Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

Last updated: July 2, 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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Lucy and Desi

age 13+

Mild language, drinking, smoking in engaging documentary.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2022)
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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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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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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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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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Underplayed

age 14+

Inspiring docu about women in the electronic music industry.

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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Vice President Kamala Harris: Chase the Dream

age 13+

Black, South Asian woman makes history with White House win.

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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Sing Me a Song

age 10+

Thoughtful, beautifully shot docu about influence of tech.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2021)
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Planet of the Humans

age 14+

Bleak docu dispels clean energy beliefs; disturbing images.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Time

age 14+

Powerful, intense doc about wife's fight for her husband.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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All In: The Fight for Democracy

age 11+

Powerful docu about the need to protect voters' rights.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump

age 15+

Docu diagnoses #45 with malignant narcissism.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Black Boys

age 15+

Insightful, earnest docu about racism's toll on Black boys.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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A Most Beautiful Thing

age 13+

Rowing docu offers powerful messages of teamwork, gratitude.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Most Likely to Succeed

age 15+

Docu follows four promising students; some cursing.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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One Child Nation

age 17+

Horrors in China's recent past uncovered in haunting docu.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

age 11+

Revealing fast-food docu has some language, animal violence.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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Chasing Happiness

age 13+

Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2019)
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