Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Video

Last updated: June 24, 2021

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.
Pink: All I Know So Far Movie Poster Image
Intimate music doc has positive messages, cursing, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Underplayed Movie Poster Image
Inspiring docu about women in the electronic music industry.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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She Is the Ocean Movie Poster Image
Girl-power docu offers soothing assurance and eco plea.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Planet of the Humans Movie Poster Image
Bleak docu dispels clean energy beliefs; disturbing images.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Time Movie Poster Image
Powerful, intense doc about wife's fight for her husband.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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All In: The Fight for Democracy Movie Poster Image
Powerful docu about the need to protect voters' rights.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Black Boys Movie Poster Image
Insightful, earnest docu about racism's toll on Black boys.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Michelle Obama: Life After the White House Movie Poster Image
Docu offers little new, but the subject still inspires.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Flint: The Poisoning of an American City Movie Poster Image
Toxic water supply devastates Michigan city in earnest docu.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Most Likely to Succeed Movie Poster Image
Docu follows four promising students; some cursing.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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One Child Nation Movie Poster Image
Horrors in China's recent past uncovered in haunting docu.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! Movie Poster Image
Revealing fast-food docu has some language, animal violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Armstrong Movie Poster Image
Portrait of an American hero celebrates humility, hard work.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Southern Pride Movie Poster Image
Docu about LGBTQ communities in Deep South; language.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Chasing Happiness Movie Poster Image
Engaging JoBros documentary has some language, drinking.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Fahrenheit 11/9 Movie Poster Image
Moore's subjective, serious docu is cautionary, urgent.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Real Boy Movie Poster Image
Intimate docu follows teen through gender transition.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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One of Us Movie Poster Image
Shocking docu on abuse in Orthodox faith; cursing, violence.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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City of Ghosts Movie Poster Image
Terrifying, essential docu about journalists fighting ISIS.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Growing Up Coy Movie Poster Image
Parents fight for trans child's rights in informative docu.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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I Am Not Your Negro Movie Poster Image
Powerful documentary explores race, art, and activism.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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The Bad Kids Movie Poster Image
Moving doc about troubled teens has powerful themes.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Storied Streets Movie Poster Image
Thoughtful, moving homelessness docu shatters stereotypes.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Gimme Danger Movie Poster Image
Music docu is mainly a fan film; drugs, lots of cursing.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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Gleason Movie Poster Image
Emotional docu's powerful story outweighs strong language.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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