Best Documentary Movies of 2013

1.

Blackfish

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Starring: Dean Gomersall, Samantha Berg, John Jett, John Hargrove, Carol Ray, Jeffrey Ventre, Kim Ashdown, Ken Balcomb, Mark Simmons, Thomas Tobin ..
Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Release date: 2013-06-07
2.

Jodorowsky's Dune

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Brontis Jodorowsky, Nicolas Winding Refn, Richard Stanley, Devin Faraci, Drew McWeeny, Gary Kurtz ..
Directed by: Frank Pavich
Release date: 2013-08-30
3.

Sound City

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories.

Starring: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Dave Grohl, John Fogerty, Rivers Cuomo, Taylor Hawkins, Barry Manilow, Stevie Nicks, Krist Novoselic ..
Directed by: Dave Grohl
Release date: 2013-01-18
4.

20 Feet from Stardom

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Starring: Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega, Patti Austin, Mick Jagger, Stevvi Alexander, Bette Midler ..
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Release date: 2013-06-14
5.

Bo Burnham: What.

5.1
8.5/10 IMDB

Left brain and right brain duke it out and then belt out a tune in comedian Bo Burnham's quick and clever one-man show. As intelligent as he is lanky, Burnham cynically pokes at pop entertainment while offering unadulterated showmanship of his own.

Starring: Bo Burnham ..
Directed by: Christopher Storer, Bo Burnham
Release date: 2013-12-18
6.

Tim's Vermeer

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Holland, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artista David Hockney, and eventually even to Buckingham Palace. The epic research project Jenison embarques on is as extraordinary as what he discovers.

Starring: Colin Blakemore, David Hockney, Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Teller, Philip Steadman ..
Directed by: Teller
Release date: 2013-12-06
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7.

Africa

4.6
9.0/10 IMDB

Africa, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel, focuses on wildlife and wild habitats in Africa, and has been four years in the making.

Release date: 2013-01-02
8.

Particle Fever

4.5
7.4/10 IMDB

As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure.

Starring: Martin Aleksa, Nima Arkani-Hamed, Savas Dimopoulos, Monica Dunford, Fabiola Gianotti, David Kaplan, Mike Lamont ..
Directed by: Mark Levinson
Release date: 2013-06-14
9.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Have you ever read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies connected to every website you visit, phone call you make, or app you use? Of course you haven’t. But those agreements allow corporations to do things with your personal information you could never even imagine. This film explores the intent hidden within these ridiculous agreements, and reveals what corporations and governments are legally taking from you and the outrageous consequences that result from clicking “I accept.”

Starring: Leigh Bryan, Raymond Kurzweil, Joe Lipari, Richard Melville Hall, Max Schrem, Christopher Shin, Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Rupert Murdoch ..
Directed by: Cullen Hoback
Release date: 2013-07-12
10.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

4.4
6.8/10 IMDB

Captures the laughter, energy and mayhem from Hart's 2012 "Let Me Explain" concert tour, which spanned 10 countries and 80 cities, and generated over $32 million in ticket sales.

Starring: Kevin Hart, David Terrell, David Jason Perez, Justine Herron, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, William Horton ..
Directed by: Leslie Small
Release date: 2013-07-03

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