Top Documentaries in 2015

Even as the year 2016 is almost rounding up, there are some 2015 documentaries that it is very important you should have seen. This documentaries were the bomb in 2015, as they not only helped to keep the interest of documentaries lovers, some of them are the major reason some people started watching documentaries. Here are 10 top documentaries of 2015.

Cartel Land

Cartel land was produced by Matthew Heineman. The documentary features the cartel drug war in Mexico, which he captured in a very amazing way. The beatings, the ordering of murders and bullets flying past the camera are some of the sights that will keep you at the edge of your seat throughout this documentary.


Meru won the documentary audience award price of Sundance Film Festival in 2015. Meru is the name of a mountain under the Ganges river in India and the documentary shows 3 friends who were trying to scale the mountain, which is believed to be impossible to climb.


Terror is another 2015 award winning movie. The movie centers on the sting operation of the counterterrorism activities of the FBI.


Army was directed Asif Kapadia, who also directed Senna. The documentary was about the genus and downfall of Amy.

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

The documentary features a lot of surreal and fantastic animations produced from the notebooks and journals of Cabain. The movie was produced by Frances Bean Cobain, who happens to be Kurt’s daughter.

The looks of silence

The Act of Killing directed by Joshua Oppenheimer is arguably one of the most impactful documentary or even movie generally that you will ever watch. What could be seen as a sequel is the 2015 documentary titled ‘The looks of Silence’. The documentary exposes an Indonesian’s regime moral hypocrisy, which was established on a genocide that was not reported.

Best of Enemies

The Best of Enemies was directed by Robert Gordon. The documentary was centered on Gore Vidal – William F. Buckley debates. The 2 characters had distinctly opposite ideologies.

Listen to Me Marlon

Another great documentary that was premiered in 2015 is ‘Listen to Me Marlon’. The movie was produced about 10 years after the death of the focus of the documentary. The director – Riley was able to access a lot of film excerpts, interviews as well as tapes personally recorded by Brando himself. With this, he was able to tell the story of Marlon Brando from Marlon Brando’s point of view.


The Dreamcatcher was directed by Kim Longinotto. The documentary is about Brenda Myers Powell, who was a tireless advocate for sex workers. The subject gave lifeline, shoulder to cry on, advice and condoms to a lot of sex works on Chicago’s streets.

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution

This documentary is an analysis of the Self-Defence by the Black Panther Party in 1967. Galores of archival footage and interviews were used to tell the story of the Balck Panthers trial and tribulation.

If you have therefore not seen any of these documentaries, then you should strive to do so as soon as possible.


Films and movies are a great and must-watch source of entertainment; considering the fact that you are even watching a documentary or bibliography kind of stuff, then too the exception for being nothing is ruled out – there always is something really interesting in every documentary that you won’t dare to forget your whole life.

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