Best Documentary Movies of 2017

1.

I Am Not Your Negro

5.8
7.8/10 IMDB

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a meditation on what it means to be Black in the United States.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Medgar Evers, Ray Charles, Harry Belafonte, Shumerria Harris, Cathy Salvodon ..
Directed by: Raoul Peck
Release date: 2017-02-03
2.

Icarus

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

While investigating the furtive world of illegal doping in sports, director Bryan Fogel connects with renegade Russian scientist Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov—a pillar of his country’s “anti-doping” program. Over dozens of Skype calls, urine samples, and badly administered hormone injections, Fogel and Rodchenkov grow closer despite shocking allegations that place Rodchenkov at the center of Russia’s state-sponsored Olympic doping program.

Starring: Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov, Nikita Kamaev, Dan Cogan, Victor Webster ..
Directed by: Bryan Fogel
Release date: 2017-06-03
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3.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Miloš Forman, Judd Hirsch, Peter Bonerz, Randall Carver, Andy Dick, Paul Giamatti, Hugh Hefner, Elton John ..
Directed by: Chris Smith
Release date: 2017-09-05
4.

What the Health

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Filmmaker Kip Andersen uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation's leading health organizations doesn't want people to know about it.

Starring: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco, David Carter, Jake Conroy, Garth Davis, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Mike Ewall, Alan Goldhamer ..
Directed by: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Release date: 2017-03-16
Best Documentary Movies of 2017 : The Vietnam War
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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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8.

Spielberg

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Starring: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Francis Ford Coppola, Tom Hanks, J.J. Abrams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, Drew Barrymore ..
Directed by: Susan Lacy
Release date: 2017-10-05
Best Documentary Movies of 2017 : The Defiant Ones
9.

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
10.

I Am Heath Ledger

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

The life and career of an actor, artist, and icon. His own journey through his own camera.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Kate Ledger, Kim Ledger, Olivia Ledger, Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, Djimon Hounsou, Catherine Hardwicke, Ang Lee, Christina Cauchi ..
Directed by: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray
Release date: 2017-04-23
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