Highest Rated Titles With Steve James
1. Hard Earned (2015– )
Hard Earned, a six-part documentary series for Al Jazeera America, follows five families around the country to find out what it takes to get by on 8, 10, or even 17 dollars an hour.
3. 30 for 30 (2009–2017)
60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »
4. Higher Goals (1993)
30 min | Documentary, Short
Higher Goals encourages young athletes to put their dreams of professional sports in perspective and focus on getting an education. The real life stories of two high school athletes ... See full summary »
Independent Lens (1999– )
The New Americans
408 min | Documentary
The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. The detailed portraits--woven ... See full summary »
7. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 20,251 | Gross: $7.83M
8. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
88 min | Documentary
A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis.
Votes: 84 | Gross: $0.01M
12. Stevie (2002)
R | 140 min | Documentary
In 1995 Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother' to ten years earlier.
Votes: 2,212 | Gross: $0.10M
The New Yorker Presents (2015– )
M | 30 min | Documentary
The Ride of Their Lives: Filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams) profiles two young people in the world's most dangerous sport - bull riding. Black Bodies in Motion and in Pain: Writer Edwidge ... See full summary »
18. These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
20. The Hunting Ground (2015)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary
An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.
Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.41M
22. The War Tapes (2006)
97 min | Documentary, War
Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.
Votes: 1,171 | Gross: $0.25M
23. Head Games (2012)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.
Votes: 273 | Gross: $0.01M
24. At the Death House Door (2008)
98 min | Documentary
An investigation of the wrongful death of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed in Texas on December 7, 1989, after prosecutors ignored evidence inculpating a man, who bragged to friends about committing the crimes of which DeLuna was convicted.
An anthology of short films that pairs directors with leading economic advisers to create stories that offer a better understanding of how the economy impacts all of our lives.
Directors: Bob Balaban, Jon M. Chu, Marshall Curry, Catherine Hardwicke, Mary Harron, Lee Hirsch, Albert Hughes, Steve James, Barbara Kopple, Shola Lynch, Morgan Spurlock, Miao Wang, Joe Berlinger | Stars: Chadd Smith, Robert Clotworthy, Will Janowitz, Philip Labes
30 for 30 (2009–2017)
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
80 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
There has always been questions raised about Allen Iverson's conviction for a fight he was involved in as a young man. The film maker goes back to his home town to try and understand the ... See full summary »
Director: Steve James
52 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and work of Chris Doyle, the acclaimed Australian cinematographer who found regular work as the collaborator of maverick Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai.
35. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )
M | 30 min | Documentary
From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to ... See full summary »
36. A Place Called Pluto (2014)
10 min | Documentary, Short
Greg O'Brien, long-time Cape Cod reporter and newspaperman, has been diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. Acting on instinct and journalistic grit, Greg has decided to face down the ... See full summary »
38. Lucky (II) (2014)
72 min | Documentary, Biography
Spanning more than five years on the streets of New York City, this intimate story of survival follows Lucky Torres, a homeless mother masked in tattoos who longs to rise from a life of ... See full summary »
44. HuffPost Live Conversations (2014– )
HuffPost Live Conversations is a programming block that airs daily on MGM's diginet, The Works. HuffPost Live Conversations launched on May 26, 2014 and airs 4 hours a day with segments ... See full summary »
45. DePaul VAS Presents: A Conversation with Steve James (2014 Video)
HuffPost Live Conversations (2014– )
"Eat, Pray, Love" Author Elizabeth Gilbert discusses her new book "The Signature of All Things." Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano talks about his book "Sidelined." And Roger Ebert's ... See full summary »