The Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature Nominees 1943-2019

Updated as of 01-25-2020 to include the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards (2020).

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  • The Cove
  • Burma VJ: Reporting from a Closed Country
  • Food, Inc.
  • The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
  • Which Way Home
  • Inside Job
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Gasland
  • Restrepo
  • Waste Land
  • Undefeated
  • Hell and Back Again
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Pina
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Five Broken Cameras
  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Invisible War
  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • The Act of Killing
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Dirty Wars
  • The Square
  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Last Days in Vietnam
  • The Salt of the Earth
  • Virunga
  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • The Look of Silence
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Fire at Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • 13th
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
  • Faces Places
  • Icarus
  • Last Men in Aleppo
  • Strong Island
  • Free Solo
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG
  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland