Documentary Movies
Working on the Douro River

Working on the Douro River

Working on the Douro River
IMDb: 7.3
20

Short silent documentary from 1931 about those working on the River Douro in Oporto.

Genre: Documentary
Three Songs About Lenin

Three Songs About Lenin

Three Songs About Lenin
IMDb: 6.5
59

This documentary, made up of 3 episodes, is based on three songs sung by anonymous people in Soviet Russia about Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

Genre: Documentary
The Steel Road

The Steel Road

The Steel Road
IMDb: 7.2
77

Bold and exhilarating documentary account of the building of the Turkestan-Siberian railway, presented as a heroic triumph of Soviet progress over natural adversity.

Genre: Documentary
Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm
IMDb: 6.9
67

A lyrical documentary on the lives of Coal miners in the Donbass who are struggling to meet their production quotas under the Five Year Plan.

Genre: Documentary
#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories
IMDb: 6.5
92

One single Anne Frank moves us more than the countless others who suffered just as she did but whose faces have remained in the shadows-Primo Levi. The Oscar®-winning Helen Mirren…

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story

Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story
IMDb: 7.1
80

Introducing his never before seen ‘leaping one-hander’ to the masses on a national level, Kenny Sailors quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the…

Genre: Documentary
Sculptures by Sofu – Vita

Sculptures by Sofu – Vita

Sculptures by Sofu – Vita
IMDb: 6.6
17

A short documentary by Hiroshi Teshigahara about his father, the sculptor Sofu Teshigahara, preparing an exhibition.

Genre: Documentary
Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya
IMDb: 7.9
107

This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ program raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Unfettered access and a…

Genre: Documentary
Repeat Attenders

Repeat Attenders

Repeat Attenders
IMDb: 7.4
80

The theatre. Each year, millions of people attend to escape reality. But for a select few, the theatre IS their reality, with some of them seeing the same show hundreds…

Genre: Documentary
Athlete A

Athlete A

Athlete A
IMDb: 7.6
104

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse and hear from gymnasts.

Genre: Documentary
Artifact

Artifact

Artifact
IMDb: 8
105

Artifact is a 2012 American documentary film directed by Jared Leto under the pseudonym of Bartholomew Cubbins, a recurring character in the Dr. Seuss universe. The film is a documentary…

A Portrait of Ga

A Portrait of Ga

A Portrait of Ga
IMDb: 6.3
4

The ‘Ga’ of the title refers to the film maker’s mother. The film gathers together this elderly lady’s everyday actions to offer an abstract insight into her life. Margaret Tait…

Genre: Documentary
Margaret Tait: Film Maker

Margaret Tait: Film Maker

Margaret Tait: Film Maker
IMDb: 5.1
30

A documentary about the life and works of Margaret Tait.

Genre: Documentary
Csillogás

Csillogás

Csillogás
IMDb: 7
60

Interviews with 3 people who had near death experiences.

Genre: Documentary
Rose Street

Rose Street

Rose Street
IMDb: 6.2
15

The minutiae of daily life on Edinburgh’s Rose Street in the fifties is presented in this impressionistic documentary piece.

Genre: Documentary
Cars Without a Home

Cars Without a Home

Cars Without a Home
IMDb: 5.6
6

Jan Schmidt and Pavel Juráček turn their attention to the problem of Czechoslovakia’s unloved cars in this whimsical documentary short.

Genre: Documentary
Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo

Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo
IMDb: 7.8
107

71 years in the making, this feature documentary experience reveals the extraordinary life journey of Hollywood’s most unlikely hero, Danny Trejo.

Genre: Documentary
The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo
IMDb: 6.2
6

A film interpretation of the poem ‘The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Margaret Tait speaks the poem throughout the film.

Genre: Documentary
Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic
IMDb: 7.1
60

A thrilling journey through legends, belief and folklore, this film goes behind the scenes with the British Library as they search to tell that story through objects in their collection,…

Genre: Documentary
Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions

Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions

Mary Millington’s True Blue Confessions
IMDb: 4.3
45

A tribute to Britain’s number one sex symbol of the 1970’s – Mary Millington. Made a year after her tragic death, this film uses archive footage from all aspects of…

Genre: Documentary
Bamboo Stories

Bamboo Stories

Bamboo Stories
IMDb: 7.7
96

A group of men in North-Eastern Bangladesh are facing a dangerous mission. They are to conquer the river, with a 70 meter long raft. The ride is 300 kilometre long,…

Genre: Documentary
Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Mae West: Dirty Blonde
IMDb: 7.6
90

Mae West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, spanning eight decades of the 20th century. A full-time actress at seven, a vaudevillian at 14,…

Genre: Documentary
The Nightcrawlers

The Nightcrawlers

The Nightcrawlers
IMDb: 7.3
40

The Nightcrawlers provides unprecedented access to the the Manila Nightcrawlers as they look to expose the true cost of Filipino President Duterte’s violent war on drugs.

Genre: Documentary
The Importance of Being Oscar

The Importance of Being Oscar

The Importance of Being Oscar
IMDb: 7
84

A star-studded BBC film of Oscar Wilde’s glittering and controversial career before his trial for homosexual crimes and tragic fall from grace. Highlights from Oscar’s brilliant comedies such as The…

Genre: Documentary
LA Originals

LA Originals

LA Originals
IMDb: 7.2
92

Photographer Estevan Oriol and artist Mister Cartoon turned their Chicano roots into gritty art, impacting street culture, hip hop and beyond.

Genre: Documentary
Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed

Most Likely to Succeed
IMDb: 7
97

In 2007, four teenagers from disparate backgrounds are voted “Most Likely To Succeed” during their senior year of high school. Over a ten-year period, they each chart their own version…

Genre: Documentary
Shelby American

Shelby American

Shelby American
IMDb: 7.3
N/A

Carroll Shelby came from humble beginnings working as a chicken farmer in rural Texas. He exploded into the auto-racing scene by beating all the top-tier drivers of the era and…

Genre: Documentary
Very Ralph

Very Ralph

Very Ralph
IMDb: 6.8
108

The first documentary portrait of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, reveals the man behind the icon and the creation of one of the most successful brands in fashion history.

Genre: Documentary
Enter the Anime

Enter the Anime

Enter the Anime
IMDb: 2.5
58

What is anime? Through deep-dives with notable masterminds of this electrifying genre, this fast-paced documentary seeks to find the answers.

Genre: Documentary
Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works

Secrets in the Sky: The Untold Story of Skunk Works
IMDb: 7.8
90

In 1943, in a circus tent in Burbank, CA, a bunch of revolutionary thinkers first gathered together in secrecy to build America’s first jet fighter. They were rule benders, chance…

Sid & Judy

Sid & Judy

Sid & Judy
IMDb: 7.5
100

Explore the dramatic career and personal struggles of the talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland through rare concert footage, never-heard-before voice recordings and personal photos.

Genre: Documentary
The Scheme

The Scheme

The Scheme
IMDb: 7.1
118

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…

Genre: Documentary
Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X

Daniel Sloss: X
IMDb: 8.5
89

Daniel Sloss discusses a variety of topics, from his love of children, to being a man, in this tastefully dark comedy special.

Farmsteaders

Farmsteaders

Farmsteaders
IMDb: 8.1
59

Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders follows Nick Nolan and his young family on a journey to resurrect his late grandfather’s dairy farm as agriculture moves toward large-scale farming. A study of…

Genre: Documentary
Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare

Hidden Colors 5: The Art of Black Warfare
IMDb: 6.2
135

The history of warfare as it relates to global Black society, broken down into 7 chapters that examines the ways the system of racism wages warfare from a historical, psychological,…

Genre: Documentary
Underdogs

Underdogs

Underdogs
IMDb: 7.9
65

Téo Frank was just 18 and an aspiring director when he decided to try his luck at filmmaking on the other side of the Atlantic. After a series of encounters…

Speed is My Need

Speed is My Need

Speed is My Need
IMDb: 5.8
75

This daredevil documentary trails behind and into the minds of the biggest names in one of the world’s most dangerous sports, superbike racing.

Genre: Documentary
The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather
IMDb: 7.4
118

Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

Genre: Documentary
Leftover Women

Leftover Women

Leftover Women
IMDb: 7.3
85

In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being “leftover.” Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love…

Springsteen On Broadway

Springsteen On Broadway

Springsteen On Broadway
IMDb: 8.5
153

Springsteen on Broadway is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography ‘Born…