Best Documentaries 2018 Movies

Hal

Hal

Hal
IMDb: 6.9
90

Hal Ashby’s obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster…

Free Solo

Free Solo

Free Solo
IMDb: 8.2
100 min

Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this…

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9
IMDb: 7.0
128 min

Michael Moore’s provocative documentary explores the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the fuck did we get here, and how the fuck do we get out?

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana

Monrovia, Indiana
IMDb: 6.9
143 min

Monrovia, Indiana explores a small town in rural, mid-America and illustrates how values like community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity and authenticity are formed, experienced and lived along with conflicting…

Bisbee ’17

Bisbee ’17

Bisbee ’17
IMDb: 6.7
124 min

It’s 2017 in Bisbee, Arizona, an old copper-mining town just miles from the Mexican border. The town’s close-knit community prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bisbee’s darkest hour: the…

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth
IMDb: 6.6
110 min

Over the past 25 years, Lauren Greenfield’s documentary photography and film projects have explored youth culture, gender, body image, and affluence. In this fascinating meld of career retrospective and film…

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection
IMDb: 6.7
95 min

An immersive film essay on tennis legend John McEnroe at the height of his career as the world champion, documenting his strive for perfection, frustrations, and the hardest loss of…

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Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers
IMDb: 7.7
96 min

New York, 1980: three complete strangers accidentally discover that they’re identical triplets, separated at birth. The 19-year-olds’ joyous reunion catapults them to international fame, but also unlocks an extraordinary and…

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The King

The King

The King
IMDb: 6.6
N/A

A cultural portrait of the American dream at a critical time in the nation’s history. Set against the 2016 American election, The King takes a musical road trip across the…

McQueen

McQueen

McQueen
IMDb: 7.8
111 min

Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale, laced with the gothic. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation of…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
IMDb: 8.4
93 min

Fred Rogers used puppets and play to explore complex social issues: race, disability, equality and tragedy, helping form the American concept of childhood. He spoke directly to children and they…

A Dangerous Son

A Dangerous Son

A Dangerous Son
IMDb: 6.5
90 min

Documentary following three families each coping with a child affected by serious emotional or mental illness. The families explore treatment opportunities and grapple with the struggle of living with their…

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap
IMDb: 8.1
93 min

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
IMDb: 6.3
76 min

Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, this film is constructed in a form that allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South –…

306 Hollywood

306 Hollywood

306 Hollywood
IMDb: 6.5
94

When two siblings undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house, they embark on a magical-realist journey from her home in New Jersey to ancient Rome, from fashion to…

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
IMDb: 7.7
100

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades, from techno-pop stardom to Oscarwinning film composer. The evolution of…

24 Frames

24 Frames

24 Frames
IMDb: 6.8
114 min

A collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minutes films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs. An experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of…

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The Cage Fighter

The Cage Fighter

The Cage Fighter
IMDb: 5.9
81 min

A blue-collar family man breaks the promise he’d made to never fight again. Now forty years old, with a wife and four children who need him, Joe Carman risks everything…

The Road Movie

The Road Movie

The Road Movie
IMDb: 6.4
67 min

Anything can happen on Russian roads and is precisely shot by the dashboard camera. Super-objective video registration grows into the strong image of Russian national character – with its permanent…

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?
IMDb: 6.7
90 min

“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?,…