Documentary Movies 2024: New & Upcoming Documentary Movies 2024 List

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Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

A documentary about the life of Christopher Reeve.
Ian Bonhote, Peter Ettedgui
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Skywalkers: A Love Story

To save their career and relationship, a daredevil couple journey across the globe to climb the world’s last super skyscraper and perform a bold acrobatic stunt on the spire.
Jeff Zimbalist, Maria Bukhonina, Chris Smith
Netflix
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June Zero

The 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann, a major architect of the Holocaust, is revisited in a gripping and surprising new vision from American filmmaker Jake Paltrow. Based on true accounts, June Zero is told from the unique perspectives of three largely unrelated figures: Eichmann’s Jewish Moroccan prison guard; an Israeli police investigator who also happens to be a Holocaust survivor and a precocious and clever 13-year-old Libyan immigrant.
Jake Paltrow, Tom Shoval
Limited
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The Contestant

Being a reality TV star sounds fun... unless you're unaware you're on TV. Nasubi shares his shocking story.
Clair Titley
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Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

Documents the story of model/actress Anita Pallenberg, who rose to fame in the 1960s and ’70s after a chance encounter with the Rolling Stones.
Scarlett Johansson, Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill

The Blue Angels

Soar with The Blue Angels in a brand-new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron—from selection through the challenging training and demanding show season—showcasing the extraordinary teamwork, passion, and pride that fuels America’s best, the Blue Angels.
J.J. Abrams, Glen Powell, Paul Crowder

Multiplied

In Multiplied, Director Chris Worthington sets out to document what the future of evangelism looks like. In this fast-paced, comedic, and eye opening travel documentary, Chris invites you to attend a three-stadium Christian gathering in Brazil, get stranded in a West-African dust storm, get shot at on the way to a 400,000-person Gospel event, and ultimately discover that it’s no longer about a select few famous evangelists, but about an entire generation of people just like YOU.
Chris Worthington

Meet Me Where I Am

Explores the topic of grief through individual stories of loss, love, and hope. The film aims to normalize grief in our culture and explores how we can actively participate in helping others through grief.
Anthony Rapp, Grant Garry, Ron Marasco, Georgette Milla, Jana DeCristofaro, David Kessler, John Farley, Lisa Kauls

The Blue Angels

Soar with The Blue Angels in a brand-new documentary featuring never-before-seen footage that chronicles a year with the Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron—from selection through the challenging training and demanding show season—showcasing the extraordinary teamwork, passion, and pride that fuels America’s best, the Blue Angels.
J.J. Abrams, Glen Powell, Paul Crowder

The Beach Boys PG-13

A celebration of the legendary band that revolutionized pop music, and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that personified the California dream, captivating fans for generations and generations to come. The documentary traces the band from humble family beginnings and features never-before-seen footage and all-new interviews with The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, Bruce Johnston, plus other luminaries in the music business, including Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe, Ryan Tedder, and Don Was. Viewers will also hear from the group’s Carl and Dennis Wilson in their own words, plus view a new interview with Blondie Chaplin and hear audio from Ricky Fataar.
Mark Monroe, Frank Marshall, Thom Zimny

Jim Henson Idea Man

Will feature interviews with members of Henson’s family and his frequent collaborators.
Mark Monroe, Ron Howard

Killing Me Softly With His Songs

Killing Me Softly With His Songs is a musical documentary about the life and work of composer Charles Fox, known for pop hits such as "Killing Me Softly With His Song," "I Got A Name,” and "Ready To Take A Chance Again," as well as iconic television show themes for Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat and Wonder Woman. He is also the composer of numerous salsa records, which are so popular internationally that it is a safe bet that even as you read this, someone somewhere is dancing to a Charles Fox mambo or pachanga. The film follows Fox’s life and career from the streets of the Bronx, to his education at the Fontainbleau music conservatory near Paris where he studied with the legendary composition teacher Nadia Boulanger (who taught Aaron Copeland, Quincy Jones, Elliot Carter and Michel Legrand among many others), through his fabled career in Hollywood, and finally to Havana, Cuba where Fox “returns to his musical roots.”
Rita Wilson, Edesio Alejandro, Alain Boublil, Common, Danny Gold, Michael Mayhew, Cristian Alejandro, Jason Alexander
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2 / 5
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The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem

From the rise of QAnon to the January 6th riots, The Antisocial Network: Memes to Mayhem explains how a group of bored teenagers built an online community out of their shared loneliness but accidentally shattered consensus reality in the process
Arthur Jones, Giorgio Angelini

Brandy Hellville & The Cult of Fast Fashion

An HBO Original Documentary that uncovers the toxic origins and culture of the teen brand and the global ramifications of mass-produced clothing.
Eva Orner

Ink & Linda

The story of the unexpected friendship and collaboration between an urban artist in his 20s and a dancer in her 70s as they team up to form LA’s most unlikely street art duo.
Stuart C. Paul

Resistance: They Fought Back

We’ve all heard of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, but most people have no idea how widespread and prevalent Jewish resistance to Nazi barbarism was. Instead, it’s widely believed “Jews went to their deaths like sheep to the slaughter.” Filmed in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Israel, and the U.S., Resistance – They Fought Back provides a much-needed corrective to this myth of Jewish passivity. There were uprisings in ghettos large and small, rebellions in death camps, and thousands of Jews fought Nazis in the forests. Everywhere in Eastern Europe, Jews waged campaigns of non-violent resistance against the Nazis.
Paula Apsell, Kirk Wolfinger

Food, Inc. 2

The film centers around innovative farmers, future-thinking food producers, workers’ rights activists and prominent legislators such as U.S Senators Cory Booker and Jon Tester, who are facing these companies head-on to inspire change and build a healthier, more sustainable future.
Melissa Robledo, Eric Schlosser, Robert Kenner, Michael Pollan

Class of Her Own

A teacher in a disadvantaged community rebels against a system that neglects many of its vulnerable students. Gloria Merriex transforms into a trailblazer, using rap, dance and other innovations to enable children to thrive in school—and beyond.
Boaz Dvir

Little Empty Boxes

Film follows the life of Max Lugavere's mother, Kathy, as she battles memory problems and succumbs to dementia.
Max Lugavere, Chris Newhard

Tiger PG

A journey alongside Ambar, a young tigress raising her cubs in the fabled forests of India. In the film, the cubs—curious, rambunctious and at times a bit clumsy—have a lot to learn from their savvy mother who will do all she can to keep them safe from pythons, bears and marauding male tigers.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rob Sullivan, Roy Conli, Mark Linfield, Vanessa Berlowitz

Butterfly in the Sky

For 26 seasons, the television program "Reading Rainbow" met young viewers in their living rooms, whisking them away on far-off adventures into the boundless world of books. Inspiring and nostalgic, Butterfly in the Sky takes audiences behind the scenes of this beloved PBS children’s series and tells the story of its iconic host LeVar Burton, giving an inside look at the challenges he and the show's creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Reliving the show’s legacy is a refreshing return to the written page. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb

500 Days in the Wild

For a woman in her 50s who is not an extreme athlete, it was sometimes gruelling, occasionally harrowing, often exhilarating and always surprising. She started out alone, disillusioned with the state of the world and worried about climate change, to look for different ways of caring for the land and each other. She ended the journey a bit wiser, more hopeful, in love and with a passion to share this story.
Dianne Whelan

Space: The Longest Goodbye

In the next decade, NASA will send astronauts to Mars. Separated from Earth, and unable to communicate with ground in real time throughout the 3-year journey, crew members will experience extreme isolation that could gravely affect their mental state and the mission. Space: The Longest Goodbye follows a savvy NASA psychologist tasked with protecting these daring explorers, who are torn between their dream to reach new frontiers & need to stay connected to home. This conflict, we realize, transcends space travel: how do we balance our drive for progress with the deep connection to our roots and each other.
Ido Mizrahy

The Lionheart

In 2011, the two-time Indianapolis 500 champion Dan Wheldon, nicknamed "The Lionheart," died in a horrific crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, shaking the world of motorsports to its core. Ten years later, Dan's two sons, Sebastian and Oliver, follow in their father's footsteps as they work through their loss the only way they know how – getting behind the wheel to race.
Laura Brownson

Frida R

An intimately raw and magical journey through the life, mind, and heart of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Told through her own words for the very first time — drawn from her diary, revealing letters, essays, and print interviews — and brought vividly to life by lyrical animation inspired by her unforgettable artwork.
Carla Gutierrez

Stormy

Delves into the life and times of Stormy Daniels, as she shares her story and account of events that have become part of American history.
Sarah Gibson, Erin Lee Carr, Emelia Brown

Breaking Olympia: The Phil Heath Story NR

Breaking Olympia: The Phil Heath Story is the definitive, never-before-told story of perhaps the greatest bodybuilder of all time, Phil Heath. Plagued by injuries that come with 18 years of physical and mental sacrifice, Heath stands on the edge of altering the face of bodybuilding history. Featuring contributions from Dwayne Johnson, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Brandon Curry, Dexter Jackson, and many more, Breaking Olympia unveils the extraordinary life story of the 7-time Mr. Olympia champion, as he rises through the ranks and battles both the top bodybuilders and the scrutiny of the media, in his attempt to cement his legacy and become the greatest Mr. Olympia champion to ever walk the earth.
Dwayne Johnson, Jay Cutler, Kai Greene, Ronnie Coleman, Brandon Curry
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5 / 5
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Hate to Love: Nickelback

Documentary focusing on Canadian band, Nickelback.
Leigh Brooks

STEVE! (martin)

“STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces” dives into his extraordinary story from two distinct points of view, with companion documentaries that feature never-before-seen footage and raw insights into Martin’s personal and professional trials and triumphs. “Then” chronicles Martin’s early struggles and meteoric rise to revolutionize stand-up before walking away at 35. “Now” focuses on the present day, with Martin in the golden years of his career, retracing the transformation that led to happiness in his art and personal life.
Finn Wittrock, Morgan Neville, Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Eric Idle

Madu

Madu follows 12-year-old Anthony Madu as he leaves his family and community in Nigeria to study at one of the most prestigious ballet schools in the world in England. Having never left his home outside of Lagos, Anthony finds himself thrust into a new world where his wildest dreams are suddenly within reach. His courageous journey is a story of extraordinary obstacles as he searches for belonging and acceptance, a family far away, and unexpected challenges that could impact his future. Forming a rich and immersive tapestry told on multiple continents, MADU introduces the world to a boy chasing a dream of inspiration that will resonate with us all.
Matthew Ogens, Joel Kachi Benson

The Lie: The Murder of Grace Millane

Delves into the tragic case of 21-year-old Grace Millane, whose solo holiday in New Zealand ended in a shocking murder, exposing disturbing attitudes about violence towards women.
Helena Coan

Lover, Stalker, Killer

Dave was recently out of a long-term relationship and eager to restart his romantic life, so he did what most people do: He tried online dating. Liz and Cari were two of his most promising connections, both single moms with winning personalities who helped bring him out of his shell in different ways. It should have been an opportunity for this hard-working, devoted dad to enjoy a second chance at casual romance, but it turned into a twisted love triangle, putting Dave and everyone he cared about at risk.
Sam Hobkinson

Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive is the story of a Disco legend who, for five decades, has inspired millions with her words I WILL SURVIVE, but only understood the lyrics when she hit rock bottom at age 65 – the film is about reinvention, the power of faith and a magnificent second act.
Gloria Gaynor

God & Country PG-13

Looks at the implications of Christian Nationalism and how it distorts not only our constitutional republic, but Christianity itself. Featuring prominent Christian thought leaders, GOD & COUNTRY asks this question: What happens when a faith built on love, sacrifice, and forgiveness grows political tentacles, conflating power, money, and belief into hyper-nationalism?
Dan Partland, Rob Reiner, Michele Reiner, Steve Okin, Jeff Okin

This Is Me... Now: The Film PG-13

Unlike anything Jennifer has ever done before and inspired by her upcoming album, the film is an intimate, fantastical and narrative-driven reflection of her personal journey of self-healing and self-love. Lopez has created an immersive world where music and visuals intertwine, revealing the challenges faced and the triumphs achieved. Audiences will witness the transformation and vulnerability in every frame.
Jennifer Lopez, Dave Meyers

God & Country: The Rise of Christian Nationalism PG-13

”God & Country’ looks at the implications of Christian Nationalism and how it distorts not only our constitutional republic, but Christianity itself…[it also] asks this question: What happens when a faith built on love, sacrifice, and forgiveness grows political tentacles, conflating power, money, and belief into hyper-nationalism?”
Dan Partland, Rob Reiner, Steve Okin

Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story

A documentary film set against the culturally historical backdrop of one of America’s oldest Black boarding schools. This film amplifies the journeys of several Piney Woods School students and staff members, providing a never-before-seen window into the ever-evolving, complex layers of the school and its students. Vividly, yet beautifully Sacred Soil: The Piney Woods School Story captures the emotional, physical, and mental tolls required to be young, Black, and educated in America by honoring the students’ perspectives of themselves and their school.
J.J. Anderson

Pathological: The Lies of Joran van der Sloot

Through rare interviews with victims’ family members, eyewitnesses and experts on the criminal mind, this documentary reveals new insights into how Joran van der Sloot’s lifelong pattern of violence and pathological lying leads to the deaths of two young women. Few killers have ever murdered again after they became famous for another killing, but on the fifth anniversary of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, Joran murders 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru. Hauntingly, his trip there is financed by money he extorted from Natalee Holloway’s mother, Beth, after falsely promising to reveal where Natalee’s body was for a price. In 2023 — 18 years after Natalee’s disappearance — Beth Holloway finally gets her day in court with Joran, who admits for the first time that he murdered her daughter. His admission brings some long-sought comfort to Natalee’s family, but Joran’s history of deceit and manipulation leads some to question the details in his latest story.

Bitconned

Ray Trapani had always wanted to be a criminal, even as a young boy. In 2017, amidst the economic frenzy of the Bitcoin boom, there was no better place for scammers than cryptocurrency. So when Ray's friend approached him with the idea of creating a debit card for crypto, Trapani jumped at the chance. There was only one problem: he had no idea how to do that. But thanks to fake LinkedIn profiles, paid celebrity endorsements, and the online community’s insatiable desire to "get rich quick," Centra Tech was soon raking in millions of dollars a day. Was it real? No. But did it work? Maybe. In this fast-paced, debaucherous documentary from director Bryan Storkel (Producer of The Legend of Cocaine Island + Director of The Pez Outlaw), Ray himself guides viewers through the ups and downs of his dramatic journey, alongside his family, former friends, and the journalist who exposed Centra Tech as the first high-profile fraud case of the crypto era.
Bryan Storkel

Anselm

In Anselm, Wim Wenders creates a portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Shot in 3D and 6K-resolution, the film presents a cinematic experience of the artist’s work which explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history, inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology and religion.
Wim Wenders

Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest

Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest brings to life the untold and inspiring story of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest who, in her quest, awakened her country to the entrenched inequalities confronted and endured by women and in Nepal.
Nancy Svendsen, Christy McGill, Ang Dorjee Sherpa, Sharon Wood

A Case For Love

A Case for Love is a heartfelt yet personally challenging movie inspired by the teachings and writings of Bishop Michael Curry, most well-known for his passionate sermon about “The Power of Love” at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Brian Ide, Colleen Baker, Karen Ide, Michael Curry

Feeding Tomorrow

Up against a broken food system suffering from ecosystem destruction, climate change, health epidemics, and inequality, a brave group of visionary leaders in agriculture, healthcare and education work to build a more just regenerative, and resilient system in their local communities.
Oliver English, Simon English
VOD / Digital
Apple TV+
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The Greatest Night in Pop

The untold story of how the global hit “We are the World” almost didn’t happen! 46 of the biggest pop music stars had only one night to turn chaos into magic. As told by stars who were there, this film reveals the rollercoaster ride to write and record the groundbreaking song that would go on to raise millions for famine relief in Africa, win 2 Grammys and become a global sensation.
Bao Andre Nguyen

George A. Romero's Resident Evil

George A. Romero’s Resident Evil is a stylized documentary, utilizing archived footage, unearthed documents, and newly filmed interviews with a wide variety of personalities. The documentary combines elements from Capcom’s hit video game series and the raw, visceral style of George A. Romero to full immerse the audience in a cinematic horror aesthetic.
Brandon Salisbury
Scope TBA
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Living with Leopards

A classic ‘coming of age’ tail of a pair of leopard cubs born into one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth.
Alex Parkinson

Daughters

Four young girls prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C., jail.
Angela Patton, Natalie Rae

Will & Harper R

When Will Ferrell finds out his close friend of 30 years is coming out as a trans woman, the two decide to embark on a cross-country road trip to process this new stage of their relationship in an intimate portrait of friendship, transition, and America.
Will Forte, Josh Greenbaum, Will Ferrell, Harper Steele, Kristen Wiig, Seth Meyers, Tina Fey

Power

Driven to contain threats to social order, American policing has exploded in scope and scale over hundreds of years. Now, it can be described by one word: power.
Yance Ford, Ian Olds

Secrets of the Neanderthals

An exploration of the mystery of the disappearance of the Neanderthals and their lifestyle.
Ashley Gething, Sir Patrick Stewart