Most Voted Titles With Robert J. Flaherty
1. Nanook of the North (1922)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
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.
2. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931)
TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Adventure
On the South Pacific island of Bora Bora, a young couple's love is threatened when the tribal chief declares the girl a sacred virgin.
3. Man of Aran (1934)
76 min | Documentary
In this blend of documentary and fictional narrative from pioneering filmmaker Robert Flaherty, the everyday trials of life on Ireland's unforgiving Aran Islands are captured with attention to naturalistic beauty and historical detail.
4. Louisiana Story (1948)
Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Drama
The idyllic life of a young Cajun boy and his pet raccoon is disrupted when the tranquility of the bayou is broken by an oil well drilling near his home.
5. Prelude to War (1942)
52 min | Documentary, History, War
The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.
6. Elephant Boy (1937)
80 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
This black and white movie is based on Rudyard Kipling's "Toomai, of the Elephants", in which a small native lad claims he knows the congregating place of the elephant hordes.
7. White Shadows in the South Seas (1928)
Passed | 88 min | Drama, Romance
An alcoholic doctor on a Polynesian island, disgusted by white exploitation of the natives, finds himself marooned on a pristinely beautiful island.
10. Twenty-Four-Dollar Island (1927)
12 min | Documentary, Short
In 1626, Dutch traders bought Manhattan for $28 of beads and gift product. Within 30 years, there were 1,000 residents, and 300 years later, there were 8 million. This film celebrates the ... See full summary »
Director: Robert J. Flaherty
13. The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)
70 min | Documentary
The life and works of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti are shown against the historical background of his time. It begins with his earliest artworks, and follows his life and career... See full summary »
16. A Boatload of Wild Irishmen (2010)
90 min | Documentary
Robert Flaherty is credited with being the father of the modern documentary after making "Nanook of the North" and classics such as "Man of Aran" and "Louisiana Story", but he is also criticized for engaging in distortion and stereotyping.
19. Oidhche Sheanchais (1935)
11 min | Short, Drama
A well known storyteller, Tomas O' Diorain tells tales of the sea around a fire in an old Irish cottage. His storytelling is juxtaposed with images of the sea.
21. Toxic Tom (2016)
100 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Local drinking legend and fishing expert extraordinaire, Toxic Tom, takes on his biggest challenge yet as he crawls out of retirement to capture the mythological Glamor Monster.