With HBO/Cinemax Documentary (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News

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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 15,303 | Gross: $3.41M

2. The Agronomist (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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82 Metascore

The true story of Jean Dominique, a Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jean Dominique, Aboudja, Ronald Reagan

Votes: 865 | Gross: $0.23M

3. 51 Birch Street (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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77 Metascore

Documentary filmmaker Doug Block had every reason to believe his parents' 54-year marriage was a good one. But when his mother dies unexpectedly and his father swiftly marries his former ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Block | Stars: Carol Block, Doug Block, Ellen Block, Karen Block

Votes: 784 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Favela Rising (2005)

TV-14 | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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65 Metascore

A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae.

Directors: Matt Mochary, Jeff Zimbalist | Stars: Andre Luis Azevedo, José Júnior, Michele Moraes, Anderson Sa

Votes: 620

5. Protocols of Zion (2005)

R | 95 min | Documentary

6.3
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60 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of anti-Semitism in the USA after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Director: Marc Levin | Stars: Marc Levin, Kofi Annan, Joanne Baron, Shmuley Boteach

Votes: 822 | Gross: $0.18M

6. Trinkets and Beads (1996)

52 min | Documentary

8.4
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The indigenous Huaorani people of Ecuador manage to preserve their isolation from the outside world, until American missionaries and a Texas oil company threaten their very existence.

Director: Christopher Walker

Votes: 10

7. 39 Pounds of Love (2005)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.7
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56 Metascore

This is the story of Ami, a man who while unable to move any part of his body, still manages to move each and every one of us, as he teaches us a part of life's intimate dance.

Director: Dani Menkin | Star: Ami Ankilewitz

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt (2003)

76 min | Documentary

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On May 26, 2002, we watched the Colombian presidential elections from Bogotà's regal Plaza de Bolivar. We had come to Colombia to document the campaign of controversial presidential ... See full summary »

Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes

Votes: 56

9. People Say I'm Crazy (2003)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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69 Metascore

John Cadigan was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1993. He talks about what it's like living with mental illness. He shows us how his art, his friends and family help him have a meaningful life.

Directors: John Cadigan, Katie Cadigan | Stars: Anne Cadigan, Dick Cadigan, John Cadigan, Katie Cadigan

Votes: 36

10. Xiara's Song (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Xiara Trujillo is a precocious seven-year-old who moved from the Bronx to Maryland with her mom, Aracelli Guzman, four years ago. Though she seems happy hanging out and playing with her pal... See full synopsis »

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 10

11. Daryl Hall & John Oates: Rock 'N Soul International (1984 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

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Filmmakers John Jopson and Jeb Brien follow Hall & Oates on their 1984 world tour through Japan and Europe.

Directors: Jeb Brien, John Jopson | Stars: Janna Allen, Sara Allen, Charlie Dechant, Daryl Hall

12. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Music

7.9
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Documentary on Otis Redding's performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn

Votes: 547

13. Finishing Heaven (2008)

74 min | Documentary

6.0
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On its surface, this is a film about a man returning to New York to finish the film he began in 1970, when he was a 22 year old film school hotshot. Along with his former lover and star of ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mann | Stars: Robert Feinberg, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Gordon Bressack

Votes: 35

14. From Hollywood to Hanoi (1992)

78 min | Documentary

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In 1988, a Vietnamese-American woman returns to her homeland for the first time since childhood against the wishes of her anti-communist father and the US trade embargo.

Director: Tiana Alexandra | Stars: Tiana Alexandra, Pham Van Dong, Dang Bich Ha, Du Phuoc Long

Votes: 33

15. Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream (1990 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Arthur Barron | Stars: Harry Goz, Rita Hayworth, James Hill, Evelyn Keyes

Votes: 33

16. Atomic Ed & the Black Hole (2001 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Atomic Ed & the Black Hole tells the story of a scientist-turned-atomic junk collector known as Atomic Ed. More than 30 years ago, Ed quit his job making "better" atomic bombs and he began ... See full summary »

Director: Ellen Spiro | Star: Ed Grothus

Votes: 5

17. James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tab Hunter, Roger Vadim

Votes: 5

18. The Juggling Movie (1981)

G | 10 min | Short

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The Pickle Family Jugglers share the essentials of juggling, including: Three Elements That Separate Juggling From Playing Catch, Throwing To The Imaginary Spot, and Keeping It Away From ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Melly | Stars: Cecil MacKinnon, Larry Pisoni, Peggy Pisoni, Margaret Snider

Votes: 7

19. Merrill Markoe's Guide to Glamorous Living (1988 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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Director: Merrill Markoe | Stars: Merrill Markoe, Elayne Boosler, Polly Draper, Stephen Lee

Votes: 5


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