Documentaries - War & Politics

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1. Terrorism Close Calls (2018– )

50 min | Documentary

The war on terror is everywhere and anywhere. In this series, we learn about the deadly terrorist attacks that almost happened or were not as deadly as planned. Each episodes explores a ... See full summary »

Stars: Dylan Berry, David Bitkower, Don Borelli, Pete King

Votes: 530

2. The Putin Interviews (2017)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary, Biography

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chudinov, Vasily Khristoforov

Votes: 3,869

6. World War 1 in Colour (2003– )

372 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Barraclough, Arthur Halestrap, Harry Patch

Votes: 757

7. The First World War (2003)

500 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 1,246

8. Vietnam in HD (2011– )

360 min | Documentary, History, War

Vintage footage from the Vietnam war is presented in High Definition video format along with narration from both war veterans and Hollywood voice talent. The documentary follows key events ... See full summary »

Stars: Tempestt Bledsoe, Edward Burns, Dean Cain, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 1,389

9. Hunting Hitler (2015– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, History

After declassified FBI files about Hitler have been released, a group of specialists work together to try and find the truth of Hitler's supposed death. Did he really die in the bunker?

Stars: Robert Baer, Dave Hoffman, Tim Kennedy, Gerrard Williams

Votes: 2,090

10. The Curse of Civil War Gold (2018– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Kevin Dykstra and his team base their search for Civil War Gold in Michigan on a deathbed confession from a lighthouse keeper in the 1890s.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kevin Dykstra, Al Dykstra, Brad Richards

Votes: 365

11. Running with Beto (2019)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes documentary following Beto O'Rourke's breakaway campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate.

Director: David Modigliani | Stars: Beto O'Rourke, Amy O'Rourke, Cynthia Cano, Jody Casey

Votes: 514

12. The Civil War (1990)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,661

13. The World at War (1973–1974)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 22,112

14. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)

R | 128 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Jim Acosta, Roger Ailes, Brooke Baldwin, Ashleigh Banfield

Votes: 18,013 | Gross: $6.35M

15. Knock Down the House (2019)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A look at the people involved with various political campaigns during the 2018 U.S. congressional election.

Director: Rachel Lears | Stars: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush, Joe Crowley, Paula Jean Swearengin

Votes: 11,498

16. Michael Moore in TrumpLand (2016)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

In the weeks before the 2016 general election, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore performs a pro-Hillary Clinton stand-up show deep in the heart of TrumpLand.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Votes: 3,766 | Gross: $0.15M

17. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik

Votes: 20,544

18. The Family (2019)
Episode: Wolf King (2019)

TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary

Rooted in local men's groups, the Family's commingling of theology, ideology and worldly power extends its reach all the way to the U.S. presidency.

Director: Jesse Moss | Stars: Jeff Sharlet, Bob Destro, Jesse Moss, Larry Anderson

Votes: 116

19. The Family (2019)

TV-14 | 249 min | Documentary

An enigmatic Christian group known as The Family wields enormous influence in Washington, DC, in pursuit of its global ambitions.

Stars: Jeff Sharlet, James Cromwell, Doug Hampton, Lisa Getter

Votes: 2,951

20. You Can't Watch This (2019)

51 min | Documentary

You Can't Watch This follows the lives of five high profile conservatives and political dissidents banished from the online world. After introducing each character, the movie recounts how ... See full summary »

Stars: Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Gavin McInnes, Tommy Robinson

Votes: 202

21. America Under Siege: Antifa (2017)

38 min | Documentary, Short

"Antifa" is the third episode in the "America Under Siege" documentary web-series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode profiles the influence of radical Marxists and/or ... See full summary »

Director: Judd Saul | Stars: Steve Deace, Lindsay Grathwohl, Trevor Loudon, Gavin McInnes

Votes: 36

22. Hoaxed (2019)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary

HOAXED is an insider's look at the Fake News phenomenon and the consequences of media misinformation, with interviews from those who have been accused of spreading it themselves.

Directors: Scooter Downey, Jon du Toit | Stars: Mike Cernovich, Scott Adams, Cassie Jaye, Alex Jones

Votes: 1,172

23. Silenced (IV) (2016)

93 min | Documentary

Documentary about the state of free speech in the United States of America.

Directors: Loren Feldman, Loren Feldman | Stars: Scott Adams, Scott Barrows, Scott Barrows, Adonis Bravo

Votes: 118

24. Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies (2016– )

42 min | Thriller

Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies is a documentary series that details important cases, missions and operations of the American intelligence community, told firsthand by the ... See full summary »

Stars: Seth Zielicke, David Ibrahim, Dan Watson, Bryan Hanna

Votes: 141

25. Legion of Brothers (2017)

TV-14 | 79 min | Documentary, War

77 Metascore

Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, fewer than 100 US Troops were sent on a secret mission to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war-origin story and cautionary tale, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Jason Amerine, George W. Bush, Mark Nutsch, Clifford J. Richardson

Votes: 314

26. Vice Special Report: A House Divided (2016 TV Special)

TV-MA | 70 min | Reality-TV

President Obama speaks to 'VICE' about the post-election political climate and the fierce partisan fighting that dominated his Presidency.

Director: Shane Smith | Star: Shane Smith

Votes: 62

27. Outside the Bubble: On the Road with Alexandra Pelosi (2018 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

Intent on escaping her coastal bubble, Alexandra Pelosi sets out on a cross-country trip to engage in conversations with fellow Americans in an effort to gain an unfiltered understanding of other perspectives.

Director: Alexandra Pelosi | Star: Alexandra Pelosi

Votes: 148

28. The Reagan Show (2017)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Made up entirely of archival news and White House footage, this documentary captures the pageantry, absurdity, and mastery of the made-for-TV politics of Ronald Reagan.

Directors: Sierra Pettengill, Pacho Velez | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, George Bush

Votes: 347

29. Putin's Witnesses (2018)

102 min | Documentary

A rare glimpse at the young Putin and the vast political machine that brought him to power.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vitaliy Manskiy, Boris Yeltsin

Votes: 932

30. The Brink (2019)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A fly-on-the-wall chronicle of embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's global mission to spread extreme nationalism.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Steve Bannon, Louis Aliot, Sean Bannon, Patrick Caddell

Votes: 688 | Gross: $0.11M

31. Enemies: The President, Justice & The FBI (2018)

Documentary

An examination of the long, complex history of American presidents testing the rule of law and the FBI trying to enforce it. Featuring interviews with current and former U.S. government officials.

Stars: Scott T. Hinson, Jack Goldsmith, Miah Kane, Tim Weiner

Votes: 243

32. The Clinton Affair (2018)

TV-14 | 301 min | Documentary

A series of exclusive interviews and archival footage examining Bill Clinton's political scandal of the 1990s and its lasting influence in the United States.

Stars: Monica Lewinsky, Ken Starr, David Shuster, Paula Jones

Votes: 751

33. Divide and Conquer (2018)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary that explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, from his early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News.

Director: Alexis Bloom | Stars: Tony Waag, Babette Bombshell, Catherine Corcoran, John Reardon

Votes: 476 | Gross: $0.04M

34. The Men Who Built America (2012)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »

Stars: Campbell Scott, H.W. Brands, Mark Cuban, Donny Deutsch

Votes: 3,569

35. Washington (2020)

Documentary, Biography, Drama

The life story of George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Stars: Jeff Daniels, Joanne Freeman, Alan Taylor, Joseph Ellis

Votes: 677

36. The World Wars (2014)

270 min | Documentary, History, War

The World Wars tells the story of three decades of war told through the eyes of various men who were its key players: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Adler, Daniel Martin Berkey, Michael Almy, James William Barker

Votes: 2,116

37. Founding Fathers (2000– )

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

Witness the birth of the American republic.

Stars: Keith Arbour, Carol Berkin, Beau Bridges, Richard Brookhiser

Votes: 122

38. Five Came Back (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan

Votes: 3,884

39. American Experience (1988– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,583

40. Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits (2018)

60 min | Documentary, History

Immersive history series focusing on one of World War II's most covert organisations, Britain's Special Operations Executive. A group of modern-day volunteers undertake the SOE agent training programme.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Debbey Clitheroe, Robert Copsey, William Beresford Davies

Votes: 449

41. The Soul of America (2020 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 77 min | Documentary

Present-day, fraught political reality by exploring historical challenges of the past.

Director: K.D. Davison | Stars: Ronald Reagan, George Takei, Jon Stewart, Martin Luther King

Votes: 242



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