2017 Documentary Movies

The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

    • History

    Producer Steven Spielberg reteams with Munich and Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner for this biographical drama based on the book by author David Kertzer, which tells the story of a young Italian Jew who was taken from his parents by the Papal States at age seven, and raised as a Catholic - paving the path for his unlikely future in the priesthood. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Sun Dogs

      • 93 min
      • Documentary

      Following his third failed attempt to join the military, courage-obsessed misfit Ned Chipley takes a Marine captain's advice to protect the home front a little too seriously. Zeroing in on a casino manager who may or may not be an Al Qaeda mastermind, Chipley enlists the help of Tally Petersen, a young runaway, and together they form the most unlikely anti-terrorism unit in post 9-11 America.

      40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

      40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

        • 60 min
        • Documentary

        Sylvester Stallone and John G. Avildsen narrate behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Rocky" to mark the film's 40th anniversary.

        American Jedi

          • Documentary

          American Jedi is a documentary the chronicles real life people claiming to be Jedi based on the Star Wars mythology.

          American Valhalla

            • Documentary

            The film details their recent collaboration, showing clips from the studio and footage from the road.

            Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art

            Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art

              • Documentary

              The first in-depth profile of illustrator Richard Amsel, detailing his remarkable body of work while chronicling an enigmatic life of personal heartbreak, celebrity friendships, creative genius, and a tragic end at the age of 37 from AIDS.

              An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

                • 100 min
                • Documentary

                A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

                Becoming Bond

                  • 91 min
                  • Documentary

                  The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down.

                  Behind the Sightings

                  Behind the Sightings

                    • Documentary

                    Documentary discovery of multiple clown sightings around the US lead us to an unforgivable homicide.

                    Beware the Slenderman

                    Beware the Slenderman

                      • 114 min
                      • Documentary

                      A documentary about the Slenderman stabbing in 2014.