Documentary Films Or When Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

by kosmikino | created - 17 Oct 2011 | updated - 04 Jun 2016 | Public

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1. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival footage with 1969 interviews of a German officer and of collaborators and ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 2,985

2. Talhotblond: (2009)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.8
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name 'talhotblond') lures men into her web. ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Schroeder | Stars: Steve Clement, Thomas Montgomery, Ken Case, Rex Beaber

Votes: 2,555

3. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 37,240 | Gross: $3.23M

4. The Weight of Chains (2010)

Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary, History, News

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The Weight of Chains is a Canadian documentary film that takes a critical look at the role that the US, NATO and the EU played in the tragic breakup of a once peaceful and prosperous ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Malagurski | Stars: Rade Aleksic, James Bissett, John Bosnitch, Michel Chossudovsky

Votes: 3,716

5. Yugoslavia: The Avoidable War (1999)

Unrated | 165 min | Documentary, War

6.9
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55 Metascore

A clear and critical look at Western intervention in the Balkans leading to the civil wars in Yugoslavia during the 1990s.

Director: George Bogdanich | Star: Sanya Popovic

Votes: 212

6. Kosovo: Can You Imagine? (2009)

30 min | Documentary, Short, War

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In a land under international supervision, in the heart of Europe, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Kosovo, one man attempts to expose human rights violations unlike anything you can imagine.

Director: Boris Malagurski

Votes: 730

7. Goddo supiido yuu! Burakku emparaa (1976)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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The 1970s in Japan saw the rise of motorcycle gangs, which drew the interest of the media. The movie follows a member of the "Black Emperors" gang and his interaction with his parents after he gets in trouble with the police.

Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi

Votes: 222

8. Eurotika! (1999– )

Documentary

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Stars: Penelope McGhie, Brigitte Lahaie, Michel Lemoine, Orchidea de Santis

Votes: 34

9. Melancholian 3 huonetta (2004)

106 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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67 Metascore

A searing examination of the unrelenting Chechen conflict, observed through the prisms of a Russian military boys academy, a war-torn town and a children's refugee camp.

Director: Pirjo Honkasalo | Star: Pirkko Saisio

Votes: 570

10. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

Votes: 1,563 | Gross: $0.26M

11. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 5,708 | Gross: $0.68M

12. Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest (1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Two young men shoot themselves in a churchyard. Ray Belknap dies; James Vance - severely disfigured - survives. Their parents take heavy-metal icons Judas Priest to court, claiming the band... See full summary »

Director: David Van Taylor | Stars: K.K. Downing, Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Glenn Tipton

Votes: 251

13. Aliens from Spaceship Earth (1977)

PG | 70 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Tries to prove that all great men of the past were actually aliens.

Director: Don Como | Stars: Srikanta Dasa Adhikari, Sathya Sai Baba, Yogi Bhahan, Raymond Burr

Votes: 32

14. Sekigun-P.F.L.P: Sekai sensô sengen (1971)

69 min | Documentary

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Directors: Masao Adachi, Kôji Wakamatsu

Votes: 76

15. The Mysterious Monsters (1975)

G | 86 min | Documentary

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One of the many notorious 70's "unknown" documentaries, The Mysterious Monsters covers topics such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Pictures, sounds, and videos of these two monsters ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Peter Graves, Peter Hurkos, William Stenberg, Sidney Walter

Votes: 194

16. Deutschland im Herbst (1978)

123 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie ... See full summary »

Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Alf Brustellin, Hans Peter Cloos, Alexander Kluge, Maximiliane Mainka, Edgar Reitz, Katja Rupé, Volker Schlöndorff, Peter Schubert, Bernhard Sinkel | Stars: Wolfgang Bächler, Heinz Bennent, Wolf Biermann, Joachim Bißmeier

Votes: 953

17. 80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979)

67 min | Documentary

7.8
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Depicts the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. Deals primarily with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".

Director: Gary Weis | Star: Louis Gigante

Votes: 270

18. Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Romance

7.5
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A portrait, mostly chronological, of composer, cellist, and vocalist Arthur Russell (1951-1992). His parents, friends and colleagues such as Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass, his long-time ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Wolf | Stars: Bob Blank, Ernie Brooks, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass

Votes: 386

19. RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy (2007)

139 min | Documentary

7.4
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A new investigative documentary exploring the controversies surrounding the assassination of Bobby Kennedy on June 5, 1968 as he looked set to challenge Nixon for the White House. Munir ... See full summary »

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: Bradley Ayers, William A. Bailey, H. Rap Brown, Frank Burns

Votes: 244

20. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

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A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 11,782

21. The Men Who Killed Kennedy (1988–2003)

Documentary, History

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A detailed examination of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, with emphasis on the discrepancies and inconsistencies in the government's official version of events.

Stars: Hilary Minster, Robert J. Groden, Gary Mack, Cyril H. Wecht

Votes: 479

22. Sonic Outlaws (1995)

87 min | Documentary

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Director: Craig Baldwin | Stars: Lloyd Dunn, Chris Grigg, Mark Hosler, Don Joyce

Votes: 138

23. The Amazing World of Psychic Phenomena (1976)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Mystery

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Documentary exploring such phenomena as astral projection, telekinesis, telepathy, voices from beyond the grave, ghosts/spirits, etc.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Raymond Burr, Jeane Dixon, Jule Eisenbud, Uri Geller

Votes: 45

24. Chariots of the Gods (1970)

G | 92 min | Documentary

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Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall, Aleksandr Kazantsev

Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $25.95M

25. Soft Self-Portrait of Salvador Dali (1970)

55 min | Documentary, Biography

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A documentary about surrealist artist Salvador Dali, narrated by Orson Welles.

Director: Jean-Christophe Averty | Stars: Gala Dalí, Donyale Luna, Tony Kina, Suzan Lancaster

Votes: 96

26. Being Different (1981)

100 min | Documentary

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A tribute to the spirit and humanity of people who are physically different from the average: very tall and very large men and women, a bearded woman and her long-time husband, Siamese ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Rasky | Stars: Billy Barty, Sandra Elaine Allen, Jo-Ann Cantilla, Louise Capps

Votes: 54

27. Gizmo! (1977)

G | 77 min | Comedy, Documentary

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Compilation of man inventing strange contraptions in the 30's through 50's.

Director: Howard Smith | Star: Milt Moss

Votes: 367

28. I Am Not a Freak (1987 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Teresa Sandretto, Sam Early, Evelyn Early, Peter Risch

Votes: 34

29. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

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1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,106

30. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 8,736 | Gross: $0.10M

31. Television Under the Swastika (1999 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.1
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A history of Nazi television programming and technology, from 1935 to 1944.

Director: Michael Kloft | Stars: Eugen Hadamovsky, Adolf Heuser, Kurt Hinzmann, Joseph Hoppe

Votes: 82

32. Children of the Revolution (2010)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary

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Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, two women in Germany and Japan set out to plot world revolution as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army. What were they fighting for and what have we learned?

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: Ulrike Meinhof, Fusako Shigenobu, Mei Shigenobu, Bettina Röhl

Votes: 49

33. Ulrike Marie Meinhof (1994)

61 min | Documentary, Biography

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In the 1970's, she was the mastermind of Germany's notorious Red Army Faction. Ulrike Meinhof was finally captured in 1972. In 1976 she committed suicide in her prison cell. This film is a journey into the past.

Director: Timon Koulmasis | Stars: Astrid Proll, Monika Seifert, Ruth Walz, Jürgen Seifert

Votes: 21

34. Tonite Let's All Make Love in London (1967)

70 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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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 »

Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Alan Aldridge, Julie Christie, David Hockney, Andrew Loog Oldham

Votes: 242

35. Wholly Communion (1965)

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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A short film documenting what was referred to as "The International Poetry Incarnation". It was billed as Great Britain's first full-scale "happening", with the world's leading Beat poets ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Whitehead | Stars: Gregory Corso, Harry Fainlight, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 76

36. Baader-Meinhof: In Love with Terror (2002 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary

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Explores the Baader-Meinhof urban guerrilla movement (aka the Red Army Faction) in 1970s West Germany.

Director: Ben Lewis

Votes: 56

37. Huey (1968)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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A short film of interviews and protests at a rally to free Huey Newton.

Director: Agnès Varda | Stars: H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Ron Dellums

Votes: 334

38. The Maltese Double Cross (1994)

Not Rated | 157 min | Documentary

7.8
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An investigation into the crash of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Director: Allan Francovich | Stars: Martin Cadman, William Barr, Innes Graham, Jim Swire

Votes: 18

39. Gladio (1992 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Allan Francovich

Votes: 20

40. Europe After the Rain (1978)

88 min | Documentary

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Dada came out of the craziness of World War One. "The birth of Dada was not the beginning of art but of disgust." Surrealism tried to systematize Dada's anarchy into an artistic blend of ... See full summary »

Director: Mick Gold | Stars: Joan Bakewell, Simon Cadell, Dennis Clinton, Ruth Cubbin

Votes: 31

41. The Penultimate Truth About Philip K. Dick (2007 Video)

89 min | Documentary

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Director: Emiliano Larre | Star: Philip K. Dick

Votes: 71

42. The Panama Deception (1992)

91 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

Director: Barbara Trent | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Carlos Cantú, Diviana Ingravallo, Abraham Alvarez

Votes: 911 | Gross: $0.31M

43. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.07M

44. The Soviet Story (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History, War

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The Soviet Story offers an alternative history of an Allied power, which helped the Nazis to fight Jews and which slaughtered its own people on an industrial scale.

Director: Edvins Snore | Stars: Jon Strickland, Vladimir Bukovsky, V.I. Lenin, Norman Davies

Votes: 2,776

45. A Technicolor Dream (2008)

100 min | Documentary, Music

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The story of the underground movement during the 60s leading up to its culmination at The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, a "musical happening" at Alexandra Palace on April 29 1967.

Director: Stephen Gammond | Stars: Kevin Ayers, Joe Boyd, John Hopkins, Nick Mason

Votes: 55

46. Ways of Seeing (1972– )

30 min | Documentary, Family

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John Berger presents his insights on how people see. Through examples of Art History Berger shows how our very sense of sight has been transformed. By discovering why this is so, according ... See full summary »

Stars: John Berger, Anya Bostock, Eva Figes, Jane Kenrick

Votes: 218

47. The Net (2003)

121 min | Documentary

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Director: Lutz Dammbeck | Stars: Lutz Dammbeck, Eva Mattes, Tom Vogt, Stewart Brand

Votes: 265

48. Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods (2010)

80 min | Documentary

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Philosopher, pop-icon, shaman and story teller - as one of the most influential comic book writers in the market today, Grant Morrison is all of these things. His explosive and often ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Meaney | Stars: Jason Aaron, Abigail Bader, Amber Benson, Karen Berger

Votes: 273

49. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister

Votes: 1,891 | Gross: $0.41M

50. Donald Cammell: The Ultimate Performance (1998)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Kevin Macdonald, Chris Rodley | Stars: Kenneth Anger, Patrick Bauchau, David Cammell, Donald Cammell

Votes: 103

51. Frisbee: The Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher (2005)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

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Lonnie Frisbee was a young hippie seeker fully immersed in the 1960s counter culture when he claimed to have experienced an encounter with God while on an acid trip. This event so ... See full summary »

Director: David Di Sabatino | Stars: Phil Aguilar, Darrell Ballman, Connie Bremer, Rich Buhler

Votes: 82

52. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.03M

53. Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl (1993)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.

Director: Ray Müller | Stars: Leni Riefenstahl, Marlene Dietrich, Walter Frentz, Joseph Goebbels

Votes: 1,333 | Gross: $0.45M

54. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 3,836

55. Like It Is (1968)

72 min | Documentary

6.5
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This documentary on the "youth movement" of the late 1960s focuses on the hippie pot smoking/free love culture in the San Francisco Bay area. Included are discussions of the drug scene with... See full summary »

Director: William Rotsler | Stars: Candee Earle, Adele Rein, Michelle Angelo, James Brand

Votes: 38

56. The Gits (2005)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary

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The story of the promising, underground Seattle band, The Gits. Fronted by charismatic vocalist, Mia Zapata, and poised to explode onto the national music scene, a stranger came in and took it all away. A decade later, the legacy lives on.

Director: Kerri O'Kane | Stars: Valerie M. Agnew, Scott Benson, Tim Bradshaw, Elizabeth F. Davis

Votes: 258

57. We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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66 Metascore

A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985.

Director: Tim Irwin | Stars: Milo Aukerman, Joe Baiza, Kevin Barrett, Scott Becker

Votes: 786

58. Relics: Einstein's Brain (1994)

65 min | Documentary

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Director: Kevin Hull | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Kenji Sugimoto

Votes: 158

59. Experiments in the Revival of Organisms (1940)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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This film shows experiments preformed by Soviet scientists reviving the lungs, heart, and even the head of dead dogs.

Director: D.I. Yashin | Stars: S.S. Bryukhonenko, Walter B. Cannon, J.B.S. Haldane

Votes: 119

60. The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.5
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78 Metascore

The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John bravely transforms his farm amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and arson. He ... See full summary »

Director: Taggart Siegel | Stars: John Peterson, Anna Nielsen, John Edwards, Lester Peterson

Votes: 582 | Gross: $0.01M

61. Baldwin's Nigger (1968)

46 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary of James Baldwin and Dick Gregory discussing the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s Great Britian.

Director: Horace Ové | Stars: James Baldwin, Dick Gregory

Votes: 70

62. Legend of the Witches (1970)

72 min | Documentary

5.5
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The history of witchcraft in Britain.

Director: Malcolm Leigh

Votes: 66

63. Sean (1970)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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The director interviews a 4 year old kid living with parents in Haight-Ashbury in the 60's.

Director: Ralph Arlyck | Stars: Ralph Arlyck, Sean Farrell

Votes: 102

64. The Force Beyond (1977)

G | 85 min | Documentary

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Director: William Sachs | Stars: Orson Welles, Donn Davison, Rosko, Gerald Noven

Votes: 56

65. The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971)

65 min | Documentary

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Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters live a primitive life in the woods in southern England with traction engines.

Director: Philip Trevelyan

Votes: 67

66. The Star Dreamer (2002)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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About a visual wizard and a fantastic legacy of films which transformed and influenced the science fiction genre as we know it. The Russian filmmaker, Pavel Klusjantsev, has had an ... See full summary »

Directors: Mads Baastrup, Sonja Vesterholt | Stars: Pavel Klushantsev, Zjanna Klusjantseva, Robert Skotak, Valerij Suslov

Votes: 62

67. Limelight (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

6.7
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57 Metascore

A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: 50 Cent, Jay Z, Moby, Michael Alig

Votes: 393 | Gross: $0.06M

68. Flicker (2008)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

6.2
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Artist Brion Gysin developed the Dream Machine. The device has in its core a 100-watt light bulb, which is surrounded by a spinning open column with windows to allow the light to shine ... See full summary »

Director: Nik Sheehan | Stars: Brion Gysin, Kenneth Anger, Marcus Boon, Udo Breger

Votes: 108

69. Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures (2007 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary

7.3
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French artist and author Jean Giraud is one of the most famous and influential comic strip illustrators and authors of all time. He achieved his greatest fame as Moebius - not so much a ... See full summary »

Director: Hasko Baumann | Stars: Enki Bilal, Philippe Druillet, H.R. Giger, Jean Giraud

Votes: 194

70. D'autres mondes (2004)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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The secrets about unlocking the mysteries of consciousness by plant-drugs. The related chances and risks involved in this shamanism.

Director: Jan Kounen | Stars: Pablo Amaringo, Guillermo Arévalo, Michel Boccara, J.C. Callaway

Votes: 273

71. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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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.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,680

72. Reggae in Babylon (1978)

PG-13 | 55 min | Documentary, Music

6.4
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The young, gifted and black generation of the 70's who started the British Reggae movement is captured in this unique documentary. Groove to the smooth sounds and see rare footage.

Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Alton Ellis, Jimmy Lindsay, Ronnie 'Stepper' McQueen, Steel Pulse

Votes: 25

73. The Punk Rock Movie from England (1978)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

6.8
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Documentary on the London punk-rock scene, circa '78.

Director: Don Letts | Stars: Soo Catwoman, Steve Strange, Robin Banks, Mark Perry

Votes: 210

74. Punk in London (1977)

TV-MA | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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A contemporary documentary covering the Great British punk rock explosion of 1977.

Director: Wolfgang Büld | Stars: Gaye Advert, Jack Airport, Arturo Bassick, Chelsea

Votes: 133

75. NWPunkrock: 30 Plus Years of Punk in the Northwest (2007)

125 min | Music

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76. The Second Gun (1973)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary suggesting the possibility of another gunman involved in the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.

Director: Gérard Alcan | Stars: Fernando Faura, Thane Eugene Cesar, Theodore Charach, Scott Enyart

Votes: 25

77. Maestro (2003)

89 min | Documentary

7.2
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36 Metascore

Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream. What evolved was a scene that set the ground work for what was to come in dance ... See full summary »

Director: Josell Ramos | Stars: Larry Levan, David Mancuso, Frankie Knuckles, Nicky Siano

Votes: 161

78. Witchcraft '70 (1970)

X | 82 min | Documentary

5.4
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A mondo style report of satanic rites from around the world. Includes devil worshipping, voodoo cults, church of satan, black magic, naked exorcism and pagan rituals.

Directors: Luigi Scattini, Lee Frost | Stars: Alberto Bevilacqua, Anton LaVey, Edmund Purdom, Diane LaVey

Votes: 102

79. JFK: The Case for Conspiracy (1993 Video)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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Director: Robert J. Groden | Stars: Mark Crouch, Malcolm Kilduff, Charles Brehm, Audrey Bell

Votes: 83

80. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,236

81. Wie de Waarheid Zegt Moet Dood (1981)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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Documentary on the life and death of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Director: Philo Bregstein | Stars: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia, Laura Betti, Maria Antonietta Macciocchi

Votes: 149

82. On Company Business (1980)

Not Rated | 174 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A controversial three part critical documentary on the history of the CIA.

Director: Allan Francovich | Stars: William Colby, Philip Agee, Harry S. Truman, George C. Marshall

Votes: 26

83. Proud to Be British (1973)

28 min | Short

6.5
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Made while Nick Broomfield was still a film student, it's a wry but ultimately troubling examination of British attitudes in an affluent area of Britain - the English home counties.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Ronald Bell, Edward Curzon, Grace Curzon, Mr. Fantham

Votes: 62

84. Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Film Maker's Life (1971)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.6
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Documentary about Italian movie director Pier Paolo Pasolini, with interviews with some of his actors and friends.

Director: Carlo Hayman-Chaffey | Stars: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Giancarlo Arnao

Votes: 53

85. Dressing for Pleasure (1977)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Directors: John Samson, Mike Wallington | Stars: Jordan, Malcolm McLaren, Helen Wellington-Lloyd

Votes: 11

86. Behind the Rent Strike (1979)

50 min

7.2
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Set in Liverpool in 1979, this documentary follows the tenants of a housing estate as they go about their everyday lives, leading up to going on rent. We get a glimpse of the human struggle behind a national scandal.

Director: Nick Broomfield

Votes: 57

87. Abel Raises Cain (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Filmmaker Jenny Abel explores the life and career of her father Alan Abel, known to many as "the world's greatest hoaxer."

Directors: Jenny Abel, Jeff Hockett | Stars: Alan Abel, Jeanne Abel, Frank Murgalo, Jenny Abel

Votes: 207

88. Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (1980)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Robert Mugge filmed jazz great Sun Ra on location in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. between 1978 and 1980. The resulting 60-minute film includes multiple public and private ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mugge | Star: Sun Ra

Votes: 154

89. The Alchemists of Sound (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, responsible for creating some of the most memorable television and radio music in British popular culture, including "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Roger Pomphrey | Stars: Oliver Postgate, Roger Limb, Mark Ayres, Brian Hodgson

Votes: 62

90. Arena (1975– )
Episode: Philip K Dick: A Day in the Afterlife (1994)

Documentary

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A documentary which goes on an imaginative tour from the Colorado grave where Dick is buried to the suburbs of California where he lived and worked. Talks to his ex-wives, friends and biographers.

Director: Nicola Roberts | Stars: Brian Aldiss, Jim Blaylock, Elvis Costello, Anne Dick

Votes: 61

91. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,354 | Gross: $0.04M

92. Story of a Junkie (1985)

R | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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Critically Acclaimed documentary from director Lech Kowalski (DOA) following the life and times of a down-and-out heroin addict in 1980s New York.

Director: Lech Kowalski | Stars: John Spacely, Steven Shingles, Claude du Sorbier, Eddie

Votes: 187

93. Born to Lose: The Last Rock and Roll Movie (1999)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Lech Kowalski | Stars: Willy DeVille, Wayne Kramer, Dee Dee Ramone, John Spacely

Votes: 134

94. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

240 min | Documentary

8.1
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81 Metascore

French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Laurence Cuvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, Yves Montand

Votes: 749

95. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 28,049 | Gross: $0.49M

96. Eyes of the Mothman (2011)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary

6.2
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Feature length documentary of the real story behind the legend of The Mothman.

Director: Matthew J. Pellowski | Stars: Mothman, Richard Pait, John H. Sauer, Helen H. Tanner

Votes: 278

97. The Secret Glory (2001)

90 min | Documentary, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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The story of SS officer Otto Rahn and his search for the Holy Grail.

Director: Richard Stanley | Stars: Heinrich Himmler, Paul A. Ladame, Hans-Jürgen Lange, Otto Rahn

Votes: 166

98. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (1978)

100 min | Documentary

8.2
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Director: Guy Debord | Star: Duygu Erkan

Votes: 193

100. La société du spectacle (1974)

88 min | Documentary

7.4
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Guy Debord's cinematic analysis of consumer society based on his influential book "La société du spectacle" (1967).

Director: Guy Debord | Stars: Guy Debord, Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Jacques Duclos

Votes: 427