Best Documentary Movies of 2020

1.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

6.3
9.0/10 IMDB

The story of life on our planet by the man who has seen more of the natural world than any other. In more than 90 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Addressing the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, the film offers a powerful message of hope for future generations.

Starring: David Attenborough, Max Hughes ..
Directed by: David Attenborough, Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Jonathan Hughes
Release date: 2020-09-28
2.

The Social Dilemma

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Starring: Skyler Gisondo, Kara Hayward, Vincent Kartheiser, Tristan Harris, Sophia Hammons, Catalina Garayoa, Barbara Gehring, Chris Grundy, Vic Alejandro, Laura Obiols ..
Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Release date: 2020-09-09
3.

My Octopus Teacher

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

Starring: Craig Foster, Craig Foster, Tom Foster ..
Directed by: Philippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Release date: 2020-09-04
4.

Miss Americana

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

Starring: Taylor Swift, Joe Alwyn, Todrick Hall, Brendon Urie, Jack Antonoff, Bobby Berk, Jonathan van Ness, Max Martin, Antoni Porowski, Tom Hiddleston ..
Directed by: Lana Wilson
Release date: 2020-01-31
5.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

14 years after making a film about his journey across the USA, Borat risks life and limb when he returns to the United States with his young daughter, and reveals more about the culture, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the political elections.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Pence, Rudolph Giuliani, Maria Bakalova, Mike Pence, Rudolph Giuliani, Judith Dim Evans, Tom Hanks, Dani Popescu, Manuel Vieru ..
Directed by: Jason Woliner
Release date: 2020-10-23
6.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.

Starring: Nickole Atkinson, Jim Benemann, Luke Epple, Mark Jamieson, Nichol Kessinger, Marcelo Kopcow, Karen Leigh, Theresa Marchetta, Tom Mustin, Michael Rourke ..
Directed by: Jenny Popplewell
Release date: 2020-09-30
7.

The Dissident

5.0
7.9/10 IMDB

When Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappears after entering Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, his fiancée and dissidents around the world are left to piece together the clues to a brutal murder and expose a global cover up perpetrated by the very country he loved.

Starring: Jamal Khashoggi, Omar Abdulaziz, Agnès Callamard, Hatice Cengiz, Prince Mohammed bin Salman al Saud, Donald Trump, Fahrettin Altun, Anthony J. Ferrante, Abdulhamit Gul, ?rfan Fidan ..
Directed by: Bryan Fogel
Release date: 2020-12-25
8.

Minamata

4.8
7.7/10 IMDB

War photographer W. Eugene Smith travels back to Japan where he documents the devastating effect of mercury poisoning in coastal communities.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Minami, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Nighy, Jun Kunimura, Ry? Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Katherine Jenkins, Lily Robinson ..
Directed by: Andrew Levitas
Release date: 2020-03-13
9.

Athlete A

4.8
7.6/10 IMDB

Follow the Indianapolis Star reporters that broke the story about USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse and hear from gymnasts.

Starring: Maggie Nichols, Jamie Dantzscher, Mark Alesia, Rachael Denhollander, Géza Poszar, Jen Sey, Tracee Talavera ..
Directed by: Jon Shenk, Bonni Cohen
Release date: 2020-06-24
10.

Shawn Mendes: In Wonder

4.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A portrait of singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes' life, chronicling the past few years of his rise and journey.

Starring: Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello ..
Directed by: Grant Singer
Release date: 2020-11-23

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