Best Documentary Movies of 2014

1.

The Look of Silence

5.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A family that survives the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Starring: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong, Kemat, Joshua Oppenheimer, Amir Siahaan, Ted Yates ..
Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer
Release date: 2014-08-30
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2.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

Starring: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cory Doctorow, Peter Eckersley, Lawrence Lessig ..
Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
Release date: 2014-06-27
3.

Citizenfour

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

In June 2013, Laura Poitras and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her.

Starring: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, William Binney, Barack Obama, Jacob Appelbaum, Julian Assange, Jeremy Scahill, Kevin Bankston, Ewen MacAskill ..
Directed by: Laura Poitras
Release date: 2014-10-24
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4.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

5.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.

Starring: Kip Andersen ..
Directed by: Keegan Kuhn, Kip Andersen
Release date: 2014-07-01
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5.

Finding Vivian Maier

5.6
7.7/10 IMDB

Vivian Maier's photos were seemingly destined for obscurity, lost among the clutter of the countless objects she'd collected throughout her life. Instead these images have shaken the world of street photography and irrevocably changed the life of the man who brought them to the public eye. This film brings to life the interesting turns and travails of the improbable saga of John Maloof's discovery of Vivian Maier, unravelling this mysterious tale through her documentary films, photographs, odd collections and personal accounts from the people that knew her. What started as a blog to show her work quickly became a viral sensation in the photography world. Photos destined for the trash heap now line gallery exhibitions, a forthcoming book and this documentary film.

Starring: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé, Maren Baylaender, Eula Biss, Bindy Bitterman, Roger Carlson, Phil Donahue, Karen Frank ..
Directed by: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Release date: 2014-03-21
6.

Fed Up

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public, resulting in one of the largest health epidemics in history.

Starring: Katie Couric, Michael Pollan, Bill Clinton, Tom Vilsack, Kelly Brownell, Michael Bloomberg, Michele Simon ..
Directed by: Stephanie Soechtig
Release date: 2014-05-09
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7.

20.000 Days on Earth

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.

Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Blixa Bargeld, Susie Bick, Arthur Cave, Earl Cave, Kirk Lake, Darian Leader, Kylie Minogue, Ray Winstone ..
Directed by: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
Release date: 2014-07-05
8.

Virunga

5.1
8.2/10 IMDB

Virunga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is Africa’s oldest national park, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a contested ground among insurgencies seeking to topple the government that see untold profits in the land. Among this ongoing power struggle, Virunga also happens to be the last natural habitat for the critically endangered mountain gorilla. The only thing standing in the way of the forces closing in around the gorillas: a handful of passionate park rangers and journalists fighting to secure the park’s borders and expose the corruption of its enemies. Filled with shocking footage, and anchored by the surprisingly deep and gentle characters of the gorillas themselves, Virunga is a galvanizing call to action around an ongoing political and environmental crisis in the Congo.

Starring: André Bauma, Emmanuel de Merode, Mélanie Gouby, Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, Vianney Kazarama ..
Directed by: Orlando von Einsiedel
Release date: 2014-11-07
Best Documentary Movies of 2014 : The Weight of Chains 2
9.

The Weight of Chains 2

4.9
9.0/10 IMDB

'The Weight of Chains 2' is a documentary film largely dealing with the effects of the Washington Consensus economic doctrine on the newly established former Yugoslav republics, but also with neoliberalism as an economic concept. Through interviews with Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone and many others, the author, Serbian-Canadian Boris Malagurski, attempts to analyze why so many people in the Balkans are disappointed with the systems imposed after the fall of socialism and how capitalism could be improved. Looking at the examples of Ecuador and Iceland, the film tries to uncover alternatives to the prevailing orthodoxies of Western economic dictates and help developing nations find their own way to shape their economies and their countries.

Starring: Boris Malagurski, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, R. James Woolsey, Jr., Carla Del Ponte, Vuk Jeremi?, Ivo Josipovi?, Mla?an Dinki?, Igor Mandi?, Domagoj Margeti? ..
Directed by: Boris Malagurski
Release date: 2014-11-25
10.

Free to Play

4.7
7.9/10 IMDB

Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.

Starring: Benedict Lim, Danil Ishutin, Clinton Loomis ..
Release date: 2014-03-19

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