Documentary Movies
Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Diagnosis
TMDb: 8
49 min

Dr. Lisa Sanders crowdsources diagnoses for mysterious and rare medical conditions in a documentary series based on her New York Times Magazine column.

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Genre: Documentary
25 IN 24

25 IN 24

25 IN 24
IMDb: 5.6
65

On October 24 at 10am, Jon Foreman and his friends embarked on a music journey throughout San Diego aiming to play 25 shows in 24 hours. With venues including a…

Genre: Documentary
Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America
IMDb: 7.6
68

A look at the varied new ways Americans are choosing to both find meaning and celebrate life as it comes to an end.

Genre: Documentary
Kissed by a Crocodile

Kissed by a Crocodile

Kissed by a Crocodile
IMDb: 3.4
N/A

Not Available

Genre: Documentary
Penguins

Penguins

Penguins
IMDb: 6.8
76

The story of Steve, an Adélie penguin, on a quest to find a life partner and start a family. When Steve meets with Wuzzo the emperor penguin they become friends….

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

Hitsville: The Making of Motown
IMDb: 8.5
113

The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as…

Westside Vs the World

Westside Vs the World

Westside Vs the World
IMDb: 6.4
N/A

Not Available

Genre: Documentary
Jawline

Jawline

Jawline
IMDb: 6.8
99

Sixteen-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the world of digital celebrities, builds his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl adoration as he tries to escape a dead-end life…

Genre: Documentary
Behind the Bullet

Behind the Bullet

Behind the Bullet
IMDb: 8.6
84

An in-depth look at four individuals who have pulled the trigger and the profound impact it’s had on their lives.

Genre: Documentary
Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon
IMDb: 7.6
82

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,…

Our Godfather

Our Godfather

Our Godfather
IMDb: 7.3
92

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 Mafiosi. He became…

Daughter of Shanghai

Daughter of Shanghai

Daughter of Shanghai
IMDb: 7.7
N/A

Not Available

Genre: Documentary
Shakuhachi: One Sound One Life

Shakuhachi: One Sound One Life

Shakuhachi: One Sound One Life
IMDb: 7.1
91

The shakuhachi is a famous Japanese lbamboo-flute. It was originally introduced from China into Japan in the 7th century and underwent a resurgence in the early Edo period. The film…

Genre: Documentary
JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes

JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes

JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes
IMDb: 6.7
120

An inside glimpse at the fairy tale wedding of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in 1996, including never-before-seen footage from the private event.

Genre: Documentary
Q Ball

Q Ball

Q Ball
IMDb: 6.7
97

Across the Bay from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is another Warriors team, one that plays only home games. Felony convictions derailed the lives of the San Quentin Prison…

Genre: Documentary
8 Days: To the Moon and Back

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

8 Days: To the Moon and Back
IMDb: 8.6
90

Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning…

The Day We Walked On The Moon

The Day We Walked On The Moon

The Day We Walked On The Moon
IMDb: 7.6
60

On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch…

Genre: Documentary
Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Apollo: Missions to the Moon
IMDb: 7.9
N/A

National Geographic’s riveting effort recounts all 12 crewed missions using only archival footage, photos and audio.

National Anthem Girl

National Anthem Girl

National Anthem Girl
IMDb: 5.1
76

‘National Anthem Girl’ tells the story of Long Island native, Janine Stange, who, in 2014, became the first person in U.S. history to perform The Star Spangled Banner in all…

Genre: Documentary
Framing John DeLorean

Framing John DeLorean

Framing John DeLorean
IMDb: 6.3
109

A documentary interspersed with acted scenes, this portrait of John DeLorean covers the brilliant but tragically flawed automaker’s rise to stardom and shocking down fall.

Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist

Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist

Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist
IMDb: 7.6
90

The inside story behind the hunt for ISIS poster boy “Jihadi John” by the US and British military and intelligence services. An interrogation of the twisted worldview espoused by ISIS…

Genre: Documentary
Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon

Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon

Merely Marvelous: The Dancing Genius of Gwen Verdon
IMDb: 7.6
76

Merely Marvelous is a celebration of the art and life of Broadway’s greatest dancing star, Gwen Verdon. She overcame many obstacles, including rickets, the Hollywood system, a loveless first marriage…

Genre: Documentary
Stiv

Stiv

Stiv
IMDb: 4.5
85

The life and times of Stiv Bators, legendary frontman of the Dead Boys and The Lords of The New Church.

Genre: Documentary
Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly
IMDb: 7.6
85

While crafting his Grammy-nominated album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott juggles controversy, fatherhood and career highs in this intimate documentary.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
IMDb: 8.1
102

An intimate portrait of Alabama public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, who for more than three decades has advocated on behalf of…

Genre: Documentary
Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth

Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth

Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth
IMDb: 8.3
59

“Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth” takes an investigative look into the legal battles of the global superstar. Close friends, former staff and researchers paint an intimate portrait of Jackson’s complicated…

Genre: Documentary
I Am Patrick Swayze

I Am Patrick Swayze

I Am Patrick Swayze
IMDb: 7.7
92

An inside look at the life of Patrick Swayze as told by the people who knew him best.

Calum Von Moger: Unbroken

Calum Von Moger: Unbroken

Calum Von Moger: Unbroken
IMDb: 5.6
N/A

To many in the bodybuilding world, Calum Von Moger is seen as the future of the sport. A two time Mr. Universe champion who has proven himself to have one…

Genre: Documentary
Mosul

Mosul

Mosul
IMDb: 6.7
86

The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.

Genre: Documentary, War
What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine
IMDb: 7.9
116

A documentary exploring the legacy of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the reasons it went from the black sheep of Star Trek to a beloved mainstay of the franchise, and…

Genre: Documentary
The Bastard

The Bastard

The Bastard
IMDb: 6.6
85

Ethiopian Daniel Hoek has no doubt in his mind that if his Dutch father had not abandoned him he would never have turned to crime. His Dutch father, Joop Hoek,…

Genre: Documentary
Breaking Habits

Breaking Habits

Breaking Habits
IMDb: 6.2
87

A former corporate executive fleeing a bad marriage becomes a cannabis farmer, forms a company called Sisters of the Valley and takes on the persona of a nun, Sister Kate.

Genre: Documentary
Nossa Chape

Nossa Chape

Nossa Chape
IMDb: 7.2
101

Nossa Chape tracks the rebuilding of the Chapecoense football club in Brazil after an airplane carrying the team crashed on November 28th, 2016, and left all but three of the…

They Fight

They Fight

They Fight
IMDb: 7.7
75

Coach Walt Manigan mentors young boxers at his after-school program in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8.

Genre: Documentary
Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana
IMDb: 6.3
143

Monrovia, Indiana explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting…

Genre: Documentary
F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story

F*** You All: The Uwe Boll Story
IMDb: 6.5
97

Honing his craft as an indie filmmaker in Germany in the early 90s, Uwe Boll never could have imagined the life that lay before him. From working with Oscar-winning actors…

Transmilitary

Transmilitary

Transmilitary
IMDb: 7.9
93

At a time when transgender people are banned from serving in the U.S. military, four of the thousands of transgender troops risking discharge fight to attain the freedom they so…

Genre: Documentary
A Deal with the Universe

A Deal with the Universe

A Deal with the Universe
IMDb: 5.9
90

In his debut film, assembled entirely from home video footage which he and his partner Tracey shot over the course of a decade, Barker tells the fascinating story behind their…

Genre: Documentary
Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble

Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble

Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble
IMDb: 7.6
79

Investigative journalists, scientists, and citizens trace the fallout of a new American fossil fuel boom. From the oil fields of West Texas to tanker traffic busting the Panama Canal at…

Genre: Documentary
Heavy Water – The Acid Drop

Heavy Water – The Acid Drop

Heavy Water – The Acid Drop
IMDb: 8.4
85

Heavy Water follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers…

Genre: Documentary