Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

Last updated: November 25, 2022

If you love Documentaries and are looking for your next favorite, then you're in luck. We've compiled a list of the best Documentaries available to watch now on Amazon Prime Video. Scroll through and find the perfect one for your family. And check back often -- we're updating regularly with new additions. See more best-of lists like this.

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Good Night Oppy

age 5+

Inspiring docu about Mars rovers has teamwork, curiosity.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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The Last Mountain

age 14+

Emotional climbing docu explores grief, human achievements.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Lucy and Desi

age 13+

Mild language, drinking, smoking in engaging documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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Belly of the Beast

age 13+

Mature themes, strong language in prison eugenics docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Mayor Pete

age 13+

LGBTQ+ politician makes historic U.S. presidency run.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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A Man Named Scott

age 15+

Music docu has language, drugs, mature themes.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Found

age 13+

Chinese adoptees look for their origins in moving docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Justin Bieber: Our World

age 10+

Concert docu goes backstage; some language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Madame X

age 15+

Mature themes, language in Madonna concert documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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My Name Is Pauli Murray

age 13+

Informative docu on little-known activist promotes courage.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power

age 10+

Heartfelt doc celebrates politician's integrity, compassion.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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A Crime on the Bayou

age 15+

Harsh language in powerful documentary about racism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Mary J. Blige's My Life

age 15+

Docu has mature content, promotes empathy and perseverance.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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A Space in Time

age 11+

Candid docu captures family impacted by muscular dystrophy.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Sound of Identity

age 13+

Trans opera singer defies norms in candid, sincere docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In

age 14+

Soccer docu has language, references to violence and drink.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Pink: All I Know So Far

age 14+

Intimate music doc has positive messages, cursing, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Counter Histories: Rock Hill

age 13+

1961 Black protesters nonviolently protest racism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Cher & The Loneliest Elephant

age 10+

Pop legend lends stardom to dynamic animal rescue docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words

age 10+

Earnest but dry RBG docu celebrates a legend.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Underplayed

age 14+

Inspiring docu about women in the electronic music industry.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Woman in Motion

age 8+

Docu about role model Nichelle Nichols inspires, delights.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Rock Camp: The Movie

age 13+

Some iffy material in shallow but fun wish-fulfillment docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Healing from Hate: Battle for the Soul of a Nation

age 13+

Former alt-righters break good in compelling documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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The Friendliest Town

age 14+

Timely docu about trailblazing Black police chief; language.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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