Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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86 Metascore

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 1,741

2. Diego Maradona (2019)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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75 Metascore

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Diego Armando Maradona, Claudia Villafañe, Diego Maradona Jr., Cristiana Sinagra

Votes: 665

3. Emanuel (2019)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

8.1
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On June 17th, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.

Director: Brian Ivie | Stars: George Howard Adams, Nadine Collier, Brien Gregorie, Kyle Leatherberry

Votes: 55

4. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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87 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 5,138 | Gross: $8.86M

5. The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Documentary

7.7
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81 Metascore

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 3,473

6. Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

5.7
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In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar broke the story of Area 51 and the US government's work on alien spacecrafts. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: Bob Lazar, George Knapp, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 1,049

7. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 33,229 | Gross: $17.54M

8. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.7
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79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,156 | Gross: $0.27M

9. 5B (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

5.8
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69 Metascore

Documentary about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

Directors: Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss | Stars: Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, David Denmark, Mary Magee

Votes: 92

10. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson

Votes: 16,026 | Gross: $17.96M

11. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.0
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74 Metascore

Documentarian John Chester and his wife Molly work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Molly Chester, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 584 | Gross: $3.28M

12. Ice on Fire (2019)

88 min | Documentary

7.2
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Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to "draw" carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Leila Conners | Stars: Raymond Baltar, Leonardo DiCaprio, Linwood Gill, Brigitte Knopf

Votes: 422

13. Chernobyl (2015)

53 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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The document shows Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 30 years after the nuclear power plant failure. Although there are a lot of documentary films about that disaster, none of them pay attention ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz | Star: Jacek Podemski

Votes: 115

14. Echo In the Canyon (2018)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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69 Metascore

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Director: Andrew Slater | Stars: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck

Votes: 192 | Gross: $1.14M

15. Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

A look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Luciano Pavarotti, Phil Donahue

Votes: 117 | Gross: $1.01M

16. Last Breath (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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A deep sea diver is stranded on the seabed with 5 minutes of oxygen and no hope of rescue. With access to amazing archive this is the story of one man's impossible fight for survival.

Directors: Richard da Costa, Alex Parkinson | Stars: Duncan Allcock, Duncan Allcock, Kjetil Ove Alvestad, Stuart Anderson

Votes: 1,415

17. Wig (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wigstock was an annual drag festival which glamorously signaled the end of summer for the gay community in New York City for almost 20 years. Late one night in 1984, Lady Bunny and a few ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Joey Arias, Kevin Aviance, Willam Belli, Lady Bunny

Votes: 365

18. Chasing Happiness (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.0
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of The Jonas Brothers as they prepare their first album in six years.

Director: John Taylor | Stars: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Sophie Turner

Votes: 964

19. Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters

Votes: 92 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Liam: As It Was (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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Documentary following musician Liam Gallagher, as he attempts to make a solo comeback.

Directors: Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening | Stars: Liam Gallagher, Debbie Gwyther

Votes: 233

21. Life Overtakes Me (2019)

39 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life's uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.

Directors: Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas

Votes: 110

22. The Black Godfather (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary

7.6
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69 Metascore

Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Hank Aaron, Dina R. Andrews, Clarence Avant, Nicole Avant

Votes: 313

23. After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

5.4
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After Porn Ends 3 continues to explore whether a career as an adult performer is inherently damaging to the balance of a performer's life once retired.

Director: Brittany Andrews | Stars: Buck Angel, Joanna Angel, Christy Canyon, Manuel Ferrara

Votes: 837

24. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

7.1
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At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Shane Robson

Votes: 19,965

25. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 15,739 | Gross: $12.32M

26. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 13,744

27. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 25,717

28. John Wick Chapter 2: Wick-vizzed (2017 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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A candid look at rehearsal footage in support of a focus on pre-viz.

Director: Josh Oreck | Stars: Pedro Hollywood, J.J. Perry, Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose

Votes: 2,549

29. 16 Shots (2019)

82 min | Documentary

6.4
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79 Metascore

A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Anita Alvarez, Dean Angelo, Alma Benitez, William Calloway

Votes: 68

30. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 19,703

31. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.1
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 9,251 | Gross: $3.78M

32. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.1
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66 Metascore

The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, Dan Ariely, Tyler Shultz

Votes: 3,882

33. The Cold Blue (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

7.8
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A tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War.

Director: Erik Nelson

Votes: 226 | Gross: $0.42M

34. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 5,451

35. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

7.3
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Chronicling the creation of Game of Thrones (2011)'s final season, its most ambitious and complicated one.

Director: Jeanie Finlay | Stars: Kevin Alexander, Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, Gethin Anthony

Votes: 4,141

36. Jackass 3D (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.0
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56 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 53,380 | Gross: $117.22M

37. 63 Up (2019 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Tony Walker, Charles Furneaux, Nicholas Hitchon, Suzanne Dewey

Votes: 102

38. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.1
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81 Metascore

In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.

Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer | Stars: John Branch, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson

Votes: 7,286 | Gross: $0.07M

39. What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018)

116 min | Documentary

8.8
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Ira Steven Behr explores the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).

Directors: Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone | Stars: Wallace Shawn, Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor, Nicole de Boer

Votes: 278

40. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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94 Metascore

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 927 | Gross: $4.38M

41. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

6.8
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The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.

Director: Skye Borgman | Stars: Jan Broberg, Bob Broberg, Mary Ann Broberg, Susan Broberg

Votes: 9,728

42. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

5.8
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A behind-the-scene account of the porn world and its stars as they've never been seen before - and the no-holds-barred portrait of a true giant.

Directors: Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai | Stars: Rocco Siffredi, Anikka Albrite, Veronica Avluv, Eva Berger

Votes: 2,385

43. Return to Chernobyl (2017)

54 min | Documentary

8.0
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Chernobyl after 30 years captures imagination people all over the world. It is mysterious place with many myths and legends. After failure in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 116 ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz | Stars: Jacek Podemski, Piotr Britan, Wladymir Holosza, Aleksander Kasztanow

Votes: 44

44. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 10,790 | Gross: $0.03M

45. Heal (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.

Director: Kelly Noonan | Stars: Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Kelly Turner, Joseph Dispenza

Votes: 1,035 | Gross: $0.08M

46. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.5
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Ali Wong's stand up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Ali Wong

Votes: 4,403

47. The Brink (2019)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

5.9
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69 Metascore

A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Stephen K. Bannon, Louis Aliot, Sean Bannon, Patrick Caddell

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.11M

48. Life in the Doghouse (2018)

84 min | Documentary

8.6
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LIFE IN THE DOG HOUSE will tell the inspiring stories of Danny and Ron's Rescue (501c3). The film will showcase their unique approach to dog rescue and adoption, which has enabled them to rescue and adopt out 10,000 dogs.

Director: Ron Davis | Stars: Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw

Votes: 247

49. The Russian Five (2018)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Sport

8.4
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75 Metascore

In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

Director: Joshua Riehl | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Jim Devellano, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov

Votes: 236 | Gross: $0.44M

50. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

5.5
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After Porn Ends 2 turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most current retirees, and juxtaposes their experiences in a life after porn.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Lisa Ann, Georgina Spelvin, Darren James, Ginger Lynn

Votes: 2,093


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