Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Rescue (2021)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Drama

8.3
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A chronicle of the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Thanet Natisri, Jim Warny, John Volanthen, Derek Anderson

Votes: 374

2. The Velvet Underground (2021)

R | 121 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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87 Metascore

The Velvet Underground explores the multiple threads that converged to bring together one of the most influential bands in rock and roll.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Mary Woronov, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman, Barbara Walters

Votes: 1,217

3. Fauci (2021)

PG-13 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

5.8
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70 Metascore

A glimpse into infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and the ongoing COVID-19.

Directors: John Hoffman, Janet Tobias | Stars: Bono, George W. Bush, Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci

Votes: 11,381

4. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 23,656 | Gross: $0.65M

5. Four Hours at the Capitol (2021)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary

6.4
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73 Metascore

A chronicle of the incursion at the U.S. Capitol, when thousands of citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C., many with the intent of disrupting the certification of Joe Biden's presidency.

Director: Jamie Roberts | Stars: Nick Alvear, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Igor Bobic, Buddy Carter

Votes: 671

6. Introducing, Selma Blair (2021)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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80 Metascore

A deeply intimate and raw portrait of Selma Blair after she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and tries to slow the progression of her disease.

Director: Rachel Fleit | Star: Selma Blair

Votes: 180

7. Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story (2021 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.5
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Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his fifteen year tenure as James Bond. Includes never-before-seen archival footage spanning from 'Casino Royale' (2006) to 'No Time To Die' (2021).

Director: Baillie Walsh | Stars: Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 1,384

8. Found (I) (2021)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

The story of three American teenage girls-each adopted from China-who discover they are blood-related cousins on 23andMe. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront the burning questions they have about their lost history.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Lily Bolka, Chloe Lipitz, Sadie Mangelsdorf, Liu Hao

Votes: 211

9. Jackass Forever (2022)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy | Completed

After 11 years, the Jackass crew is back for their final crusade.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Jack Black

10. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 73,098 | Gross: $4.31M

11. Becoming Cousteau (2021)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.2
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72 Metascore

A look at the life, passions, achievements and tragedies surrounding the famous explorer and environmentalist Jacques Cousteau, featuring an archive of his newly restored footage.

Director: Liz Garbus | Star: Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Votes: 119

12. Tom Petty Somewhere You Feel Free (2021)

89 min | Documentary

8.1
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70 Metascore

Drawn from an archive of 16mm film, Tom Petty works on his 1994 album Wildflowers.

Director: Mary Wharton | Stars: Mike Campbell, George Drakoulias, Howie Epstein, Steve Ferrone

Votes: 78

13. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum: HBO First Look (2019)

TV-14 | 13 min | Documentary, Short, Action

7.6
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Keanu Reeves and Halle Berry star in the third installment of the action film series.

Stars: Halle Berry, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 11,352

14. Britney vs Spears (2021)

TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

6.4
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41 Metascore

Journalist Jenny Eliscu and filmmaker Erin Lee Carr investigate Britney Spears' fight for freedom by way of exclusive interviews and confidential evidence.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Britney Spears, Erin Lee Carr, Jenny Eliscu, Felicia Culotta

Votes: 4,913

15. The Social Dilemma (2020)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano

Votes: 75,266

16. Schumacher (2021)

12 | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Directors: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker, Michael Wech | Stars: Ross Brawn, Flavio Briatore, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, David Coulthard

Votes: 16,596

17. The One Where They Get Back Together (2021 TV Special)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.1
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An unscripted Friends reunion special.

Director: Ben Winston | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 52,577

18. Attack of the Hollywood Cliches! (2021 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.1
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A special featuring some of the most famous films along with Screenwriters, Academics and Critics as they guide through the funny, weird and controversial clichés which appear on the screens.

Directors: Sean Doherty, Ricky Kelehar, Alice Mathias | Stars: Rob Lowe, Andie MacDowell, Ira Madison III, Anna Smith

Votes: 2,471

19. My Octopus Teacher (2020)

TV-G | 85 min | Documentary

8.1
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world.

Directors: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed | Stars: Craig Foster, Tom Foster

Votes: 45,423

20. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

TV-MA | 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: Tressa Silguero, Riley Reynolds, Rachel Bernard, John Anthony

Votes: 16,966

21. The Forgotten War (2020)

56 min | Documentary

8.3
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As the second world war came to an end, the once colonized Korea was split at the 38th parallel by allied forces. Less than five years after the split North Korean forces led by Kim-Il-Sung... See full summary »

Director: Daniel L. Bernardi

Votes: 6

22. Flee (2021)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Animation

8.2
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88 Metascore

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen | Stars: Daniel Karimyar, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Milad Eskandari, Belal Faiz

Votes: 766

23. The Alpinist (2021)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary

7.8
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67 Metascore

Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. The free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. With no cameras and no margin for error, Leclerc's approach is the essence of solo adventure.

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen | Stars: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Peter Mortimer, Will Gadd

Votes: 423

24. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, 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: 60,223 | Gross: $17.54M

25. Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021)

R | 119 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain, David Chang, Helen M. Cho

Votes: 3,060

26. Val (I) (2021)

R | 109 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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73 Metascore

Documentary centering on the daily life of actor Val Kilmer featuring never-before-seen footage spanning 40 years.

Directors: Ting Poo, Leo Scott | Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Bacon, Marlon Brando, Jim Carrey

Votes: 8,193

27. Fantastic Fungi (2019)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg | Stars: Brie Larson, Andrew Weil, Giuliana Furci, Paul Stamets

Votes: 5,660

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

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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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 | Stars: Thomas Adlam, William Argent, John Ashby, Attwood

Votes: 32,235 | Gross: $17.96M

29. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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95 Metascore

Director Alexander Nanau follows a crack team of investigators at the Romanian newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they try to uncover a vast health-care fraud that enriched moguls and politicians and led to the deaths of innocent citizens.

Director: Alexander Nanau | Stars: Dan Alexandru Condrea, Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag

Votes: 10,577

30. The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash (2018 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.2
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Fans, cast members, and celebrities alike gather at Hollywood Forever Cemetery to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Disney's Hocus Pocus and its long-lasting impact.

Director: Joe DeMaio | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 120

31. Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

PG-13 | 118 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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96 Metascore

Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.

Director: Questlove | Stars: Dorinda Drake, Barbara Bland-Acosta, Darryl Lewis, Ethel Beatty

Votes: 4,347

32. The Sparks Brothers (2021)

R | 140 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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80 Metascore

A musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Beck, Jane Wiedlin

Votes: 2,360

33. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, History

7.7
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in Eastern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 13,481

34. Justin Bieber: Our World (2021)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

4.6
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47 Metascore

Lead-up to Justin Bieber's first full concert in three years and his New Year's Eve show in 2020 on the rooftop of the Beverly Hilton.

Director: Michael D. Ratner | Stars: Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun, Nick DeMoura

Votes: 477

35. Madame X (2021)

Documentary, Music

6.8
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62 Metascore

Captures Madonna's latest tour.

Directors: Ricardo Gomes, SKNX | Stars: Madonna, Ahlamalik Williams

Votes: 600

36. The Jesus Music (2021)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary

7.4
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42 Metascore

This documentary reveals Jesus Music's untold story - from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California through its transformation into the multi-billion-dollar industry of Christian Contemporary Music today.

Directors: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin | Stars: Kirk Franklin, Amy Grant, Kevin Max, Toby McKeehan

Votes: 145

37. Count Me In (2021)

81 min | Documentary, Music

6.7
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You can have rhythm without music but you can't have music without rhythm.

Director: Mark Lo | Stars: Cindy Blackman, Jess Bowen, Clem Burke, Stewart Copeland

Votes: 1,266

38. The Toolbox Killer (2021)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.9
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Story of two American serial killers and rapists who kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed five teenage girls in Southern California over a period of five months in 1979.

Stars: Lawrence Bittaker, Laura Brand, Dennis McCarthy, Stephen Kay

Votes: 87

39. 15 Minutes of Shame (2021)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

6.6
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A look at public shaming in modern day culture.

Director: Max Joseph | Stars: Monica Lewinsky, Max Joseph

Votes: 255

40. Convergence: Courage in a Crisis (2021)

R | 113 min | Documentary

4.6
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63 Metascore

While Covid-19 exacerbates vulnerabilities across the world, unsung heroes in all levels of society help the tide turn toward a brighter future.

Directors: Orlando von Einsiedel, Hassan Akkad, Lieven Corthouts, Mohammad Reza Eyni, Amber Fares, Guillermo Galdos, Lali Houghton, Sara Khaki, Wenhau Lin, Mauricio Monteiro Filho, Juhi Sharma | Stars: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Hassan Akkad, Renata Alves, Alexandra Echavarri

Votes: 143

41. American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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67 Metascore

In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters disappear in Colorado. With the heartbreaking details emerging, the family's story made headlines around the world.

Director: Jenny Popplewell | Stars: Nickole Atkinson, Jim Benemann, Luke Epple, Mark Jamieson

Votes: 23,719

42. Kid 90 (2021)

TV-MA | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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67 Metascore

An intimate look at young Hollywood starlets growing up in the 1990s, using hundreds of hours of footage captured by Soleil Moon Frye.

Director: Soleil Moon Frye | Stars: Soleil Moon Frye, Buzz Aldrin, David Arquette, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 2,499

43. Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

5.7
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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: 3,800

44. The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button (2009 Video)

175 min | Documentary

7.4
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Benjamin Button was born as a old man and aged in reverse. He was abandoned and raised in old age home and falls in love with a girl he mets there.

Director: David Prior | Stars: David Fincher, Kathleen Kennedy, Joshua Donen, Frank Marshall

Votes: 4,356

45. The Phantom (II) (2021)

82 min | Documentary

6.3
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78 Metascore

Carlos DeLuna was arrested in 1983 aged 21 for the murder of Wanda Lopez, and protested his innocence until his execution, declaring that it was another Carlos who committed the crime.

Director: Patrick Forbes

Votes: 361

46. Borrowed Future (2021)

84 min | Documentary

8.7
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There's a massive student loan crisis in America. Millions have found themselves buried beneath a mountain of debt. Entire generations are trapped. Borrowed Future uncovers the dark side of... See full summary »

Director: David DiCicco | Stars: Dave Ramsey, Seth Godin, Anthony O'Neal, John Delony

Votes: 24

47. 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: 2,556

48. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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

7.6
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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: 33,325 | Gross: $12.32M

49. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 36,815 | Gross: $0.49M

50. Untold: Crimes and Penalties (2021)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Crime, Sport

7.5
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They were the bad boys of hockey - a team bought by a man with mob ties, run by his 17 year old son, and with a rep for being as violent as they were good. The story of the Danbury Trashers.

Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way | Stars: Richard Brosal, James Galante, A.J. Galante, Ed Adams

Votes: 2,383


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