Documentaries You Need to Seeby eraserdead | created - 20 Feb 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. Five Broken Cameras (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War
A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.
Votes: 5,402 | Gross: $0.11M
2. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »
3. 9/11: The Falling Man (2006 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary
The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ... See full summary »
4. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)
PG | 95 min | Documentary
A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.
Votes: 5,342 | Gross: $0.70M
5. 97% Owned (2012)
130 min | Documentary
97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the ... See full summary »
6. 102 Minutes That Changed America (2008 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.
7. 1991: The Year Punk Broke (1992)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, History, Music
David Markey's documentary of life on the road with Sonic Youth and Nirvana during their tour of Europe in late 1991. Also featuring live performances by Dinosaur Jr, Babes In Toyland, The ... See full summary »
76 min | Documentary, History, Mystery | Post-production
A coast-to-coast look at conspiracy theories and the people who foster them, a quest for the truth behind them, and a conclusion that may be even more relevant today.
9. 2001: The Making of a Myth (2001 TV Short)
43 min | Documentary, Short
The geniality of the mythical Kubrick's masterpiece "2001: A Space Odyssey" is explored and debated here by scholars, author Arthur C. Clarke and some members of the cast and crew who were ... See full summary »
10. Act of God (1980 TV Short)
25 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary film by Peter Greenaway made for Thames Television, in which people who have survived being struck by lightning relate their experiences against a typically Greenaway backdrop ... See full summary »
Director: Peter Greenaway
11. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 29,934 | Gross: $0.49M
14. Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the New World Order (2012 Video)
Not Rated | 152 min | Documentary
Is there a connection between UFO's, alien abductions, channeling spirits, demonic possessions, the new age movement, secret societies, and satanism? In Age of Deceit: Fallen Angels and the... See full summary »
16. Alan Clarke: His Own Man (2000 TV Movie)
26 min | Documentary
British film-maker Alan Clarke was championed by the likes of Gary Oldman, Tim Roth and Ray Winstone - Stephen Frears even called him the best. And yet Clarke only ever made 3 feature films... See full summary »
17. The Alchemical Dream: Rebirth of the Great Work (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
In the mid-1990's Terence McKenna and Mystic Fire's Sheldon Rocklin teamed up to make this rich and exciting film. Little did they know that this would be their last film. Originally titled... See full summary »
18. American Boy: A Profile of - Steven Prince (1978)
55 min | Documentary
19. The American Dreamer (1971)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
20. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members ... See full summary »
23. 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: 15,140 | Gross: $1.16M
24. 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: 2,060 | Gross: $0.29M
25. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.
Votes: 4,519 | Gross: $0.09M
27. The Animator of Prague (1990 TV Movie)
26 min | Documentary
The life of Jan Svankmajer, a Czech surrealist animator, filmmaker and artist whose work inspired other influential filmmakers like Terry Gilliam. Working under Communist regime was a blessing and a curse for a creative young artist.
30. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.
Votes: 14,639 | Gross: $0.67M
32. The Aristocrats (2005)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy
One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.
Votes: 15,526 | Gross: $6.38M
34. Back to Room 666 (2008)
15 min | Documentary, Short
What is the future of cinema? In 1982, in Cannes, Wim Wenders invited many movie makers to answer this question. 26 years later, the question remains, but Wenders is now on the other side of the camera.
35. B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.
38. A Band Called Death (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Votes: 3,198 | Gross: $0.13M
R | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.
Votes: 3,170 | Gross: $1.20M
40. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Votes: 1,239 | Gross: $0.06M
43. Beyond the Mat (1999)
R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.
Votes: 7,372 | Gross: $2.05M
45. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.
Votes: 8,337 | Gross: $11.69M
46. Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Music
"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records, the jazz label that was home to such greats as Miles ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 151 min | Action, Biography, Sport
At his apex, Stone Cold Steve Austin was a pop culture phenomenon, the biggest superstar in the history of sports entertainment. Despite battling the rejection of being fired and a ... See full summary »
49. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama