MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,535 this week

The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  9 October 2005 (UK)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 81 users  
Reviews: 1 user

A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Directors:

(as Garry-John Hughes) ,
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

Tv
a list of 5 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The 50 Greatest Documentaries (TV Movie 2005)

The 50 Greatest Documentaries (TV Movie 2005) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The 50 Greatest Documentaries.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

In August 2008, filmmaker Brian Fender posted an add on Craigslist to solicit volunteers for a documentary project. He invited "subjects" into his living room to strip down and reveal ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Fender
The Human Body (TV Mini-Series 1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Stars: Beatrice, Hannelorre, Herbie
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Documentary | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

DEFCON is the world's largest hacking conference, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2012 it was held for the 20th time. The conference has strict no-filming policies, but for DEFCON 20, a ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Scott Sadofsky
Stars: Dead Addict, Brian Baskin, Ryan Clarke
A History of Britain (2000–2002)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A comprehensive historical survey of the British Isles.

Stars: Simon Schama, Michael Kitchen, Samuel West
The Death of Yugoslavia (TV Series 1995)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Stars: Blagoje Adzic, Jasushi Akashi, Milan Aksentijevic
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment.

Director: Emma Cooper
Stars: Louis Theroux
Hoop Dreams Reunion (TV Special 1995)
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: James Brown, Arthur Agee, William Gates
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile, Elizabeth Dawn
The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off (TV Movie 2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A year ago, 36-year-old Jonny Kennedy died. He had a terrible genetic condition called Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) - which meant that his skin literally fell off at the slightest ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Collerton
Stars: Edna Kennedy, Jonny Kennedy, Nell McAndrew
Louis and the Brothel (TV Movie 2003)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Louis Theroux
Living with Louis (TV Movie 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The celebrities profiled by Louis Theroux in the documentary series "When Louis Met..." reflect on their time with Louis and he gives his thoughts on them.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Louis Theroux, Paul Daniels, Chris Eubank
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice) (as Zoe Wanamaker)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Aaronovitch ...
Himself
Barry Ackroyd ...
Himself
Randall Adams ...
Himself (archive footage)
...
Himself
Benedict Allen ...
Himself
...
Himself
Simon Armitage ...
Himself
Jan Arriens ...
Herself
...
Himself (as Sir David Attenborough)
Nicholas Barker ...
Himself
...
Himself
Peter Bazalgette ...
Himself
Clare Beavan ...
Herself
Tony Benn ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A countdown of the top 50 documentaries, based on a vote by documentary filmmakers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 October 2005 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Faking It (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The 50 Greatest Documentaries
13 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This countdown voted by the British public was a very interesting countdown. I had an idea of what might be number one, but I wasn't even close. Documentaries are a picture of real life in the lives of others. They had all sorts of things that were documented for TV and film. They had war, political, food issues, historical events, accidents, gun issues, and basically life. The documentaries that featured included: The Fog of War, Nanoon of the North, Driving School, The Human Body, The War Game, Spellbound (not Hitchcock's), The Power of Nightmares, Wife Swap, Around the World in 80 Days (with Michael Palin), Walking with Dinosaurs, Super Size Me, The Family, Farenheit 9/11, The Boy Whose Skin Fell Off, The World At War, Bowling for Columbine, Touching the Void and number one was Seven Up. With contributions by Michael Apted, Sir David Attenborough, Charles Dance, Pam Ferris, James King, Kevin Macdonald, Nell McAndrew, Michael Palin, Sir Jimmy Savile and Morgan Spurlock, and narrated by Zoë Wanamaker. Very good!


23 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
what was the list? stevejer
Errol Morris loveleighchrisana
Discuss The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?