Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)

1.

Cruella

6.8
7.4/10 IMDB

In 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, a young grifter named Estella is determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute. But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.

Starring: Emma Stone, Dev Patel, Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Chloé Booyens, Bern Collaço, Mark Strong ..
Directed by: Alex Timbers, Craig Gillespie
Release date: 2021-05-26
2.

Friends: The Reunion

5.8
8.1/10 IMDB

The cast of Friends reunites for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the hit series, an unforgettable evening filled with iconic memories, uncontrollable laughter, happy tears, and special guests.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Justin Bieber, James Corden ..
Directed by: Ben Winston
Release date: 2021-05-27
3.

Seaspiracy

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers an alarming global conspiracy.

Starring: Ali Tabrizi, Sylvia Earle, Richard O'Barry, Paul de Gelder, Lucy Tabrizi, Jonathan Balcombe, George Monbiot, Michael Klaper ..
Directed by: Ali Tabrizi, Kip Andersen
Release date: 2021-03-24
4.

Schumacher

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Starring: Michael Schumacher, Mick Schumacher, Corinna Schumacher, Ralf Schumacher, Rolf Schumacher, Gina Schumacher, Jean Todt, Bernie Ecclestone, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Häkkinen ..
Directed by: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Michael Wech, Vanessa Nöcker
Release date: 2021-09-15
5.

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

5.1
7.8/10 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, Zoe Donahoe, Claudia Sulewski, Ariana Grande ..
Directed by: R.J. Cutler
Release date: 2021-02-26
6.

Respect

4.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.

Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Tate Donovan ..
Directed by: Liesl Tommy
Release date: 2021-08-12
7.

The Year Earth Changed

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

Never-before-seen footage shows how our living in lockdown opened the door for nature to bounce back and thrive. Across the seas, skies, and lands, Earth found its rhythm when we came to a stop.

Starring: David Attenborough, Tom Beard, Mike Gunton, Alice Keens-Soper, Alex Griffiths, Bhashkar Bara, Dulu Bora, Anshul Chopra, Christine Gabriele, Meghna Hazarika ..
Directed by: Tom Beard
Release date: 2021-04-16
8.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

A look at the life and legend of Sir Alex Ferguson, from his working-class roots in Glasgow through to his career as one of the greatest football managers of all time. While recovering from a traumatic brain haemorrhage in 2018, Sir Alex intimately recounts vivid details of his life and career to his son, including his legendary 26-year tenure as manager of Manchester United.

Starring: Alex Ferguson, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan, Jason Ferguson ..
Directed by: Jason Ferguson
Release date: 2021-05-27
9.

14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

In 2019, Nepalese mountain climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja set out to do the unthinkable by climbing the world’s fourteen highest summits in less than seven months. (The previous record was eight years). He called the effort “Project Possible 14/7” and saw it as a way to inspire others to strive for greater heights in any pursuit. The film follows his team as they seek to defy naysayers and push the limits of human endurance.

Starring: Nirmal Purja ..
Directed by: Torquil Jones
Release date: 2021-11-12
10.

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America's history lost—until now.

Starring: Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Abbey Lincoln, Mavis Staples, Moms Mabley, Mahalia Jackson, Jesse Jackson, David Ruffin, Sly Stone ..
Directed by: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Release date: 2021-07-02

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