Documentary moviesby meljendy | created - 15 Feb 2015 | updated - 29 Feb 2016 | Public
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1. We Were Here (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.
2. Chasing Ice (2012)
PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Votes: 7,738 | Gross: $1.33M
4. American Pharaoh (2014 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary
Follows Bradley - only the third American coach to manage a foreign team - his wife, Lindsay, his staff and his players. In gaining access to the training camps and providing in-depth ... See full summary »
Director: Hossam Abdoul-Magd
5. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Votes: 49,389 | Gross: $2.96M
6. Project Nim (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
Votes: 7,931 | Gross: $0.41M
9. The Salt of the Earth (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
Votes: 17,282 | Gross: $1.34M
10. The Act of Killing (2012)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.
Votes: 31,138 | Gross: $0.49M
11. Night Will Fall (2014)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War
Researchers discover film footage from World War II that turns out to be a lost documentary shot by Alfred Hitchcock and Sidney Bernstein in 1945 about German concentration camps.
12. Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,501 | Gross: $0.47M
13. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
PG | 81 min | Documentary
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.
Votes: 30,823 | Gross: $2.55M
14. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
16. The Square (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Votes: 8,001 | Gross: $0.12M
17. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.
Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $0.70M
18. Let the Fire Burn (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.
Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.06M
19. Dirty Wars (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Votes: 8,704 | Gross: $0.38M
20. How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Votes: 3,500 | Gross: $0.13M
23. The Human Scale (2012)
83 min | Documentary, News
Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, ... See full summary »
24. Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe (2004)
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary
REGULAR OR SUPER is a fascinating and informative introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), one of the 20th century's most influential architects, and a thought-provoking ... See full summary »
25. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
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 »
Votes: 58,753 | Gross: $3.29M
26. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Happy takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy.
27. The End (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
One of the most powerfully intimate films ever made about the final stages of life, 'The End' is a profound and moving chronicle of five hospice patients whose stories are in turns honest, humorous, and heart-breaking.
28. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 71,642 | Gross: $24.54M
29. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 39,643 | Gross: $14.36M
30. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,837 | Gross: $38.05M
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography
The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.
Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.01M
32. Kochuu (2003 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History
KOCHUU is a visually stunning film about modern Japanese architecture, its roots in the Japanese tradition, and its impact on the Nordic building tradition. Winding its way through visions ... See full summary »
36. The Men Who Built America (2012)
TV-14 | 295 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Miniseries shines a spotlight on the influential builders, dreamers and believers whose feats transformed the United States, a nation decaying from the inside after the Civil War, into the ... See full summary »
37. Something Ventured (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around. Behind some of the world's most revolutionary companies are a handful of men who (through... See full summary »
39. The Corporation (2003)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 19,609 | Gross: $1.88M
40. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)
PG | 85 min | Documentary
Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.
Votes: 1,803 | Gross: $0.82M
43. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 6,699 | Gross: $0.05M
44. Maxed Out (2006)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,116 | Gross: $0.06M
45. The Shock Doctrine (2009)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
47. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 55,392 | Gross: $1.61M
48. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Music
Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »
49. Undefeated (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Documentary, Sport