Mandatory Best of 2019: Ranking the 10 Most Interesting Documentaries of the Year

Movies transport us to other places and times. They create immersive experiences. Documentaries show other parts of the world in astonishing clarity and humanize stories that might otherwise seem abstract or far-off. In addition, they inspire audiences to take action. And, they can even be funny. 2019 has seen many powerful works of nonfiction on film. The small and happy story in The Biggest Little Farm explored the eternal dream of returning to the land. Humorous tales like that of the ill-fated Fyre Festival provided ample laughs. Epics like For Sama exposed the brutal reality of modern warfare. These films show the highs and lows of the human condition. Here’s a list of 10 of the year’s best documentaries. These movies entertain with true stories of adventure, horror, and romance.

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