Best Documentary Movies of 2021

1.

Cruella

6.6
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Starring: Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Chloé Booyens, Bern Collaço, Mark Strong ..
Directed by: Alex Timbers, Craig Gillespie
Release date: 2021-05-26
2.

Seaspiracy

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers an alarming global conspiracy.

Starring: Ali Tabrizi, Sylvia Earle, Richard O'Barry, Paul de Gelder, Lucy Tabrizi, Jonathan Balcombe, George Monbiot, Michael Klaper ..
Directed by: Ali Tabrizi, Kip Andersen
Release date: 2021-03-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : Friends: The Reunion
3.

Friends: The Reunion

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

The cast of Friends reunites for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the hit series, an unforgettable evening filled with iconic memories, uncontrollable laughter, happy tears, and special guests.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden ..
Directed by: Ben Winston
Release date: 2021-05-27
4.

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost — until now.

Starring: Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B. B. King, Abbey Lincoln, Mavis Staples, Moms Mabley, Mahalia Jackson, Jesse Jackson, David Ruffin, Sly Stone ..
Directed by: Questlove
Release date: 2021-07-02
5.

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

In 2019, Nepalese mountain climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja set out to do the unthinkable by climbing the world’s fourteen highest summits in less than seven months. (The previous record was eight years). He called the effort “Project Possible 14/7” and saw it as a way to inspire others to strive for greater heights in any pursuit. The film follows his team as they seek to defy naysayers and push the limits of human endurance.

Starring: Nirmal Purja, Jimmy Chin, Reinhold Messner, Klára Kolouchová, Conrad Anker ..
Directed by: Torquil Jones
Release date: 2021-11-12
6.

Schumacher

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Starring: Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, Corinna Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Rolf Schumacher, Gina Schumacher, Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen ..
Directed by: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Michael Wech, Vanessa Nöcker
Release date: 2021-09-15
7.

The Rescue

5.2
8.3/10 IMDB

The enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

Starring: Jim Warny, Thanet Natisri, John Volanthen, Derek Anderson, Rick Stanton, Mikko Paasi, Richard Harris, Josh Morris, Mitch Torrel, Craig Challen ..
Directed by: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Release date: 2021-10-08
8.

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

5.0
7.7/10 IMDB

This documentary offers a deeply intimate look at extraordinary teenager Billie Eilish. Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, onstage, and at home with her family as the writing and recording of her debut album changes her life.

Starring: Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, Maggie Baird, Patrick O'Connell, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Zoe Donahoe, Claudia Sulewski, Ariana Grande ..
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Release date: 2021-02-26
9.

Respect

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan ..
Directed by: Liesl Tommy
Release date: 2021-08-12
10.

Val

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer, Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Marlon Brando, David Thewlis, Kurt Russell, Tom Cruise, Mercedes Kilmer, Joanne Whalley ..
Directed by: Leo Scott, Ting Poo
Release date: 2021-07-23
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : Death to 2021
11.

Death to 2021

4.4
6.3/10 IMDB

This comedic retrospective mixes archival footage and scripted sketches as it revisits all the dread — and occasional delight — that 2021 had to offer.

Starring: Lucy Liu, Stockard Channing, William Jackson Harper, Hugh Grant, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Diane Morgan, Nick Mohammed, Joe Keery, Joe Biden ..
Directed by: Josh Ruben, Jack Clough
Release date: 2021-12-27
12.

Life of Crime: 1984-2020

4.4
8.4/10 IMDB

An intimate documentary that looks at the vicious cycles of drug addiction and street crime in one of the roughest parts of New Jersey.

Starring: Robert Steffey, Freddie Rodriguez, Deliris Vasquez ..
Directed by: Jon Alpert
Release date: 2021-09-06
13.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged.

Starring: Sarah Chaney, Leroy Edwards III, Wallace Langham, Gus Lynch, Angela Nicholas, Ken Weiler, Matthew Modine, Jillian Peterson, Josh Stamberg, William-Christopher Stephens ..
Directed by: Chris Smith
Release date: 2021-03-17
14.

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.

Starring: The Notorious B.I.G., Sean Combs, Faith Evans, Damion Butler, Voletta Wallace, Lil' Cease, Gwendolyn Wallace, Dave Wallace, C Gutta, Hubert Sam ..
Directed by: Emmett Malloy
Release date: 2021-03-01
15.

The Alpinist

4.3
8.0/10 IMDB

When filmmaker Peter Mortimer encounters an elusive young climber named Marc-André Leclerc, an evolution in free solo mountaineering unfolds. Along the two-year journey up high alpine peaks and steep frozen waterfalls, Peter explores Marc’s connection to nature, his uncompromising quest for adventure, and the risks he takes to pursue his passion.

Starring: Marc-André Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Alex Honnold, Reinhold Messner, Barry Blanchard, Michelle Kuipers ..
Directed by: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Release date: 2021-09-07
16.

Adele One Night Only

4.3
8.0/10 IMDB

A primetime special with performances from the superstar including Adele’s first new material in six years plus her chart-topping hits. The special will also feature an exclusive interview with Adele by Oprah Winfrey from her rose garden, in Adele’s first televised wide-ranging conversation.

Starring: Adele, Oprah Winfrey, Lizzo, Melissa McCarthy, Gabrielle Union, James Corden, Dwyane Wade, Ava DuVernay, Seth Rogen, Drake ..
Directed by: Paul Dugdale
Release date: 2021-11-14
17.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

A look at the life and legend of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his working-class roots in Glasgow through to his career as one of the greatest football managers of all time. While recovering from a traumatic brain haemorrhage in 2018, Sir Alex intimately recounts vivid details of his life and career to his son, including his legendary 26-year tenure as manager of Manchester United.

Starring: Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan, Jason Ferguson ..
Directed by: Jason Ferguson
Release date: 2021-05-27
18.

The Year Earth Changed

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Never-before-seen footage shows how our living in lockdown opened the door for nature to bounce back and thrive. Across the seas, skies, and lands, Earth found its rhythm when we came to a stop.

Starring: David Attenborough, Tom Beard, Mike Gunton, Alice Keens-Soper, Alex Griffiths, Bhashkar Bara, Dulu Bora, Anshul Chopra, Christine Gabriele, Meghna Hazarika ..
Directed by: Tom Beard
Release date: 2021-04-16
19.

P!NK: All I Know So Far

4.2
7.8/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes look at P!NK as she balances family and life on the road, leading up to her first Wembley Stadium performance on 2019's "Beautiful Trauma" world tour.

Starring: Pink, Carey Hart, Willow Sage Hart ..
Directed by: Michael Gracey
Release date: 2021-05-21
20.

Child of Nature

4.2
8.6/10 IMDB

An epic journey of courage, hope and generosity, filmed in 15 countries. Child of Nature follows 5 connected stories of young people who, against all odds are transforming their lives and the lives of those around them.

Directed by: Marcos Negrão
Release date: 2021-05-01
21.

A Man Named Scott

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In 2009, Scott Mescudi aka Kid Cudi released his debut LP, Man on the Moon: The End of Day. A genre-bending album that broke barriers by featuring songs dealing with depression, anxiety and loneliness, it resonated deeply with young listeners and launched Cudi as a musical star and cultural hero. A Man Named Scott explores Cudi’s journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles and breakthroughs, making music that continues to move and empower his millions of fans around the world.

Starring: Kid Cudi, Jaden Smith, Blake Young, Shia LaBeouf, Timothée Chalamet, Willow Smith, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Lil Yachty, Schoolboy Q ..
Directed by: Robert Alexander
Release date: 2021-11-05
22.

TINA

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

Tina Turner overcame impossible odds to become one of the first female African American artists to reach a mainstream international audience. Her road to superstardom is an undeniable story of triumph over adversity. It’s the ultimate story of survival – and an inspirational story of our times.

Starring: Tina Turner, Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, Kurt Loder, Katori Hall, Erwin Bach, Roger Davies, Rhonda Graam, Terry Britten, Jimmy Thomas ..
Directed by: T.J. Martin, Daniel Lindsay
Release date: 2021-08-20
23.

The Last Baron

4.1
9.4/10 IMDB

The meaty saga of Burger Baron, a rogue fast-food chain with mysterious origins and a cult following, run by a loose network of fiercely independent Arab Canadian immigrants.

Starring: Omar Mouallem ..
Directed by: Omar Mouallem
Release date: 2021-09-17
24.

The Sparks Brothers

4.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron & Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

Starring: Ron Mael, Russell Mael, Dave Weigel, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Tom Beck, Flea, Steve Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Beck ..
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Release date: 2021-06-18
25.

Untold: Breaking Point

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Under pressure to continue a winning tradition in American tennis, Mardy Fish faced mental health challenges that changed his life on and off the court.

Starring: Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick ..
Directed by: Chapman Way, Maclain Way
Release date: 2021-09-07
26.

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

Starring: Anthony Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain, David Chang, Helen M. Cho, David Choe, Christopher Collins, Morgan Fallon, Joshua Homme, Alison Mosshart, Doug Quint ..
Directed by: Morgan Neville
Release date: 2021-07-16
27.

This Is How We Roll

4.0
9.2/10 IMDB

YouTuber Coaster Studios presents a feature length documentary about the roller coaster manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction! This documentary tells the story of Fred Grubb, a humble man from a small town in Wyoming with a big sense for adventure. He’d go on to develop a new way of building roller coaster track that would change the industry forever. This story goes into all of the challenges, hardships, and experiences that went into bringing these incredible thrill rides to life.

Starring: Taylor Bybee, Alan Schilke, Marcus Leshock, Jake Kilcup, Fred Grubb, Amy Garcia ..
Directed by: Taylor Bybee
Release date: 2021-10-08
28.

The Lost Leonardo

4.0
7.5/10 IMDB

London, England, 2008. Some of the most distinguished experts on the work of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) gather at the National Gallery to examine a painting known as Salvator Mundi; an event that turns out to be the first act of one of the most fascinating stories in the history of art.

Starring: Martin Kemp, Robert K. Wittman, Jerry Saltz, Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Robert Simon, Yves Bouvier, Antoine Harari, Georgina Adam, Warren Adelson, Luke Syson ..
Directed by: Andreas Koefoed
Release date: 2021-08-20
29.

Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström examine Earth's biodiversity collapse and how this crisis can still be averted.

Starring: Johan Rockström, David Attenborough ..
Directed by: Jon Clay
Release date: 2021-06-04
30.

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World

4.0
8.2/10 IMDB

Traces Thomas Sowell's journey from humble beginnings to the Hoover Institution, becoming one of our era's most controversial economists, political philosophers, and prolific authors.

Starring: Thomas Sowell, Eric July, Dave Rubin, Larry Elder, Steven Pinker, Walter Williams, Jason Riley ..
Release date: 2021-01-23
31.

Being James Bond

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his 15 year adventure as James Bond. Including never-before-seen archival footage from Casino Royale to the upcoming 25th film No Time To Die, Craig shares his personal memories in conversation with 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes, Hugh Jackman, Judi Dench, Eva Green, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Eric Bana ..
Directed by: Baillie Walsh
Release date: 2021-08-29
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : Forget Me Not
32.

Forget Me Not

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

As 3-year-old Emilio is ready to start school, his family finds itself cornered in the United States' most segregated education system - New York City public schools. Fighting for their son's right to an inclusive education - where Emilio and other children with disabilities would be taught alongside their classmates without disabilities - film director Olivier and his wife Hilda investigate the personal stories of students and their parents in the US. With children with disabilities worldwide less likely to attend school, these experiences expose just a handful of the widespread injustices currently taking place in the educational system and beyond for kids with disabilities. Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.

Directed by: Olivier Bernier
Release date: 2021-05-19
33.

Gunda

4.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm's ambient soundtrack, Master director Victor Kossakowsky invites the audience to slow down and experience life as his subjects do, taking in their world with a magical patience and an other worldly perspective. GUNDA asks us to meditate on the mystery of animal consciousness, and reckon with the role humanity plays in it. Executive produced by Joaquin Phoenix.

Directed by: Viktor Kossakovsky
Release date: 2021-04-15
34.

Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Fresh off the heels of her brand-new album, "Happier Than Ever," this cinematic concert experience features an intimate performance of every song in the album's sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl.

Starring: Billie Eilish, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Finneas O'Connell, Romero Lubambo ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Patrick Osborne, Billie Eilish
Release date: 2021-09-03
35.

45 Days: The Fight for a Nation

3.9
8.6/10 IMDB

A feature documentary presented and directed by former Royal Marines Commando Emile Ghessen. The documentary tells the story of the 2020 war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh. In the fall of 2020, Armenia and Azerbaijan fought a brutal bloody war. Azerbaijan won, decisively. The feature documentary 45 Days: The Fight for a Nation tells the story of this conflict, from the Armenian perspective, focusing on the human cost of war and its impact on the large Armenian diaspora.

Starring: Emile Ghessen, Tip Cullen ..
Directed by: Emille Ghessen, Emile Ghessen
Release date: 2021-09-16
36.

The Real Charlie Chaplin

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A look at the life and work of Charlie Chaplin in his own words featuring an in-depth interview he gave to Life magazine in 1966.

Starring: Pearl Mackie, Jeff Rawle, Matthew Wolf, Dickie Beau, Anne Rosenfeld, Dominic Marsh, Paul Leonard, Eben Young, Haley Flaherty, Charlie Chaplin ..
Directed by: Pete Middleton, James Spinney
Release date: 2021-11-19
37.

Marvel Studios ASSEMBLED: The Making of WandaVision

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Join Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and WandaVision’s creative team as they pull back the curtain on this highly groundbreaking series.

Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn, Teyonah Parris, Kat Dennings, Randall Park, Matt Shakman, Debra Jo Rupp, Kevin Feige, Evan Peters ..
Directed by: Brad Baruh
Release date: 2021-03-12
38.

Assassins

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

True crime meets global spy thriller in this gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader. The film follows the trial of the two female assassins, probing the question: were the women trained killers or innocent pawns of North Korea?

Starring: Siti Aisyah, Hadi Azmi, Anna Fifield, Doan Thi Huong, Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump, Ri Sol-ju, Moon Jae-in, Kim Yo-jong ..
Directed by: Ryan White
Release date: 2021-08-12
39.

Four Hours at the Capitol

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The documentary is an immersive chronicle of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, when thousands of American citizens from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to protest the results of the 2020 presidential election, many with the intent of disrupting the certification of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Starring: Eric Swalwell, Jim McGovern, Ruben Gallego, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Rosa DeLauro, Buddy Carter, Michael Fanone, Jimmy Albright, Daniel Hodges ..
Directed by: Jamie Roberts
Release date: 2021-10-20
40.

Attica

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Follows the largest prison uprising in US history, conducting dozens of new interviews with inmates, journalists, and other witnesses.

Starring: Richard Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Clarence Jones, John Johnson, Herman Schwartz, Elizabeth Gaynes, James Asbury ..
Directed by: Stanley Nelson, Traci A. Curry
Release date: 2021-09-09
41.

Milked

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A young activist goes deep into dairy land where he takes on the giants of New Zealand's most powerful industry, and reveals how the sacred cash-cow industry has been milked dry. His journey exposes not only the sustainability crisis and the dangerous denial of impending agricultural disruption, but also what New Zealand and other countries can do to change their fate.

Starring: Suzy Amis, Jane Goodall, Chris Huriwai ..
Directed by: Amy Taylor
Release date: 2021-11-07
42.

Becoming Cousteau

3.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Its focus will be on the inventor-explorer-environmentalist-filmmaker revolution, i.e., giving mankind the resources to explore the ocean with the Aqua Lung, calling attention to ocean pollution, and his longtime collaboration.

Starring: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Vincent Cassel, Carol Burnett, Louis Malle, Deborah Norville ..
Directed by: Liz Garbus
Release date: 2021-10-22
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : Ramin Fallah
43.

Ramin Fallah

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Ramin Fallah is a documentary biographical film about Iranian singer Ramin Fallah.

Starring: Ramin Fallah, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Ramin Fallah ..
Directed by: Mohsen Parvazi
Release date: 2021-09-12
44.

Woman in Motion

3.9
8.4/10 IMDB

Nichelle Nichols' daunting task to launch a national blitz for NASA, recruiting 8,000 of the nation's best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space.

Starring: Vivica A. Fox, Michael Dorn, Nichelle Nichols, Ashley Eckstein, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Lynn Whitfield, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeremy Bulloch, Pharrell Williams ..
Directed by: Todd Thompson
Release date: 2021-02-02
45.

Untold: Malice at the Palace

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Key figures from an infamous November 19th 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its fallout and its lasting legacy.

Starring: Jermaine O'Neal, Reggie Miller, Stephen Jackson, Timothy Smith, Jim Gray, Ben Wallace, David Stern, Stephen A. Smith, Kenny Smith ..
Directed by: Floyd Russ
Release date: 2021-08-10
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
46.

One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

A new concert special honoring the musical legacy and enduring friendship of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Filmed at Radio City Music Hall, the live concert brings together the two incredible entertainers performing duets and solo songs honoring their shared love of the Great American Songbook.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett ..
Directed by: Alex Coletti
Release date: 2021-11-28
47.

In the Same Breath

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

This documentary recounts the experiences of people on the ground in the earliest days of the novel coronavirus and the way two countries dealt with its initial spread, from the first days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States.

Directed by: Nanfu Wang
Release date: 2021-01-28
48.

You're Watching Video Music Box

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

The untold story of the world’s longest running video show, Video Music Box. A hip hop mainstay since 1983, VMB gave a platform to artists like Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J. Blige before they hit it big. Host Ralph McDaniels’ archives — amassed over 40 nearly years — reveal the show’s importance to numerous big-name musicians, as well as to the kids that grew up watching.

Starring: Nas, 50 Cent, Aaliyah, Yasiin Bey, Mary J. Blige, Bushwick Bill, Foxy Brown, Sean Combs, Common, Lauryn Hill ..
Directed by: Nas
Release date: 2021-12-03
49.

The Queen of Basketball

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

She was arguably the greatest women's basketball player. She won three national trophies; she played in the ’76 Olympics; she was drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?

Starring: Lusia Harris ..
Directed by: Ben Proudfoot
Release date: 2021-06-10
Best Documentary Movies of 2021 : A Life Too Short
50.

A Life Too Short

3.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Social media superstar Qandeel Baloch pushed boundaries in conservative Pakistan like no other. In 2016, high on her newfound celebrity, Qandeel exposes a well-known Muslim cleric–with tragic results.

Directed by: Safyah Usmani
Release date: 2021-01-22

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