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The Best G-Rated Documentary Movies

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List of G-Rated documentaries, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated documentaries and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated Documentary movie of all time is. This list of popular G-Rated documentaries includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top G-Rated Documentary movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great G-Rated Documentary films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific G-Rated Documentary film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List ranges from March of the Penguins to Cave of Forgotten Dreams and more.

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  • March of the Penguins is a 2005 French nature documentary film directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary depicts the ...more
  • This documentary by lauded German filmmaker Wim Wenders follows renowned guitarist Ry Cooder and his son, Joachim, as they travel to Cuba and assemble a group of the country's finest musicians to ...more
  • White Wilderness is an American nature documentary produced by Walt Disney Productions in 1958 noted for its propagation of the misconception of lemming suicide. The film was directed by James Algar ...more
  • In part an adaptation of cosmologist Stephen Hawking's popular book about his theories of the universe, this documentary also shows Hawking's daily life as he deals with the ALS that renders him ...more
  • Initially slated to be a television documentary about the Beatles in the studio, this film, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, instead captures the writing and recording of their penultimate album, ...more
  • The Pixar Story, directed by Leslie Iwerks, is a documentary of the history of Pixar Animation Studios. An early version of the film premiered at the Sonoma Film Festival in 2007, and it had a ...more
  • Hosted by Hollywood legends Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, this production revisits an impressive array of classic MGM movie moments. In addition to featuring many musical numbers, the film presents ...more
  • In this documentary, filmmaker Werner Herzog and a small crew are given a rare chance to film inside France's Chauvet Cave, where the walls are covered with the world's oldest surviving paintings. To ...more
  • The second sequel in MGM's musical compilation series, released to commemorate MGM's 70th anniversary, acts as a retrospective, featuring rare and previously unreleased footage. The film also ...more
  • The last major film to be shot at MGM's world famous Hollywood backlot, "That's Entertainment!" is a star-studded traipse down memory lane. The film boasts more than 100 classic segments compiled ...more
  • Pina
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    Filmmaker Wim Wenders films dancers in motion as a tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009.
  • This documentary presents an epic portrait of winter bird migration. Filmed on all seven continents over four years, the footage is brought together into one portrait of a journey that's uniformly ...more
  • This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain. Miura's trek to the top of Everest provides much of the ...more
  • Elvis: That's the Way It Is is a 1970 American documentary film directed by Denis Sanders. The film documents American singer Elvis Presley's Summer Festival in Las Vegas during August 1970. It was ...more
  • Experimental filmmaker Godfrey Reggio explores the intersection of primitive cultures and the industrial world in this documentary, chronicling the everyday lives of people living and working in ...more
  • Invites everyone to experience the passion of Latin jazz. A musical journey that captures the heart and soul of an entire culture. The sound that pulsates in hot backstreet clubs and recording ...more
  • Ethel
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    Filmmaker Rory Kennedy interviews her mother, Ethel Kennedy, who discusses family, marriage and politics.
  • Found
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    "n 1978, Toronto poet Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand. Based on her book of poems inspired by her father’s discarded scrapbook, Found documents the fragile ...more
  • Oceans
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    Most of the Earth's surface is covered by water; using the latest technology, filmmakers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud set out to explore the underwater world. Diving deep into the waters that ...more
  • Morgan Freeman narrates this documentary about two dedicated animal preservationists. Daphne Sheldrick has created an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, while Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas has set up an ...more
  • A homeless musician's life is transformed after he discovers a flock of wild South American parrots living in San Francisco. How they got there is a mystery, but Mark Bittner forms a bond with the ...more
  • Eight youthful competitors, sponsored by their hometown newspapers, travel with their families to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now in the national spotlight ...more
  • Writer, producer and director Bruce Brown explores the dizzying and intoxicating world of rugged road riders where cycles hit incredible speeds. Distributed exclusively by Monterey Media.
  • Director James Cameron travels with the crew of a Russian research vessel as they plunge into the depths of the ocean to explore hypothermal vents. These fissures in the Earth's surface are known to ...more
  • A young singing sensation prepares to dazzle the crowd at a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Legions of adoring Bieber fans scream as he takes center stage for a memorable night of music. ...more