Documentaries Watchlistby jbodden28 | created - 03 Apr 2017 | updated - 9 months ago | Public
Documentaries I've watched, and those I want to watch. All non-crime, see other list for Crime Documentaries
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1. The Cove (2009)
PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
Votes: 45,554 | Gross: $0.87M
Watched: Absolutely amazing!
2. Blackfish (2013)
PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, News
A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.
Votes: 57,316 | Gross: $2.06M
3. Planet Earth (2006)
TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary
Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.
Watched: So good!
4. Planet Earth II (2016)
TV-G | 298 min | Documentary
David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.
Star: David Attenborough
5. The Crash Reel (2013)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »
Watched: Incredible documentary!
6. Citizenfour (2014)
R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
Votes: 48,594 | Gross: $2.80M
7. Chasing Ice (2012)
PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography
Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.
Votes: 7,822 | Gross: $1.33M
Watched: Very good
8. An Honest Liar (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.
Votes: 8,543 | Gross: $0.12M
Watched - Really Loved this one!!
9. Meru (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Votes: 13,013 | Gross: $2.33M
10. Unacknowledged (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary
"Unacknowledged" focuses on the historic files of the Disclosure Project and how UFO secrecy has been ruthlessly enforced-and why. The best evidence for extraterrestrial contact, dating ... See full summary »
Watched - Crazy but a good one!
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »
Watched - This one was really good!!!
12. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 31,759 | Gross: $4.59M
Watched: Really good!
13. America's Book of Secrets (2012– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary
From the facts behind the NSA spying scandals ("Big Brother") and the Boston Bombings ("American Terrorists") to America's secret prisons, Scientology, the Gold conspiracy and America's doomsday plans, this series features in-depth interviews with top journalists, law enforcement officials and whistleblowers.
Watched - this was so good
14. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »
Watched - So good!!!
15. The Summit (II) (2012)
R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure
The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.
Votes: 4,205 | Gross: $0.22M
Watched - Good
16. The Wildest Dream (2010)
PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.
Votes: 2,222 | Gross: $0.87M
17. I Am Heath Ledger (2017)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
Friends and family of the late actor Heath Ledger remember his life and career.
Watched - Great Documentary about a wonderful actor that died before his time
18. Be Here Now (2015)
100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
As though life is imitating art, actor and sex-symbol, Andy Whitfield, had just become a star as the lead in the hit television series,'Spartacus,' when he is faced with his biggest ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,839 | Gross: $0.02M
Watched - Sad but great story
19. Grizzly Man (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography
Votes: 48,822 | Gross: $3.17M
20. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)
TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
An intimate but explosive portrait of the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport, and the truth. But the former ... See full summary »
21. Hawking (2013)
TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's ... See full summary »
23. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.
29. Buck (2011)
PG | 88 min | Documentary
An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.
Votes: 3,060 | Gross: $4.02M
30. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.
31. The Man Who Saved the World (2014)
110 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Retired Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from WW3, talks about his life as retiree and shares his opinions on the Cold War with actor Kevin Costner in this melancholic mixture of documentary and reenacted footage.
32. Unrest (I) (2017)
98 min | Documentary, Drama, History
When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea is struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story as she fights a disease that medicine forgot.
Votes: 2,201 | Gross: $0.04M
33. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
G | 90 min | Documentary, History
Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.
Votes: 14,149 | Gross: $5.23M
36. Haunted State: Whispers from History Past (2014)
97 min | Documentary
Come along for a journey investigating Wisconsin's most famous historic buildings and the paranormal folklore inside. Is history alive? Are ghosts real? Does scientific equipment exist that allow us to communicate with "ghosts"?
38. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story (2017)
TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo Garcia lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.
Votes: 254 | Gross: $0.01M