Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)


An Intervention

9.4/10 IMDB

Chelsea Bledsoe and her husband Graig throw a surprise intervention for her old high school boyfriend, Henry, with a mismatched group of acquaintances from back in the day to fill out the guest list.

Starring: Kaitlin Eden, Phil Platakis, Bryan Schmiderer, Jeremy M. Eden, Michael Klappauf, Kara Brinkman, Katie Binkley, Dan Eden, Kevin Kirchman, Ryan O'Hara ..
Directed by: Dan Eden
Release date: 2021-01-01

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

7.9/10 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 ..
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Release date: 2021-02-26

Thomas Sowell: Common Sense in a Senseless World

9.3/10 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 ..
Release date: 2021-01-23

My Way: The Life and Legacy of Pat Patterson

8.4/10 IMDB

Pat Patterson and those who knew him best look back at his unlikely path to the top of sports-entertainment. From growing up a poor kid in Montreal, to finding fame in San Francisco and New York City and working side-by-side with Vince McMahon, Pat became the celebrated creative force behind some of the greatest moments and matches in WWE history.

Starring: Pierre Clermont, Hulk Hogan, Leati Joseph Anoa'i, Gene Okerlund, Gerald Brisco, Jim Morris, Vince McMahon, Bob Backlund, Robert Remus, Kevin Nash ..
Release date: 2021-01-24

The Minimalists: Less Is Now

5.9/10 IMDB

They've built a movement out of minimalism. Longtime friends Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus share how our lives can be better with less.

Starring: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus ..
Directed by: Matt D'Avella
Release date: 2021-01-01

President Biden

7.1/10 IMDB

FRONTLINE tells the story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America’s next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President-elect Biden and what those challenges reveal about how he will govern.

Starring: Joe Biden, Jim Gilmore ..
Directed by: Michael Kirk
Release date: 2021-01-19

Fake Famous

6.6/10 IMDB

Explores the meaning of fame and influence in the digital age through an innovative social experiment. Following three Los Angeles-based people with relatively small followings, the film explores the attempts made to turn them into famous influencers by purchasing fake followers and bots to “engage” with their social media accounts.

Directed by: Nick Bilton
Release date: 2021-02-02

Mountain Men: The Ghosts of K2

7.3/10 IMDB

The dramatic stories of Fritz Wiessner’s 1939 K2 expedition and Charlie Houston’s return in 1953. K2 is one of the hardest mountains in the world to climb. This film focuses on the expeditions of Fritz Wiessner and Charlie Houston in 1953. An award winner at the Banff, Telluride, Trento and Prague film festivals.

Starring: John Shrapnel, Bob Bates ..
Directed by: Mick Conefrey
Release date: 2021-01-08
Best Documentary Movies of This Year: History of Swear Words

History of Swear Words

6.5/10 IMDB

An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed hosted by Nicolas Cage. A loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nikki Glaser, London Hughes, Elvis Mitchell, Melissa Mohr, Kory Stamper, DeRay Davis, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Benjamin Bergen ..
Directed by: Christopher D'Elia
Release date: 2021-01-05
Best Documentary Movies of This Year: Headspace: Guide to Meditation

Headspace: Guide to Meditation

8.6/10 IMDB

Over the course of eight animated episodes, Andy Puddicombe—former Buddhist monk and co-founder of the globally beloved Headspace meditation app—takes viewers through the benefits and science behind meditation.

Starring: Andy Puddicombe ..
Directed by: Devin Clark
Release date: 2021-01-01

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