Best Documentaries 2019 Movies

The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker

The Kingmaker
IMDb: 7.6
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…

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather

The Black Godfather
IMDb: 7.4
118 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.

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

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

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter
IMDb: 7.5
62 min

Teen Michelle Carter’s actions shocked a nation – but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution’s point of view and alternately the defense’s. Which side…

One Child Nation

One Child Nation

One Child Nation
IMDb: 7.5
88

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…

Jawline

Jawline

Jawline
IMDb: 5.9
99 min

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 min

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…

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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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…

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.