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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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There's Something Wrong ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane
Liz Garbus

An exploration of the mystery surrounding the tragic 2009 wrong-way crash that killed a mother and seven others on NY's Taconic Parkway. See our list to find out more about the story behind There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane.

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Sriracha is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Gleason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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Kon-Tiki is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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Richard Barber, Andre Lambertson
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Percy Schmeiser: David v... is listed (or ranked) 9 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 ... is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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That Sugar Film is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Damon Gameau
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Into the Cold is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Four Horsemen is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Michael Moore Hates Amer... is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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The Endless Summer is listed (or ranked) 17 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 (An... is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Perfect Human Diet ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Perfect Human Diet
C.J. Hunt
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Monumental: In Search of... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Nintendo Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Nintendo Quest
Robert McCallum
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The Hornet's Nest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
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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American Experience is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Milky Way is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
The Milky Way
Jon Fitzgerald
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Killing Jimmy Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime
Killing Jimmy Hoffa
Alan Bradley