Popular Documentary Movies

The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo
The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo
Follows a mother's tireless crusade to jail her daughter's murderer after Mexico's justice system failed to do so.
The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo 2020
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb
This documentary follows a team of local archaeologists excavating never before explored passageways, shafts, and tombs, piecing together the secrets of Egypt’s most significant find in almost 50 years in Saqqara.
Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb 2020
American Murder: The Family Next Door
American Murder: The Family Next Door
Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.
American Murder: The Family Next Door 2020
Shawn Mendes: In Wonder
Shawn Mendes: In Wonder
A portrait of singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes' life, chronicling the past few years of his rise and journey.
Shawn Mendes: In Wonder 2020
The Real Right Stuff
The Real Right Stuff
The story of America's first astronauts, known as the Mercury 7, told through archival news & radio reports, newly transferred & previously unheard NASA mission audio recordings, and more rare & unseen material.
The Real Right Stuff 2020
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special
Join Will Smith, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro and DJ Jazzy Jeff, for a funny and heartfelt night full of music and dancing in honor of the show that ran for six seasons and 148 episodes.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion Special 2020
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol
A look at the life and career of Spanish football star Fernando Torres.
Fernando Torres: The Last Symbol 2020
Rooting for Roona
Rooting for Roona
In rural India, a child with hydrocephalus gets a chance at life-changing surgery after her photos go viral. This documentary charts her journey.
Rooting for Roona 2020
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky
Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky 2020
The Swamp
The Swamp
A look behind the curtain of Washington politics following three "renegade" Republican Congressmen as they bring libertarian and conservative zeal to champion the President’s call to “drain the swamp.”
The Swamp 2020
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
He knows our natural world like no other, and there’s never been a more urgent time to hear his story and vision for our future.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet 2020
Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score
Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score
An Argentine journalist strives to prove that his countryman, Guillermo Villas, was wrongly denied the No.1 world ranking in the 1970s.
Guillermo Vilas: Settling the Score 2020
Insert Coin
Insert Coin
The oral history of a team of geeks and misfits in the back of a Chicago factory creating the biggest video games (Mortal Kombat, NBA JAM, and others) of all time.
Insert Coin 2020
Ahead of the Curve
Ahead of the Curve
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and a title that called to mind a certain French film star, Franco Stevens launched the best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine ever published, connecting her community in an unprecedented way. AHEAD OF THE CURVE is a new feature documentary about the extraordinary woman who started Curve magazine, and by doing so helped accelerate the political and social evolution of the nation.
Ahead of the Curve 2020
We Are One
We Are One
Activists around the world fight injustice and drive social change in this documentary that follows their participation in the music video "Solidarité."
We Are One 2020
The Movies
The Movies
CNN Original Series explores American cinema through the decades and the cultural, societal and political shifts that framed its evolution. Combining archival footage and interviews with leading actors, directors, producers, critics and historians, the series showcases the most pivotal moments in film that have stirred the imagination and influenced our culture.
The Movies 2019
Break the Silence: The Movie
Break the Silence: The Movie
With unprecedented access, Break the Silence: The Movie travels with BTS throughout the Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour, exploring each band member behind the curtain. Off stage, we see another side of BTS. The seven members begin to candidly tell personal stories they have never voiced before.
Break the Silence: The Movie 2020
The Eagle Huntress
The Eagle Huntress
Follow Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rise to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been typically been handed down from father to son for centuries.
The Eagle Huntress 2016
Looking for Richard
Looking for Richard
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Looking for Richard 1996
Retiros (in)voluntarios
Retiros (in)voluntarios
Retiros (in)voluntarios 2020
LIBRA
LIBRA
Investigating autumn, temporal alterations, and their effect on movement
LIBRA 2020
Anelka: Misunderstood
Anelka: Misunderstood
Bad boy or football genius? Famed French footballer Nicolas Anelka's controversial legacy is examined in an unflinching documentary.
Anelka: Misunderstood 2020
Grass and Glass
Grass and Glass
A glacial psychedelic experience exhibiting the abstract images seen by an individual slowly dying on the floor of their home.
Grass and Glass 2019
Class Action Park
Class Action Park
Class Action Park explores the legend, legacy, and truth behind the 1980's water park in Vernon, New Jersey that long ago entered the realm of myth. Known for its dangerous, unsupervised rides and lack of regulation, guests of Action Park expected to walk away with injuries and were lucky if they made it out alive. Shirking the trappings of nostalgia, the film uses investigative journalism, original animations, recordings, and interviews with the people who lived it to reveal the true story of Action Park.
Class Action Park 2020
Bleeding Solar
Bleeding Solar
An experimental landscape film shot across three countries -- the USA, Canada & Sweden -- and collaboration with ambient musician, Arterial Red (silent apart from the composer’s 96 minute score), which explores the abstract essence of space in the context of naturalistic environments, through four chapters and an interlude.
Bleeding Solar 2019
Mad Hot Ballroom
Mad Hot Ballroom
Eleven-year-old New York City public school kids journey into the world of ballroom dancing and reveal pieces of themselves and their world along the way. Told from their candid, sometimes hilarious perspectives, these kids are transformed, from reluctant participants to determined competitors, from typical urban kids to "ladies and gentlemen," on their way to try to compete in the final citywide.
Mad Hot Ballroom 2005
Zhang Yimou's
Zhang Yimou's "Shadow"
Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" 2018
República do Mangue
República do Mangue
The Mangrove Zone of Rio de Janeiro was a well-known area of prostitution that faced several persecutions throughout the 20th century. Between 1954 and 1974, the Mangue Republic was established in the region, a representative regime, which under medical control and police surveillance, women decided who should take over the administration of the houses of prostitution. Based on surviving images, the film proposes another look at this memory of dispute and resistance.
República do Mangue 2020
Grandmasters
Grandmasters
Two chess players from Union Square Park in Manhattan are interviewed about their passion and love for the game of chess.
Grandmasters 2020
The Plot Against The President
The Plot Against The President
Based on Lee Smith's 2019 best-seller of the same name. This feature length documentary explores new information and additional interview as the case unfolds. The book debuted October 29th, 2019 and instantly became the number one best seller on Amazon across all topics, not just in political non-fiction, where it continues to top charts today.
The Plot Against The President 2020
A New Shift
A New Shift
For Tomáš the mine is the centre of his life, along with soccer, his kids and the cosy after-work beer. The 44-year-old has worked as a miner for 21 years, until the mine was closed down for economic reasons. Tomáš then re-trains as a coder in the appropriately named educational programme “New Shift”. What he doesn’t know yet is that his new skills alone won’t get him out of the crisis. A film about a tug-of-war with fate and the employment market.
A New Shift 2020
Dead Season
Dead Season
Sasha fled from Yekaterinburg to Cyprus out of heartache. A formerly successful animated film director, she is trying to find a comfortable position in a new country. Creative ambition is giving way to the desire to make money, live comfortably and "have the freedom to move." However, the winter Cypriot sun is not able to melt the cold in Sasha's heart ...
Dead Season 2020
13th
13th
An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
13th 2016
Какофонія Донбасу
Какофонія Донбасу
Какофонія Донбасу 2019
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road
An epic documentary documenting the Beatles’ worst recording sessions, ending with the iconic rooftop concert.
The Beatles: The Long and Winding Road 2018
Making the Witcher
Making the Witcher
Journey into the extraordinary world of "The Witcher" — from casting the roles to Jaskier's catchy song — in this behind-the-scenes look at the series. Go behind the monsters, the ballads and every bit of magic that went into bringing The Witcher's Continent to life.
Making the Witcher 2020
Totally Under Control
Totally Under Control
This documentary puts a spotlight on the White House’s failed response to the global pandemic and how it could have been prevented. Featuring damning testimony from public health officials and hard investigative reporting, director Alex Gibney reveals a system-wide collapse caused by a profound dereliction of presidential leadership.
Totally Under Control 2020
A Florida Melancholy
A Florida Melancholy
At the beginning of the summer of 2018, filmmaker Eli Hayes, who has been struggling with depression for his entire life, fell deep into the inky chasms of the disease. Days later, Hayes was called down to Tallahassee, Florida for a job opportunity. While in Florida, the despondency grew more severe and eventually took complete control of his psychological well-being. Over the course of the summer, good days would occur sparsely and sporadically; on these days, Hayes would bring his camera outside to film the beauty of his environment, despite knowing full well that the dejection would soon return. "A Florida Melancholy" is a landscape film of emotional survival, comprised of the footage that Hayes shot while in Florida throughout the darkest season of his life, during which all that he could rely on for hope & direction were his camera, and his surroundings.
A Florida Melancholy 2019
Brecht
Brecht
Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: adolescent provocations in Augsburg during the First World War, early poetic and amorous flights of fancy in the Munich and Berlin of the 1920s, his escape from Hitler, returning from the US exile, followed by his later years caught in a dilemma between timeless classic and a failing GDR class fighter, an indefatigable free spirit and compromised artist.
Brecht 2019
American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
American Factory 2019
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