Best new Documentaries in 2018 & 2017 (Netflix & Cinema List)

The Vore's Film staff selects the top best documentary movies of 2018 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Asif Kapadia, Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi our new documentary genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

Thankfully, the documentary film finally gets the attention it deserves, after decades of underestimation. Hard to pick, but these are the ones we thought were the most interesting, touching, compelling or whatever.

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    2010's best rated documentary movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    • The Salt of the Earth

      DIRECTOR: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
      CAST: Sebastião Salgado Wim Wenders Lélia Wanick Salgado

      A lifetime of dedication is realized as the work and life of famous photographer Sebastio Selgado who has documented the deprived sects of the modern society for about 40... Read more

      RATING: 84/100

      RELEASE DATE: March 27th, 2015

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    • The Look of Silence

      DIRECTOR: Joshua Oppenheimer
      CAST: Adi Rukun M.Y. Basrun Amir Hasan

      A heart wrenching account as humanity questions the atrocities levied upon it; a family that survived the Indonesian genocide confronts the man who had killed one of... Read more

      RATING: 83/100

      RELEASE DATE: July 17th, 2015

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    • Citizenfour

      DIRECTOR: Laura Poitras
      CAST: Edward Snowden Glenn Greenwald William Binney

      The documentary highlights a meeting of a reporter and film maker with the infamous ex-CIA official ' Edward Snowden' who has leaked the secrets of state and... Read more

      RATING: 81/100

      RELEASE DATE: February 23rd, 2015

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    • Weiner

      DIRECTOR: Josh KriegmanElyse Steinberg
      CAST: Anthony Weiner Huma Abedin Jordan Zain Weiner

      A shocking perspective on today's politics told through the story of Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman who fell from grace after a sex scandal. A must see! Read more

      RATING: 77/100

      RELEASE DATE: May 26th, 2016

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    • The Overnighters

      DIRECTOR: Jesse Moss
      CAST: Jay Reinke Keegan Edwards

      A local pastor in North Dakota does everything possible to help troubled men who have been chasing their dreams and running from their demons . Read more

      RATING: 75/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 31st, 2014

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    • National Gallery

      DIRECTOR: Frederick Wiseman
      CAST: Leanne Benjamin Kausikan Rajeshkumar Jo Shapcott

      A documentary that takes us inside one of the most revered art museums in the world; 'The National Gallery of London;' an absolute treat for the art... Read more

      RATING: 74/100

      RELEASE DATE: October 8th, 2014

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