All The Documentaries I Have Seen

by judas1982 | created - 25 Oct 2015 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

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1. Back in Time (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Family, History

An amazing look at the immense cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy 30 years after McFly and Brown went on an epic adventure.

Director: Jason Aron | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 3,939

2. Fear Itself (2015)

88 min | Documentary, Horror, Mystery

Constructed entirely from existing films, Fear Itself is a personal journey through fear and cinema that asks whether horror movies know us better than we know ourselves.

Director: Charlie Lyne | Stars: Issei Sagawa, Amy Ebbutt

Votes: 372

3. Aileen: Life & Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, focusing on her mental state on death row.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 6,332 | Gross: $0.10M

4. Geri (1999 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary

TV documentary which shows the roller-coaster career of the former Spice Girl, Geri Horner, including very candid behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with her.

Director: Molly Dineen | Stars: Geri Horner, Molly Dineen, Stephen Fry, Desmond Llewelyn

Votes: 27

6. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 126,445 | Gross: $119.19M

7. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)

TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

An intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. But the former ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Kristin Armstrong

Votes: 2,807

8. The Spice Girls in America: A Tour Story (1999)

90 min | Documentary, Music

A closer look at what it's really like to be a Spice Girl - focusing on their tour of the USA.

Director: Ian Denyer | Stars: Mel B, David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton

Votes: 112

9. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 56,026 | Gross: $77.44M

10. The Real .... (1998–2004)
Episode: Linda Lovelace (2002)

63 min | Documentary

Takes a look at the rise and fall of Linda Lovelace, the first porn star.

Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Susan Brownmiller, Eric Danville, Andrea Dworkin, Larry Flynt

Votes: 71

11. Joe Louis Walker - Live In Istanbul (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Joe Louis Walker, live in Istanbul in 1995. It was my first time performing in Turkey. We were very surprised to find the audience very supportive and knowledgeable. Musicians are always ... See full summary »

Director: David Barnard | Stars: Spice Girls, Geri Horner, Victoria Beckham, Mel B

Votes: 172

12. Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (2003 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary

Martin Bashir conducts a rare interview with Michael Jackson and is given unprecedented access to the reclusive performer's private life.

Director: Julie Shaw | Stars: Michael Jackson, Martin Bashir, Gavin Arvizo, Janet Arvizo

Votes: 1,082

13. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Haris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 8,711 | Gross: $15.01M

14. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 4,228

15. Victoria Beckham: Coming to America (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, Reality-TV

An insider's look at the life of former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and her world famous footballer husband David Beckham as they move their family from England to Southern California.

Director: Matthew T. Johnston | Stars: Chris Arreguin, Brooklyn Beckham, Cruz Beckham, David Beckham

Votes: 357

17. Chaos on the Bridge (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Maurice Hurley

Votes: 1,134

18. The Captains (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors who have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise.

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew

Votes: 2,766

19. Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies. Dive into the fascinating success story of the classic trilogy with on-set ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Turek | Stars: David Arquette, Brian Avery, Lisa Beach, Marco Beltrami

Votes: 373

20. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 48,822 | Gross: $8.41M

21. The Mad World of Donald Trump (2016 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Biography

Channel 4's former Washington correspondent Matt Frei examines the colourful and at times mad world of presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who has risen to prominence in the current campaign by courting controversy.

Director: Richard Sanders | Stars: Matt Frei, Jeb Bush, Ann Coulter, Michael D'Antonio

Votes: 63

22. The Queen's Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Documentary comparing the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, neither of whom was expected to become queen, shown on the occasion when the length of Queen Elizabeth's reign ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Sophie Raworth, Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Williams, Deirdre Murphy

Votes: 17

23. Our Queen at Ninety (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Documentary

To celebrate the upcoming 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II this documentary enjoys privileged access to the Queen and many members of the Royal Family following their work at home and abroad.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Matthew Barzun, Princess Beatrice, David Beckham, Anthony Burt

Votes: 66

24. Inside Obama's White House (2016)

59 min | Documentary

Through unique access to the President, his inner circle and his political rivals this four-part series tells the story of how Barack Obama tried to reshape the United States and the cost to himself, his party and the nation.

Stars: Paterson Joseph, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi

Votes: 214

25. Dreams of a Life (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Director: Carol Morley | Stars: Zawe Ashton, Alix Luka-Cain, Alistair Abrahams, Mandy Allen

Votes: 2,995 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Real Marigold Hotel (2016– )

60 min | Documentary

A group of famous faces travel to India to see if retiring in India would be better than retiring in England.

Stars: Tom Hollander, Stephanie Beacham, Susan George, Selina Scott

Votes: 131

27. Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 70 min | Documentary

A unique celebration of the Queen's ninety years as she reaches her landmark birthday in April. Film-maker John Bridcut has been granted special access to the complete collection of Her ... See full summary »

Director: John Bridcut | Stars: Prince Charles, Princess Alexandra, Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Clementine Churchill

Votes: 194

28. That Gal... Who Was In That Thing: That Guy 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor.

Director: Ian Roumain | Stars: Jayne Atkinson, Paget Brewster, L. Scott Caldwell, Alicia Coppola

Votes: 481

29. And the Oscar Goes To... (2014 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

The history of the Academy Awards.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Cher

Votes: 1,373

30. Killing Oswald (2013)

102 min | Documentary

Using archival footage, interviews and dramatic reconstruction, "Killing Oswald" explores the mystery of how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963.

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Nigel Barber, Raymond Burns

Votes: 202

31. Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

TV-PG | 81 min | Documentary, Music

62 Metascore

A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Keith Richards, Anthony DeCurtis, Steve Jordan, Tom Waits

Votes: 2,948

32. Making a Murderer (2015–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Laura Nirider, Ken Kratz

Votes: 86,905

33. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 340

34. Louis Theroux: Savile (2016 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

In light of numerous allegations of abuse and sexual violence against the late Sir Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux re-examines his media relationship with the enigmatic public figure.

Director: Arthur Cary | Stars: Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile, Kat Ward, Jonathan Ross

Votes: 1,840

35. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

66 Metascore

A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 2,119

36. Panorama (1953– )
Episode: Paxman on Trump vs Clinton: Divided America (2016)

59 min | Documentary, News

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two of the most hated and least trusted presidential candidates ever. Jeremy Paxman visits Washington and beyond to ask political experts and voters why America is facing such an unpopular choice.

Director: Victoria James | Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Jen Bender, Cassandra Fairbanks, Nigel Farage

Votes: 13

37. Planet Earth II (2016)

TV-G | 298 min | Documentary

Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands which offer sanctuary to some of the planet's rarest creatures, to the beauty of cities, which are home to humans, and animals..

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 97,410

38. Victorian Slum House (2016– )

59 min | Documentary, History, Reality-TV

A group of 15 volunteers aged between 10 and 59 are transported back to Victorian London as they spend three weeks living and working in a recreation of the notorious Old Nichol slum in Bethnal Green in London's East End.

Star: Michael Mosley

Votes: 162

39. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 5,353

40. Walt Disney (2015–2016)

120 min | Documentary, Biography

Two-part biographical documentary on the life, career and legacy of Walt Disney. Making use of recently released archive footage, interviews and classic scenes from his films.

Stars: Rebecca Gethings, Walt Disney, Margaret Winkler

Votes: 190

41. George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris (2014)

59 min | Documentary, Music

George Michael live in concert.

Directors: David Austin, Andrew Morahan, Caroline True | Star: George Michael

Votes: 32

42. Judi Dench: All the World's Her Stage (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary celebrating the life and career of the veteran actress, looking back at the high points of her 60-year career on stage and screen. With clips of her greatest performances and tributes from those she has worked with.

Director: Francis Whately | Stars: Samantha Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Billy Connolly, Daniel Craig

Votes: 25

43. Bright Lights (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie and Todd.

Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher, Catherine Hickland

Votes: 3,163

44. Panorama (1953– )
Episode: The Mystery of the Unknown Man (2017)

29 min | Documentary, News

Police and social services were baffled when an elderly man with an American accent was found wandering the streets of Hereford. Reporter Darragh MacIntyre follows the clues to the U.S. to unravel the mystery.

Star: Darragh MacIntyre

45. Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President (2017 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, History