Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)


Miss Americana

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

A Secret Love

8.0/10 IMDB

Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.

Starring: Terry Donahue, Pat Henschel ..
Directed by: Chris Bolan
Release date: 2020-04-29

Uncle Tom

9.4/10 IMDB

In a collection of intimate interviews with some of America's most provocative black conservative thinkers, Uncle Tom takes a different look at being black in America.

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

Beastie Boys Story

7.9/10 IMDB

A live documentary experience focusing on the history and legacy of the Beastie Boys and its intimate, personal story.

Starring: Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Michael Diamond, Bill Hader, Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, David Cross, Spike Jonze, Michael Kenneth Williams, Beastie Boys ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2020-04-24

Athlete A

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

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

7.8/10 IMDB

Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.

Starring: Larry Allison, Judith Heumann, James Lebrecht ..
Directed by: Nicole Newnham, James Lebrecht
Release date: 2020-03-25

The Beach

8.5/10 IMDB

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton's international success has come at a personal cost. He has reached a crossroad in his life and something has to change. He has chosen to try giving up life in the fast lane for a while, to go it alone, on an isolated beach in one of the most beautiful yet brutal environments in the world, to see if he can transform and heal his life.

Starring: Warwick Thornton ..
Directed by: Warwick Thornton
Release date: 2020-05-29

Risen: The Story of Chron "Hell Razah" Smith

8.8/10 IMDB

Discovered by Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Hell Razah had a promising career and gold records before he was tragically struck down with a brain aneurysm. Risen traces his journey to recovery - both spiritually and physically - back to the mic.

Starring: Hell Razah, RZA, Prodigal Sunn, Ras Kass, Cappadonna, Judah Priest, Killah Priest, Queen the Prophet, Shroom, A. Supreme Wilder ..
Directed by: Frank Meyer
Release date: 2020-03-11


7.1/10 IMDB

Disneynature’s Elephant follows African elephant Shani and her spirited son Jomo as their herd make an epic journey hundreds of miles across the vast Kalahari Desert. Led by their great matriarch, Gaia, the family faces brutal heat, dwindling resources and persistent predators, as they follow in their ancestors’ footsteps on a quest to reach a lush, green paradise.

Starring: Meghan Markle, Elisa Toffoli ..
Directed by: Mark Linfield
Release date: 2020-03-14

LA Originals

7.2/10 IMDB

Photographer Estevan Oriol and artist Mister Cartoon turned their Chicano roots into gritty art, impacting street culture, hip hop and beyond.

Starring: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mister Cartoon, Estevan Oriol, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, Terry Crews, Kobe Bryant, 50 Cent ..
Directed by: Estevan Oriol
Release date: 2020-04-10

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