Best Documentary Movies of 2021

1.

Cruella

6.6
7.4/10 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.

Friends: The Reunion

5.8
8.1/10 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
3.

Seaspiracy

5.8
8.2/10 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
4.

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

5.5
7.9/10 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
5.

Schumacher

5.3
7.5/10 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
6.

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
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7.

Death to 2021

4.6
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
8.

The Rescue

4.4
8.4/10 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
9.

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
10.

Respect

4.3
6.6/10 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

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