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The 25 best documentary movies on Stan
From musicians to explorers, novelists, athletes and more – here’s the best docos on Stan.
How to watch pop star doco George Michael: Freedom Uncut in Australia
This fascinating doco serves as the singer’s final work, with him filming and narrating just prior to his 2016 death.
Netflix doco Halftime offers a slice of J.Lo’s life – if a carefully constructed one
Superbowl rehearsals reveal tireless star power that is far from as effortless as it seems.
The 25 best documentary movies on Netflix Australia
From criminal injustice to sports teams, superstar singers, and social activists.
Transcendant Bowie doco Moonage Daydream uses only concert footage to keep the enigma alive
It might be impossible to fully capture the Starman’s scattered identity, but this Cannes portrait has a try.
Ablaze is an essential work of cultural investigation that every Aussie should see
Bill Onus desperately wanted to communicate First Nations struggle to us: it’s heartbreaking that we’re only hearing it now.
Trailer and release date for Ablaze: the untold story of Australia’s first Indigenous filmmaker
Tiriki Onus goes on a mission to uncover the astounding history of his pioneering grandfather, Aboriginal leader Bill Onus.
New Nick Cave doco This Much I Know To Be True is now rocking Australian cinemas
Cave and his longtime collaborator Warren Ellis perform songs from their last two albums in this rockumentary.
Australian trailer and release date for Kentucky fried crime docuseries The Big Conn
The guy’s surname was literally “Conn”, man, come on…here’s how “Mr Social Security” got away with fraud.
Julian Assange’s father is the focus of Ithaka, a different take on famous whisteblower
A new Australian documentary puts a human face on the controversial case of Julian Assange by focusing on his 76-year-old father.
Netflix’s tactful two-part Jimmy Savile expose A British Horror Story feels rushed
The once-beloved entertainer’s career and famous connections are well-detailed, leaving little room for victim testimonies.
Evan Rachel Wood finds her voice in sensitive two-part survivor story Phoenix Rising
Small moments hit hard in this HBO docuseries, recounting the actress’s abusive relationship with Marilyn Manson.
How to watch River in Australia
Directed by Jennifer Peedom and narrated by Willem Dafoe, this is a nourishing cinema experience.
Revealed: Stan announces lineup of original Australian documentaries
The fascinating upcoming slate premieres with an investigation into Neo-Nazi activity in Australia.
Facing Monsters offers fantastic surfing photography, but doesn’t dive deep
WA Slab wave rider Kerby Brown remains an elusive figure in his own doco.
How to watch death-defying surf doco Facing Monsters in Australia
If you’re not already scared stiff by the sheer power of our oceans, let this film put you in your place.
Now’s a good time to get bowled over by legendary cricket doco Shane
Here’s your chance to get to know the late Spin King, as the tributes continue to pour in.
Blind Ambition finds hope in a bottle—or several, actually
We’re getting notes of creativity, diversity, and a strong flavour of underdog spirit. Yum.
How to watch the Kanye West docuseries jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy
The Netflix doco arrives at a very turbulent time in Ye’s career, but hardcore fans will still tune in.
Take your best mates/victims to see Jackass Forever, now in cinemas
Legends never die. But they do get really, hilariously, agonisingly hurt, over and over again.
How to watch conspiracy deep-dive JFK: Destiny Betrayed
The assassination that shook the world gets broken down over four fascinating episodes.
Jackass forever and ever: the 5 most painful stunts from the Jackass films
Watch these cringeworthy moments through your fingers: they put the ‘evil’ in Evel Knievel.