Documentaries I've Watchedby d_schaumann | created - 03 Nov 2013 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
I only ever really watch documentaries or films based on the truth. This is a list of all documentaries and factual TV specials that I can remember watching, ordered from most recent I've watched to the oldest.
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TV-PG | 72 min | Documentary, History
The story of Ted Slauson, a contestant who gamed the rules of The Price Is Right (1972) through extensive analysis and became a sensation on the game show.
2. Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic (2021)
89 min | Documentary
This special sees Louis travel to America to investigate the story of a man who has become one of the most controversial and captivating icons of recent times: the gun-toting, self-described 'gay hillbilly' and 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic.
3. Autonomy (2019)
80 min | Documentary
Brief history of the development of self-driving cars along with an even-handed look at the pros and cons of giving up human control of something that has been a significant part of ... See full summary »
4. Happy Birthday Mr Bean (2021 TV Movie)
47 min | Documentary
A documentary looking back at the thirty years since comedy legend Mr Bean landed on our screens. With classic clips and interviews from key creators, including Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis.
6. Dave Not Coming Back (2020)
TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Two friends, Don and Dave were diving in the cave of Boesmansgat: 283 meters. Right before surfacing up, Dave - who'd just broken a world record - finds a body. They decide to dive back and retrieve it.
7. Some Kind of Heaven (2020)
81 min | Documentary
Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America's largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find solace and meaning.
8. The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary
In 1986, astronomer turned computer scientist Clifford Stoll had just started working on a computer system at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory when he noticed a 75-cent discrepancy between ... See full summary »
10. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.
13. Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds (2020)
TV-PG | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary from Werner Herzog about meteors and comets and their influence on ancient religions and other cultural and physical impacts they've had on Earth.
18. Chasing Einstein (2019)
82 min | Documentary
Nobody has managed to topple Einstein's theory of relativity, even though it leads to the shocking conclusion that most of the universe must be made of a mysterious form of invisible matter... See full summary »
19. Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages (2019)
130 min | Comedy
Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand-up tour. This whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled with outrageous tales and blistering observations of everyday absurdities.
Star: Billy Connolly
20. Human Nature (I) (2019)
95 min | Documentary
A breakthrough called CRISPR opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. A provocative exploration of its far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it.
21. Ask Dr. Ruth (2019)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography
Charting the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist.
Votes: 1,024 | Gross: $0.30M
22. Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019)
87 min | Documentary
Jack Sim, aka "Mr. Toilet," is a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he's dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about.
23. Maison du Bonheur (2017)
Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary
The day-to-day life of a Parisian astrologer, who has been residing in the same Montmartre apartment for over 50 years.
24. 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: 4,625 | Gross: $0.20M
27. Into the Okavango (2018)
88 min | Documentary
A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition across three ... See full summary »
31. Leaving Neverland (2019)
TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary, Crime
At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.
32. Apollo 11 (I) (2019)
G | 93 min | Documentary, History
Votes: 25,277 | Gross: $9.04M
34. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes (2018)
123 min | Documentary
A profile of giraffe researcher Anne Dagg who, in 1956, became one of the first people to ever observe and report on animal behaviour.
35. The Raft (2018)
97 min | Documentary
In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human ... See full summary »
Votes: 916 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Pedal the World (2015)
80 min | Documentary
Young millennial German fueled by wanderlust and a lack of real world responsibilities travels the globe by bike, peddling across 22 countries and over 20,000 kms to find meaning in life. ... See full summary »
37. Dark Tourist (2018)
TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary
From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, New Zealand filmmaker and journalist David Farrier ('Tickled') visits unusual -- and often macabre -- tourism spots around the world.
38. The Surrounding Game (2018)
97 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »
39. Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018)
R | 128 min | Documentary
Votes: 19,480 | Gross: $6.35M
40. Karl Meltzer: Made to Be Broken (2017)
42 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
Ultra-runner Karl Meltzer has long dreamed of setting the speed record for crossing America's Appalachian Trail. Now he sets out for his third and final attempt to run the 3,523 km (2,188 miles) in less than 46 days, 8 hours, 6 min.
41. Meeting Gorbachev (2018)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union in chronological order.
Votes: 2,274 | Gross: $0.25M
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
A documentary about vitamins: the history of their discovery, the dietary supplement industry, and the dangers of both deficiencies and excessive intake.