Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)


An Intervention

9.8/10 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

Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy

6.6/10 IMDB

A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.

Starring: Carl Hart, Koe Rodriguez, Nelson George, Corey Pegues, Samson Styles, Felipe Luciano ..
Directed by: Stanley Nelson
Release date: 2021-01-11

The Minimalists: Less Is Now

6.0/10 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

What Would Sophia Loren Do?

6.7/10 IMDB

Nancy Vincenza Kulik, an Italian-American grandmother from Fort Lee, New Jersey, has experienced many challenges and triumphs. But she always meets life's journey with love, resilience and joy, inspired in part by another Italian grandmother, movie star Sophia Loren.

Starring: Nancy Kulik, Sophia Loren, Edoardo Ponti ..
Directed by: Ross Kauffman
Release date: 2021-01-15

President Biden

6.6/10 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

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: Tony Parker: The Final Shot

Tony Parker: The Final Shot

6.8/10 IMDB

The background and career of Tony Parker, whose determination led him to become arguably the greatest French basketball player.

Starring: Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Gregg Popovich, Thierry Henry, Pau Gasol, Emanuel Ginóbili, Kemba Walker ..
Directed by: Florent Bodin
Release date: 2021-01-06
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

8.7/10 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

In & of Itself

8.6/10 IMDB

Storyteller and Conceptual Magician Derek DelGaudio attempts to understand the illusory nature of identity and answer the deceptively simple question 'Who am I?'

Starring: Derek DelGaudio ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 2021-01-22

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