The Best PG-13 Documentary Movies  

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List of PG-13 documentaries, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 documentaries and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Documentary movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 documentaries includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 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 PG-13 Documentary films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Documentary film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese are among the directors that have worked on a Documentary PG-13 film.

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is a 2007 American documentary film. Highlighting the popular 1980s arcade game Donkey Kong, it follows Steve Wiebe in his attempts to take the world high ...more
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Super Size Me is a 2004 American documentary film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock's film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003, during which he ate only ...more
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Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.
Man on Wire is a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center. It is ...more
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Hoop Dreams is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Steve James and written by James and Frederick Marx, with Kartemquin Films. It follows the story of two African-American high school ...more
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Wendy Whelan, Drew Jacoby, Tiler Peck
"Nev, a 24-year-old New York–based photographer, has no idea what he’s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on MySpace, seeking permission to paint one ...more
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Matt Damon
The creators of ``Undercover Boss'' are behind this unscripted TNT series, which gives the popular CEO-in-disguise premise a bit of a twist. ``Inside Job'' puts candidates for six-figure ...more
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a 2003 American documentary film about the life and times of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara ...more
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The Cove is a 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. It was awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2010. The film is a call to ...more
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Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim
AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. The first film to specifically consider the ...more
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Dogtown and Z-Boys is an award winning 2001 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta. The documentary explores the pioneering of the Zephyr skateboard team in the 1970s and the evolving sport ...more
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Little Man
Little Man is a 2005 American documentary film by Nicole Conn. The film was intended to document surrogate pregnancy but the baby was delivered 100 days early so the film documents experiences ...more
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Sicko is a 2007 documentary film by American filmmaker Michael Moore. The film investigates health care in the United States, focusing on its health insurance and the pharmaceutical industry. ...more
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The September Issue Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, John Galliano
The September Issue is a 2009 American documentary film about the behind-the-scenes drama that follows editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and her staff during the production of the September 2007 ...more
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Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard, Bob Angelini
Project Nim is a 2011 documentary film directed by James Marsh.
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2005 documentary film about the noted American musician Daniel Johnston. It chronicles Johnston's life from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on ...more
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"The story of Ayrton Senna, perhaps the greatest race car driver who ever lived, is an epic tale that literally twists at every turn. In the mid 1980s, Senna, a young, gifted driver, ...more
Sea of Shadows is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Documentary Movies
Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo
Sea of Shadows is a 2019 Austrian documentary film directed by Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, and Matthew Podolsky. A look at how Mexican cartels and the Chinese mafia are threatening the ...more
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Jesse Jackson, Juan Muñoz
Through the lenses of cameras, an exploration into the minds - the hopes, dreams, expectations - of their bearers reminds us of the value that has been so deeply ingrained into the ...more
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The Heart of the Game is a 2005 sports documentary film about the Roosevelt Roughriders girls basketball team. The movie is centered on their star player Darnellia Russell and the Roughriders ...more
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Yoko Ono, Walter Cronkite
The U.S. vs. John Lennon is a 2006 documentary film about English musician John Lennon's transformation from a member of The Beatles to a rallying anti-war activist striving for world peace ...more
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Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing
American Teen is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nanette Burstein and produced by 57th & Irving. It competed in the Documentary Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it ...more
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David Irving, Fred A. Leuchter, David Collins
Documentary about Fred Leuchter, an engineer who became an expert on execution devices and was later hired by revisionist historian Ernst Zundel to "prove" that there were no gas ...more
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Kevin Richardson, Lil' C, Tommy the Clown
Rize is an American documentary movie starring Lil' C, Tommy Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown, and Miss Prissy. The documentary exposes the new dance form known as krumping which ...more
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Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Michael Gross
Shine a Light is a 2008 documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese documenting The Rolling Stones' 2006 Beacon Theatre performance on their A Bigger Bang Tour. The film also includes archive ...more
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Gore Vidal, Richard Perle, Graydon Carter
Why We Fight, directed by Eugene Jarecki, is a 2005 documentary film about the military–industrial complex. The title refers to the World War II-era eponymous propaganda movies commissioned by ...more