Nerd Documentaries

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1. Toy Masters (2012)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

When two friends attempt to discover who created their favorite childhood action figure, they end up uncovering a heated battle for credit that's lasted 30 years and is filled with more ... See full summary »

Directors: Corey Landis, Roger Lay Jr. | Stars: Paul Cleveland, Mark Dicamillo, Larry DiTillio, Richard Edlund

Votes: 10

2. I Am Your Father (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

The story of the underappreciated bodybuilder, actor and Star Wars alumnus, David Prowse.

Directors: Toni Bestard, Marcos Cabotá | Stars: Colm Meaney, Lou Ferrigno, Julian Owen, Marcus Hearn

Votes: 1,717

3. Elstree 1976 (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

Actors and extras reminisce about their time on the set of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and how making the film affected their lives.

Director: Jon Spira | Stars: Paul Blake, Jeremy Bulloch, John Chapman, Anthony Forrest

Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Turtle Power: The Definitive History of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

The history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise.

Director: Randall Lobb | Stars: Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman, Mark Askwith, Richard Rosenbaum

Votes: 798

5. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

59 Metascore

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

Director: Erik Sharkey | Stars: Greg Aronowitz, Timothy Bradstreet, Joanna Cassidy, Ernie Cefalu

Votes: 858

6. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,245

7. 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: 505

8. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Joe Nussbaum, Daryl Frazetti, Doug Jones, Damian Hess

Votes: 4,298

9. The Prequels Strike Back: A Fan's Journey (2016)

80 min | Documentary

A documentary about the controversial Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Director: Bradley Weatherholt | Stars: Doug Adams, Michael Barryte, James Berardinelli, Tim Blank

Votes: 98

10. Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (2007 TV Movie)

155 min | Documentary

Filmmakers, critics and even politicians discuss the social impact of the "Star Wars" films and the franchise's reliance in mythology and history.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: George Lucas, Linda Ellerbee, Tom Brokaw, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 609

11. SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Jon Berg, Ben Burtt

Votes: 261

12. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 558

13. Ghostheads (2016)

73 min | Documentary

A look at the intense fandom for the media franchise, Ghostbusters (1984)

Director: Brendan Mertens | Stars: Chace Ambrose, William Atherton, Dan Aykroyd, Brandon Balentine

Votes: 580

14. Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters (2019 Video)

90 min | Documentary | Post-production

The documentary that tells us the full story from where it all started through to the future of the Ghostbusters franchise.

Director: Anthony Bueno | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, Harold Ramis

15. Back in Time (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Family, History

An amazing look at the immense cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy 30 years after McFly and Brown went on an epic adventure.

Director: Jason Aron | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 3,725

16. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 33,463 | Gross: $0.68M

17. Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History

40 Metascore

Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.

Director: Jeremy Snead | Stars: Sean Astin, Al Alcorn, Peter Armstrong, Cliff Bleszinski

Votes: 5,211 | Gross: $0.02M



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