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The Best Documentary Movies on Amazon Prime is a complete Amazon Prime streaming list for your perusal. All the best documentary films on Amazon Prime streaming are listed in one convenient place so you can fully utilize your Amazon Prime service. Some of the best documentaries of all time are now available on Amazon Prime, so you can catch up on new hits or classic award winners.

This Amazon streaming list has nearly as many of the greatest documentary films to watch as a brick and mortar DVD store offers. Newer documentaries like Amy are available on Amazon Prime as are older documentary films like Super High Me, Chariots of the Gods, and The Endless Summer can be viewed on the Amazon Prime instant service. 

What are the best Amazon Prime instant documentary movies? What is available on the Amazon Prime streaming documentary selection? Are there new documentary films on Amazon Prime? This Amazon Prime streaming list is here to get you started on the best Amazon Prime documentary movies has to offer. This is in no way a complete list, so if you know your favorite movie isn't on this list of Amazon instant movies, make sure to add it so other Amazon Prime users can find the best documentaries on Amazon Prime.

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Without Charity is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Paul G. Lyzun added Without Charity Paul G. Lyzun

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I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spin... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Chad N. Walker, Dave LaMattina I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is a 2014 drama documentary biographical film written by Dave Lamattina and directed by Dave Lamattina and Chad N. Walker.

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Sriracha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Sriracha Griffin Hammond Sriracha is a 2013 documentary film written and directed by Griffin Hammond.

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Prostitution: Behind the Veil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Prostitution Behind the Veil Nahid Persson Sarvestani Prostitution: Behind the Veil is a 2004 film directed by Nahid Persson.

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Bill Cunningham New York is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Bill Cunningham New York Richard Press "Rarely has anyone embodied contradictions as happily and harmoniously as octogenarian New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. Obsessed with how people dress, he unfailingly dons the ...more

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The Kill Team is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Kill Team Dan Krauss The Kill Team is a 2013 documentary drama film written by Dan Krauss, Lawrence Lerew, Linda Davis and directed by Dan Krauss.

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Through a Dog's Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Through a Dog's Eyes Peter Schnall

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Meru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Meru Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

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Kon-Tiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Kon-Tiki Thor Heyerdahl The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named ...more

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Nas: Time Is Illmatic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime

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There's Something Wrong with A... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime

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The Whole Gritty City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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Gleason is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Gleason Clay Tweel

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Percy Schmeiser: David vs Mons... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Percy Schmeiser: David vs Monsanto Bertram Verhaag Percy Schmeiser: David vs Monsanto is a documentary thriller film directed by Bertram Verhaag.

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Racing Around the World Alone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Racing Around the World Alone Ingrid Johansson, Benjamin Rouse

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Super High Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Super High Me Michael Blieden Super High Me is a 2007 documentary film about the effects of smoking cannabis for 30 days. The documentary stars comedian Doug Benson. The documentary's name and its poster are plays on the ...more

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murde... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills is a 1996 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the trials of three teenage boys who came to be known as the ...more

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Art And Craft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Art And Craft Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker Art and Craft is a 2014 documentary film directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker.

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Into the Cold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Into the Cold Sebastian Copeland "The absolute top of the earth is a place few try to reach on foot. Even fewer succeed. With the vast arctic ice vanishing rapidly, photographer, extreme adventurer, and environmental ...more

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That Sugar Film is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
That Sugar Film Damon Gameau

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The Central Park Five is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Central Park Five David Mcmahon, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns The Central Park Five is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park jogger case, directed by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, his daughter Sarah Burns, and her husband David McMahon. It was ...more

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Stories We Tell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Stories We Tell Sarah Polley Stories We Tell is a 2012 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Sarah Polley and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The film explores her family's secrets—including one ...more

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Inequality for All is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Inequality for All Jacob Kornbluth Inequality for All is a 2013 documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth.

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Jig is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Jig Sue Bourne Jig is a 2011 documentary produced and directed by Sue Bourne about the world of Irish dance and the fortieth Irish Dancing World Championships, held in March 2010 in Glasgow.

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Above and Beyond is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Above and Beyond Roberta Grossman

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Thin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Thin Lauren Greenfield The 2006 cinéma vérité documentary film, Thin, directed by Lauren Greenfield and distributed by HBO, is an exploration of The Renfrew Center in Coconut Creek, Florida; a ...more

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Deli Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Deli Man Erik Anjou

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Four Horsemen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Four Horsemen Ross Ashcroft Four Horsemen is a 2012 British film pamphlet directed by Ross Ashcroft. The film criticises the system of fractional reserve banking, debt-based economy and political lobbying by banks, which ...more

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Amy Asif Kapadia

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Dreams from My Real Father: A ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception Joel Gilbert

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Deep Web is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Deep Web Alex Winter

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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Ma... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Wild Horse, Wild Ride Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus Wild Horse, Wild Ride is a 2011 documentary film directed by Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus.

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Killer Legends is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Killer Legends Joshua Zeman Killer Legends is a historical documentary film directed by Joshua Zeman.

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Michael Moore Hates America is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Michael Moore Hates America Mike Wilson In 'Roger and Me', Michael Moore tried in vain to get an interview with millionaire GM CEO Roger Smith. In Michael Moore Hates America, documentarian Michael Wilson searches for the American ...more

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Winning: The Racing Life of Pa... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman Adam Carolla, Nate Adams

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Under Our Skin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Under Our Skin Andy Abrahams Wilson A dramatic tale of microbes, medicine and money, this eye-opening new film investigates the untold story of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic larger than AIDS. Each year thousands go ...more

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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? John Scheinfeld Who is Harry Nilsson... is a documentary about the musician Harry Nilsson that premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2006. It was released to theatres and on DVD in the ...more

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The Endless Summer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Endless Summer Bruce Brown The Endless Summer is a seminal 1966 surf movie. Filmmaker/narrator Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surfing trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate ...more

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Out of the Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Out of the Blue Boris Zubov, Tim Coleman, James Fox Out of the Blue is a feature-length documentary on the UFO phenomenon which premiered in theatres in July 2002 and, was first shown on television in June 2003. It was produced by American ...more

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Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders Michael Dorsey

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Food Matters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Food Matters Carlo Ledesma, James Colquhoun Food Matters is a 2008 documentary film about nutrition. The film presents the thesis that a selective diet can play a key role in treating a range of health conditions such as diabetes, cancer, ...more

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The Hornet's Nest is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Hornet's Nest David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud

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Monumental: In Search of Ameri... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure Duane Barnhart Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure is an American documentary film hosted by Kirk Cameron. Directed by Duane Barnhart and written by Kevin Miller, Cameron's mission in making ...more

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The Milky Way is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Milky Way Jon Fitzgerald

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Soaked in Bleach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Soaked in Bleach Benjamin Statler Soaked in Bleach is an upcoming American docudrama directed by Benjamin Statler, who co-wrote and produced it with Richard Middelton and Donnie Eichar. The film details the events leading up to ...more

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The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin Nicholas Mross The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin is a 2014 documentary, historical fiction film written by Patrick Lope, Daniel Mross and Nicholas Mross and directed by Nicholas Mross.

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Mythic Journeys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Mythic Journeys Whitney Boe, Steven Boe Mythic Journeys is a performance festival and conference gathering held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Founded in 2004, it began as a celebration of the works of Joseph Campbell and has ...more

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Back Issues: The Hustler Magaz... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story Michael Lee Nirenberg Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story is a biographical drama historical documentary directed by Michael Lee Nirenberg.