What are the best 2018 documentaries to watch online?

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    #1The Devil We Know

    The Devil We Know

    The Devil We Know is a documentary released on January 21, 2018, directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Jeremy Seifert. It is produced by Stephanie Soechtig, Kristin Lazure, Carly Palmour and Joshua Kunau and runs for 95 minutes.


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    Adam Rogers
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "This documentary is an eye-opener, this case is far from over. Definitely one of the best documentaries of 2018."
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    #2Love, Gilda

    Love, Gilda

    Love, Gilda is a documentary released on December 18, 2018. It is directed by Lisa Dapolito and is produced by Motto Pictures. It is about the life of the comic and actress who became an icon on "Saturday Night Live", Gilda Radner.


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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "You can see the real greatness of Gilda on and off camera, and 86 minutes is not enough for that."
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    #3The Clinton Affair

    The Clinton Affair

    The Clinton Affair is a series of exclusive interviews and archival footage examining Bill Clinton's political scandal of the 1990s and its lasting influence in the United States.

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    Han Lin
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "This docuseries is a step forward but it doesn't have a perspective or insight."

Did you know?

Did you know that in 2013, the Economist reported that documentaries make up 16 percent of the Cannes Film Festival slate?

Experts say that documentary films and documentary TV shows raised its popularity at a time when the trust to media outlets is at an all-time low. Documentaries tend to give the people strong, emotional points of view that come of as more authentic than the recent news. Most of the considered best documentaries are describe by views as life-changing, powerful and intense. Some of these documentaries are The Work, Pina and The Act of Killing. The Work is a 2017 documentary following three civilians on a four-day group therapy retreat with Folsom State Prison inmates. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature, it also got a 100% approval rating on the website, Rotten Tomatoes. Pina is a 2011 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. This film got overwhelmingly positive reviews, it received a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary film about people who participated in the Indonesian mass killings. Raw, terrifying and difficult to watch were the reviews gotten by this documentary. This documentary offers the confrontational power the documentary cinema. With many issues like this are waiting to be tackled, expect the documentary scene to grow more than it is now.

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    Dynasties is a nature documentary series on five endangered species known to form enduring populations; chimpanzee, emperor penguin, lion, tiger, and African wild dog.

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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "It was something different and the cinematography is really pretty but some of the scenes are just too brutal."
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    Filmworker is a documentary about a rare person who would give up fame and fortune for someone else's creative vision. It runs for 94 minutes and is directed by Tony Zierra

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    Huang Shi
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "I'm a fan of Kubrick and a fan of filmmaking but this is just a boring documentary for me."
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    #6Wild Wild Country

    Wild Wild Country

    Wild Wild Country is a television documentary historical series which features a conflict in Antelope, Oregon when Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers went there in 1981. This series won Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Series.

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    Armando Ríos
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "Wild Wild Country is an excellent documentary series that warns us about the power of charismatic men but I can't help to think if this somewhat a biased documentary."
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    #7Trevor McDonald and the Killer Nurse

    Trevor McDonald and the Killer Nurse

    Trevor McDonald and the Killer Nurse is a documentary that tackles the story of Beverly Allitt, a nurse who killed children in her care. For the first time in the 25 years since her arrest, they talked about why the case was reported the way it was.

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    Charlie Tian
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "A great documentary all in all, really got me hooked but some of the aspects are somewhat lacking for me, in the cinematography to be exact."
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    #8Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer

    Making a Murderer is a documentary that explores the story of Steven Avery, who served 18 years in prison due to a wrongful accusation. This series is written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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    Diana Du
    Written on January 23, 2019
    "This documentary has a very interesting perspective but its way too long."


Best What are the best 2018 documentaries to watch online
1The Devil We KnowMovies 17 Free
2Love, GildaMovies 12 Paid
3The Clinton AffairTV Shows 8 Free
4DynastiesTV Shows 3 Free
5FilmworkerTV Shows 3 Free
6Wild Wild CountryTV Shows 2 Paid
7Trevor McDonald and the Killer NurseTV Shows 1 Free
8Making a MurdererTV Shows 1 Paid

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