Documentaries I Watched

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1. Undercover with the Clerics: Iraq's Secret Sex Trade (2019 TV Movie)

Documentary

This powerful investigation into Shia clerics in some of Iraq's holiest shrines uncovers a dark network of exploitation of young women and girls, trapped into prostitution and pimped out by... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Wells | Star: Nawal Al-Maghafi

Votes: 82

2. Shocking Asia (1981)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary about asia's shocking cultures.

Director: Rolf Olsen

Votes: 556

3. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV material to homemade super 8 movies.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 6,615 | Gross: $35.00M

4. 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: 50,027 | Gross: $4.42M

5. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

91 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 36,254 | Gross: $0.49M

6. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 5,535 | Gross: $2.42M

7. Jews of Egypt (2013)

96 min | Documentary

A documentary that captures fragments of the lives of the Egyptian Jewish community in the first half of the twentieth century until their second grand exodus after the tripartite attack of... See full summary »

Director: Amir Ramses

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.01M

9. La Vierge, les Coptes et moi... (2011)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

The filmmaker goes to Egypt, his country of origin, to film a documentary on the miraculous apparition of the Holy Virgin within the Coptic community of a small village outside of Cairo.

Director: Namir Abdel Messeeh | Stars: Siham Abdel Messeeh, Namir Abdel Messeeh

Votes: 155

10. Tahrir 2011: The Good, the Bad, and the Politician (2011)

90 min | Documentary

Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met.

Directors: Ayten Amin, Tamer Ezzat, Amr Salama, Ahmad Abdalla

Votes: 209

11. 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: 5,181 | Gross: $0.41M

12. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Borne

Votes: 7,249 | Gross: $0.43M

13. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke | Star: Patrick Disanto

Votes: 37,340 | Gross: $1.33M

14. 5 Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,860 | Gross: $0.11M

15. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 56,105 | Gross: $2.28M

16. A Dog's Life (1962)

Approved | 108 min | Documentary, Horror

A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Rossano Brazzi, Yves Klein, Henning Skaarup

Votes: 3,707

17. Mondo Cane 2 (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Documentary, Horror

The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup, Peter Ustinov, Madame Nhu

Votes: 823

18. Africa: Blood and Guts (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror

The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Jomo Kenyatta, Julius Nyerere

Votes: 1,446

19. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: The New Sultan (2020)

45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

After claiming the Ottoman throne, Mehmed II sends an unmistakable signal to Byzantine emperor Constantine XI. Enter Genoese mercenaries.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 812

20. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: Through The Walls (2020)

44 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Mehmed launches an ambitious siege to break through the walls of Constantinople, but Giustiniani's mercenaries manage to forestall the Janissaries.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 681

21. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: Into The Golden Horn (2020)

44 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Mehmed's men dig underground tunnels in an attempt to shatter city walls. The tides turn against the Ottomans when a naval blockade founders.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 648

22. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: Loose Lips Sink Ships (2020)

46 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Mehmed moves his ships overland to the Golden Horn in a daring, visionary feat. In the shadow of betrayal, Giustiniani attacks the Ottoman fleet.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 637

23. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: Ancient Prophecies (2020)

45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Amid a spiral of brutality and low morale, Mehmed makes Giustiniani an enticing offer. The grand vizier urges Mehmed to seek a truce with his rival.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 612

24. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)
Episode: Ashes to Ashes (2020)

45 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Ottoman cannons reduce the city walls to rubble, and Venetian reinforcements arrive too late. Mehmed ushers in a new era for the Ottoman Empire.

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 655

25. Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)

44 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II wages an epic campaign to take the Byzantine capital of Constantinople and shapes the course of history for centuries.

Stars: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu, Tommaso Basili, Selim Bayraktar, Birkan Sokullu

Votes: 19,987

26. Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

Votes: 1,356

27. The Battle of Midway (1942)

TV-PG | 18 min | Documentary, Short, War

The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Logan Ramsey, James Roosevelt

Votes: 1,973

28. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: The Boy (2019)

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

Russia's disastrous war against Japan prompts civil unrest. Prince Alexei is diagnosed with hemophilia, and Siberian mystic Rasputin steps in.

Director: Adrian McDowall | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 263

29. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: The Chosen One (2019)

TV-MA | 43 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Czar Nicholas II takes the Russian throne in 1894 and rejects modern ideas to embrace a pure autocracy. Tragedy marks his coronation day.

Director: Adrian McDowall | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 321

30. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: Anarchy (2019)

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

Rasputin's influence grows. The Romanovs retreat into a bubble of luxury while the czar's forces brutally suppress protests by a starving populace.

Director: Adrian McDowall | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 244

31. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: War (2019)

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

World War I takes Nicholas to the front. Back home, outrage grows over high casualties and Alexandra and Rasputin's political intrigues.

Directors: Adrian McDowall, Gareth Tunley | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 230

32. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: Revolution (2019)

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

Rasputin is gone, but Nicholas continues his catastrophic policies in war and at home. Deprivation pushes the population from unrest to revolution.

Directors: Adrian McDowall, Gareth Tunley | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 224

33. The Last Czars (2019)
Episode: The House of Special Purpose (2019)

TV-MA | Documentary, Drama, History

The czar abdicates, and civil war erupts. As pro-royalist forces close in on the house where the Romanovs are imprisoned, the family's fate is sealed.

Directors: Adrian McDowall, Gareth Tunley | Stars: Robert Jack, Susanna Herbert, Ben Cartwright, Oliver Dimsdale

Votes: 230

34. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Moonlit Plains (2020)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

From the African savanna to be Peruvian desert, lives of predators and prey are closely linked to the moon's cycles and the opportunies they bring.

Director: Peter Fison | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 300

35. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Frozen Nights (2020)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary

Mothers with cubs fight to survive and a lonely monkey finds safety in numbers as animals navigate cold landscape to socialize, hunt, climb and crawl.

Director: Mateo Willis | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 246

36. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Jungle Nights (2020)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

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Director: Hannah Hoare | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 200

37. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Dark Seas (2020)

TV-PG | 48 min | Documentary

The oceans' tides ebb and flow in concert with the moon, and so do lives of the creatures below from the largest whale shark to the smallest prawn.

Director: Ingrid Kvale | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 209

38. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Sleepless Cities (2020)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary

After dark, the natural world appears in unnatural places: Migrating elephants stroll through town and urbanized otters romp in the city.

Director: Jo Harvey | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 194

39. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Dusk Till Dawn (2020)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

The night unfolds to reveal magic in the air, drama in the deep and danger on the ground as animals across the planet rise with the sunset.

Director: Bill Markham | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Beren Saat, Samira Wiley

Votes: 177

40. Night on Earth (2020)
Episode: Shot in the Dark (2020)

TV-PG | 59 min | Documentary

This look behind the scenes shows how worldwide camera crews climbed, dived, sweated and froze, using cutting edge technology to capture the documentary series' groundbreaking night footage.

Director: Alex Minton | Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Samira Wiley

Votes: 113

41. Night on Earth (2020)

TV-PG | 290 min | Documentary

This nature series' new technology lifts night's veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world's creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on wings.

Stars: Alessandra Mastronardi, Samira Wiley, Beren Saat

Votes: 3,682

42. Know Your Enemy - Japan (1945)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive look at the war in the Pacific during World War II. Shot as a propaganda film by acclaimed Hollywood director Frank Capra

Directors: Frank Capra, Joris Ivens | Stars: John Beal, Howard Duff, Walter Huston, Knox Manning

Votes: 762

43. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019)
Episode: Blitzkrieg (2019)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

The Lightning War was one of the most extraordinary events of the Second World War. Now, expertly restored footage from around the world shows the story in a new light.

Director: Nicky Bolster | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Saul David, James Holland, Sönke Neitzel

Votes: 468

44. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019)
Episode: Battle of Britain (2019)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

In 1940, France has fallen and Hitler orders Operation Sealion: the invasion of Great Britain. Rare, expertly-restored footage tells the story in a new light.

Director: Joshua Whitehead | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Stephen Bungay, Max Hastings, James Holland

Votes: 409

45. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019)
Episode: Pearl Harbor (2019)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the greatest gambles in military history. Rare, expertly-restored footage recounts the extraordinary event.

Director: Katie Boxer | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Laura Lawfer Orr, Timothy Orr, Jonathan Parshall

Votes: 397

46. Greatest Events of WWII in Colour (2019)
Episode: Battle of Midway (2019)

50 min | Documentary, History, War