Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)

1.

The Social Dilemma

5.5
7.7/10 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 ..
Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Release date: 2020-01-26
2.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet

5.5
9.1/10 IMDB

He knows our natural world like no other, and there’s never been a more urgent time to hear his story and vision for our future.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Directed by: David Attenborough, Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Jonathan Hughes
Release date: 2020-09-28
3.

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
4.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

5.3
6.8/10 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
5.

American Murder: The Family Next Door

5.3
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
6.

My Octopus Teacher

5.2
8.4/10 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 ..
Directed by: Philippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Release date: 2020-03-19
7.

Athlete A

4.8
7.7/10 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
8.

Uncle Tom

4.7
9.1/10 IMDB

In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America's most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a unique look at being black in America. Featuring media personalities, ministers, civil rights activists, veterans, and a self-employed plumber, the film explores their personal journeys of navigating the world as one of America's most misunderstood political and cultural groups: The American Black Conservative. In this eye-opening film from Director Justin Malone and Executive Producer Larry Elder, Uncle Tom examines self-empowerment, individualism and rejecting the victim narrative. Uncle Tom shows us a different perspective of American History from this often ignored and ridiculed group.

Starring: Chad Jackson, Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens, Larry Elder, Jesse Lee Peterson, Allen West, Robert Woodson, Herman Cain, Carol Swain, Herman Cain ..
Directed by: Justin Malone
Release date: 2020-06-19
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9.

The Mole

4.4
8.7/10 IMDB

A real-life undercover thriller about two ordinary men who embark on an outrageously dangerous ten-year mission to penetrate the world's most secretive and brutal dictatorship: North Korea.

Starring: Mads Brügger, Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Pérez, Ulrich Løvenskjold Larsen, Jim Latrache-Qvortrup, Annie Machon, Hisham Al-Dasouqi, Kim Ryong Chol, Anders Kristensen, Otto Warmbier, Ri Won-Guk ..
Directed by: Mads Brügger
Release date: 2020-10-11
10.

Disclosure

4.3
8.3/10 IMDB

An investigation of how Hollywood's fabled stories have deeply influenced how Americans feel about transgender people, and how transgender people have been taught to feel about themselves.

Starring: Laverne Cox, MJ Rodriguez, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Chaz Bono, Jamie Clayton, Tre'vell Anderson, Alexandra Billings, Marquise Vilson, Rain Valdez ..
Directed by: Sam Feder
Release date: 2020-06-19

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