Best Documentary Movies of 2016

1.

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
2.

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
3.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

5.6
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
4.

Tickled

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn’t stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Starring: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Hal Karp, Marko Realmonte, Kevin Clarke, T.J. Gretzner, Richard Ivey, Debbie Scoblionkov, Jordan Schillaci ..
Directed by: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Release date: 2016-05-26
5.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

4.9
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.

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
7.

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
8.

Team Thor

4.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Discover what Thor was up to during the events of Captain America: Civil War.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Daley Pearson ..
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Release date: 2016-08-28
9.

Zero Days

4.7
7.8/10 IMDB

Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. Evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments, this malware was designed to specifically sabotage Iran’s nuclear programme. However, the complex computer worm ended up not only infecting its intended target but also spreading uncontrollably.

Starring: Joanne Tucker, Yossi Melman, Ralph Langner, Emad Kiyaei, Richard A. Clarke, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu, Allison Cohn, Tadashi Mitsui, Camilo Quiroz-Vazquez ..
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Release date: 2016-07-08
10.

Audrie & Daisy

4.5
7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary film about three cases of rape, that includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyberbullying.

Starring: Daisy Coleman, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson, Darren White ..
Directed by: Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen
Release date: 2016-09-23

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