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
The Great Hack (2019)
7.0
67 metascore

The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 113 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: 8,589

Bring The Soul: The Movie (2019)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Music

Korean pop group BTS set out on a world tour.

Stars: BTS, Jung Hoseok, Jeong-guk Jeon, Park Jimin

Votes: 660 | Gross: $4.81M

Apollo 11 (2019)
8.3
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: 10,091 | Gross: $9.04M

Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 14,957 | Gross: $50.00M

The Food That Built America (2019)

Documentary, History

Food will tell the unknown stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.

Director: Nick White | Stars: Morgan Bradley, Emily Austin, Matthew Crawley, Joseph Gray

Votes: 63

Diego Maradona (2019)
7.7
75 metascore

Diego Maradona (2019)

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: Diego Armando Maradona, Claudia Villafañe, Diego Maradona Jr., Corrado Ferlaino

Votes: 1,705

Free Solo (2018)
8.2
83 metascore

Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, 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: 36,683 | Gross: $17.54M

Woodstock (2019 TV Movie)
7.6
66 metascore

Woodstock (2019 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

In August 1969, 500,000 people gathered at a farm in upstate New York. What happened there was far more than just a concert. Woodstock tells the story of a legendary event that defined a ... See full summary »

Directors: Barak Goodman, Jamila Ephron | Stars: Artie Kornfeld, Michael Lang, Joel Rosenman, Joan Baez

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.08M

One Child Nation (2019)
7.4
85 metascore

One Child Nation (2019)

R | 85 min | Documentary, History

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang | Stars: Jiaoming Pang, Brian Stuy, Longlan Stuy, Peng Wang

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.08M

Screwball (2018)
7.3
72 metascore

Screwball (2018)

105 min | Documentary

Billy Corben's true-crime dramedy investigates the MLB's infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Frankie Diaz, Bryan Blanco, Ian Mackles, Samuel Kai Taylor

Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.01M

Maiden (2018)
7.6
82 metascore

Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 392 | Gross: $2.25M

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)
7.2
54 metascore

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019)

91 min | Documentary

What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician - "The Amazing Johnathan" - becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.

Director: Benjamin Berman | Stars: The Amazing Johnathan, Eric André, Benjamin Berman, Simon Chinn

Votes: 327

Scary Stories (2019)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about children's horror classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. It includes the author's family, scholars, folklorists, artists, and children's book authors such as R.L. Stine, Q.L. Pearce, and more.

Director: Cody Meirick | Stars: Amelia Cotter, Bruce Coville, Debbie Dadey, Tracey Dils

Votes: 84

Enter the Anime (2019)

58 min | Documentary

It is a documentary aimed at newcomers to anime, and follows anime newbie, Alex Burunova, as she dives into the mysterious world of the genre. The documentary features some of the biggest ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Burunova | Stars: Shinji Aramaki, Kôzô Morishita, Tania Nolan, Yoko Takahashi

Votes: 780

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: 27,308

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
6.8
69 metascore

Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

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: 12,840 | Gross: $6.35M

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: 17,676 | 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: 13,953

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

In 1989, physicist Bob Lazar broke the story of Area 51 and the US government's work on alien spacecrafts. He blew the whistle, shocked the world, then went silent - until now.

Director: Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell | Stars: Bob Lazar, George Knapp, Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 2,857

Amazing Grace (2018)
7.8
94 metascore

Amazing Grace (2018)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Music

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, James Cleveland, Southern California Community Choir, C.L. Franklin

Votes: 1,140 | Gross: $4.45M

Hail Satan? (2019)
7.1
76 metascore

Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

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: 1,286 | Gross: $0.42M

Honeyland (2019)
8.0
86 metascore

Honeyland (2019)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

The last female beehunter 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. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.21M

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
8.0
74 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: 964 | Gross: $4.34M

Roll Red Roll (2018)
7.1
83 metascore

Roll Red Roll (2018)

80 min | Documentary

When social media, "boys will be boys", and vigilante justice collide, Steubenville, Ohio will never be the same.

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

Votes: 493

Aquarela (I) (2018)
7.0
82 metascore

Aquarela (I) (2018)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, ... See full summary »

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky

Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.02M

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, Manuel Ferrara

Votes: 916

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, Shane Robson

Votes: 21,043

Echo in the Canyon (2018)
7.1
70 metascore

Echo in the Canyon (2018)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Director: Andrew Slater | Stars: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys, Beck

Votes: 460 | Gross: $3.25M

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: 2,456

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: 16,818 | Gross: $12.32M

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: 6,839

Pavarotti (2019)
7.6
66 metascore

Pavarotti (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Spike Lee, Princess Diana, Plácido Domingo, Phil Donahue

Votes: 511 | Gross: $4.60M

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter (2019)

TV-MA | 143 min | Documentary

Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation - but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on?

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jesse Barron, Emily Bazelon, Sam Boardman, Peter Breggin

Votes: 1,315

Last Breath (2019)

90 min | Documentary

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: 1,863

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

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 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: 17,628 | Gross: $22.61M

David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)
6.6
80 metascore

David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jan Crosby, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 165 | Gross: $0.39M

After Porn Ends 2 (2017)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

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: 2,139

The Dawn Wall (2017)
8.1
81 metascore

The Dawn Wall (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

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: 8,270 | Gross: $0.07M

Icarus (I) (2017)
7.9
68 metascore

Icarus (I) (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: 30,102

Léa & I (2019)

Documentary

Best friends travel though Latin America meeting shamans, experimenting with plant medicines, and wondering about what makes a life well-lived when one of them might have half the time to live it.

Director: Camille Shooshani | Stars: Léa Moret, Camille Shooshani

Votes: 82

American Factory (2019)
6.7
84 metascore

American Factory (2019)

115 min | Documentary

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 262

FAT: A Documentary (2019)

95 min | Documentary

Health expert Vinnie Tortorich exposes the history behind widespread myths and lies regarding healthy eating, fat and weight loss.

Director: Peter Curtis Pardini | Stars: Vinnie Tortorich, Nina Teicholz, Gary Taubes, Jim Abrahams

Votes: 232

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)
8.0
76 metascore

Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Neddy Banda

Votes: 442 | Gross: $0.02M

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)
7.1
66 metascore

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

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

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: Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, John Carreyrou

Votes: 4,796

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
7.8
86 metascore

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

TV-MA | 142 min | Documentary, Music

In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Martin von Haselberg

Votes: 2,912

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: 10,353

Jack of all Trades (2018)

85 min | Documentary

An investigative look on the baseball card scandal during the 1990's.

Directors: Harvey Glazer, Stuart Stone | Stars: Stuart Stone, Harvey Glazer, Adam Rodness, Jose Canseco

Votes: 778

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)
6.9
69 metascore

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Music

An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Ron Cornelius, Helle Goldman

Votes: 218 | Gross: $0.86M

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: 5,890

Love, Antosha (2019)
8.9
79 metascore

Love, Antosha (2019)

R | 92 min | Documentary

A portrait of the extraordinary life and career of actor Anton Yelchin.

Director: Garret Price | Stars: Anton Yelchin, J.J. Abrams, Sofia Boutella, Nicolas Cage

Votes: 78 | Gross: $0.03M

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