Lists by mike_sean

a list of 69 titles
Documentary titles on the world of video games and the culture that surrounds them, from the arcade and the home console to the internet and mobile phone.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
The Whole Wired World: Documentaries on Cyberculture
 
a list of 152 titles
Documentaries that look at various aspects of cinema around the world -- the themes and genres, the eras and evolution, the making and marketing. Note: this list does not include docs that profile one person or one film.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
A Room with a Preview: Trailer Compilations
 
a list of 89 titles
Documentary titles concerning women's rights, women's health issues, and female empowerment.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Lens Distortion: Documentaries on Media Influence
Revolting Truths: Documentaries About Activism
Ladies First: Matriarchy on the Screen
 
a list of 56 titles
Documentary titles that look at the art and business of comedy and the lives and legacies of stand-up comedians. Note: this list does not include titles that simple document a live performance.

Related list:
On With the Show: Documentaries About Performing
 
a list of 175 titles
Science fiction movies from the current decade (2010-2019), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 2010s
 
a list of 53 titles
Biopics featuring noted artists of the brush.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

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Inspiration Information: Documentaries on Art, Architecture, and Design
 
a list of 69 titles
Movies featuring a former President of the United States as a main character.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
Candidate Camera: Documentaries on Elections
 
a list of 35 titles
Biopics on noted biologists, physicists, astronomers, mathematicians, and other luminaries in the various fields of science.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 91 titles
Biopics featuring noted authors, poets and playwrights.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 91 titles
Biopics on noted singers, players and groups.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Life's Opus: Films About Classical Music
See It Loud: Documentaries on Music
 
a list of 94 titles
Biopics on noted composers, conductors, and performers.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list: Shoot the Piano Player: Films About Famous Musicians
 
a list of 148 titles
Movies centered around the spectacle of destruction caused by natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, tornados, volcanos, asteroids and extreme climate change.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 105 titles
Documentary titles about various aspects of the political election process, ranging from local to national government.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Eyes on the Prize: Documentaries About Competition
Portrayal of the Chief: Films About U.S. Presidents
 
a list of 31 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the current decade (2010-2019). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 2010s
 
a list of 51 titles
Documentary titles about the world of dance, from ballerinas and ballroom couples to Broadway hoofers and b-boy battlers.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 101 titles
Documentary titles about protests, demonstrations, revolutions, and human rights movements.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Toil and Trouble: Labor Documentaries
Woman's Work: Feminist Documentaries
Three-Sided Stories: Documentaries on Court Cases
The Green Screen: Eco Documentaries
 
a list of 52 titles
Documentary titles that look at diehard fans, cult followings, and conventions.

Related lists:
People are Strange: Beyond the Average Human Interest Stories
On With the Show: Documentaries About Performing
 
a list of 80 titles
Documentary titles about computers, the Internet, and life in the digital age.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists: Extra Lives: Documentaries on Video Games
 
a list of 43 titles
Documentary titles on various aspects of pot culture. Topics include medical marijuana, legalization efforts, and the war on drugs.
 
a list of 135 titles
Science fiction movies from the eighties (1980-1989), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 1980s
 
a list of 81 titles
A brief history of sketches, skits and bits on the small screen.
 
a list of 97 titles
Documentaries that look at food: its history, its production, its effects, and the politics surrounding it all.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Toxic Exposure: Documentaries on Chemical Contamination
The Green Screen: Eco Documentaries
 
a list of 72 titles
Inspiring documentary titles that pull back the curtain to look at the personality, the pluck, and the perseverance of people who step into the spotlight. Whether it's for exposure, for education, or simply for entertainment, these folks endure when the show must go on.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Funny Business: Documentaries About Stand-Up Comedy
Dance-umentaries: Following the Steps
Eyes on the Prize: Documentaries About Competition
People are Strange: Beyond the Average Human Interest Stories
 
a list of 79 titles
Documentary titles about the ethics and effects of the imagery used in advertising and entertainment. Topics include beauty standards, body image, gender representation, racial stereotypes, sexism and sexualization.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Woman's Work: Feminist Documentaries
Cinema Looks at Itself: Both Sides of the Screen
 
a list of 87 titles
Documentary titles that look at various aspects of the penal system. Topics include prison life, rehabilitation, criminal justice, and the death penalty.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
Three-Sided Stories: Documentaries on Court Cases
 
a list of 97 titles
Documentary titles about various aspects of economics, including the practices of Wall Street, corporations, and the financial services industry.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Toil and Trouble: Labor Documentaries
 
a list of 89 titles
Documentary titles about astronomy, astrophysics, and space exploration.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list: Observational Studies: Films About Famous Scientists
 
a list of 61 titles
As Robert Evans said in his memoir, "There are three sides to every story: your side, my side, and the truth." These are documentaries that follow lawsuits, criminal trials, and other controversial court matters where there's never just one way to view the case.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Revolting Truths: Documentaries About Activism
Lock-Up Docs: Prisons and Penitentiaries
 
a list of 216 titles
Documentary titles that look at various aspects of music -- the themes and genres, the eras and evolution, the making and marketing. Note: this list does not include docs that profile one person or one band, nor titles that simply document a live concert or festival.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
On With the Show: Documentaries About Performing
Shoot the Piano Player: Films About Famous Musicians
 
a list of 96 titles
Documentary views on the more controversial aspects of religion, including divisive dogmas, fundamentalist extremism, censorship, corruption, and disbelief.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 88 titles
List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

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Portrait of the Artist: Films About Famous Painters
 
a list of 80 titles
Documentaries about various aspects of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" during World War II, from the ghettos and concentration camps to the völkisch racism and antisemitism that led to them.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 66 titles
Documentary titles about worker's rights, the labor movement, and job conditions.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Revolting Truths: Documentaries About Activism
Fiscal Examinations: Documentaries About Economics
 
a list of 42 titles
Documentary titles that look at the poisoning of our bodies and the pollution of our environment from deleterious chemicals.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
The Green Screen: Eco Documentaries
Feasts for Eyes, Foods for Thought
 
a list of 82 titles
Documentary titles that ponder the act of being alive on this planet, with explorations of philosophy, spirituality, and humanity as well as universal notions of happiness, tolerance, and peace.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
Worth a Thousand Words: Non-Verbal Non-Fiction
The Green Screen: Eco Documentaries
Science Non-Fiction: Documentaries on Space
 
a list of 132 titles
Movies about an onset of killer animals and the unfortunate souls who encounter them. Dinosaurs not included.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
Cryptozoological Horror: Legends Let Loose
 
a list of 38 titles
Documentary titles that deal with the world of fashion, from the designers to the models to the media.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
Lens Distortion: Documentaries on Media Influence
 
a list of 144 titles
Documentaries involving the War in Afghanistan (2001-present), the Iraq War (2003-2011), and the operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (2002-present). Topics range from the politics and propaganda involved in the War on Terror to the soldiers and citizens affected by it.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related documentary list: Documents of War: The Vietnam War
 
a list of 79 titles
Documentary titles that look at various aspects of the education system -- the students and faculty, the classrooms and curriculum, the policies and politics.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.
 
a list of 60 titles
Collections of old movie trailers, previews, and coming attractions.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related list:
Cinema Looks at Itself: Both Sides of the Screen
 
a list of 56 titles
Documentaries involving the Vietnam War (1956-1975). Topics range from the politics and propaganda involved in the conflict to the soldiers and citizens affected by it.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related documentary list: Documents of War: The War on Terror
 
a list of 120 titles
Documentary titles that focus on the animal kingdom.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related lists:
The Greatest Show Unearthed: Documentaries on Prehistoric Life
The Green Screen: Eco Documentaries
 
a list of 46 titles
Meditative documentaries that tell their story through a wealth of visual imagery rather than narration or interviews.

Related list:
The Big Picture, The Bigger Questions: Documentaries on Life
 
a list of 85 titles
Documentary titles that involve paleontology and prehistoric archaeology. Topics include dinosaurs, cavemen, and fossils.

Related list:
Nature Studies: Documentaries on Wildlife
 
a list of 125 titles
Intimate documentaries that address issues with family, friends, childhood, and other personal matters.

Related list:
Three-Sided Stories: Documentaries on Court Cases
People are Strange: Beyond the Average Human Interest Stories
 
a list of 35 titles
Films about a group of strangers trapped (or compelled to remain) within a closed environment. The full details behind why they are there are often unclear to them, and major trust issues usually surface among the individuals.
 
a list of 42 titles
Movies that borrow the premise of Die Hard and transfer it to a different locale. List order is chronological.

Related lists:
Job History: Capers and Heist Films
Views to a Kill: Professional Assassins, Hitmen and Contract Killers
 
a list of 68 titles
Crime movies in which the heist is a chief plot point of the film.
Elaborately planned bank break-ins are included, but daytime bank hold-ups are not.

Related lists:
Pros at Cons: The World of Schemers, Scammers and Other Flim-Flammers
Views to a Kill: Professional Assassins, Hitmen and Contract Killers
Welcome to the Party, Pal: The Die Hard Scenario
 
a list of 69 titles
Human interest documentaries that look at eccentrics, oddballs, outsiders, and other curious characters.

Related lists:
Eyes on the Prize: Documentaries About Competition
Mondo Aficionado: Documentaries on Fandom
 
a list of 39 titles
George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg tipped their fedoras to the pulpy adventure stories of their youth with the introduction of globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones in 1981. The runaway success of Raiders of the Lost Ark prompted inevitable sequels, as well as a number of like-minded efforts featuring assorted relic hunters and tomb raiders.
 
a list of 84 titles
An exploitation sub-genre that erupted in the late sixties and continues to this day. While female prison pictures have been around since the 1930s, earlier efforts were usually cautionary melodramas that bore little resemblance to the blatantly sexualized fare of the seventies.

Related lists:
Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinema
Hicksploitation: Rednecks, White Lightning, and Bluegrass
Nazisploitation: Sex and the Swastika
Mondo Films: The Forbidden World of the Shockumentary
 
a list of 55 titles
Horror movies involving the appearance of mythical creatures in a modern setting. Traditional dragons, werewolves, vampires, and demons are not included as there are countless lists dedicated to them.

Related list:
Zoological Horror: When Animals Attack
 
a list of 57 titles
A regional branch of exploitation cinema populated with hillbilly and good-ol'-boy stereotypes. Emerging in the mid-1960s as low-budget drive-in fare, this southern-fried sub-genre went mainstream in the '70s thanks to a string of successful Burt Reynolds pictures.

Related lists:
Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinema
Jailed Birds: Women in Prison Films
Mondo Films: The Forbidden World of the Shockumentary
 
a list of 28 titles
A sordid sub-sub-genre in the world of exploitation that adds a German Nazi twist to the standard "women in prison" template. These pictures also take some inspiration from Nazi-themed arthouse films such as The Damned (1969) and The Night Porter (1974), but elements like story and character development take a back seat to copious amounts of torture and sexual sadism.

Related lists:
Jailed Birds: Women in Prison Films
Mondo Films: The Forbidden World of the Shockumentary
 
a list of 65 titles
Exploitative quasi-documentaries that aimed to shock credulous audiences with footage of taboo subjects. Sensationalized topics included death, violence, animal cruelty, sexuality (usually perversity and fetishism), drugs, and bizarre customs of "exotic" cultures.

Related lists:
Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinema
Hicksploitation: Rednecks, White Lightning, and Bluegrass
Nazisploitation: Sex and the Swastika
 
a list of 62 titles
Television shows in which each episode was a different short story, typically from the horror, supernatural, or suspense genre.

Related list:
Fragments of Fear: Horror Anthology Films
 
a list of 51 titles
Movies and episodes of television shows that involve female-dominated societies. This includes matriarchies, tribes of Amazon women, and galactic sisterhoods.

Related list:
Woman's Work: Feminist Documentaries
 
a list of 60 titles
Martial arts films that capitalized on the death of Bruce Lee.

Related list:
Shadow of the Bottom Shelf: Ninja Flicks in the 1980s
Blaxploitation: Seventies Soul Cinema
 
a list of 80 titles
The frequently ridiculous sub-genre of martial arts cinema involving black-clad mercenaries (although in some efforts, the ninja will wear white, red, yellow, blue, gold, or even pink!).

Related list:
Bruceploitation: Milking the Dragon
 
a list of 178 titles
Science fiction movies from the nineties (1990-1999), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 1990s
 
a list of 113 titles
Science fiction movies from the seventies (1970-1979), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1960s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 1970s
 
a list of 163 titles
Science fiction movies from the noughties (2000-2009), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 2000s
 
a list of 79 titles
Horror and thriller films involving Satanism, exorcisms, and old-time religion.

Related list: Ghost Stories: Haunted Horror
 
a list of 168 titles
Horror movies comprised of more than one short story, usually connected with a wraparound scenario. These are also known as omnibus films, portmanteau films, or package films.

Related list: Box of Nightmares: Horror Anthology TV Shows
 
a list of 103 titles
Science fiction movies from the sixties (1960-1969), including TV movies as well as stand-alone mini-series. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like a lot of zombie and pandemic films) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 1960s
 
a list of 17 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the fifties (1950-1959). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1950s
 
a list of 26 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the sixties (1960-1969). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1960s
 
a list of 54 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the noughties (2000-2009). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 2000s
 
a list of 53 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the nineties (1990-1999). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1990s
 
a list of 39 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the eighties (1980-1989).

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1980s
 
a list of 37 titles
Notable science fiction television shows from the seventies (1970-1979). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1970s
 
a list of 100 titles
Science fiction movies from the fifties (1950-1959), including TV movies. This list uses a fairly strict definition of science fiction, and therefore does not include most films that deal with fantasy, the supernatural, or super heroes. Films that fall more under the umbrella of horror (like many creature features) have also been omitted.

See also: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s
 
a list of 65 titles
Ghosts, demonic spirits, haunted houses, and other paranormal activity.

Related list: Religious Horror
 
a list of 181 titles
Movies either based on real murderers and serial killers or featuring characters inspired by them.
 
a list of 26 titles
Movies about the events leading up to and/or directly after the deployment of nuclear weapons. List order is chronological.
 
a list of 141 titles
Movies that are part of the Italo Western phenomenon.