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R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 19,864 | Gross: $1.32M
3. Gimme Shelter (1970)
GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller
When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway, the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment was immortalized on this film.
Votes: 11,238 | Gross: $0.25M
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary
6. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as a U.S. naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Viet Cong, recreating many events for the camera.
7. The Magnificent Rebel (1973)
Not Rated | 12 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary short featuring behind the scenes footage of the 1973 film Papillon. The film stars Steve McQueen and is based on the life story of Henri Charriere, both whom can be seen on set in The Magnificent Rebel.
8. Italianamerican (1974)
Not Rated | 49 min | Documentary
Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily. These are two people who have lived together for a long time and know each other very well.
9. Feast of Friends (1969)
Unrated | 38 min | Documentary, Short, Music
A documentary about the Doors, made by the Doors. It is filmed by two UCLA mates of Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrisson. It shows the atmosphere between the members and a live version of The End.
10. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary