My Documentary Collectionby Usurpent | created - 19 Dec 2012 | updated - 03 Dec 2014 | Public
This list was made to remind me of what I already have in order to avoid getting doubles. Not everything here is being recommended, some of them I didn't even want... But for $5 or less I was willing to give them a chance, and many of them turned out to be hidden gems.
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1. 1 Giant Leap (2002)
155 min | Documentary, Music
Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman travelled for 7 months through all 5 continents, and recorded in over 50 locations to create the most inspiring film and album they could imagine. Their ... See full summary »
2. 10 MPH (2007)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Two guys quit stodgy corporate jobs, scrounged up all the savings they could, collected credit cards, and stepped - or better yet - scooted forward to follow their biggest dream: to become ... See full summary »
3. 180° South (2010)
PG | 85 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport
The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.
Votes: 2,776 | Gross: $0.03M
5. 3000 Miles (2007)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary
Tony Hawk and the stars of MTVs 'Jackass' race 3000 miles around the world from London to Los Angeles in just 8 days against 120 supercars in the famous Gumball 3000 Rally. '3000 Miles' ... See full summary »
7. 9 Months, 9 Days (2009)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
August 9 2006. Three Mexican fishermen are found near the Marshall Islands, more than 5,000 miles away from home, after 9 months and 9 days adrift. They declared, "We survived by eating raw... See full summary »
Director: Ozcar Ramírez González
9. A Brokedown Melody (2004)
Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Sport
A Brokedown Melody explores the times, travels and experiences of a tribe of surfers who search for the spark of life and look to pass it on to the younger generation. The film follows ... See full summary »
10. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
11. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
Votes: 2,421 | Gross: $0.03M
12. A Film Unfinished (2010)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.
Votes: 1,639 | Gross: $0.31M
13. A League of Ordinary Gentlemen (2004)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport
Filmmaker Christopher Browne documents the mission of a group of middle-aged bowlers as they attempt to revitalize the sport and get the television-watching public interested in it again.
Votes: 329 | Gross: $0.02M
14. A Man Named Pearl (2006)
G | 78 min | Documentary
A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar. It offers a message that speaks to respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can ... See full summary »
Votes: 293 | Gross: $0.20M
15. A Million in the Morning (2010 Video)
58 min | Documentary
The film follows 8 contestants as they compete as part of the Movie Watching Championship, all trying to break the World Record for most consecutive hours without sleep...while watching movies...in the middle of Times Square.
16. A Nightmare in Las Cruces (2011)
R | 103 min | Documentary
On February 10, 1990 two cowards walked into the Las Cruces Bowl and changed the lives of many people. Seven people inside the bowling alley were forced at gunpoint to the floor and told to... See full summary »
17. A Perfect Candidate (1996)
105 min | Documentary
The filmmakers follow Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 bid for a Virginia Senate seat, focusing on North's campaign strategist, Mark Goodin, and a Washington Post reporter. Mudslinging ... See full summary »
Votes: 253 | Gross: $0.05M
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
The Achievers: The Story of the Lebowski Fans by director Eddie Chung, follows the intertwining lives and sub-culture of "Achievers," fans of "The Big Lebowski."
24. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
Votes: 6,046 | Gross: $0.10M
R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime
1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.
Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on Levon Helm, a founding member of The Band, at home in Woodstock in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years.
Votes: 441 | Gross: $0.10M
28. Nippon no genba: Akihabara toshinose no monogatari (2005 TV Short)
Not Rated | 44 min | Documentary, Short
A look at the lives of a few inhabitants in Akihabara, Tokyo's electric town.
31. Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002)
PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary, History, Music
Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid.
Votes: 545 | Gross: $0.40M
32. Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)
Not Rated | 237 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.
33. The Ambassador (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.
Votes: 3,669 | Gross: $0.03M
36. American Dream (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary
Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »
Votes: 687 | Gross: $0.27M
37. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime
The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members ... See full summary »
39. American Massive (2002 Video)
Shot on the Moonshine Overamerica 2000 tour, American Massive shows the rave scene from the participants' perspective: the DJs, the promoters, the artists, and the kids. 24 Cities, 13,000 ... See full summary »
40. 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.
59 min | Documentary
This is a documentary about the making of National Lampoon's Animal House in Eugene Oregon in 1978.
45. Art & Copy (2009)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »
46. The Art of Nature (1995 Video)
48 min | Documentary