Documentary The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime  

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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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Sriracha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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) 3 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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) 4 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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) 5 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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There's Something Wrong with A... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime

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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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Kon-Tiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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The Whole Gritty City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
rxbb added The Whole Gritty City Richard Barber, Andre Lambertson

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Paradise Lost: The Child Murde... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Percy Schmeiser: David vs Mons... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Super High Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Racing Around the World Alone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Racing Around the World Alone Ingrid Johansson, Benjamin Rouse

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Art And Craft is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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That Sugar Film is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Damon Gameau

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Into the Cold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul 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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The Central Park Five is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Gleason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Gleason Clay Tweel Gleason is an American documentary film released in 2016, covering five years in the life of the former New Orleans Saints football defensive back, Steve Gleason, who suffers from Amyotrophic ...more

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Jig is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Four Horsemen is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Ma... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna

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Michael Moore Hates America is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Wild Horse, Wild Ride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Alex Dawson, Greg Gricus Wild Horse, Wild Ride is a 2011 documentary film directed by Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus.

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Under Our Skin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Out of the Blue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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The Endless Summer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Monumental: In Search of Ameri... is listed (or ranked) 28 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) 29 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Milky Way Jon Fitzgerald

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The Hornet's Nest is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Hornet's Nest David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud The Hornet's Nest is a 2014 American documentary film about the Afghanistan war, directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud. The film follows two journalists, a father and son, embedded ...more

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Nintendo Quest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Nintendo Quest Robert McCallum

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Killing Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Killing Jimmy Hoffa Alan Bradley

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Above and Beyond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Above and Beyond Roberta Grossman Above and Beyond is a 2014 documentary film about Mahal (the country of Israel), produced by Nancy Spielberg, the youngest sister of Steven Spielberg, and directed by Roberta Grossman. It tells ...more

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The Perfect Human Diet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Perfect Human Diet C.J. Hunt

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The Ghost Army is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Rick Beyer The Ghost Army is a 2013 American documentary about the United States Army 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, produced and directed by Rick Beyer.

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American Experience is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
American Experience is a television program airing on the Public Broadcasting Service Public television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won ...more

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Hitting the Apex is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Hitting the Apex Mark Neale

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Dreams From My Real Father is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception Joel Gilbert Dreams from My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception is a 2012 American film by Joel Gilbert. It presents his conspiracy theory that U.S. President Barack Obama's biological father was ...more

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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Stor... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story Grant Baldwin Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story is a 2014 documentary film written by Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer and directed by Grant Baldwin.