The Best Documentaries About Business

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Documentary films about business and the corporate world.

This list is of the best business documentaries has been ranked by the community and includes popular and recognizable titles, along with a lot of independent films. What is the best documentary about business? Vote for your favorites on the list or add a great business documentary that isn't already on the list.

As you vote, the order of the list will change to see which documentary about business comes out on top. This list currently includes titles such as, E-Dreams, The War Room, and Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate viewers. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

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  • Inside Job
    1
    Matt Damon
    31 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Charles Ferguson
    The global financial meltdown that took place in Fall 2008 caused millions of job and home losses and plunged the United States into a deep economic recession. Matt Damon narrates a documentary that ...more

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  • Food, Inc.
    2
    25 votes
    Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain ...more

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  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    3
    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling
    40 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Alex Gibney
    This documentary explores the fall of the Enron Corporation, arguably the most shocking example of modern corporate corruption. The company is linked with several illegal schemes, including ...more

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  • Jiro Dreams Of Sushi
    4
    Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto
    25 votes
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: David Gelb
    Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a a 2011 documentary film directed by David Gelb. "An appetizing documentary in every sense, Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old master sushi chef Jiro Ono, paying ...more

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  • Freakonomics
    5
    Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe
    15 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Alex Gibney, Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing
    Freakonomics: The Movie is a 2010 American documentary film based on the book Freakonomics by economist Steven D. Levitt and writer Stephen J. Dubner. The film had its premiere at the Tribeca Film ...more
  • Ahead of the Curve
    6

    Ahead of the Curve

    Franco Stevens, Melissa Etheridge, Jewelle Gomez
    8 votes
    • Released: 2021
    • Directed by: Jen Rainin, Rivkah Beth Medow
    Ahead of the Curve is a 2021 American documentary film directed by Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow. With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco ...more