Documentaries I've Seenby WeAintFoundShin | created - 07 Jan 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Electrocuting an Elephant (1903)
Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short, Horror
The execution of Topsy, a female elephant, in a publicity stunt advertising the opening of Luna Park on Coney Island. Topsy was originally owned by Forepaugh Circus where she killed a ... See full summary »
2. Salut les Cubains (1964)
Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.
3. Valparaiso (1963)
27 min | Documentary, Short
A travelogue of Valparaiso, Chile, a city built on steep hills. Life is a constant struggle against geography. Neighbourhoods are reached by series of ramps, staircases, and funicular ... See full summary »
4. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.
5. Let It Be (1969)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
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.
7. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)
PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »
Votes: 2,361 | Gross: $0.16M
8. The Blank Generation (1976)
55 min | Documentary, Music
The cream of New York new wave/punk filmed live at CBGB's when the scene was just beginning. Includes performances by Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, the Ramones, Talking Heads, the ... See full summary »
9. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)
240 min | Documentary
French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.
10. Pumping Iron (1977)
PG | 86 min | Documentary, Sport
From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests in this ... See full summary »
12. The Beaver Trilogy (2000)
83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
In the 1970's, an ambitious filmmaker visits the small town of Utah to film a talent show.
The Beaver Kid (1979)
14. The Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch (1983 TV Movie)
76 min | Documentary
Nicholas Baum goes on a journey to Den Bosch, Hieronymus Bosch's town, and gives his explanation about what he thinks the painter's works originally meant.
Star: Nicholas Baum
15. Seventeen (1983)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary
In their final year at Muncie's Southside High School, a group of seniors hurtles toward maturity with a combination of joy, despair, and an aggravated sense of urgency. They are also ... See full summary »
16. Black Hollywood (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Shot entirely on location in Hollywood in 1984, this feature documentary explores the role of black actors, black directors and the black audience in American movies. Remember the early 80s... See full summary »
R | 93 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.
Votes: 3,003 | Gross: $0.37M
19. Surviving Edged Weapons (1988)
84 min | Documentary, Action, Crime
A documentary issued to police in the 80's on how to survive edged-based attacks, primarily blades -- with often comical and novel examples.
20. Paris Is Burning (1990)
R | 71 min | Documentary
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Votes: 9,912 | Gross: $3.78M
21. A Brief History of Time (1991)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, was one of the great minds of all time.
Votes: 4,863 | Gross: $2.28M
22. Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992)
82 min | Documentary
Women who have made a career out of starring in the B horror and science fiction genres are interviewed, and clips and trailers from their films are shown.
24. Hype (2000– )
30 min | Comedy
Various comedy sketches parody celebrities and pop cultural and political topics.
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26. Death by Design: Where Parallel Worlds Meet (1997)
70 min | Documentary
A guided tour into the invisible world of cells, told through a collage of metaphors. Discusses and portrays the invisible world of cells, how they communicate with each other, work ... See full summary »
28. Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography
Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.
29. Bride of Monster Mania (2000 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary, Horror
This horror documentary salutes the role of women in fright films, hosted by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.
33. Maestro (2003)
89 min | Documentary
Maestro, tells the story of how a group of people found refuge and a call for life outside the mainstream. What evolved was a scene that set the ground work for what was to come in dance ... See full summary »
35. My Date with Drew (2004)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Brian Herzlinger has had a crush on ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,455 | Gross: $0.09M
36. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 96,457 | Gross: $11.53M
38. The Gits (2005)
TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary
The story of the promising, underground Seattle band, The Gits. Fronted by charismatic vocalist, Mia Zapata, and poised to explode onto the national music scene, a stranger came in and took it all away. A decade later, the legacy lives on.
39. March of the Penguins (2005)
G | 80 min | Documentary, Family
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.
Votes: 53,799 | Gross: $77.44M
42. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 16,280 | Gross: $0.94M
43. Heckler (2007)
R | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy
A documentary exploring the increasingly critical world we live in. After starring in a film that was critically bashed, Jamie Kennedy takes on hecklers and critics and ask some questions ... See full summary »
45. Punk's Not Dead (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music
On the edge of the 30th anniversary of punk rock, Punk's Not Dead takes you into the sweaty underground clubs, backyard parties, recording studios, and yes, shopping malls and stadium shows... See full summary »
46. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 71,947 | Gross: $24.54M
47. Super High Me (2007)
R | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy
Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both.
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary