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.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
From Scratch
From Scratch
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Where's My Roy Cohn?
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They Shall Not Grow Old
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm
Pavarotti
Pavarotti
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
The Original Kings of Comedy
The Original Kings of Comedy
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
I Am Elizabeth Smart
I Am Elizabeth Smart
Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Jim Allison: Breakthrough
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs
Jackass: The Movie
Jackass: The Movie
Home Videos
Home Videos
No Safe Spaces
No Safe Spaces
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Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable
Apollo 11
Apollo 11
Three Identical Strangers
Three Identical Strangers
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Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce
Western Stars
Western Stars
David Crosby: Remember My Name
David Crosby: Remember My Name
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Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Whitney
Whitney
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The Elephant Queen
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Michael Jackson: This Is It
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: If I Leave Here Tomorrow
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The Cold Blue
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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
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Chariots of the Gods
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5B
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Tupac: Resurrection
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Super Size Me
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American Dream/American Knightmare
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Catfish
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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
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RBG
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Jackass Number Two
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Forks Over Knives
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Conor McGregor: Notorious
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Hail Satan?
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Crumb
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Speed Is My Need
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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
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Maiden
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Blackfish
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Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Evolution
Evolution
Restrepo
Restrepo
Whitney: Can I Be Me
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Money Talks
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Korn's Brian Head Welch: Loud Krazy Love
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Long Shot
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Hitsville: The Making of Motown
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love
Science Fair
Science Fair
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Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway
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The Flat Earth
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Penguins
Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down
Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down
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The China Hustle
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Ron Howard
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When We Were Kings
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The Heart Of Man
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TWA: Flight 800
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Good Fortune
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Cocaine Cowboys Reloaded
Fahrenheit 11/9
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More Than a Game
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The Cross and the Switchblade
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End Game (2018)
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Rush: Time Stand Still
Rush: Time Stand Still
Pixies
Pixies
The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz
Biggie and Tupac
Biggie and Tupac
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
Deep Web
Deep Web
Tickled
Tickled
Falling for Grace
Falling for Grace
Killer Whales
Killer Whales
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
F.I.S.H.I.N.G
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Brothers and Sisters in Love
Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Generation Iron
Generation Iron
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UFOs: Secret Missions Exposed
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Bettie Page Reveals All
The Big Bang
The Big Bang
Senna
Senna
The Intern
The Intern
Anna
Anna
The Family I Had
The Family I Had
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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Waiting for Superman
Waiting for Superman
Born to be Wild
Born to be Wild
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Babies
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