The Best Documentary Films On Amazon Prime

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Only documentaries available on Amazon Prime

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

    Without Charity

    Paul G. Lyzun
    • Actors: Charity Payne, Mike Grzegorek
    • Released: 2013
    • Actors: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler
    • Released: 2011

    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.

  • Gleason
    Clay Tweel
    • Actors: Steve Gleason
    • Released: 2016
  • The Endless Summer
    • Actors: Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August, Michael Hynson, Wayne Miyata
    • Released: 1966
  • Sriracha
    Griffin Hammond
    • Actors: Randy Clemens, Jordan Crowder, Harold Dieterle
    • Released: 2013
    • Released: 2006
  • Bill Cunningham New York
    • Actors: Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman, Patrick McDonald, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Anna Wintour
    • Released: 2010
    • Actors: C.J. Hunt, Leslie Aiello, Susan Loraine Anderson, Loren Cordain
    • Released: 2012
  • Unseen


  • The Kill Team
    Dan Krauss
    • Actors: Adam Winfield, Christopher Winfield, Emma Winfield
    • Released: 2013
  • Kon-Tiki
    Thor Heyerdahl
    • Actors: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg
    • Released: 1950
  • Nintendo Quest
    Robert McCallum
    • Actors: Jay Bartlett, Thor Aackerlund, Syd Bolton, Kylie Carmichael
    • Released: 2015
    • Actors: Percy Schmeiser
    • Released: 2009
  • That Sugar Film
    Damon Gameau
    • Actors: Richard Davies, Christina Evans
    • Released: 2014
  • Four Horsemen
    Ross Ashcroft
    • Actors: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson
    • Released: 2012
  • Super High Me
    Michael Blieden
    • Actors: Brian Unger, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore
    • Released: 2007
  • Sunshine Hotel

    Sunshine Hotel

  • Children of Shame

    Children of Shame

    Tuam, a name that traumatised the whole of Ireland in the spring of 2014, when an unimaginable story was revealed. A hidden mass grave containing the remains of some 800 children was discovered on the former grounds of a home for single mothers, a hell on earth where children died from ill treatment, and were shamefully buried in secret and forgotten.

  • The Whole Gritty City
    Richard Barber, Andre Lambertson
    • Actors: Bruce Davenport Jr., Kirk Dugar Jr., Brandon Franklin, Jazz Henry
    • Released: 2013
  • Poverty, Inc.

    Poverty, Inc.

    The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry - the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

    • Actors: Kirk Cameron
    • Released: 2011
  • Mary J. Blige's My Life
    • Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige
    • Released: 2021
  • The Hornet's Nest
    David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud
    • Actors: N/A
    • Released: 2014
    • Actors: Penn Jillette, Andrew Breitbart, Albert Maysles, Peter Damon
    • Released: 2004