Documentaries on TV and Cinema

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1. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Jim Parsons, Mayim Bialik

Votes: 3,227

2. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,674 | Gross: $0.30M

3. The Five Obstructions (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges Jørgen Leth, the filmmaker behind The Perfect Human (1967), to remake his classic short under circumstances of increasing constraint.

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

Votes: 7,581 | Gross: $0.09M

4. A Grand Night In: The Story of Aardman (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

The history of Aardman Animations Studios, the acclaimed British stop-motion animation studio.

Directors: Richard Mears, Merlin Crossingham | Stars: Julie Walters, David Tennant, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 383

5. City of God: 10 Years Later (2013)

PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary

A film documentary about the fate of the young actors of the award winning film City of God by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. It shows how their lives unfolded after the film's worldwide success.

Directors: Cavi Borges, Luciano Vidigal | Stars: Alice Braga, Darlan Cunha, Renato de Souza, Leandro Firmino

Votes: 854

6. Life Itself (2014)

R | 121 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: 14,051 | Gross: $0.81M

7. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (2014)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The historical account of outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, whose turn of the last century exploits made headlines, led them to be pursued by Pinkerton detectives hired by the railroads, and inspired a hit 1969 film.

Director: John Maggio | Stars: Michael Murphy, Michael Rutter, Ken Verdoia, Gerald Kolpan

Votes: 116

8. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

79 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Jocelyn Pickett

Votes: 3,495 | Gross: $2.93M

9. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,693 | Gross: $0.02M

10. The Truth Is in the Stars (2017)

86 min | Documentary

William Shatner sits down with scientists, innovators and celebrities to discuss how the optimism of "Star Trek" influenced multiple generations.

Director: J. Craig Thompson | Stars: William Shatner, Ben Stiller, Tracy Drain, Emily Lakdawalla

Votes: 345

11. 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: 18,916

12. It's Not Yet Dark (2016)

81 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

It's Not Yet Dark tells the ground breaking story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented young Irish film maker with ALS (MND), as he embarks on directing his first feature film through the use of his eyes and eye gaze technology.

Director: Frankie Fenton | Stars: Simon Fitzmaurice, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Damien Fitzmaurice, Florence Fitzmaurice

Votes: 155 | Gross: $0.00M

13. Monty Python: Almost the Truth - The Lawyer's Cut (2009– )

107 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on the history on British comedy group Monty Python. Features interviews with the five surviving members plus other comedians and artists whose careers they have influenced.

Stars: Eric Idle, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,340

14. Monty Python: Before the Flying Circus (2008 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

The pre-Monty Python years of the six members of the group. Covers their school and university days, their first individual forays into comedy, how the parts slowly came together and Monty Python's eventual formation.

Director: Will Yapp | Stars: Robert Bathurst, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones

Votes: 45



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