Films & documentaries about cinema or made by actors

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1. Dreaming About Tulum: A Tribute to Federico Fellini (2011)

90 min | Adventure, Biography, History

The film is based on the true story of how Federico Fellini traveled to Mexico in 1985, guided by a mysterious shaman. Thirty years later, Sofia a young journalist follows his steps and ... See full summary »

Director: Tiahoga Ruge | Stars: Giovanni Ciarlo, Tatiana Holder, Citlalli Millan, Alberto Ruz

2. Hannibal Buress: Hannibal Takes Edinburgh (2016 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

Hannibal Buress performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which consists of doing a show every day for 28 days. It shows the progression of Buress's sets from his first to last day.

Director: Ryan Ferguson | Stars: Hannibal Buress, Trevor Noah

Votes: 575

3. Ferrell Takes the Field (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 49 min | Documentary, Comedy, Sport

A documentary that follows Will Ferrell as he takes the field in five Major League Baseball training games, playing all nine positions for ten different teams in a single day.

Director: Brian McGinn | Stars: Austin Barnes, Billy Beane, Bruce Bochy, Matt Buschmann

Votes: 975


4. Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights... See full summary »

Director: Brian Stillman | Stars: Tom Beaumont, Tom Berges, John Booth, John Cook

Votes: 498

5. Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

What we know today about many famous musicians, politicians, and actresses is due to the famous work of photographer Harry Benson. He captured vibrant and intimate photos of the most famous... See full summary »

Directors: Justin Bare, Matthew Miele | Stars: Harry Benson, Carl Bernstein, Bryant Gumbel, Ralph Lauren

Votes: 313 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Aenigma: Lucio Fulci and the 80s (2017)

76 min | Documentary

Aenigma: Lucio Fulci and the 80s takes a look into the twilight years of Lucio Fulci, one of Italian cinemas finest craftsmen; lovingly known as the 'Godfather of Gore' by his legion of fans.

Directors: Eugenio Ercolani, Giuliano Emanuele | Stars: Antonio Bido, Carlo Maria Cordio, Michéle De Angelis, Marco Di Stefano

Votes: 26

7. Louis C.K. Oh My God (2013 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

In February, 2013, Louis brings his impish nihilism to Phoenix, Arizona. He talks about an old lady and her pet, living in Manhattan, experiencing his body's aging (he's 45), men's ... See full summary »

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 8,021

8. Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said? (2011 TV Special)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary, Comedy

If you only know Craig Ferguson as host of The Late Late Show or as Drew Carey's sitcom boss, you're missing out. The gloriously ribald Scot takes to the stage in this all-new extended and ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Truesdell | Stars: Craig Ferguson, Jeff Arnold, Chris Saladin

Votes: 628

9. Cultureshock (2018– )
Episode: Chris Rock's "Bring the Pain" (2018)

TV-14 | 56 min | Documentary

Comedian and Emmy Award® winner W. Kamau Bell ("United Shades of America") steps behind the camera to direct this film about how Chris Rock changed the face of comedy with his seminal 1996 ... See full summary »

Director: W. Kamau Bell | Stars: Hannibal Buress, Ava DuVernay, Martin Lawrence, Trevor Noah

Votes: 13

10. Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon (2017 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The story of how one of American television's brightest and wealthiest stars finally came to face a criminal trial for sexual assault a decade after the accusations were first made.

Director: Ricardo Pollack | Stars: Thandie Newton, Gloria Allred, Lili Bernard, Vicki Carbe

Votes: 67

Bill Cosby

11. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Adventure, History

Morgan Freeman presents his quest in order to find how most religions perceive life after death, what different civilizations thought about the act of creation and other big questions that mankind has continuously asked.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Amir Hussain, Jodi Magness, Robert Thurman

Votes: 3,467


12. Being Poirot (2013)

48 min | Documentary

After 25 years of playing Hercule Poirot, British actor David Suchet explores the enduring appeal of his most legendary character.

Director: Chris Malone | Stars: David Suchet, Sean O'Connor, Michele Buck, Geoffrey Wansell

Votes: 259

David Suchet

13. David Suchet on the Orient Express (2010 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

In this travelogue, actor David Suchet journeys across Europe abroad the world famous Orient Express Train, as he prepares to play Poirot in an adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express."

Director: Chris Malone | Stars: Josephine Baker, David Suchet

Votes: 125


14. Bill Cosby: An American Scandal (2017)


A biography of Bill Cosby from young adult to his adult career in the spotlight, his relationships, and evidence of a decades-long propensity for his (alleged) use of drugs to get what he ... See full summary »

Stars: Chloe Zeitounian, Beth Karas, Daniel Luce, Ginger Wilde

Votes: 28

Bill Cosby

15. I Am Bruce Lee (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day ... See full summary »

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: Bruce Lee, Paul Bowman, Daniele Bolelli, Richard Bustillo

Votes: 3,453

16. Ferrante Fever (2017)

74 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Elena Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work - and her mysterious persona - so uniquely captivating.

Director: Giacomo Durzi | Stars: Jonathan Franzen, Ann Goldstein, Roberto Saviano, Elizabeth Strout

Votes: 79 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

It's Charlie Sheen's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Seth MacFarlane, Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Ross

Votes: 4,994

stand-up comedy

18. Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos (2011 TV Special)

Unrated | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ventriloquist and comic Jeff Dunham takes to the stage to provide fresh comedic material with his classic puppets Walter, Peanut, Jose Jalapeño and Achmed, as well as with two never-before-seen characters with their own unique quirks.

Directors: Michael Simon, Matthew McNeil | Star: Jeff Dunham

Votes: 1,927

stand-up comedy

19. David Suchet: In the Footsteps of Saint Peter (2015– )

60 min | Documentary

Actor David Suchet goes in search of one of the most puzzling characters in history.

Star: David Suchet

Votes: 28


20. How TV Ruined Your Life (2011)

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

A comedic documentary series in which Charlie Brooker uses a mix of sketches and jaw-dropping archive footage to explore the gulf between real life and television.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Liz May Brice, Kevin Eldon, Beth Cordingly

Votes: 1,129

Charlie Brooker

21. Ricky Gervais: Out of England - The Stand-Up Special (2008 TV Special)

TV-MA | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

Award-winning actor/comedian Ricky Gervais' first-ever HBO stand-up special features his unique takes on such disparate issues as fund-raising, autism, fame, nursery rhymes, Nazis, moronic friends, obesity and more.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 2,382

22. Ricky Gervais: Out of England 2 - The Stand-Up Special (2010 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand-up comic Ricky Gervais has his second HBO special.

Director: John Moffitt | Star: Ricky Gervais

Votes: 1,756

23. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Kevin James (2009)

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

Born Kevin Knipfing, James first planned on a career in sports, but those plans changed when he joined a community theater to alleviate a bad case of the summertime blues.

Stars: Kevin James, Steffiana De La Cruz, Jill Dobson, Leah Remini

24. To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,420 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 TV Special)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy

In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to.

Director: Louis C.K. | Star: Louis C.K.

Votes: 9,721

26. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,908

hosted by Morgan Freeman

27. Hey Watch This (2010)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

Cheech and Chong perform sketch comedy, stand-up and music on their "Light Up America" reunion tour.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Shelby Chong, Jimmy Root

Votes: 514

A documentary based on Cheech and Chong's "Light Up America" reunion tour.

28. Brand: A Second Coming (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex & fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas & empty idols... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Russell Brand, Simon Amstell, Andrew Antonio, Barbara Brand

Votes: 884

29. Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather of Gore (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

Gory, Gory, Hallelujah! Take an outrageous ride through the wild world of exploitation films with this often-hilarious documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS, THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

Directors: Frank Henenlotter, Jimmy Maslon | Stars: Mal Arnold, John Bloom, Jerome Eden, David F. Friedman

Votes: 249

30. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

Votes: 5,260 | Gross: $4.16M

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

31. D.L. Hughley: Reset (2012 TV Special)

TV-MA | 58 min | Documentary, Comedy

A brand new comedy special, featuring the world-renowned D.L. Hughley, one of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today.

Director: Jay Karas | Star: D.L. Hughley

Votes: 195

stand-up comedy

32. That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

63 Metascore

Documentary about veteran character actor Dick Miller, whose career in and outside of Hollywood has spanned almost 200 films across six decades, featuring a diverse range of interviews with directors, co-stars, and contemporaries.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Dick Miller, Lainie Miller, Gilbert Adler, Allan Arkush

Votes: 286

33. All Star Comedy Jam (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

The Original King of Comedy and Shaquille O'Neal presents this Stand-Up Special with some of the industry's most talented and sought after comedians.

Director: Leslie Small | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Tommy Davidson, DeRay Davis, Kevin Hart

Votes: 295

34. Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary

Isabella Rossellini's takes her educational series about the mating habits of different animals on the road.

Directors: Jody Shapiro, Tommaso Rossellini | Stars: Norika Fujiwara, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 95

35. 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)

82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

A documentary exploring the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster.

Director: Kevin Burke | Stars: Paul Ainsworth, Dave Alexander, Andrea Alvin, David Byrd

Votes: 555

36. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

The master comedian performs in Washington DC and gives his wry observations about life, politics and his health.

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 2,964

37. I Am Heath Ledger (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

68 Metascore

Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.

Directors: Adrian Buitenhuis, Derik Murray | Stars: Heath Ledger, Ben Harper, Kim Ledger, Sally Bell

Votes: 5,419

38. Kung Fu Elliot (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

63 Metascore

The film tells the bizarre story of Elliot 'White Lightning' Scott, who plans on becoming Canada's first kung fu action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight.

Directors: Matthew Bauckman, Jaret Belliveau | Star: Elliot Scott

Votes: 321

Elliot "White Lightning" Scott plans on becoming Canada's first action hero with his low-budget karate epic, Blood Fight. This surreal documentary captures two years in the lives of a passionate amateur filmmaker, his supportive partner Linda, and their outrageous cast-all trying to realize their dreams. With everyone's hopes and dreams pinned on Elliot, this comedic-drama unfolds into a shocking and complex examination of how we lie to ourselves.

40. Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic (2015 TV Special)

TV-14 | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

Filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City, the hilarious and charming "Full Time Magic" is Nate Bargatze's first one-hour stand-up special. Despite being a married man with a young ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Polito | Star: Nate Bargatze

Votes: 104

42. Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary, Comedy

Maria Bamford performs a rapid-fire, playful stand-up set for crowds at park benches, bowling alleys and LA theaters in this roving comedy special.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Maria Bamford, Rhea Butcher, Alex Blue Davis, Melinda Hill

Votes: 790

stand-up comedy

43. Demetri Martin. Person. (2007 TV Special)

TV-14 | 42 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

A unique talent, Demetri Martin is one of the hottest stand-up comics working today. His new special, Demetri Martin. Person. Inventive and insightful, this top-rated program brings the funny in ways you've never seen.

Director: Jay Karas | Stars: Demetri Martin, John Agrapides, Joseph Greca, Christene Martin

Votes: 1,631

stand-up comedy

44. Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool (2011 TV Special)

PG | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy

Nick Kroll blows the doors off of the conventional stand-up special.

Director: Ryan Polito | Stars: Nick Kroll, Lake Bell, Brooklyn Franano, Lauren Franano

Votes: 198

stand-up comedy

45. Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular (2015 TV Special)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Comedy

Stand-up comic Ari Shaffir discusses inappropriate subjects like taking shrooms while camping, unusual new racial stereotypes, morning blowjobs, oddities of some of the ten commandments, and his profound hatred towards TSA.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Ari Shaffir

Votes: 76

stand-up comedy

47. Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the career and eventual death from AIDS of actor Rock Hudson.

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Eric Farr, Lauren Bacall, Cyd Charisse, Marc Christian

Votes: 352

48. George Carlin... It's Bad for Ya! (2008 TV Special)

70 min | Documentary, Comedy