Most Popular Documentaries Released 1999-01-01 to 1999-12-31
1. American Movie (1999)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
Votes: 14,528 | Gross: $1.16M
2. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Votes: 14,274 | Gross: $7.00M
4. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography
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 »
Votes: 8,652 | Gross: $0.10M
5. Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker (1999 TV Special)
65 min | Comedy, Documentary
Chris Rock brings his critically acclaimed brand of social commentary-themed humor to this 1999 standup comedy presentation from HBO. Also released as an album, Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker... See full summary »
6. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)
Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy
Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »
9. American Pimp (1999)
R | 87 min | Documentary
Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,017 | Gross: $0.29M
11. The Girl Next Door (1999)
R | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary about the rise to fame of adult movie star Stacy Valentine. Starting out as an under-confident woman pushed into entering a Hustler Magazine contest by her domineering husband... See full summary »
Votes: 746 | Gross: $0.51M
12. One Day in September (1999)
R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Votes: 5,175 | Gross: $0.16M
14. Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (1999)
NC-17 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography
Friends, enemies, acquaintances, and family of porn star John Holmes recall their experiences with him, from his childhood to his eventual death from AIDS in 1988.
15. Private Dicks: Men Exposed (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary
Men, most of them naked, talk about their penises. The men range from 17 to 70+, all are from the U.S. of diverse races. Several are artists or performers. Some are gay, others straight; ... See full summary »
16. Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party (1999 Video)
Unrated | 61 min | Documentary
A departure from the traditional Playboy video fare. Title is shot entirely on the grounds of the Playboy Mansion, and includes some historic footage regarding the events that took place ... See full summary »
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography
A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier.
Votes: 4,944 | Gross: $0.50M
19. Waco: A New Revelation (1999)
Researchers analyze new evidence in the fatal 1993 conflict at Mount Carmel in Waco, TX between the Branch Davidians and the FBI, the ATF, and the Texas National Guard.
21. George Carlin: You Are All Diseased (1999 TV Special)
TV-MA | 65 min | Documentary, Comedy
Legendary comic Carlin comes back to the Beacon theater to angrily rant about airport security, germs, cigars, angels, children and parents, men, names, religion, god, advertising, Bill Jeff and minorities.
23. Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity (1999 Video)
82 min | Documentary
Tough Guise systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.
24. Choke (1999)
Unrated | 98 min | Documentary
The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble, your opponent will break your elbow, knee you in the head, or choke... See full summary »
26. Southpaw (1999)
77 min | Documentary, Sport
Follows the life of Olympic hopeful Francis Barrett as he overcomes social and cultural barriers to realise his dream of fighting for the Irish Olympic team.
Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.03M
31. Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999 Video)
94 min | Documentary
A documentary where Jackie Chan and his stuntman team show you the secrets of some of the great stunts they do in films. The film also takes you on the sets of "Who Am I?" and "Rush Hour".
32. Saturday Night Live 25 (1999 TV Special)
161 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A TV special celebrating the 25th anniversary of Saturday Night Live. Before a celebrity audience, many of the former cast members and guest hosts return to perform their signature ... See full summary »
33. Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999 Video)
Unrated | 165 min | Documentary, Music
The music videos of the pop superstar George Michael.
Directors: Vaughan Arnell, Anthea Benton, David Fincher, Howard Greenhalgh, David Mallet, George Michael, Andrew Morahan, Thierry Mugler, Marcus Nispel, Tony Scott | Stars: George Michael, Nadja Auermann, Tyra Banks, Kate Beckinsale
34. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends (1999 TV Special)
135 min | Documentary
The spectacular CBS special! Shirley Temple Black hosts the festivities as 50 of today's top stars count down the 50 greatest screen legends of all time. Features Clint Eastwood, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Spacey and many others.
37. The Lifestyle (1999)
78 min | Documentary
What sort of people engage in recreational group sex on a regular basis? David Schisgall's documentary The Lifestyle provides one answer: mostly cheerful, but paunchy, suburban couples who ... See full summary »
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.09M
39. God Is in the T.V. (1999 Video)
A closer look at the Mechanical Animals era of Marilyn Manson, including all his music videos up to that point, as well as behind the scenes, live and backstage footage.
Directors: Samuel Bayer, Rod Chong, Paul Hunter, Dean Karr, Richard Kern, Marilyn Manson, E. Elias Merhige, Matthew Rolston, Floria Sigismondi, Tom Stern, Wiz | Stars: Marilyn Manson, Jeordie White, Daisy Berkowitz, Madonna Wayne Gacy
40. On the Ropes (1999)
94 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.
Votes: 345 | Gross: $0.05M
42. Faces of Gore (1999)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Horror
Join your fiendish host, Dr. Vincent van Gore, as he leads you into the forbidden world of the dead. Only the most disgusting and horrifying car crashes, suicides and murders are presented.... See full summary »
43. Classic Albums: Steely Dan - Aja (1999 Video)
60 min | Documentary, Music
Aja was the biggest selling album of Steely Dan's career, reaching #3 on the U.S. Billboard chart and #5 in the UK. This is a portrait of the making of this 1977 jazz-rock album. It ... See full summary »
44. Garth Brooks... In the Life of Chris Gaines (1999 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
Part concert, part documentary on Garth Brooks' planned (but never completed) movie "The Lamb," featuring the country superstar's pop singer alter-ego Chris Gaines.
50. Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy
Before he was Happy Gilmore, Little Nicky, The Waterboy, or Billy Madison, Adam Sandler was doing Saturday Night Live playing hilarious characters and singing hilarious songs like the ... See full summary »