Documentaries watched in 2018

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1. Becoming Warren Buffett (2017)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

The legendary investor started out as an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska and ended up becoming one of the richest and most respected men in the world.

Director: Peter W. Kunhardt | Stars: Susan Buffett, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Aiden Linkov

Votes: 2,563

Watched January 3rd 2018 on Amazon HBO

2. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

TV-MA | 94 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Milos Forman, Peter Bonerz

Votes: 19,766

Watched January 4th 2018 on Netflix

3. Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 49 min | Documentary, Comedy

Dave jokes about the sexual assaults dominating the 2017 entertainment news and how and why people allow themselves to be abused.

Director: Stan Lathan | Star: Dave Chappelle

Votes: 5,676

Watched January 5th 2018 on Netflix

4. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Dave talks about not actually growing up in the projects, the hate he received from the transgender community, and from fake news.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings

Votes: 6,767

Watched January 5th 2018 on Netflix

5. The Alternativity (2017 TV Movie)


Banksy sends filmmaker Danny Boyle on a mission to the original town of Bethlehem to stage a Nativity play at a hotel close to the wall in the West Bank.

Directors: Lauren Jacobs, Martin Webb | Stars: Danny Boyle, Banksy

Votes: 31

Watched January 6th 2018 on YouTube

6. The Deepest Depths of the Burrow (2015)

104 min | Documentary, Animation

Nychos is an illustrator, Urban Art- and Graffiti artist who became known with his street concept RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT (REM) 10 years ago. The icon of the movement is a white rabbit, which ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Fischer | Stars: Nychos, Bones, Cone, Jesse Core

Votes: 46

Watched January 8th 2018 on YouTube

7. Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night (2017 Video)


Documentary on the cult Christmas horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Director: Justin Beahm | Stars: Perry Botkin Jr., Michael Hickey, Scott Schneid, Michael Spence

Votes: 20

Watched January 16th 2018 on Blu-ray

Watched January 16th 2018 on Blu-ray

Watched January 21st 2018

10. Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (2017)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about today's young adult hookup culture and the stories in pop-culture that influence it.

Director: Benjamin Nolot | Stars: Kimberleigh Andrews, Kim Biddle, Adam Brown, Gail Dines

Votes: 1,115

Watched February 1st 2018 on Netflix

11. The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter (2014)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

56 Metascore

A comedy concert film that captures the on-stage performance and inspirational success story of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.

Directors: Manny Rodriguez, Jay Lavender | Stars: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacqueline Obradors, Gina Brillon, Alfred Robles

Votes: 3,511 | Gross: $2.83M

Watch February 2nd 2018 on Netflix

12. Save Your Legs (2005)

52 min | Documentary

A cricketing odyssey from the suburbs to the subcontinent.

Save Your Legs! is the mystical story of a bold sporting adventure. How does a team of cowboy Aussie cricketers take on a billion ... See full synopsis »

Director: Boyd Hicklin

Votes: 12

Watched February 2nd 2018 on Netflix

13. What the Health (2017)

97 min | Documentary

An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.

Directors: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn | Stars: Kip Andersen, Larry Baldwin, Neal Barnard, Tia Blanco

Votes: 23,742

Watched February 4th 2018 on Netflix

14. What's with Wheat? (2016)

TV-PG | 79 min | Documentary

A hard hitting investigation helping to answer the burning questions about our health today. This documentary features 15 global experts who shed the light on what is currently happening to our wheat.

Director: Justin Brown | Stars: Cyndi O'Meara, David Perlmutter, Sayer Ji, Terry Wahls

Votes: 258

Watched February 4th 2018 on Netflix

15. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016 TV Special)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

Hawaiian - shirt enthusiast Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias finds laughs in racist gift baskets, Prius - driving cops and all - female taco trucks.

Director: Manny Rodriguez | Star: Gabriel Iglesias

Votes: 1,789

Watched February 4th 2018 on Netflix

16. The Pink Floyd Story: Which One's Pink? (2007 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

Traces the band's history from psychedelic 60s London to a reunion show at Live 8 in 2005, this is the story of a succession of musical and commercial peaks separated by a succession of struggles around the creative leadership of the band.

Director: Chris Rodley | Stars: Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Bob Geldof, David Gilmour

Votes: 63

Watched February 14th 2018 on YouTube

17. Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity and American politics.

Director: Bo Burnham | Star: Chris Rock

Votes: 4,836

Watched February 14th 2018 on Netflix

Watched March 10th 2018 on Blu-ray

19. Obey Giant (2017)

92 min | Documentary

The life and career of street artist, illustrator, graphic designer, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing, Shepard Fairey.

Director: James Moll | Stars: Pedro Alonzo, Mr. Brainwash, Robbie Conal, Laura Dawn

Votes: 256

Watched March 10th 2018 on HULU

Watched March 15th 2018 on Blu-ray

21. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman (2018– )
Episode: I Had a Paper Route Too (2018)

TV-MA | 58 min | Talk-Show

Jay-Z talks candidly about his past in the streets, his family struggles and racial injustice. Dave visits legendary producer Rick Rubin in the studio.

Director: Michael Bonfiglio | Stars: David Letterman, Nate Holden, Judd Apatow, Jay Z

Votes: 274

Watched April 24th 2018 on Netflix

22. Night Will Fall (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, War

85 Metascore

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.

Director: André Singer | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Jasper Britton, Leonard Berney, George Leonard

Votes: 2,801

Watched May 21st 2018 on DVD LB

23. The City of Little Men (1938)

Passed | 11 min | Documentary, Short

The story of Boys Town, founded by Father Edward Flanagan in 1917 as a haven for wayward, homeless, and neglected boys.

Director: Harry Loud | Stars: Edward Flanagan, Johnny Walsh, Frank Whitbeck

Votes: 110

Watched June 11th 2018 on DVD extra on Boys Town

24. The Story of a Dress (1964)

6 min | Documentary, Short

This short, released as part of the publicity campaign for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), tells the story of the red dress worn by Debbie Reynolds in the film's dance number finale. It ... See full summary »

Stars: Morton Haack, Debbie Reynolds, Charles Walters, Lawrence Weingarten

Votes: 30

Watched June 15th 2018 on The Unsinkable Molly Brown DVD LB

25. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,279 | Gross: $2.83M

Watched June 18th 2018 on DVD LB

26. Kurosawa's Way (2011)

52 min | Documentary

Eleven major filmmakers from Europe, Asia and America talk about Akira Kurosawa and explore some ways on which he influenced their own work.

Director: Catherine Cadou | Stars: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Bernardo Bertolucci, Joon-ho Bong, Clint Eastwood

Votes: 60

Watched June 27th 2018 on Dreams Criteron Collection Extras DVD LB

27. Being George Clooney (2016)

88 min | Documentary

A documentary that delves into the creative, often humorous world of audio dubbing a Hollywood motion picture for the international market.

Director: Paul Mariano | Stars: Christian Brückner, Francesco Pannofino, Samuel Labarthe, Martin Umbach

Votes: 246

Watched August 11th 2018 on

28. Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West' (1935)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

This is a Traveltalk visit to Los Angeles in the 1930s. At the time of filming, the population of Los Angeles County was about 2.25 million. In one of the highlights of the film, narrator ... See full summary »

Stars: Walt Disney, James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 69

Watched August 15th 2018 on the Sylvia Scarlett DVD bonus features

29. Kevorkian (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

After serving 9 years in prison for assisting a suicide, Jack Kevorkian was released from prison in 2007. What followed is the amazing final chapter in the life of one of the most controversial men of our times.

Director: Matthew Galkin | Star: Jack Kevorkian

Votes: 313

Watched September 19th 2018 in HDX ON Vudu

30. Mourning Son (2015)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

Dave Navarro is a trauma survivor of the highest order. When Dave was only 15 years old his mother was brutally murdered by her estranged ex-boyfriend. For 8 long years Dave's mother's ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Newman | Stars: Constance Navarro, Dave Navarro, Todd Newman, Dan Navarro

Votes: 132

Watched September 19th 2018 in HDX on Vudu

31. Shadowman (2017)

81 min | Documentary, Biography

78 Metascore

Richard Hambleton was a founder of the street art movement before succumbing to drugs and homelessness. Rediscovered 20 years later, he gets a second chance. But will he take it?

Director: Oren Jacoby | Stars: Richard Hambleton, Paul DeRienzo

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.01M

Watched September 21st 2018 in HDX on Vudu

32. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,188 | Gross: $1.25M

Watched September 23rd 2018 in HDX on Vudu

33. Sunset Strip (2012)

TV-MA | 96 min | Documentary

A documentary on the famous Los Angeles street.

Director: Hans Fjellestad | Stars: Cisco Adler, Lou Adler, Ahmed Ahmed, Tommy Alastra

Votes: 612

Watched September 24th 2018 in HDX on Vudu

34. The Nightmare Isn't Over: The Making of Halloween II (2012)

45 min | Horror

Retrospective documentary about the making of "Halloween II."

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Ana Alicia, Dean Cundey, Lance Guest, Alan Howarth

Votes: 32

Watched September 28th 2018 on Blu-ray from the special features on Halloween II

35. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

85 Metascore

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, John Rogers, Jim Rogers

Votes: 17,901 | Gross: $22.61M

Watched October 11th 2018 in HDX on Vudu

36. Free Solo (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Jimmy Chin, Cheyne Lempe

Votes: 38,194 | Gross: $17.54M

Watched October 21st 2018 at Regal Cinemas Hamburg Lexington

Watched October 23rd 2018 from the supplements of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Criterion Collection Blu-ray

38. Hasten Slowly: The Journey of Sir Laurens van der Post (1997)

62 min | Documentary

A documentary about statesman Laurens van der Post that concentrates on some parts of his life in South Africa and his time in a World War II Japanese prison camp.

Director: Mickey Lemle | Star: Laurens van der Post

Votes: 14

Watched October 23rd 2018 from the supplements of Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Criterion Collection Blu-ray

Watched October 25th 2018 from the special features of the Wicker Man (final cut) Blu-ray

Watched October 25th 2018 from the special features of the Wicker Man (final cut) Blu-ray

Watched October 25th 2018 from the special features of the Wicker Man (final cut) Blu-ray

42. Russell Brand: Re: Birth (2018 TV Special)

63 min | Comedy

Russell Brand gets loquacious in London as he ruminates on the state of the world and marvels over how his life changed the moment he became a father.

Director: Chris Howe | Star: Russell Brand

Votes: 894

Watched December 9th 2018 on Netflix

43. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (2018 TV Special)

73 min | Comedy, Music

Adam Sandler takes his comical musical musings back out on the road, from comedy clubs to concert halls to one very unsuspecting subway station.

Directors: Steven Brill, Nicholaus Goossen | Stars: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Dan Bulla

Votes: 3,692

Watched December 10th 2018 on Netflix

44. Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape (2018 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

In his all new NOBLE APE stand up special, Jim Gaffigan gets personal as he discusses the medical crisis that befell his wife. Other topics include his kids, his travels, doctors, colonoscopy, Catholic saints and, of course, Philly.

Director: Jeannie Gaffigan | Star: Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 651

Watched December 15th 2018 on Amazon Prime

45. Benji at Work (1980 TV Short)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Family

Behind-the-scenes look at the beloved movie canine.

Director: Fielder Baker | Stars: Benji, Chevy Chase, Frank Inn, Adam Rich

Votes: 38

Watched December 16th 2018 on Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story DVD Extras

46. The Phenomenon of Benji (1978 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary

A highly entertaining program which tracks the lovable, expressive mutt's rise from a California animal shelter to a long-running television program and finally, to phenomenal movie stardom.

Director: Joe Camp | Stars: Benji, Charlie Rich, Jesse Davis, Meredith MacRae

Watched December 16th 2018 on Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story DVD Extras

47. Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable (2018 TV Special)

68 min | Comedy

Comedian Ellen Degeneres performs a live stand-up comedy set in Seattle.

Directors: Joel Gallen, Tig Notaro | Stars: Laura Dern, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Vedder, Jill Vedder

Votes: 3,701

Watched December 21st 2018 on Netflix

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