Documentary Movies
Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures
IMDb: 8.5
N/A

Alexander ‘Sasha’ Shulgin is the scientist behind more than 200 psychedelic compounds including MDMA, more commonly known as Esctasy. Considered to be one of the the greatest chemists of the…

Genre: Documentary
Five Broken Cameras

Five Broken Cameras

Five Broken Cameras
IMDb: 7.6
90

Five broken cameras – and each one has a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from…

Genre: Documentary, War
Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen

Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen
IMDb: 8.2
95

New Zealand film archivist Heperi Mita traces the cinematic legacy of his mother and trailblazing Maori filmmaker Merata Mita.

Genre: Documentary
Rise of the Superheroes

Rise of the Superheroes

Rise of the Superheroes
IMDb: 6.3
117

This is the story of how superheroes from Tim Burton’s prototype blockbuster Batman, Blade, X-Men, Spiderman to Iron Man and the Black Panther brought to life from the pages of…

Genre: Documentary
Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape
IMDb: 4.8
80

Cassette inventor Lou Ottens digs through his past to figure out why the audiotape won’t die. Rock veterans join a legion of young bands releasing music on tape to push…

Genre: Documentary
Cocaine Prison

Cocaine Prison

Cocaine Prison
IMDb: 4.9
N/A

From inside Bolivia’s craziest prison a cocaine worker, a drug mule and his little sister reveal the countries relationship with cocaine.

Genre: Documentary
The Icarus Line Must Die

The Icarus Line Must Die

The Icarus Line Must Die
IMDb: 7.3
82

Joe Cardamone, front man of The Icarus Line, navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape in the current LA music scene.

HR Finding Joseph I

HR Finding Joseph I

HR Finding Joseph I
IMDb: 6.7
92

“Finding Joseph I” is a feature documentary chronicling the eccentric life and struggles of punk rock reggae singer, Paul “HR” Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I, the legendary lead singer from Bad…

Metric: Dreams So Real

Metric: Dreams So Real

Metric: Dreams So Real
IMDb: 6.3
110

Dreams So Real, the feature-length concert documentary, captures Canadian rock group Metric’s last live performance of a year-long sold-out world tour.

Genre: Documentary
At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
IMDb: 7.2
97

A look inside the USA gymnastics sexual abuse scandal that shook the sports world in 2017 depicting a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world…

Genre: Documentary
Caniba

Caniba

Caniba
IMDb: 6.6
90

Caniba is a fresco about flesh and desire. It reflects on the discomfiting significance of cannibalism in human existence through the prism of one Japanese man, Issei Sagawa, and his…

Genre: Documentary
The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds

The Beach Boys: Making Pet Sounds
IMDb: 7.2
59

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of ‘Pet Sounds,’ Brian Wilson and surviving members of The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) revisit the…

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway

Bathtubs Over Broadway
IMDb: 6.9
87

When he started as a comedy writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young had few interests and not many friends outside of his day job. But while…

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Apollo 11
IMDb: 7.5
90

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil

Sympathy for the Devil
IMDb: 6.9
115

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL is an exhilarating, provocative motion picture. The Rolling Stones rehearse their latest song, “Sympathy For the Devil,” in a London studio. Beginning as a ballad, the…

Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House

Knock Down the House
IMDb: 7.3
85

In 2018, a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri join a movement of…

Genre: Documentary
Nanking

Nanking

Nanking
IMDb: 7.7
88

The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of…

Me, My Selfie and I with Ryan Gander

Me, My Selfie and I with Ryan Gander

Me, My Selfie and I with Ryan Gander
IMDb: 6.6
59

Celebrated conceptual artist Ryan Gander investigates the selfie – the icon of a new kind of self-regard that hardly existed just ten years ago. He discovers the roots of the…

Genre: Documentary
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé
IMDb: 8.1
137

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction
IMDb: 8.3
90

Discovering that sharks are being hunted to extinction, and with them the destruction of our life support system – activist and filmmaker Rob Stewart embarks on a dangerous quest to…

Genre: Documentary
Nureyev

Nureyev

Nureyev
IMDb: 6.5
110

An insight into the life of the world’s most famous male dancer, Rudolf Nureyev.

Genre: Documentary
Ashes and Snow

Ashes and Snow

Ashes and Snow
IMDb: 8.6
63

Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather…

Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener

Grass is Greener
IMDb: 7.1
97

Weed. Marijuana. Grass. Pot. Whatever you prefer to call it, America’s relationship with cannabis is a complicated one. In his directorial debut, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy presents an…

Genre: Documentary
Our Nixon

Our Nixon

Our Nixon
IMDb: 7.2
84

Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon’s closest aides – and convicted Watergate conspirators – offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.

Genre: Documentary
Bisbee ’17

Bisbee ’17

Bisbee ’17
IMDb: 6.4
124

It’s 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper-mining town just miles from the Mexican border. The town’s close-knit community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bisbee’s darkest hour: the…

Genre: Documentary
Momentum Generation

Momentum Generation

Momentum Generation
IMDb: 8.5
104

In the 1990s, a motley band of teen surfers from the north shore of Oahu brought professional surfing to new heights. But as their stars rose, the competition threatened to…

Genre: Documentary
Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee

Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee

Secrets of Shaolin with Jason Scott Lee
IMDb: 6.8
50

Hollywood actor Jason Scott Lee, actor in The Bruce Lee Story and himself an expert developed by Bruce Lee’s fighting style “Jeet Kune Do” fulfilled his lifelong dream: In an…

Genre: Documentary
Generation Iron 3

Generation Iron 3

Generation Iron 3
IMDb: 6.1
75

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 what the…

Genre: Documentary
Black Mother

Black Mother

Black Mother
IMDb: 6.4
77

Part film, part baptism, in BLACK MOTHER director Khalik Allah brings us on a spiritual journey through Jamaica. Soaking up its bustling metropolises and tranquil countryside, Allah introduces us to…

Genre: Documentary
Jack of all Trades

Jack of all Trades

Jack of all Trades
IMDb: 3.5
N/A

In the late 80’s/early 90’s North America’s favorite pastime was collecting baseball cards. People would invest millions, in this game of pirates treasure, by putting their mint condition gold in…

Genre: Documentary
We Blew It

We Blew It

We Blew It
IMDb: 7.4
137

How did America change from Easy Rider into Donald Trump? What became of the dreams and utopias of the 1960’s and 1970’s? What do the people who lived in that…

Genre: Documentary
Playing Hard

Playing Hard

Playing Hard
IMDb: 6.5
80

The human tale behind the creation of a blockbuster game.

Genre: Documentary
The Flat Earth

The Flat Earth

The Flat Earth
IMDb: 6.6
52

Another super polished, overly produced debacle. Delivering the gnarliest skateboarding from this year’s new breed of rippers: Jamie Foy, Chase Webb, Carlos Iqui, Michael Pulizzi and Cody Lockwood. “If anyone…

Genre: Documentary
Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film

Linotype: The Film
IMDb: 7.7
75

A feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype typecasting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional…

Genre: Documentary
Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn
IMDb: 7.3
105

Using the book ‘Fragments’, which collects Marilyn Monroe’s poems, notes and letters, and with participation from the Arthur Miller and Truman Capote estates who have contributed more material, each of…

Genre: Documentary
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
IMDb: 7.9
123

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people’s lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly…

Bronx Gothic

Bronx Gothic

Bronx Gothic
IMDb: 6.2
91

From director Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman…

Genre: Documentary
The Spy Who Fell to Earth

The Spy Who Fell to Earth

The Spy Who Fell to Earth
IMDb: 6.7
94

The life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian billionaire and Israeli spy.

Genre: Documentary
Screwball

Screwball

Screwball
IMDb: 7.1
105

Investigates the MLB’s infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez.

Genre: Documentary
Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi
IMDb: 7.3
86

Takes us to locations all around the US and shows us the heavy toll that modern technology is having on humans and the earth. The visual tone poem contains neither…