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Becoming(2020)

1h 29min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 67 votes)

Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others.

Money Heist: The Phenomenon(2020)

57min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 511 votes)

A documentary on why 'Money Heist' sparked a wave of enthusiasm around the world for a lovable group of thieves and their professor.

Directed by Luis Alfaro, Pablo Lejarreta

The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes(2022)

1h 41min | Documentary
3.2/5 (with 56 votes)

This documentary explores the mystery surrounding the death of movie icon Marilyn Monroe through previously unheard interviews with her inner circle.

Hot Girls Wanted(2015)

NC-17
| 1h 24min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 268 votes)

A first-ever look at the realities of the professional “amateur” porn world and the steady stream of 18-to-19-year old girls entering into it.

Directed by Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus

The Deepest Breath(2023)

1h 48min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 53 votes)

A champion freediver and expert safety diver seemed destined for one another despite the different paths they took to meet at the pinnacle of the freediving world. A look at the thrilling rewards — and inescapable risks — of chasing dreams through the depths of the ocean.

My Octopus Teacher(2020)

1h 24min | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 369 votes)

After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

Directed by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed

Power(2024)

1h 25min | Documentary

Driven to maintain social order, policing in the United States has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, American policing embodies one word: power.

Directed by Yance Ford

Money Shot: The Pornhub Story(2023)

1h 34min | Documentary
2.9/5 (with 129 votes)

Featuring interviews with performers, activists and past employees, this documentary offers a deep dive into the successes and scandals of Pornhub.

Directed by Suzanne Hillinger

ariana grande: excuse me, i love you(2020)

1h 37min | Music, Documentary
4.1/5 (with 161 votes)

Ariana Grande takes the stage in London for her Sweetener World Tour and shares a behind-the-scenes look at her life in rehearsal and on the road.

Directed by Paul Dugdale - With Ariana Grande

Pelé(2021)

1h 48min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 84 votes)

Against the backdrop of a turbulent era in Brazil, this documentary captures Pelé's extraordinary path from breakthrough talent to national hero. Mixing rare archival footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary celebrates the legendary Brazilian footballer who personified football as art.

Directed by Ben Nicholas, David Tryhorn

The Social Dilemma(2020)

1h 34min | Documentary, Drama
3.8/5 (with 675 votes)

This documentary-drama hybrid explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

Directed by Jeff Orlowski - With Tristan Harris, Aza Raskin, Justin Rosenstein, Shoshana Zuboff, Jaron Lanier, Skyler Gisondo, ...

Sly(2023)

1h 35min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 35 votes)

His love of film began as an escape from a rocky childhood. From underdog to Hollywood legend, Sylvester Stallone tells his story in this documentary.

Directed by Thom Zimny
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Miss Americana(2020)

R
| 1h 25min | Documentary, Music
4.0/5 (with 234 votes)

A raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during a transformational period in her life as she learns to embrace her role not only as a songwriter and performer, but as a woman harnessing the full power of her voice.

Knock Down the House(2019)

1h 26min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 74 votes)

In 2018, a young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada and a registered nurse in Missouri join a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Without political experience or corporate money, these four women are attempting to do what many consider impossible.

Directed by Rachel Lears - With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky(2020)

1h 19min | Documentary, Music
4.1/5 (with 225 votes)

Record-shattering Korean girl band BLACKPINK tell their story — and detail the hard fought journey of the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise.

Directed by Caroline Suh - With Blackpink, Teddy Park

Untold: Deal with the Devil(2021)

1h 17min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

Christy Martin broke boundaries and noses as she rose in the boxing world, but her public persona belied personal demons, abuse and a threat on her life.

Directed by Laura Brownson

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond(2017)

1h 34min | Documentary, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 296 votes)

Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.

Directed by Chris Smith - With Jim Carrey

The Tinder Swindler(2022)

1h 54min | Documentary, Crime
3.5/5 (with 408 votes)

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.

Directed by Felicity Morris

Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale(2022)

1h 18min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

As the Kalahari Desert faces a worsening dry season, prides, packs and herds of all kinds must rely on the power of family to survive.

Directed by Renée Godfrey, Matt Meech

Untold: Crime & Penalties(2021)

1h 25min | Documentary, Crime
3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

They were the bad boys of hockey — a team bought by a man with mob ties, run by his 17-year-old son, and with a rep for being as violent as they were good.

Directed by Chapman Way, Maclain Way

The Great Hack(2019)

1h 54min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 112 votes)

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

Directed by Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim - With Carole Cadwalladr, Brittany Kaiser, Donald Trump, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, David Carroll

Seaspiracy(2021)

1h 29min | Documentary
4.0/5 (with 170 votes)

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

Directed by Ali Tabrizi - With Ric O'Barry, Michael Greger, Michael A. Klaper, Richard Oppenlander, Paul Watson, George Monbiot, ...

American Murder: The Family Next Door(2020)

3.7/5 (with 278 votes)

Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.

Directed by Jenny Popplewell

Stutz(2022)

1h 36min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 48 votes)

In candid conversations with actor Jonah Hill, leading psychiatrist Phil Stutz explores his early life experiences and unique, visual model of therapy.

Directed by Jonah Hill

Fyre(2019)

1h 38min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 411 votes)

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

Directed by Chris Smith

Gaga: Five Foot Two(2017)

1h 40min | Music, Documentary
3.8/5 (with 278 votes)

Go behind the scenes with pop provocateur Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show.

Directed by Chris Moukarbel - With Lady Gaga

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed(2021)

1h 32min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world's most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics(2020)

1h 25min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 72 votes)

Celebrities recall their most mind-bending trips via animations, reenactments and more in this comedic documentary exploring the story of psychedelics.

A Secret Love(2020)

1h 23min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

Amid shifting times, two women kept their decades-long love a secret. But coming out later in life comes with its own set of challenges.

Directed by Chris Bolan - With Terry Donahue, Pat Henschel, Diana Bolan

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly(2019)

1h 25min | Documentary, Music
3.5/5 (with 94 votes)

While crafting his Grammy-nominated album "Astroworld," Travis Scott juggles controversy, fatherhood and career highs in this intimate documentary.

Directed by White Trash Tyler, Isaac Yowman
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