DOCUMENTARY [WATCHLIST]

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1. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 822

2. Häxan (1922)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Fantasy, Horror

Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe.

Director: Benjamin Christensen | Stars: Benjamin Christensen, Elisabeth Christensen, Maren Pedersen, Clara Pontoppidan

Votes: 9,798

3. Los dioses de verdad tienen huesos (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

Life in Guinea Bissau is not easy because it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Children with severe health problems have to be evacuated to Europe as their only chance for ... See full summary »

Directors: David Alfaro, Belén Santos

4. Touba (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History

'Touba' reveals a different face of Islam by chronicling Sufi Muslims' annual pilgrimage to the Senegalese city of Touba. With unprecedented access and dynamic 16mm cinematography, this ... See full summary »

Director: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Sahr Ngaujah, M.C. Solaar

Votes: 13

5. Prêt-à-jeter (2010)

75 min | Documentary

This is the story of companies who engineered their products to fail.

Director: Cosima Dannoritzer | Stars: Molly Malcolm, Marcos López Merayo, Lynn Owens, Richard Jones

Votes: 1,879

6. Song from the Forest (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

70 Metascore

25 years ago, Louis Sarno, an American, heard a song on the radio and followed its melody into the Central Africa Jungle and stayed. He than recorded over 1000 hours of original BaAka music... See full summary »

Director: Michael Obert | Stars: Louis Sarno, Samedi Mathurin Bokombe, Jim Jarmusch, Albert Angende

Votes: 205

7. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,193 | Gross: $3.52M

8. La constellation Jodorowsky (1994)

91 min | Documentary, Biography

The quest for the true personality of multi-talented cult artist and psycho-magician Alexandro Jodorowsky

Director: Louis Mouchet | Stars: Fernando Arrabal, Peter Gabriel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Marcel Marceau

Votes: 462

9. 35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (2014)

83 min | Documentary

35 COWS AND A KALASHNIKOV is a film about African pride. Directed by Oswald von Richthofen and produced by Roland Emmerich, two old film school friends. It is not a classical documentary ... See full summary »

Directors: Oswald von Richthofen, Gernot Aschoff | Stars: Bar Jala, Kuwedo, Regole, Tanga

Votes: 58

10. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 7,148 | Gross: $1.66M

11. Beats of the Antonov (2014)

68 min | Documentary, War

The story of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, showing how they deal with civil war. Traditionally music has always been part of daily life in these areas, but now, it has a new role in a society challenge by war.

Director: Hajooj Kuka

Votes: 106

12. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,517

13. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 33,331

14. All This Mayhem (2014)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

All This Mayhem is a searing account of what happens when raw talent and extreme personalities collide. In this unflinching, never-before-seen account of drugs and the dark side of ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Martin | Stars: Tas Pappas, Ben Pappas, Tommy Caudill, Lance Conklin

Votes: 2,909

15. Ce qu'il reste de la folie (2014)

101 min | Documentary, History

Joris Lachaise takes us to Thiaroye, in a suburb near Dakar, to enter the psychiatric hospital accompanied by writer and filmmaker Khady Sylla who has been admitted there several times. She... See full summary »

Director: Joris Lachaise

Votes: 32

16. Machine Gun Preacher Documentary (2014)

TV-14 | 73 min | Documentary

The Machine Gun Preacher Documentary tells the true story of Pennsylvanian (USA) biker Sam Childers. It follows the raw story of a man who overcame a life of drugs and violence to become a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kevin Evans, Zac Simpson | Star: Sam Childers

Votes: 69

17. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Priyanka Boghani

Votes: 1,300

18. Nova (1974– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

Science documentaries about various topics.

Stars: Jay O. Sanders, Craig Sechler, Lance Lewman, Will Lyman

Votes: 1,850

19. Nostalgia de la luz (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A documentary about two different searches conducted in the Chilean Atacama Desert: one by astronomers looking for answers about the history of the cosmos, and one by women looking for the remains of loved ones killed by Pinochet's regime.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

Votes: 4,113

20. De fem benspænd (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967)

Directors: Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier | Stars: Claus Nissen, Majken Algren Nielsen, Daniel Hernandez Rodriguez, Jacqueline Arenal

Votes: 7,426 | Gross: $0.09M

21. Miners Shot Down (2014)

86 min | Documentary, History, News

34 miners were killed in South Africa in 2012. A police cover-up was suspected.

Director: Rehad Desai

Votes: 69

22. Água para Tabatô (2014)

46 min | Documentary

In mid-summer 2011, Paulo Carneiro and set out as assistant director for a film crew working on a project on the west African coast. There he unexpectedly ended up shooting his own film, a ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Carneiro | Stars: Mamadu Baio, António Pedro Figueiredo, João Viana

Votes: 7

23. I Dream of Wires (2014)

102 min | Documentary, History, Music

The history and resurgence of the electronic modular music synthesizer.

Director: Robert Fantinatto | Stars: Patti Schmidt, Joel Chadabe, John Mills-Cockell, Morton Subotnick

Votes: 577

24. A Syrian Love Story (2015)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 611

25. We Like It Like That (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, History, Music

Latin boogaloo is New York City. It is a product of the melting pot, a colorful expression of 1960s Latino soul, straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx and Brooklyn. ... See full summary »

Director: Mathew Ramirez Warren

Votes: 39

26. Sembene! (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

68 Metascore

Meet Ousmane Sembene, the African freedom fighter who used stories as his weapon.

Directors: Samba Gadjigo, Jason Silverman | Stars: Mbissine Thérèse Diop, Ousmane Sembene

Votes: 120 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Mille soleils (2013)

45 min | Documentary

Magaye Niang, once the main actor of acclaimed Senegalese 70s film "Touki Bouki", is an average farmer today. After the screening of his only film Magaye recalls his first love who left the country years ago.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Wasis Diop, Ben D. Beye, Joe Ouakam, Aissatou Niang

Votes: 69

28. Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician, Frank Zappa.

Director: Thorsten Schütte | Stars: Frank Zappa, Steve Allen, Angel, Chuck Ash

Votes: 998 | Gross: $0.35M

29. My Beautiful Broken Brain (2014)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

MY BEAUTIFUL BROKEN BRAIN is 34 year old Lotje Sodderland's personal voyage into the complexity, fragility and wonder of her own brain following a life changing hemorrhagic stroke. ... See full summary »

Directors: Sophie Robinson, Lotje Sodderland | Stars: David Lynch, Sophie Robinson, Hente Sodderland, Jan Sodderland

Votes: 1,663

30. Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll (2014)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary, Music

79 Metascore

Through the eyes, words, and songs of its popular music stars of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, 'Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll' examines and unravels Cambodia's tragic ... See full summary »

Director: John Pirozzi | Stars: Norodom Sirivudh, Norodom Sihanouk, Sisowath Kossamak, Samley Hong

Votes: 256 | Gross: $0.12M

31. The Last Song Before the War (2013)

74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Music

The story of the most remote music festival in the world, Festival Au Desert, and the battle to make it happen.

Director: Kiley Kraskouskas

Votes: 11

32. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 10,153 | Gross: $0.59M

33. Independência (2015)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

Independence begins with memories of the colonial situation in Angola, reveals the first steps in the struggle and covers the main settings where it took place. From 1961 to 1974, the war ... See full summary »

Director: Fradique | Stars: Kalaf Epalanga, Elisângela Rita

Votes: 8

34. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 3,617 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Kung Fu Elliot (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

63 Metascore

The film tells the bizarre story of Elliot 'White Lightning' Scott, who plans on becoming Canada's first kung fu action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight.

Directors: Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau | Star: Elliot Scott

Votes: 315

36. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 15,216 | Gross: $1.16M

37. American Chronicles (1990)

30 min | Documentary

A three-month series of documentaries, hosted by actor Richard Dreyfuss, look at some of the more unusual aspects of American society. Considering that the director is David Lynch, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Michael Horse

Votes: 58

38. The Blues (2003)

Documentary, Music

A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.

Stars: B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Ike Turner, Dick Waterman

Votes: 954



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