You’d expect a documentary produced by Steven Spielberg and narrated by Meryl Streep to be worth your time, but “Five Came Back” exceeds even great expectations, beautifully tracking World War II’s effect on such Hollywood pioneers as John Ford, William Wyler and Frank Capra. For anyone with even a passing interest in American war history or film, this three-parter is required viewing.
Now streaming on Netflix
Final Four weekend may not be the best time to revisit one of the NCAA’s darkest chapters, so you may want to hold off on watching “Disgraced” until after the nets are cut. This documentary examines the 2003 murder of Baylor University star Patrick Dennehy, to which his fellow teammate Carlton Dotson pleaded guilty.
8 p.m. Friday, Showtime
“Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg” doesn’t expose many revealing stories about the enduring comic, but it’s generous when it comes to clips from late-night appearances and testimonials from superfans like Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart. A deeper, less doting documentary on the comedian is still in order.
9 p.m. Friday, Starz
Life without father
Baron Vaughn may not be one of our finest standups, but he’s a pleasant enough tour guide, especially when the destination is the birth father he’s never met. “Fatherless” takes an intimate look at a scenario familiar to many Americans but without ever feeling intrusive. Vaughn’s mom is such a valiant sweetheart, you’ll want to send her a card on Mother’s Day.
8 p.m. Sunday, Fusion