilizing a giant Polaroid camera.
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
This documentary chronicles the rise of the legendary band The Bee Gees and the evolution of their music over the years.
The Case Against 8
A revealing look into the case to overturn California's 'Proposition 8' ban on same-sex marriage.
The Cheshire Murders
The horrific 2007 murders of Jennifer Petit and her two daughters in a home invasion in Cheshire, CT are explored in this chilling film.
The Cold Blue
Restored footage shot by director William Wyler documents the lives of World War II's heroic Eighth Air Force.
The Day Sports Stood Still
A look at the sports world's shutdown in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the prominent role of athletes in the reckoning with racial injustice.
Director David Holbrooke looks at the life and resounding legacy of his father, renowned U.S. Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
The Education of Mohammad Hussein
An inside look at the children in America's largest Muslim community in a post-9/11 world.
This documentary profiles five people living at home with terminal cancer, whose families recorded their journeys towards 'the end.'
A revealing look at the U.S. government's four-year effort to build a fence along the Mexican border.
The Final Year
Take a unique insiders' account of President Barack Obama's foreign-policy team during its last year in office in this documentary.
The Forever Prisoner
This documentary from Alex Gibney explores the indefinite imprisonment and torture of a suspected terrorist in the wake of 9/11.
The Iceman and the Psychiatrist
This third 'Iceman' special finds killer Richard Kuklinski revealing more details of his deadly past to psychiatrist Dr. Park Dietz.
The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman
The continuing story of former Mafia hitman Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski who takes viewers back inside his cold, calculating mind.
The Iceman Tapes: Conversations With a Killer
A vivid and disturbing documentary interview with ruthless mob hit man Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
An inside look at Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes, whose ambition spawned one of the biggest frauds in Silicon Valley.
A timely look at a group of women who built an underground network for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions in 1970s Chicago.
The Last Cruise
A look at the events aboard the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise that was the center of the first big COVID-19 outbreak outside of Wuhan.
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant
An emotional film about the workers of a GM plant in Moraine, OH, from the announcement of its closure to its last day in operation.
The Latin Explosion: A New America
Explore the ever-expanding Latin influence on American music and arts in this scintillating documentary.
The Latino List
Renowned Latino artists and leaders pose for a series of highly personal video portraits in this documentary.
The Latino List: Volume Two
A cross-section of influential Latinos create a candid, compelling portrait of the struggles and triumphs of Hispanics in America.
The Legend of the Underground
Exposing punitive laws in Nigeria, this film follows a group of non-conforming Nigerians who have created safe houses in Lagos and Harlem.
The Leopards Take Manhattan: The Little Band That Roared
A profile of the young members of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists as they embark on a trip from their Kentucky home to NYC.
The Loving Story
The moving story of an interracial couple in 1960s Virginia who fought a long battle against the state's prohibition of mixed marriage.
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti
The remarkable tale of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, whose story encompasses turns as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, and more.
The Mystery of D.B. Cooper
This documentary looks at the mystery hijacker who leaped from a plane and was never heard from again.
The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee
A profile of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee who fought to publish the Pentagon Papers and later brought down Richard Nixon.
The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm
An American boy and his great-grandfather, an Auschwitz survivor, share a conversation in this inspirational film.
The Oslo Diaries
A compelling account of the Oslo Accords that sheds new light on the secret talks between Israelis and Palestinians that began in 1992.
The Out List
High-profile members of today's LGBTQ community reveal the struggles and triumphs of being "out" in America.
The Perfect Weapon
A searing look inside the rise of cyberwarfare as the primary way nations now compete with and sabotage one another.
The Poet of Havana
Join internationally renowned Cuban singer, songwriter, and lyricist Carlos Varela as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as an artist.
An intimate and immersive look at the life of Princess Diana.
Christian Dawkins opens up about how he wound up at the center of an extensive FBI investigation into college basketball corruption.
This film from Rudy Valdez chronicles the aftermath of his sister’s incarceration--and the consequences of mandatory-minimum sentencing.
The Slow Hustle
This documentary chronicles the mystery behind the still unsolved death of Baltimore police detective Sean Suiter.
The Soul of America
This documentary illuminates our present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges.
The Super Bob Einstein Movie
A hilarious and intimate documentary celebrating the life and legacy of the late actor, writer, and producer Bob Einstein.
A behind-the-scenes documentary following members of the rebellious Freedom Caucus as they navigate friends and foes from both parties.
The Trans List
Inside the lives and experiences of several prominent transgender Americans, including Caitlyn Jenner, Buck Angel, and others.
The Trials of Ted Haggard
Alexandra Pelosi talks with former minister Ted Haggard who was exiled from his church in the wake of a sex-and-drugs scandal.
The Truth About Killer Robots
An eerie, eye-opening work of science nonfiction, this documentary charts incidents in which robots caused the deaths of humans.
The Undocumented Lawyer
When a client takes sanctuary in a church, undocumented attorney Lizbeth Mateo's own experience guides their fight for justice.
The Vagina Monologues
This special based on Eve Ensler's hit stage show features candid, funny and painful insights from women on their most intimate body part.
The Weight of Gold
The widespread mental health issues among Olympic athletes are examined in this documentary.
The Words That Built America
Celebrate our country's founding documents as read by celebrities, lawmakers and children in this special from Alexandra Pelosi.
There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane
An exploration of the mystery surrounding the tragic 2009 wrong-way crash that killed a mother and seven others on NY's Taconic Parkway.
They Shall Not Grow Old
Documentary about WWI utilizes state-of-the-art digital technology to restore and colorize archival footage from the Imperial War Museum.
This documentary takes a deeply affecting look at the struggles of women to overcome eating disorders.
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop
A probing look into the potential future of 'thought policing' through the headline-making case of the NYPD 'Cannibal Cop.'
Three Days of Terror: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks
Filmmaker Dan Reed chronicles the horrific events of the 2015 terror attack on the satiric weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
Told in five powerful acts, this film is an intimate and revealing look at the life and career of Tina Turner.
Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A
A California prison's experimental yard for prisoners sentenced to life without parole is the focus of this documentary.
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
Showcasing Tony Hawk’s pure joy in skateboarding, this documentary takes an all-encompassing look at his life and legendary career.
Top Ten Monks
Inside the lives of Cistercian monks of Austria whose Gregorian chants have turned them into pop stars.
Torn Apart: Separated at the Border
This film tells the stories of two mothers seeking to be reunited with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Academy Award(R) Nominee Documentary Short Subject. A profile of Breaion King whose brutal arrest was captured by police dashcams.
An inspiring chronicle of the lives of four young people and their families as they navigate growing up transgender in America's heartland.
Triangle: Remembering the Fire
This film recounts a catastrophic 1911 industrial fire in New York City and the reforms that came in its wake.
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality
An intimate portrait of Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Twist of Faith
A documentary that tells the deeply personal story of a man who confronts the trauma of his past sexual abuse at the hands of a priest.
Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story
Take an intimate dive into the life and career of the recently retired star pitcher CC Sabathia in this HBO Sports documentary.
This film spotlights a community fighting in a racially charged environment to save the African-American subculture of roller skating.
Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist
A tense documentary that follows the dramatic hunt for notorious extremist known as "Jihadi John."
Inside the hate-crime murder of a 15-year-old boy who had just begun exploring his gender identity.
Explore the life and career of American fashion icon Ralph Lauren in this fascinating portrait.
War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend
A deeply personal film about the intimate relationship between veterans and their K9 companions, both during and after combat.
Warning: This Drug May Kill You
The devastating effects of opioid addiction are seen through the eyes of four families whose lives were tragically changed.
Some of the subject matter in the following documentary may be upsetting to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. A look at PTSD.
We Are Not Done Yet
A documentary following ten veterans from varied backgrounds who come together through a USO-sponsored arts workshop.
We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest
Students take the stage in a public speaking competition in this inspiring portrait of Oakland, CA's 40th Annual MLK Oratorical Festival.
We Met In Virtual Reality
Filmed entirely inside the world of VR, this documentary captures the excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement.
We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company
Hear the incredible story of Easy Company from the men who were actually there in this riveting companion documentary to Band of Brothers.
Welcome to Chechnya
An inside look at a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
The world of competitive and creative dog grooming is the focus of this HBO Sports documentary.
Bruce Springsteen performs songs from his new album "Western Stars," backed by a full orchestra at his 100-year-old barn in New Jersey.
What Happened on September 11
The tragic events of September 11, 2001 are revisited to help a younger generation learn about that day.
When I Knew
A cross-section of 16 gay men and women relate their individual stories of self-discovery in this documentary.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Acts 1 & 2)
Parts 1 & 2 of Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Acts 3 & 4)
Parts 3 & 4 of Spike Lee's four-part HBO documentary event that recounts the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
When We Were Bullies
Filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt tracks down his fifth grade class to see what they recall from a bullying incident that occurred 50 years ago.
Which Way Home
A dramatic look at the many migrant children from Latin America who travel atop freight trains to reach the U.S.
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The powerful recollections of survivors of the atomic bombs that leveled the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Whoopi Goldberg pays tribute to the pioneering African American comedienne Jackie 'Moms' Mabley in this special.
Whoopi Goldberg's Fontaine... Why Am I Straight?
Expect the unexpected from Whoopi Goldberg in 1988 solo HBO appearance from somewhere in the frozen tundra of Alaska.
Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway
Adapted from Whoopi Goldberg's one-woman Broadway show, this special finds Whoopi performing as five wildly different characters.
Whoopi: Back to Broadway - The 20th Anniversary
Whoopi Goldberg returns to HBO and Broadway, revisiting some of her most memorable characters in an hilarious night of cutting-edge comedy.
Filmmaker/insomniac Alan Berliner's complicated relationship with sleep and the ripple effect his insomnia has on everyone around him.
This illuminating documentary follows a handful of drag legends as they revive the iconic festival Wigstock.
Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth
A candid and deeply personal look into the double life and downfall of notorious WFAN radio host Craig Carton.
Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher tells her raucous, raw and intoxicating true story in this documentary based on her hit stage production.
Women of Troy
An illuminating tale of the historic and transcendent USC 1980s women’s basketball team led by Cheryl Miller.
Year One: A Political Odyssey
A documentary examining the first year of President Joe Biden's administration.
Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn
This film revisits the tragic 1989 death of an African American teen at the hands of an Italian mob in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.