Favorite Documentaries (allisoncm)by allisonalmodovar | created - 01 May 2015 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime
5. Salut les Cubains (1964)
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.
9. Inferno (2009)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Votes: 1,437 | Gross: $0.02M
Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
225 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.
15. L'acadie, l'Acadie (1971)
117 min | Documentary
Long métrage documentaire tourné dans les coulisses de l'action à l'Université de Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick), théâtre du réveil acadien de la fin des années 1960. Dans une province où 40 ... See full summary »
16. Making a Murderer (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime
Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
17. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.
Votes: 9,936 | Gross: $0.25M
18. Falkenau, the Impossible (1988)
52 min | Documentary
Documentary stems from 1945, when infantryman Sam Fuller, member of the U.S. Army's "Big Red One," helped liberate the Nazis' Falkenau death camp. Fuller shot footage of his commanding ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
23. The Gleaners & I (2000)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
Varda films and interviews gleaners in France in all forms, from those picking fields after the harvest to those scouring the dumpsters of Paris.
Votes: 5,232 | Gross: $0.15M
24. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Votes: 12,191 | Gross: $1.51M
28. From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995)
97 min | Documentary, Biography
Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema,... See full summary »
29. Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Prepare for an eclectic journey through The Old, Weird America. Rani Singh's new documentary film tracks the history of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music from its initial ... See full summary »
33. The Five Obstructions (2003)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Lars Von Trier challenges Jørgen Leth, the filmmaker behind The Perfect Human (1967), to remake his classic short under circumstances of increasing constraint.
Votes: 7,664 | Gross: $0.09M
35. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 19,359 | Gross: $0.65M
36. Days of Waiting (1991)
28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
The story of Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians interned with Japanese Americans during World War II. The wife of a Japanese American, Ishigo refused to be separated from her husband... See full summary »
37. Ornette: Made in America (1985)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette's evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes... See full summary »
38. Meeting Woody Allen (1986)
26 min | Documentary, Short
Revolutionary French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard conducts a twenty-five minute interview with influential and acclaimed American director Woody Allen on the cultural radiation, the ... See full summary »
39. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about the moviestar's last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox's "... See full summary »
41. Sound Test for Blackmail (1929)
1 min | Short, Documentary
Alfred Hitchcock makes an experiment in this short film where he uses the sound device for the first time in a motion picture of his own. This is a sound test where the master of suspense ... See full summary »
52 min | Documentary
Letter to Jane (1972) is a postscript film to Tout va bien directed by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin and made under the auspices of the Dziga Vertov Group. Narrated in a ... See full summary »
43. Little Lady Fauntleroy (2004 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary
Keith Allen spends some quality time with former child prodigy James Harries and his family. At first sight, they may seem to be a houseful of geniuses, but although every single member has... See full summary »
44. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)
Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Music
Jimi Hendrix's landmark concert in Monterey County Fairgrounds in California in which he plays signature songs like "Purple Haze," "Foxy Lady," and "Wild Thing."
220 min | Documentary
Director: Louis Hock
157 min | Documentary, History
A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.
49. A Brief History of Time (1991)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography