Best Foreign Social Documentaries

  • In the film version of his harrowing memoir, director Rithy Panh uses ceramic figures to represent the Cambodian masses murdered in the 1970s.

    The Missing Picture

      Social, War
      Documentaries
    7.4
    99%
    87
    0 Mn
  • The devastating Syrian civil war is brought to life through the eyes of a group of volunteer rescue workers in Aleppo known as the White Helmets.

    Last Men in Aleppo

      Social, War
      Documentaries
    7.5
    100%
    80
    0 Mn
  • Shot over a year under strict government control, this film reveals the conflicted life of a young girl chosen to join North Korea's Children's Union.

    Under the Sun

      Biography, Social
      Documentaries
    7.4
    93%
    81
    0 Mn
  • Indomitable activist Ye Haiyan faces increasingly hostile government harassment as she exposes the case of six schoolgirls raped by their headmaster.

    Hooligan Sparrow

      Crime, Social
      Documentaries
    7.3
    96%
    78
    0 Mn
  • In a society terrorized into silence, the brother of a 1960s Indonesian genocide victim learns the identity of his murderers and confronts them.

    The Look of Silence

      Crime, Social
      Documentaries
    8.3
    96%
    92
    0 Mn
  • This compassionate documentary examines the daily routines and experiences of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

    Whores' Glory

      Biography, Culture, Social
      Documentaries
    7.2
    84%
    73
    0 Mn
  • Over 93 days in Ukraine, what started as peaceful student demonstrations became a violent revolution and full-fledged civil rights movement.

    Winter on Fire

      Politics, Social
      Documentaries
    8.4
    88%
    79
    0 Mn