There are many documentaries on the United States government, covering topics from the controversies behind the branches of the government, how the democracy itself functions on a daily basis, historic White House cover-ups, the history of how the U.S. government began, biographies of former Presidents, and the issues of war. This list has them all.
What are the best documentaries about the U.S. Government? No matter what aspect of the topic you're interested in, there's a United States government documentary on this list for you! These films have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for information on a variety of U.S. government topics. Many of these critically acclaimed films feature several different aspects of the government, including historical truths, conspiracy theories, and more.
This list features the best U.S. Government documentaries, including: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, 9/11 Mysteries, American Dictators, Hollywood and the Pentagon, The Crash of 1929, The End of America, Gasland, The Fall of the Republic and Hacking Democracy.Vote up your favorite documentary about the U.S. government, add one that isn't on the list, or find an interesting film and learn something new about the American governmental system.
The Phony Drug War: How the US Government Deals Drugs
- 2Bill Couturié
Actors: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Willem Dafoe, Michael J. Fox
Released: 1987Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam is an American grammy Awardwinning 1987 documentary,... more
- 3Aaron Russo
Actors: Aaron Russo, Irwin Schiff, Katherine Albrecht, Joe Banister, Dave Champion
Released: 2006America: Freedom to Fascism is a 2006 film by filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Aaron Russo,... more
Aftermath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11Stephen Marshall
Released: 2003Controversial documentary that highlights a series of alarming issues that were ignored by the... more
Stupid in America
Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own
- 7Robert Greenwald, Nonny de la Peña
Released: 2004Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is an American 2004 political documentary... more
America: Destroyed by Design
Hollywood and the Pentagon
Improbable Collapse: the Demolition of Our Republic
- 12Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
Released: 2008In a stunning indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, best-selling author... more
- 13Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre is a documentary film by Sigfrido Ranucci and Maurizio Torrealta... more
- 14Richard Ray Perez, Joan Sekler
Actors: Danny Glover, Clarence Thomas, Peter Coyote
Released: 2002Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election is a 2002 47-minute documentary made by Richard... more
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism
- 17Alex Jones, Kevin Booth
Released: 2004American Dictators is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Booth and Alex Jones.
- 18Eugene Jarecki
Actors: Gore Vidal, Richard Perle, Graydon Carter, Chalmers Johnson
Released: 2005Why We Fight, directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2005 documentary film about the... more
- 19Alex Jones
Released: 2009Fall of the Republic is a documentary film written by and directed by Alex Jones.
- 20Joel Sucher, Steven Fischler
Actors: Jello Biafra, Karl Hess, Murray Bookchin, Paul Avrich
Released: 1983Anarchism in America is a 1983 documentary, directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher, and... more
WMD: Weapons of Mass DeceptionDanny Schechter
Released: 2004WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception is a 2004 documentary film directed by Danny Schechter.
- 22Michael Moore
Released: 2004Fahrenheit 9/11 is a 2004 documentary film by American filmmaker and director and political... more
Camp FEMA: American Lockdown
Torture: America's Brutal Prisons
- 25John Pilger, Christopher Martin
Actors: John Pilger
Released: 2007The War on Democracy is a 2007 documentary film directed by the British filmmakers Christopher... more