The best documentary movies this year exemplified what the genre does best. They highlighted a unique aspect of culture or human experience through a nuanced lens. If you're in need of suggestions for some informative and often surprising films, browse this list of 2019 documentary movies.
Fyre: The Greatest Part That Never Happened is a documentary from Netflix that explores what went wrong at a luxury music festival that was indefinitely postponed. Apollo 11 takes audiences through the first spaceflight mission to land men on the moon using archived footage that was previously unreleased to the public without narration or interviews. Look for other new and upcoming documentaries on this as the year continues.
These 2019 documentary films explore a wide array of topics. Vote up the best new documentaries of 2019, and feel free to add your favorite documentary films released this year missing from the list.
Fyre Fraud is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason that premiered on Hulu on January 14, 2019. A look at the whistleblowers, victims, and the lack of accountability associated with the promotion and execution of the Fyre Festival. ...more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason
Leaving Neverland is a 2019 documentary film directed and produced by British filmmaker Dan Reed. Leaving Neverland describes how Michael Jackson allegedly began relationships with two young fans, then aged 7 and 10, and their families. ...more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Dan Reed
Apollo 11 is a 2019 American documentary film edited, produced, and directed by Todd Douglas Miller. It focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land people on the moon. ...more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Chris Smith, released on Netflix on January 18, 2019. An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival. The film was co-produced by Jerry Media, the social media agency responsible for promotion and covering up the Fyre Festival fraud; company's staff approached VICE with the idea of documentary three months after the events. ...more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Chris Smith
Actors: Billy McFarland, Ja Rule