Popular Documentary Movies

Fire in Paradise
Fire in Paradise
On 9/8/18 a fire broke out in California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country’s deadliest wildfire in over a century. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and interviews with survivors and responders, FIRE IN PARADISE retells the survival stories from that day.
Fire in Paradise 2019
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution 2020
No Safe Spaces
No Safe Spaces
Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager examine the reality of life and discourse on college campuses in modern America.
No Safe Spaces 2019
Streetlight Harmonies
Streetlight Harmonies
Streetlight Harmonies shines a long overdue spotlight on the artists and celebrates the music that defined the musical generation of Doo-Wop. Utilizing all-new interviews along with HD restored archival footage the film will explore the history and social impact of this timeless era.
Streetlight Harmonies 2020
Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film
Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film
An IMAX documentary capturing the Sunday Service performances done by Kanye West and the Sunday Service crew throughout the course of 2019.
Jesus is King: A Kanye West Film 2019
Afterward
Afterward
In this timely and fearless personal documentary, director Ofra Bloch engages with the people she was raised to hate and dismiss. Seen as a victim in one context and a perpetrator in the next, the film points towards a future – an “afterward” – that attempts to live with the truths of history in order to make sense of the present.
Afterward 2020
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets
A portrait of the lives of a disparate group of patrons and employees at an American watering hole today.
Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets 2019
Little Miss Westie
Little Miss Westie
Ren & Luca chronicles a year in the life of two transgender siblings as they navigate puberty, a local beauty pageant, and transitioning in the Trump era.
Little Miss Westie 2019
Wrinkles the Clown
Wrinkles the Clown
In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.
Wrinkles the Clown 2019
The Art of Political Murder
The Art of Political Murder
An investigation into the truth behind the murder of Guatemalan Bishop, Juan Gerardi, who was killed in 1998 just days after trying to hold the country's military accountable for the atrocities committed during its civil war.
The Art of Political Murder 2019
The Scheme
The Scheme
The revealing, no-holds-barred tale of Christian Dawkins, convicted in federal court in the biggest criminal case in collegiate sports history, a criminal enterprise that infiltrated college basketball teams and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs.
The Scheme 2020
An Officer & His Holiness: The Dalai Lama's Secret Escape into Exile
An Officer & His Holiness: The Dalai Lama's Secret Escape into Exile
Told in his own words on film, the documentary reveals how in 1959, His Holiness the Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet into India on foot over the Himalayas. This perilous trek took 13 days, with the Dalai Lama only able to travel at night to evade detection. This singular event has influenced the lives of millions worldwide.
An Officer & His Holiness: The Dalai Lama's Secret Escape into Exile 2019
Meat the Future
Meat the Future
Meat the Future ushers the viewer into a world vexed by the impacts of modern day industrial animal agriculture and zeros in on a solution-focused story. Revealing challenges and breakthroughs and posing a myriad of questions about the future, this 90-minute character-driven documentary explores the advent of real meat without the need to raise and slaughter animals. Spanning three years, Meat the Future chronicles the potentially game-changing birth of a new food industry referred to as “cell-based” “clean” and “cultured” meat – a term hotly debated as the industry approaches commercialization
Meat the Future 2019
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast
In the late 1990s, iconic photographer Bruce Weber managed to convince Robert Mitchum to appear before his camera for a filmed portrait. Weber shot Mitchum in 35mm and 16mm black and white, hanging with friends and cronies in restaurants and hotel rooms and singing before a microphone at Capitol Records, recording standards for a projected album. When Mitchum passed away in 1997, Weber parked his beloved project and it was some time before he went back into his footage, picked up the camera again to continue, and complete, his tribute to Mitchum.
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast 2019
Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace
The late director Sydney Pollack's behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin's best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.
Amazing Grace 2019
Stallone: Frank, That Is
Stallone: Frank, That Is
An inside look into the fascinating life, career and survival of the most unknown famous entertainer in Hollywood.
Stallone: Frank, That Is 2020
Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf
Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf
A newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more
Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf 2019
Aquarela
Aquarela
Water is the main protagonist, seen in all its great and terrible beauty. Mountains of ice move and break apart as if they had a life of their own. Kossakovsky's film travels the world, from the precarious frozen waters of Russia's Lake Baikal and Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma, to Venezuela's mighty Angel Falls in order to paint a portrait of this fluid life force in all its glorious forms. Fragile humans experience life and death, joy and despair in the face of its power.
Aquarela 2019
Disco Confessions: John Morales, a Life in the Mix
Disco Confessions: John Morales, a Life in the Mix
John Morales, one of the most influential producers of the disco and dance music scenes, was responsible for more than 700 mixes and productions during the 1970s and 1980s, and was the creator, along with Tom Moulton, of “club mixes” and the extended 12-inch single. Filmed in New York, Ibiza and Lanzarote, the film is a biographical portrait that includes Morales discussing music and life with his friends and collaborators Louie Vega, Danny Krivit, DJ Spinna and DJ Spen. Now in his sixties, we see him here more passionate than ever about playing and making music and sharing it with the world.
Disco Confessions: John Morales, a Life in the Mix 2019
Women of Troy
Women of Troy
Women of Troy is an HBO Sports documentary exploring the transcendent career of the Cheryl Miller-led USC Trojans and their impact on women’s basketball.
Women of Troy 2020
Elvis Unleashed
Elvis Unleashed
Solid outtakes and a few rehearsal moments from the original Elivs ‘68 special with never before seen footage on the big screen of a charming side of Elvis for 70 minutes intertwined with some what promises to be some amazing newly created footage for 30-40 minutes of added value featuring Randy Lewis, Dennis Quaid and others.
Elvis Unleashed 2019
David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby: Remember My Name
You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.
David Crosby: Remember My Name 2019
Everything That Could Have Been
Everything That Could Have Been
After touring for years with Sirkus Eliassen, one of Norways biggest pop stars escapes into solitude, trying to find joy in his music again. In the tranquility of Lofoten Islands, bigger questions in life emerges, as he prepares to record his album in Los Angeles.
Everything That Could Have Been 2020
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright
Jenny Slate's first stand-up special is a mix of stage time, funny stories about adulthood and conversations with family in her childhood home.
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright 2019
Free Solo
Free Solo
Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.
Free Solo 2018
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom 2019
17 Blocks
17 Blocks
Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
17 Blocks 2019
Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power
Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power
Poet, novelist, essayist, CanLit champion, environmental activist. Over a career spanning sixty years Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today.
Margaret Atwood - A Word after a Word after a Word is Power 2019
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm
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 this inspiring documentary.
The Biggest Little Farm 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, this film captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese 2019
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti
The story of Pro Football Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, whose resume encompasses turns as a linebacker, lawyer, sports agent, broadcaster, executive and philanthropist.
The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti 2019
Flow
Flow
A glimpse into the daily lives of the surfing community of Liwliwa, Zambales.
Flow 2020
Kung Saan Ka Happy: An A.D.N. Story
Kung Saan Ka Happy: An A.D.N. Story
What makes a pop culture phenomenon? Four AlDub fans share varying takes on fandom.
Kung Saan Ka Happy: An A.D.N. Story 2020
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Exploring the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and how New York City, its people, and tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision.
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat 2018
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch
Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch 2019
Framing John DeLorean
Framing John DeLorean
A documentary interspersed with acted scenes, this portrait of John DeLorean covers the brilliant but tragically flawed automaker's rise to stardom and shocking down fall.
Framing John DeLorean 2019
Mga Bayaning Ayta
Mga Bayaning Ayta
A retrospect on the participation of Aetas who fought along with our countrymen during the second World War.
Mga Bayaning Ayta 2020
Arguments
Arguments
People who hear voices talk about their daily inner and social struggles. The film deals with “madness” through an acute awareness of reality and echoes our secret suffering.
Arguments 2019
Coal Story, Bro
Coal Story, Bro
An overview of the effects of coal power, as told from the point of view of townsfolk residing near coal plants.
Coal Story, Bro 2020
A Remembering of Disremembering
A Remembering of Disremembering
A film projectionist and a late-bloomer actress look back on the glory days of the cinema they once called their second home.
A Remembering of Disremembering 2020