Documentary Movies
The Billboard Boys

The Billboard Boys

The Billboard Boys
IMDb: 7.4
N/A

A documentary that tells the true story of three men who lived on a billboard for nearly nine months to win a modular home.

Genre: Documentary
Fiddlin’

Fiddlin’

Fiddlin’
IMDb: 8.9
96

Sister filmmakers Julie Simone and Vicki Vlasic return to their Appalachian roots to film at the world’s oldest Fiddler’s Convention. With multiple generations jamming together, Fiddlin’ is a love-letter to…

In Search of…

In Search of…

In Search of…
TMDb: 8.4
30 min

In Search of… is a television series that was broadcast weekly from 1977 to 1982, devoted to mysterious phenomena. It was created after the success of three one-hour TV documentaries…

Status: Ended
Genre: Documentary
Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin

Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin

Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin
TMDb: 8.3
50 min

Michael Palin attempts to copy the exploits of fictional character Phileas Fogg, by trying to travel around the world (without flying) in 80 days.

Status: Ended
Genre: Documentary
Finding the Funk

Finding the Funk

Finding the Funk
IMDb: 7.6
78

Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. Starting with Funk’s roots in Jazz and the James Brown bands of…

Connections

Connections

Connections
TMDb: 8.9
50,60 min

Connections is a ten-episode documentary television series and 1978 book created, written and presented by science historian James Burke. The series was produced and directed by Mick Jackson of the…

Status: Ended
Genre: Documentary
House of Children

House of Children

House of Children
IMDb: 7.4
60

A glimpse of life as seen through young people at a Zimbabwean children’s home.

Genre: Documentary
Strong

Strong

Strong
IMDb: 7.8
88

Zsolt Eross, a famous Hungarian mountain climber fights with the elements in an extraordinary environment- a hospital. After great climbs in the Himalaya he lost his right leg in an…

Unbranded

Unbranded

Unbranded
IMDb: 7.4
106

Documentary about four friends on a 3,000 mile journey across the American West on horseback.

Genre: Documentary
Buckjumping

Buckjumping

Buckjumping
IMDb: 6.9
80

Buckjumping is a cinematic journey through the soul of New Orleans. The film explores different communities as they express themselves through movement, painting a dynamic portrait of a city’s spirituality,…

Genre: Documentary
Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro

Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro

Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

A rare glimpse into the legendary career of wrestling icon, Vampiro, as he grapples with his demons and life after fame. Straight from one of wrestling’s most outspoken characters, this…

Lacrau

Lacrau

Lacrau
IMDb: 6.1
99

If the scorpion could see and the viper could hear, there would be no escape”. The viper is deaf and the scorpion can’t see, so it is and so shall…

WAMEGO: Making Movies Anywhere

WAMEGO: Making Movies Anywhere

WAMEGO: Making Movies Anywhere
IMDb: 7.6
103

From the majestic prairie fires of Kansas, through the neon glow of a carnival, to a year-in-the-life journey on making a dream come true, this documentary follows The Balderson Family…

Genre: Documentary
69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez

69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez
IMDb: 5.1
102

Part investigative documentary, part real-life gangster movie, this film unpacks the life of polarizing rap sensation and internet troll Tekashi69, aka 69, while chronicling his meteoric rise and fall from…

Genre: Documentary
Linda and the Mockingbirds

Linda and the Mockingbirds

Linda and the Mockingbirds
IMDb: 7.1
60

A road movie with music. A song-soaked, foot-stomping trip straight to the heart of what it means to be Mexican, and to be American, and the complex joy of being…

The Black Candle

The Black Candle

The Black Candle
IMDb: 5.8
71

The origins of Kwanzaa and the seven principles upon which the pan-African holiday derives its meaning are explored in this fascinating documentary. Narrated by Maya Angelou.

Genre: Documentary
The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial

The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial

The 10th District Court: Moments of Trial
IMDb: 7.6
105

The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the grist for this documentary. Drawn from over 200 appearances before the same female judge, the director chooses a dozen or so varied…

Genre: Documentary
Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass
IMDb: 6.8
101

An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer…

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy
IMDb: 6.7
81

Cookbook author and environmental activist Diana Kennedy reflects on an unconventional life spent mastering Mexican cuisine.

Genre: Documentary
War of Art

War of Art

War of Art
IMDb: 7.1
102

What happens when a group of international artists travel to North Korea to create art like the regime have never seen before? While the world is on the verge of…

Genre: Documentary
The Art of Political Murder

The Art of Political Murder

The Art of Political Murder
IMDb: 7.4
N/A

An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country’s military accountable for the…

Genre: Documentary
Love and Wolbachia

Love and Wolbachia

Love and Wolbachia
IMDb: 4.7
94

Having made her debut with the autobiographical documentary The Duckling, Ono Sayaka directs, shoots, and edits this documentary focusing on Japan’s sexual minorities. After a man starts to wear women’s…

Genre: Documentary
Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story

Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story

Manchild: The Schea Cotton Story
IMDb: 7.7
78

Schea Cotton is the subject of one of the biggest mysteries in basketball’s history. Described as “the Lebron before Lebron,” Inglewood-native Cotton dominated the likes of Kevin Garnett and Paul…

Genre: Documentary
Savage Man Savage Beast

Savage Man Savage Beast

Savage Man Savage Beast
IMDb: 5.4
94

A notorious mondo film depicting unbelievable and bizarre rituals, animal killing and cruelty, and people being killed and eaten, all by either animals or humans against each other or themselves.

Genre: Documentary
What Would Sofia Loren Do?

What Would Sofia Loren Do?

What Would Sofia Loren Do?
IMDb: N/A
33

Nancy Vincenza Kulik, an Italian-American grandmother from Fort Lee, New Jersey, has experienced many challenges and triumphs. But she always meets life’s journey with love, resilience and joy, inspired in…

Genre: Documentary
In & Of Itself

In & Of Itself

In & Of Itself
IMDb: 9.1
90

Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question ‘Who am I?’

Genre: Documentary
Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Neil Young: Heart of Gold
IMDb: 7.7
99

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to Nashville, where he wrote and recorded…

James May at the Edge of Space

James May at the Edge of Space

James May at the Edge of Space
IMDb: 8
30

James May at the Edge of Space is a British documentary in which television presenter James May came close to fulfilling his lifelong dream to be an astronaut by flying…

Genre: Documentary
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics

Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics
IMDb: 7.7
90

A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Genre: Documentary
Tale of a Forest

Tale of a Forest

Tale of a Forest
IMDb: 7
75

FOREST TALE is a family film unique Finnish forests, the colorful and diverse life. film starring Forest by numerous individuals: the bears and deer, snakes and owls, ants, frogs and…

Ancient Astronauts: The Gods from Planet X

Ancient Astronauts: The Gods from Planet X

Ancient Astronauts: The Gods from Planet X
IMDb: 7
N/A

Genre: Documentary
The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal

The Art of the Steal
IMDb: 7.6
101

A gripping tale of intrigue and mystery in the art world, this film traces the history of the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings, which was worth billions and became the…

Genre: Documentary
Everybody Street

Everybody Street

Everybody Street
IMDb: 7.7
83

Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn turns her lens on the pioneers and masters of New York street photography. Dunn profiles artists spanning six decades, including Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen…

Genre: Documentary
Top Gear: Apocalypse

Top Gear: Apocalypse

Top Gear: Apocalypse
IMDb: 7.2
74

Just what will motoring be like in a post apocalyptic world that’s been blown to bits by nuclear bombs or a massive comet? It’s a burning question that’s on literally…

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp
IMDb: 6.8
89

‘Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp’, examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books….

Genre: Documentary
Slaughter Nick for President

Slaughter Nick for President

Slaughter Nick for President
IMDb: 8.4
73

A little-known actor discovers that he is hugely popular in Serbia.

Public Enemy Number One

Public Enemy Number One

Public Enemy Number One
IMDb: 7.3
70

PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE looks at the war on drugs from 1968 until today and looks at trigger points in history that took cannabis from being a somewhat benign criminal…

Genre: Documentary
Apache Warrior

Apache Warrior

Apache Warrior
IMDb: 6.7
N/A

The stories of the U.S. Army helicopter crews in the war-torn countries of Iraq and Afghanistan, including real-life footage of the crews providing 24-hour transport, air cover and rescue.

Genre: Documentary
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not
IMDb: 7
83

What makes a mother give away her baby? This is the big question in Sun Hee Engelstoft’s poignant heartbreaker of a film about three Korean women who have become pregnant…

Genre: Documentary
The Dog Doc

The Dog Doc

The Dog Doc
IMDb: 7.7
101

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides…

Genre: Documentary