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129 Best Documentary Movies to Watch

Popular + Documentary

Popular + Documentary

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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The Kingmaker (2019)
7.5

A revealing documentary about the Philippines' darkest era

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A Cop Movie (2021)
7.5

An empathetic and impressively inventive look at the notoriously corrupt Mexican police force

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In the Same Breath (2021)
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8.1

A Chinese filmmaker's account of COVID-19 cover-ups and propaganda

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Little White Lie (2014)
7.0

The secrets of a New York family

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Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
7.9

A darkly hilarious portrait of the inevitability of death

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Flee (2021)
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8.5

A humanizing look at the refugee crisis

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Close-Up (1990)
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9.0

An ingenious docufiction classic and a passionate examination of storytelling and cinema

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Hail Satan? (2019)
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8.0

Forget everything you think you know about the Satanic Temple

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Shirkers (2018)
7.8

Truth is stranger than fiction in this bizarre documentary that doubles as an ode to art and film

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The Painter and the Thief (2020)
7.8

An artist searching for her missing painting faces down the man who stole it

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Mayor (2020)
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8.0

A unique portrayal of the mayor of the de-facto capital of Palestine

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The Social Dilemma (2020)
8.0

How social media algorithms harm society, as explained by their inventors

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