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
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: 10,950

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: 7,228 | Gross: $0.50M

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020)
7.4
65 metascore

Taylor Swift: Miss Americana (2020)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

A look at iconic pop artist Taylor Swift during a transformational time in her life as she embraces her role as a singer/songwriter and harnesses the full power of her voice.

Director: Lana Wilson | Stars: Taylor Swift, Andrea Swift, Scott Swift, Joel Little

Votes: 10,595

For Sama (2019)
8.5
89 metascore

For Sama (2019)

TV-PG | 96 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: 4,461 | Gross: $0.03M

Addicted to Sexting (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

A compelling look at the rise and proliferation of this social phenomenon from several varying perspectives and how the lives of those engaged in it are affected.

Director: Joseph Tosconi | Stars: Lisa Ann, Paul D'Angelo, Nina Hartley, Amie Harwick

Votes: 750

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: 23,238 | Gross: $17.96M

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: Farrah Laurel Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 14,610

The Game Changers (2018)

108 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: 11,845

The Cave (I) (2019)
7.4
83 metascore

The Cave (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, War

Amidst air strikes and bombings, a group of female doctors in Ghouta, Syria struggle with systemic sexism while trying to care for the injured using limited resources.

Director: Feras Fayyad | Stars: Amani Ballour, Salim Namour, Alaa

Votes: 1,448

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: 44,332 | Gross: $17.54M

Apollo 11 (2019)
8.2
88 metascore

Apollo 11 (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: 16,114 | Gross: $9.04M

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: 20,062 | Gross: $22.84M

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)
4.7
53 metascore

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Director: Michael Beach Nichols | Stars: Christopher Barcia, Trevor J. Blank, Andrew Caldwell, George Holden

Votes: 514

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: Buck Angel, Joanna Angel, Christy Canyon, Brittni De La Mora

Votes: 1,154

Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle (2020)

150 min | Documentary

One of the greatest miracles in the Bible is Moses and the Israelites trapped at the sea by Pharaoh's army, when God miraculously parts the waters, but is there any evidence that it really happened, and if so, where?

Stars: Barry Beitzel, Manfred Bietak, Jason Derouchie, Manis Friedman

Votes: 16

Tell Me Who I Am (2019)
7.7
69 metascore

Tell Me Who I Am (2019)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

What if every memory that haunts you could be erased? What if something truly horrific had happened to you and the person who loves you most could wipe that from your mind? Would you want ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 7,428

Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary, Horror

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.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 16,830

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
8.0
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, Matthew Pilachowski

Votes: 3,177 | Gross: $4.37M

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (2019)
7.2
61 metascore

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band (2019)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.

Director: Daniel Roher | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Bruce Springsteen

Votes: 76

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: 2,793

#cats_the_mewvie (2020)

90 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Michael Margolis | Stars: Mike Bridavsky, Hannah Shaw

Votes: 203

The Great Hack (2019)
7.0
67 metascore

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: 15,315

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: 7,162

Fyre (2019)
7.2
75 metascore

Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

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: 31,260

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story (2020)

109 min | Documentary

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs - the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500.

Directors: Nate Adams, Adam Carolla | Stars: Chase Austin, Doug Boles, Ian Brown, Donald Davidson

Votes: 242

The Edge of Democracy (2019)
7.1
81 metascore

The Edge of Democracy (2019)

TV-14 | 121 min | Documentary, History

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

Director: Petra Costa | Stars: Dilma Rousseff, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, Sergio Moro

Votes: 11,177

Fantastic Fungi (2019)
8.0
70 metascore

Fantastic Fungi (2019)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time-lapse journey about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago.

Director: Louie Schwartzberg | Stars: Eugenia Bone, Lori Carris, Mary P. Cosimano, Tradd Cotter

Votes: 264

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: 19,446 | Gross: $12.32M

Colectiv (2019)

109 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 236

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: Thomas Bach, Scott Brandt, Don Catlin, Sebastian Coe

Votes: 33,044

Not for Resale (2019)

86 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary on local video game stores and the final days of physical media.

Director: Kevin J. James | Stars: Frank Cifaldi, Pat Contri, Ian Ferguson, Dave Hagewood

Votes: 119

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) (2019)

TV-MA | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl) is the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write-and skateboard-in Kabul.

Director: Carol Dysinger

Votes: 559

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: Marilyn Chambers, Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 33,244 | Gross: $1.72M

The Act of Killing (2012)
8.2
90 metascore

The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 32,789 | Gross: $0.49M

Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

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, Chantal Robson

Votes: 23,519

The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,675

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: 10,760 | Gross: $1.08M

Diego Maradona (2019)
7.7
78 metascore

Diego Maradona (2019)

TV-14 | 130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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 | Stars: Pelé, Diego Armando Maradona, Claudia Villafañe, Dalma Maradona

Votes: 5,959

Samsara (I) (2011)
8.5
65 metascore

Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 31,129 | Gross: $2.67M

The Last Waltz (1978)
8.2
88 metascore

The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 15,235 | Gross: $0.32M

In Search of Darkness (2019)

264 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of '80s horror movies through the perspective of the actors, directors, producers and SFX craftspeople who made them, and their impact on contemporary cinema.

Director: David A. Weiner | Stars: Tom Atkins, Doug Bradley, John Bloom, Diana Prince

Votes: 424

Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 12,194

Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

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: 6,680

The Dissident (2020)
8.9
85 metascore

The Dissident (2020)

119 min | Documentary, Crime, Thriller

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 | Star: Jamal Khashoggi

Votes: 2,180

Lost Lives (2019)

93 min | Documentary

Inspired by the book of the same name, it records the circumstances of every man, woman and child who died in a conflict - the Northern Irish 'Troubles.' A reminder that war is hell.

Directors: Dermot Lavery Michael Hewitt, Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Roma Downey, Ciarán Hinds, Martin McCann

Votes: 32

Super Size Me (2004)
7.2
73 metascore

Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 98,026 | Gross: $11.53M

The Irishman: In Conversation (2019)

TV-MA | 23 min | Documentary, Short

A roundtable discussion about The Irishman (2019) with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 1,030

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: 78,475 | Gross: $64.26M

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: 39,310 | Gross: $3.23M

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
8.6
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: 30,857

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