Documentary Movies Online

A documentary film approaches a subject from a non-fictional angle, and many documentaries try to present their subjects in an unobtrusive, unbiased way that doesn't make judgments or attempt to lead the audience to predetermined conclusions. Other documentaries, however, have a very explicit agenda and seek to shape the audience's reactions to the subject.

In its purest form, documentary movies present facts without any attempt to influence how the viewer interprets those facts. In practice, documentaries can never achieve that purity, since the very act of choosing what to include in the film and how to present it introduces some of the filmmaker's bias into the final product.

Among those documentaries with an agenda, social and political documentaries are usually the most explicit in their points of view. Political documentaries in particular often take a particular viewpoint and construct a narrative to support that viewpoint.

Historical documentaries tell a story about specific time periods, historical events or historical figures. Military campaigns, exploration and cultural events are common subjects of historical documentaries. Although political events may be the subject of a documentary like this, a film with the intent of illustrating the historical context of the event is more likely to describe how and why the event took place and less likely to try to persuade the viewer toward a particular ideological conclusion about the event.

Another common type of documentary is the biography. These documentaries tell the story of a well-known individual. Governmental leaders, religious figures, sports stars, artists and musicians are typical subjects of biographical documentaries.

Finally, science-related documentaries attempt to explain scientific or technological topics. Like historical documentaries, science documentaries are often unbiased, although contemporary documentaries about the food industry or environmental issues often have a strong ideological lean in one direction or another.

Beastie Boys Story
Beastie Boys Story
The Elephant Queen
The Elephant Queen
Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
They Shall Not Grow Old
They Shall Not Grow Old
From Scratch
From Scratch
Teenage Superstars
Teenage Superstars
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Original Kings of Comedy
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
American Dream/American Knightmare
American Dream/American Knightmare
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
Love Means Zero
Love Means Zero
Where's My Roy Cohn?
Where's My Roy Cohn?
The Cross and the Switchblade
The Cross and the Switchblade
The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
No Safe Spaces
No Safe Spaces
The Kingmaker
The Kingmaker
Blackfish
Blackfish
Making the Five Heartbeats
Making the Five Heartbeats
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Pandas
Pandas
Pavarotti
Pavarotti
David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby: Remember My Name
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Apollo 11
Apollo 11
Western Stars
Western Stars
Korn's Brian Head Welch: Loud Krazy Love
Korn's Brian Head Welch: Loud Krazy Love
Hail Satan?
Hail Satan?
Michael Jackson: This Is It
Michael Jackson: This Is It
When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
Addiction
Addiction
Whitney
Whitney
Fetishes
Fetishes
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage
Brene Brown: The Call to Courage
Evolution
Evolution
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Conor McGregor: Notorious
Bowling for Columbine
Bowling for Columbine
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Active Measures
Active Measures
Maria By Callas
Maria By Callas
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Unmistaken Child
Unmistaken Child
The China Hustle
The China Hustle
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro
The Meerkats
The Meerkats
Super Size Me
Super Size Me
Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art
Banksy and the Rise of Outlaw Art
The Flat Earth
The Flat Earth
The Gospel According To Andre
The Gospel According To Andre
Hitsville: The Making of Motown
Hitsville: The Making of Motown
African Cats
African Cats
Katy Perry: Part of Me
Katy Perry: Part of Me
The True Cost
The True Cost
Maiden
Maiden
Catfish
Catfish
Restrepo
Restrepo
Life, Animated
Life, Animated
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Hillary's America: The Secret History Of The Democratic Party
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley
Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.
Ride Like a Girl
Ride Like a Girl
Inside Job
Inside Job
Chariots of the Gods
Chariots of the Gods
The Cold Blue
The Cold Blue
McQueen
McQueen
Wartorn 1861-2010
Wartorn 1861-2010
San Francisco 2.0
San Francisco 2.0
Mondays at Racine
Mondays at Racine
The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew
The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles
I Am Elizabeth Smart
I Am Elizabeth Smart
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Good Fortune
Good Fortune
Good Hair
Good Hair
Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman
Jackass 3D
Jackass 3D
Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac
Rush: Time Stand Still
Rush: Time Stand Still
JFK Jr: The Final Year
JFK Jr: The Final Year
The First Monday In May
The First Monday In May
Home Videos
Home Videos
Zero Days
Zero Days
A LEGO Brickumentary
A LEGO Brickumentary
Saving Face
Saving Face
The Education of Mohammad Hussein
The Education of Mohammad Hussein
Good Ol' Freda
Good Ol' Freda
American Animals
American Animals
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Dolphin Reef
Dolphin Reef
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Marley
Marley
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