Louis Theroux is one of the world’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers, and has become a British national treasure. On this page you will find a complete list of Theroux documentaries, with links to watch them for free here on Documentary Vine (where possible). There was already a list of these documentaries on Wikipedia, and that list contains a synopsis for each episode. This one serves a primary purpose of showing you which ones can be watched here on this site and a secondary purpose of allowing us to easily check that our Louis Theroux video streams are functional.
Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends (1998 – 2000)
Some of Theroux’s earliest work, Weird Weekends ran between January 1998 and October 2000. In each episode Theorux gives the viewer the chance to glimpse into the worlds of people or groups that they would not usually come into contact with up close, such as those with extreme views or strange hobbies. In 2001 Theroux was awarded a BAFTA for the series. There are 17 episodes of Weird Weekends in total, most of which can be watched here on Documentary Vine.
A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.
When Louis Met… (2000 – 2002)
In When Louis Met… Theroux spent time living with and following various interesting British celebrities. It ran for two series, between April 2000 and March 2002. Theroux would later be quoted as saying that there was no third series because he had difficulty finding celebrities willing to appear. All of these episodes are available to watch here on Documentary Vine.
- When Louis Met… Ann Widdecombe
- When Louis Met… Chris Eubank
- When Louis Met… Keith Harris and Orville in Panto
- When Louis Met… Max Clifford
- Living with Louis
BBC Two Specials (2003 – 2016)
Louis Theroux had become a star at the BBC by the time he started working on his BBC Two Specials, and was given the opportunity to produce feature-length documentaries. He initially returned to America for his subjects. In March 2006 he signed a deal to produce ten films over a three year period, and then another contract in February 2009 for another ten hour long documentaries with the BBC. Many of this specials are available to watch here on Documentary Vine.
- Louis and the Brothel
- Louis, Martin & Michael
- Louis and the Nazis
- Louis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
- The Most Hated Family in America
- Louis Theroux: Under the Knife
- Louis Behind Bars
- African Hunting Holiday
- Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
- Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
- A Place for Peadophiles
- The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
- America’s Medicated Kids
- Law and Disorder in Lagos
- The Ultra Zionists
- America’s Most Hated Family in Crisis
- Miami Mega Jail Part 1
- Miami Mega Jail Part 2
- America’s Most Dangerous Pets
- Extreme Love: Autism
- Extreme Love: Dementia
- Twilight of the Porn Stars
- By Reason of Insanity Part 1
- By Reason of Insanity Part 2
- Transgender Kids
- Drinking to Oblivion
- A Different Brain
LA Stories (2014)
A TV mini-series screened in 2014 consisting of three episodes which all focus on Los Angeles, filmed after Theroux had relocated himself and his family to Los Angeles. Theroux talked about his move to LA in this article, the BBC rented him a small Hollywood unit built by Charlie Chaplin and it was from that unit that he and his team produced this series.
- LA Stories: City of Dogs
- LA Stories: Edge of Life
- LA Stories: Among the Sex Offenders