My top documentaries (2019)by tourdesb | created - 1 week ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Votes: 47,487 | Gross: $3.17M
2. Lektionen in Finsternis (1992)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War
This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.
4. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »
5. Salaam Cinema (1995)
75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie about the casting and the ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
7. To Be and to Have (2002)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.
Votes: 7,171 | Gross: $0.78M
9. Les yeux dans les Bleus (1998 TV Movie)
157 min | Documentary, Sport
This documentary follows the French soccer team on their way to victory in the 1998 World Cup in France. Stéphane Meunier spent the whole time filming the players, the coach and some other ... See full summary »
10. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
11. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
PG | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.
Votes: 1,733 | Gross: $0.27M
13. Sweetgrass (2009)
Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western
In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »
Votes: 807 | Gross: $0.21M
14. Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (2000 TV Movie)
65 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was the sole survivor of a plane crash there in 1971. They find the remains of the plane and recreate her journey out of the jungle.
15. Filming 'Othello' (1978)
84 min | Documentary
Essay film shot for TV including Orson Welles reflections on Othello close to the Moviola, a chat with Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and fragments of a conversation with the audience in Boston after a screening of the film.
17. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 53,200 | Gross: $1.61M
23. 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 2,093 | Gross: $0.04M
24. Afghan Star (2009)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.
Votes: 905 | Gross: $0.10M
31. Cuadecuc, vampir (1971)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, Horror
An analysis of the construction mechanism for the magic in dominant narrative cinema though the filming of Count Dracula, a commercial film by Jesús Franco.
32. The Iceman Confesses: Secrets of a Mafia Hitman (2001 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary, Crime
Richard Kuklinski was a devoted husband, a loving father...and a ruthless killer. A decade after HBO last visited him in prison, the convicted murderer, who freely admits having whacked ... See full summary »
33. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - The Voyage Continues (2014 Video)
41 min | Documentary, Short
Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson
34. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Votes: 48,491 | Gross: $2.96M
35. Året gjennom Børfjord (1991)
12 min | Documentary, Short
A portrait of a deserted fisherman's village in Northern Norway called Børfjord - a place with an incredible personality in the middle of a magnificent Arctic nature. The 12 minute short ... See full summary »
Director: Morten Skallerud
36. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime
Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Adventure
A behind the scenes chronicle of how clash of vision, bad creative decisions, lack of interest and really bad weather plagued the disastrous production of the infamous The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996).
43. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 57,910 | Gross: $3.29M
44. Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
Votes: 4,742 | Gross: $0.15M
48. In film nist (2011)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.
Votes: 4,226 | Gross: $0.08M
49. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music