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Best documentary movies on Amazon Prime

From Womb: Women of my Billion to The Kill Team, here's a list of the best documentary movies that you can stream today on Amazon Prime Video

Best documentary movies on Amazon Prime

Womb, Sound City

Last Updated: 08.42 PM, May 16, 2024


Documentaries offer a unique window into real-life experiences that fictional content can't replicate. While both can educate and entertain, the reality of documentaries sets them apart and draws you in like fictional narratives cannot always manage to do. So, if you're currently building your watchlist, consider putting one (or all) of the following best documentary movies on Amazon Prime alongside your favourite comedies and dramas.

Best documentary movies on Amazon Prime:

Womb: Women of my Billion

IMDb rating: 8.4/10

Released in 2021, this movie is currently the most searched documentary on Google. It is about the inspiring journey of Srishti Bakshi, a social entrepreneur, who embarks on a 3,800-kilometre on-foot journey from Kanyakumari to Srinagar over 230 days to raise awareness of the rising violence against women in India. During her journey, she meets hundreds of women throughout India who were once silenced by society against abuse.


Chasing Happiness

IMDb rating: 7.7/10

This musical documentary takes a personal look at the lives of American pop stars, the Jonas Brothers. From growing up in a family struggling to make ends meet to pop stardom and an abrupt hiatus that shocked the world, watch as Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas build their own successful lives and careers outside of the band.

One Child Nation

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

This documentary delves into the history of China and, more specifically, the single-child policy. One Child Nation takes a personal look at this policy, which was implemented between 1979 and 2015. Directors Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang were born in China during that period. It is about how, after becoming mothers, they struggled and what all they had to face.


IMDb rating: 7.7/10

This documentary is about the unwavering determination of three mountain climbers who hope to reach the peaks of the Indian Himalayas. Meru’s stunning visuals will leave you in awe. Their obsessions, failures, and struggles while climbing Meru will leave you speechless.

Sound City

IMDb rating: 7.8/10

Here's another musical documentary to give you some inspiration. Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl takes you inside a recording studio in Los Angeles, where some of the most famous and iconic rock musicians have performed. The intriguing interviews with artists including Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Neil Young and Rivers Cuomo are a treat for any rock enthusiast. The soundtracks used in Sound City will have you feeling nostalgic.

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