DOCUCINEMA -documentaries about the film industry and the people around it

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1. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $0.01M

3. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,420 | Gross: $0.03M

4. All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar (2001 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Biography

A rare look at the the career of film director Pedro Almodóvar, especially his early works, with interviews with the director himself and his stars and admirers.

Director: Nick Cory Wright | Stars: Stephen Frears, Victoria Abril, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar

Votes: 82

5. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Director: Rob Kuhns | Stars: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, H. Rap Brown, Mark Harris

Votes: 1,469 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Bloodsucking Cinema (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 56 min | Documentary

The sound of flapping bat wings, an empty coffin, glistening fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, the sensual taste of blood, a blank reflection, fear of the cross, and death from daylight. ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Gray | Stars: Uwe Boll, Everett Burrell, John Carpenter, David S. Goyer

Votes: 150

7. Un jour, une histoire (2011– )
Episode: Chaplin: The Legend of the Century (2014)

120 min | Documentary

The life, success and scandals of Charlie Chaplin.

Directors: Frederic Martin, Anne Leboulch | Stars: Laurent Delahousse, Claire Bloom, Peter Bogdanovich, Marlon Brando

Votes: 51

8. Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 400 min | Documentary, Horror

A chronicle of the history of the Friday the 13th franchise.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Corey Feldman, Peter M. Bracke, Samantha Delutri, Kimberly Higgins

Votes: 1,586

9. Danland (2012)

91 min | Documentary, Drama

Amateur porn producer Dan Leal, aka 'Porno Dan', searches for commitment and intimacy in spite of his industry and himself.

Director: Alexandra Berger | Star: Porno Dan

Votes: 59

10. Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror (2000 TV Movie)

R | 57 min | Documentary, Horror

Documentary that explores Argento's film career.

Director: Leon Ferguson | Stars: Mark Kermode, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Michael Brandon

Votes: 567

11. Divine Trash (1998)

97 min | Documentary

The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Yeager | Stars: John Waters, Pat Waters, John Waters Sr., Steve Buscemi

Votes: 974 | Gross: $0.04M

12. Doc of the Dead (2014)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary

The definitive zombie culture documentary, brought to the screen by the makers of THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Kyle William Bishop, Charlie Adlard, Joanna Angel, Steven Barton

Votes: 1,182

13. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The history of the independent film company, The Cannon Film Group, Inc..

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Sam Firstenberg, David Paulsen, Luigi Cozzi, Menahem Golan

Votes: 4,697

14. 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: 3,195

16. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Director: Jeff McQueen | Stars: Ed Green, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Joseph Stefano

Votes: 3,143

17. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 295

18. 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

19. His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers.

Director: Daniel Farrands | Stars: Diane Almeida, Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Diana Barrows

Votes: 2,667

20. Horror Business (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

Take a walk on the scary side with guerrilla horror filmmakers and the bizarre culture that drives them to pursue their dreams. In 2003, filmmaker Christopher P. Garetano began what would ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher P. Garetano | Stars: Ray Adell, Mark Borchardt, Ron Atkins, Ken Keen

Votes: 176

21. Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss (2012 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

Actor, writer and life-long horror film aficionado Mark Gatiss follows his 'A History of Horror' with this exploration of European horror cinema. Including interviews with directors Dario Argento and Guillermo del Toro amongst others.

Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Dario Argento, Fabrizio Bava, Annette Chaton

Votes: 286

22. VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999–2004)
Episode: Horror Movie Stars (1999)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

Horror movies play upon our most primal fears and we can't get enough of 'em. From the troubled loner with a jones for murder to the triumphant heroines who barely escape death's grip, VH1'... See full summary »

Stars: Ellie Cornell, James Curreri, Heather Lynne Chase, Alana Curry

Votes: 14

23. I Am Divine (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Divine, Michael Musto, Mark Payne, Greg Gorman

Votes: 2,036 | Gross: $0.06M

24. I Am Nancy (2011)

71 min | Documentary, Horror

In the autobiographical I AM NANCY, the focus is squarely on Heather Langenkamp and her unique experience playing Wes Craven's legendary teen heroine Nancy Thompson. With tongue planted ... See full summary »

Director: Arlene Marechal | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Jessica Craven

Votes: 327

25. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,272 | Gross: $0.65M

26. Indie Sex: Censored (2007 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

The history of film censorship in the United States. The documentary covers the pre-code era, to the 1934 introduction of the Hays Code. This slowly broke down and the MPAA was introduced in 1968.

Director: Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Fenton Bailey, Jami Bernard

Votes: 433

27. Indie Sex: Teens (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, Romance

Underage sex is one of the most taboo topics on screen. Indie Sex: Teens presents the history and role of teenage sex and sexuality on screen from Splendor in the Grass to Kids to Thirteen.... See full synopsis »

Director: Lisa Ades | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Jami Bernard, Catherine Breillat

Votes: 416

28. Inside Story: The Silence of the Lambs (2010 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

With interviews from cast and crew, including stars Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and director Jonathan Demme, you'll hear how a film with a young director trained in B-movies and cheesy ... See full summary »

Stars: Jonathan Demme, Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

Votes: 80

29. Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

In this documentary on the life of 'Joan Crawford', we learn why she should be remembered as the great actress she was, and not only as the "mommie dearest." caricature she has become. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Fitzgerald | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Diane Baker, Charles Busch, Ben Cooper

Votes: 370

30. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 19,273 | Gross: $0.65M

31. Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (2015)

Not Rated | 476 min | Documentary

A documentary uncovering the history and the making of Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) films.

Director: Kevin McDonagh | Stars: Peter Atkins, Simon Bamford, Imogen Boorman, Doug Bradley

Votes: 269

32. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 799 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary about the moviestar's last months including her tumultuous love affairs, drug and alcohol dependency, depression and eventual firing from her final film, 20th Century Fox's "... See full summary »

Director: Patty Ivins Specht | Stars: James Coburn, Gene Allen, Steve Allen, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 706

34. Masters of Horror (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends.

Directors: Mike Mendez, Dave Parker | Stars: Dario Argento, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter, Wes Craven

Votes: 493

35. Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, Biography

With Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) as executive producer, this is in essence an autobiography. It follows his career chronologically from the 10-year partnership with Dean Martin to Lewis's ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Barson | Stars: Michael Andrew, Alec Baldwin, Richard Belzer, Carol Burnett

Votes: 240

36. Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films.

Director: Stuart Samuels | Stars: John Waters, Ben Barenholtz, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Alan Douglas

Votes: 1,361

37. Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Uniquely intimate documentary following the stars of Monty Python as they reunite for a final time to stage a marathon ten shows of Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to Go at The O2, London in July 2014.

Directors: Roger Graef, James Rogan | Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones

Votes: 337

38. Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 239 min | Documentary, Horror

Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history!

Directors: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Stacey Alden, Erika Anderson, Marshall Bell

Votes: 3,789

40. Nick Nolte: No Exit (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

A frank and unconventional view of the life and work of actor Nick Nolte.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jacqueline Bisset, Powers Boothe, F.X. Feeney

Votes: 106

41. Nightmare Factory (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

An inside look at the world of Hollywood special effects and the company paving the way, KNB Effects.

Director: Donna Davies | Stars: Gabriel Bartalos, Howard Berger, Steve Biodrowski, Alex Brewer

Votes: 552

42. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,728 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)

R | 77 min | Documentary, Biography

54 Metascore

A light-hearted look at the life and career of porn star Ron Jeremy, from his devoted fanbase to his unlikely status as a sex symbol and his goal to achieve mainstream success.

Director: Scott J. Gill | Stars: Ron Jeremy, William Margold, Al Goldstein, Al Lewis

Votes: 2,252 | Gross: $0.41M

44. Respectable - The Mary Millington Story (2016)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary chronicling the extraordinary life and tragic death of Mary Millington - Britain's most famous pornographic actress of the 1970s.

Director: Simon Sheridan | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, David Sullivan, Dudley Sutton, Pat Astley

Votes: 244

45. Rita (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Biography

Biography of 1940's sex goddess Rita Hayworth. Born Margarita Cansino, she studied dancing from the age of 5 and was soon part of the family's night club act. By age 18 she was married and ... See full summary »

Director: Elaina Archer | Stars: Kim Basinger, Robert Board, Eduardo Cansino, Elisa Cansino

Votes: 147

46. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg, Catherine Deneuve, Pawel Edelman

Votes: 997

47. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 19,740 | Gross: $0.26M

48. Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood, a place where maverick independent EXPLOITATION FILMMAKERS... See full summary »

Director: Ray Greene | Stars: F.X. Feeney, Maila Nurmi, Michael Copner, Samuel Z. Arkoff

Votes: 521

49. Scream Greats, Volume I: Tom Savini (1986 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Horror