Best Documentary Movies of 2019

1.

Apollo 11

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Starring: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Walter Cronkite, Bruce McCandless II, Charlie Duke ..
Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
Release date: 2019-03-01
2.

The Game Changers

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

From the UFC Octagon in Las Vegas and the anthropology lab at Dartmouth, to a strongman gym in Berlin and the bushlands of Zimbabwe, the world is introduced to elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons, and everyday heroes—each on a mission to create a seismic shift in the way we eat and live.

Starring: James Wilks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrik Baboumian, Scott Jurek, Dotsie Bausch, Tia Blanco, Nimai Delgado, Rip Esselstyn ..
Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
Release date: 2019-09-16
3.

American Factory

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

Starring: Junming 'Jimmy' Wang, Sherrod Brown, Dave Burrows, John Gauthier, Rob Haerr, Cynthia Harper, Wong He, Jill Lamantia, Jeff Daochuan Liu, Shawnea Rosser ..
Directed by: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert
Release date: 2019-08-21
4.

For Sama

5.2
8.5/10 IMDB

A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Starring: Sama Al-Khateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, Waad al-Kateab ..
Directed by: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Release date: 2019-10-09
5.

Fyre

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

He promised supermodels and yachts, but delivered tents and cheese sandwiches. How one man engineered a music festival disaster.

Starring: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone, Shiyuan Deng, Michael Ciccarelli, Mdavid Low, Samuel Krost, Andy King, J.R. ..
Directed by: Chris Smith
Release date: 2019-01-18
6.

The Great Hack

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Data—arguably the world’s most valuable asset—is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars. The dark world of data exploitation is uncovered through the unpredictable, personal journeys of players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data story.

Starring: Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser, Julian Wheatland, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik, Christopher Wiley, Paul Hilder ..
Directed by: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
Release date: 2019-01-26
7.

Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé

4.9
7.4/10 IMDB

This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement.

Starring: Beyoncé Knowles, Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Solange Knowles, Blue Ivy Carter, Rumi Carter, Sir Carter, Tina Lawson, Chloe Bailey ..
Directed by: Beyoncé Knowles, Ed Burke
Release date: 2019-04-17
8.

Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2

4.6
8.8/10 IMDB

A celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th.

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Michael Tilson Thomas, Edwin Outwater ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 2019-10-09
9.

Mosul

4.5
8.4/10 IMDB

The gritty, thrilling story of local militias and uneasy allies who banded together to liberate Iraq's second-largest city of 1.3 million people from ISIS in 2017.

Starring: Ali Maula ..
Directed by: Dan Gabriel
Release date: 2019-05-14
10.

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch

4.4
7.2/10 IMDB

Post-finale feature-length documentary about the making-of the hit HBO TV show.

Starring: Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Alfie Allen, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Jacob Anderson, Liam Cunningham ..
Directed by: Jeanie Finlay
Release date: 2019-05-26

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