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
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
8.1
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: 1,375

Diego Maradona (2019)
7.7
75 metascore

Diego Maradona (2019)

130 min | Documentary, 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., Cristiana Sinagra

Votes: 463

Ice on Fire (2019)

88 min | Documentary

Can we reverse climate change? Ice on Fire explores the many ways we reduce carbon inputs to the atmosphere and, more important, how to "draw" carbon down, bringing CO2 out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Leila Conners | Stars: Raymond Baltar, Leonardo DiCaprio, Linwood Gill, Brigitte Knopf

Votes: 353

The Central Park Five (2012)
7.7
79 metascore

The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,106 | Gross: $0.27M

Apollo 11 (2019)
8.3
87 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: Buzz Aldrin, Joan Ann Archer, Janet Armstrong, Neil Armstrong

Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $8.81M

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: 539 | Gross: $2.96M

Chernobyl (2015)

53 min | Documentary, History

The document shows Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in 30 years after the nuclear power plant failure. Although there are a lot of documentary films about that disaster, none of them pay attention ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz | Star: Jacek Podemski

Votes: 113

Pavarotti (2019)
7.5
68 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, Luciano Pavarotti, Princess Diana, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 84 | Gross: $0.51M

Chasing Happiness (2019)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of The Jonas Brothers as they prepare their first album in six years.

Director: John Taylor | Stars: Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Sophie Turner

Votes: 881

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: 32,857 | Gross: $17.54M

The Black Godfather (2019)
7.5
69 metascore

The Black Godfather (2019)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary

Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Hank Aaron, Dina R. Andrews, Clarence Avant, Nicole Avant

Votes: 276

5B (2018)
5.7
69 metascore

5B (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

Documentary about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

Directors: Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss | Stars: Alison Moed Paolercio, Cliff Morrison, David Denmark, Mary Magee

Votes: 78

The Cold Blue (2018)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

A tribute to one of the world's great filmmakers and the men of the 8th Air Force who flew mission after suicidal mission in the Second World War.

Director: Erik Nelson

Votes: 202 | Gross: $0.42M

Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

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: 10,776 | Gross: $0.03M

They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)
8.4
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: 15,889 | Gross: $17.96M

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: 832

The Russian Five (2018)
8.4
75 metascore

The Russian Five (2018)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Sport

In the late 1980s, the Detroit Red Wings worked to finally break their decades long Stanley Cup drought by extracting players from the Soviet Union, and in the process, changed the way North American hockey is played.

Director: Joshua Riehl | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Jim Devellano, Sergei Fedorov, Viacheslav Fetisov

Votes: 220 | Gross: $0.44M

Echo In the Canyon (2018)
6.8
71 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 music 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: 155 | Gross: $0.81M

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: 1,336

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

Chronicling the creation of Game of Thrones (2011)'s final season, its most ambitious and complicated one.

Director: Jeanie Finlay | Stars: Kevin Alexander, Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, Gethin Anthony

Votes: 4,044

Framing John DeLorean (2019)
7.2
67 metascore

Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary

Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Directors: Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles, Dean Winters

Votes: 61 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 15,598 | Gross: $12.32M

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: 19,849

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: 13,728

63 Up (2019 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Tony Walker, Charles Furneaux, Bruce Balden, Peter Davies

Votes: 84

Fyre (2019)
7.3
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: 25,586

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
8.3
80 metascore

Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 4,321

John Wick Chapter 2: Wick-vizzed (2017 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short

A candid look at rehearsal footage in support of a focus on pre-viz.

Director: Josh Oreck | Stars: Pedro Hollywood, J.J. Perry, Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose

Votes: 2,171

Return to Chernobyl (2017)

54 min | Documentary

Chernobyl after 30 years captures imagination people all over the world. It is mysterious place with many myths and legends. After failure in Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 116 ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Kurasz | Stars: Jacek Podemski, Piotr Britan, Wladymir Holosza, Aleksander Kasztanow

Votes: 41

13th (2016)
8.2
90 metascore

13th (2016)

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

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: 19,640

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

Votes: 901 | Gross: $4.35M

16 Shots (2019)
6.3
79 metascore

16 Shots (2019)

82 min | Documentary

A documentary examining the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the cover-up that ensued.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Anita Alvarez, Dean Angelo, Alma Benitez, William Calloway

Votes: 57

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ali Wong's stand up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: Ali Wong

Votes: 4,327

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: 9,188 | Gross: $3.78M

Love, Antosha (2019)

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: 23

Emanuel (2019)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

On June 17th, 2015, a white supremacist walked into a bible study and murdered nine African Americans. This is the story of the victims and survivors of that night.

Director: Brian Ivie | Stars: George Howard Adams, Nadine Collier, Brien Gregorie, Kyle Leatherberry

Votes: 40

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: 5,414

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: 7,182 | Gross: $0.07M

XY Chelsea (2019)
4.2
60 metascore

XY Chelsea (2019)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Director: Tim Travers Hawkins | Stars: Chelsea Manning, Nancy Hollander, Vincent J. Ward, Chase Strangio

Votes: 98

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: 2,378

Liam: As It Was (2019)

85 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following musician Liam Gallagher, as he attempts to make a solo comeback.

Directors: Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening | Stars: Liam Gallagher, Debbie Gwyther

Votes: 171

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: Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes, Dan Ariely, Tyler Shultz

Votes: 3,799

Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (2018)

PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport

Filmmaker Jason Baffa examines the personal bonds and dynamic relationships that form between golfers and caddies.

Director: Jason Baffa | Stars: Ben Crenshaw, Nick Faldo, Bill Murray, Curtis Strange

Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.06M

Jackass 3D (2010)
7.0
56 metascore

Jackass 3D (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 53,347 | Gross: $117.22M

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: 6,763

City 40 (2016)

73 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Behind the walls of a forbidden city, the only thing more dangerous than its secrets is the truth.

Director: Samira Goetschel | Stars: Lavrenti Beria, Viktor Fetisov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergei Kirillov

Votes: 1,297

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: 2,087

Hail Satan? (2019)
6.8
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: 648 | Gross: $0.42M

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: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 31,960 | Gross: $1.72M

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: 9,658

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