All of the Documentaries I Have Seen

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1. 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: 142,378 | Gross: $21.58M

2. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, News

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 50,612 | Gross: $4.42M

3. Super Size Me (2004)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 105,725 | Gross: $11.53M

4. 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: 128,290 | Gross: $119.19M

5. Waiting for Superman (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz, Harriet Ball

Votes: 11,400 | Gross: $6.41M

6. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 74,904 | Gross: $24.54M

7. 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: 57,193 | Gross: $77.44M

8. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

59 Metascore

The story of how Miami became the cocaine capital of the United States in the early 1980's and the police officers who turned the tide on crime.

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 12,990 | Gross: $0.15M

9. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 8,212 | Gross: $0.05M

10. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 12,140 | Gross: $5.73M

11. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Natalie Adams, Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson

Votes: 3,007

12. 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: 4,676

13. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,505

14. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,467

15. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Nikolay Drozdov, Thomas Anguti Johnston

Votes: 174,285

16. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

A retrospective documentary about the Halloween films.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,861

17. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,717

18. Tapped (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.

Directors: Stephanie Soechtig, Jason Lindsey | Stars: Sally Bethea, Earl Blumenauer, Amanda Brown, Eugene Brown

Votes: 1,303

19. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,783

20. Arctic Tale (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary, Family

64 Metascore

Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.

Directors: Adam Ravetch, Sarah Robertson | Stars: Queen Latifah, Katrina Agate, Zain Ali, Preston Bailey

Votes: 1,865 | Gross: $0.83M

21. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

Denise Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,866 | Gross: $0.32M

22. Curse of the Blair Witch (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 44 min | Horror, Thriller

A documentary exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.

Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Frank Pastor, Rachel Braaten, Elaine Stebbins, Tom Williams

Votes: 2,545

23. The Lottery (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

72 Metascore

Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 574 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007)

Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

Brings to life some of the most bizarre, ferocious and fascinating creatures to ever inhabit the ocean. Combines animation with recreations in a prehistoric adventure. A journey to the ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacLeod Phillips | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Jennifer Aguilar, Michael Ashcraft, Paul W. Burmaster

Votes: 989 | Gross: $23.55M

25. Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (2007)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short

If it weren't for a series of cataclysmic events, a comet impact being first on the list, our planet could well still be the domain of dinosaurs. Following Pr Rodolfo Coria, a world-reknown... See full summary »

Director: Marc Fafard | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Rodolfo Coria

Votes: 423

26. American Meth (2008 Video)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary

American Meth is more than a movie, it's a movement. Narrated by Val Kilmer this documentary explores the devastation this drug is unleashing on America, and it looks at how it dismatles an American family.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Val Kilmer, Justin Hunt, Jenna, Michael

Votes: 413

27. The Possessed (2009)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Horror, Thriller

Based on the True Story, The Watseka Wonder, America's first documented possession in 1870. A chilling story of a 13-year-old girl from the small town of Watseka, Illinois who became possessed by spirits of the insane dead.

Directors: Christopher Saint Booth, Philip Adrian Booth | Stars: Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Bill Chappell, Christopher Saint Booth, John Zaffis

Votes: 158

28. Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation (2001 Video)

Unrated | 56 min | Documentary, Horror

A compilation of clips from 17 classic slasher films.

Stars: Andrew Robinson, Grace Kirby, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley

Votes: 1,211

29. The American Nightmare (2000)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Horror

An examination into the nature of 1960s-'70s horror films, the artists involved, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg

Votes: 1,928

30. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait (1988 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary about the classic 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' film, including interviews with Gunnar Hansen, Edwin Neal, John Dugan and Jim Seidow.

Director: Brad Shellady | Stars: John Dugan, Jim Siedow, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen

Votes: 737

31. Ghost Hunters (2004– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Thriller

Meet Jason and Grant, plumbers by day - ghost hunters by night! Ghost Hunters follows a group of real-life ghostbusters as they investigate haunted houses throughout the country.

Stars: Jason Hawes, Steve Gonsalves, Grant Wilson, Dave Tango

Votes: 6,579

32. Locked Up Abroad (2007– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama

Survivors share their stories and experience of survival abroad.

Stars: Manuel Villasenor, Jerry Murillo, Tato Alexander, Carrell Lasso

Votes: 1,926

33. Dateline NBC (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, News

Long-running news-magazine/investigation series.

Stars: Lester Holt, Keith Morrison, Dennis Murphy, Josh Mankiewicz

Votes: 2,364

34. Frontline (1983– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, News

Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Priyanka Boghani, Arun Rath

Votes: 1,830

35. The Haunted (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

Chronicles true, chilling and terrifying stories of animals and their owners who are experiencing the unexplainable.

Stars: Christopher Hatfield, Mark Keyes, Lauren Keyes, Carl Johnson

Votes: 658

36. Lockup (2005– )

60 min | Documentary, News

An insight, to the many lives of the women and men that enter jail.

Stars: Rasha Drachkovitch, Tracy Powell, Jacob Hekter, Susan Carney

Votes: 544

37. Monsterquest (2007– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

The series explores strange and unknown creatures that have been allegedly spotted by witnesses in various parts of the country and the world.

Stars: Stan Bernard, Dale Pearson, Peter Schmitz, Esteban Sarmiento

Votes: 1,003

38. Crime 360 (2008–2009)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

In CRIME 360, the hit investigative series from A&E, experience actual crime investigations as they unfold, from the moment detectives are called in to work on a case until it is ultimately solved.

Stars: Bill Lloyd, John Venuti, Deborah Kay, Jessica Kline

Votes: 172

39. Let It Be (1969)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

The filmed account of The Beatles' attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 5,719 | Gross: $1.06M

40. Life After People (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »

Director: David de Vries | Stars: Struan Rodger, John Anderson, David Brin, Bill Bruninga

Votes: 3,036

41. Trekkies 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

Denise Crosby takes another look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around the world has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Arnold, Robert Meyer Burnett, Casey Biggs

Votes: 1,113

42. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Vartek | Stars: Jim Olson, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow, Octavio Rosas Lando

Votes: 1,183

43. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998 TV Movie)

138 min | Documentary

The American Film Institute commemorates the first century of American films with this awesome made-for-TV special highlighting the greatest 100 American movies as determined by leaders in ... See full summary »

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Cher, Sally Field, Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

Votes: 655

44. Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook (1996)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary

It was a nightmare that shocked not only New York, but all of America. The public outcry about the Willowbrook State School for people with developmental disabilities resulted from Geraldo ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Fisher | Stars: Danny Aiello, Geraldo Rivera, Maria Caceres, Bernard Carabello

Votes: 182

45. Walking with Prehistoric Beasts (2001)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Documentary