Best Documentaries on Apple TV

Last updated: March 2, 2024

If you love Documentaries and are looking for your next favorite, then you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the best Documentaries available to watch now on Apple TV. Scroll through and find the perfect one for your family. And check back often -- we're updating regularly with new additions. See more best-of lists like this .

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Dear Thirteen movie poster: Awa holds smartphone with earphones plugged in ear, wearing yellow dress and cornrows, some dialogue, credits, and title Dear Thirteen in white and green letters
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Dear Thirteen

age 13+

Coming-of-age docu has some mature themes, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Pencils Vs Pixels movie poster: A White female animation character stands at a desk, with left side image displayed as a black and white hand drawn illustration holding two pencils, and right side as a multi-colored computer-generated image touching a desktop screen with one hand. In the background, bookshelves, desk lamp, and easel and computer with male superhero depictions. The color display of the character wears a light-colored dress and auburn hair, and film title is written and digital style
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Pencils Vs Pixels

age 8+

Animation industry docu explores its magical evolution.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Another Body movie poster: A woman's face appears in dfferent pictures
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Another Body

age 16+

Docu about female deepfake porn victims; sex, language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Unstuffed: A Build-a-Bear Story: A small teddy bear in a blue tuxedo sits in a movie theater seat with a bucket of popcorn.
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Unstuffed: A Build-a-Bear Story

age 8+

Docu about popular toy brand shares its ups and downs.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Carlos Movie Poster: Carlos Santana sits in a leather chair, an electric guitar slung across his lap, wearing a brown hat and looking proudly at the camera
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Carlos

age 15+

Enjoyable rock doc on legendary guitarist; smoking, drugs.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
LIFT Movie Poster: A male ballet dancer is mid jump, and a little girl dancer looks at him
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LIFT

age 10+

Poignant, inspiring doc about shelter kids who learn ballet.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Every Body Movie Poster: Sean Saifa Wall, River Gallo, and Alicia Roth Weigel are pictured within the LGBTQIA+ flag
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Every Body

age 15+

Gripping, heartfelt, mature docu about intersex Americans.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
The YouTube Effect Movie Poster: Close up of an eye with a YouTube screen reflecting on the pupil
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The YouTube Effect

age 14+

Vital info in unfiltered docu about dangers of YouTube.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Tiger 24 Movie poster: Close shot of tiger
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Tiger 24: The Making of a Man-Eater

age 14+

Wildlife docu debates fate of a tiger; peril, gore, scares.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
The League Movie Poster: A baseball jersey and gear are pictured, with the words "The League" in black
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The League

age 11+

Insightful, informative Black baseball docu; violent images.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
The Last Rider: A young Greg LeMond cycling on his bike in color with a black and white background and the title of the film in yellow
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The Last Rider

age 13+

Cycling docu promotes resilience; reference to sexual abuse.

In Theaters (Release Year: 2023)
Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West: Poster for documentary.
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Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West

age 10+

Gorgeous but disturbing docu reveals violence to wild horses

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Refuge Movie Poster: In what looks like a painting, Chris Buckley (left) and Heval Kelli stand in front of an American flag\
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Refuge

age 15+

Moving, mature docu about cross-cultural friendship.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Girl Talk Movie poster: images of diverse girls
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Girl Talk

age 10+

Girls fight bias in male-dominated high school debate field.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
The Legend of the 81-Point Game movie poster: African American and Los Angeles Lakers guard and forward Kobe Bryant's back of his yellow jersey with the number 8 in white and the NBA player's last name in purple lettering
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The Legend of the 81-Point Game

age 14+

Inspiring docu about NBA icon Kobe Bryant; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
American Royalty movie poster: Back of Miss America Pageant contestant who is holding the crown in the right hand and facing stage spotlight, wearing a red formal gown
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American Royalty

age 14+

In-depth docu about Miss America Pageant history; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
All That Breathes movie poster: A young Indian man stares closely at a black kite bird
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All That Breathes

age 14+

Bird docu shows effects of climate change; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Plastic Earth Movie Poster: A young girl wearing sunglasses collects empty plastic bottles on a beach
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Plastic Earth

age 10+

Busy, thorough docu explores solutions to plastic problem.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
The Pez Outlaw movie poster: Stee Glew stands amid giant Pez dispensers
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The Pez Outlaw

age 10+

Sweet docu about quirky collector; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2023)
Free Puppies Movie Poster
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Free Puppies!

age 9+

Insightful, moving docu about rescuing dogs in the South.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)