aspects of reality

by droptoonswatchacid | created - 25 May 2012 | updated - 23 Oct 2016 | Public

looking into, the art of the documentary,

this is my own personal documentation, of the many different documentary films that i have found to be important...

for one reason or another.. here they are...

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1. 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: 30,703 | Gross: $1.25M

2. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,240 | Gross: $3.17M

3. Dark Days (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer | Star: Marc Singer

Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $0.43M

4. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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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: 11,780

5. Kestrel's Eye (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.3
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Filmed over several years, it is a wonder-filled portrait of a family of kestrels (European falcons) who live in a church tower above a small Swedish town. The amazing cinematography, nominated for a Swedish Oscar.

Director: Mikael Kristersson | Star: Caisa Persson

Votes: 85 | Gross: $0.03M

2 European falcons star in one of my all time favorite experiences within film. simply awe-inspiring & beautiful

6. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,862

7. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 8,714

8. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,643

9. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 12,240

10. Let There Be Light (1946)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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A group of mentally traumatized veteran patients is followed as they go through psychiatric treatment.

Director: John Huston | Star: Walter Huston

Votes: 993

11. 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: 14,223

12. The Endless Summer (1966)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,276

13. Au hasard Bresson (1967)

31 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Theodor Kotulla | Star: Robert Bresson

Votes: 57

14. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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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: 3,834

15. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

8.0
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

Votes: 2,014

16. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,548 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Fritz Lang Interviewed by William Friedkin (1975)

140 min | Documentary

7.9
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Interview with the director of "M" & "Metropolis"

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Friedkin, Fritz Lang

Votes: 217

18. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,484 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of a Film Director (1975)

132 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A documentary film on the life and works of director Kenji Mizoguchi.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Takako Irie, Daisuke Itô, Kyôko Kagawa, Matsutarô Kawaguchi

Votes: 206

20. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Koko, Penny Patterson, Saul Kitchener, Carl Pribram

Votes: 568

21. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,953

22. Chambre 666 (1982 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

6.5
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During the '35th Cannes International Film Festival' (14th-26th May 1982), German director Wim Wenders asked a sample of 15 other international film directors to get, each one at a time, ... See full summary »

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Wim Wenders, Michelangelo Antonioni, Maroun Bagdadi, Ana Carolina

Votes: 861

23. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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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.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,243

24. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 9,365 | Gross: $4.98M

25. Louie Bluie (1985)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Howard Armstrong, Ted Bogan, Jay Lynch

Votes: 573

26. Tokyo-Ga (1985)

92 min | Documentary

7.4
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Moved by the work of director Yasujirô Ozu, Wim Wenders travels to Japan in search of the Tokyo seen in Ozu's films.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Werner Herzog, Yûharu Atsuta, Chris Marker

Votes: 1,778

27. Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986 Video)

Not Rated | 17 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.5
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A look at the wild scene outside a Judas Priest concert

Directors: John Heyn, Jeff Krulik

Votes: 1,011

28. Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1987)

87 min | Crime, Documentary

7.7
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This film recounts the murder of Vincent Chin, an automotive engineer mistaken as Japanese who was slain by an assembly line worker who blamed him for the competition by the Japanese auto ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena

Votes: 164

29. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 17,894 | Gross: $1.21M

30. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,903 | Gross: $6.71M

31. Crack USA: County Under Siege (1989)

42 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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America Undercover goes to Florida's Palm Beach County in order to investigate the growing crack cocaine epidemic in the United States. It talks to police officers and follows them as they ... See full summary »

Directors: Vince DiPersio, Bill Guttentag | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Tim Wagman, Jack Maxwell, Susie Gray

Votes: 32

32. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 15,327 | Gross: $1.32M

33. 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: 30,703 | Gross: $1.25M

34. Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993)

90 min | Documentary

6.7
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A detailed look into the process of filming of Robert Altman's masterpiece "Short Cuts". The great ensemble cast composed of 22 actors, Raymond Carver's widow, few members of the crew and ... See full summary »

Directors: John Dorr, Mike Kaplan | Stars: Robert Altman, Tim Robbins, Fred Ward, Matthew Modine

Votes: 137

35. Ich will nicht nur, daß ihr mich liebt - Der Filmemacher Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1993)

96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Director: Hans Günther Pflaum | Stars: Harry Baer, Michael Ballhaus, Karlheinz Braun, Karlheinz Böhm

Votes: 202

36. Crumb (1994)

R | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.0
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93 Metascore

An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb

Votes: 15,401 | Gross: $3.17M

37. Hoop Dreams (1994)

PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

8.3
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98 Metascore

A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

Director: Steve James | Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates

Votes: 20,870 | Gross: $7.83M

38. High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (1994)

95 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Traces the music and sounds from its Appalachian roots to the present. The rise, fall, and consistent revival of bluegrass chronicled through oral history and visual record.

Director: Rachel Liebling | Stars: Sam Bush, Curly Ray Cline, Pat Enright, Lester Flatt

Votes: 119

39. Out of Ireland (1995 TV Movie)

112 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Traces the history of Irish immigration to the United States, following the stories of several families and their journeys to America, including where they ended up.

Director: Paul Wagner | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Brenda Fricker, Kelly McGillis, Liam Neeson

Votes: 95

40. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 9,752 | Gross: $1.57M

41. Fetishes (1996)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

6.2
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Masochism, rubber, corporal punishment, wrestling, and infantilism are all examined into detail as a documentary crew visits a bondage house and its mistresses in upstate New York.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Mistress Beatrice, Nick Broomfield, Mistress Catherine, Mistress Delilah

Votes: 658

42. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,392 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Lilith Fair: A Celebration of Women in Music (1997 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Directors: Buffy Childerhose, Alex Jamison | Stars: Sarah McLachlan, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Jewel Kilcher

Votes: 32

44. Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

99 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien

Votes: 2,834 | Gross: $0.05M

45. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 14,629 | Gross: $1.16M

46. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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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: 8,731 | Gross: $0.10M

47. Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.0
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Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the... See full summary »

Director: Carl-Gustav Nykvist | Stars: Sven Nykvist, Erland Josephson, Susan Sarandon, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 289

48. A Constant Forge (2000)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.5
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A look at the life, times, and art of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes through interviews with his family, friends, and admirers of his work.

Director: Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Seymour Cassel, Carol Kane, Jon Voight, Ben Gazzara

Votes: 350

49. Naked States (2000)

R | 80 min | Documentary

6.3
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Photographer Spencer Tunick travels the U.S. in search of volunteers to pose nude for his outlaw photo-shoots, all of them done out in public and often without legal permits. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Nelson | Stars: Spencer Tunick, Trey Anastasio, Fraya Berg, Deborah Berman

Votes: 472

50. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

Votes: 333

51. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,761 | Gross: $10.76M

52. Alien Evolution (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.

Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Mark Kermode, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, James Cameron

Votes: 218

53. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jeff Ament

Votes: 10,982 | Gross: $1.29M

54. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 8,949

55. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,380 | Gross: $21.24M

56. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 9,975 | Gross: $0.73M

57. The Short Films of David Lynch (2002 Video)

97 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

7.4
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A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jeffe Alperi, Robert Chadwick, Catherine E. Coulson, Eddy Dixon

Votes: 2,814

58. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,338 | Gross: $5.73M

59. Kurosawa Akira: Tsukuru to iu koto wa subarashii (2002– )

33 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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An in depth look at the making of Kurosawa's films.

Stars: Yû Fujiki, Bokuzen Hidari, Hisashi Inoue, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 95

60. 60 Spins Around the Sun (2003)

Comedy, Documentary

7.2
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A look at the work of stand-up comic Randy Credico whose confrontational political humor led him to a new career as an activist for various causes.

Director: Laura Kightlinger | Stars: Lewis Black, John Byner, Judith Love Cohen, Randy Credico

Votes: 49

61. Breakfast with Hunter (2003)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Wayne Ewing | Stars: Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, Alex Cox, John Cusack

Votes: 593

62. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August

Votes: 2,412 | Gross: $3.67M

63. The Flute Player (2003)

PG-13 | 55 min | Documentary

7.6
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After surviving Cambodia's Killing Fields as a boy musician who entertained his captors, Arn Chorn Pond strives to heal the deep scars of his past by reviving Cambodia's traditional music.

Director: Jocelyn Glatzer

Votes: 24

64. An Opera of Violence (2003 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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Part one of the making of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West.

Director: Lancelot Narayan | Stars: Christopher Frayling, Tonino Delli Colli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Bernardo Bertolucci

Votes: 153

65. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,246 | Gross: $0.20M

66. De fem benspænd (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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79 Metascore

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

Votes: 6,988 | Gross: $0.09M

67. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,186

68. Overnight (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary

7.1
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60 Metascore

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker, Jake Busey

Votes: 3,893

69. Steve-O: Out on Bail (2003 Video)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

6.4
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Steve-O's world tour in the spring of 2003.

Director: Nick Dunlap | Stars: Steve-O, Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Nick Dunlap, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 446

70. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 117,972 | Gross: $119.19M

71. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,227 | Gross: $11.53M

72. Bumfights: A Video Too Far (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.9
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Documentary about the controversial BUMFIGHTS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN phenomena. It covers the video itself, as well as the copycat cases that followed.

Director: Bruce Hepton | Stars: Donald Brennan, Donny, Rufus Hannah, Ryen McPherson

Votes: 126

73. I Like Killing Flies (2004)

R | 80 min | Documentary

7.3
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71 Metascore

A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's.

Director: Matt Mahurin | Stars: Michael Fishman, John A. Papa, Eve Shopsin, Kenny Shopsin

Votes: 1,036 | Gross: $0.01M

74. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 14,887 | Gross: $1.22M

75. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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38 Metascore

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.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,444 | Gross: $10.94M

76. Ibogaine: Rite of Passage (2004)

50 min | Documentary

7.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Benjamin De Loenen | Stars: Howard Lotsof, Patrick K. Kroupa

Votes: 41

77. My Date with Drew (2004)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

6.5
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51 Metascore

"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Gunn, Brian Herzlinger, Brett Winn | Stars: Brian Herzlinger, Drew Barrymore, John August, Stephanie Bedell Quartararo

Votes: 4,400 | Gross: $0.09M

78. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 3,824

79. Riding Giants (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark

Votes: 4,024 | Gross: $2.28M

80. Word Wars (2004)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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61 Metascore

A look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble.

Directors: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo | Stars: Joe Edley, Matt Graham, Marlon Hill, Joel Sherman

Votes: 1,604 | Gross: $0.06M

81. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 13,936

82. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,709

83. Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click. (2005)

155 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary of the life of a USMC Drill Instructor, and the recruits that they mold.

Director: Canaan Brumley | Stars: Drill Instructor Maranan, Drill Instructor Martinez, Drill Instructor Liebfried, Senior Drill Instructor Sandercock

Votes: 186

84. Following Sean (2005)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.

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

Votes: 748

85. The Comedians of Comedy (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.4
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46 Metascore

Follow four comedians as they tour the States.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis

Votes: 2,360 | Gross: $0.00M

86. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.6
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79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 50,379 | Gross: $77.44M

87. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,240 | Gross: $3.17M

88. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.8
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71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,246

89. Classic Albums (1997– )
Episode: Nirvana: Nevermind (2005)

74 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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It has sold millions and is responsible for the birth of grunge. This documentary looks at the story behind how Nirvana came to record Nevermind and the effect it was to have on the music ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Smeaton | Stars: Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic

Votes: 507

90. The Outsider (2005)

85 min | Documentary

6.3
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64 Metascore

Nicholas Jarecki follows director James Toback on the 12-day shoot of his thriller, When Will I Be Loved -- a movie made without a script or distribution deal.

Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Woody Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Neve Campbell, James Toback

Votes: 234

91. The Fearless Freaks (2005)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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78 Metascore

A documentary on the evolution of the Oklahoma band The Flaming Lips.

Director: Bradley Beesley | Stars: Bradley Beesley, Steve Burns, Dolly Coyne, Kenny Coyne

Votes: 1,018

92. Methadonia (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.6
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There's one cure for heroin addiction. But is it a cure? Methadonia is the borderland between high and straight, where recovering heroin addicts on methadone "maintenance" exist.

Director: Michel Negroponte | Stars: Michel Negroponte, Bill, Eddie, George

Votes: 203

93. New York Doll (2005)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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72 Metascore

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

Director: Greg Whiteley | Stars: Arthur Kane, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, Nina Antonia

Votes: 1,507 | Gross: $0.22M

94. 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: 26,132 | Gross: $0.30M

95. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 73,545 | Gross: $23.81M

96. 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: 11,604 | Gross: $1.68M

97. Loose Change: Second Edition (2005 Video)

82 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.2
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An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery

Votes: 4,652

98. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Teri Horton, Tod M. Volpe, Ben Heller, Nick Carone

Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $0.01M

99. Everyone Stares: The Police Inside Out (2006)

74 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police, compiles his Super 8 footage for an intimate look at what it was like to be a member of one of the world's biggest rock bands.

Director: Stewart Copeland | Stars: Terry Chambers, Miles A. Copeland III, Ian Copeland, Stewart Copeland

Votes: 281

100. This Filthy World (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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68 Metascore

Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters.

Director: Jeff Garlin | Star: John Waters

Votes: 1,270