Best Documentary 2021 Movies

The Silence of Swastika The Silence of Swastika 9.2 56min
The Silence of Swastika
IMDb: 9.2
56min

A documentary that distances the roots of Hitler’s famous symbol from India’s Swastika.

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14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible 7.7 1h 41min
14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible
IMDb: 7.7
1h 41min

In 2019, Nepalese mountain climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja set out to do the unthinkable by climbing the world’s fourteen highest summits in less than seven months. (The previous record was eight years). He called the effort “Project Possible 14/7” and saw it as a way to inspire others to strive for greater heights in any pursuit. The film follows his team as they seek to defy naysayers and push the limits of human endurance.

The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 7.3 2h 1min
The Velvet Underground
IMDb: 7.3
2h 1min

Experience the iconic rock band’s legacy in the first major documentary to tell their story. Directed with the era’s avant-garde spirit by Todd Haynes, this kaleidoscopic oral history combines exclusive interviews with dazzling archival footage.

Britney Vs Spears Britney Vs Spears 6.4 1h 33min
Britney Vs Spears
IMDb: 6.4
1h 33min

Journalist Jenny Eliscu and filmmaker Erin Lee Carr investigate Britney Spears’ fight for freedom by way of exclusive interviews and confidential evidence.

Schumacher Schumacher 7.4 1h 52min
Schumacher
IMDb: 7.4
1h 52min

Through exclusive interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces an intimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher.

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Fauci Fauci 6.5 1h 44min
Fauci
IMDb: 6.5
1h 44min

Exclusive access into the career and life of the public servant who has advised seven U.S. presidents beginning with the AIDS pandemic in the 1980s and through SARS, Ebola and…

The Alpinist The Alpinist 7.9 1h 32min
The Alpinist
IMDb: 7.9
1h 32min

When filmmaker Peter Mortimer encounters an elusive young climber named Marc-André Leclerc, an evolution in free solo mountaineering unfolds. Along the two-year journey up high alpine peaks and steep frozen waterfalls, Peter explores Marc’s connection to nature, his uncompromising quest for adventure, and the risks he takes to pursue his passion.

Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed 6.9 1h 32min
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed
IMDb: 6.9
1h 32min

Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world’s most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees.

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 8.0 1h 58min
Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
IMDb: 8
1h 58min

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost—until now.

The Sparks Brothers The Sparks Brothers 7.7 2h 20min
The Sparks Brothers
IMDb: 7.7
2h 20min

Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Ron & Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord 7.3 1h 36min
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord
IMDb: 7.3
1h 36min

Max S. reveals how he built a drug empire from his childhood bedroom as a teen in the real story behind the series “How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).”

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Val Val 7.6 1h 49min
Val
IMDb: 7.6
1h 49min

For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain 7.7 1h 59min
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
IMDb: 7.7
1h 59min

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

Flee Flee 7.9 1h 29min
Flee
IMDb: 7.9
1h 29min

The extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Seaspiracy Seaspiracy 8.1 1h 29min
Seaspiracy
IMDb: 8.1
1h 29min

Passionate about ocean life, a filmmaker sets out to document the harm that humans do to marine species — and uncovers an alarming global conspiracy.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal 6.9 1h 40min
Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
IMDb: 6.9
1h 40min

An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged.

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In 8.1 1h 48min
Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In
IMDb: 8.1
1h 48min

A look at the life and legend of Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

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TINA TINA 7.9 1h 58min
TINA
IMDb: 7.9
1h 58min

Tina Turner overcame impossible odds to become one of the first female African American artists to reach a mainstream international audience. Her road to superstardom is an undeniable story of triumph over adversity. It’s the ultimate story of survival – and an inspirational story of our times.

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell 6.8 1h 37min
Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell
IMDb: 6.8
1h 37min

Christopher Wallace, AKA The Notorious B.I.G., remains one of Hip-Hop’s icons, renowned for his distinctive flow and autobiographical lyrics. This documentary celebrates his life via rare behind-the-scenes footage and the testimonies of his closest friends and family.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry 7.7 2h 20min
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
IMDb: 7.7
2h 20min

This documentary offers a deeply intimate look at extraordinary teenager Billie Eilish. Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, onstage, and at home with her family as the writing and recording of her debut album changes her life.

Pele Pele 7.0 1h 48min
Pele
IMDb: 7
1h 48min

Mixing rare archival footage and exclusive interviews, this documentary celebrates the legendary Brazilian footballer who personified the beautiful game : Pelé, the only man to win three World Cup titles.

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The Rescue The Rescue 6.0 2h 19min
The Rescue
IMDb: 6
2h 19min

A rescue unit within the Chinese Coast Guard are forced to overcome their personal differences to resolve a crisis.

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