159 Best Documentary Movies To Watch

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They say art imitates life, but nothing gets to the heart of humanity like documentary filmmaking. Whether you want to flex your history knowledge or binge a true crime, here are the best documentaries and docuseries available to stream now.

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Bad Axe (2022)

7.8

A precious snapshot of a fraught time in American history

Rewind (2020)

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8.0

A harrowing account of child abuse and a family's role in sustaining or preventing it

Is That Black Enough for You?!? (2022)

7.0

An encyclopedic lesson in film history with a sharp and funny personal edge

Disclosure (2020)

best

8.3

A powerful and necessary examination of how we view trans bodies in art

Procession (2021)

best

8.9

A one-of-a-kind documentary that affirms the healing power of community and art

Moonage Daydream (2022)

best

8.3

A documentary explosion of music, style, and sound, just as Bowie would’ve wanted

Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2022)

7.8

A haunting but moving elegy about loss and memory

Descendant (2022)

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8.0

A remarkably intelligent account of how lost history shapes one's culture, environment, and outlook on justice

Fire of Love (2022)

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8.4

A gorgeous deep dive into the explosive love story between two scientists and their craft

Stutz (2022)

7.8

An impressive experiment that doubles as a loving tribute and an actually helpful guide on how to be a better person

My Octopus Teacher (2020)

7.0

A peculiar take on the nature documentary, with a human twist

Sr. (2022)

7.1

A reverential son pays tribute to his father, who also happens to be one of America's most visionary directors
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