Best Documentaries 2017 Movies

Wormwood

Wormwood

Wormwood
IMDb: 7.0
256

In this genre-bending tale, Errol Morris explores the mysterious death of a U.S. scientist entangled in a secret Cold War program known as MK-Ultra.

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
IMDb: 7.4
197 min

A documentary about how a dominant cultural and demographic institution both sustains their traditional activities and adapts to the digital revolution.

One of Us

One of Us

One of Us
IMDb: 7.1
95 min

Penetrating the insular world of New York’s Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

Spettacolo

Spettacolo

Spettacolo
IMDb: 6.7
89 min

Once upon a time, villagers in a tiny hill town in Tuscany came up with a remarkable way to confront their issues: they turned their lives into a play. Every…

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
IMDb: 7.2
105 min

Describing herself as a ’street queen,’ Johnson was a legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto and a tireless voice for LGBT pride since the days of Stonewall, who…

City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts

City of Ghosts
IMDb: 7.4
90 min

With unprecedented access, this documentary follows the extraordinary journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently”—a group of anonymous citizen journalists who banded together after their homeland was overtaken by ISIS—as…

Visages villages

Visages villages

Visages villages
IMDb: 7.9
89 min

Director Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time
IMDb: 7.5
120 min

The true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s to 1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming…

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan
IMDb: 7.3
91 min

Part jazz history, part true-crime tale, Kasper Collin’s new documentary employs extensive archival footage and new interviews to tell the tragic story of the magnificently talented trumpeter Lee Morgan and…

Rat Film

Rat Film

Rat Film
IMDb: 6.6
82

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. “Rat Film” is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as…