Selected Documentaries

by avikathuria | created - 21 May 2017 | updated - 18 Feb 2018 | Public

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1. Banking on Bitcoin (2016)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, News

Bitcoin is the most disruptive invention since the Internet, and now an ideological battle is underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. The film shows the players who are defining how this technology will shape our lives.

Director: Christopher Cannucciari | Stars: Wences Casares, Nathanial Popper, Gavin Andresen, Naomi Brockwell

Votes: 3,310

2. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,823 | Gross: $1.33M

3. The Challenger Disaster (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, History

Factual drama exploring the truth behind the space shuttle Challenger's 1986 disintegration.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Joanne Whalley, William Hurt, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 3,802

4. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 11,441

5. 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

6. Top Gear (2002– )
Episode: 50 Years of Bond Cars (2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Talk-Show

Richard Hammond pays tribute to 50 years of Bond cars. And our show is, of course, anything but straightforward. Alongside the Goldfinger (1964) DB5, the most iconic Bond car ever has to be... See full summary »

Director: Phil Churchward | Stars: Richard Hammond, Vic Armstrong, Roger Becker, Daniel Craig

Votes: 314

7. 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 »

Director: Stephen Finnigan | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Arthur Pelling, Finlay Macrae, Nathan Chapple

Votes: 1,543

8. Living in the Age of Airplanes (2015)

47 min | Documentary

Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it renews our appreciation for one of the most ... See full summary »

Director: Brian J. Terwilliger | Star: Harrison Ford

Votes: 426

9. Loose Change (I) (2011)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A Brooklyn tenant is in for a big surprise when his senile landlord finally remembers him.

Director: Philip Botti | Stars: Annie Basulto, Madeline DeFerrari, Carmine Famiglietti, Graciela Lecube

Votes: 5

10. Mystic India (2005)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

11-year old Neelkanth has long dreamed of being a Yogi, and in the darkness of the rainy evening of June 29, 1792 he secretly leaves his family behind in the Northern India city of Ayodhya ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Melton | Stars: Rupak Mehta, Peter O'Toole, Latesh Patel

Votes: 306

11. One Life (I) (2011)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family

68 Metascore

Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own.

Directors: Michael Gunton, Martha Holmes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Koert-Jan de Bruijn

Votes: 2,283

12. Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of Navy SEALs come to learn the identity of their target: Osama bin Laden.

Directors: John Stockwell, Paulette Victor-Lifton | Stars: Cam Gigandet, Jenny Gabrielle, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 9,435

13. Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy (2011 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

The Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and other experts give their views on the rise, fall and come back of Apple with Steve Jobs at the helm.

Directors: Laura Craig Gray, Tristan Quinn | Stars: Evan Davis, Steve Jobs, Daniel Kottke, Stewart Brand

Votes: 1,084

14. That Sugar Film (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body.

Director: Damon Gameau | Stars: Damon Gameau, Hugh Jackman, Milla Bakaitis, Richard Davies

Votes: 8,238

15. The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, History, News

A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

Director: Nicholas Mross | Stars: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian, Vitalik Buterin

Votes: 1,289

16. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 14,583 | Gross: $0.05M

17. Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World (2012 Video)

74 min | Documentary, Comedy

Everyone has an opinion on bad cars. Now it's time to hear the ones that really count - ours. As it's the worst car in the history of the WORLD, we're out to name and shame the most rubbish... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Clarkson, James May, The Stig

Votes: 1,495

18. The Making of Avatar: Inside the Korean Animation Studios (2005 Video)


Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of "Avatar: The Last Airbender", heads overseas to JM Animation and Moi Animation, two animation studios which worked on the series. Numerous key animators, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeong-Hoon Cho, Jong-Jin Choi, Soon-Chul Choi, Kyoung-Pyo Hong

19. The Attacks of 26/11 (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime, History

The real story of ten terrorists, who sail to Mumbai and wage war on the populace for the next 72 hours.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Nana Patekar, Atul Kulkarni, Ganesh Yadav, Ferzad Jehani

Votes: 4,315 | Gross: $0.25M

20. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

79 Metascore

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Rohini Hattangadi, Roshan Seth

Votes: 209,241 | Gross: $52.77M

21. Project 11 (2011 Video)

14 min | Short, Mystery, Sci-Fi

11 Cities. 11 Directors. 1 Film. In a unique experiment, 11 directors from various countries in the world collaborated to make this short film. Project 11 is a High-Concept Thriller, which ... See full summary »

Directors: Ali Ahmed Brohi, Vikas Chandra, Dharamveer Chauhan, Joseph Cohen, Alessio Giorgetti, Hiro Ikematsu, Yi Luo, Nkumi Mtingwa, Rafal Rakoczy, Ryan Singh, Sydney Walsh | Stars: Afeera Afeera, Aftab Aftab, Mark Bennington, Guiying Chen

Votes: 6

22. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,661

24. The Warrior Prince: Sourav Ganguly (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Biography

Biopic of Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of Indian cricket team.

Stars: Sourav Ganguly, Amitabh Bachchan, Chaiti Ghosal, Mir Afsar Ali

Votes: 16

25. Who Am I (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr.

Votes: 41,416

26. Who Am I (2009 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short, Family

A video poem about who we are as people.

Director: Derek Jones

Votes: 17

27. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.70M

28. Best Kept Secret (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

100 Metascore

JFK High School, located in the midst of a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs, ranging from those on the autism ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Buck | Stars: Alyce Barnhardt, Carla Byrd, Robert Caspar, Johnson Green

Votes: 287

29. I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary

On Friday, the 13th of October, 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers, including a college rugby team, vanished over the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead.

Director: Brad Osborne | Stars: James Lentzsch, Benjamin Josse, Kelly Haitz, Cindy Latch

Votes: 344

30. Terror in Mumbai (2009 TV Movie)


The inside story of the November 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, India - in the words of the victims and of the terrorists themselves. Includes never-before-heard telephone intercepts of ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Reed

Votes: 179

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