Documentary Movies
Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)

Waiting for ‘Superman’ (2010)
IMDb: 7.5
111 min

Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.

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Genre: Documentary
Under the Gun (2016)

Under the Gun (2016)

Under the Gun (2016)
IMDb: 5.3
110 min

A look at the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre where 20 children were murdered at school by a crazed gunman, but lead to no changes in American gun laws.

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Genre: Documentary
The Art of Flight (2011)

The Art of Flight (2011)

The Art of Flight (2011)
IMDb: 8.2
80 min

Iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches,…

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
IMDb: 6.9
130 min

Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the…

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Genre: Documentary
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom (2015)
IMDb: 8.4
102 min

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F….

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Genre: Documentary
Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)

Monty Python Live (Mostly) (2014)
IMDb: 7.7
162 min

Celebrate the last night of the Pythons on the big screen! – With John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)
IMDb: 7.3
20 min

Having lost a bet with documentarian Errol Morris, Werner Herzog eats his shoe.

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Genre: Documentary
Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)
IMDb: 8.0
119 min

GOING CLEAR intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of…

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Genre: Documentary
Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip 2 (2014)

Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip 2 (2014)

Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip 2 (2014)
IMDb: 7.9
94 min

In 2013 Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond embarked on what they hoped would be the perfect road trip. It started well and ended, quite frankly, very badly. Unbowed, the Top…

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The Missing Picture (2013)

The Missing Picture (2013)

The Missing Picture (2013)
IMDb: 7.4
92 min

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

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Genre: Documentary
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
IMDb: 5.9
96 min

Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.

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Leviathan (2012)

Leviathan (2012)

Leviathan (2012)
IMDb: 6.6
87 min

Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast. The very waters that once inspired Moby Dick, the film captures the harsh,…

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Genre: Documentary
The Unknown Known (2013)

The Unknown Known (2013)

The Unknown Known (2013)
IMDb: 7.1
103 min

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq…

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Maiko: Dancing Child (2015)

Maiko: Dancing Child (2015)

Maiko: Dancing Child (2015)
IMDb: 6.6
70 min

Life as a prima ballerina over 30 is tough enough for Maiko when she decides to start a family….

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Warriors (2015)

Warriors (2015)

Warriors (2015)
IMDb: 6.8
87 min

Under the shadow of Mount Kenya, young Maasai Warriors have remarkably formed a cricket team. In a community deep with tradition, where female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a rite…

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Genre: Documentary
Neanderthal Apocalypse (2015)

Neanderthal Apocalypse (2015)

Neanderthal Apocalypse (2015)
IMDb: 7.2
88 min

40, 000 years ago the steppes of Eurasia were home to our closest human relative, the Neanderthals. Recent genetic and archaeological discoveries have proven that they were not the dim-witted…

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Genre: Documentary
My Nazi Legacy (2015)

My Nazi Legacy (2015)

My Nazi Legacy (2015)
IMDb: 7.0
96 min

Can you imagine what it means to grow up as the child of a mass murderer? Hans Frank and Otto von Wächter were indicted as war criminals for their roles…

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Killing Them Safely (2015)

Killing Them Safely (2015)

Killing Them Safely (2015)
IMDb: 6.5
100 min

In the early 2000s, two brothers found tremendous success when their company began selling a device that has been called ‘the biggest revolution in law enforcement since the radio.’ But…

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For Grace (2015)

For Grace (2015)

For Grace (2015)
IMDb: 7.3
92 min

Curtis Duffy, a teen who fought and stole for the thrill, discovered his place in the kitchen after a home economics teacher nurtured his talents. After an unimaginable tragedy involving…

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Peace Officer (2015)

Peace Officer (2015)

Peace Officer (2015)
IMDb: 7.5
105 min

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of Dub Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state’s first…

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Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)

Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)

Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy (1994)
IMDb: 6.7
84 min

Stand up comedy by Martin Lawrence, filmed in the Majestic Theater in New York City. Martin Lawrence talks about everything from racism, to relationships, to his childhood.

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Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
IMDb: 7.4
127 min

Michael Moore comes home to the issue he’s been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest…

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Take Me to the River (2014)

Take Me to the River (2014)

Take Me to the River (2014)
IMDb: 6.8
95 min

Take Me to the River is a film about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis…

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180° South (2010)

180° South (2010)

180° South (2010)
IMDb: 7.6
85 min

The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.

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The Fear of 13 (2015)

The Fear of 13 (2015)

The Fear of 13 (2015)
IMDb: 7.7
96 min

After 23 years on Death Row a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed, but as his story unfolds, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems.

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A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)

A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)

A Ballerina’s Tale (2015)
IMDb: 6.4
85 min

A feature documentary on African American ballerina Misty Copeland that examines her prodigious rise, her potentially career ending injury alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet…

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Genre: Documentary
Enchanted Kingdom 3D (2014)

Enchanted Kingdom 3D (2014)

Enchanted Kingdom 3D (2014)
IMDb: 7.5
87 min

An extraordinary, spell-binding journey through the realms of nature to discover that the natural world is stranger, more magical, more mystical than anything you could possibly imagine. You’ll be propelled…

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Genre: Documentary
The Ritchie Blackmore Story (2015)

The Ritchie Blackmore Story (2015)

The Ritchie Blackmore Story (2015)
IMDb: 7.8
134 min

The Ritchie Blackmore Story traces the long and winding road of the guitar legend — from his early days as a session player (with legendary producer Joe Meek) and his…

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More Than a Game (2008)

More Than a Game (2008)

More Than a Game (2008)
IMDb: 7.6
105 min

This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James’ journey to fame.

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Ghost Adventures (2004)

Ghost Adventures (2004)

Ghost Adventures (2004)
IMDb: 8.0
87 min

In 2007, The Sci-Fi Channel premiered “Ghost Adventures,” a raw documentary in which 3 men go to Virginia City, NV and Goldfield, NV on a ghost hunting expedition. Virginia City is…

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Korengal (2014)

Korengal (2014)

Korengal (2014)
IMDb: 6.8
84 min

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

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American Hardcore (2006)

American Hardcore (2006)

American Hardcore (2006)
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

Inspired by Steven Blush’s book “American Hardcore: A tribal history” Paul Rachman’s feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and…

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Samsara (2011)

Samsara (2011)

Samsara (2011)
IMDb: 8.5
102 min

Samsara is a word that describes the ever turning wheel of life. It is a concept both intimate and vast – the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark…

Lenny Cooke (2013)

Lenny Cooke (2013)

Lenny Cooke (2013)
IMDb: 6.5
88 min

In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny…

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Doc of the Dead (2014)

Doc of the Dead (2014)

Doc of the Dead (2014)
IMDb: 6.4
81 min

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.

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Genre: Documentary
Catfish (2010)

Catfish (2010)

Catfish (2010)
IMDb: 7.1
87 min

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he’s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one…

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Aliens of the Deep (2005)

Aliens of the Deep (2005)

Aliens of the Deep (2005)
IMDb: 6.5
100 min

James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet’s most…

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Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire (2008)
IMDb: 7.7
94 min

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York’s World Trade Center twin towers, then the world’s tallest buildings….

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The Square (2013)

The Square (2013)

The Square (2013)
IMDb: 8.1
95 min

The Square, a new film by Jehane Noujaim (Control Room; Rafea: Solar Mama), looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt’s new democracy. Catapulting us…

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Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
IMDb: 7.5
106 min

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed…

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