Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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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: 3,614 | Gross: $8.68M

2. Last Breath (2019)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 663

3. 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: 30,209 | Gross: $17.54M

4. 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: 14,863 | Gross: $17.96M

5. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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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: 703 | Gross: $3.73M

6. The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

8.1
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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

Votes: 164 | Gross: $0.41M

7. 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: 5,112

8. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

6.8
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80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 3,716

9. 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: 19,051

10. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)

165 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.7
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One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Dick Cavett, Jackie Robinson, Ernie Terrell

Votes: 215

11. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.7
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76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 489 | Gross: $0.33M

12. Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much (2017)

TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary

6.6
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Winner of "Best Documentary" at the Orlando FIlm Festival, "Perfect Bid" explores how Slauson became adept at recording and memorizing prices of products featured on the show since its ... See full summary »

Director: C.J. Wallis | Stars: Theodore Slauson, Bob Barker, Roger Dobkowitz, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 1,146

13. Chernobyl (2015)

53 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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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: 58

14. 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: 14,756 | Gross: $12.32M

15. 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: 24,805

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

116 min | Documentary

8.9
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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, Nicole de Boer, Terry Farrell, Nana Visitor

Votes: 253

17. 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: 767

18. 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: 13,638

19. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

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

Director: Jeanie Finlay | Stars: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, David Benioff, Gwendoline Christie

20. ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (2019 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

7.1
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A look at the short, mysterious life of blues legend, Robert Johnson, who was said to have made a deal with the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi.

Director: Brian Oakes | Stars: Robert Johnson, Terry Harmonica Bean, Rory Block, Yvonne Chireau

Votes: 774

21. 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: 6,470 | Gross: $0.07M

22. 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: 9,258

23. Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)

TV-MA | 137 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Directors: Beyoncé, Ed Burke | Stars: Beyoncé, Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z, Tina Lawson

Votes: 3,467

24. 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: 3,337

25. The Legend of Cocaine Island (2018)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

6.3
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44 Metascore

A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.

Director: Theo Love | Stars: Bo Butterworth, Bri Bryant, Andy Culpepper, Greg Engleberg

Votes: 1,865

26. Return to Chernobyl (2017)

54 min | Documentary

8.2
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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: 34

27. Hidden in Plain Sight (2003)

90 min | Documentary

6.5
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56 Metascore

A feature length documentary by John H. Smihula

Director: John Smihula | Stars: Sanford Bishop, Noam Chomsky, Eduardo Galeano, Christopher Hitchens

Votes: 48

28. The Silence of Others (2018)

96 min | Documentary

8.0
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74 Metascore

The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo | Stars: María Martín, José María Galante, Carlos Slepoy, Ana Messuti

Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Foster (2018)

113 min | Documentary

7.3
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Oscar®-winning filmmakers Deborah Oppenheimer and Mark Jonathan Harris (Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport) reunite for a revealing first-hand look at the foster ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris | Stars: Earcylene Beavers, Jessica Chandler, Jacqueline Chun, Ben Colella

Votes: 96

30. Game of Thrones: The Story So Far (2017 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

8.3
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The story of Game Of thrones before the TV series.

Director: Stephanie West | Star: Sue Perkins

Votes: 418

31. Diego Maradona (2019)

130 min | Documentary, Sport

7.0
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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 | Star: Diego Armando Maradona

Votes: 12

32. 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: 2,329

33. Thor: Finding Korg (2018 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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: 29

34. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Susan Brown, Jonathan Capehart, Leora Einleger, Ari Einliger

Votes: 90 | Gross: $0.24M

35. John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.5
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Film telling the untold story of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine, exploring the creative collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono and featuring interviews and never-seen-before footage.

Director: Michael Epstein | Stars: Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Klaus Voormann, David Bailey

Votes: 438

36. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

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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: 2,040

37. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)

90 min | Documentary

7.0
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72 Metascore

The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.

Directors: Werner Herzog, André Singer | Stars: Yuri Andropov, James Baker, Leonid Brezhnev, Konstantin Chernenko

Votes: 243 | Gross: $0.10M

38. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

88 min | Documentary

8.1
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In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr

Votes: 434

39. 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: 8,894 | Gross: $3.78M

40. RBG (2018)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West | Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel, Nina Totenberg

Votes: 7,827 | Gross: $14.02M

41. Behind the Curve (2018)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

6.5
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Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to suppress the truth that the Earth is flat.

Director: Daniel J. Clark | Stars: Mark K. Sargent, Jeran Campanella, Dave Chappelle, Robbie Davidson

Votes: 4,952

42. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

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: Thomas Bach, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

Votes: 28,677

43. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 16,494 | Gross: $22.61M

44. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

5.7
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 6,714

45. Tell No One (2019)

121 min | Documentary

8.4
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The documentary follows the true and elaborate depiction of pedophilia in the Polish Catholic Church.

Director: Tomasz Sekielski | Stars: Franciszek Cybula, Irena Drewla, Stanislaw Gadecki, Slawoj Leszek Glodz

Votes: 462

46. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 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: 10,671 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Grass is Greener (2019)

97 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at America's complicated relationship with cannabis.

Director: Fab 5 Freddy | Stars: B-Real, Steven Hager, Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 520

48. Penguins (2019)

G | 76 min | Documentary

6.8
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69 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Jeff Wilson | Star: Ed Helms

Votes: 536 | Gross: $7.30M

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

5 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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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: 179

50. The Eyes of Orson Welles (2018)

115 min | Documentary

6.7
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77 Metascore

Mark Cousins dives deep into the visual world of legendary director and actor Orson Welles to reveal a portrait of the artist as he's never been seen before.

Director: Mark Cousins | Stars: Mark Cousins, Beatrice Welles, Orson Welles

Votes: 420 | Gross: $0.01M


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