All 151 Oscar-Qualifying Documentaries for 2013by dan_dassow | created - 19 Oct 2013 | updated - 20 Oct 2013 | Public
According to the wrap, 151 documentaries are eligible for the Academy Award. See also this.
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1. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 30,682 | Gross: $0.49M
2. After Tiller (2013)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left in the country who provide third-trimester abortions for women. AFTER TILLER moves... See full summary »
Votes: 970 | Gross: $0.07M
3. A.K.A. Doc Pomus (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Doc Pomus was the most unlikely of rock & roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself first as a blues singer, renaming himself Doc Pomus, ... See full summary »
4. American Made Movie (2013)
G | 82 min | Documentary, Drama, History
American Made Movie looks back on the glory days of U.S. manufacturing when there was a more balanced relationship between the goods produced and consumed, and illustrates how technology ... See full summary »
6. Couleur de peau: Miel (2012)
Not Rated | 70 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5.
Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.00M
8. At Berkeley (2013)
244 min | Documentary
The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.01M
9. Traviata et nous (2012)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Musical
Natalie Dessay prepares to take on the role of Violetta in this documentary about the staging of Verdi's masterwork at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France.
Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.01M
10. Best Kept Secret (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama
JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism ... See full summary »
11. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)
R | 101 min | Documentary, Biography
The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.
Votes: 1,238 | Gross: $0.10M
13. Big Men (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
The film's central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy. Between 2007 and 2011, with unprecedented, independent access, Big Men's ... See full summary »
Director: Rachel Boynton
Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.04M
14. These Birds Walk (2013)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama, News
A poor runaway boy and a reluctant ambulance driver in Karachi. Their two lives come together through a dying humanitarian upon whom so much of their daily lives depend.
Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.01M
16. Blood Brother (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Documentarian visits best friend in India to see the mutual unconditional love that keeps his buddy bonded to a village hostel housing AIDS-afflicted children.
Votes: 1,534 | Gross: $0.12M
18. Bridegroom (2013)
R | 80 min | Documentary
Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral.
20. Call Me Kuchu (2012)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »
Votes: 724 | Gross: $0.01M
21. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,348 | Gross: $0.01M
22. CinemAbility (2012)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary
This documentary examines the ever-changing portrayals of disability story lines in film, TV and the web to see if the media has had a hand in transforming the societal inclusion of people with disabilities.
23. Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013)
Unrated | 120 min | Documentary
Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is an unprecedented look at the bond between two of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.Utter opposites... nothing in common. The cowboy and the ... See full summary »
24. The Crash Reel (2013)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »
25. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography
This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.
Votes: 4,292 | Gross: $0.20M
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) -- and a performer who regularly ... See full summary »
Votes: 877 | Gross: $0.15M
27. Dirty Wars (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Votes: 8,635 | Gross: $0.38M
28. Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2012)
R | 105 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.
29. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Votes: 2,565 | Gross: $0.01M
31. Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie (2012)
R | 90 min | Documentary
Before entire networks were built on populist personalities; before reality morphed into a TV genre; the masses fixated on a single, sociopathic star: controversial talk-show host Morton Downey, Jr.
Votes: 874 | Gross: $0.02M
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. This 98-minute film combines ... See full summary »
Votes: 294 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Fire in the Blood (2013)
87 min | Documentary, History
An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice", FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the... See full summary »
Votes: 543 | Gross: $0.03M
34. First Comes Love (2013)
105 min | Documentary
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage. For filmmaker Nina Davenport, that old playground song didn't go as planned. Single at age 41, she decides to ... See full summary »
35. First Cousin Once Removed (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
Acclaimed filmmaker Alan Berliner chronicles the deeply personal story of his mother's first cousin--well-known poet/translator/professor Edwin Honig--on his journey into the depths of ... See full summary »
36. For No Good Reason (2012)
R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.
Votes: 1,308 | Gross: $0.07M
37. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.
38. Free China: The Courage to Believe (2011)
61 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction... The award winning "Free China: The Courage To Believe" tells... See full summary »
39. Free the Mind (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure
In 1992 Professor Richard Davidson, one of the world's leading neuroscientists, met the Dalai Lama, who encouraged him to apply the same rigorous methods he used to study depression and ... See full summary »
Votes: 315 | Gross: $0.16M
40. The Gardener (2012)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama
The Gardener is a surreal film made using documentary-style techniques via the cameras of father and son (the Makhmalbafs) who go to Israel to learn about a religion (Baha'i faith) that ... See full summary »
41. Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird is an insightful profile of the legendary cartoonist. For over fifty years, Gahan Wilson has been known for his ghoulish, twisted visions that combine ... See full summary »
42. Gasland Part II (2013)
Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary
A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating ... See full summary »
43. Generation Iron (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.
Votes: 7,032 | Gross: $0.85M
44. The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)
93 min | Documentary
A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.
Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.02M
46. The Girls in the Band (2011)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.
47. Glickman (2013 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary
Glickman is an illuminating portrait of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career in sports, setting the gold standard for athletes and sports broadcasters past, present and future.
48. GMO OMG (2013)
90 min | Documentary