en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Documentary_filmA documentary film is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to "document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record" - compare documentary theatre. Bill Nichols has characterised the documentary in terms of "a filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of audience reception [that remains] a practice without clear boundaries".
topdocumentaryfilms.comDocumentary Film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. Knowledge comes in different ways through our five senses. Hearing, watching, touching, smelling and tasting are the only doorways to the outer world.
www.imdb.com/list/ls000650779Early documentary film critic, Grierson's principles of documentary were that cinema's potential for observing life could be exploited in a new art form; that the "original" actor and "original" scene are better guides than their fiction counterparts to interpreting the modern world; and that materials "thus taken from the raw" can be more real than the acted article.
www.filmsite.org/docfilms.htmlDocumentary Films strictly speaking, are non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art - and sometimes known as cinema verite.For many years, as films became more narrative-based, documentaries branched out and took many forms since their early beginnings - some of which have been termed propagandistic or non-objective.
topdocumentaryfilms.com/top-100Top 100 Documentaries. A list of 100 highest rated documentaries at TDF. According to our visitors these are the most valuable works in our vast library of non-fiction films.
www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/top_100_documentary_moviesBest of Rotten Tomatoes. Movies with 40 or more critic reviews vie for their place in history at Rotten Tomatoes. Eligible movies are ranked based on their Adjusted Scores.
www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-filmThe Documentary Film Program’s Creative Producing Lab and Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through the Creative Producing Lab, Sundance Film Festival attendance, year-round mentorship from industry mentors, and ongoing support from Sundance Institute staff.
www.hbo.com/documentariesThis two-part documentary from director Alex Gibney (The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) examines the complex details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and highlights the frightening vulnerabilities in America’s political process.