Best Documentary Movies of This Year (So Far)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
An enchanting making-of story told through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.
Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
Investigators reveal how Boeing’s alleged priority of profit over safety could have contributed to two catastrophic crashes within months of each other.
The Tinder Swindler
Posing as a wealthy, jet-setting diamond mogul, an Israeli conman wooed women online then conned them out of millions of dollars. Now some victims plan for payback.
Celebrate the joy of a perfectly executed shot to the groin as Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and the rest of the gang return alongside some newcomers for one final round of hilarious, wildly absurd and often dangerous displays of stunts and comedy.
Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.
From war-torn Syria to the 2016 Rio Olympics, two young sisters embark on a risky voyage, putting their hearts and their swimming skills to heroic use.
Inside the Final Season of Better Call Saul
Behind the scenes of the final season of Better Call Saul; a prequel to Breaking Bad.
What Is a Woman?
Political commentator Matt Walsh explores the changing concepts of sex and gender in the digital age, particularly the transgender rights movement, transphobia, and what it means to be a woman.
After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.
Through outrageous, never-before-seen footage, witness the making of the Jackass crew's last go at wild stunts.
Follows the man who survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent in August 2020. During his months-long recovery, he makes shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life and decides to return home.
Inside the Mind of a Cat
Cat experts dive into the mind of the feline to reveal the true capabilities of the pouncing pet in this captivating and cuddly documentary.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi's Return
A new documentary that showcases the making of the epic limited series. Features never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and visits to the creature shop and props department.
A cinematic odyssey featuring never-before-seen footage exploring David Bowie's creative and musical journey.
Return to Space
The inspirational rise of SpaceX as well as Elon Musk's two-decade effort to resurrect America’s space travel ambitions.
Jennifer Lopez: Halftime
Global superstar Jennifer Lopez reflects on her multifaceted career and the pressure of life in the spotlight in this intimate documentary.
Maitanam - The Story of Football in Kerala
Football in the Indian State of Kerala runs through the fabric of its society, where "football is life and life is football". The film brings you six unique stories that take you on a journey across the football crazy land of Kerala.
Manchester in the 1970s
Talks about life in early Manchester and interviews people from abroad and what difficulties ethnic minorities faced when they first arrived to work and start a life in a new country.
Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes
The story of Chernobyl told through a newly discovered hoard of dramatic footage filmed at the nuclear plant during the disaster and deeply personal interviews of those who were there, directed by Emmy Award-winner and Russian-speaker James Jones.
In candid conversations with actor Jonah Hill, leading psychiatrist Phil Stutz explores his early life experiences and unique, visual model of therapy.
Sex, Love, Misery: New New York
Swiping. Dating. Ghosting. Have you wondered what was really going on in your date's head? "Sex, Love, Misery" reveals candid thoughts and encounters between diverse singles looking to mingle or marry, from initial texts to hook ups and beyond.
The Longest Month
Four hard-hitting stores, from the deadliest period in U.S. Army Aviation, since Vietnam. Actual footage from the events, and interviews from the Soldiers, who were there - bring these intense and touching stories of courage and sacrifice to life.
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
A wide-ranging, definitive look at Hawk’s life and iconic career, and his relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades, featuring unprecedented access, never-before-seen footage, and interviews with Hawk and prominent figures in the sport including Stacy Peralta, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Neil Blender, Andy MacDonald, Duane Peters, Sean Mortimer, and Christian Hosoi.
The Get Lost Losers
THE GET LOST LOSERS follows the most cantankerous rock band in Hollywood as it prepares for a super-clutch industry showcase and one last shot at fame. Official Selection: Montauk Film Festival & Culver City Film Festival. Winner at FOTA, The Canadian Cinematography Awards and The Studio City Film Festival.
Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest
Transcending cultural barriers and consistently going against the grain, female Nepali climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa attempted to summit Everest four times in the early nineties. Although she was not allowed to attend school as a child, Pasang did not let that stop her from pursuing her dreams. After founding her own trekking company in Kathmandu, she blazed a trail for Nepali women via her efforts to summit Everest. Proving how big you can dream and how far you can go to achieve those dreams, she left a legacy not only for the family she has left behind, but for the myriad women following in her footsteps.
Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Features Jerrod Carmichael in a standup comedy show at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture
A journey which unveils the mystery of how theology, history, culture, and politics led to a Biblical mistranslation, the man who tried to stop it, and the impassioned academic crusade of the LGBTQIA+ Christian community-driven to discover the truth.
The Weeknd: 103.5 Dawn FM
Live performance broadcast of The Weeknd's album Dawn FM.
Rebuilding Word On The Water
An old floating bookshop with no engine, run by eccentric canal boaters requires a repair. The issue is the repair shop is 30 miles away. An arduous journey spanning over half a year follows as they struggle to repair the shop in time and maintain friendships with one another.
Fire of Love
Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other, and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple were seduced by the thrill and danger of this elemental love triangle. They roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and their aftermath, documenting their discoveries in stunning photographs and breathtaking film to share with an increasingly curious public in media appearances and lecture tours. Ultimately, Katia and Maurice would lose their lives during a 1991 volcanic explosion on Japan’s Mount Unzen, but they would leave a legacy that would forever enrich our knowledge of the natural world.
Stranger at the Gate
A U.S. Marine plots a terrorist attack on a small-town American mosque, but his plan takes an unexpected turn when he comes face to face with the people he sets out to kill.
The Most Canceled Man in America
A young political activist is openly targeted by the US Government for his involvement in nationwide protests and the events of January 6th, 2021. With his money seized and no ability to board a plane, he leads a movement to new heights.
Subject unpacks the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking by examining well-known documentaries of the past decade, and revealing the impact their commercial success has had on the lives of the onscreen subjects.
A Life On The Farm
A strange story from Somerset, England about a filmmaking farmer and the inspiring legacy of his long-lost home movies.
The Redeem Team
Using unprecedented Olympic footage and behind-the-scenes material, The Redeem Team tells the story of the US Olympic Men's Basketball Team’s quest for gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing following the previous team’s shocking performance four years earlier in Athens.
The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM
On the 2-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, Candace revisits Minneapolis and the violent, racially-divided aftermath that fueled BLM's global rise-and filled its coffers.
The Beatles: Get Back - The Rooftop Concert
On the 30th of January, 1969, the Beatles performed an unannounced concert from the rooftop of their Apple Corps headquarters at Savile Row, within central London's office and fashion district. Experience the final and unforgettable iconic performance of The Beatles in a special 60-minute presentation, digitally remastered into the image and sound quality of IMAX DMR technology.
Lucy and Desi
Explore the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together.
Home Is Somewhere Else
Accessing the "American Dream" is still not possible for everyone, even less so for those from immigrant backgrounds: for undocumented youths, their hopes for the future coexist with permanent fear of possible deportation. This is a window inside the hearts and minds of these young dreamers, and the undocumented.
OLIVIA RODRIGO: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film)
Grammy® winner singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo takes a familiar road trip from Salt Lake City, where she began writing her debut album “SOUR,” to Los Angeles. Along the way, Rodrigo recounts the memories of writing and creating her record-breaking debut album and shares her feelings as a young woman navigating a specific time in her life. Through new live arrangements of her songs, intimate interviews and never-before-seen footage from the making of the album, audiences will follow Olivia along on a cinematic journey exploring the story of “SOUR.”
Carole King & James Taylor: Just Call Out My Name
Explore the 50-year friendship between award-winning singer/songwriters James Taylor and Carole King. The duo famously performed at Los Angeles’s Troubadour in 1970, and in 2010 made a triumphant return performance.
Brian Cox: Seven Days on Mars
With unique access to Nasa, Brian Cox follows Perseverance rover’s search for life on Mars during a critical seven-day period as it undertakes an epic journey across the red planet.
Duran Duran: A Hollywood High
A feature length docu-concert film, Duran Duran celebrate their four decade long career, the release of their latest studio album FUTURE PAST, and the launch of a global world tour. An extraordinary night of music, shot on a Los Angeles rooftop, with the iconic Capitol Tower behind them and the Hollywood sign in the distance. A Hollywood High reminds us of the prolific's group of its diverse song writing, and capturing their boundless live energy. The film also brings to life the band’s deep and lasting relationship with Los Angeles and through archival footage, interviews and behind-the-scenes it traces the band’s rise to become one of the most influential and successful groups of all time.
Skandal! Bringing Down Wirecard
Upstart payment firm Wirecard wowed the financial industry with its runaway success — until a tenacious team of journalists exposed massive fraud.
Decades after her untimely death, Princess Diana continues to evoke mystery, glamour, and the quintessential modern fairy tale gone wrong. As a symbol of both the widening fissures weakening the British monarchy and the destructive machinery of the press, the Princess of Wales navigated an unparalleled rise to fame and the corrosive challenges that came alongside it. Crafted entirely from immersive archival footage and free from the distraction of retrospective voices, this hypnotic and audaciously revealing documentary takes a distinctive formal approach, allowing the story of the People’s Princess to unfold before us like never before.
In Breaking Bread, exotic cuisine and a side of politics are on the menu. Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel - the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef - is on a quest to make a social change through food. And so, she founded the A-sham Arabic Food Festival in Haifa. There, pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on mouthwatering dishes like kishek (a Syrian yogurt soup), and qatayef (a dessert typically served during Ramadan), as we savor the taste of hope and discover the food of their region free from political and religious boundaries.
The Real Story of January 6
The "Real Story of January 6", a feature documentary by the Epoch Times reveals the truth that has been hidden from the American people.
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special
In his final comedy special, Norm Macdonald ponders casinos, cannibalism, living wills and why you have to be ready for whatever life throws your way, all done in front of a camera, without an audience, and in one take. After his set, Norm's friends and fellow comics gather to salute him.
Dio: Dreamers Never Die
This career spanning documentary on heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio delves deep into his incredible rise from 50's doo-wop crooner, to his early classic rock days in Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, to replacing the iconic lead singer Ozzy Osborne in Black Sabbath, to finally cement his legend with DIO. Ronnie's biography is completely unique to the tired sex, drugs and rock and roll cliches. The film is about perseverance, dreams and the power to believe in yourself.
Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery
In this DefunctTV special, Kevin Perjurer investigates the origin of the four-note theme that has been used on Disney Channel for the past two decades.