Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Biography

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, Jimmy Safechuck, Wade Robson, Steve Crupi

Votes: 12,311

2. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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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: 18,995 | Gross: $17.36M

3. Apollo 11 (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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91 Metascore

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 1,589 | Gross: $5.48M

4. The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

8.2
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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: 3,424 | Gross: $0.07M

5. 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: 7,661

6. They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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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: 12,276 | Gross: $17.54M

7. Behind the Curve (2018)

96 min | Documentary

6.5
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Flat Earthers, a term synonymous with conspiracy theorists who wear tinfoil hats. Meet real Flat Earthers, a small but growing contingent of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy to ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel J. Clark | Stars: Mark K. Sargent, Jeran Campanella, Robbie Davidson, Hannalore Gerling-Dunsmore

Votes: 3,205

8. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary

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: 21,676

9. Well Groomed (2019)

88 min | Documentary

6.4
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A year immersed in the visually stunning and humorous world of competitive creative dog groomers reveals that, no matter where or how, an innate passion for creative expression is universal.

Director: Rebecca Stern | Stars: Nicole Beckman, Angela Kumpe, Catherine Opson, Adriane Pope

Votes: 34

10. 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: 12,953 | Gross: $12.32M

11. 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: 4,114

12. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

7.7
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77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 11,897 | Gross: $2.33M

13. Period. End of Sentence. (2018)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Indian women fight the stigma surrounding menstruation and begin manufacturing sanitary pads.

Director: Rayka Zehtabchi | Stars: Ajeya, Anita, Gouri Choudari, Shabana Khan

Votes: 2,990

14. After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

5.3
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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 perfomer's life once retired.

Director: Brittany Andrews | Stars: Buck Angel, Joanna Angel, Christy Canyon, Manuel Ferrara

Votes: 651

15. 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: 13,382

16. 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: 15,389 | Gross: $22.61M

17. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.7
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69 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, Tyler Shultz, Roger Parloff

Votes: 93

18. Minding the Gap (2018)

93 min | Documentary

8.1
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93 Metascore

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust-Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Director: Bing Liu | Stars: Keire Johnson, Bing Liu, Zack Mulligan

Votes: 3,775 | Gross: $0.01M

19. 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, Bill Clinton, Sharron Frontiero, James Steven Ginsburg

Votes: 7,092 | Gross: $14.02M

20. Valley Uprising (2014)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

8.2
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In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell | Stars: Peter Sarsgaard, Alex Honnold, Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins

Votes: 3,733

21. Heal (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.7
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A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.

Director: Kelly Noonan | Stars: Kelly Turner, Deepak Chopra, Patti Penn, Marianne Williamson

Votes: 717 | Gross: $0.08M

22. The Green Book: Guide to Freedom (2019 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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A deeper look into the real story of Victor H. Green's "The Negro Motorist Green Book" during the Jim Crow era and beyond.

Director: Yoruba Richen

Votes: 153

23. 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: 10,516 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Icarus (I) (2017)

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

7.9
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68 Metascore

When Bryan Fogel 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... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel, Nikita Kamaev

Votes: 27,690

25. Kinder des Kalifats (2017)

99 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 1,110 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Studio 54 (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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70 Metascore

The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Farrah Fawcett, Divine

Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $0.20M

27. After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

5.4
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After Porn Ends 2 picks up where its predecessor left off, and not only turns back the clock to meet the oldest living stars in adult film's history, but goes in depth with some of its most... See full summary »

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Ashley Adams, Brittany Andrews, Lisa Ann, Danny D

Votes: 1,937

28. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 36,519 | Gross: $72.09M

29. 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: 2,233

30. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

6.6
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69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 10,168 | Gross: $6.35M

31. 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: 6,651

32. Everybody's Everything (2019)

116 min | Documentary

9.6
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73 Metascore

A look at the life of genre blending artist and style icon, Lil Peep.

Directors: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan | Star: Lil Peep

Votes: 25

33. Live Aid (1985 TV Special)

960 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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The broadcast of the biggest benefit concert in history, organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for Ethiopian famine relief.

Director: Vincent Scarza | Stars: Bob Geldof, Bryan Adams, Stuart Adamson, Mo Amin

Votes: 1,847

34. Wasted Talent (2018)

66 min | Documentary

4.9
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Wasted Talent is a gritty documentary where director Steve Stanulis and producer Noel Ashman together examine the temptations and struggles many young celebrities go through on their rise ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Stanulis | Stars: Lillo Brancato, Drea de Matteo, Steve Stanulis, Damon Dash

Votes: 39

35. Arcadia (II) (2017)

78 min | Documentary

7.4
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From the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land. From images of local ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: Laura Rennie, Ian Sexon

Votes: 100

36. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 31,121 | Gross: $4.59M

37. Generation Wealth (2018)

R | 105 min | Documentary

6.4
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53 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the pathologies that have created the richest society the world has ever seen.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Lauren Greenfield, Limo Bob, George W. Bush, Paris Cronin

Votes: 1,553 | Gross: $0.24M

38. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 54,149 | Gross: $1.61M

39. Fyre Fraud (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

6.8
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Concert promoters and rapper Ja Rule advertise a high-end festival experience that fails spectacularly when they don't plan for the infrastructure to support the venue, artists and guests.

Directors: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason | Stars: Ja Rule, Bella Hadid, Billy McFarland, Austin Mills

Votes: 3,012

40. Transformer (2017)

78 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her... See full summary »

Director: Michael Del Monte | Star: Janae Marie Kroczaleski

Votes: 722

41. Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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95 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, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton

Votes: 96

42. Combat Obscura (2018)

70 min | Documentary

7.6
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56 Metascore

For years, Miles Lagoze served in Afghanistan as a Combat Camera, shooting footage and editing videos for Marine Corps recruiting purposes. In this devastating film, Lagoze assembles his ... See full summary »

Director: Miles Lagoze

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.01M

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

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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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: 181

44. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 18,946

45. Unacknowledged (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mazzola | Stars: Richard Doty, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven M. Greer, Edgar D. Mitchell

Votes: 4,658

46. McQueen (2018)

R | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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84 Metascore

The life and career of fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen: from his start as a tailor, to launching and overseeing his eponymous line and his untimely death.

Directors: Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui | Stars: Bernard Arnault, Joseph Bennett, Detmar Blow, Isabella Blow

Votes: 4,137 | Gross: $1.26M

47. Gaga: Five Foot Two (2017)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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63 Metascore

This documentary goes behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Director: Chris Moukarbel | Stars: Sandra Amador, Michael Bearden, Tony Bennett, BloodPop

Votes: 9,534

48. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, Marko Realmonte, Kevin Clarke

Votes: 13,325 | Gross: $0.61M

49. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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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: 64,842 | Gross: $4.31M

50. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 2,810 | Gross: $1.72M


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