Popular Documentary Movies

Farmlands
Farmlands
A detailing of the plight of white South African farmers.
Farmlands 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
The documentary that tells us the full story from where it all started through to the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters 2019
Chasing Einstein
Chasing Einstein
Follow leading scientists around the world and to the edge of the universe on their quest to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, the mysterious invisible “dark matter.”
Chasing Einstein 2019
Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn
Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn
Documentary on the making of the 2019 movie.
Tales of the Wild Hunt: Hellboy Reborn 2019
After the Screaming Stops
After the Screaming Stops
Brosettes rejoice! Matt and Luke Goss take on the big screen - and each other - in this candid documentary charting the twin pop sensations' stormy reunion.
After the Screaming Stops 2018
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
Junior Bangers
Junior Bangers
In England banger racing isn't just a sport, but a way of life. This film follows 11 year olds Finn and Harley through a cold winter race day in Birmingham.
Junior Bangers 2019
They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.
They Shall Not Grow Old 2018
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
What begins as a documentary following the final tour of a dying magician—"The Amazing Johnathan"—becomes an unexpected and increasingly bizarre journey as the filmmaker struggles to separate truth from illusion.
The Amazing Johnathan Documentary 2019
Born in Evin
Born in Evin
Maryam Zaree was born in one of Iran’s most notorious political prisons. In her documental debut, she embarks on a personal search for clues: in an effort to break the silence, she talks with her parents about the violent circumstances surrounding her birth. And she asks other children born in Evin about their experiences and the traumatic consequences. Maryam Zaree’s cinematic approach unfolds through her own biography, but beyond this it alerts us to the horrors of persecution and dehumanisation in Iran and the rest of the world.
Born in Evin 2019
2019 NBA Champions: Toronto Raptors
2019 NBA Champions: Toronto Raptors
Relive the Toronto Raptors' championship run from the first day of training camp through the scintillating six games of the 2019 NBA Finals. Go behind the scenes with exclusive access and go back in time with rare historical footage.
2019 NBA Champions: Toronto Raptors 2019
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
The hilarious and bizarre story of Frank Sidebottom, the cult British comedian in a papier mâché head, and the secretive life of Chris Sievey, the artist trapped inside.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story 2019
The Quiet One
The Quiet One
The life of Bill Wyman, bassist of the Rolling Stones.
The Quiet One 2019
The Final Quarter
The Final Quarter
Australian documentary filmmaker Ian Darling re-examines the incidents that marked the final 3 years of Indigenous footballer Adam Goodes' playing career. Made entirely from archival footage, photos and interviews sourced from television, radio and newspapers, the film reviews the national conversation that took place over this period.
The Final Quarter 2019
The Raft
The Raft
In the summer of 1973, five men and six women embarked on a 101-day scientific sea-adventure, drifting on a small raft named 'Acali' across the Atlantic. In an experiment initiated by Mexican anthropologist Santiago Genovés, the project's aim was to explore the origins of violence and the dynamics of sexual attraction.
The Raft 2019