Best documentaries

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1. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 11,256 | Gross: $1.30M

2. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 39,022 | Gross: $3.23M

3. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2016)

79 min | Documentary

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, directed by Justin Krook, is a heart-pumping yet heart-wrenching documentary about one of the most eminent DJs working today: Steve Aoki. In the lead-up to Aoki's ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Krook | Stars: Devon Aoki, Benji Madden, Will.i.am, Joel Madden

Votes: 1,112

4. Before the Flood (2016)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ki-moon Ban, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mike Brune

Votes: 24,319

5. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Mayim Bialik

Votes: 3,367

6. Russia's Toughest Prisons (2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

With the first time international camera crews have been allowed inside, we get a look at three of Russia's toughest, strictest and harshest prisons, aswell as the rigid and disciplined regime the prisoners endure.

Director: Anna Rodzinski | Star: Alexander Brandon

Votes: 432

7. Lockup (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, News

An insight, to the many lives of the women and men that enter jail.

Stars: Rasha Drachkovitch, Tracy Powell, Jacob Hekter, Susan Carney

Votes: 506

8. Louis Theroux: A Different Brain (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Louis Theroux meets people living with the long-term effects of a brain injury.

Director: Jamie Pickup | Stars: Louis Theroux, Earl Linton, Yasmin Precious, Patricia Linton

Votes: 655

9. Chef's Table (2015– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Documentary

Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

Votes: 11,251

10. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 14,383

11. 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: 44,964 | Gross: $8.41M

12. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

Director: Brett Whitcomb | Stars: Emily Dole, Dee Booher, Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone

Votes: 1,473

13. Louis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia (2017 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

Louis meets different people suffering from anorexia and sees how it impacts their family as well as their personal health.

Director: Ellena Wood | Stars: Louis Theroux, Frances Connan, James Kelly

Votes: 470

14. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 11,173 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Diana: 7 Days That Shook the Windsors (2017 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

Follows the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana in 1997, when the British Royal Family nearly lost their place in the hearts of the nation.

Director: Ben Ryder | Stars: James D'Arcy, Paul Burrell, Dickie Arbiter, Colin Tebutt

Votes: 217

16. Diana in Her Own Words (1998 Video)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

Add a Plot

Star: Princess Diana

Votes: 113

17. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,480 | Gross: $2.83M

18. Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

How might your life be better with less?

Director: Matt D'Avella | Stars: Dan Harris, Ryan Nicodemus, Rick Hanson, Jesse Jacobs

Votes: 10,364

19. Flint Town (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary following the police department in Flint, Michigan as they struggle with dwindling resources and crumbling infrastructure in a community crippled by violence and a contaminated water crisis.

Stars: Wayne Suttles, James Tolbert, Karen Weaver, Debra Carmody

Votes: 2,666

20. Girls Incarcerated: Young and Locked Up (2018– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Reality-TV, Talk-Show

A documentary show about troubled girls who are are juvenile delinquents in Madison Juvenile Center

Votes: 769

21. Inside the World's Toughest Prisons (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 47 min | Documentary

Imagine being in jail. Now imagine living in a foreign country. Scary? Paul Connelly takes you inside these jails. He shows what living conditions are for the inmates, as well as the guards. You'll never look at prison the same.

Stars: Raphael Rowe, Paul Connelly, Robin

Votes: 945

22. Amazona (2016)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

This is the story of Val and Clare: a mother and a daughter. After the tragic death of her eldest daughter, Val left her kids and family behind and escaped into the Colombian jungle in ... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck | Stars: Valerie Meikle, Diego Weiskopf, Nicolas van Hemelryck, Noa Van Hemelryck Weiskopf

Votes: 249

23. A Bastard Child (2017)

57 min | Documentary, Animation, History

In 1909, in an undemocratic Sweden, a bastard child is born and given the name of Hervor. Her mother is unmarried, due to which she is called a "whore' and is driven from her home. Hervor ... See full summary »

Director: Knutte Wester

Votes: 13



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