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

Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. After spending 2 years and millions of dollars, the massive undertaking eventually fell apart, but the artists Jodorowsky assembled for the legendary project continued to work together. This group of artists, or his “warriors” as Jodorowsky named them, went on to define modern sci-fi cinema with such films as Alien, Blade Runner, Star Wars and Total Recall.

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.

The Pirate Bay: Away from Keyboard

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

TPB AFK is a documentary about three computer addicts who redefined the world of media distribution with their hobby homepage The Pirate Bay. How did Tiamo, a beer crazy hardware fanatic, Brokep a tree hugging eco activist and Anakata – a paranoid hacker libertarian – get the White House to threaten the Swedish government with trade sanctions? TPB AFK explores what Hollywood’s most hated pirates go through on a personal level.

Starring: Gottfrid Svartholm, Fredrik Neij, Peter Sunde ..
Directed by: Simon Klose
Release date: 2013-02-08
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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
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Africa
5.

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
6.

Terms and Conditions May Apply

4.5
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, Moby, Max Schrem, Christopher Shin, Mark Zuckerberg, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Rupert Murdoch ..
Directed by: Cullen Hoback
Release date: 2013-07-12
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7.

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
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8.

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
Best Documentary Movies of 2013 : Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
9.

Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th

4.3
8.6/10 IMDB

Taking inspiration from Peter M. Bracke's definitive book of the same name, this epic 7-hour documentary (by the same team behind Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy) dives into the making of all 12 Friday the 13th films, with all-new interviews from cast and crew.

Starring: Corey Feldman, Sean S. Cunningham, Noel Cunningham, Dennis R. Murphy, Victor Miller, Barry Moss, Robbi Morgan, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Ron Millkie ..
Directed by: Daniel Farrands
Release date: 2013-09-13
10.

One Direction: This Is Us

4.2
4.1/10 IMDB

Go behind the scenes during One Directions sell out "Take Me Home" tour and experience life on the road.

Starring: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Simon Cowell, Martin Scorsese, Chris Rock, Jon Shone, Dan Richards ..
Directed by: Morgan Spurlock
Release date: 2013-08-30

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