The Top Ten Documentaries of 2013


One of the genres that is consistently solid is the documentary category. There are countless dedicated filmmakers who toil over passion projects that both educate and enlighten audience on any number of important issues.

Some of the year’s best stories consisted of animal abuse, police brutality, evangelicals in Africa and a tale of sordid family secrets. There were many that were called but only the absolute best were chosen.

Here is our list of the Top Ten Documentaries of 2013.


The Armstrong Lie, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, The Story of Lover’s Rock, Murph the Protector, Harvest of Empire, Place at the Table, Salinger and The Trials of Muhammad Ali


10. Cutie and the Boxer

9. God Loves Uganda

8. The Square

7. Blackfish

6. Stories We Tell

5. Tim’s Vermeer

4. Let the Fire Burn

3. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

2. The Act of Killing

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