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HBO may now be famous for it's scripted shows, but the network is also a powerhouse when it comes to documentaries. This is a list of movies made by HBO Documentary Films, listed alphabetically with film trailers when available. HBO Documentary Films has produced some popular docs, so film buffs can use this list to find a few that they haven't already seen. This best HBO Documentary Films movies list includes shorts as well as feature films made by HBO, plus theatrical releases, limited releases, and made-for-TV HBO Documentary Films movies.

This list is made up of movies like Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids and When the Levees Broke. If you're tired of binge-watching mindless comedies, take some time to learn a thing or two from these good documentaries. Many of them may even be some of the top documentaries of all time.

If you want to answer the questions, "What movies did HBO Documentary Films produce?" and "What films did HBO Documentary Films distribute?" then this list can help you out. If you're just looking for something to watch tonight, you'll find it here too!

Baghdad ER

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Baghdad ER is a documentary released by HBO on May 21, 2006. It shows the Iraq war from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad and by that, illustrates what war really means. It has some relatively disturbing scenes in it, therefore the U.S. Army is officially warning that military ...more

Initial Release: 2006

Directed by: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

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Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district. The widely acclaimed film, written and directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman, won a string of accolades including the Academy ...more

Initial Release: 2004

Directed by: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman

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Initial Release: 2002

Directed by: Patti Kaplan


Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib is a 2007 documentary film, directed by Rory Kennedy, that examines the events of the 2004 Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. The film premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. The film aired on HBO on February 22, 2007. It was also shown at the ...more

Initial Release: 2007

Directed by: Rory Kennedy