Documentary The Best Documentaries About Business  

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List Rules Documentary films about business and the corporate world.

This list is of the best documentary about business 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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Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a study of one of the ...more

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Matt Damon The creators of ``Undercover Boss'' are behind this unscripted TNT series, which gives the popular CEO-in-disguise premise a bit of a twist. ``Inside Job'' puts candidates for six-figure ...more

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How much do we know about the food we buy at our local supermarkets and serve to our families? Though our food appears the same as ever — a tomato still looks like a tomato — it has been ...more

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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, ...more

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Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon Roger & Me is a 1989 American documentary film directed by Michael Moore. Moore portrays the regional negative economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's summary action of closing ...more

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The Corporation is a 2003 Canadian documentary film written by University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott. The documentary examines ...more

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Supersize She is a 2005 television documentary focused on British professional female bodybuilder Joanna Thomas. The title was a take-off on the success of the film Super Size Me. The one-hour ...more

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James Cromwell, Frances Fisher Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a 2005 documentary film by director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. The film presents a negative picture of Wal-Mart's business practices through ...more

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Sicko is a 2007 documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Moore. The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. ...more

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Blackfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Business
nukept added Blackfish is a 2013 Documentary film written by Eli B. Despres and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

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Rupert Murdoch, Douglas Cheek Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism is a 2004 documentary film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald that says the Fox News Channel, and its owner, Rupert Murdoch, use the channel to promote ...more

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The Queen of Versailles is a 2012 American documentary film by Lauren Greenfield. The film depicts Jackie Siegel and David Siegel, owners of Westgate Resorts, and their family as they build ...more

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Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen, Janet McQueen McQueen is a 2018 documentary film directed by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. Mirroring the savage beauty, boldness and vivacity of his design, this documentary is an intimate revelation ...more

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Anthony Michael Hall, Noah Wyle, Melissa McBride Pirates of Silicon Valley is a 1999 original TNT film directed by Martyn Burke. It stars Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs and Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Spanning the years 1971–1997, the film is ...more

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Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe 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 ...more

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Vivienne Westwood Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a 2018 documentary film directed by Lorna Tucker. A profile of punk fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, as she fights to maintain her brand's integrity, her ...more

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Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr. Man on Wire is a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center. It is ...more

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Not for Sale Leah Meyerhoff, Rania Ajami, Paul Frolov Not for Sale is a 2006 short drama film written by Maryam Keshavarz and Jonathan Mastro and directed by Maryam Keshavarz,

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Pig Business Pig Business is a 2009 film by Tracy Worcester, a former actress and now an environmental campaigner. It is a feature documentary exposing the huge hidden costs behind the pork and processed ...more

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Rhonda Kallman, Todd Alstrom Beer Wars is a 2009 documentary film about the American beer industry. In particular, it covers the differences between large corporate breweries, namely Anheuser-Busch, the Miller Brewing ...more

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Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders is an independent feature-length documentary film and book that chronicles abusive practices in the credit card industry. ...more

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Secret Billionaire: the Chuck Feeney Story

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"In the late 1990s, a hybrid form of graffiti began appearing in cities around the world. Enlisting stickers, stencils, posters, and sculpture and spread by the burgeoning Internet, it ...more

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e-Dreams e-Dreams is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Wonsuk Chin portraying the rise and fall of Kozmo.com, an online convenience store that utilized bike messengers to deliver goods ordered ...more

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The War Room is a 1993 American documentary film about Bill Clinton's campaign for President of the United States during the 1992 presidential election. It is frequently cited as one of the ...more

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Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? is a 2006 documentary film written by Matt Coen, Mike Kime and Frank Popper and directed by Frank Popper.

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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is a 2011 documentary film directed by Morgan Spurlock and written by Jeremy Chilnick and Morgan Spurlock. "Acclaimed filmmaker and master provocateur Morgan ...more

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James Carville Our Brand Is Crisis is a 2005 documentary film by Rachel Boynton on American political campaign marketing tactics by Greenberg Carville Shrum in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. The ...more

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Indie Game: The Movie is a 2012 documentary film by Canadian filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot. The film documents the struggles of independent game developers Edmund McMillen and Tommy ...more

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Big Brother, Big Business

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357 Magnumm Craigslist Joe is a 2012 documentary film that follows Joseph Garner for a month of travel across the United States, solely supporting himself via contacting people on the website Craigslist. He ...more

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China Blue is a 2005 documentary film directed by Micha Peled. It follows the life of Jasmine Li, a young seventeen-year-old worker from Sichuan province, in a Chinese jeans factory, Lifeng ...more

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Some Kind of Monster is a 2004 documentary film featuring the American heavy metal band Metallica. It shares its name with the song "Some Kind of Monster" from Metallica's 2003 album ...more

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The Startup Kids The Startup Kids is a documentary about young web entrepreneurs in the U.S. and Europe. It contains interviews with founders of Vimeo, Dropbox, Soundcloud, Debito and more who talk about how ...more

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Startup.com is a 2001 documentary film that chronicles the dot-com start-up phenomenon and its eventual end. The film follows e-commerce website govWorks and its founders Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and ...more

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The Call of the Entrepreneur The Call of the Entrepreneur is a 2007 documentary produced by Acton Media, part of the Acton Institute, along with Cold Water Media. It premiered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on May 17,

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Transcendent Man is a 2009 documentary film by American filmmaker Barry Ptolemy about inventor, futurist and author Ray Kurzweil and his predictions about the future of technology in his 2005 ...more

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Revenge of the Electric Car is a 2011 feature documentary film by Chris Paine, who also directed Who Killed the Electric Car?. The documentary, executive produced by Stefano Durdic, and produced ...more