Documentaries I've Watched

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1. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli, Richard Bustillo

Votes: 3,347

2. 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: 52,536 | Gross: $1.61M

3. An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006 Video)

Unrated | 239 min | Documentary, Comedy

In this second Q&A with Kevin Smith he now enters the homes of some of his fans in Toronto and London.

Director: J.M. Kenny | Stars: Kevin Smith, Andre H. Arruda, Jason Mewes, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith

Votes: 2,784

4. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.

Director: Michael Paxton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Michael S. Berliner, Harry Binswanger, Sylvia Bokor

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.21M

5. A Very English Genius (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, History

"A Very English Genius" is a documentary telling the story of how Michael Ventris became obsessed with the quest of cracking the earliest known writing system, Linear B, which originated in... See full summary »

Director: Robin Dashwood | Stars: Lynden Edwards, Sam Baron, Jack Davenport, Judy Cowne

Votes: 18

6. 400 Years of the Telescope (2009)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an overview of the telescope's development.

Director: Kris Koenig | Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 107

7. America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)

95 min | Documentary

43 Metascore

A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America.

Director: Aaron Russo | Stars: Aaron Russo, John Turner, Joe Banister, Sherry Peel Jackson

Votes: 2,381 | Gross: $0.09M

8. 2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

28 Metascore

A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Jay Bastian, Joe Biden, Cait Brasel, Gene Burris Jr.

Votes: 9,904 | Gross: $33.45M

9. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 21,750 | Gross: $3.12M

10. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,177 | Gross: $30.58M

11. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 6,226

12. Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

G | 61 min | Documentary, Family

67 Metascore

James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Bill Paxton, Lori Johnston, Lewis Abernathy, John Broadwater

Votes: 4,607 | Gross: $17.04M

13. Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 TV Special)

Not Rated | 69 min | Documentary, Comedy

Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language.

Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Eddie Murphy, James Argiro, Gus Loundermon, Brian O'Neal

Votes: 13,985

14. Hackers Are People Too (2008 Video)

Unrated | 43 min | Documentary, Short

Hackers do laundry. Hackers like movies. Hackers are people and could be your neighbors, your brother, your friends. Presenting a portrait of the hacking community, created by the community... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Schwartau | Stars: Chris Darbro, Scott Davidson, Flea, Grey Frequency

Votes: 307

15. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,045

16. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,673 | Gross: $0.94M

17. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,502

18. Fighting Politics (2009)

93 min | Documentary

The story of cage fighter Matt Lindland.

Director: Emily Vahey | Star: Matt Lindland

Votes: 46

19. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Dallas Schoo

Votes: 11,601 | Gross: $1.61M

20. In Search of Beethoven (2009)

Not Rated | 139 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances.

Director: Phil Grabsky | Stars: Emanuel Ax, Jonathan Biss, Riccardo Chailly, Alban Gerhardt

Votes: 323

21. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,087

22. Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary, Comedy

Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh features over two hours of material that's too rude for TV.

Director: Paul Wheeler | Star: Jimmy Carr

Votes: 790

23. Killing Hitler (2003 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, War

A drama-documentary about Operation Foxley, a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Director: Jeremy Lovering | Stars: Peter McDonald, Kate Ashfield, Kenneth Cranham, Keith Allen

Votes: 190

24. Jedi Junkies (2010)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary

A film about the world's most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber wielding martial arts academies to a filmmaker who built the world's only life-size Millennium Falcon, from a Monster... See full summary »

Director: Mark Edlitz | Stars: Jay Shrivastava, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch

Votes: 443

25. On the Ropes (1999)

94 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

80 Metascore

The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring.

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Sam Doumit, Martin Goldman, Harry Keitt, Randy Little

Votes: 354 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,458 | Gross: $5.73M

27. Second Skin (2008)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games.

Director: Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza | Stars: Dan Bustard, Ashley Esqueda, Andrew Monkelban, Nick Yee

Votes: 715

28. Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008)

76 min | Documentary

A probe into the urban myth of the snuff film: one of the most controversial, elusive and vile forms of video.

Director: Paul von Stoetzel | Stars: Larry C. Brubaker, Todd Cobery, Linda Flanders, Michelle Lekas

Votes: 1,040

29. Single: A Documentary Film (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Romance

100 million adults in America are single and for the first time ever, the majority of US households are now headed by an unmarried person. "Single" - a documentary film, explores the growth... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Atkinson, Jane Scandurra | Stars: Stephanie Coontz, Katina Corrao, Elza, Laura Mannino

Votes: 22

31. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 19,877 | Gross: $1.33M

32. Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (2010 Video)

86 min | Documentary, Comedy

The fourth part in Ricky's themed live stand-up shows.

Director: Ricky Gervais | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,500

33. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 93,698 | Gross: $11.53M

34. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Director: Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,514 | Gross: $6.38M

35. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,003

36. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,866 | Gross: $0.68M

37. 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: 26,483 | Gross: $0.30M

38. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,749 | Gross: $1.68M

39. Zoo (2007)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

Director: Robinson Devor | Stars: Coyote, Jenny Edwards, John Edwards, John Paulsen

Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.07M

40. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,666 | Gross: $10.94M

41. Women from Georgia (2009)

54 min | Documentary

"Women" is a documentary about women who come to America to work illegally and send money back to Georgia to support their families. "Women" explores the lives of Georgian women in New York... See full summary »

Director: Levan Koguashvili

Votes: 70

42. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

156 min | Documentary, Drama

45 Metascore

Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $0.14M

43. Something Ventured (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Bill Bowes, Herbert Boyer, Po Bronson, Nolan Bushnell

Votes: 612

44. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

The life and career of the comic book writer and editor.

Directors: Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess | Stars: Avi Arad, Sean Astin, Dick Ayers, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 762

45. Osama Bin Laden: The Finish (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The riveting inside story of the biggest manhunt in history, the search for Osama Bin Laden, including a startling new revelation on the origin of the plans for 9/11.

Star: Aki Peritz

Votes: 18



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