Documentary wish list

by RBanevicius | created - 5 months ago | updated - 5 months ago | Public

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1. One of Us (IV) (2017)

95 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Etty, Chani Getter, Ari Hershkowitz, Luzer Twersky

Votes: 2,211

2. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

89 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 28,891 | Gross: $0.49M

3. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

94 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Hilton Als, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cheney, Jim Didion

Votes: 800

4. I'll Push You (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

It all started with three little words. I'll Push You is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between of two best friends - Justin Skeesuck and Patrick ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Karcher, Terry Parish | Stars: Patrick Gray, Justin Skeesuck, Ted Hardy, Michael Turner

Votes: 29

5. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,964

6. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 14,094

7. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Bengu, Deniz, Duman, Gamsiz

Votes: 8,503 | Gross: $2.83M

8. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Hamoud Almousa, Hussam, Mohamad Almusari, Hassan

Votes: 2,076 | Gross: $0.13M

9. Icarus (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 121 min | Documentary, Sport, Thriller

68 Metascore

When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Fogel | Stars: Thomas Bach, Lauren Carter, Sebastian Coe, Bryan Fogel

Votes: 19,991

10. Human Flow (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Human Flow is director and artist Ai Weiwei's detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis.

Director: Ai Weiwei | Stars: Israa Abboud, Hiba Abed, Rami Abu Sondos, Fadi Abou Akleh

Votes: 1,218 | Gross: $0.53M

11. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 20,373

12. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 9,245

13. Spielberg (2017 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 147 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

Director: Susan Lacy | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Richard Dreyfuss, Bill Butler

Votes: 3,590

14. 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

An unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960), the "man behind the curtain", and the screen murder that profoundly changed the course of world cinema.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Elizabeth Allan, Judith Anderson, Desi Arnaz, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 1,343 | Gross: $0.04M

15. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 16,582

16. Long Shot (2017 TV Short)

TV-14 | 39 min | Documentary, Short

When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Director: Jacob LaMendola | Stars: Tasha Boggs, Juan Catalan, Melissa Catalan, Miguel Catalan

Votes: 2,112

17. Heal (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.

Director: Kelly Noonan | Stars: Deepak Chopra, Peter Crone, Michael Beckwith, Joseph Dispenza

Votes: 127 | Gross: $0.08M

18. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 39,956 | Gross: $0.89M

19. Dealt (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.

Director: Luke Korem | Stars: Richard Turner, Johnny Thompson, Max Maven, Armando Lucero

Votes: 447 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Avicii: True Stories (2017)

97 min | Documentary

Focuses on the incredible rise, fall and rebirth of one of the worlds most successful electronic music artists of all time, Avicii.

Director: Levan Tsikurishvili | Stars: Avicii, Michael Einziger, David Guetta, Wyclef Jean

Votes: 1,492

21. Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

68 Metascore

An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi

Votes: 2,689

22. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Willie Best

Votes: 11,378 | Gross: $7.12M

23. Unrest (I) (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Drama, History

80 Metascore

When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.

Director: Jennifer Brea | Stars: Jennifer Brea, Omar Wasow, Jessica l e Taylor, Samuel Bearman

Votes: 1,762 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Mully (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2000 Kenyan children.

Director: Scott Haze | Stars: Charles Mully, Esther Mully, Isaac Mulli, Ndondo Mulli

Votes: 142

25. Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

The true story of how love, fear, culture and belief lead a loving family to tragically kill one of their own during a four day exorcism ceremony.

Director: David Stubbs | Star: Kura Forrester

Votes: 252

26. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 13,441 | Gross: $0.81M

27. The Last Waltz (1978)

PG | 117 min | Documentary, Music

88 Metascore

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robbie Robertson, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Van Morrison

Votes: 13,911 | Gross: $0.32M

28. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

95 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen, Jeannine Carpentier

Votes: 4,003 | Gross: $0.95M

29. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $0.10M

30. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 1,122 | Gross: $1.72M

31. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 45,505 | Gross: $2.80M