10 Websites to Watch Documentaries Online Free

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This is a list of 10 best websites to watch documentaries online for free. All of these websites offer hundreds of documentaries which you can watch right on your browser. Each website comes with documentaries in various categories and genres like Art, Biography, Comedy, History, Conspiracy, Crime, Science, Technology, Politics, and so on. You can browse the categories and stream as many documentaries as you want.

Some of these websites also allow you to add documentaries to the watchlist, submit your own documentaries, add reviews, share videos, etc. The best part about all these websites is that there is no hidden fee or registration required for watching documentaries online.

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So, here are the best websites to watch documentaries online for free.


Docur is probably one of the best website to watch documentaries online for free. There are 15 different categories for the documentaries such as Sport, Conspiracy, War, History, Music, Engineering, Gaming, Crime, etc. To watch the documentaries, you can browse these categories and sort them by release date and rating. You can also use the search bar at the top to search documentaries with ease. In addition to watching documentaries, you can also add them to your favorites, watchlist, or custom collection. If you couldn’t find any documentary on the website, then do not worry as it also allows you to suggest and submit your own documentary links.

Not only that, you can also add comments, read synopsis, rate, add reviews, and share documentaries with others via Facebook, VK, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Twitter, etc. You don’t need to register or pay for watching the documentaries, but for adding them to favorites, watchlist, submitting documentaries, etc. you would need to register for a free account. Most of the documentaries which you can find on this website are from YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Documentary Heaven:

Documentary Heaven is another free website which can be used to watch free documentaries online. It comes with tons of documentaries which you can browse from more than 35 categories including Activist, Archaeology, Atheism, Business, Celebrity, Evolution, Drugs, History, etc. Each category offers numerous documentaries and you can play them directly on the website. To make searching documentaries easy for you, it allows you to sort them by highest ratings, top 100, newest, most voted, etc.

With each documentary, there will be a small summary and option to share via Twitter, Facebook, etc. The documentaries in this website are embedded from YouTube and Vimeo. Additionally, it comes with an option using which you can submit other documentaries if they are not listed on the website.

Free Documentaries:

Free Documentaries also offers hundreds of documentaries which you can watch for free. The documentaries are available in 14 categories such as Banking & Economy, Civil Rights, Health, Internet & Media, Religious, Military & War, and more. You can browse these categories and watch all the associated documentaries. Apart from the main documentary, you can also watch the trailer, read the synopsis, and share it via StumbleUpon, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

The documentaries on this website are mostly added from DailyMotion, YouTube, and Vimeo. It also comes with a feature which allows you to manually add facts (or notes) to the documentaries. You can save the facts by creating a free account on this website. You can also submit your email id on this website to get notifications when new documentaries are added.

Documentary Tube:

Documentary Tube comes with dozens of free documentaries which are divided into more than 40 categories like Gaming, Love, Medicine, Justice, Indie, Lifestyle, Gambling, Nature, and more. It lets you browse these categories and watch all the documentaries for free. You can use the search bar to quickly find documentaries and also sort them by trending, top 100, latest, etc. It even has a “Randomize” button which you can click to randomly search for documentaries.

When you’re playing a documentary, you can also read the summary, rate it, and share with others. All the documentaries are from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and DailyMotion. It also comes with a unique feature using which you can upload your own documentaries or simply suggest some. Similar to “Free Documentaries”, you can even get email notifications when new documentaries are uploaded.

Documentary Storm

Documentary Storm has more than 20 categories with free documentaries such as Politics, Money, Psychology, Mockumentaries, Culture, Society, War, etc. You can find some of the best documentaries on this website and watch them for free. To find a documentary, you can either explore the newly added documentaries, view the list of top 100, or go through the entire database. Similar to the “Randomize” button of “Documentary Tube”, this one also comes with a “Surprise Me” option which will randomly find a documentary for you to watch.

The documentaries are embedded from The National Film Board of Canada, YouTube, Vimeo, National Geographic, and more. While watching a documentary, you will be able to about it, rate, and comment on it, etc. The best part is that you can add documentaries to your watchlist such that you can easily access them. If you want to get notified of new documentaries, then you can subscribe to this website using your email id.

Documentary Lovers:

Documentary Lovers is another free website with tons of documentaries which you can watch online. It divides the documentaries into 14 distinct categories like Environment, Economics, Inspirational, Animals, etc. You can browse these categories and then click on the associated documentaries to play them. You can also find documentaries by popularity, most rated, or from the “Top Documentaries” tab where you will be able to find and watch the trending documentaries. It even has a search bar which makes it easier for you to directly find any documentary.

Apart from watching documentaries, you can rate them, add comments, read the summary, and also share them via Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc. This website actually embeds documentaries from other websites such as Vimeo, YouTube, DailyMotion, Google Videos, and more.

Top Documentary Films:

Top Documentary Films is another free website which bundles hundreds of documentaries for you to watch. There are more than 20 categories like 9/11, Mystery, Nature, Art & Artists, Biography, Crime, Philosophy, Comedy, etc. You can simply explore all these categories and click on your favorite documentary to watch it. To easily find any documentary, you can sort them by top 100, newest, rating, votes, etc.

You don’t need to create an account to watch documentaries. While watching a documentary, you can read a quick storyline and also share it with others via Facebook, Twitter, etc. All the documentaries offered by this website are from public domains like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Snag Films:

Snag Films is another useful website which actually offers more than 10,000 movies which you can watch for free. Among these movies, there are tons of awesome documentaries categorized into Science, History, Nature, Pop Culture, Politics, and Biography. You can explore all the documentaries from popular and recent sections and play them directly on the website. Unlike the other websites in this post, Snag Films has its own embedded video player using which you can watch the documentaries.

When you’re watching a documentary, you will also see a small description, options to grade the documentary, add comments, and share via Twitter or Facebook. Some documentaries even have a trailer, reviews, and detailed synopsis. It even comes with the option to add documentaries to “Queue” such that you can access them later. You can watch documentaries without sign up, but to add them to the “Queue” or see your watch history you would require an account. The documentaries offered by this websites are from independent producers.

Films For Action:

Films For Action is another simple and free website which has hundreds of popular documentaries which you can watch online. The documentaries can be browsed from 30+ categories like Big Ideas, Cities, Community, Education, Empire, Permaculture, Vision, and so on. To quickly find and watch your favorite documentary, you can either use the search bar or sort them by New, Views, and Rating. After you play any documentary, you can also rate it, read the summary, and share on Facebook or Twitter.

All the documentaries are embedded from sites like Vimeo, Google, YouTube, etc. If you couldn’t find any specific documentary, then you can also upload your own video to this website. But, in order to do so, you would need to create an account on the website. It even allows you follow other users, discuss documentaries, and subscribe for email notifications to get notified for messages.

The Documentary Network:

The Documentary Network can also be used to watch over 1000 documentaries online for free. You can browse the documentaries from 28 different categories such as Sports, Science & Research, Nature, Art, Politics, Technology & Innovation, etc. One of the best features of this website is that you can browse documentaries by various parameters like duration, type, quality, source, tags, and more. It also has a search bar using which you can find documentaries with ease.

The documentaries are mostly from YouTube, DailyMotion, Ooyala, Vimeo, etc. This website also allows you to read the summary, add comments, and share the documentaries via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc. It also comes with an option using which you can submit your own documentaries to this website.

Closing Words:

These are some of the best websites which can help you watch documentaries online for free. All these websites are pretty amazing as they bundle a huge collection of free documentaries. Personally, I like “Docur” as apart from letting you watch documentaries, it also allows you to add them to the watchlist, favorite documentaries, add reviews, and more.

So, try these websites and watch your favorite documentary for free online.

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