Top 100 Documentary Movies of 2022

1The Great Buster - A Celebration reviews, watch and download

The Great Buster - A Celebration

October 5, 2018

THE GREAT BUSTER celebrates the life and career of one of America's most influential and celebrated filmmakers and comedians, Buster Keaton, whose singular styl...

2Westside vs the World reviews, watch and download

Westside vs the World

May 7, 2019

Westside Barbell is essentially what would happen if the Hell's Angels traded in their Harley Davidsons for squat racks and chalk. It is a collection of some of...

3Deep Blues reviews, watch and download

Deep Blues

October 13, 2021

In 1990, commissioned by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, veteran music film director Robert Mugge and renowned music scholar Robert Palmer ventured deep into the he...

4Show Me the Father reviews, watch and download

Show Me the Father

September 10, 2021

An inspiring, emotional journey, the first documentary from the creators of War Room features amazing, true stories.

5The Alpinist reviews, watch and download

The Alpinist

November 2, 2021

As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight. On remote alpine faces,...

6Studio 54 reviews, watch and download

Studio 54

October 5, 2018

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was ve...

7Operation Odessa reviews, watch and download

Operation Odessa

February 20, 2019

True crime thriller about a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy and a Cuban spy who teamed up to sell a nuclear submarine to a Colombian drug cartel. This gangster...

8The Kybalion reviews, watch and download

The Kybalion

January 11, 2022

In 1908, an occult manuscript would mystify those interested in metaphysics and the unseen world. The Kybalion, penned by a mysterious author known as Three Ini...

9Only the Dead reviews, watch and download

Only the Dead

December 31, 2021

When the invasion of Iraq ended no one knew what was to come. In the midst of the celebrations, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the most vicious of Al Qaeda leaders, laid...

10Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun reviews, watch and download

Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind: Contact Has Begun

April 7, 2020

As UFO’s suddenly grace the covers of the NY Times and Washington Post in the age of “fake news” and #conspiracy memes, how can we make sense of these rev...

11Bowling for Columbine reviews, watch and download

Bowling for Columbine

October 11, 2002

Bowling for Columbine is an alternately humourous and horrifying film about the United States. It is a film about the state of the Union, about the violent soul...

12Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness reviews, watch and download

Aware: Glimpses of Consciousness

January 7, 2022

What is consciousness? Is it in all living beings? Why are we predisposed for mystical experience? And what happens when we die? With haunting cinematography, A...

13Secret Space UFOs: Rise of the TR3B reviews, watch and download

Secret Space UFOs: Rise of the TR3B

December 14, 2021

The legendary TR3B is said to be the very first Alien Reproduction Vehicle that the military built secretly for space exploration. History of triangular UFO sig...

14Fantastic Fungi reviews, watch and download

Fantastic Fungi

October 11, 2019

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi...

15Walk With Me reviews, watch and download

Walk With Me

August 11, 2017

With unprecedented access, ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a...

16Restrepo reviews, watch and download

Restrepo

June 27, 2010

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, RESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Ko...

17The Price of Everything reviews, watch and download

The Price of Everything

October 19, 2018

Exploring the labyrinth of the contemporary art world, The Price of Everything examines the role of art and artistic passion in today’s money-driven, consumer...

18The Gospel According to André reviews, watch and download

The Gospel According to André

May 25, 2018

André Leon Tally has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of gre...

19Catfish (2010) reviews, watch and download

Catfish (2010)

September 17, 2010

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that...

20Overdosed reviews, watch and download

Overdosed

May 31, 2021

The troubling turmoil of the deadly American opioid crisis unfolds in the small rural town of Petersburg, West Virginia, the state hardest hit by this epidemic....

21Hitler: A Career reviews, watch and download

Hitler: A Career

July 8, 1977

“Hitler: A Career” is Joachim Fest's controversial German documentary film about the inevitability of Hitler and Fascism within Germany. Narrated by Stephen...

22Resurgence reviews, watch and download

Resurgence

July 30, 2021

To be called the Fittest on Earth, one would have to be capable of conquering a number of both physical and mental challenges. In the year of 2020, those challe...

23The September Issue reviews, watch and download

The September Issue

September 4, 2009

An intimate, funny and surprising behind-the-scenes look at VOGUE'S legendary editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her team of larger-than- life editors, the 2009 S...

24Soros reviews, watch and download

Soros

November 20, 2020

Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. He is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the ri...

25Michelangelo Revealed reviews, watch and download

Michelangelo Revealed

May 13, 2009

Following the investigations of art historian, Antonio Forcellino, this documentary sheds new light upon the shadows of Michelangelo's dark past and his volatil...

26It Might Get Loud reviews, watch and download

It Might Get Loud

August 14, 2009

Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories, in their own words, of three generations of ele...

27MLK/FBI reviews, watch and download

MLK/FBI

January 15, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered today as an American hero: a bridge-builder, a shrewd political tactician, and a moral leader. Yet throughout his histo...

28Korengal reviews, watch and download

Korengal

September 9, 2014

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. Korengal expl...

29Michael Jackson's This Is It reviews, watch and download

Michael Jackson's This Is It

October 28, 2009

Michael Jackson’s THIS IS IT is a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London’s...

30Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain reviews, watch and download

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

July 16, 2021

It's not where you go. It's what you leave behind…Chef, writer, adventurer, provocateur: Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. Roadrunner: A Film About...

31Senna reviews, watch and download

Senna

August 12, 2011

The story of the monumental life and tragic death of legendary Brazilian motor-racing Champion, Ayrton Senna. Spanning the decade from his arrival in Formula On...

32Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Classic Album) reviews, watch and download

Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Classic Album)

July 10, 2020

The remarkable story of ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is told here by its leading players including Meat Loaf himself, composer Jim Steinman, producer Todd Rundgren, an...

33The Girl Who Wore Freedom reviews, watch and download

The Girl Who Wore Freedom

June 1, 2021

Discover the untold stories of D-Day from the men, women and children who lived through German occupation and Allied liberation of Normandy, France.

34Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room reviews, watch and download

Enron: The Smartest Guys In the Room

January 17, 2006

Writer/director Alex Gibney examines the rise and fall of an infamous corporate juggernaut in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Based on the book by Fortune...

35The Game Changers reviews, watch and download

The Game Changers

September 16, 2019

Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, The Game Changers follows James Wilks — elite Special Forces trainer and winner of...

36Beyond Impossible reviews, watch and download

Beyond Impossible

January 11, 2022

Beyond Impossible exposes the corruption of the fake meat industry and how it ties in with the sinister plans of a global elite. Health expert Vinnie Tortorich ...

37One Direction: This Is Us reviews, watch and download

One Direction: This Is Us

August 30, 2013

Follows the UK boy band One Direction for a year as they embark on a world tour.

38Conor McGregor: Notorious reviews, watch and download

Conor McGregor: Notorious

November 14, 2017

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Notorious is the exclusive, all access account of Co...

39The Biggest Little Farm reviews, watch and download

The Biggest Little Farm

May 10, 2019

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harv...

40Finding Kendrick Johnson reviews, watch and download

Finding Kendrick Johnson

July 30, 2021

On January 11th, 2013, Kendrick Johnson was found dead in his high school gymnasium rolled up in a gym mat. 'FINDING KENDRICK JOHNSON' is the feature documenta...

41Charli XCX: Alone Together reviews, watch and download

Charli XCX: Alone Together

January 28, 2022

Seeking solace in music during the COVID-19 pandemic, global pop star Charli XCX asks her fans to help her make an album while quarantined at home. Charli embar...

42The Lost Leonardo reviews, watch and download

The Lost Leonardo

August 13, 2021

The Lost Leonardo tells the inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million, claimed to be a long-lost masterpiece...

43Flee reviews, watch and download

Flee

December 3, 2021

Recounted mostly through animation to protect his identity, Amin opens up about his past as a child refugee from Afghanistan. He looks back over his life as he ...

44A Cops and Robbers Story reviews, watch and download

A Cops and Robbers Story

January 14, 2022

In the 1980s, Corey Pegues was embroiled in a life of crime as a member of New York City’s infamous Supreme Team gang. After a near-death gang confrontation, ...

45The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest On Earth reviews, watch and download

The Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest On Earth

April 3, 2018

In 2017 the fittest athletes on Earth took on the unknown and unknowable during four of the most intense days of competition in CrossFit Games history. “The R...

46Dark Matter reviews, watch and download

Dark Matter

December 24, 2019

World-renowned snowboarders Travis Rice and Elias Elhardt team up with legendary director Curt Morgan for a celebration of space and time filmed in the deep bac...

47Grizzly Man reviews, watch and download

Grizzly Man

August 12, 2005

In this mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy T...

48Banking on Bitcoin reviews, watch and download

Banking on Bitcoin

January 6, 2017

Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoi...

49The Wall - Climb for Gold reviews, watch and download

The Wall - Climb for Gold

January 18, 2022

A uniquely emotional documentary feature film that will touch the heart of audiences around the world. Four female climbers face the sporting challenge of a lif...

50Warren Miller's Face of Winter reviews, watch and download

Warren Miller's Face of Winter

March 2, 2021

If winter puts a smile on your face, it’s something you had in common with the late, great Warren Miller. The warm, witty, mildly eccentric godfather of the s...

51Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story reviews, watch and download

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story

June 30, 2020

Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story chronicles the life and times of the legendary filmmaker who, through his annual ski films and national tours which began in th...

52Blackfish reviews, watch and download

Blackfish

July 19, 2013

Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. Blackfish unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, ...

53The Summit reviews, watch and download

The Summit

October 4, 2013

In August, 2008, 18 mountain climbers reached the top of K2. 48 hours later, 11 people were dead. While memorials paid tribute to those killed, there were also ...

542018: The Ultimate Test reviews, watch and download

2018: The Ultimate Test

December 7, 2021

Just before the 2018 CrossFit Games, a new direction was handed down from the leadership team, instigating an overhaul of the sport. Big changes were on the hor...

55The Jesus Music reviews, watch and download

The Jesus Music

October 1, 2021

With stirring songs of faith, love, and hope, the Jesus Music movement rose from America’s 1960s counterculture to become a worldwide phenomenon. This fascina...

56Meru reviews, watch and download

Meru

August 14, 2015

Rising 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is the ultimate test in the high-stakes world of big-wall climbing. The "anti-...

57The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley reviews, watch and download

The Inventor: Out For Blood in Silicon Valley

March 18, 2019

Riveting look at the now-defunct company Theranos and its enigmatic founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes, whose ambition to revolutionize blood testing through biot...

58Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers reviews, watch and download

Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

December 4, 2018

Narrated by Oscar Nominee MICKEY ROURKE - Former Government physicist Bob Lazar made headlines world-wide in 1989 when he came forward with his account of rever...

59March of the Penguins reviews, watch and download

March of the Penguins

January 21, 2005

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long j...

60Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse reviews, watch and download

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

November 20, 2007

The award-winning documentary about the fascinating and harrowing making of Apocalypse Now, one of the most celebrated films in American cinema.

61Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road reviews, watch and download

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

November 12, 2021

Join The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine...

62The Aristocrats reviews, watch and download

The Aristocrats

September 2, 2005

This documentary about the world's funniest dirty joke features over 100 stand-up and performing comedians discussing and telling the joke. Since the joke, whic...

63Hell or High Seas reviews, watch and download

Hell or High Seas

October 12, 2021

Hell or High Seas is a real-life, modern-day odyssey: one man's attempt to sail Cape Horn, raise awareness about veterans' suicide, and calm the storms within.

64Heal reviews, watch and download

Heal

December 5, 2017

Director Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge i...

65Where to Invade Next reviews, watch and download

Where to Invade Next

February 12, 2016

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals...

66Stoke the Fire reviews, watch and download

Stoke the Fire

October 26, 2021

Throughout Stoke the Fire, the viewer will be taken from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, all the way to Alaska, and many places between. Along this journey, the viewer i...

67Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light reviews, watch and download

Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light

February 7, 2020

A journey through the masterpieces and obsessions of the Genius of the Impressionism. From Giverny, Musée D’Orsay, Orangerie and Marmottan. Water Lilies of M...

68The Truffle Hunters reviews, watch and download

The Truffle Hunters

March 5, 2021

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has ...

69The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders reviews, watch and download

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

April 15, 2019

The first cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world. Its wealth of over 8000 art treasures is a ...

70Borrowed Future reviews, watch and download

Borrowed Future

October 21, 2021

There’s a massive student loan crisis in America. Millions have found themselves buried beneath a mountain of debt. Entire generations are trapped. Borrowed F...

71The Last Waltz (1978) reviews, watch and download

The Last Waltz (1978)

April 26, 1978

On Thanksgiving Day, 1976, The Band gave its farewell concert at Winterland in San Francisco. On hand to help say goodbye to this influential rock group were so...

72Ken Burns: The Central Park Five reviews, watch and download

Ken Burns: The Central Park Five

November 23, 2012

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park...

73The Art of Flight reviews, watch and download

The Art of Flight

September 8, 2011

A new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present “The Art of FLIGHT”, a Curt ...

74Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story reviews, watch and download

Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story

September 3, 2021

Dear Rodeo recounts country music singer Cody Johnson's real-life journey from the dusty rodeo arenas of rural Texas to some of the biggest musical stages in Am...

75The Dawn Wall reviews, watch and download

The Dawn Wall

September 19, 2018

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible...

76American Experience: The Gilded Age reviews, watch and download

American Experience: The Gilded Age

February 6, 2018

The Gilded Age presents a compelling and complex story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history.

772040 reviews, watch and download

2040

June 5, 2020

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the soluti...

78SILVERBACK: The Trent Williams Story reviews, watch and download

SILVERBACK: The Trent Williams Story

December 14, 2021

Trent Williams is one of the most athletic and successful offensive linemen in NFL history. The eight-time first-ballot Pro Bowler can go from clearing 5-foot-h...

79Free Solo reviews, watch and download

Free Solo

September 28, 2018

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free solo climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream:scaling the face of the world’s ...

80Dying Laughing reviews, watch and download

Dying Laughing

February 24, 2017

Dying Laughing is a candid look inside the complicated and fascinating lives of some of the world’s greatest stand-up comedians. A beautiful, funny and unique...

81Salt in My Soul reviews, watch and download

Salt in My Soul

January 21, 2022

Based on Mallory Smith’s posthumously published memoir of the same name, Salt In My Soul offers a rare look inside the mind of a young woman trying to live fu...

82Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time reviews, watch and download

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time

November 19, 2021

Experience the extraordinary life of author Kurt Vonnegut, through the 25-year friendship with the filmmaker who set out to document it.

83The Phenomenon reviews, watch and download

The Phenomenon

October 6, 2020

Director James Fox’s explosive documentary is being hailed as the most credible and revealing film ever made about the long-standing global cover-up and myste...

84Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words reviews, watch and download

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

January 31, 2020

Although Clarence Thomas remains a controversial figure, few know him beyond his contentious confirmation battle. But beyond the headlines, Thomas’ life is a ...

85The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years reviews, watch and download

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

November 17, 2016

In 1962 four young men - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr - came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as 'The ...

86Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same reviews, watch and download

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same

October 26, 1976

This unique rock concert film experience captures the essence of Led Zeppelin, one of the most exciting and durable rock bands of all time. Filmed during the gr...

87Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show reviews, watch and download

Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show

October 30, 2014

“Showrunners” is the first ever feature length documentary film to explore the fascinating world of US television showrunners and the creative forces aligne...

88Jiro Dreams of Sushi reviews, watch and download

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

March 9, 2012

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro,...

89Hermitage: The Power of Art reviews, watch and download

Hermitage: The Power of Art

October 21, 2019

The film treats The Hermitage as a living being. It tells the story of the daily life of the museum today continuously leaving the ‘here and now’ to retrace...

90Paris is Burning reviews, watch and download

Paris is Burning

June 9, 1990

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New Y...

91Loose Change 9/11 reviews, watch and download

Loose Change 9/11

September 22, 2009

Elf september 2001. Een gebeurtenis en een dag die velen nooit zullen vergeten. Voor een groeiend aantal mensen is dit echter niet een gebeurtenis die tijdens h...

92Shine a Light reviews, watch and download

Shine a Light

July 29, 2008

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese and the world's greatest rock n' roll band, The Rolling Stones, unite to bring audiences the year's most extraor...

93Try Harder! reviews, watch and download

Try Harder!

December 3, 2021

Seniors at one of the best public high schools in the country face the pressure of applying to elite colleges.

94The Dissident reviews, watch and download

The Dissident

December 18, 2020

From Academy Award-Winning director Bryan Fogel (ICARUS), The Dissident is a critically acclaimed edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline-filled thriller that plays out a...

95K2: Siren of the Himalayas reviews, watch and download

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

November 4, 2014

Four world-class alpinists including National Geographic's Explorer of the Year Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner team up in a dangerous foray of high altitude mountaineer...

96Inside Job reviews, watch and download

Inside Job

October 8, 2010

Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary Feature "INSIDE JOB" from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), comes Inside Job, t...

97The Seven Five reviews, watch and download

The Seven Five

May 7, 2015

Meet the dirtiest cop in New York City history. In the 1980s, Michael Dowd patrolled the mean streets of one of the toughest precincts in Brooklyn. He also head...

98Putin: The New Empire reviews, watch and download

Putin: The New Empire

February 28, 2017

Unravelling the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, that is Russia. Since Russia was brought to its knees in the 1990s by crippling debt and the gri...

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