DOCUMENTARIES WATCHLIST

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1. Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation (1999– )

360 min | Documentary, History

A serious, non-titillating history of pornography, from the earliest days of erotic art right up to the present day's multimedia.

Stars: Marilyn Milgrom, Linda Williams, Mike Adams, Bernard Arcard

Votes: 160

2. Body Image (2006– )
Episode: My Penis and Everyone Else's (2007)

56 min | Documentary

Having come to terms with the size of his own 3.5 inch erect penis on My Penis and I (2005), Lawrence Barraclough follows it up by turning his attention to how other men feel about the size of their penises.

Director: Lawrence Barraclough | Stars: Lawrence Barraclough, David Brian, Michael Elias, Phillip Hodson

Votes: 116

3. Cam Girlz (2015)

68 min | Documentary, Romance

Cam Girlz enters the world of webcam sex workers who find economic freedom, empowerment, intimacy and creative self expression from the comfort of their own homes.

Director: Sean Dunne | Stars: Kate Archer, Aella Martin

Votes: 183

4. Totally Bill Hicks (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary, Comedy

A celebration of the comedy of Bill Hicks. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the Hicks stand-up, sampling the best of his confrontational performance. ... See full summary »

Director: Rupert Edwards | Stars: Bill Hicks, Richard Belzer, Eric Bogosian, Kevin Booth

Votes: 820

5. I Am Comic (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary

Stand-Up Comedians reveal the art & occupational hazards of their craft.

Director: Jordan Brady | Stars: Ahmed Ahmed, Franklyn Ajaye, Tim Allen, Ant

Votes: 710

6. Live and Let Live (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Live and Let Live is a feature documentary examining our relationship with animals, the history of veganism and the ethical, environmental and health reasons that move people to go vegan.

Director: Marc Pierschel | Stars: Kati Kosler, Ria Rehberg, Hendrik Haßel, Jan Gerdes

Votes: 740

7. Four Horsemen (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ashcroft | Stars: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson, David Morgan

Votes: 2,616

8. Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Music

An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien

Votes: 2,955 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 136,559 | Gross: $21.24M

10. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 25,045 | Gross: $6.71M

11. A Drummer's Dream (2010)

84 min | Documentary

A rare and unique assembly of some of the greatest drummers in the world. Explosive talent, passion, humour and irresistible personality come together in a magical setting when seven ... See full summary »

Director: John Walker | Stars: Nasyr Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard, Horacio 'Negro' Hernández

Votes: 141

12. Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

TV-MA | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Cat Power, Janis Joplin, Karleen Bennett, Laura Joplin

Votes: 4,708 | Gross: $0.41M

13. Beyond the Mat (1999)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

73 Metascore

A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Terry Funk, Mick Foley, Jake Roberts, Barry W. Blaustein

Votes: 7,582 | Gross: $2.05M

14. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, History

72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Cornel West, Pharrell Williams, Swizz Beatz

Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Lumière! (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

A collection of restored prints from the Lumière Brothers.

Director: Thierry Frémaux | Stars: Thierry Frémaux, Martin Scorsese, François Clerc, Benoît Duval

Votes: 899

16. Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (2017)

R | 238 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A look at the 30-year career of The Grateful Dead.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: John Perry Barlow, Tom Constanten, Sam Cutler, Jerry Garcia

Votes: 1,098

17. Traffic (III) (2014)

110 min | Documentary

The real truth behind the child protection system. Social workers, Judges, Lawyers and Guardians of the court all working together to secure the removal of children from their families and traffic them around the UK.

Director: Pete Middleton | Stars: Brian Woodward, Kuki Keaton, Pamela Ashton, Alan Brent

Votes: 64

18. The Man Who Saved the World (2014)

110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

55 Metascore

Retired Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from WW3, talks about his life as retiree and shares his opinions on the Cold War with actor Kevin Costner in this melancholic mixture of documentary and reenacted footage.

Director: Peter Anthony | Stars: Stanislav Petrov, Kevin Costner, Sergey Shnyryov, Nataliya Vdovina

Votes: 1,714

19. God of War: Unearthing the Legend Franchise Documentary (2010)

75 min | Documentary

The creators of the God of War video game series discuss how the game parallels the form and function of classic Greek mythology. Experts in classics are brought in to provide their take on... See full summary »

Director: Charles Quinio | Stars: Stig Asmussen, Steve Caterson, Zoran Iovanovici, Marianne Krawczyk

Votes: 26

20. The Heart Is a Drum Machine (2009)

TV-PG | 74 min | Documentary, Music

What is music? Many of today's top artists and scholars grapple with the question in this cinematic look at a uniquely human obsession. The Heart is a Drum Machine is a new feature documentary film project from the producers of Moog.

Director: Christopher Pomerenke | Stars: Jim Adkins, Mickey Avalon, Fairuza Balk, Steve Berlin

Votes: 131

21. Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

64 Metascore

The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.

Directors: Beth Aala, Mike Myers | Stars: Shep Gordon, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Douglas, Alice Cooper

Votes: 3,073 | Gross: $0.21M

22. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

83 Metascore

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Ethan Hawke, Sam Bachelor, Jiyang Chen

Votes: 943 | Gross: $0.58M

23. Metal Evolution (2011–2014)

Documentary, Music

Metal Evolution is broken down into episodes about a different piece of metal history. The series includes interviews with and about Alice Cooper, Slash, Lemmy, Rob Zombie, members of ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Dunn, Scott Ian, Bruce Dickinson, Deena Weinstein

Votes: 2,094

24. Three Seconds (2017)

133 min | Drama, Sport

Going Vertical is a film based on real events that occurred in 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. It focuses on a legendary final battle between USSR and USA basketball teams.

Director: Anton Megerdichev | Stars: Vladimir Mashkov, John Savage, Marat Basharov, Sergey Garmash

Votes: 3,989

25. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

Votes: 105,655 | Gross: $63.45M

26. ESPN Films (2011– )
Episode: The Fab Five (2011)

Documentary

The 1991 University of Michigan men's basketball recruiting class in which five freshman known as The Fab Five revolutionized college basketball. This film covers the success, cultural changes, scandal, and of course The Timeout.

Director: Jason Hehir | Stars: John Bacon, Dave Brandon, Bryan Burwell, Chuck D

Votes: 947

27. Scars of Nanking (2017 TV Movie)

44 min | Drama, History, War

American missionaries struggle to save Chinese civilians from slaughter and rape at the hands of Japanese invaders and also smuggle out evidence of the infamous Nanking Massacre of 1937.

Director: John Ealer | Stars: Gregory Joseph Allen, Ines Laimins, Andrew Lane Cawthon, Randall Lowell

Votes: 19

28. In the Name of the Emperor (1998)

50 min | Documentary, War

A matter-of-fact documentary of the massacre of over 300,000 Chinese civilians by the Japanese in the so-called 'Rape of Nanjing' in 1937. In the name of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Nancy Tong | Stars: Robin Brentano, Ted Hannon, Matthew Myers, Lamar Sanders

Votes: 26



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