Documentary Movies
Nature

Nature

Nature
TMDb: 8
55,60 min

Consistently stunning documentaries transport viewers to far-flung locations ranging from the torrid African plains to the chilly splendours of icy Antarctica. The show’s primary focus is on animals and ecosystems…

Status: Returning Series
Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea

Victory at Sea
TMDb: 5.5
30 min

Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about naval warfare during World War II that was originally broadcast by NBC in the USA in 1952–1953. It was condensed into…

Status: Ended
Highway Patrol (1955)

Highway Patrol (1955)

Highway Patrol (1955)
TMDb: 5.8
30 min

Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series produced from 1955 to 1959.

Status: Ended
Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will

Triumph of the Will
IMDb: 7.3
114

Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl’s controversial masterwork is an artful work of propaganda showcasing German chancellor and Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally. Edited from over 60 hours’…

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day
IMDb: 8
82

Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from…

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness
IMDb: 7.8
80

A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide struggles to forgive the man who killed her children. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the ex-IRA bomber who killed her…

Genre: Documentary
Belushi

Belushi

Belushi
IMDb: 7.2
108

Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi’s death, director R.J. Cutler’s documentary feature examines the too-short life of the once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones…

Genre: Documentary
Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb

Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb

Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb
IMDb: 6.3
N/A

Intimate portrait of rock icon Steven Tyler performing his first ever solo material as he searches for personal and creative fulfillment.

Hooked

Hooked

Hooked
IMDb: N/A
94

A man from the city embarks on a journey of personal discovery as he challenges himself to determine if he has what it takes to survive as a fisherman on…

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
IMDb: 6.3
93

It’s the most mythic of all American emporiums – and the scene of many an ultimate fashion fantasy. Now audiences get a rarified chance to peek behind the backroom doors…

Genre: Documentary
Surviving Sandy Hook

Surviving Sandy Hook

Surviving Sandy Hook
IMDb: 5.5
N/A

Documentary – Three families talk about their experiences after the Sandy Hook tragedy. – David Burke, J.T. Lewis, Scarlett Lewis

Genre: Documentary
The Real Right Stuff

The Real Right Stuff

The Real Right Stuff
IMDb: 7.9
120

Discover the incredible real events that inspired the The Right Stuff series.

Genre: Documentary
Starman

Starman

Starman
IMDb: 6.4
N/A

Luca Parmitano is the first italian astronaut to perform an extravehicular activity, currently part of the crew engaged in the Expedition 61 mission on board the International Space Station (SSI),…

Genre: Documentary
After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News
IMDb: 7
95

An investigation into the ongoing threat caused by the phenomenon of “fake news” in the U.S., focusing on the real-life consequences that disinformation, conspiracy theories and false news stories have…

Genre: Documentary
A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die
IMDb: 8
91

Interviews and archival footage profile the life of Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement leader who looks back at his early life and the rise of the Movement.

Häxan

Häxan

Häxan
IMDb: 7.7
105

Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle…

Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North

Nanook of the North
IMDb: 7.6
79

This pioneering documentary film depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada’s northern Quebec region. Although the production contains some fictional elements, it vividly shows how its resourceful…

A Trip through Berlin

A Trip through Berlin

A Trip through Berlin
IMDb: 7
6

Actuality scenes of Berlin circa 1910.

Genre: Documentary
Hermann My Father

Hermann My Father

Hermann My Father
IMDb: 5.5
52

A documentary made for television by Helma Sanders-Brahms.

Genre: Documentary
Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story

Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story

Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story
IMDb: 6.3
59

The Clark Little Story is a genre defining action/adventure nature documentary film highlighting a whole new generation of action wave photography. Dive into the life of renowned water photographer, Clark…

Genre: Documentary
The Pixar Shorts: A Short History

The Pixar Shorts: A Short History

The Pixar Shorts: A Short History
IMDb: 7.5
23

The story of Pixar’s early short films illuminates not only the evolution of the company but also the early days of computer animation, when a small group of artists and…

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend

Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend
IMDb: 6.7
85

This documentary tells the story of Bruce Lee and his unsuccessful efforts to start a acting career in the U.S., he returned to Hong Kong where he became an international…

Genre: Documentary
Circus Kid

Circus Kid

Circus Kid
IMDb: 7.3
N/A

The Pickle Family Circus was founded by Lorenzo Pisoni’s parents in 1974. The film documents the spirit, the lunacy, the daring, the danger and the dynamics of growing up in…

Genre: Documentary
Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby

Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby

Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby
IMDb: 9.9
59

Presented by former Samoa rugby player Dan Leo, who sacrificed his own career to confront corruption in his national union, Oceans Apart looks at the bond between the Pacific and…

Genre: Documentary
May I Be at Peace

May I Be at Peace

May I Be at Peace
IMDb: 5.1
95

May I Be at Peace follows the lives and recoveries of several children in an eating disorder hospital.

Genre: Documentary
Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles the Clown
IMDb: 4.8
75

In Florida, parents can hire Wrinkles the Clown to scare their misbehaving children.

Maestro

Maestro

Maestro
IMDb: 7.5
123

Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream. What evolved was a scene that set the ground work…

Genre: Documentary
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today

Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
IMDb: 6.6
78

One of the greatest courtroom dramas in history, NUREMBERG shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi war criminals using the Nazis’ own films and records….

Evolution of a Criminal

Evolution of a Criminal

Evolution of a Criminal
IMDb: 6.9
81

In 1997, 17-year old Darius Clark Monroe robbed a bank and went to prison for it; then he went to NYU film school and made this movie about his life….

Genre: Documentary
Darwin

Darwin

Darwin
IMDb: 7
86

Nick Brandestini is a filmmaker based in Zurich, Switzerland. His first documentary, Return to Florence (2006), about a small group of young American and British artists studying classical methods at…

Genre: Documentary
The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness
IMDb: 7.3
67

‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the…

Genre: Documentary
Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters
IMDb: 7.6
93

A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at…

Genre: Documentary
Code 2600

Code 2600

Code 2600
IMDb: 7.3
82

CODE 2600 documents the rise of the Information Technology Age as told through the events and people who helped build and manipulate it.

Genre: Documentary
Unlawful Killing

Unlawful Killing

Unlawful Killing
IMDb: 7.6
88

A documentary about the allegedly conspiratorial killing of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed.

Genre: Documentary
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
IMDb: 6.8
97

Muhammad Ali’s historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector…

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film

Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film
IMDb: 6.8
93

Documentary covering the end of an era as Polaroid stops producing its signature cameras and film as well as The Impossible Project to keep instant photography alive.

Neurons to Nirvana

Neurons to Nirvana

Neurons to Nirvana
IMDb: 7.7
69

Through interviews with leading psychologists and scientists, Neurons to Nirvana explores the history of four powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA and Ayahuasca) and their previously established medicinal potential. Strictly…

Genre: Documentary
Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson
IMDb: 6.4
89

20 years after Calvin and Hobbes stopped appearing in daily newspapers, filmmaker Joel Allen Schroeder has set out to explore the reasons behind the comic strip’s loyal and devoted following.

Genre: Documentary
Mirage Men

Mirage Men

Mirage Men
IMDb: 6.4
85

UFOs: weapons of mass deception… For over 60 years teams within the US Air Force and Intelligence services exploited and manipulated beliefs about UFOs and ET visitations as part of…

Genre: Documentary
Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds
IMDb: 7.9
88

A vibrant investigation of the predicament of central Indian cotton farmers, caught up in biotech broker Monsanto’s genetically modified seed program. Refused loans by legitimate banks, the farmers borrow from…

Genre: Documentary