Documentary Movies
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
IMDb: 8.0
90 min

Rita Moreno defied both her humble upbringing and relentless racism to become one of a select group who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. Over a seventy…

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Genre: Documentary
The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers

The Sparks Brothers
IMDb: 8.1
135 min

Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron & Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro
IMDb: 7.9
93 min

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

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Genre: Documentary
Betting on Zero

Betting on Zero

Betting on Zero
IMDb: 7.2
99 min

Controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman is on a crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history while Herbalife execs claim Ackman is a…

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Genre: Documentary
Uncertain

Uncertain

Uncertain
IMDb: 7.2
82 min

A keen observation of a sun-dappled and still-watered swamp, Uncertain contemplates a frequently overlooked and enigmatic town whose lake, and only real source of income, comes under threat from an…

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Genre: Documentary
My Scientology Movie

My Scientology Movie

My Scientology Movie
IMDb: 6.7
99 min

Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer…

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Genre: Documentary
Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color

Contemporary Color
IMDb: 6.3
97 min

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and…

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Genre: Documentary
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
IMDb: N/A
N/A
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Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Genre: Documentary
Born in China

Born in China

Born in China
IMDb: 7.2
79 min

Venturing into the wilds of China, “Born in China” captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby…

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Genre: Documentary
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
IMDb: 6.5
103 min

The life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial, outrageous, and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy.

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Genre: Documentary
Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock

Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock
IMDb: 6.8
98 min

A reckless joyride into the darkest corners of popular music that delves deep into the mind of Mick Rock, the genius photographer who immortalized the seventies and the rise to…

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Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking
IMDb: 6.7
88 min

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society.

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Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
IMDb: 6.9
110 min

In 1996, Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez, British producer Nick Gold, and American guitarist Ry Cooder convened in Havana to produce a Cuban-Malian collaboration. When the Malians couldn’t get…

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Long Strange Trip

Long Strange Trip

Long Strange Trip
IMDb: 8.2
238 min

The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own…

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Generation Iron 2

Generation Iron 2

Generation Iron 2
IMDb: 6.1
106 min

From the director of Generation Iron, comes the anticipated sequel that will depict 5 of the top bodybuilding and fitness mega-stars on a quest of achieving the ultimate physique and…

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Genre: Documentary
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
IMDb: 6.7
76 min

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20×24 camera. For the next thirty-five years, she captured the “surfaces” of those who visited her studio:…

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Genre: Documentary
F(l)ag Football

F(l)ag Football

F(l)ag Football
IMDb: 5.2
94 min

Three teams and their journey to become the next Gay Bowl Champions. With everything on the line, some teams will come together and others will fall apart, but gay sports…

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Genre: Documentary
Food Evolution

Food Evolution

Food Evolution
IMDb: 7.0
92 min

As society tackles the problem of feeding our expanding population safely and sustainably, a schism has arisen between scientists and consumers, motivated by fear and distrust. Food Evolution, narrated by…

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Genre: Documentary
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
IMDb: 6.4
98 min

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a…

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Genre: Documentary
Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral
IMDb: 8.1
93 min

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign…

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Genre: Documentary
Santoalla

Santoalla

Santoalla
IMDb: 6.9
83 min

A Dutch couple, Martin and Margo Verfondern, move to a remote Spanish village of Santoalla to start a new life. There is conflict with the Spanish residents resulting in the…

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Genre: Documentary
City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts
IMDb: 7.4
92 min

With unprecedented access, this documentary follows the extraordinary journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a group of anonymous citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as…

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Genre: Documentary, War
Served Like a Girl

Served Like a Girl

Served Like a Girl
IMDb: 8.0
103 min

Five women veterans who have endured unimaginable trauma in service create a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of stranded homeless women veterans by entering a competition that unexpectedly…

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Genre: Documentary
Whose Streets?

Whose Streets?

Whose Streets?
IMDb: 5.3
102 min

A nonfiction account of the Ferguson uprising told by the people who lived it, this is an unflinching look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community…

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Genre: Documentary
Step

Step

Step
IMDb: 6.9
84 min

The senior year of a girls’ high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls…

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Genre: Documentary
Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores…

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Genre: Documentary
Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene
IMDb: 6.1
95 min

A love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman’s fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art…

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Genre: Documentary
Trophy

Trophy

Trophy
IMDb: 7.3
108 min

This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.

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Genre: Documentary
School Life

School Life

School Life
IMDb: 7.2
99 min

John and Amanda teach Latin, English and guitar at a fantastical stately home-turned-school. Nearly 50-year careers are drawing to a close for the pair who have become legends with the…

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Genre: Documentary
Dolores

Dolores

Dolores
IMDb: 7.0
95 min

Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice,…

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Genre: Documentary
Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven

Some Kind of Heaven
IMDb: N/A
81 min

A Floridian garden of earthly delights and its discontents, Some Kind of Heaven follows retirees newly arrived at the fountain of youth. At The Villages, often called the “Disneyland for…

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Billie

Billie

Billie
IMDb: 6.5
96 min

‘Lady Day’ was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before…

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Jane

Jane

Jane
IMDb: 7.8
90 min

Drawing from never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives, director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research revolutionized our…

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Genre: Documentary
The Work

The Work

The Work
IMDb: 7.8
89 min

Set entirely inside Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men during four days of intensive group therapy with convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that…

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Genre: Documentary
Dealt

Dealt

Dealt
IMDb: 7.6
85 min

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world’s greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who…

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Genre: Documentary
Aida’s Secrets

Aida’s Secrets

Aida’s Secrets
IMDb: 7.0
90 min

Family secrets, lies, high drama and generations of contemporary history unspool in this international story that begins with World War II and concludes with an emotional 21st-century family reunion. Izak…

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Genre: Documentary
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste
IMDb: 7.4
85 min

See how the world’s most influential chefs battle food waste through the eyes of chef-heroes like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien.

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Genre: Documentary
78/52

78/52

78/52
IMDb: 7.3
91 min

The most famous murder scene in movie history comprises 78 camera settings and 52 cuts: the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. 78/52 tells the story of the man behind…

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Genre: Documentary
Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day

Earth: One Amazing Day
IMDb: 7.8
95 min

An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands…

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Dina

Dina

Dina
IMDb: 6.8
103 min

Dina, an outspoken and eccentric 49-year-old in suburban Philadelphia, invites her fiancé Scott, a Walmart door greeter, to move in with her. Having grown up neurologically diverse in a world…

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Genre: Documentary