Best Documentary Movies of 2017

1.

Hare Krishna! The Mantra, the Movement and the Swami Who Started It All

5.1
9.6/10 IMDB

"Hare Krishna!" is a documentary on the life of Srila Prabhupada, the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrives in America without support or money and ignites a worldwide spiritual phenomenon, now known as the Hare Krishna Movement.

Starring: Mahatma Gandhi ..
Directed by: John Griesser
Release date: 2017-06-16
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2.

The Vietnam War

4.8
9.1/10 IMDB

Epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in history as never told before on film. Visceral and immersive, exploring the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses.

Release date: 2017-09-17
3.

Avicii: True Stories

4.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary about the arena-packing Swedish DJ, chronicling his explosive rise to fame and surprising decision to retire from live performances in 2016.

Starring: Avicii, David Guetta, Tiësto, Mike Einziger, Nile Rodgers, Wyclef Jean, Chris Martin, Aloe Blacc, Barack Obama ..
Directed by: Levan Tsikurishvili
Release date: 2017-10-26
4.

Abducted in Plain Sight

4.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg is abducted from a small church-going community in Idaho by a trusted neighbour and close family friend.

Starring: Jan Broberg, Sinclair DuMont, Mary Ann Broberg, Bob Broberg, Susan Broberg, Pete Welsh, Karen Campbell, Joe Berchtold, Cor Hoffman, Annette E. Belnap ..
Directed by: Skye Borgman
Release date: 2017-05-26
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5.

The Defiant Ones

4.6
8.6/10 IMDB

A four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre -- one the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other straight out of Compton - -- and their improbable partnership and surprising leading roles in a series of transformative events in contemporary culture.

Release date: 2017-07-05
6.

Gaga: Five Foot Two

4.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Go behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Bobby Campbell, Mark Ronson, Florence Welch, Donatella Versace, Joe Germanotta, Barbara Bush, Tony Bennett, George H. W. Bush ..
Directed by: Chris Moukarbel
Release date: 2017-09-08
7.

Five Came Back

4.3
8.3/10 IMDB

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Based on Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.”

Starring: Meryl Streep, Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Paul Greengrass, Guillermo del Toro, Lawrence Kasdan ..
Directed by: Laurent Bouzereau
Release date: 2017-03-31
8.

LA 92

4.3
8.2/10 IMDB

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage.

Starring: Rodney King, Tom Brokaw, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ted Koppel, Edward James Olmos, Maxine Waters, Tom Bradley, Danny Bakewell Sr., Soon Ja Du ..
Directed by: T.J. Martin, Daniel Lindsay
Release date: 2017-04-28
9.

Tickling Giants

4.3
8.3/10 IMDB

The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. One comedy show united the country and tested the limits of free press. This is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show "The Show".

Starring: Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart ..
Directed by: Sara Taksler
Release date: 2017-03-15
10.

Chasing Coral

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”—a sign of mass coral death—has been accelerating around the world, and the public has no idea of the scale or implication of the catastrophe silently raging underwater.

Starring: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan, Ruth Gates, Manuel González-Rivero, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas, Justin Marshall, Trevor Mendelow ..
Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Release date: 2017-03-16

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