Documentary Films

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1. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 1,981

2. Whitney: Can I Be Me (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Music

64 Metascore

Tells the story of Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal | Stars: Whitney Houston, Tony Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Michael Baker

Votes: 4,056

3. Liberation Day (2016)

100 min | Documentary, Music

65 Metascore

ALL ART IS PROPAGANDA. George Orwell ...AND ALL PROPAGANDA IS ART. Laibach

Directors: Ugis Olte, Morten Traavik | Stars: Boris Benko, Tomaz Cubej, Milan Fras, Janez Gabric

Votes: 715

4. Dali's Last Masterpiece (2015)

71 min | Documentary, History

With this documentary we wanted to talk about Dalí, his artwork, his philosophy and his persona, as well as his latest creation, the Dalí Theatre-Museum, where he transferred his universe ... See full summary »

Director: David Pujol

Votes: 9

5. B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015)

92 min | Documentary, Music

Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980s. The walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. Before the iron curtain fell, everything and anything... See full summary »

Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Heiko Lange, Klaus Maeck | Stars: Andi, Bela B., Blixa Bargeld, Ben Becker

Votes: 1,707

6. Mifune: The Last Samurai (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

64 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the life and films of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune, weaving together film clips, archival stills, and interviews with such luminaries as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Narrated by Keanu Reeves.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Wataru Akashi, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshi Katô, Hisao Kurosawa

Votes: 761 | Gross: $0.06M

7. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.

Directors: Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Jon Nguyen | Stars: David Lynch, Lula Lynch, Edwina Lynch, Donald Lynch

Votes: 4,649 | Gross: $0.17M

8. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 46,012 | Gross: $8.41M

9. Soul Boys of the Western World (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

60 Metascore

A documentary about Spandau Ballet, who were one of the biggest pop groups of the 1980s and a defining act of the New Romantic scene.

Director: George Hencken | Stars: Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp

Votes: 495

10. George Michael: Freedom (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A frank and honest account of George Michael's professional life and career, made by the man himself with various artists adding to the narrative.

Directors: David Austin, George Michael, Philip Smith | Stars: Emmanuelle Alt, David Austin, Tony Bennett, Jellybean Benítez

Votes: 1,184

11. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 37,512 | Gross: $72.09M

12. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 48,544 | Gross: $4.42M

13. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 98,354 | Gross: $11.53M

14. Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

An exploration of the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane where the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds are revealed.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Denzel Washington, Reggie Workman, Ravi Coltrane, Ashley Kahn

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.41M

15. Quincy (2018)

TV-MA | 124 min | Documentary, Biography

60 Metascore

An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.

Directors: Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones | Stars: Quincy Jones, Rashida Jones, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Clarence Avant

Votes: 2,830

16. I Called Him Morgan (2016)

92 min | Documentary, Drama, History

90 Metascore

An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972.

Director: Kasper Collin | Stars: Lee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Larry Reni Thomas

Votes: 1,300 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Studio 54 (2018)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, History

70 Metascore

The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Ian Schrager, Steve Rubell, Donald Rubell, Neil Schlesinger

Votes: 1,903 | Gross: $0.20M

18. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 23,769

19. Fyre (2019)

TV-MA | 97 min | Documentary, Music

75 Metascore

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng

Votes: 31,832

20. Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Director: Evgeny Afineevsky | Stars: Bishop Agapit, Catherine Ashton, Serhii Averchenko, Kristina Berdinskikh

Votes: 11,624

21. The Story of Diana (2017 TV Movie)

240 min | Documentary, Biography

She was beloved by millions, but plagued by hidden turmoil. A tale of royalty, resilience and the heavy cost of fame.

Director: Rebecca Gitlitz | Stars: Jess Cagle, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Rupert Murdoch

Votes: 1,322



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