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.
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.
An exploration of the incredible life of labor activist Dolores Huerta.
In theaters September 1.
An examination at the practice of big game hunting, and the toll it takes on endangered species.
In theaters September 8.
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.
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.