Released between 2008-01-01 and 2008-12-31 Documentary (Sorted by US Box Office Ascending)
TV-G | 112 min | Documentary
For the first time ever, our children are growing up less healthy than we are. As the rate of cancer, infertility and other illnesses linked to environmental factors climbs upward each year, we must ask ourselves: why is this happening?
Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.00M
2. America Betrayed (2008)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
One of America's proudest achievements, our national infrastructure, is now its most dangerous embarrassment. Our bridges, dams, levees and highways are crumbling, toppling, being washed away, and putting us all at risk.
Votes: 45 | Gross: $0.00M
3. NoBody's Perfect (2008)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
NOBODY'S PERFECT is a documentary which shows Niko von Glasow's search for eleven people who, like him, were born disabled due to the side effects of the drug thalidomide. These eleven ... See full summary »
Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.00M
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
On February 16, 1989 Larry Bloch and a team of novices achieved something unique in a former Chineese-food warehouse just south of the Holland Tunnel in Manhattan. Not only did this ... See full summary »
Votes: 59 | Gross: $0.00M
5. Chelsea on the Rocks (2008)
R | 89 min | Documentary
Chelsea on the Rocks celebrates the personalities and artistic voices that have emerged from the legendary residence, the Chelsea Hotel, in the heart of New York. Once considered an ... See full summary »
Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.01M
6. Eleven Minutes (2008)
R | 103 min | Documentary
Feature documentary following fashion designer, Jay McCarroll's year-long journey preparing his first independent runway show and selling his clothing line to stores.
Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.01M
7. Fathers of the Sport (2008)
TV-PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport
Tells the story of an American social culture embedded with racism, war, oppression, and poverty where these asphalt warriors escaped and rose above it all with a mutual love and respect.
Votes: 41 | Gross: $0.01M
9. Sex Positive (2008)
R | 75 min | Documentary
Explores the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M sex worker turned AIDS activist in the 1980s, whose incomparable contribution to the invention of safe sex has has never been aptly credited.
Votes: 177 | Gross: $0.01M
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of Hannah Senesh, a Hungarian poet who was captured by the Nazis, while trying to rescue Jews in WWII.
Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.02M
12. Phyllis and Harold (2008)
85 min | Documentary
A journey through a disastrous 59 year old marriage. Drawing on a lifetime of her family's home movies and interviews made over 12 years, filmmaker Cindy Kleine mixes reportage, cinema ... See full summary »
Director: Cindy Kleine
Votes: 87 | Gross: $0.02M
13. Neshoba (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
NESHOBA tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael ... See full summary »
Votes: 86 | Gross: $0.02M
15. A Wink and a Smile (2008)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Ten ordinary women learn the art of the striptease when they dive into the glamorous world of burlesque in this musical documentary of diva proportions.
Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.02M
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Legendary jazz trumpeter, Jack Sheldon, is just 'trying to get good' - not only on his horn, but in his life as well. Wrestling with his demons of drugs, alcohol and unspeakable personal ... See full summary »
Votes: 28 | Gross: $0.02M
18. Medicinal (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
In 1996, the legalization of medical marijuana won by the citizens of California and the DEA has been at war with the clinics ever since. This is costing the tax payers of California ... See full summary »
Votes: 5 | Gross: $0.02M
19. Nursery University (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges.
Votes: 247 | Gross: $0.02M
20. Gotta Dance (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy
Chronicles the first-ever, senior citizen hip-hop dance team for the New Jersey Nets Basketball team, 12 women and man - all dance team newbies, from auditions through to center court stardom.
Votes: 51 | Gross: $0.03M
21. The Garden (I) (2008)
Unrated | 80 min | Documentary
From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.
Votes: 664 | Gross: $0.03M
22. The Windmill Movie (2008)
82 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Richard P. Rogers tried for twenty years to make a documentary about his own life. He died in 2001, leaving the project unfinished, until his widow, acclaimed photographer Susan ... See full summary »
Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.03M
25. Walking on Dead Fish (2008)
PG-13 | Documentary
In the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the tiny town of LaPlace was overrun with thousands of displaced New Orleans residents. Their already bursting-at-the-seams high school, East St. John,... See full summary »
Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.03M
26. Fighting for Life (2008)
89 min | Documentary, War
"Fighting for Life" follows American military doctors, nurses and medics on the front lines of the Iraq War, young wounded soldiers and marines determined to survive and to heal, and ... See full summary »
Director: Terry Sanders
Votes: 154 | Gross: $0.03M
27. Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2008)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Music
An intimate portrait of poet, painter, musician and singer Patti Smith that mirrors the essence of the artist herself.
Votes: 881 | Gross: $0.03M
28. The Dhamma Brothers (2008)
76 min | Documentary
East meets West in the Deep South. An overcrowded maximum-security prison-the end of the line in Alabama's correctional system-is dramatically changed by the influence of an ancient ... See full summary »
Votes: 404 | Gross: $0.03M
29. Living in Emergency (2008)
Unrated | 120 min | Documentary
In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.
Votes: 1,004 | Gross: $0.03M
31. Our City Dreams (2008)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Filmed over the course of two years, Our City Dreams is the story of a woman's struggles and successes as an artist in New York City. Told through five women artists, from youngest to ... See full summary »
Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.03M
32. Het nieuwe Rijksmuseum (2008)
120 min | Documentary
In 2003 an optimistic start was made on the renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Netherlands major tourist attraction would re-open its doors in fresh splendour in 2008. But alas... See full summary »
Director: Oeke Hoogendijk
Votes: 46 | Gross: $0.04M
33. Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
Eight of the U.S.'s top high school basketball players compete in the first "Elite 24" tournament at Rucker Park.
Votes: 462 | Gross: $0.05M
34. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)
Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News
Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.
Votes: 2,232 | Gross: $0.05M
35. Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suess (2008)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious filmmakers. His most perfidious film was the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film Jud Süß ... See full summary »
Votes: 235 | Gross: $0.05M
36. In a Dream (2008)
Unrated | 77 min | Documentary
The story of Julia Zagar and her husband Isaiah, a renowned mosaic artist, who for the past 30 years has covered more than 40,000 square feet of Philadelphia top to bottom with tile, mirror, paint, and concrete.
Votes: 217 | Gross: $0.05M
37. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Votes: 1,239 | Gross: $0.06M
38. The End of Poverty? (2008)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A phenomenal discourse on why poverty exists when there is so much wealth in the world. A must see for anyone wanting to understand not only the US economic system but the foundations of today's global economy.
Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.06M
39. Four Seasons Lodge (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
From the darkness of Hitler's Europe to the mountains of the Catskills, Four Seasons Lodge follows a community of Holocaust survivors who come together each summer to dance, cook, fight and flirt-and celebrate their survival.
Director: Andrew Jacobs
Votes: 63 | Gross: $0.06M
40. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,556 | Gross: $0.06M
41. Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
The Murrow, Polk, and IDA Award-winning documentary Boogie Man is about Lee Atwater, a blues-playing rogue whose rise from the South to Chairman of the GOP made him a political rock star. ... See full summary »
Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.06M
42. CSNY/Déjà Vu (2008)
R | 96 min | Documentary, Music
The war in Iraq is the backdrop as the Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young "Freedom of Speech Tour" crisscrosses North America. Echoes of Vietnam-era anti-war sentiment abound as the band connects with today's audiences.
Votes: 420 | Gross: $0.06M
43. Allah Made Me Funny: Live in Concert (2008)
PG | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
The film features live stand-up performances by Azhar Usman, Preacher Moss and Mohammed Amer as well as behind the scenes sequences highlighting the individual comedians. The trio poke fun ... See full summary »
Votes: 54 | Gross: $0.07M
44. Happy Valley (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
Deep in the heart of Utah, commonly referred to as "Happy Valley," residents enjoy one of the lowest crime rates, highest literacy and language fluency - even the most jello consumption - ... See full summary »
Votes: 67 | Gross: $0.07M
45. The Business of Being Born (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,240 | Gross: $0.07M
46. Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $0.07M
47. Prodigal Sons (2008)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the small town as a transgender woman and hoping for reconciliation with her long estranged... See full summary »
Votes: 628 | Gross: $0.07M
48. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
Unrated | 72 min | Documentary
A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state.
Votes: 448 | Gross: $0.08M
49. Praying with Lior (2008)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Praying with Lior asks whether someone with Down syndrome can be a spiritual genius. Many believe Lior is close to God -- at least that's what his family and community believe -- though ... See full summary »
Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.08M
50. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music
A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.
Votes: 175 | Gross: $0.09M