My Favourite Documentaries

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1. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 15,141 | Gross: $1.22M

2. End of the Century (2003)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia | Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

Votes: 3,206 | Gross: $0.39M

3. Dirty Sanchez: The Movie (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

Four guys set off on a world tour to enact the seven deadly sins. Based on the MTV Europe series "Dirty Sanchez".

Director: Jim Hickey | Stars: Matthew Pritchard, Lee Dainton, Mike Locke, Dan Joyce

Votes: 4,028

4. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

Votes: 73,561 | Gross: $64.26M

5. Jackass Number Two (2006)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

66 Metascore

Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Bam Margera

Votes: 60,670 | Gross: $72.78M

6. Jackass 3D (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

56 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 51,351 | Gross: $117.22M

7. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,366 | Gross: $0.67M

8. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 56,418 | Gross: $3.29M

9. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

Unrated | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

79 Metascore

As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death, his influence reaches out around the world, more strongly now than ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Joe Strummer, Steve Jones, Mick Jones, Brigitte Bardot

Votes: 3,356 | Gross: $0.25M

10. Jeremy Clarkson: Greatest Raid of All Time (2007 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, War

Jeremy Clarkson tells the story of one of the most daring operations of World War II - the Commando raid on the German occupied dry dock at St. Nazaire in France on 28th March 1942. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearson | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Corran Purdon, Bob Wright, James Dunning

Votes: 431

11. The Victoria Cross: For Valour (2003 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, War

Jeremey Clarkson examines the history of the Victoria Cross, and follows the story of one of the 1,354 men who were awarded it - Major Robert Henry Cain.

Director: Richard Pearson | Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, Peter De La Billiere, Jack Reynolds, George Ashington

Votes: 234

12. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 50,243 | Gross: $2.28M

13. No Distance Left to Run (2010)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

A documentary about the English rock band Blur.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Stars: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree

Votes: 1,106

14. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 6,760

15. Steve-O: Demise and Rise (2009 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

"Demise and Rise" is a brutally honest documentary about Steve-O's decent into madness, and how an intervention saved his life.

Director: Dimitry Elyashkevich | Stars: J.P. Blackmon, Jack Chandler, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Cindy Glover

Votes: 491

16. Bananaz (2008)

92 min | Documentary, Music

A documentary on the cryptic cartoon band, Gorillaz.

Director: Ceri Levy | Stars: Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, De La Soul, Ibrahim Ferrer

Votes: 266

17. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $2.05M

18. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: An Impossible Job (1994)

49 min | Documentary

Follows then, England Manager, Graham Taylor and his disastrous World Cup campaign.

Director: Ken McGill | Stars: Mark Halliley, Graham Taylor, John Barnes, Paul Gascoigne

Votes: 19