Recommended documentaries

In no particular order.

There are 83 films in this list released in the 2010s.

  • Tabloid
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  • Into the Abyss
  • Still Bill
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
  • The Interrupters
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Restrepo
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Marwencol
  • Urbanized
  • Waiting for 'Superman'
  • Eames: The Architect & The Painter
  • Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  • Babies
  • The Parking Lot Movie
  • Bombay Beach
  • First Position
  • Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
  • Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • About Jenny Holzer
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • Under African Skies
  • Stories We Tell
  • Room 237
  • A Band Called Death
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • The Square
  • The Act of Killing
  • How to Make a Book with Steidl
  • Tropicália
  • Life Itself
  • 56 Up
  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
  • Tim's Vermeer
  • Gerhard Richter Painting
  • Particle Fever
  • Maidentrip
  • I Am Divine
  • Teenage
  • The Unknown Known
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
  • Muscle Shoals
  • The Battered Bastards of Baseball
  • I Know That Voice
  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  • Strongman
  • Shepard & Dark
  • Citizenfour
  • Korengal
  • Virunga
  • 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • The Overnighters
  • I Hate Christian Laettner
  • Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
  • Manakamana
  • Leviathan
  • Rich Hill
  • Flex Is Kings
  • Welcome to Leith
  • Mavis!
  • In Transit
  • The Russian Woodpecker
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • Point and Shoot
  • Alive Inside
  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper
  • Approaching the Elephant
  • Levitated Mass
  • McConkey
  • Burt's Buzz
  • Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film