Top 75 Documentariesby Jos-5 | created - 2 weeks ago | updated - 1 day ago | Public
Documentaries rated 10, 9 & 8 by me
I have excluded all "making of"-documentaries
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1. Leve blant løver (1998)
83 min | Documentary
Documentary about three boys with cancer and their joys and sorrows, from operations, hospitals and funerals.
Director: Sigve Endresen
2. Looking for Richard (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Documentary, Drama
Al Pacino's deeply-felt rumination on Shakespeare's significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of "Richard III."
Votes: 7,541 | Gross: $1.36M
3. When We Were Kings (1996)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
Votes: 13,634 | Gross: $2.67M
4. 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.
6. Kroppen min (2002)
26 min | Documentary, Short
Who creates the image of yourself? Why do we hate our bodies? Margreth Olin uses her own body, without a thread to find out why her self image has been ruined.
9. Isle of Flowers (1989)
13 min | Documentary, Short
The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce ... See full summary »
10. Weiner (2016)
R | 96 min | Documentary
An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.
Votes: 8,831 | Gross: $1.61M
11. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.
Votes: 94,468 | Gross: $11.53M
12. Palme (2012)
103 min | Documentary, Biography
The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.
14. 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: 14,765 | Gross: $0.67M
15. Symbolic Threats (2015)
15 min | Documentary, Short
Poetry or threat? Inspired by the heated debate over the two "White American Flags" that suddenly appeared on the towers of New York City's iconic Brooklyn Bridge, the film asks what kind of societal scope art has in the present day.
17. Heftig og begeistret (2001)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Music
Much as Buena Vista Social Club revealed a rich and unexplored world of music and culture, Cool and Crazy introduces us to a group of men who find purpose, companionship and even fame, as members of a male choir in Berlevåg.
Votes: 711 | Gross: $0.00M
19. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary
A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.
Votes: 2,626 | Gross: $0.03M
21. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.
Votes: 14,144 | Gross: $0.64M
22. Best of Enemies (2015)
R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News
Votes: 5,266 | Gross: $0.89M
25. Nema-ye Nazdik (1990)
Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Votes: 11,986 | Gross: $0.00M
26. Life, Animated (2016)
PG | 92 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.
Votes: 4,906 | Gross: $0.24M
27. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 76,510 | Gross: $23.81M
28. Kurt & Courtney (1998)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music
Votes: 6,423 | Gross: $0.44M
31. Dei mjuke hendene (1998)
92 min | Documentary
A lot happens in a nursing home. Soft, close, maybe absent hands. Closed, open rooms with single or double beds. Married couples separated in different corridors. A society of it's own, with humor, madness, lust, sorrow, hope, even love.
Director: Margreth Olin
34. Mot nord (2015)
11 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
A skateboardfilm on frozen sand and water.
35. Per Fugelli: Siste resept (2018)
119 min | Documentary
A final meeting with the life affirming Per Fugelli, which wasn't afraid to speak out on behalf of the weak. A man called the wisest man in Norway died in September 2017, but here's his legacy.
37. The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul (2015)
8 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
Adorned in pink sequins, little girls from all over a divided, war-torn Ukraine audition to play the role of a national hero whose tears of joy once united their troubled country, the gold-winning figure skater Oksana Baiul.
38. I Am Nancy (2011)
71 min | Documentary, Horror
In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven's legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted ... See full summary »
39. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 52,716 | Gross: $77.44M
41. Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
42. Stephen Fry: Out There (2013)
60 min | Documentary
Actor Stephen Fry has for two years seeking up some of the most homophobic persons in the world who spend most of their time fighting gays, and challenges their view upon their extreme homophobia.
43. Family (I) (2001)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
The directors, who are also partners, take a journey in pursuit of Sami's father, who abandoned his Danish family when Sami was very young. Before this ambitious film project started, ... See full summary »
44. Gayby Baby (2015)
PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family
GAYBY BABY follows the lives of four kids - Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham - whose parents all happen to be gay. As they each wrestle with personal change, the outside world wrestles with the ... See full summary »
47. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 42,721 | Gross: $8.41M
48. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.
49. Atlantis (I) (1991)
78 min | Documentary, Music