Documentários

by tiago-js-mota | created - 13 Mar 2012 | updated - 12 Dec 2014 | Public

The Best Documentaries I saw

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1. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

8.3
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,386

2. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa

Votes: 14,394 | Gross: $7.00M

3. La dignidad de los nadies (2005)

120 min | Documentary

8.0
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The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Star: Fernando E. Solanas

Votes: 249

4. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,595 | Gross: $13.00M

5. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 969

6. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

Votes: 4,744 | Gross: $0.19M

7. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,027 | Gross: $6.41M

8. South of the Border (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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45 Metascore

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tariq Ali, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 2,614 | Gross: $0.17M

9. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 5,933 | Gross: $0.24M

10. Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike - Marx/Eisenstein/Das Kapital (2008 Video)

570 min | Documentary

8.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Alexander Kluge | Stars: Oksana Bulgakova, Dietmar Dath, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Durs Grünbein

Votes: 42

11. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 19,617

12. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 30,723 | Gross: $1.25M

13. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 7,029

14. The Day Before Disclosure (2010)

103 min | Documentary

7.3
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Our modern civilization is likely to be confronted with the biggest paradigm shift in the perception of reality ever, and through our productions we wish to bring insight from the forefront of this development.

Directors: Terje Toftenes, Truls Toftenes | Stars: Terje Toftenes, Edgar D. Mitchell, Steven M. Greer, Richard Dolan

Votes: 180

15. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,310

16. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,306 | Gross: $1.72M

17. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,135 | Gross: $0.30M

18. Catastroika (2012)

87 min | Documentary

8.1
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The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine

Votes: 438

19. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $1.68M

20. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,579 | Gross: $4.31M

21. As Palavras e os Fios (1962)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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The production and the economic and social relevance of electric cables, may be watched as abstract art to the tunes of jazz.

Director: Fernando Lopes | Star: Jacinto Ramos

Votes: 24

22. For No Good Reason (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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56 Metascore

Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Charlie Paul | Stars: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $0.07M

23. 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

7.5
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83 Metascore

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard | Stars: Nick Cave, Susie Bick, Warren Ellis, Darian Leader

Votes: 9,341 | Gross: $0.28M

24. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary

5.6
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15 Metascore

A story that questions the shaming of the US through revisionist history, lies and omissions by educational institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy America.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Barack Obama, Josh Bonzie, Rich Bentz

Votes: 5,757 | Gross: $14.44M