My Favorite Documentaries of All Time!

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1.
Jimi Hendrix (1973 Documentary)
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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done... (98 mins.)
Director: Joe Boyd, John Head
 
2.
Chariots of the Gods (1970 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... (92 mins.)
 
3.
Jimi Hendrix: Live at Woodstock (1999 Video)
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Live At Woodstock features all of the existing film footage from Jimi's unforgettable August, 1969, Woodstock concert newly re-edited and presented uninterrupted in its original performance sequence. (87 mins.)
 
4.
Terror in the Aisles (1984 Documentary)
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A compilation of scenes from science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s. (84 mins.)
Director: Andrew J. Kuehn
 
5.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Documentary)
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history! (240 mins.)
 
6.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Farrands
 
7.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009 Documentary)
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre. (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew Monument
 
8.
Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (2001 Documentary)
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A compilation of clips from 17 classic slasher films. (56 mins.)
 
9.
Eyes of the Mothman (2011 Documentary)
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Feature length documentary of the real story behind the legend of The Mothman. (150 mins.)
 
10.
History of the Eagles (2013 Mini-Series)
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The life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles. (187 mins.)
Director: Alison Ellwood
 
11.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
12.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
13.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
 
14.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
15.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988 Documentary)
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A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen (LEATHERFACE), Edwin Neal (THE HITCHHIKER), John Dugan (GRANDPA) and Jim Seidow (OLD MAN). (60 mins.)
Director: Brad Shellady
 
16.
Beyond the Mat (1999 Documentary)
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A heartfelt documentary focusing on the lives of professional wrestlers and how their sport is not fake. (102 mins.)
 
17.
Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? The Life & Music of Robert Johnson (1998 Documentary)
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An in-depth, award-winning documentary on the life and music of legendary bluesman ROBERT JOHNSON. Mixing rare photographs... (77 mins.)
Director: Peter W. Meyer
 
18.
Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987 Documentary)
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Deranged projectionist Mad Ron shows a movie theater full of rowdy zombies a diverse assortment of horror... (83 mins.)
Director: Jim Monaco
 
19.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the impact early movie special effects had on star creators of future sci-fi films. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Davids
 
20.
I Am Chris Farley (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley. (96 mins.)
 
21.
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998 Documentary)
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The story behind the making of the 5 "Planet of the Apes" movies. (127 mins.)
 
22.
Bruce Lee, the Legend (1984 Documentary)
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The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee. (88 mins.)
Director: Leonard Ho
 
23.
I Am Bruce Lee (2012 Documentary)
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form... (94 mins.)
Director: Pete McCormack
 
24.
Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Documentary)
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise. (83 mins.)
 
25.
The Secret KGB UFO Files (1998 Documentary)
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For five decades, American agencies have stockpiled information on UFOs. So did their counterparts behind the iron curtain... (105 mins.)
Director: Dan Goldman
 
26.
The Roswell Crash: Startling New Evidence (2002 Documentary)
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From the initial news of a "disk" being recovered in the desert to a scientific excavation of the 1947 crash site in Roswell... (120 mins.)
 
27.
UFOs and the Alien Presence (1992 Documentary)
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World renowned UFO author and researcher Michael Lindemann presents the facts on how the government... (73 mins.)
Director: Marty Thomas
 
28.
Alien from Area 51: The Alien Autopsy Footage Revealed (2012 Documentary)
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Footage of a dead alien from a crashed UFO in Roswell, NM and moved to Area 51 shocked the world. The time is coming for alien intervention on Earth whether we are ready or not. (75 mins.)
Director: Philip Gardiner
 
29.
Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials. (84 mins.)
 
30.
The Legend of Bigfoot (1975 Documentary)
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A documentary about the legendary creature, Bigfoot, with emphasis on him being the missing link. (76 mins.)
 
31.
UFO Chronicles: Pilot Encounters and Underground Bases (2013 Documentary)
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Commander Graham Bethune is a retired Navy commander pilot with a top-secret clearance. He was a VIP... (75 mins.)
Director: Anthony Miles
 
32.
Alcatraz: Search for the Truth (2015 Documentary)
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More than 50 years after three men broke out of the world's toughest penitentiary, HISTORY's 'ALCATRAZ: SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH' uncovers new leads and exclusive family secrets that may solve this country's most notorious cold case. (88 mins.)
 
33.
The Nightmare (2015 Documentary)
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A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis. (91 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
34.
Cropsey (2009 Documentary)
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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. (84 mins.)
 
35.
Killer Legends (2014 Documentary)
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Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them. (86 mins.)
Director: Joshua Zeman
 
36.
From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 Documentary)
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary... (65 mins.)
 
37.
Ultimate Fights from the Movies (2002 Documentary)
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In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen:The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix... (53 mins.)