Documentaryby vally_coby | created - 21 Mar 2011 | updated - 01 Jan 2014 | Public
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American Masters (1985– )
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography
A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.
4. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
600 min | Documentary, History
Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »
7. Apocalypse: La 2ème guerre mondiale (2009– )
312 min | Documentary, War
Apocalypse: The Second World War(2009) is a six-part French documentary about the Second World War. The documentary is composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war ... See full summary »
8. Moskovskaya elegiya (1987)
88 min | Documentary
A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind. There are episodes of his funeral and places he lived ... See full summary »
85 min | Documentary, Music
Takes us into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album.
16. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
PG | 92 min | Documentary
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Votes: 11,637 | Gross: $1.68M
18. Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
Join host Ben Wattenberg for the chronicle of a movement that rivaled the great religions in sweep and power, but ultimately failed to deliver the "Heaven on Earth" promised by its most ambitious advocates.
19. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
Votes: 4,448 | Gross: $0.09M
20. L'héritage de la chouette (1989– )
A 13-part documentary mini-series (directed by Chris Marker) on the significance of ancient Greek culture in the creation of the modern Western Civilization.
22. Chicago 10 (2007)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Votes: 1,130 | Gross: $0.18M
23. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist.
Votes: 4,987 | Gross: $1.10M
25. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Music
Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »
77 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on how composer Dmitri Shostakovich used his Fourth to Ninth Symphony as a silent protest against the crimes of Stalin.
27. What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)
96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Documentary explore the unfulfilled promise of Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac, covering the period from the publication of his notorious novel On the Road in 1957 to his alcohol-related death 12 years later.
28. A Skin Too Few: The Days of Nick Drake (2002)
48 min | Documentary, Biography
A study, mostly chronological, of the life of Nick Drake (1948-1974). Gabrielle, his older sister, tells us of her brother's birth in Burma, childhood in Warwickshire, life at Cambridge and... See full summary »
32. Festival Express (2003)
R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music
The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts like Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead and The Band.
Votes: 1,955 | Gross: $1.17M
33. Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967)
70 min | Documentary, Music
Peter Whitehead's disjointed Swinging London documentary, subtitled "A Pop Concerto," comprises a number of different "movements," each depicting a different theme underscored by music: A ... See full summary »
34. Let It Be (1970)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
35. Home (III) (2006)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
Young Irish immigrant, Alan Cooke contemplates the great metropolis New York City, and the very meaning of home itself. A vivid moving and poetic portrayal of life in contemporary New York ... See full summary »
36. Les derniers révoltés d'Hollywood (2008)
52 min | Documentary
Exploring the radical changes which hit Hollywood in the 1960s and 70s, with a new breed of director and actor, and the anti-hero very much replacing the all-American hero.