Selected Documentariesby grant-tom | created - 17 Jun 2011 | updated - 08 Sep 2014 | Public
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2. A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff (2004 TV Movie)
TV-G | 57 min | Documentary
A travelogue featuring oddly-shaped buildings (and the folks who live in, work in, own and admire them) located along USA highways.
3. Africa addio (1966)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror
The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.
4. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »
5. Armadillo (2010)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War
In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »
Director: Janus Metz
Votes: 8,537 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Art & Copy (2009)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »
America Undercover (1983– )
Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner
TV-MA | 51 min | Documentary
Can the dead speak? Yes...but only to those who know how to listen. In this riveting documentary, Dr. Michael Baden, one of the country's most celebrated forensic pathologists, reveals the ... See full summary »
America Undercover (1983– )
Autopsy 2: Voices from the Dead
TV-MA | Documentary
Autopsy examines how forensic examiners can help solve crimes. "The Unidentified Torso" a dismembered torso is identified through its pelvic bones. "Maggots In Evidence" maggots are used to... See full summary »
10. Autopsy 4: The Dead Speak (1997 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Documentary
Pine needles. Chewing gum. Cat hair. Paint. They've all been important clues that aided America's 'detectives of death' in solving mysterious cases of unnatural or violent death. This ... See full summary »
11. Bastards of the Party (2005)
95 min | Documentary
Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt ... See full summary »
12. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.06M
14. Bumfights: A Video Too Far (2004 TV Movie)
Documentary about the controversial BUMFIGHTS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN phenomena. It covers the video itself, as well as the copycat cases that followed.
15. Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock (2005)
105 min | Documentary
BURNING MAN: BEYOND BLACK ROCK goes behind the scenes of a social revolution to explore the philosophy that fuels it, the social contract that drives it, and the transcendent experience ... See full summary »
17. Ônibus 174 (2002)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,129 | Gross: $0.22M
19. Catfish (2010)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.
Votes: 37,234 | Gross: $3.23M
20. Children Underground (2001)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary
A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.
21. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,189 | Gross: $0.05M
22. Crime After Crime (2011)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison cannot crush the spirit of this determined African-American ... See full summary »
Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.06M
23. Cropsey (2009)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror
Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.
Votes: 6,389 | Gross: $0.05M
Different Drummer (1989–1991)
Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary
This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated ... See full summary »
26. Darwin (2011)
G | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Darwin is a documentary feature about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley, California. Propelled from society by tragic turns, the people of Darwin (... See full summary »
Director: Nick Brandestini
27. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Votes: 8,907 | Gross: $30.58M
29. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.
30. Dust & Illusions (2009)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains and for the past 20 years, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the ... See full summary »
31. Executions (1995 Video)
56 min | Documentary
"Executions" is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment. During the film, the makers point out how ... See full summary »
32. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
Votes: 4,159 | Gross: $0.31M
74 min | Documentary
If you think Burning Man is all about naked dancers tripping on substances, think again. This debut documentary by Renea Roberts takes an intelligent and thoughtful look at how the ... See full summary »
35. Grey Gardens (1975)
PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.
Votes: 9,484 | Gross: $0.03M
37. Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)
PG | 98 min | Documentary
Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $0.49M
38. Hell House (2001)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »
41. I Am (III) (2010)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.
Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $1.57M
43. Into the Abyss (2011)
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.
Votes: 13,928 | Gross: $0.22M
45. Join Us (2007)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »
86 min | Documentary, History
Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.
48. Kill the Artist (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short
Reveals the extreme measures lawmakers and critics go through to censor avant-garde artists, who walk the fine line between art, perversion, religion and devious sexual behavior.
50. Lemonade (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 36 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
More than 130,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this 'Great Recession.' Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.
52. Life 2.0 (2010)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.
53. Life in a Day (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.
Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym
Votes: 13,932 | Gross: $0.25M
54. Manson (1973)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »
55. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography
Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »
Director: Wendy Keys
56. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery
A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $0.23M
57. Objectified (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Votes: 3,094 | Gross: $0.01M
58. Unser täglich Brot (2005)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.
59. Planet Twelve: The Secret Life of 12-Year-Olds (2002 TV Movie)
85 min | Documentary
Planet Twelve: The Secret Lives of 12 year olds is a documentary that follows a group of 12 year olds through a week of school. It gives the viewers a view into a world we have forgotten. ... See full summary »
Director: Henry Singer
60. Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »
62. Revolution OS (2001)
85 min | Documentary, Comedy
While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.00M
63. Scratch (2001)
R | 92 min | Documentary, Music
A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »
65. Strongman (2009)
Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary
A man strong enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships that begin to test his strengths ... See full summary »
67. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)
69 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.
69. Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (2004 Video)
90 min | Documentary
Narrator Cori Brackett had a strange cause-and-effect experience with the diet cokes she was drinking and quickly found herself disabled and diagnosed with MS. Slowly able to walk and speak... See full summary »
71. Terrorstorm (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary
Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them. TerrorStorm reveals how, in the last ... See full summary »
72. The Anatomy of Hate (2009)
86 min | Documentary
Reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access ... See full summary »
73. The Bridge (I) (2006)
R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama
People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,006 | Gross: $0.18M
75. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 43,041 | Gross: $0.86M
77. The Killing of America (1981)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.
79. The Parking Lot Movie (2010)
PG | 74 min | Documentary
The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »
80. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)
105 min | Documentary, Crime
"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »
TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary
A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary.
84. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.
Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.04M
86. Twist of Faith (2004)
TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary
A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.
Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.00M
87. Vernon, Florida (1981)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy
Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the ... See full summary »
89. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 7,704 | Gross: $0.19M
91. Welcome to Warren (2004)
R | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
Most prison documentaries focus on the inmates. This sobering program features guards and prisoners alike, giving the viewer two interpretations of life at Ohio's Warren Correctional ... See full summary »
Director: Brent E. Huffman
92. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
Votes: 12,443 | Gross: $10.94M
93. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)
PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary
In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.
Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $0.01M
94. Winnebago Man (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,201 | Gross: $0.18M
98. Hey Bartender (2013)
TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary
Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves ... See full summary »