Ne Plus Ultra (Documentaries)by Cine_Independiente_MX | created - 9 months ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Favorite Films, Documentaries,
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1. Voyage in Time (1983 TV Movie)
62 min | Documentary
Like the Russian poet of 'Nostalghia', who, accompanied by his Italian guide and translator, traveled through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer, Andrei ... See full summary »
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 17,017 | Gross: $1.32M
Frontline (1983– )
A Class Divided
TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary
An expanded edition of William Peters's classic study of the unique eye-color lesson in prejudice and discrimination taught by Iowa schoolteacher Jane Elliott. This new edition continues ... See full summary »
9. One Day in September (1999)
R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Votes: 5,414 | Gross: $0.16M
10. Manson (1973)
R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »
11. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 9,891 | Gross: $0.25M
12. The Colours of Infinity (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary
Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the ... See full summary »
14. Hoop Dreams (1994)
PG-13 | 170 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Votes: 22,457 | Gross: $7.83M
15. Lessons of Darkness (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.
20. Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped (1995 TV Movie)
Documentary addressing controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan at the end of World War II. Includes interviews with historians and analysis of records left by participants in the decision.
21. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 24,877 | Gross: $6.71M
22. American Movie (1999)
R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
Votes: 15,802 | Gross: $1.16M
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.
26. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 32,252 | Gross: $1.72M
27. And Life Goes On (1992)
95 min | Adventure, Drama
A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.
28. 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 »
29. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.
Votes: 5,259 | Gross: $0.01M
30. Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary crew from the BBC arrives in L.A. intent on interviewing Heidi Fleiss, a year after her arrest for running a brothel but before her trial. Several months elapse before the ... See full summary »
32. Waco: A New Revelation (1999)
Researchers analyze new evidence in the fatal 1993 conflict at Mount Carmel in Waco, TX between the Branch Davidians and the FBI, the ATF, and the Texas National Guard.
33. 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.
Votes: 4,352 | Gross: $26.89M
60 min | Documentary
"Earth First! - The Politics of Radical Environmentalism" documents the rise of the controversial eco-activist group, Earth First!, as told by its founders, its admirers and its opponents, ... See full summary »
38. Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii (1972)
G | 92 min | Documentary, Music
Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »
40. Nirvana Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! (1994 Video)
90 min | Documentary, Music
An intimate look into one of the most influencing bands in music. NIRVANA , as they perform in this collage of performances, interviews , and touring.
41. Charles Manson Superstar (1989 Video)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
For forty years, Charles Manson has survived most of his life in what he calls 'the hallways of the all ways,' the reform schools, jails and prisons that have been his home and tomb. His ... See full summary »