Documentaries (Unseen)

by kevin-peters9 | created - 31 Oct 2013 | updated - 17 Mar 2018 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords








IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,705

2. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,063 | Gross: $5.23M

3. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,517 | Gross: $0.90M

4. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 71,751 | Gross: $24.54M

5. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 122,612 | Gross: $119.19M

6. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,562 | Gross: $1.44M

7. Grass (1999)

R | 80 min | Documentary, History

64 Metascore

The history of the American government's war on marijuana in the 20th century.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Harry J. Anslinger, George Bush, Cab Calloway

Votes: 3,395 | Gross: $0.31M

8. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,857 | Gross: $2.67M

9. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary, History

A reassessment of the tragedy at Waco that left 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead.

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell, Joseph Penno

Votes: 3,002

10. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 15,393

11. 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: 11,869 | Gross: $1.68M

12. 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: 26,779 | Gross: $0.30M

13. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,706 | Gross: $14.36M

14. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,648 | Gross: $23.81M

15. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,896 | Gross: $4.42M

16. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,965 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,713 | Gross: $0.05M

18. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,480 | Gross: $0.10M

19. The End of America (2008)

74 min | Documentary

"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 760

20. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,558 | Gross: $4.31M

21. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher, Reinhold Aman

Votes: 4,149 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,473 | Gross: $0.18M

23. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,915

24. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,487

25. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,381 | Gross: $0.89M

26. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,302 | Gross: $0.56M

27. The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

A behind-the-scenes look at November 22, 1963 from the unique perspective of Lyndon Johnson. On his pivotal first day as President, Lyndon Johnson is put to the test as he contends with the... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Giacchino | Stars: Lyndon B. Johnson, Fidel Castro, Chester V. Clifton, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 77

28. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )

360 min | Documentary, History

The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 480

29. American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

71 Metascore

About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.

Directors: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier | Stars: Musa Abu-Hashhash, Nidal Barham, Noam Chomsky, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 702

30. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Warning (2009)

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary

Frontline offers a detailed look at the roots of the 2008 economic crisis by investigating why government officials refused to regulate emerging derivatives markets that later ruined the financial system.

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Peter Berkrot, Brooksley Born, Nancy Duff Campbell, Adam Davidson

Votes: 91

31. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,097

32. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 6,021 | Gross: $0.24M

33. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (2009)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Add a Plot

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Will Patton, Guy Gane, Jason Roberts, Alexander Fedorchak

Votes: 84

34. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime

The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Joe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Osama bin Laden, Jeff Blackburn

Votes: 1,558

35. American Drug War 2: Cannabis Destiny (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Director Kevin Booth navigates through the cutting edge of Cannabis research while becoming a foster parent to a child court ordered to take powerful mind altering drugs.

Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Donald Abrams, Miguel Avitia, Dustin J. Benichou, Kevin Booth

Votes: 196

36. Overdose (2010)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, News

In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis?

Director: Martin Borgs | Star: Johan Norberg

Votes: 378

37. Globalisation Is Good (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

In 1953, Taiwan and Kenya were equally as poor. 50 years later, Taiwan has become 20 times richer than Kenya. In this 2003 documentary, Swedish author Johan Norberg travels to the two countries and explains how this came to be.

Director: Charlotte Metcalf | Star: Johan Norberg

Votes: 17

38. Money as Debt (2006)

47 min | Documentary, Animation

The monetary systems practiced through modern banking.

Director: Paul Grignon | Star: Bob Bossin

Votes: 388

39. Money as Debt II: Promises Unleashed (2009)

77 min | Documentary, Animation

A documentary that explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the monetary system that holds us hostage to a forever growing DEBT and how we might evolve beyond it into a new era.

Star: Bob Bossin

Votes: 129

40. Money as Debt III: Evolution Beyond Money (2011)

62 min | Documentary, Animation

A documentary that explores why our primitive concept of money as a "single uniform commodity" is the ROOT cause of monetary dysfunction and a major factor in economic and political injustice.

Votes: 27

42. Fiat Empire (2006)

Documentary

A James Jaeger Film featuring RON PAUL, Congressman/Presidential Candidate; G. EDWARD GRIFFIN, Author/Producer; EDWIN VIEIRA, Author/Constitutional Attorney and TED BAEHR, Founder of ... See full synopsis »

Director: James Jaeger | Stars: Ted Baehr, G. Edward Griffin, Ron Paul, Edwin Vieira

Votes: 22

43. Free to Choose (1980– )

Documentary

This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton and Rose Friedman that advocates free market principles. The thrust of the series is... See full summary »

Stars: Milton Friedman, Robert McKenzie, Peter Jay, Thomas Sowell

Votes: 189

44. The Ascent of Money (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.

Director: Adrian Pennick | Stars: Gareth Armstrong, Niall Ferguson, Richard Lintern

Votes: 609

45. 97% Owned (2012)

130 min | Documentary

97% owned present serious research and verifiable evidence on our economic and financial system. This is the first documentary to tackle this issue from a UK-perspective and explains the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oswald | Stars: Maddy Reilly, Ben Dyson, Anne Belsey, Noel Longhurst

Votes: 377

46. The Money Fix (2012)

79 min | Documentary

Money is at the intersection of nearly every aspect of modern life. Most of us take the monetary system for granted, but it has a profound and largely misunderstood influence on our lives. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Rosenblith | Stars: Francis Ayley, Noam Chomsky, Thomas H. Greco, Marjorie Kelly

Votes: 75

47. The Secret of Oz (2009)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History

What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing - and this may only be the beginning. Could it be that solutions to the world's economic ... See full summary »

Director: William T. Still | Stars: Andrew Nance, Brent Robinson, William T. Still

Votes: 223

48. Secret of Oz 2 (2010 Video)

70 min | Documentary, History

The problem with the economy of every nation on earth is debt. Governments don't need to borrow their national money into existence. A national debt puts unelectable bankers in control of ... See full summary »

Directors: William T. Still, Jann Castor, Ken Wortendyke

Votes: 10