Non-Movies I Have Seen: Documenteries

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1. The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Documentary

A compilation of scenes from classic MGM comedies from the silent era up to 1948's "A Southern Yankee." Among the films showcased are "The Thin Man," "A Night at the Opera," "Dinner at ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Youngson | Stars: Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, The Marx Brothers, Jean Harlow

Votes: 300

8/06

2. World of Comedy (1962)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Documentary

Hilarious scenes from his silent and sound films as compiled and produced by Harold Lloyd himself.

Director: Harold Lloyd | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Willie Best, Bebe Daniels, Mildred Davis

Votes: 183

saw as "Harold Lloyd's World of Comedy" dvr tcm 6/16

3. Vanishing Wilderness (1974)

G | 93 min | Documentary, Family

Painstakingly filmed over a five-year period, this intimate view of our country's magnificent landscape will take you on the getaway you can only imagine.

Directors: Arthur R. Dubs, Heinz Sielmann | Star: Rex Allen

Votes: 38 | Gross: $17.00M

saw in theater 1974

4. Chariots of the Gods (1970)

G | 92 min | Documentary

Documentary based on the book by Erich Von Daniken concerning the ancient mysteries of the world, such as the pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Heinz-Detlev Bock, Klaus Kindler, Christian Marschall, Aleksandr Kazantsev

Votes: 1,193 | Gross: $25.95M

saw in theater 70; SAW AS "Chariots of the Gods" (IMDb export title "Erinnerungen an die Zukunft")

5. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Directors: Orson Welles, Gary Graver, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach, Elmyr de Hory

Votes: 13,317

8/06

6. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 19,915 | Gross: $1.21M

saw on tv 1988

7. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,292 | Gross: $15.01M

saw in theater 1991

8. It's All True (1993)

G | 87 min | Documentary

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Norman Foster | Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva

Votes: 680

6/95

9. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 31,600 | Gross: $4.59M

saw in theater 2003

10. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 122,600 | Gross: $119.19M

saw in theater 2004

11. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 55,758 | Gross: $1.61M

saw on tv 8/12

12. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 24,842 | Gross: $6.71M

tcm 11/16

13. That's Dancing! (1985)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Musical

The history of dance depicted on film.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly

Votes: 849 | Gross: $4.21M

dvr tcm 2/17

14. The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985)

93 min | Documentary

An endearing tribute to the father of fantasy and science fiction filmmaking - Oscar winner George Pal . Five decades of the visionary film makers groundbreaking works are presented via rare interviews and dynamic movie scenes.

Director: Arnold Leibovit | Stars: Zsoka Pal, Duke Goldstone, Ray Harryhausen, Gene Warren

Votes: 159

tcm 10/17

15. The Secret Land (1948)

Approved | 71 min | Documentary

The 1946-1947 U.S. military expedition to explore and map Antarctica, led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd, is presented from its planning stages through its successful completion.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, Robert Taylor, Van Heflin, James Forrestal

Votes: 250

dvr tcm 11/17

16. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure

Account of Admiral Byrd's 1928 expedition to the South Pole. Academy award winning cinematography.

Stars: Richard E. Byrd, Clair D. Alexander, Bernt Balchen, George H. Black

Votes: 251

dvr tcm 11/17

17. That's Entertainment! III (1994)

G | 113 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

Some of MGM's musical stars review the studio's history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) to Brigadoon (1954), from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in ... See full summary »

Directors: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,291 | Gross: $0.27M

DVR TCM 1 / 17

18. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)

G | 133 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.

Director: Gene Kelly | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,861 | Gross: $6.54M

dvr tcm 1/17

19. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,344 | Gross: $26.89M

DVR TCM 8 / 16

20. The Sultan and the Saint (2016)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, History, War

Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Kronemer | Stars: Zack Beyer, Jeremy Irons, Alexander McPherson, Patrick Boyer

Votes: 115

DVR PBS 1/18

21. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 3,196 | Gross: $0.00M

dvr tcm 4/18

22. Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

Ken Murray shares three decades of personal home movies of dozens of Hollywood stars. Not only does he share his own, but home movies from several celebrity friends, as well.

Directors: Rudy Behlmer, Loring d'Usseau, Ken Murray | Stars: Ken Murray, Eddie Albert, June Allyson, George K. Arthur

Votes: 261

dvr tcm 4/18

23. The Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Story (1951)

60 min | Documentary

After some preliminary remarks, Lionel Barrymore introduces Dore Schary, MGM's vice president in charge of production. Mr. Schary serves as commentator as scenes for several films scheduled... See full summary »

Stars: Dore Schary, Lionel Barrymore, Herbert Anderson, Richard Anderson

Votes: 64

dvr tcm 4/18

24. Some of the Best (1944)

49 min | Documentary

Released as part of the studio's 20th anniversary celebration, the film shows highlights of M-G-M's major productions from 1924 through 1943.

Stars: Lewis Stone, Lionel Barrymore, Renée Adorée, John Barrymore

Votes: 69

dvr tcm 4/18

25. Hollywood on Trial (1976)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

The documentary analyzes a dark period in Hollywood's history due to the Red Scare of the 1940's and 1950's, when actors, writers and directors were persecuted and investigated by the House... See full summary »

Director: David Helpern | Stars: Walter Bernstein, Alvah Bessie, Lester Cole, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 168

DVR TCM 4/18

26. King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis (1970)

185 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Follows Martin Luther King's life and decades long civil rights activism.

Directors: Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee, James Earl Jones

Votes: 326

3/93

27. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 15,118

DVR ESPN didn't record view date

28. Names on the Cup (2017)

101 min | Documentary, Sport

Stories of those who have won hockey's highest honour, the Stanley Cup.

Director: Dale Heslip | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Belfour, Paul Coffey, Yvan Cournoyer

Votes: 28

DVR NBC Sports 6/17

29. Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (2017)

TV-MA | 144 min | Documentary, History

92 Metascore

An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.

Director: John Ridley | Stars: Damian 'Football' Williams, Michael Moulin, Tom Elfmont, Tim Goldman

Votes: 429

DVR ABC 7/17

30. Eric Clapton Planes Trains and Eric (2014)

Unrated | 155 min | Documentary, Music

Eric Clapton is one of the most revered and influential guitarists of all time. From his early days with the Yardbirds, through John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek And ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Maxwell | Star: Eric Clapton

Votes: 24

DVR MTV Live 2016

31. David Bowie: Five Years (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary covering five of the most important years of the influential rock star David Bowie's career.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: David Bowie, Rick Wakeman, John Harris, Ken Scott

Votes: 1,467

DVR Palladium 2016 Saw as: "5 years in the making of an icon"

32. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,626 | Gross: $1.22M

dvr mtv live 6/17 Saw version titled "Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing"

33. Miracles Out of Nowhere (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Miracles Out of Nowhere tells the improbable story of the band KANSAS and the miraculous ride from their gutted school bus, to signing with music mogul Don Kirshner, to touring with QUEEN, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Randazzo | Stars: Phil Ehart, Richard Williams, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh

Votes: 124

DVR Palladium 2016

34. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History

This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 629

Watched first run on PBS 1981

35. Huey Long (1985)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

Ken Burns' portrait of Louisiana governor/U.S. senator Huey Long.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Huey Long, Russell Long, David McCullough, Jennings Randolph

Votes: 391

Watched first run on PBS 1985

36. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, the impact it still has on people and the state of liberty as a personal and political concept in America in 1985.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: David McCullough, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Paul Roebling

Votes: 494

Watched first run on PBS 1985

37. Frank Lloyd Wright (1998)

TV-PG | 146 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A biography of the life and work of the American architect.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Philip Bosco, Julie Harris, Sab Shimono

Votes: 682

Watched first run on PBS 1998

38. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,246

watched first run on PBS 2005

39. Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996)

46 min | Documentary, Biography

An overview of Clark Gable's life and memorable career hosted by Liam Neeson.

Director: Susan F. Walker | Stars: Liam Neeson, Carroll Baker, Melville Shavelson, James Bacon

Votes: 93

DVR TCM 3 / 18

40. Sky Island (2010)

27 min | Documentary, News

The desert wilderness of New Mexico's Jemez Mountains.

Director: John Grabowska | Stars: N. Scott Momaday, Meryl Streep

Votes: 47

dvr pbs 3/1

41. Hollywood My Home Town (1965)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

Ken Murray hosts his own behind-the-scenes home movies of some of Hollywood's greatest stars in candid moments.

Director: William Martin | Stars: Ken Murray, Ben Alexander, Richard Arlen, Mary Astor

Votes: 293

dvr tcm 4/18

42. Funny Side of Life (1963)

121 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Harold Lloyd hosts this showcase of classic moments from his 1920s films.

Director: Harry Kerwin | Star: Harold Lloyd

Votes: 60

tcm 4/18

43. The Jazz Ambassadors (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

The Cold War and Civil Rights collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race. Beginning in 1955, when America asked its greatest jazz artists to travel the world as cultural ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Berkeley | Stars: Darius Brubeck, Bill Crow, Quincy Jones, Leslie Odom Jr.

Votes: 44

PBS 5/4/2018: PBS version was about 56 min run time.

44. GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (2018)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

GI JEWS: Jewish Americans in World War II tells the story of the 550,000 Jewish American men and women who fought in World War II. In their own words, veterans both famous and unknown (from... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Hal Baumgarten, Mel Brooks, Morton D. Brooks, Harry Corre

Votes: 68

dvr pbs 5/18

45. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 1,189

tcm 5/18

46. Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend (1989)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

A retrospective on the life and career of actor Gary Cooper, includes memorial scenes from his best films. Narrated by Clint Eastwood.

Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper, Ernest Hemingway, Sandra Shaw

Votes: 166

tcm 8/18

47. Pearl Harbor: The New Evidence (2016)

46 min | Documentary

Conspiracy theories concerning prior knowledge about what propelled the US into the war started almost at once: Roosevelt and Churchill allegedly knew in advance - both realized that only drastic action could involve the Americans.

Director: Jo MacGregor | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, James 'Ace' Lyons

American Heroes Channel 12/17