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

    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 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.

                  Bill Nye: Science Guy

                    • 101 min
                    • Documentary

                    A famous television personality struggles to restore science to its rightful place in a world hostile to evidence and reason.

                    Born in China

                    Born in China

                      • 76 min
                      • Documentary

                      Directed by Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, Disneynature’s “Born in China” follows the stories of three animal families, transporting audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery captured in the remote wilds of China, the film is produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.