Documentaries That I've Seenby MovieWatcherKate | created - 16 Feb 2014 | updated - 02 Jun 2017 | Public
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1. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, News
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 80,259 | Gross: $23.81M
2. Dinosaur Planet (2003– )
50 min | Documentary, Animation, Family
A four-episode animated series charting the adventures of four dinosaurs - each on a different continent in the prehistoric world: a lone female Velociraptor in Asia; a young male ... See full summary »
3. Who Killed Nancy? (2009)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Music, Mystery
On October 12th 1978 New York Police discovered the lifeless body of a 20 year-old woman, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. She was dressed in her underwear and had bled to ... See full summary »
4. Super Size Me (2004)
PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.
Votes: 100,993 | Gross: $11.53M
66 min | Documentary, Family, Fantasy
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
8. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Votes: 9,826 | Gross: $30.58M
10. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 126,271 | Gross: $119.19M
13. The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life (2013)
39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Aliza Sommer-Herz, aged 109 and the world's oldest Holocaust survivor, tells the story of how music saved her life: both during her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp and in the years afterwards.
14. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
Votes: 6,311 | Gross: $0.10M
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
16. J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life (2007 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
An insight into what life is like for well-known "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling as she finishes the final book in the series.
18. Blackfish (2013)
PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, News
A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
Votes: 61,749 | Gross: $2.07M
20. Farmageddon (2011)
Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News
Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »
Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.06M
21. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)
Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance
After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »
23. Super High Me (2007)
R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy
Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.
25. Cropsey (2009)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror
Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
Votes: 7,698 | Gross: $0.05M
26. Shenandoah (2012)
98 min | Documentary
A documentary on the hate crime assault and subsequent death of a Latino man in Shenandoah Pennsylvania, including the alleged cover-up and shocking court verdicts.
30. Catfish (2010)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Drama, Mystery
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
Votes: 40,892 | Gross: $3.23M
31. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »
33. The Pig Farm (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Crime
Award-winning investigation into the crimes of Robert Pickton. This documentary explores why it took so many years to capture and convict Canada's most prolific serial killer. Troubling revelations about who knew what, and when.
35. Mission Blue (2014)
95 min | Documentary, Drama
Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle , and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries.
36. Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, History
This documentary takes a piercing investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. The film examines our current ... See full summary »
38. After Tiller (2013)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »
Votes: 1,008 | Gross: $0.07M
40. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
Votes: 4,328 | Gross: $0.31M
42. GMO OMG (2013)
90 min | Documentary
Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Each of us unknowingly ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.04M
43. Race to Nowhere (2010)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary
A silent epidemic, cheating, has become commonplace in our schools; students have become disengaged; stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant; and young people arrive at college and workplaces unprepared and uninspired.
44. Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection - Nestlé. This company dominates the global... See full summary »
45. The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia (2012)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Successful leaders reflect on their Dyslexic experiences, as a high school senior must overcome the challenges of Dyslexia to achieve his dream of getting into a competitive college.
46. Virunga (2014)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, War