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
Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)
6.6
70 metascore

Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

95 min | Documentary

The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott's Alien - rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O'Bannon and H.R. ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Bijan Aalam, Tim Boxell, Axelle Carolyn, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 804

Everybody's Everything (2019)
5.2
73 metascore

Everybody's Everything (2019)

116 min | Documentary

A look at the life of genre blending artist and style icon, Lil Peep.

Directors: Sebastian Jones, Ramez Silyan | Stars: Rob Cavallo, Ghostemane, Horse Head, Ilovemakonnen

Votes: 147

Wrinkles the Clown (2019)
4.5
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: 173

Roger Waters - Us + Them (2019)

135 min | Documentary, Music

A look at Roger Waters' 2017-2018 concert tour.

Directors: Sean Evans, Roger Waters | Stars: Rufat Aliyev, Farshid Azizi, Nikoo Bafti, Azzurra Caccetta

Votes: 455

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: 1,250

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

Votes: 2,894

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)
8.2
77 metascore

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris

Votes: 363 | Gross: $0.16M

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: 11,815

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: 18,925 | Gross: $17.96M

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: 39,149 | Gross: $17.54M

Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: GG Allin, Merle Allin, Shireen Kadivar, Dee Dee Ramone

Votes: 2,618

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: 11,840 | Gross: $9.04M

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, Luciano Pavarotti, Bono

Votes: 822 | Gross: $4.60M

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)
8.0
84 metascore

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,318 | Gross: $1.13M

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: 14,102

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)
8.1
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: 1,690 | Gross: $4.37M

American Factory (2019)
7.6
86 metascore

American Factory (2019)

TV-14 | 115 min | Documentary

End 2008, GM closes a plant in Ohio. A Chinese billionaire/Fuyao Glass buys the plant 2014 and invests in auto glass production. There are 2000 jobs there by late 2016. USA meets PRChina.

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

Votes: 3,364

Maiden (2018)
7.5
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: 606 | Gross: $3.01M

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: 28,434

The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash (2018 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

Fans, cast members, and celebrities alike gather at Hollywood Forever Cemetary to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Disney's Hocus Pocus and its long-lasting impact.

Director: Joe DeMaio | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker

Votes: 77

Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)
5.4
70 metascore

Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues - from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Ken Auletta, Roy M. Cohn, Joseph McCarthy, Sam Roberts

Votes: 147

Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 10,548

Amazing Grace (2018)
7.6
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: 1,705 | Gross: $4.45M

Honeyland (2019)
8.2
86 metascore

Honeyland (2019)

90 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: 734 | Gross: $0.50M

Generation Iron 3 (2018)

95 min | Documentary

Traveling across the world including India, Brazil, Europe, Africa, Canada, and the USA - Generation Iron 3 will interview and follow bodybuilders, trainers, experts, and fans to determine ... See full summary »

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Sheru Aangrish, Rafael Brandao, Chris Bumstead, Hadi Choopan

Votes: 996

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: 964

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)
6.8
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: Nick Broomfield, Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen, Nancy Bacal

Votes: 403 | Gross: $1.00M

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: 17,579 | 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, Chantal Robson

Votes: 22,108

Our Godfather (2019)

92 min | Documentary

OUR GODFATHER is a feature-length documentary about Tommaso Buscetta, the first high-ranking Italian mafia boss ever to turn against Cosa Nostra. Buscetta helped convict more than 400 ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Franchetti, Andrew Meier

Votes: 399

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: 2,522

Playboy: Blondes, Brunettes, Redheads (1998 Video)

Unrated | 51 min | Documentary

Add a Plot

Director: Steve Silas | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amy Lynn Baxter, Gillian Bonner, Angel Boris Reed

Votes: 313

Hitsville: The Making of Motown (2019)

TV-14 | 112 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Miller London, Robin Terry

Votes: 299

Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea (2019 TV Special)

64 min | Documentary

Chelsea Handler explores explores how white privilege impacts American culture and the ways it's benefited her life and career.

Director: Alex Stapleton | Stars: Chelsea Handler, Ryan Haygood, Jelly Roll

Votes: 1,153

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, Biography, 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: 3,294

Aquarela (I) (2018)
7.0
80 metascore

Aquarela (I) (2018)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

Water and ice are shown around the world, in all of their many powerful forms.

Director: Viktor Kossakovsky

Votes: 405 | Gross: $0.19M

Evelyn (III) (2018)

100 min | Documentary

Following his Oscar winning The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel turns his camera on his own family as they attempt to cope with a devastating loss. When his brother, newly diagnosed as... See full summary »

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel | Star: Orlando von Einsiedel

Votes: 385

Framing John DeLorean (2019)
6.5
67 metascore

Framing John DeLorean (2019)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

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: 371 | Gross: $0.15M

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)
7.3
76 metascore

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (2019)

115 min | Documentary, Music

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Stanley Crouch, Betty Davis

Votes: 263 | Gross: $0.19M

Untouchable (2019)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the rise and fall of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein featuring interviews with former colleagues and those who accused him of sexual misconduct.

Director: Ursula Macfarlane | Stars: Erika Rosenbaum, Nannette Klatt, Ken Auletta, Ronan Farrow

Votes: 757

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: 30,819

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: 6,166

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: 77,420 | Gross: $64.26M

Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson (2017)

81 min | Documentary

In 1902 Nellie Jackson, an African-American woman born into poverty in Possum Corner, Miss., travels north to Natchez and opens "Nellie's," a brothel she ran for more than 60 years with ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Brockway, Timothy Givens

Votes: 61

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly (2019)

TV-MA | 84 min | Documentary, Music

'Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly' traces the Houston rapper's rise to super-stardom, focusing on the months surrounding ASTROWORLD.

Director: White Trash Tyler | Stars: Travis Scott, Stormi Webster

Votes: 2,158

Hail Satan? (2019)
7.3
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: 2,117 | Gross: $0.42M

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: 6,895

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: Nicholas Hitchon, Lynn Johnson, Tony Walker, Bruce Balden

Votes: 249

For Sama (2019)
8.7
90 metascore

For Sama (2019)

100 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 375 | Gross: $0.03M

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: 1,817

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