Posted October 2, 2021 by Frank in 2021 Movies

Best Documentaries of 2021 So Far

Documentaries long ago may have been criticized for not providing the cinematic escapism inherent in an action-adventure odyssey or a superhero gala. These non-fiction stories can also serve as containers for addressing the complex nature of the human experience and how the larger socioeconomic model governs our lives. However, the audience can still find understanding. In the past year and the changes, everything can seem too real. It is undeniable that documentaries are not the first type of film or television that we want to watch comfortably. From the enlightening and even puzzling stories of communities we’ve never met, to political upheavals and movies that break our expectations in this way, documentaries provide a connection to the real world in this age of isolation. It seems particularly valuable. We are collecting the best of these new movies and TV shows. Please check back and we will add new titles throughout the year.

Now let’s begin, of course, starting with an actual crime.

Some Kind of Heaven

best documentaries of 2021 so far
Release Date: January 8, 2021

It is an interesting character study of two individuals and one couple, often demonstrating significant dysfunction but through the lens and landscape of The Villages which becomes almost a whole other character in the film. This is the Best Documentaries 2021 came out with. It’s definitely slow at times and often doesn’t lead anyplace interesting or significant, much like the sad and depressing existence of the “God’s waiting room” crowd who call The Villages home. Be sure not to miss the director’s follow-up video after the movie. It is a must-see and wraps things up nicely which previously had no resolution, the disclose of the foundations of making this film was particularly impactful.


MLK/FBI 2021
Release Date: January 15, 2021

Sam Pollard’s MLK / FBI is about a two-way probe into a troubled investigation and, for the FBI, an embarrassing moment from the past that shaped US politics. The documentary is above all a study of the public and private personalities of the men it brings to the fore: Martin Luther King Jr., the lasting image of the struggle for human civil rights. Black America in the 1950s and beyond, and contemporary King J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI and notoriously devoid of any real resolve, one of its ardent and the strongest and the King’s most tireless public detractors.

Framing Britney Spears

best documentary 2021 so far
Release Date: February 5, 2021

Good pace and good interviews and footage. I like this, it’s short but very interesting and it makes me think of Britney. This documentary proves that Britney deserves better than what the world has given her and still has given her. Our misogyny as a society manifests itself in the way we treat and destroy women with any semblance of power, and it is common even in our laws. Today, Britney seems to be trapped by a strange kind of legal oversight under her father’s leadership. The reason is that women are likely to be considered “unstable” than men. I hope Britney can find her life back.

Allen v. Farrow

Allen v. Farrow 2021
Release Date: February 21, 2021

Informative information concerning the power of money and the Hollywood machine, The tactics Woody Allen & his attorneys used against Mia Farrow and her children are despicable. This gut-wrenching documentary outlines the demeaning character assassinations and mistruths Woody Allen used in order to escape prosecution concerning sexual abuse of his then 4 yr old adopted daughter Dylan. It also clearly displays the ugly side of child custody suits and the power play used in order to diminish the confidence and financial livelihood in which the petitioner thrives in this case, Allen v Farrow. The true victims here are the children. Farrow had red flags beating her in the face for years with Allen’s eccentric and controlling behavior however jumped in headfirst career-wise and painted herself and children in a corner.


Pele 2021
Release Date: February 23, 2021

This documentary was immense, I loved everything about it. As a football fan, this is a must-watch documentary. His existence alone is to be treasured by all people. Brazil is lucky to have such an Icon. It’s beautifully paced and edited, with well-chosen focal points in a long and stellar career. At this length, it was never intended to be a complete and in-depth archive, and that is no bad thing for this viewer as it is the Best Documentaries 2021. Pelé is not a god, he’s a man with one supreme gift and this film reminds us of that. Watching this felt like I knew Pele, a gifted footballer was all seen by the fans but this man had the weight of an entire nation on his shoulders, the unbelievable story especially of the dictatorship years and the immense pressure to deliver on the field of play. I am gracious and Pele is still the greatest. I highly recommend this documentary.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry

 Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry
Release Date: February 26, 2021

This documentary is amazing I knew Billie was something special, but after watching this that turns out to be true. It was the kind of thing I never wanted it to end. I loved seeing things from Billie’s point of view. Great directing, great producers, everything about it is wonderful. It’s amazing they had this vision before she really blew up. You get a peek of the person behind the name because unfortunately too often, we as fans only think about the name Billie Eilish, and we don’t think about the person who owns the name. They have inner conflict, external conflict, emotions, thoughts, just like we all do. Because after seeing this doc, if you didn’t already know this, Billie is someone who is authentic and this is what makes it one of the Best Documentaries 2021. Or at least as authentic as you can be under the public microscope. It’s really cool to see how supportive and level-headed their family is. Listening to Billie’s music makes it so much more special. There are behind the scenes of music videos, personal life, and emotional status, and we get a close look at her family too.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

 Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal 2021
Release Date: March 17, 2021

This documentary is straightforward, it just tells the whole cheating business run by Rick Singer and how to attract rich people and celebrities to make sure their descendants get into the Ivy League. But most of them are what we already know, and there is not much new knowledge at all. I guess maybe the criminal charges are still ongoing. It would be even more exciting if the producers did more research on the faulty enforcement systems of those Ivy League schools. Obviously, Rick Singer benefited from loopholes in the system. What are these gaps? Are they just a mistake? Or were they created deliberately to fund universities? You never know.

Friends: The Reunion

 Friends: The Reunion 2021
Release Date: May 27, 2021

Friends Reunion takes us back to the time machine, and then, with the same beauty and ambiguity, fast-forward 17 years to the present. It’s warm, it’s still top-notch and the characters still exude the charm that made them a steady rage and global sweethearts. Friends are our happy tuck-away place and this reunion episode only makes the theorem stronger. The characters are back in their real-life avatar but are so believable, huggable and so heartwarming; it is one of the best documentary films 2021. Smile with a dental implant specialist from California from www.temeculaoralsurgery.com website. The reminiscing over the iconic scenes and episodes is dealt with so naturally and brilliantly. The set replica brings the connection back in a nanosecond and makes it known as too much effort and thought has gone into recreating the magic. Having Janice, Richard, Gunther, The Geller parents and even Mr. Heckles is so thoughtful. I really liked the Friends: The Reunion so much that I’d watched some of its moments and its nostalgia and the feel-good atmosphere is one the best things in the reunion.

All Light, Everywhere

 All Light, Everywhere 2021
Release Date: June 4, 2021

Theo Anthony’s inspirational documentary “Every Light, Anywhere”, details, An article that explores the nature of surveillance, law enforcement, and video technology. This movie may be more worthy of using the common phrase “revelation” than most movies because it explores and thinks about life’s perspectives, biases, and lenses Framed.

The Sparks Brothers

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Release Date: June 18, 2021

The Sparks Brothers are not only a piece of documentary art by Edgar Wright, but if you had no clue who Sparks were and you didn’t know their story, consider this film your bold introduction. Combining their music with footage of their career along with fun animated visuals, The Sparks Brothers is a feast for the eyes and ears of longtime fans and new fans of The Sparks.

There are a large number of documentaries that span various genres. Almost too much! That’s why we created our top 10 list! We tried to highlight some of our personal favorites and easily separate them by type. You’re welcome. See the full list above. From actual crime investigations to celebrity scandals, music festival disasters, murder mysteries, many more documentaries are being released and we have showcased best documentary on Netflix 2021 on our list as well. If you want to hear some real, crazy, and addictive stories, you have come to the right place, as this lists our top 10 documentaries in 2021 so far, there are many great stories that are worth your time and attention. All can be streamed in the United States. For more non-fiction, read the best documentaries of 2020. To see other films, check out our favorite films of 2021




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