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14 of the Best Movies & Documentaries Out Right Now

 Do you often find yourself at home with your partner or grandchildren looking for something to watch, but completely out of ideas? Don't fret - I'm about to give you 14 of the hottest tips for movies and documentaries you can watch this year. Some are coming soon, so you'll have to look forward to them, but most are out right now so you can enjoy them today! Enjoy this amazing selection of movies and documentaries:

 

Coming Soon in 2017 & Out Now

1. The Zookeeper's Wife
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, History
Release Dates: March 31st (US) | April 28th (UK) | May 4th (Australia)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: This is the story of Antonina and Jan Zabinski, two zookeepers at Warsaw Zoo who helped save hundreds of people during the German invasion of Poland that triggered World War II.

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2. The Circle
Rating: TBC
Genre(s): Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Dates: April 28th (US) | May 25th (Australia)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: When a woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, she's over the moon. However, she soon discovers its nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of everyone she loves, as well as humanity at large. 

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3. Dunkirk
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Dates: July 21st (US & UK) | July 20th (Australia)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: Allied forces consisting of soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during one of the fiercest battles of World War II.

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4. Megan Leavey
Rating: TBC
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, War |
Release Dates: June 9th (US)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: This movie is based on the true story of a young marine corporal who shares a unique bond with her military combat dog. Together, they saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

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5. The Lost City of Z
Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Biography
Release Dates: April 14th (US) | March 27th (UK) | August 17th (Australia)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: Based on the true story of Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mysterious Amazonian city.

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Netflix & DVD

6. Chef's Table - Season 3
Genre(s): Doc.
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: On Netflix
Description: Delve into the lives (and kitchens) of the world's finest international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef, observing their talent and passion from close quarters. 

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6. Into the Inferno
Genre(s): Doc.
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: On Netflix
Description: Active volcanoes physically shape our world. This documentary tells their story.

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7. I Am Not Your Negro
​Raiting: PG-13
Genre(s): Doc.
Release Dates: April 17th (UK)
Where you can see it: Blu-Ray & Digital HD
*Nominated for an Oscar*
Description: This documentary envisions the book that James Baldwin never finished. It's a radical narration about America in the writer's original words, drawing notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Junior, bringing a new perspective to the current racial narrative in the USA.

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8. 13th
Genre(s): Doc., Crime
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: On Netflix
*Nominated for an Oscar*
Description: This documentary takes an in-depth look at the US prison system, unveiling a history of deep racial inequality.

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9. The Discovery
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Romance
Release Dates: March 31st
Where you can see it: On Netflix
Description: One year ago, the afterlife was scientifically verified to exist. Millions around the world took their own lives to "get there". Meanwhile, a man and woman fall in love after sharing their own tragic pasts, revealing the true nature of the afterlife.

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10. Silence
Rating: R
Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, and History
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: Blu-Ray & Digital HD
*Nominated for an Oscar*
Description: A mentor to two Portuguese Jesuit priests has gone missing in Japan, rumored to have committed apostasy. They set off to find him and propagate Catholicism in the Far Eastern land.

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11. Loving
Genre(s): Biography, Drama, Romance.
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: Blu-Ray & Digital HD
Description: Richard and Mildred were a real-life interracial couple that took their legal battle for their right to marry all the way to the US Supreme Court in 1967. Their love story has been an inspiration to couples around the world ever since. 

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Perfect family movies to watch with your grandkids

12. Cars 3
Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release Dates: June 16th (US) | June 22nd (Australia) | July 14th (UK)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: Now a veteran, Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of young pretenders that he's still the best race car in the world.

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13. Coco
Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release Dates: November 22nd (US & Australia) | December 8th (UK)
Where you can see it: At the cinema
Description: A 12-year-old boy named Miguel sets off a chain of events relating to a mystery that is a century old. They lead to an extraordinary family reunion.

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14. Moana
Rating: PG
Genre(s):  Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Release Dates: Out now
Where you can see it: Blu-Ray & Digital HD
*Nominated for 2 Oscars*
Description: A terrible curse has been placed on Ancient Polynesia by the demigod, Maui. When the curse reaches a Chieftain's daughter's island, she heeds the Ocean's advice and seeks out the demigod to put things right.

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Compiled by: Fabrizio Fenech

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