Documentaries I've seen

by Laxevaag | created - 13 Jul 2016 | updated - 11 Mar 2018 | Public
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1. The Rules of Film Noir (2009 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, History

Documentary that shows the characteristic traits of film noir and their historical context.

Director: Elaine Donnelly Pieper | Stars: Matthew Sweet, Sheri Chinen Biesen, Neil Brand, Sarah Churchwell

Votes: 123

2. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,187 | Gross: $1.25M

3. The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? (2015)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

A documentary about the proposed 1998 Superman Lives feature film that would have starred Nicolas Cage.

Director: Jon Schnepp | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, Dan Gilroy

Votes: 4,062

4. Snowball Effect. The Story of Clerks (2004 Video)

91 min | Documentary

A feature-length documentary about the making of Kevin Smith's Clerks (1994) and the commercial success that followed.

Director: Phil Benson | Stars: Kevin Smith, Grace Smith, Ernest O'Donnell, Mike Belicose

Votes: 522

5. Play It Loud: The Story of Marshall (2014 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History, Music

A history and tribute to British Jim Marshall's amplifiers, which since then became the standard of rock'n'roll amplifiers ever since.

Directors: Brian Marshall, David Rust | Stars: Jo Whiley, Phil Wells, Chris George, Mike Doyle

Votes: 43

6. Russell Brand: End the Drugs War (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

Russell Brand sets out to find out how other countries are tackling their problems of drug abuse and to explore how the framework of criminalization implicit in the 'war on drugs' produces enormous harm in the treatment of addicts.

Director: Ross Wilson | Stars: Russell Brand, Nick Clegg, David Cameron, João Goulão

Votes: 279

7. I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2011)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

I AIN'T SCARED OF YOU is a documentary tribute to Bernie Mac (1957-2008). From his stand-up in underground Chicago comedy clubs to the Big Screen in Hollywood, Bernie Mac's sharp tongue and... See full summary »

Director: Robert Small | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Tom Arnold, Angela Bassett, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 116

8. Back to the Well: 'Clerks II' (2006 Video)

90 min | Documentary

Behind the scenes of Kevin Smith's sequel to Clerks.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Scott Mosier, Jonathan Gordon

Votes: 290

9. Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (2004)

90 min | Documentary

Documentary about the making of the film Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

Directors: Malcolm Ingram, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith | Stars: Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, Jason Mewes, Jules Asner, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 138

10. Kedi (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A profile of an ancient city and its unique people, seen through the eyes of the most mysterious and beloved animal humans have ever known, the Cat.

Director: Ceyda Torun | Stars: Yaman Barlas, Sari, Arzu Göl, Kemal Suncu

Votes: 11,270 | Gross: $2.83M

11. Perspectives (2011– )
Episode: David Suchet: The Mystery of Agatha Christie (2013)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary

David Suchet, who has spent more of his life acting out the plots of Agatha Christie's work than anyone else in the world, takes a journey around Britain to get under the skin of the best-selling author of all time.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: David Suchet, Mathew Prichard, Rosalind Christie, Agatha Christie

Votes: 110

12. On Location: Where Eagles Dare (1968)

13 min | Documentary, Short

A behind-the-scenes look at the difficulties of shooting a movie on location in the Austrian Alps.

Stars: Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton, Ingrid Pitt, Mary Ure

Votes: 152

13. 4.1 Miles (2016)

26 min | Documentary, Short

A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.

Director: Daphne Matziaraki | Stars: Christos Sapounas, Giorgos Tsagarellis

Votes: 861

14. The Real Heroes of Telemark (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

A group of both Norwegian and Britiish specially trained military team reenacts the WWII mission of the Grouse-Gunnerside commando which was crucial for the Allied Forces in the heavy water... See full summary »

Director: Martin Pailthorpe | Stars: Knut Haugland, Ray Mears, Jens A. Poulsson, Joachim Rønneberg

Votes: 126

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