Documentary Movies
Halston

Halston

Halston
IMDb: 6.6
105 min

From Iowa to Studio 54, this investigation into the rags-to-riches story of America’s first superstar designer uncovers the cautionary tale of an artist who sold his name to Wall Street.

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Genre: Documentary
Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon
IMDb: 6.9
82 min

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,…

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Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury

Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury
IMDb: N/A
N/A

In the 1990s, alt-rock band Luxury is skyrocketing toward national fame until a life-threatening tour bus wreck shakes each band member to his core. Today, Luxury is led by three…

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Genre: Documentary
The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules
IMDb: 7.2
84 min

Exploring some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head, and offer new hope…

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Genre: Documentary
The Silence of Others

The Silence of Others

The Silence of Others
IMDb: 8.0
96 min

The story of the tortuous struggle against the silence of the victims of the dictatorship imposed by General Franco after the victory of the rebel side in the Spanish Civil…

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Genre: Documentary
The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm
IMDb: 8.1
91 min

The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in…

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Genre: Documentary
Meeting Gorbachev

Meeting Gorbachev

Meeting Gorbachev
IMDb: 7.2
90 min

Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the Soviet Union, sits down with filmmaker Werner Herzog to discuss his many achievements. Topics include the talks to reduce nuclear weapons, the reunification of…

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Genre: Documentary
Maiden

Maiden

Maiden
IMDb: 7.7
97 min

In a moving portrait of resilience, Alex Holmes chronicles the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race.

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Genre: Documentary
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
IMDb: 7.3
120 min

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly…

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Genre: Documentary
5B

5B

5B
IMDb: 6.8
94 min

At the heart of the HIV/AIDs crisis and widespread hysteria, a single number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in…

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Genre: Documentary
Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet
IMDb: 7.1
90 min

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable…

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Genre: Documentary
This One’s for the Ladies

This One’s for the Ladies

This One’s for the Ladies
IMDb: 4.9
82 min

This documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in…

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Genre: Documentary
Pavarotti

Pavarotti

Pavarotti
IMDb: 7.5
114 min

Featuring never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the life and career of famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

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Genre: Documentary
Honeyland

Honeyland

Honeyland
IMDb: 8.0
89 min

When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland’s basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore…

Genre: Documentary
Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here

Mike Wallace Is Here
IMDb: 7.3
90 min

For over half a century, 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world’s most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking…

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Genre: Documentary
Streetwise

Streetwise

Streetwise
IMDb: 8.2
91 min

Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive, but just barely. Rat, the dumpster diver. Tiny, the…

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Genre: Documentary
Between Me and My Mind

Between Me and My Mind

Between Me and My Mind
IMDb: 7.7
100 min

Driven by a constant need to create, Phish frontman Trey Anastasio takes on new projects, including some of his most personal music to date as well as Phish’s ambitious New…

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Genre: Documentary
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
IMDb: 7.4
100 min

One of the most fearless and accomplished athletes of her generation, Bethany Hamilton became a surfing wunderkind when she returned to the sport following a devastating shark attack at age…

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Genre: Documentary
Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love
IMDb: 6.9
102 min

A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. The film follows their relationship from their early days in Greece, a time of “free love”…

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
IMDb: 7.4
115 min

A visionary, innovator, and originator who defied categorization and embodied the word cool—a foray into the life and career of musical and cultural icon Miles Davis.

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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
IMDb: 7.1
97 min

The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as…

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Genre: Documentary
Jawline

Jawline

Jawline
IMDb: 5.9
99 min

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…

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Genre: Documentary
ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas

ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas
IMDb: 7.5
91 min

The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.

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Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Cold Case Hammarskjöld
IMDb: 7.5
128 min

Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (currently Zambia), September 18th, 1961. Swedish Dag Hammarskjöld, UN Secretary-General, mysteriously dies in a plane crash. Decades later, Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger and Swedish researcher…

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Aquarela

Aquarela

Aquarela
IMDb: 6.6
90 min

From massive waves to melting ice, filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky travels around the world to capture stunning images of the beauty and raw power of water.

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Genre: Documentary
One Child Nation

One Child Nation

One Child Nation
IMDb: 7.5
88 min

Through interviews with both victims and instigators, Nanfu Wang, a first-time mother, breaks open decades of silence on a vast, unprecedented social experiment that shaped — and destroyed — countless…

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Genre: Documentary
Jay Myself

Jay Myself

Jay Myself
IMDb: N/A
79 min

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he’s inhabited and filled with his…

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Genre: Documentary
Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler
IMDb: 7.4
88 min

In 2015, the Taliban put a price on the head of Hassan, a filmmaker, who was forced to flee Afghanistan with his wife and two young daughters. Using their camera…

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Genre: Documentary
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona
IMDb: 7.7
130 min

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli in the 1980s.

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Genre: Documentary
Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Where’s My Roy Cohn?

Where’s My Roy Cohn?
IMDb: 6.6
97 min

Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, turning empty vessels into dangerous demagogues – from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. This thriller-like exposé connects…

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Genre: Documentary
Liam Gallagher: As It Was

Liam Gallagher: As It Was

Liam Gallagher: As It Was
IMDb: 7.0
85 min

The emotional story of how one of the greatest rock frontmen went from the dizzying heights of his champagne supernova years in Oasis to living on the edge ostracised lost…

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Blink of an Eye

Blink of an Eye

Blink of an Eye
IMDb: 7.2
88 min

Based on his book, Michael Waltrip recounts the 2001 Daytona 500 and the lighting-fast transition from elation to mourning – as he took the checkered flag to win while Dale…

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Genre: Documentary
Rapid Response

Rapid Response

Rapid Response
IMDb: N/A
99 min

Dr. Stephen Olvey and his team develop revolutionary procedures to make motor sports safer for the drivers.

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Genre: Documentary
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
IMDb: 8.0
95 min

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.

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Genre: Documentary
Ximei

Ximei

Ximei
IMDb: N/A
98 min

Twenty years after China’s scandalous “Black Blood Economy,” when a million Chinese citizens were infected with HIV and countless died from AIDS, thousands of rural peasants still suffer the consequences,…

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Genre: Documentary
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
IMDb: 7.6
94 min

An exploration of the history, artistry and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look at…

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Genre: Documentary
Western Stars

Western Stars

Western Stars
IMDb: 7.6
83 min

The incomparable Bruce Springsteen performs his critically acclaimed latest album and muses on life, rock, and the American dream, in this intimate and personal concert film co-directed by Thom Zimny…

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa
IMDb: N/A
N/A
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An elixir to our current state, “Dear Santa” takes us on the fanciful and poignant journey of a little known program called Operation Santa. For more than 100 years, human…

Genre: Documentary
Gift

Gift

Gift
IMDb: 5.5
90 min

Creative essay doc inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic bestseller The Gift. Chronicling gift-based cultures around the world and challenging the logic of global capitalism, the film inspires the question: is…

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Genre: Documentary
Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles the Clown
IMDb: 4.8
78 min

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

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