The Next Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Feature Is One of These 124 Films

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the 124 titles submitted this year for qualification for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar. Below is the full list of nonfiction films accompanied by a review if we have one.

Above and Beyond

All Things Must Pass

Amy (★★★★)

The Armor of Light

Ballet 422 (★★★★)

Batkid Begins (★★★)

Becoming Bulletproof

Being Evel

Beltracchi — The Art of Forgery

Best of Enemies

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (★★★)

Bolshoi Babylon

Brand: A Second Coming

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Call Me Lucky

Cartel Land

Censored Voices



Coming Home

Dark Horse

Deli Man

Dior and I (★★★★)

The Diplomat

(Dis)Honesty — The Truth about Lies

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (★★★★)



Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Eating Happiness

Every Last Child

Evidence of Harm

Farewell to Hollywood

Finders Keepers (★★★★)

The Forecaster

Frame by Frame

Gardeners of Eden

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (★★★★)

Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (★★)

He Named Me Malala

Heart of a Dog


How to Change the World (capsule review)


The Hunting Ground (★★)

I Am Chris Farley

In Jackson Heights

In My Father’s House

India’s Daughter

Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words

Iraqi Odyssey


Janis: Little Girl Blue (capsule review)

Karski & the Lords of Humanity

Killing Them Safely

Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (capsule review)

Lambert & Stamp (★★★)

A Lego Brickumentary

Listen to Me Marlon (★★★)

Live from New York!

The Look of Silence (capsule review)

Meet the Patels

Meru (★★★)

The Mind of Mark DeFriest (capsule review)

Misery Loves Comedy

Monkey Kingdom

A Murder in the Park

My Italian Secret

My Voice, My Life


Of Men and War (★★★★)

One Cut, One Life

Only the Dead See the End of War

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Peace Officer

The Pearl Button

Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer



The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers

Prophet’s Prey

Racing Extinction

The Resurrection of Jake the Snake

Ride the Thunder — A Vietnam War Story of Victory & Betrayal


The Russian Woodpecker (★★★★)

Searching for Home: Coming Back from War

Seeds of Time

Sembene! (★★★)

The Seven Five

Seymour: An Introduction (★★★★)


A Sinner in Mecca

Something Better to Come

Song from the Forest (★★★★)

Song of Lahore

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

Stray Dog (★★★★★)

Sunshine Superman

Sweet Micky for President

Tab Hunter Confidential

The Tainted Veil

Tap World

(T)error (★★★★)

Thao’s Library

Those Who Feel the Fire Burning

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (★★★)

The Touch of an Angel

TransFatty Lives

The True Cost


Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists

The Wanted 18

We Are Many (capsule review)

We Come as Friends (★★★★★)

We Were Not Just…Bicycle Thieves. Neorealism

Welcome to Leith (★★)

What Happened, Miss Simone?

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

Where to Invade Next ()

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

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Christopher Campbell is the founding editor of Nonfics.