Best Documentary 2021 Movies

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
IMDb: N/A
117

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…

Rebel Hearts

Rebel Hearts

Rebel Hearts
IMDb: N/A
99

A group of pioneering nuns bravely stand up to the Catholic Church patriarchy, fighting for their livelihoods, convictions and equality against an all-powerful Cardinal. From marching in Selma in 1965…

The Housewife and the Hustler

The Housewife and the Hustler

The Housewife and the Hustler
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N/A

Go inside the real-life legal scandal facing the husband of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Erika Jayne.

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn
IMDb: N/A
104

Explore the rise and fall of one of the biggest corporate flameouts and venture capitalist bubbles in recent years – the story of WeWork, and its hippie-messianic leader Adam Neumann.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal
IMDb: N/A
99

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…

The Last Cruise

The Last Cruise

The Last Cruise
IMDb: N/A
40

Using intimate footage recorded by passengers and crew, The Last Cruise is a first-person account of the nightmare that transpired aboard the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise ship, which set sail…

kid 90

kid 90

kid 90
IMDb: 7.6
71

As a teenager in the ’90s, Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere she went. She documented hundreds of hours of footage and then locked it away for over…

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
IMDb: 7.9
140

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…

Pele

Pele

Pele
IMDb: 7.2
108

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.

Black Art: In the Absence of Light

Black Art: In the Absence of Light

Black Art: In the Absence of Light
IMDb: 4.0
85

An introduction to the work of some of the foremost Black visual artists working today, inspired by the late David Driskell’s landmark 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art.”

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir
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101

Amy Tan has established herself as one of America’s most respected literary voices. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, it would be decades before the author of The Joy Luck Club…