Best Documentary Movies of 2016

1.

O.J. Made in America

6.2
8.9/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Starring: O.J. Simpson, Marcia Clark, Francis Lee Bailey, Peter Hyams, David Zucker, Gil Garcetti, Robert Kardashian ..
Directed by: Ezra Edelman
Release date: 2016-05-20
2.

Planet Earth II

5.9
9.5/10 IMDB

David Attenborough presents a documentary series exploring how animals meet the challenges of surviving in the most iconic habitats on earth.

Release date: 2016-11-06
3.

13th

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Starring: Jelani Cobb, Angela Davis, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Marie Gottschalk, Michael Hough, Gina Clayton, David Keene, James Kilgore ..
Directed by: Ava DuVernay
Release date: 2016-10-07
4.

Before the Flood

5.8
8.3/10 IMDB

A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems, and native communities across the planet.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Pope Francis, Ban Ki-moon, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Brune, Marc Mageau ..
Directed by: Fisher Stevens
Release date: 2016-10-21
5.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Starring: Lucianne Walkowicz, Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Werner Herzog ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2016-03-04
6.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

4.9
7.8/10 IMDB

The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Larry Kane, Whoopi Goldberg, Elvis Costello, Eddie Izzard, Sigourney Weaver, Richard Lester ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2016-09-15
7.

Supersonic

4.9
7.9/10 IMDB

From award-winning director Mat Whitecross and featuring extensive unseen archive footage, Supersonic charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just three short years. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed, and features candid new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher, their mother, and members of the band and road crew.

Starring: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul Gallagher, Peggy Gallagher, Tony McCarroll, Alan McGee ..
Directed by: Mat Whitecross
Release date: 2016-10-02
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8.

Tower

4.9
8.0/10 IMDB

Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation, Tower reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Starring: Violett Beane, Chris Doubek, Blair Jackson, Louie Arnette, Josephine McAdam, Aldo Ordoñez, Seamus Bolivar-Ochoa, Monty Muir, Cole Bee Wilson, Vicky Illk ..
Directed by: Keith Maitland
Release date: 2016-03-13
9.

Amanda Knox

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

This gripping, atmospheric documentary recounts the infamous trial, conviction and eventual acquittal of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of a British exchange student in Italy.

Starring: Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini, Nick Pisa, Valter Biscotti, Stefano Conti, Carla Vecchiotti, Anderson Cooper, Arline Kercher, Curt Knox ..
Directed by: Brian McGinn, Rod Blackhurst
Release date: 2016-09-10
10.

My Scientology Movie

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church's headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church's use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux.

Starring: Louis Theroux, Tom De Vocht, Marty Rathbun, Jefferson Hawkins, Andrew Perez, Marc Headley, Paz de la Huerta, Rob Alter ..
Directed by: John Dower
Release date: 2016-05-05

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