Most Popular Animation Documentaries
1. Life, Animated (2016)
PG | 92 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
Votes: 1,969 | Gross: $0.24M
2. Tower (2016)
96 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime
Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.
Votes: 1,189 | Gross: $0.09M
3. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
4. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 47,532 | Gross: $2.28M
5. Pear Cider and Cigarettes (2016)
35 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
The brutally honest story of Robert's turbulent relationship with a self-destructive, yet charismatic friend from childhood, who cries out for help from a military hospital in China and sets Rob on a wild ride to get him home to Vancouver.
Director: Robert Valley
6. Danny Says (2015)
Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and "culture" of the late 20th century: working for the Doors,... See full summary »
Votes: 100 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Video Games: The Movie (2014)
101 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Video Games: The Movie, a feature length documentary, aims to educate & entertain audiences about how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,789 | Gross: $0.02M
8. I Am Sun Mu (2015)
80 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Operating under a pseudonym which means 'no boundaries' - North Korean defector Sun Mu creates political pop art based on his life, homeland, and hope for a future united Korea. His hidden ... See full summary »
Director: Adam Sjöberg
Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 824 | Gross: $33.56M
10. Nuts! (I) (2016)
79 min | Documentary, Animation
The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station.
11. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
88 min | Documentary, Animation
A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
Votes: 2,711 | Gross: $0.13M
14. Chicago 10 (2007)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $0.18M
16. The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest (2014)
92 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
When a legendary escape artist comes up for parole after 30 years behind bars, a chance for freedom must be weighed against his infamous past.
18. Alien Planet (2005 TV Movie)
94 min | Documentary, Animation, Sci-Fi
The CGI or computer animated drama/documentary takes place on Darwin IV, a planet 6.5 light years from earth, with 2 suns and 60% of Earth's gravity. Having identified Darwin as a world ... See full summary »
19. The Short Films of David Lynch (2002 Video)
97 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama
A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.
20. March of the Dinosaurs (2011 TV Movie)
87 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama
Set 70 million years ago in the Cretaceous period in North America, this animated docu/drama follows the journey of a young Edmontosaurus named Scar and his herd as they migrate south for ... See full summary »
22. Leftovers (I) (2017)
70 min | Documentary, Animation
Photographer Seth Hancock was ASKED to make a documentary on a subject matter that meant nothing to him - Senior Citizens and Hunger. So he traveled across America to discover why senior ... See full summary »
23. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)
Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »
Votes: 781 | Gross: $23.55M
24. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
Votes: 4,324 | Gross: $0.09M
26. Stickman (2016 TV Movie)
64 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography | Completed
A homeless man's passion for carving walking sticks connects him to a world beyond the streets and launches him on an incredible journey that transforms him, his community, and those that reach out to help him.
Director: Margaret Galbraith
27. Tyrus (2015)
73 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
TYRUS examines the life and work of pioneering Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong. Beginning with his arrival to the immigration detention center at Angel Island in 1919, nine year old ... See full summary »
28. Yarn (2016)
79 min | Documentary, Animation
Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories.
29. The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)
111 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.
30. Victory Through Air Power (1943)
70 min | Documentary, Animation, History
An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.
33. Parallel Planes (2017)
100 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography | Completed
'Parallel Planes' is a documentary film portraying 12 American avant-garde & punk-rock musicians. It is a journey between genres, an essay on free thinking and an intimate look at how 12 critical players relate to the potential of music.
35. When Dinosaurs Roamed America (2001 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Animation, Documentary
The life of American dinosaurs is seen in amazing detail. The Feathered Dromeosaurs (Raptors) debut on this film along with the bizarre Therizinosaur. Each story is compelling and ... See full summary »
37. Hustlers Convention (2015)
96 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Released in 1973 by founding member of The Last Poets, Jalal Nuriddin, under the name Lightnin' Rod, Hustlers Convention tells the story of Sport and Spoon - two young hustlers who attend ... See full summary »
38. Old Man (2012)
7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
For more then 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate to the outside world. Until now. These are actual never before heard phone conversations between Canadian best selling author Marlin Marynick and Charles Manson.
39. Fish Out of Water (I) (2009)
Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Animation, History
A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings.
41. Last Day of Freedom (2015)
32 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police. Living Condition: Bill's Story is an animated account of his decision to... See full summary »
42. Finding Babel (2015)
88 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
The subversive masterpieces of Russian-Ukrainian writer Isaac Babel challenged the reality of life under rising totalitarianism, and led to his arrest and execution in 1940. In Finding ... See full summary »
43. 2012: Time for Change (2010)
85 min | Documentary, Animation, News
2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 307 | Gross: $0.06M
45. La montagne magique (I) (2015)
85 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
In the form of an animated docu-drama, the biography of Adam Jacek Winkler wonders through nearly half a century of history. A Polish refugee in Paris, Adam lived a boundless life, wanting ... See full summary »
47. My Depression (2014 TV Movie)
31 min | Documentary, Animation, Musical
A woman narrarates her story, portrayed in animated format, of her life with depression and the difficulties that come with it.
48. The Seventh Python (2008)
94 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
The accidental career of Neil Innes, encompassing the Bonzo Dog Band, Magical Mystery Tour, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Saturday Night Live, The Rutles and beyond.
49. The Shock Doctrine (2007)
6 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
Drawing surprising connections between market methods and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the film explores how well-known events of the recent past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the war in Iraq today.
50. Great (Isambard Kingdom Brunel) (1975)
30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
An animated film about the British engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who spearheaded numerous engineering marvels of the early 19th century - including the Thames Tunnel, the Great Western ... See full summary »