Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)


Apollo 11

8.3/10 IMDB

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Starring: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Walter Cronkite ..
Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
Release date: 2019-03-01
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7.2/10 IMDB

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

Starring: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng, Michael Ciccarelli, Mdavid Low, Samuel Krost, Andy King, J.R. ..
Directed by: Chris Smith
Release date: 2019-01-18

The Great Hack

7.0/10 IMDB

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

Starring: Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser, Julian Wheatland, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik, Christopher Wiley, Paul Hilder ..
Directed by: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
Release date: 2019-01-26

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

7.3/10 IMDB

Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.

Starring: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Alfie Allen, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Jacob Anderson, Liam Cunningham ..
Directed by: Jeanie Finlay
Release date: 2019-05-26

The Game Changers

8.5/10 IMDB

From the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the anthropology lab at Dartmouth, to a strongman gym in Berlin and the bushlands of Zimbabwe, the world is introduced to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

Starring: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Scott Jurek, Dotsie Bausch, Tia Blanco, Nimai Delgado, Rip Esselstyn ..
Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
Release date: 2019-09-16
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9.1/10 IMDB

The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.

Starring: Ali Maula ..
Directed by: Dan Gabriel
Release date: 2019-05-14
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Minding the Gap

8.1/10 IMDB

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Starring: Bing Liu, Keire Johnson, Zack Mulligan, Nina Bowgren, Mengyue Bolen ..
Directed by: Bing Liu
Release date: 2019-01-17

Square One

9.9/10 IMDB

An investigation into the original 1993 Michael Jackson Allegations brought by the Chandler family.

Starring: Caroline Fristedt, Geraldine Hughes, Taj Jackson, Charles Thomson, Jenny Winings, Danny Wu, Josephine Zohny ..
Directed by: Danny Wu
Release date: 2019-09-28

Aziz Ansari: Right Now

7.6/10 IMDB

In a comedy special directed by Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the social climate.

Starring: Aziz Ansari ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 2019-07-09

Last Breath

7.7/10 IMDB

A commercial diver is stranded on the seabed with only five minutes of oxygen supply, but with no chance of rescue for more than 30 minutes. With access to amazing archival footage, this is the true story of one man’s impossible fight for survival.

Starring: Duncan Allcock, Kjetil Ove Alvestad, Stuart Anderson, Glenn Brunskill, Michal Cichorski, Filippo De Filippi, Craig Frederick ..
Directed by: Alex Parkinson, Richard Da Costa
Release date: 2019-04-05

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