Top documentary movies 2000-2017

List by john Last updated August 19, 2017

A list of top documentary films made this century.


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Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom (2015)

Documentary
The Next Generation Of Revolution
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Vote count 59 Vote avg 81 Release date 2015-10-09

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Meru (2015)

Adventure Documentary
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Vote count 55 Vote avg 71 Release date 2015-01-25

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

Documentary
Can an artist change China?
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Vote count 23 Vote avg 70 Release date 2012-06-14

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Racing Extinction (2015)

Adventure Documentary
It's better to light one candle than curse the darkness.
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Vote count 45 Vote avg 77 Release date 2015-01-24

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

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Vote count 51 Vote avg 75 Release date 2015-09-04

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Into the Inferno (2016)

Documentary
What we worship can destroy us
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Vote count 22 Vote avg 70 Release date 2016-09-07

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Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

Documentary Music
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Vote count 34 Vote avg 80 Release date 2015-09-09

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Life, Animated (2016)

Animation Documentary
When he fell into silence, movies gave him back his voice
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Vote count 36 Vote avg 80 Release date 2016-03-03

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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)

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Vote count 26 Vote avg 65 Release date 2003-05-01

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City of Ghosts (2017)

Documentary
Our words are stronger than their weapons.
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Vote count 2 Vote avg 0 Release date 2017-07-14

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Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

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Vote count 1 Vote avg 100 Release date 2017-02-27

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Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015)

Documentary
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Vote count 13 Vote avg 76 Release date 2015-05-19

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

Documentary
The human side of the digital revolution.
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Vote count 61 Vote avg 64 Release date 2016-03-04

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The King of Kong (2007)

Documentary
Don't get chumpatized
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Vote count 121 Vote avg 81 Release date 2007-08-17

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Tower (2016)

Animation Crime Documentary
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Vote count 34 Vote avg 80 Release date 2016-03-13

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The Weeping Camel (2003)

Documentary Drama
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Vote count 41 Vote avg 79 Release date 2003-06-29

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Waltz with Bashir (2008)

Drama Animation War
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Vote count 250 Vote avg 77 Release date 2008-06-04

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Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

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Vote count 4 Vote avg 50 Release date 2008-02-12

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9/11 (2002)

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The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition
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Vote count 16 Vote avg 75 Release date 2002-03-10

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Blackfish (2013)

Documentary
Never capture what you can't control.
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Vote count 401 Vote avg 79 Release date 2013-06-07

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Man on Wire (2008)

Thriller Documentary Crime
1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.
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Vote count 237 Vote avg 75 Release date 2008-07-25

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The Salt of the Earth (2014)

Documentary
A Journey With Sebastião Salgado
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Vote count 124 Vote avg 80 Release date 2014-09-27

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Weiner (2016)

Documentary
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Vote count 40 Vote avg 79 Release date 2016-05-20

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Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

Music Documentary
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Vote count 250 Vote avg 75 Release date 2015-03-23

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Amy (2015)

Documentary Music
The girl behind the name.
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Vote count 407 Vote avg 75 Release date 2015-07-03

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Citizenfour (2014)

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Vote count 454 Vote avg 79 Release date 2014-10-10

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The Act of Killing (2012)

Documentary
A story of killers who win, and the society they build
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Vote count 174 Vote avg 76 Release date 2012-08-31

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The Look of Silence (2014)

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Vote count 66 Vote avg 79 Release date 2014-08-30

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Samsara (2011)

Drama Documentary
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Vote count 137 Vote avg 80 Release date 2011-09-16

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Tim's Vermeer (2013)

Documentary
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Vote count 57 Vote avg 69 Release date 2013-12-06

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The Imposter (2012)

Documentary Drama
There are two sides to every lie.
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Vote count 235 Vote avg 74 Release date 2012-07-13

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Inside Job (2010)

Documentary
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make.
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Vote count 240 Vote avg 77 Release date 2010-10-08

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Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

Documentary Drama
The greatest science fiction movie never made
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Vote count 144 Vote avg 82 Release date 2013-08-30

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Fed Up (2014)

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Vote count 93 Vote avg 74 Release date 2014-05-09

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Senna (2010)

Documentary
The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.
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Vote count 244 Vote avg 80 Release date 2010-10-07

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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Documentary Music
Great Art Always Survives
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Vote count 250 Vote avg 79 Release date 2012-06-30

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Touching the Void (2003)

Documentary Action Adventure
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Vote count 115 Vote avg 76 Release date 2003-09-05

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The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Documentary
Information is power.
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Vote count 159 Vote avg 77 Release date 2014-06-27

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Documentary
Censorship, uncensored.
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Vote count 100 Vote avg 74 Release date 2006-01-26

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The Cove (2009)

Documentary
Shallow Water. Deep Secret.
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Vote count 214 Vote avg 79 Release date 2009-07-31

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Grizzly Man (2005)

Documentary
One man spent the last 13 years of his life crossing them.
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Vote count 169 Vote avg 72 Release date 2005-08-12
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Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Documentary
The world's first Street Art disaster movie
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Vote count 279 Vote avg 77 Release date 2010-01-24

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Food, Inc. (2008)

Documentary
You'll never look at dinner the same way again.
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Vote count 194 Vote avg 73 Release date 2008-09-07

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Crime Documentary
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Vote count 121 Vote avg 83 Release date 2008-10-31

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Documentary
Fall in love with your work
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Vote count 214 Vote avg 78 Release date 2011-06-11

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Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Documentary
Controversy... what controversy?
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Vote count 319 Vote avg 68 Release date 2004-06-25

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Bowling for Columbine (2002)

Documentary
One nation under the gun.
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Vote count 381 Vote avg 73 Release date 2002-10-09

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20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

Music Documentary Drama
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Vote count 64 Vote avg 69 Release date 2014-07-05

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One More Time with Feeling (2016)

Documentary Music
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Vote count 16 Vote avg 92 Release date 2016-09-08

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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Documentary
By far the most terrifying film you will ever see.
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Vote count 216 Vote avg 66 Release date 2006-01-24

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