What are the best documentaries on YouTube?

  • #1
    EF
    Written on September 4, 2017
    Ethan Fisher
    "I watched this last night on YouTube and it explored all aspects of trading in illegal drugs on the dark web. I couldn't believe how easy it was to buy any type of drug in such a way. All you need is a credit card and you can get anything sent to you. Scary stuff, especially if you're a parent."
  • #2
    AC
    Written on September 4, 2017
    Albert Clark
    "Before the Flood was entertaining. I laughed much of the way through because it was so ridiculous. We're told that climate change will destroy mankind by a private-jet-flying, yacht-motoring, multi-mansion owning Leonardo DiCaprio while he tells us to turn down our thermostats and walk or ride bikes everywhere. No thanks."
  • #3
    SB
    Written on September 4, 2017
    Samuel Bryant
    "Zeitgeist makes you think about many aspects of life in general. It gave me new perspectives on issues that I had not thought of before. My only complaint about the documentary is it's length. It was too long and should have been cut down by an hour."
  • #4
    JC
    Written on September 4, 2017
    Justin Coleman
    "Who doesn't want to know who was the Zodiac Killer. He is at the center of one of the most puzzling and interesting serial killer cases in U.S history. I would love to see a documentary like this. This is what I would love to see when typing best documentaries on Youtube."
  • #5
    BD
    Written on September 4, 2017
    Bruce Delgado
    "This seems like an amazing documentary about the world that happens below the surface. If I wanted to learn some quantum theory and be confused then this is it. Seriously though, this seems like a great documentary for a Friday night."
  • #6
    KG
    Written on January 13, 2017
    Karla Gomez-Lee
    "Real Stories are wonderful because the stories are told first hand by the people who went through them. We do not all get to go and see a speaker, or talk to someone so this would be wonderful to become more informed about an event that changed someone's whole life. Who doesn't love to hear about that stuff?"
  • #7
    GW
    Written on February 13, 2017
    Gregory Walton
    "YouTube contains such a huge amount of videos covering a ton of subjects that it can be confusing looking for good documentaries to watch. The channel 'Best Documentaries on Youtube" is a nice resource and provides a good listing of docs available."
  • #8
    BC
    Written on February 6, 2017
    Bob Crawford
    "I love documentaries, but so many of the ones on youtube are just not up to snuff. These are not those, however. There are some excellent nature documentaries here, beautifully shot and in high definition. The curator here definitely chose the right name for their channel."
  • #9
    LC
    Written on February 3, 2017
    Leonard Cannon
    ""VPRO Documentaries balance between story telling and journalism" This is a more global site for our world that let's you explore the world, the worlds culture's, problems, traditions. We are more of a global society than ever before and this site embraces that."
  • #10
    MH
    Written on January 15, 2017
    Margaret Howard
    "I love nature and foreign cultures so finding this Youtube channel with plenty of documentaries about this topics was great! From the secrets of ancient tribes to the life of unknown species, Planet Doc offers a lot of videos for curious minds as mine."
  • #11
    VD
    Written on February 11, 2017
    Vanessa Defoe
    "Documentary heaven is a great website that shows documentaries that are available on youtube. It's nicely organized and had specific topics including a top 100. They have a big library and surely something for everyone."
  • #12
    DP
    Written on June 16, 2017
    Douglas Porter
    "I love documentaries, but sometimes it's hard to find them, especially if you're looking for a very specific topic on Youtube. This mega list with more than 300 items solves this problem because it's very well organized by areas. Of course, there is something to improve: I miss a small synopsis after each title, so this will avoid you spend minutes just clicking on the links guessing what is going on."
  • #13
    JR
    Written on January 8, 2017
    Jackie Riley
    "This is a great list of documentaries on youtube. My favorites arethe Quantum Theory, and the Muhammad Ali documentary. I enjoy this list because it has a lot of different variety to choose from."
  • #14
    VG
    Written on January 10, 2017
    Vishal Gabbi
    "There are some very interesting documentaries on this website. I have a long ways to go until I finish watching all of the documentaries I'm interested in. My favorite so far is "24 Hours on Craigslist". I'm looking forward to watching more documentaries and learning about some facts and history."
  • #15
    KS
    Written on January 11, 2017
    Katherine Simpson
    "After watching Netflix's "Making a Murderer" I started feeling curious to watch more documentaries about real crimes. Since I don't have Netflix subscription anymore I was looking for free resources and then I came across this list. I started to watch all the videos and I can ensure the selection is great!"

Summary

Best documentaries on YouTube
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 Storyville Silk Road Drugs, Death and the Dark Web Documentary 2017 Videos 316 Free
2 Before the Flood Movies 273 Paid
3 Zeitgeist: The Movie Movies 250 Free
4 This Is The Zodiac Speaking Videos 229 Free
5 Quantum Theory - Full Documentary HD Videos 212 Free
6 Real Stories Videos 180 Free
7 Best Documentaries on Youtube Videos 170 Free
8 Superb Documentaries Videos 143 Free
9 VPRO Documental Videos 138 Free
10 Planet Doc Full Documentaries Videos 115 Free