Movies in the Documentary genre

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Deep Water

Deep Water is a documentary, but it's also one part adventure film, one part Greek tragedy, and one part meditation on the role of the "hero" in modern society. The movie starts out with a seemingly simple premise: chronicle the first nonstop roun...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2007-08-24
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Nothing Objectionable)
Director: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell
Cast: Tilda Swinton (narrator)
Deliver Us From Evil

Forget The Grudge 2, Saw III, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. If you want real horror - the kind that will turn your stomach and curdle your insides - you need look no further than the documentary realm and Deliver Us from Evil. After...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2006-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Director: Amy Berg
Cast: Father Oliver O'Grady, Father Tom Doyle, Nancy Sloan, ...
Dissident, The

On July 2, 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to obtain paperwork necessary for his planned marriage…and never emerged. His disappearance quickly became a major news story and, as details c...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bryan Fogel
Cast: Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed Bin Salman, Hatice Cengiz, ...

It requires only four words to describe Earth: glorious photography, annoying narration. Essentially, Earth is a blown up (for the big screen), dumbed-down (for a young audience) version of the spectacular TV mini-series, Planet Earth. There's no ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-22
MPAA Rating: "G"
Director: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield
Cast: James Earl Jones (Narrator)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is truly a tale for our time. Today, Corporate America may pay lip-service to the term "ethics," but the men and women at the top don't understand or care about the definition. There's only one word that means...

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2005-04-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Director: Alex Gibney
Cast: Ken Lay, Jeff Skilling, Andrew Fastow
Fahrenheit 11/9

At one point in his career, Michael Moore made insightful movies – smart, thought-provoking films that explored often-polarizing subjects. Then, at some point after his 2002 documentary, Bowling for Columbine, Moore became more interested in ...

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore, Donald Trump, David Hogg, ...
Fahrenheit 9/11

The primary goal of Fahrenheit 9/11 is obvious: offer evidence that President George W. Bush is an incompetent moron and that his administration is corrupt. One might argue that filmmaker Michael Moore does an adequate job of this, except that, to...

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2004-06-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore
Final Account

Final Account may ultimately be more important for the voices it immortalizes than for its worth as a conventional documentary. The film’s mission is simple: seek out as many ex-Nazi survivors as could be found at the time of the production ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Luke Holland
Cast: Karl Hollander, Otto-Ernst Duscheleit, Hans Werk, ...
Fog of War, The

Robert S. McNamara, the Secretary of Defense for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, was an observer of and participant in many of the key events of the 20th century. History has not been more kind to him than his critics have been, so McNamar...

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2003-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Errol Morris
For the Love of Spock

On September 8, 2016, Star Trek celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first TV airing. The event was marked with surprisingly little fanfare - disappointing when one considers the global celebration that accompanied Doctor Who’s similar milest...

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-09
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Adam Nimoy
Cast: Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, ...