Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating
Athlete A (2020)
7.7
86 metascore

Athlete A (2020)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Crime

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts like Maggie Nichols.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Maggie Nichols, Gina Nichols, John Nichols, Steve Berta

Votes: 2,761

Uncle Tom (2020)

Documentary

An oral history of the American black conservative.

Director: Justin Malone | Stars: Chad Jackson, Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, Larry Elder

Votes: 1,159

Dads (II) (2019)
6.0
60 metascore

Dads (II) (2019)

TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Director Bryce Dallas Howard teams up with her father, Ron Howard, to explore contemporary fatherhood through anecdotes and wisdom from famous funnymen such as Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, and more.

Director: Bryce Dallas Howard | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Ron Howard, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Fallon

Votes: 478

Disclosure (2020)
8.3
81 metascore

Disclosure (2020)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary

An in-depth look at Hollywood's depiction of transgender people and the impact of those stories on transgender lives and American culture.

Director: Sam Feder | Stars: Laverne Cox, Bianca Leigh, Jen Richards, Alexandra Billings

Votes: 1,627

Magnetic (2018)

115 min | Documentary, Sport

The tale of men and women attracted by the magnetic force of unleashed elements. The team has travelled the globe to the most remote locations, from New Zealand to Pakistan to the Islands ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Donard | Star: Wille Lindberg

Votes: 531

13th (2016)
8.3
83 metascore

13th (2016)

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

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: 28,269

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
7.9
95 metascore

I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X

Votes: 17,557 | Gross: $7.12M

Capel Green (2020)

Documentary | Post-production

Capel Green is a powerful, independent feature length documentary film about the myriad of strange occurrences which took place in and around Rendlesham Forest, close to the twin US Air ... See full summary »

Director: Dion M Johnson | Stars: Max Easton, Adam Hillier, Emma Von Schreiber, Remy Bataille

Tread (I) (2020)
7.1
66 metascore

Tread (I) (2020)

89 min | Documentary

Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and seeks to destroy those he believes have wronged him.

Director: Paul Solet | Stars: Marvin Heemeyer, Robert Fleet, Teresa Riley

Votes: 286

Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

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: 15,186

John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)
6.2
70 metascore

John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

Director: Dawn Porter | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 51

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)
6.8
64 metascore

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn (2019)

94 min | Documentary

A look at the life and work of New York power broker Roy Cohn.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Cindy Adams, Joey Adams, Peter L. Allen, Noreen Bahring

Votes: 250

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)
6.8
44 metascore

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (2020)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, 'Have a Good Trip' explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens.

Director: Donick Cary | Stars: Nick Offerman, Sting, ASAP Rocky, Bill Kreutzmann

Votes: 4,434

Free Solo (2018)
8.2
83 metascore

Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

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: 49,335 | Gross: $17.54M

Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Music

The highlights of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

Directors: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | Stars: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry, Chico Hamilton

Votes: 991

Three Identical Strangers (2018)
7.7
81 metascore

Three Identical Strangers (2018)

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

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: 22,555 | Gross: $12.32M

Paris Is Burning (1990)
8.2
82 metascore

Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

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: 11,822 | Gross: $3.78M

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)
8.3
91 metascore

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

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: 25,873 | Gross: $17.96M

The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story (2019 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary on how Adam Lambert took over from the legendary Freddie Mercury as the frontman for the rock group Queen.

Directors: Christopher Bird, Simon Lupton | Stars: Anastacia, David Bowie, Jared Braverman, Paul Cambaccini

Votes: 576

Apollo 11 (I) (2019)
8.2
88 metascore

Apollo 11 (I) (2019)

G | 93 min | Documentary, History

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: 19,238 | Gross: $9.04M

Rocco (2016)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

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: 3,059

The Fight (2020)
6.1
67 metascore

The Fight (2020)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

An inside look at the legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are facing during the Trump administration.

Directors: Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

Votes: 38

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
8.4
85 metascore

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 21,535 | Gross: $22.84M

Grizzly Man (2005)
7.8
87 metascore

Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

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: 51,332 | Gross: $3.17M

Honeyland (2019)
8.0
86 metascore

Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

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: 11,176 | Gross: $0.82M

Becoming (II) (2020)
6.8
66 metascore

Becoming (II) (2020)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for 'Becoming.'

Director: Nadia Hallgren | Stars: Adrian K. Collins, Gayle King, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

Votes: 4,227

Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018)
5.9
67 metascore

Alt-Right: Age of Rage (2018)

104 min | Documentary

In the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, an Antifa activist, combats the rise of the alt-right movement, while Richard Spencer, an alt-right leader, fights to ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Bhala Lough | Stars: Daryle Lamont Jenkins, Richard Spencer, Mark Potok, Gavin McInnes

Votes: 738

Catfish (2010)
7.1
65 metascore

Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 40,141 | Gross: $3.23M

After Porn Ends 3 (2018)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

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: Christy Canyon, Jenteal, Tera Patrick, Priya Rai

Votes: 1,296

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo (2019)

107 min | Documentary, Biography

Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Craig Balkam, Jhonnie Harris, Donal Logue, Cheech Marin

Votes: 198

Don't Crack Under Pressure (2015)

90 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Thierry Donard | Stars: Matt Annetts, Wille Lindberg, Jesse Richman

Votes: 156

Icarus (2017)
7.9
68 metascore

Icarus (2017)

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

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: 35,814

Out of Shadows (2020)

78 min | Documentary

An exposé on how Hollywood and the mainstream media manipulate the multitudes by spreading propaganda throughout their content.

Director: Mike Smith | Stars: Mike Smith, Kevin M. Shipp, Brad Martin, Liz Crokin

Votes: 869

LA 92 (2017)
8.2
66 metascore

LA 92 (2017)

R | 114 min | Documentary, History

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin | Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett, Bart Bartholomew

Votes: 4,390

The Game Changers (2018)

86 min | Documentary

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: 13,869

A Secret Love (2020)
8.0
77 metascore

A Secret Love (2020)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary

Falling in love in 1947, two women -- Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue -- begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice.

Director: Chris Bolan | Stars: Terry Donahue, Pat Henschel, Diana Bolan, Kim Donahue

Votes: 2,455

The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik

Votes: 17,440

American Gospel: Christ Alone (2018)

139 min | Documentary

American Gospel explores the core question of Christianity, 'What is the gospel?' Through the distorting lens of American culture.

Director: Brandon Kimber | Stars: Nabeel Qureshi, Paul Washer, Costi Hinn, Sean Demars

Votes: 554

Red Dog (2019)

105 min | Documentary

Early 1980's, the only family toddler Luke knew were the strippers, bouncers, and outcasts that called OKC's rowdiest strip club home.

Director: Casey Pinkston | Star: Luke Dick

Votes: 112

American Factory (2019)
7.4
86 metascore

American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 110 min | Documentary

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Robert Allen, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows

Votes: 15,108

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
8.3
72 metascore

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Edward Asner, Pat Benatar, Jerry Brown, Johnny Carson

Votes: 34,174 | Gross: $1.72M

The Dawn Wall (2017)
8.1
81 metascore

The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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: 12,592 | Gross: $1.08M

Roll Red Roll (2018)
7.1
83 metascore

Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Crime

An account of a notable sexual assault that took place in Steubenville, Ohio in 2012, and the role that social media played in the crime and on the community.

Director: Nancy Schwartzman | Stars: Mark Cole, Anthony Craig, Rachel Dissell, Alexandria Goddard

Votes: 1,390

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
8.1
73 metascore

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

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, Lydia Marie Hicks, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 4,443 | Gross: $4.37M

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
8.5
82 metascore

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 31,952

Jackass: The Movie (2002)
6.6
42 metascore

Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 79,671 | Gross: $64.26M

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (2020)
7.3
27 metascore

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (2020)

120 min | Documentary

Dr. Steven Greer examines details surrounding his alien-visitation "disclosure" movement.

Director: Michael Mazzola | Stars: Steven M. Greer, Phillip James

Votes: 288

The Imposter (2012)
7.5
77 metascore

The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 44,187 | Gross: $0.89M

For Sama (2019)
8.5
89 metascore

For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | 100 min | Documentary, War

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

Directors: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts | Stars: Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Sama Al-Khateab

Votes: 6,829 | Gross: $0.03M

After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

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: 7,450

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