Documentary Movies
Anjar: Flowers, Goats and Heroes (2009)

Anjar: Flowers, Goats and Heroes (2009)

Anjar: Flowers, Goats and Heroes (2009)
IMDb: 5.8
87 min

Growing up in Lebanon during the Lebanese Civil War, the filmmaker’s life in a small Armenian village becomes forever linked to a group of 1915 genocide survivors.

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Genre: Documentary
In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World (2012)

In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World (2012)

In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World (2012)
IMDb: 7.8
N/A

How the thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth have transformed the modern world.

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Genre: Documentary
Hope: One in a Billion (2017)

Hope: One in a Billion (2017)

Hope: One in a Billion (2017)
IMDb: 4.7
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Genre: Documentary
Into Our Own Hands (2010)

Into Our Own Hands (2010)

Into Our Own Hands (2010)
IMDb: 7.2
88 min

When confronted with their lingerie factory (Starissima) going bankrupt, the employees attempt to take it over by forming a cooperative. Soon questions about fundamental economic and social issues pop up…

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Genre: Documentary
On the Way Home (2011)

On the Way Home (2011)

On the Way Home (2011)
IMDb: 7.1
57 min

This story is about a journey, a relationship and returning home. He has already been driving his truck for twenty years throughout Russia while she waits him at home. He…

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Mighty Uke (2011)

Mighty Uke (2011)

Mighty Uke (2011)
IMDb: 7.5
76 min

Mighty Uke travels the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves, connect with the…

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The Volunteers (2017)

The Volunteers (2017)

The Volunteers (2017)
IMDb: 8.3
N/A

Filmmaker River Hagg travels to war-torn Syria, in hopes of documenting the war between the YPG and ISIS. He eventually finds himself in a volunteer unit, the only medics on…

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Genre: Documentary, War
California High (2015)

California High (2015)

California High (2015)
IMDb: 7.5
80 min

California has been arguing over whether or not marijuana should be legal for over 100 years. Now there’s a new judge in this trial – you.

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Genre: Documentary
Jihad: A Story Of The Others (2015)

Jihad: A Story Of The Others (2015)

Jihad: A Story Of The Others (2015)
IMDb: 6.2
50 min

An unflinching but sensitive and personal examination of jihadism and radicalisation, its causes and its possible solutions.

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Genre: Documentary
21 Up (1977)

21 Up (1977)

21 Up (1977)
IMDb: 8.1
100 min

After another 7 year wait, director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children from Seven Up! and 7 Plus Seven. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes…

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Genre: Documentary
The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)
IMDb: 5.2
87 min

A documentary-style drama based on true accounts of the Fouke Monster in Arkansas, Boggy Creek focuses on the lives of back country people and their culture while chronicling sightings of…

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My Rembrandt (2019)

My Rembrandt (2019)

My Rembrandt (2019)
IMDb: 7.2
97 min

This is set in the world of the Old Masters and offers a mosaic of gripping stories in which unrestrained passion for Rembrandt’s paintings leads to dramatic developments and unexpected…

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Genre: Documentary
Make Believe (2011)

Make Believe (2011)

Make Believe (2011)
IMDb: 7.0
88 min

A coming of age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, this film follows six of the world’s best young magicians as they battle for the title of Teen…

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Zedd: True Colors (2016)

Zedd: True Colors (2016)

Zedd: True Colors (2016)
IMDb: 7.6
88 min

Ride along as Zedd explores new territory with his latest album, ‘True Colors,’ and get a behind the scenes look at everything from making the album, the most ambitious EDM…

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Genre: Documentary
Acid Horizon (2018)

Acid Horizon (2018)

Acid Horizon (2018)
IMDb: 6.5
66 min

Acid Horizon follows marine ecologist Dr. Erik Cordes on a harrowing deep-sea expedition to track down the “supercoral”, a strain of the deep-water coral Lophelia pertusa that seems to possess…

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Genre: Documentary
Small Small Thing (2013)

Small Small Thing (2013)

Small Small Thing (2013)
IMDb: 7.6
83 min

A look at the high profile case of Liberian Olivia Zinnah, who died in 2012 of complications from a rape that occurred when she was just 7 years old.

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Kumaré (2012)

Kumaré (2012)

Kumaré (2012)
IMDb: 7.5
84 min

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true…

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Genre: Documentary
Princes of the Yen (2014)

Princes of the Yen (2014)

Princes of the Yen (2014)
IMDb: 7.6
93 min

Set in 20th Century Japan the documentary explores the role and power of Central Banks and how they can be used to change a country’s economic political and social structures…

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Genre: Documentary
Atticus v. the Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman (2017)

Atticus v. the Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman (2017)

Atticus v. the Architect: The Political Assassination of Don Siegelman (2017)
IMDb: 8.5
104 min

The documentary about the most notorious political prosecution in American history. How a group of corrupt politicos, led by Karl Rove, secretly rigged a federal court to railroad former Alabama…

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Genre: Documentary
Strange Negotiations (2019)

Strange Negotiations (2019)

Strange Negotiations (2019)
IMDb: 7.8
91 min

A documentary exploring the existential, artistic and family life of musician and former evangelical, David Bazan (Pedro The Lion), set against America’s own crisis of faith highlighted during the 2016…

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Genre: Documentary
Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)

Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era (2011)
IMDb: 6.8
63 min

Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA in the 1980s found cult fame when they “accidentally” transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom…

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Genre: Documentary
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
IMDb: 7.6
130 min

Revisiting the 1994 Arkansas murder of three 8-year-old boys and the three teenagers convicted of the crime. A follow up to Paradise Lost, Revelations features new interviews with the convicted…

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Genre: Documentary
Cher & the Loneliest Elephant (2021)

Cher & the Loneliest Elephant (2021)

Cher & the Loneliest Elephant (2021)
IMDb: 8.0
46 min

“The World’s Loneliest Elephant” Kaavan will finally experience freedom, thanks to his biggest champion, the one & only Cher. We’ll follow Cher, Free The Wild, Four Paws International, and Kaavan…

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Genre: Documentary
Going to Pot: The High and Low of It (2021)

Going to Pot: The High and Low of It (2021)

Going to Pot: The High and Low of It (2021)
IMDb: 6.6
72 min

Exploring the rapidly growing marijuana industry through an irreverent approach to the misconceptions and promises of the marijuana explosion.

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Genre: Documentary
The Songs We Sang (2016)

The Songs We Sang (2016)

The Songs We Sang (2016)
IMDb: 7.9
128 min

The Songs We Sang is a 2015 Singaporean documentary directed by Eva Tang. It is about Xinyao, Singaporean folk music that was popular in the 1980s.

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Hillary: Ocean to Sky (2019)

Hillary: Ocean to Sky (2019)

Hillary: Ocean to Sky (2019)
IMDb: 8.2
106 min

Back in 1977, Dillon filmed Hillary and crew (including son Peter Hillary) as they jet boated from the mouth of the Ganges to the base of the Himalayas, then set…

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Genre: Documentary
Le Moulin (2017)

Le Moulin (2017)

Le Moulin (2017)
IMDb: 7.0
160 min

Poetry, literature, painting and old film clips converge in this lyrical, unusually designed film essay about Le Moulin, the Taiwanese poets’ collective which protested in the 1930s against the cultural…

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Genre: Documentary
Princess Diana: A Life After Death (2018)

Princess Diana: A Life After Death (2018)

Princess Diana: A Life After Death (2018)
IMDb: 6.1
52 min

A powerful summary of Princess Diana’s historical, political and social legacy.

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Genre: Documentary
The Rape of Recy Taylor (2019)

The Rape of Recy Taylor (2019)

The Rape of Recy Taylor (2019)
IMDb: 6.1
91 min

Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for…

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Liyana (2018)

Liyana (2018)

Liyana (2018)
IMDb: 7.3
77 min

A talented group of orphaned children in Swaziland create a fictional heroine and send her on a dangerous quest.

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Genre: Documentary
Spookers (2017)

Spookers (2017)

Spookers (2017)
IMDb: 6.1
90 min

Documentary from Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht on the most successful haunted attraction in the Southern Hemisphere, Auckland’s Spookers.

Genre: Documentary
The Thread (2015)

The Thread (2015)

The Thread (2015)
IMDb: 6.2
61 min

The Thread is a groundbreaking documentary that exposes the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, amateur internet sleuths took to…

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Genre: Documentary
Max Richter’s Sleep (2020)

Max Richter’s Sleep (2020)

Max Richter’s Sleep (2020)
IMDb: 7.2
99 min

This is a film for these frenetic times; a meditative respite from the rush and chaos of the modern world. A study of the universal experience of sleep, that unites…

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Mayday Life (2019)

Mayday Life (2019)

Mayday Life (2019)
IMDb: 7.0
112 min

Mayday LIFE TOUR is linked by four distinct segments and the story is unveiled in “Yesterday’s Rumbling Fun”.

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Cartel Land (2015)

Cartel Land (2015)

Cartel Land (2015)
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” shepherds a citizen uprising against the Knights Templar, the violent drug cartel that has…

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One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper (2015)

One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper (2015)

One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper (2015)
IMDb: 5.4
30 min

Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the…

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Genre: Documentary
Becoming Zlatan (2016)

Becoming Zlatan (2016)

Becoming Zlatan (2016)
IMDb: 6.7
100 min

The decisive years of Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimović, told through rare archive footage in which a young Zlatan speaks openly about his life and challenges. The film closely follows…

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Genre: Documentary
The Land of High Mountains (2019)

The Land of High Mountains (2019)

The Land of High Mountains (2019)
IMDb: 7.8
104 min

The Land of High Mountains is the inspiring true story of the only pediatric hospital in Haiti and the incredible people, both Haitian and foreign, who despite encountering every conceivable…

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Genre: Documentary
The Fabulous Life Of Elisabeth Vigee Labrun (2015)

The Fabulous Life Of Elisabeth Vigee Labrun (2015)

The Fabulous Life Of Elisabeth Vigee Labrun (2015)
IMDb: 7.7
94 min

A renowned painter and a free-thinker, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun is still considered ahead of her time. Follow the artist’s adventures over the course of her nearly 90-year life…

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Genre: Documentary
The Year Earth Changed (2021)

The Year Earth Changed (2021)

The Year Earth Changed (2021)
IMDb: 8.4
48 min

Never-before-seen footage shows how our living in lockdown opened the door for nature to bounce back and thrive. Across the seas, skies, and lands, Earth found its rhythm when we…

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Genre: Documentary