New documentaries

A collection of new documentaries added to Docur. Last update November 22, 2018 @ 10:13 AM

The History of Political Correctness

SocietyPoliticalHistory Presenter 1994 Unrated

A 1994 C-span documentary examining the history of political correctness, an ideology that expanded in the late 20th century and has continued to expand through the 2010s.   Contrary to popular belief political correctness does not have its roots in 1960s hippy culture, but during the 193[...]

After The Apocalypse: The Polygon Tests

After the Apocalypse is a disturbing documentary about long-term radiation effects on people living within The Polygon, an area inside the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan.   Officially known as the Semipalatinsk Test Site, "The Polygon" is where the Soviet Union c[...]

Louis Theroux's Altered States: Choosing Death

"Choosing Death" is the second part of British filmmaker Louis Theroux's Altered States three-part documentary in which he spends time with families in the United States who are going through the hardest times of their lives.   There are now six states in the US that allow t[...]

Dazzle: The Hidden Story Of Camouflage

Dazzle is a unique documentary film that examines the hidden history of camouflage.   Camouflage came to become tremendously significant in World War 1 with the development of Dazzle paintings. Dazzle consists of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting an[...]

The Rise of Fentanyl

The Rise of Fentanyl: More than two years ago BBC News made a report on the growing problem of opioid addiction in the United States.   Today, an American under the age of 50 is more likely to die from a drug overdose than anything else. The illegal production of Fentanyl, an opioid used[...]

The Universe Season 2

Science Presenter Erik Thomson 2008 Unrated

The Universe Season 2 is a series of educational science documentary films made in 2007.   The aim of the show is to answer popular scientific questions about the nature of the universe from the nature of black holes to solar systems, even the beginning of our reality. To explain the[...]

The People vs. George Lucas

Art Presenter Alexandre O. Philippe 2010 Unrated

The People vs. George Lucas is a 2010 documentary by Alexandre O. Philippe exploring filmmaking and obsessive fans, the centrepiece being the "Star Wars" movie franchise and its creator George Lucas.

The Fires That Foretold Grenfell

The Fires That Foretold Grenfell: a 2018 documentary examining five fires that happened in tower blocks in the UK from the early 1970's to 2009.   The film specifically looks at the causes and investigations made afterwards and asks the question: if anything had been learned from thes[...]

Gordon on Cocaine

Drugs Presenter Gordon Ramsay 2017 Unrated

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world, to tell the truth about the global cocaine trade, from the jungles of Cambodia to the streets of Britain. Britain has the largest use of the drug in Europe, which has affected the lives of thousands of people including Gordan personally.

Hometown: A Portrait of the American Opioid Epidemic

DrugsSociety Presenter Brandon Lavoie 2018 Unrated

Hometown is a 2018 documentary by filmmaker Brandon Lavoie that takes an intimate look at America's current opioid epidemic. Seen through the eyes of a mother and the lens of a small town.

2nd Platoon Still Fighting

2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman

SocietyBiography Presenter 2018 Unrated

The Ex Neo-Nazi Transgender Woman is a 2018 Vice documentary film following the story of Dajana Pospiš from Serbia.   For years Dajana was a hardcore member of the far-right National Front and waged war against Serbia's queer community. He was sent to prison for insight religio[...]

Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy

Conspiracy Presenter John Pilger 1994 Unrated

Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy is a 1994 documentary by John Pilger uncovering the complicity of the US and UK in the East Timor genocide in regards to the Gulf War.

The Endless Summer 2

Sport Presenter Bruce Brown 1994 Unrated

The Endless Summer 2 is a 1994 sequel by Bruce Brown to his 1966 surfing documentary The Endless Summer.   The film showcases how surfing has progressed since the 60's, specifically with the rising popularity of shortboards and big wave surfing in South Africa and Costa Rica. As well[...]

Ghosts of the Abyss

EngineeringHistory Presenter Bill Paxton 2003 Unrated

In Ghosts of the Abyss actor Bill Paxton and director James Cameron travel 12,500 feet below the ocean surface to the final resting place of the "ship of dreams", Titanic.   This documentary features amazing footage of the Titanic nearly 100 years after it sunk as well as detail[...]

The God Who Wasn't There

History Presenter Brian Flemming 2005 Unrated

The God Who Wasn't There is a 2005 documentary by Brian Flemming, which begins with asking a simple question; did Jesus exist?   To answer this Flemming examines the New Testament of the Bible in great detail as well as early earlier elements of Christianity. What Brian uncovers is un[...]

Iron Maiden: Flight 666

Music Presenter Sam Dunn 2009 Unrated

The Iron Maiden: Flight 666 documentary by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen chronicles the historic 2008 world tour by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden.   The film follows the band as they fly around the world in a jet piloted by their frontman Bruce Dickinson and presents the footage in ch[...]

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk is a historical documentary made in 1984 by Rob Epstein documenting the life and political career of Harvey Milk.   Harvey Milk was the first elected openly-gay official in the history of California, having been elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. H[...]