Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 35,064

2. Seaspiracy (2021)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.2
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Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species - and uncovers alarming global corruption.

Director: Ali Tabrizi | Stars: Ali Tabrizi, Richard O'Barry, Lucy Tabrizi, Lori Marino

Votes: 21,461

3. Collective (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary

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: Liviu Iolu, Razvan Lutac, Mirela Neag, Camelia Roiu

Votes: 8,461

4. What Drives Us (2021)

88 min | Documentary

7.5
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The movie follows young bands RadKey and Starcrawler who are taking on the world one town at a time, while also telling stories of the biggest artists in the music industry, recalling the ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Henri Cash, Exene Cervenka, Arrow de Wilde, The Edge

Votes: 290

5. Why Did You Kill Me? (2021)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Crime

5.6
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The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the people who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.

Director: Fredrick Munk | Stars: Belinda Lane, Justin Theobald, Jaimie, Crystal Theobald

Votes: 2,811

6. Kid 90 (2021)

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

7.0
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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: 1,753

7. The Boy from Medellín (2020)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

5.6
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69 Metascore

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert amid intense political turmoil, in Matthew Heineman's latest documentary.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Star: J Balvin

Votes: 298

8. Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In (2021)

PG-13 | Documentary

8.6
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A look at the life and legend of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

Director: Jason Ferguson | Stars: Eric Cantona, Jason Ferguson, Alex Ferguson, Ryan Giggs

Votes: 306

9. 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: 69,989

10. The Year Earth Changed (2021)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

8.4
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A fresh new approach to the global lockdown and the uplifting stories that have come out of it. People all over the world have had the chance to engage with nature like never before.

Director: Tom Beard | Stars: David Attenborough, Bhashkar Bara, Dulu Bora, Anshul Chopra

Votes: 1,687

11. 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: 16,366

12. 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: 56,972 | Gross: $17.54M

13. The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.7
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69 Metascore

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Sergio Chamy, Romulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta

Votes: 6,215

14. The Dissident (2020)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world piece together the clues to a murder and expose a global cover up.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Omar Abdulaziz, Fahrettin Altun, John O. Brennan, Hatice Cengiz

Votes: 10,418

15. Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry (2021)

R | 140 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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72 Metascore

An intimate look at the singer-songwriter's journey, navigating life on the road, on stage, and at home, while creating her debut album.

Director: R.J. Cutler | Stars: Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Maggie Baird, Patrick O'Connell

Votes: 5,335

16. Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

TV-PG | 205 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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Elvis Presley's evolution as a musician and a man.

Director: Thom Zimny | Stars: Steve Allen, Ann-Margret, Chet Atkins, Chris Bearde

Votes: 1,489

17. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

4.2
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A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV material to homemade super 8 movies.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 6,382 | Gross: $35.00M

18. Jackass 4 (2021)

Documentary, Action, Comedy | Filming

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

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Eric André, Johnny Knoxville, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve-O

19. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

Reenactments drive this documentary investigating the mastermind behind a scam to sneak the kids of rich and famous families into top US universities.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Matthew Modine, Roger Rignack, Jillian Peterson, Courtney Rackley

Votes: 5,829

20. Crip Camp (2020)

R | 106 min | Documentary

7.7
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86 Metascore

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Directors: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham | Stars: James Lebrecht, Lionel Je'Woodyard, Joseph O'Conor, Ann Cupolo Freeman

Votes: 5,911

21. Time (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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91 Metascore

Fox Rich fights for the release of her husband, Rob, who is serving a 60-year sentence in prison.

Director: Garrett Bradley | Stars: Rob Rich II, Fox Rich, Laurence M. Rich, Mahlik Rich

Votes: 4,682

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

TV-MA | 82 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: 20,612

23. 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: 3,547

24. 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: 30,526 | Gross: $17.96M

25. Gunda (2020)

G | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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90 Metascore

Documentary looks at the daily life of a pig and its farm animal companions: two cows and a one-legged chicken.

Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy | Star: Gunda

Votes: 599

26. Derek DelGaudio's in & of Itself (2020)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

8.3
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82 Metascore

Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question 'Who am I?'

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Derek DelGaudio, Hal Schulman, Jason England, Robert Herritt

Votes: 3,048

27. Absolute Proof (2021)

120 min | Documentary

3.4
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's film claiming a Chinese cyberattack 'flipped' the 2020 election.

Directors: Brannon Howse, Mike Lindell | Stars: Mike Lindell, Phil Waldron, Russ Ramsland, Shiva Ayyadurai

Votes: 576

28. Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 15,353 | Gross: $0.82M

29. Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (2021)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Family, History

8.0
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81 Metascore

Take a stroll down Sesame Street and witness the birth of the most impactful children's series in TV history. From the iconic furry characters to the songs you know by heart, learn how a gang of visionary creators changed our world.

Director: Marilyn Agrelo | Stars: Joan Ganz Cooney, Jim Henson, Jon Stone

Votes: 138

30. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke | Star: Patrick Disanto

Votes: 36,920 | Gross: $1.33M

31. The Beatles: Get Back (2021)

Documentary, Music | Post-production

Documentary about the music group The Beatles featuring in-studio footage that was shot in early 1969 for the 1970 feature film 'Let It Be.'

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

32. 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: 30,154 | Gross: $12.32M

33. Sherpa (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

7.6
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93 Metascore

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 6400 m (21,000 ft) as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Peedom | Stars: Russell Brice, Tim Medvetz, Pasang Tenzing Sherpa, Phurba Tashi Sherpa

Votes: 3,740

34. Lucy, the Human Chimp (2021 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary

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In the 1960s chimpanzee Lucy was raised as a human in an experiment conducted by psychologists from the University of Oklahoma. When Lucy was taken to live on an island in The Gambia a young student, Janis, lived with her for 6 years.

Director: Alex Parkinson | Stars: Lorna Nickson Brown, Matthew Brenher, Jacinta Mulcahy, Janis Carter

Votes: 151

35. Tina (2021)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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81 Metascore

Exclusive access to the Grammy Award-winning artist to celebrate her career.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Angela Bassett, Tina Turner, Oprah Winfrey, Kurt Loder

Votes: 2,537

36. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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72 Metascore

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jonathan Hughes, Keith Scholey | Stars: David Attenborough, Max Hughes

Votes: 27,196

37. The Truffle Hunters (2020)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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86 Metascore

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.

Directors: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw | Stars: Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù, Aurelio Conterno

Votes: 392

38. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.9
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 18,044

39. The Phenomenon (2020)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.5
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This documentary examines unidentified aerial phenomenon. With testimony from high-ranking government officials, and NASA Astronauts, Senator Harry Reid says it "makes the incredible credible."

Director: James Fox | Stars: Bill Clinton, Peter Coyote, George Knapp, Chris Mellon

Votes: 2,125

40. Playboy's Playmates Bustin' Out (2000 Video)

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary

7.1
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Playboy presents its most bodacious collection yet. We've gone back to your favorite videos to bring together 41 beautiful, buxom Playmates in scene after scene of purely endowed forms. ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Allen | Stars: Jenny McCarthy, Shauna Sand, Carrie Stevens, Anna Marie Goddard

Votes: 111

41. The Last Blockbuster (2020)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

6.8
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59 Metascore

A documentary on the last remaining Blockbuster Video, located in Bend, Oregon.

Director: Taylor Morden | Stars: Lauren Lapkus, Sandi Harding, Ken Tisher, Jared Rasic

Votes: 3,817

42. 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: 70,777 | Gross: $4.31M

43. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 54,189 | Gross: $3.17M

44. Icarus (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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68 Metascore

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Bryan Fogel, Dave Zabriskie, Don Catlin, Grigory Rodchenkov

Votes: 41,508

45. Thor: Finding Korg (2018 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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A humorous piece that looks at Waititi's work as director and digital-physical-voice actor for the film.

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Taika Waititi

Votes: 2,068

46. WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn (2021)

104 min | Documentary

6.6
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56 Metascore

An account of the six-week death spiral that brought down the company's IPO, a behind-the-scenes look at WeWork's frat-boy culture.

Director: Jed Rothstein | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashton Kutcher, Rebekah Paltrow Neumann, Adam Neumann

Votes: 1,179

47. Some Kind of Heaven (2020)

81 min | Documentary

7.3
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73 Metascore

Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.

Director: Lance Oppenheim | Stars: Dennis Dean, Lynn Henry, Anne Kincer, Reggie Kincer

Votes: 944

48. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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88 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: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Deke Slayton

Votes: 22,967 | Gross: $9.04M

49. Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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69 Metascore

After losing his memory in an accident, Alex Lewis trusts his twin brother, Marcus, to tell him about his past only to discover that he's hiding a dark secret about their childhood.

Director: Ed Perkins | Stars: Andrew Caley, Alex Lewis, Marcus Lewis, Evan Milton

Votes: 11,680

50. The Game Changers (2018)

86 min | Documentary

7.9
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A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Dotsie Bausch

Votes: 17,338 | Gross: $0.74M


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