With HBO Documentary Films (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)
1. Twist of Faith (2004)
TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary
A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.
Votes: 782 | Gross: $0.00M
2. Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
'Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo' goes behind prison walls to follow convict cowgirls on their journey to the 2007 Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo. In 2006, female inmates were allowed to... See full summary »
Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.01M
3. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.01M
5. Unlocking the Cage (2016)
TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for elephants, cetaceans and nonhuman apes in the U.S.
Votes: 320 | Gross: $0.03M
6. The Windmill Movie (2008)
82 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan ... See full summary »
Votes: 109 | Gross: $0.03M
8. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 415 | Gross: $0.05M
9. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,631 | Gross: $0.06M
10. Public Speaking (2010)
84 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.06M
11. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 5,380 | Gross: $0.09M
12. Afghan Star (2009)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.
Votes: 916 | Gross: $0.10M
13. Nanking (2007)
R | 88 min | Biography, History, War
Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.
Votes: 3,241 | Gross: $0.16M
16. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 6,270 | Gross: $0.65M
21. Brothers (I) (2006)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
Award-winning filmmaker Sean McGinly lost his brother Mark in the attack on the Twin Towers. Overwhelmed with grief and unwilling to let Mark fade away. Sean set out to find other men who had lost brothers on 9/11.
Director: Sean McGinly
22. John & Jane (2005)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
A entirely original blend of observational documentary and tropical science-fiction, JOHN & JANE follows the stories of six "call agents" that answer American 1-800 numbers in a Mumbai call center.
25. Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 54 min | Documentary
Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary.
27. Andrew Jenks, Room 335 (2006)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida with two friends in order to document life there and to glean what lessons he could from the senior ... See full summary »
29. Baghdad ER (2006 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary
Winner of four Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill)! The 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)--the U.S. Army's premier ... See full summary »
30. The One Percent (2006)
In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »
34. The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006)
Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short
A year in the life of children in the Province of Anhui in China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.
Real Sex (1990– )
The Best Sex: A Retrospective
TV-MA | Documentary
From food-fetish feasts, to nude beauty pageants in the tropics, to virtual sex and more, this Real Sex collection relives the most erotic, unusual and humorous segments from many of HBO's ... See full summary »
Director: Patti Kaplan
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History
Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
37. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)
TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War
An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.
Documentary | Filming
A look at the experiences of the members of the NXIVM, an organization and sex cult who made headlines for being charged with sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy.
TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary
A look at how Alabama attorney Bryan Stevenson struggles to create more fairness in the legal system.
Documentary | Post-production
An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country's military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.
Director: Paul Taylor
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary
This feature documentary tells the inside story behind the hunt for ISIS poster boy "Jihadi John" by the US and British military and intelligence services. It interrogates the twisted ... See full summary »
Director: Anthony Wonke
46. One Nation Under Stress (2019)
TV-14 | 70 min | Documentary
"One Nation Under Stress" follows Sanjay Gupta as he tries to uncover the root causes of why American life expectancy is falling and is now shorter than all other major developed countries.
48. Resolved (2007)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary
The fascinating complexity of high school debate gives way to a portrait of the equally complex racial and class bias of American education in Greg Whiteley's riveting documentary. ... See full summary »