Best Documentaries Movies

Fire of Love Fire of Love
Fire of Love
IMDb: 7.6
93

A doomed love triangle between intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, and their beloved volcanoes.

Halftime Halftime
Halftime
IMDb: N/A
95

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of life in the spotlight in this intimate documentary.

What is a Woman? What is a Woman?
What is a Woman?
IMDb: N/A
95

Political commentator Matt Walsh explores the changing concepts of sex and gender in the digital age, particularly the transgender rights movement, anti-transgender bigotry, and what it means to be a woman.

Navalny Navalny
Navalny
IMDb: N/A
98

Follows the man who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020. During his months-long recovery, he makes shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life and decides to return home.

Return to Space Return to Space
Return to Space
IMDb: N/A
128

The inspirational rise of SpaceX as well as Elon Musk’s two-decade effort to resurrect America’s space travel ambitions.

Jackass Forever Jackass Forever
Jackass Forever
IMDb: N/A
96

Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot to the groin as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return alongside some newcomers for one final round of hilarious, wildly absurd and often dangerous displays of stunts and comedy.

The Tinder Swindler The Tinder Swindler
The Tinder Swindler
IMDb: N/A
114

Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, an Israeli conman wooed women online then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.

Being James Bond Being James Bond
Being James Bond
IMDb: N/A
46

Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his 15 year adventure as James Bond. Including never-before-seen archival footage from Casino Royale to the upcoming 25th film No Time To Die, Craig shares his personal memories in conversation with 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Bisping Bisping
Bisping
IMDb: 7.6
109

After a tumultuous decade-long career filled with injuries and missed opportunities, 38-year-old UFC middleweight Michael Bisping finally got his due, and he plans to go out swinging.

Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service
IMDb: 6.6
N/A

In the shadowy world of espionage there is no spy agency more legendary than Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Founded over 100 years ago, it has evolved into a global spying network. Better known by its old government identifier as MI6, the service didn’t officially ”exist” until 1994…

Foo Fighters: Back and Forth Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
Foo Fighters: Back and Forth
IMDb: 8.2
101

FOO FIGHTERS BACK AND FORTH chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure…

Life in a Day Life in a Day
Life in a Day
IMDb: 7.6
95

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of…

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward
IMDb: 8.1
161

Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, by director Peter Joseph, is a feature length documentary work which will present a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which…

Jackass 3D Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
IMDb: 7.0
94 min

Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by Beavis and Butt-head explaining the 3D technology behind the movie. The intro features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The movie marks the 10th anniversary of the franchise, started in 2000.

Inside Job Inside Job
Inside Job
IMDb: 8.2
109 min

A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Senna Senna
Senna
IMDb: 8.5
106 min

Senna’s remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend’s years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu
IMDb: 7.5
180

The three-hour-long documentary covers 25 years in the life of Nicolae Ceaușescu and was made using 1,000 hours of original footage from the National Archives of Romania.

Once Brothers Once Brothers
Once Brothers
IMDb: 8.5
79

Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball. Together, they lifted the Yugoslavian National team to unimaginable heights. After conquering…

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
IMDb: 8.3
107

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band’s musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the ’70s to their current heavy rock style

The Two Escobars The Two Escobars
The Two Escobars
IMDb: 8.1
100

Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellin Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The…

Hubble Hubble
Hubble
IMDb: N/A
44

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Exit Through the Gift Shop Exit Through the Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop
IMDb: 8.0
87 min

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

Louis C.K.: Hilarious Louis C.K.: Hilarious
Louis C.K.: Hilarious
IMDb: 8.3
84

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.’s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had…but would rarely…

The Cove The Cove
The Cove
IMDb: 8.4
92

The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of individuals, films makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate the hidden cove in…

Home Home
Home
IMDb: 8.5
95

With aerial footage from 54 countries, HOME is a depiction of how the Earth’s problems are all interlinked.

Iron Maiden: Flight 666 Iron Maiden: Flight 666
Iron Maiden: Flight 666
IMDb: 8.3
216

A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band’s…

Puskás Hungary Puskás Hungary
Puskás Hungary
IMDb: 8.6
116

This is a spectacular, exciting and emotional portrayal of Ferenc Puskas, the kid from Kispest who became the brightest star in the footballing galaxy.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
IMDb: 8.5
95

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she’s pregnant, one of Andrew’s many close friends,…

Presumed Guilty Presumed Guilty
Presumed Guilty
IMDb: 8.1
87

Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty…

Waltz with Bashir Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

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Sigur Rós: Heima Sigur Rós: Heima
Sigur Rós: Heima
IMDb: 8.5
97

Ethereal post-rock pioneers Sigur Rós play a string of impromptu gigs in their native Iceland after finishing a world tour in 2006. As they travel through the country, the band…

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream
IMDb: 8.6
239

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty’s famous collaborations and notorious…

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
IMDb: 8.0
83

In this hilarious arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors! For over 20…

No End in Sight No End in Sight
No End in Sight
IMDb: 8.2
102

Chronological look at the fiasco in Iraq, especially decisions made in the spring of 2003 – and the backgrounds of those making decisions – immediately following the overthrow of Saddam:…

White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
IMDb: 8.2
86

Steven Okazaki presents a deeply moving look at the painful legacy of the first — and hopefully last — uses of thermonuclear weapons in war. Featuring interviews with fourteen atomic…

Sicko Sicko
Sicko
IMDb: 8.0
123

Sicko is a Michael Moore documentary about the corrupt health care system in The United States who’s main goal is to make profit even if it means losing peoples lives….

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
IMDb: 8.2
104

Filmmaker Adam Scorgie explores the illegal marijuana industry in British Columbia, revealing how the international business is most likely more profitable than it would be if it was lawful in…

Lake of Fire Lake of Fire
Lake of Fire
IMDb: 8.2
152

An unflinching look at the how the battle over abortion rights has played out in the United States over the last 15 years.

Before Flying Back to Earth Before Flying Back to Earth
Before Flying Back to Earth
IMDb: 8.7
52

A short documentary about a hospital ward for children with leukemia in Lithuania.

Earthlings Earthlings
Earthlings
IMDb: 8.6
95

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
IMDb: 8.4
208

A chronicle of Bob Dylan’s strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to “voice of a generation” to rock star.

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
IMDb: 8.4
214

The story of Jack Johnson, the first African American Heavyweight boxing champion.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
IMDb: 8.1
107

Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, THE FOG OF WAR depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz kid…

Concert for George Concert for George
Concert for George
IMDb: 8.6
140

As a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his passing, The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
IMDb: 8.3
74

Hugo Chavez was a colourful, unpredictable folk hero who was beloved by his nation’s working class. He was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, and proved to be a tough,…

My Flesh and Blood My Flesh and Blood
My Flesh and Blood
IMDb: 8.3
83

My Flesh and Blood is a 2003 documentary film by Jonathan Karsh chronicling a year in the life of the Tom family. The Tom family is notable as the mother,…

Bowling for Columbine Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine
IMDb: 8.0
120

Why do 11,000 people die in America each year at the hands of gun violence? Talking heads yelling from every TV camera blame everything from Satan to video games. But…

Promises Promises
Promises
IMDb: 8.3
106

Documentarians Justine Shapiro and B.Z. Goldberg traveled to Israel to interview Palestinian and Israeli kids ages 11 to 13, assembling their views on living in a society afflicted with violence,…

My Voyage to Italy My Voyage to Italy
My Voyage to Italy
IMDb: 8.2
246

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Atatürk: Founder of Modern Turkey Atatürk: Founder of Modern Turkey
Atatürk: Founder of Modern Turkey
IMDb: 8.8
52

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
IMDb: 8.2
150

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
IMDb: 8.4
87

Originally conceived by Kurt Cobain, Live ! Tonight ! Sold Out !! is a video document of Nirvana’s rise from scruffy trio out of the Pacific Northwest into one of…

Baraka Baraka
Baraka
IMDb: 8.5
97

This is a paralyzingly beautiful documentary with a global vision: an odyssey through landscape and time, that is an attempt to capture the essence of life.

Island of Flowers Island of Flowers
Island of Flowers
IMDb: 8.5
13

A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. Ends? No. Isle of Flowers follows it up until its real…

The Times of Harvey Milk The Times of Harvey Milk
The Times of Harvey Milk
IMDb: 8.2
90

Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to…

Harlan County U.S.A. Harlan County U.S.A.
Harlan County U.S.A.
IMDb: 8.2
103

This film documents the coal miners’ strike against the Brookside Mine of the Eastover Mining Company in Harlan County, Kentucky in June, 1973. Eastovers refusal to sign a contract (when…

Hearts and Minds Hearts and Minds
Hearts and Minds
IMDb: 8.2
112

Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the “hearts and minds” of the Vietnamese people….

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii
IMDb: 8.6
85

Stylish film of the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd in 1971 performing a concert with no audience, in the ancient Roman Amphitheatre in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy. Songs…

The Sorrow and the Pity The Sorrow and the Pity
The Sorrow and the Pity
IMDb: 8.2
259

From 1940 to 1944, France’s Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and resistance fighters from…

Triumph Over Violence Triumph Over Violence
Triumph Over Violence
IMDb: 8.1
138

Romm’s “Ordinary Fascism” pulls out all the stops in its selection of documentary material to draw the viewer not only into absolute horror about fascism and nazism in the 1920s-1940s…

The T.A.M.I. Show The T.A.M.I. Show
The T.A.M.I. Show
IMDb: 8.2
123

Hailed by one music reviewer as “the grooviest, wildest, slickest hit ever to pound the screen,” “The T.A.M.I. Show” is an unrelenting rock spectacular starring some of the greatest pop…

For the Ones to Come For the Ones to Come
For the Ones to Come
IMDb: 8.4
105

At the instigation of the filmmakers, the young men of the Ile-aux-Coudres in the middle of the St-Lawrence River try as a memorial to their ancestors to revive the fishing…

Night and Fog Night and Fog
Night and Fog
IMDb: 8.6
32

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler’s concentration camps.

Living Russia, or The Man with a Movie Camera Living Russia, or The Man with a Movie Camera
Living Russia, or The Man with a Movie Camera
IMDb: 8.4
68

A cameraman wanders around Moscow, Kharkov, Kiev and Odessa with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.