My Favourite Documentariesby DougWonnacott | created - 13 Mar 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
I am including both film and television documentaries.
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1. Laurel and Hardy's Laughing 20's (1965)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Family
A compilation of primarly Laurel and Hardy shorts---From Soup to Nuts, Wrong Again, Putting the Pants on Philip, The Finishing Touch, Sugar Daddies and short clips from others---plus Max ... See full summary »
3. Kung Fu Killers (1974 TV Movie)
72 min | Documentary
This documentary showcases Australian stuntman/actor Grant Page investigating the burgeoning interest in everything Kung Fu from students in Sydney to the action stars of the Hong Kong film industry.
4. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 32,286 | Gross: $1.72M
8. Powaqqatsi (1988)
G | 99 min | Documentary, Music
An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.
Votes: 7,183 | Gross: $0.59M
15. Top Fighter (1995 Video)
100 min | Documentary, Action
Welcome to the world of the martial arts. A voyage for the times of the martial arts cinema, from the beginning in China in the 6th Century B.C. by a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, until the ... See full summary »
16. Top Fighter 2 (1996 Video)
90 min | Documentary, Action
Women too can fight! The sequel of "Top Fighter" focuses in the importance of the women in the martial-arts movies, from her first characters as "hero's girl" until becoming superstars by ... See full summary »
18. When We Were Kings (1996)
PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.
Votes: 13,917 | Gross: $2.67M
22. Jackie Chan: My Story (1998 Video)
PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary
About Jackie Chan is written and filmed very much. A living legend, a unique creative personality, one of the biggest movie stars in the history of cinema, a man whose enthusiastic love for... See full summary »
25. Jackie Chan: My Stunts (1999 Video)
94 min | Documentary
A documentary where Jackie Chan and his stuntman team show you the secrets of some of the great stunts they do in films. The film also takes you on the sets of "Who Am I?" and "Rush Hour".
26. Beyond the Mat (1999)
R | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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.
Votes: 7,508 | Gross: $2.05M
28. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000 Video)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
29. The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002 TV Movie)
105 min | Documentary
A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson.
30. Comedian (2002)
R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy
A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.
Votes: 6,134 | Gross: $2.74M
32. Sahara with Michael Palin (2002– )
50 min | Documentary
In this four part BBC television series presented by British comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin, and broadcast in 2002. In it, Palin traveled around the Sahara Desert in Northern ... See full summary »
Star: Michael Palin
R | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Fantasy
A short action film interwoven into a documentary tells the story of the legendary unsung heroes of Hong Kong film, the stuntmen and women. This film features the world's most illustrious ... See full summary »
35. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 31,713 | Gross: $4.59M
38. Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004– )
360 min | Documentary
This 2004 BBC television series records comedian and travel presenter Michael Palin's six-month trip across the Himalaya mountain range, covering an amazingly diverse range of cultures and ... See full summary »
41. The Pixar Story (2007)
G | 87 min | Documentary
A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »
42. The Search for Weng Weng (2007)
92 min | Documentary
The bizarre history of Filipino B-films, as told through filmmaker Andrew Leavold's personal quest to find the truth behind its midget James Bond superstar Weng Weng.
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.
44. Human Weapon (2007– )
60 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
The ultimate search of a Human Weapon, each episode of Human Weapon charts an expedition through foreign continents, famous cities, exotic villages, back alleys and lush landscapes.
46. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,891 | Gross: $38.05M
47. Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (2007 Video)
214 min | Documentary
The definitive three-and-a-half hour documentary about the troubled creation and enduring legacy of the science fiction classic Blade Runner (1982), culled from 80 interviews and hours of never-before-seen outtakes and lost footage.
49. Home (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family