Best Trump Documentaries

Standouts include the histories of Roger Stone, Paul Manifort, and the world’s most respected minds in psychiatry and world history.

By Josh Allen

Sep 23, 2021

At this point, your scroll through, across, up, and down Netflix is an evening staple after a long day. Here at The Smoking Chair, we usually know about the most interesting content that may only be found in the furthest corners of the algorithms because this is our job, and still most nights witness us perusing for longer than we’d like to admit. So we’ve compiled a list of the best movies and documentaries covering the history of America’s most wanted man, former President Donald Trump.

From his rise to fame to the consensus warnings from panels of psychiatrists and warnings of his impact on vulnerable Americans susceptible to his delusions — these are all the best videos that can be found on Netflix and Amazon.

#Unfit

A gallery of mental health professionals deliver a devastating diagnosis of our current chief executive in Dan Partland’s documentary, ‘#Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump.’

The diagnosis is in, at least according to the estimable gallery of mental health professionals, and members of The Duty to Warn Coalition, who are seen in Dan Partland’s documentary: President Donald Trump suffers from a condition known as malignant narcissism, the components of which are narcissism, paranoia, anti-social personality disorder and sadism. (Read the full review here.)

Get Me Roger Stone

Get Me Roger Stone is a 2017 American documentary film written and directed by Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme. The film explores the life and career of Republican political strategist and lobbyist Roger Stone, a longtime advisor to Donald Trump. The film was released on Netflix on May 12, 2017.

Get Me Roger Stone has an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 32 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “As informative as it is entertaining, Get Me Roger Stone offers a close-up look at the right-wing gadfly who helped shape the 2016 presidential election.” Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

The Los Angeles Times hailed it as “endlessly fascinating,” and Variety as “lively, fun, sickening and essential.” RogerEbert.com proclaimed “as for examining the pathologies on the right side of the spectrum, it’s hard to imagine any film this year will surpass the astonishing Netflix production Get Me Roger Stone.”

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#Unfit

At this point, your scroll through, across, up, and down Netflix is an evening staple after a long day. Here at Esquire, we usually know what’s coming out on the platform each week because this is our job, and still most nights witness us perusing through the best TV for longer than we’d like to admit. So we’ve compiled a list of the best bets on the platform from this calendar year—an abbreviated rundown that’ll keep you from getting arthritis in your remote-thumb. (It’s a thing.)

From true crime documentaries that’ll keep you up at night to new adaptations of classic films, Netflix is pumping out something for everyone. Maybe you’re here for some heavyweight comedies. Or perhaps you’re itching for a series about a deer boy who’s being hunted by people who have nothing better to do during a pandemic (this is not a documentary). These are the best of the original series that have been released so far.

#Unfit

At this point, your scroll through, across, up, and down Netflix is an evening staple after a long day. Here at Esquire, we usually know what’s coming out on the platform each week because this is our job, and still most nights witness us perusing through the best TV for longer than we’d like to admit. So we’ve compiled a list of the best bets on the platform from this calendar year—an abbreviated rundown that’ll keep you from getting arthritis in your remote-thumb. (It’s a thing.)

From true crime documentaries that’ll keep you up at night to new adaptations of classic films, Netflix is pumping out something for everyone. Maybe you’re here for some heavyweight comedies. Or perhaps you’re itching for a series about a deer boy who’s being hunted by people who have nothing better to do during a pandemic (this is not a documentary). These are the best of the original series that have been released so far.

#Unfit

At this point, your scroll through, across, up, and down Netflix is an evening staple after a long day. Here at Esquire, we usually know what’s coming out on the platform each week because this is our job, and still most nights witness us perusing through the best TV for longer than we’d like to admit. So we’ve compiled a list of the best bets on the platform from this calendar year—an abbreviated rundown that’ll keep you from getting arthritis in your remote-thumb. (It’s a thing.)

From true crime documentaries that’ll keep you up at night to new adaptations of classic films, Netflix is pumping out something for everyone. Maybe you’re here for some heavyweight comedies. Or perhaps you’re itching for a series about a deer boy who’s being hunted by people who have nothing better to do during a pandemic (this is not a documentary). These are the best of the original series that have been released so far.

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Josh Allen

Josh Allen is an editorial assistant at The Smoking Chair, where he covers pop culture and television.

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