Most Popular Documentary Titles Released 2013-01-01 to 2013-12-31
2. Nathan for You (2013– )
TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy
Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.
5. Africa (2013– )
Africa, the world's wildest continent. David Attenborough takes us on an awe-inspiring journey through one of the most diverse places in the world. We visit deserts, savannas, and jungles and meet up with some of Africa's amazing wildlife.
6. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 15,651 | Gross: $0.65M
7. Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles (2013 Video)
16 min | Documentary, Short
Get to know the major power players in Season 2 of 'Game of Thrones' with these seven profiles, including Renly and Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy and more.
9. One Direction: This Is Us (2013)
PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music
A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.
Votes: 22,324 | Gross: $28.87M
12. Generation Iron (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.
Votes: 5,997 | Gross: $0.85M
13. Mademoiselle C (2013)
R | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.
Votes: 459 | Gross: $0.04M
14. Public Sex, Private Lives (2013)
71 min | Documentary, Biography
Public Sex, Private Lives is an intimate look at the professional and private lives of porn performers Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, and Isis Love. Capturing moments of joy and struggle, ... See full summary »
15. Tricked: The Documentary (2013)
76 min | Documentary, Crime
This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.
16. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)
R | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy
Filmed at a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden, comedian Kevin Hart delivers material from his 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour.
Votes: 6,669 | Gross: $32.23M
17. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 10,091 | Gross: $4.95M
19. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Votes: 9,924 | Gross: $1.51M
21. Adolf Hitler: The Greatest Story Never Told (2013)
350 min | Documentary, History, War
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, ... See full summary »
22. I'm a Porn Star (2013)
81 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
I'm a Porn Star follows the lives of guys in the neighborhood who are likely a lot more famous than you - at least on the Internet. There are an estimated 370 million pornographic websites ... See full summary »
25. Particle Fever (2013)
99 min | Documentary
As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.
Votes: 6,070 | Gross: $0.87M
26. Trophy Kids (2013)
107 min | Documentary
From the director of Bigger Stronger Faster comes an intense look at overbearing parents in sports. The film asks the question "Do we want what's best for our children? Or do we just want ... See full summary »
28. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 5,562 | Gross: $1.21M
29. Muscle Shoals (2013)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".
Votes: 2,863 | Gross: $0.70M
30. The Crash Reel (2013)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »
32. Bridegroom (2013)
R | 80 min | Documentary, Romance
Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.
33. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History
In the quiet suburb of Cheshire, Connecticut, Jennifer Petit and her two young daughters were killed in a horrific home invasion; husband and father William Petit was the only one who ... See full summary »
34. Yume to kyôki no ôkoku (2013)
118 min | Documentary
Follows the routines of those employed at Studio Ghibli, including filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and Toshio Suzuki as they work to release two films simultaneously, The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.
35. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
R | 130 min | Documentary
A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.
Votes: 6,530 | Gross: $0.16M
37. Dirty Wars (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Votes: 8,106 | Gross: $0.37M
38. The Class of 92 (2013)
99 min | Documentary, Sport
The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »
39. The Institute (I) (2013)
92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.
41. Inside the American Mob (2013– )
Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organised crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »
42. Kids for Cash (2013)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American... See full summary »
Votes: 1,588 | Gross: $0.09M
43. The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Explosive developments - implicating both the forensics laboratory of the police department of North Carolina, and Duane Deaver, its chief - recently saw the convicted subject of 'The ... See full summary »
44. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)
120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.
Votes: 955 | Gross: $0.25M
47. Living on One Dollar (2013)
56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »
49. Snapped: Killer Couples (2013– )
60 min | Documentary
Features couples whose passion drives them to commit terrible criminal acts. Through recreations and gripping firsthand accounts, each episode takes a deep dive into the stories behind the ... See full summary »
50. Buying Sex (2013)
75 min | Documentary
Buying Sex looks at the contentious debate over pending reforms to Canadian prostitution laws, prompting us to rethink our attitudes toward the "oldest profession."