The 14 Best Documentaries Still To Come In 2017

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The year is more than half over, and there have already been a number of great documentaries released so far. Mommy Dead & Dearest became a sensation, Get Me Roger Stone was eye-opening, and Cries from Syria was heartbreaking. But fans haven't seen everything 2017 has to offer yet, as there are still plenty of great documentaries coming out later this year that are worth checking out. And regardless of what documentary subjects interest you the most, it's likely you'll find at least one new film this year that will tickle your fancy.

The 14 films below will all be premiering either in theaters or on Netflix before 2017 is out. Some of them have already made their debuts at film festivals such as Tribeca and Sundance, but they will soon be made available to the masses. Subjects range from the ever popular true crime and social justice genres, to the environment, gender issues, education, animal rights, sports scandals, inspirational stories, love stories, and biopics; and one documentary even features an emotional reunion 70 years in the making. Like I said, if you're interested in documentaries at all, you're going to find something to like among the films here, so check out the best docs that 2017 has left to offer.


'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power'

The long-awaited sequel to Al Gore's groundbreaking climate change doc.

In theaters July 28.


'Daughters Of Destiny'

An inspiring profile on an Indian school that provides free education to the country's poorest citizens.

On Netflix July 28.



Remember when a huge chunk of Russian athletes were suspended from the Rio Olympics for doping? Yeah, the roots of the country's PED use goes way deeper than that.

On Netflix August 4.



Girls on a Baltimore high school step dance team all hope to be the first in their respective families to go to college.

In theaters August 4.


'Whose Streets?'

A powerful look at the dawn of the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri.

In theaters August 11.


'Served Like A Girl'

A look at women who served in the military and the Ms. Veteran America competition they've created.

In theaters August 25.



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An exploration of the incredible life of labor activist Dolores Huerta.

In theaters September 1.


'School Life'

An upbeat look at some inspirational teachers at an Irish boarding school.

In theaters September 8.



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An examination at the practice of big game hunting, and the toll it takes on endangered species.

In theaters September 8.


'Strong Island'

Filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of his own brother in this deeply personal documentary.

On Netflix September 15.


'Bobbi Jene'

This intense look at professional dancer Bobbi Jene's decision to branch out on her own won Best Documentary Feature at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

In theaters September 22.



A love story between two mentally-handicapped individuals, Dina won the U.S. documentary grand jury prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

In theaters October 6.



How does a blind man become the world's greatest card magician?

In theaters October 20.


'Aida's Secrets'

The heartbreaking reunion of a family split up by the holocaust 70 years earlier.

In theaters November 3.

These documentaries ensure that fans will have plenty of content to keep them entertained and enlightened throughout 2017, and I personally can't wait to see what docs are waiting to be seen in 2018.