Documentary Feature

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. Such films were originally shot on film stock—the only medium available—but now include video and digital productions that can be either direct-to-video, made into a TV show or released for screening in cinemas. “Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception” that is continually evolving and is without clear boundaries.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

Most Viewed
Most Commented
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann, Alexander Bodin Saphir | Israel |2016 | 1:25:00 English, Hebrew with English Subtitles “Saar has never fulfilled his parents’ expectations. Ever since he defied the rules of his kibbutz and was barred from the settlement community seventeen years ago, as far as his family is concerned, he simply does not exist…. Read more »

San Cipriano Road

Lea Schlude | Germany | 2018 | 1:06:00 Italian with English Subtitles Facebook “On a blazing summer day the granddaughter of Emilia, the eldest of four, sets out for a visit to San Cipriano Road on a suburban hill of Rome, where the siblings over ninety live together. Husbands and wives have since passed away,… Read more »

The Hidden Rebellion

Daniel Rabourdin | United States | 2016 | 1:15:00 English, French with English Subtitles Website | Facebook “Old men know what war is… Set ten years after the American Revolution in the idyllic French countryside of the Vendee, “The Hidden Rebellion” combines insightful documentary with richly dramatic scenes of battle, resistance, and love as the… Read more »

Redefining Prosperity: The Gold Rushes Of Nevada City

John de Graaf | United States | 2017 | 57:15 Facebook The fight to save a beautiful river brings together a divided California community and leads to a redefinition of wealth. Born in the California Gold Rush of 1849, Nevada City produced both great wealth and the destruction of the environment, local Native Americans and… Read more »

Daughter of the Revolution

Tunde Talas | Hungary | 2017 | 57:13 Hungarian with English Subtitles Facebook The documentary is the story of a child witness of the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution who emigrated with his family after the defeat of the revolution, and as an adult, the child witness had become an award-winning translator. 60 years after the… Read more »

Above the Drowning Sea

Nicola Zavaglia, Rene Balcer | Canada | 2017 | 1:32:00 Website | Facebook | Twitter On the eve of World War II, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees are trapped in Nazi-controlled VIENNA. This is the epic story of their dramatic escape to Shanghai. Cast Julianna Margulies Tony Goldwyn Nick Mancuso Writer Rene Balcer Nicola… Read more »

Truman Capote

Adrian Stangell | Germany | 2016 | 52:14 English, German with English Subtitles The documentary recounts the unbelievable story of Truman Capote, the writer who rose from poverty to high society, quickly becoming the wonderboy of American literature. Who was this short, bespectacled man with the high-pitched voice who amazed the world with classic books… Read more »

The Black Mountain

Anton von Heiseler | Germany, India | 2017 | 55:00 Hindi, Bangla, and English with English Subtitles The Black Mountain is a story revolving around the biggest landfill of the most polluted city in the world–New Delhi.The film studies the landfill as the protagonist and takes the viewer into the heart of a hellish world that… Read more »

Tribal Justice

Anne A Makepeace | United States | 2017 | 1:27:00 Website | Facebook Two strong Native American women, both chief judges in their tribe’s courts, strive to reduce incarceration rates and heal their people by restoring rather than punishing offenders, modeling restorative justice in action. Cast Abby Abinanti Claudette White Writer Anne A Makepeace Producer… Read more »

Antarctica – The Journey to the End of the Earth

Andrii Andreiev, Artem Gordina | Ukraine | 2016 | Runtime Website ‘Antarctica – The Journey to the End of the Earth’ is 52 min documentary that describes the history of the discovery of this beautiful frozen continent, and also about the modern ecological problems in this region. Writer Artem Gordina Producer Andrii Andreiev Dmitriy Martyniuk