Best Documentaries 2019 Movies

The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker
IMDb: N/A
100

Documentary centering on the controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global…

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
TMDb: 6.6
70 min

Teen Michelle Carter’s actions shocked a nation — but what really happened behind closed doors?

Status: Ended
The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather
IMDb: 7.5
118

Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal
IMDb: 8.1
97

A look inside the USA gymnastics sexual abuse scandal that shook the sports world in 2017 depicting a landscape in which women spend their youth seeking victory on a world…

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?
IMDb: 7.3
95

A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in…

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
IMDb: 7.5
87

The late director Sydney Pollack’s behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album Amazing Grace finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original…

One Child Nation

One Child Nation

One Child Nation
IMDb: 7.5
85

Through interviews with both victims and instigators, Nanfu Wang, a first-time mother, breaks open decades of silence on a vast, unprecedented social experiment that shaped — and destroyed — countless…

Leaving Neverland

Leaving Neverland

Leaving Neverland
IMDb: 7.0
236 min

At the height of his stardom Michael Jackson began long-running relationships with two boys, aged 7 and 10, and their families. Now in their 30s and 40s, they tell their…

Eps4Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
TMDb: 7.4
60 min

A unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy, including present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings…

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Fyre

Fyre

Fyre
IMDb: 7.2
98 min

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

Fyre Fraud

Fyre Fraud

Fyre Fraud
IMDb: 6.8
96 min

FYRE FRAUD is a true-crime comedy exploring a failed music festival turned internet meme at the nexus of social media influence, late-stage capitalism, and morality in the post-truth era.

Jawline

Jawline

Jawline
IMDb: 5.8
99

Sixteen-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the world of digital celebrities, builds his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl adoration as he tries to escape a dead-end life…

Ask Dr. Ruth

Ask Dr. Ruth

Ask Dr. Ruth
IMDb: 7.6
100

A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her…

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
IMDb: 7.1
119 min

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company…