Documentariesby Joe_Ercolino | created - 30 Jul 2012 | updated - 4 days ago | Public
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1. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 59,463 | Gross: $3.29M
2. Letters from an Indian Clerk (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
The story of how, in 1914, the self-taught Indian mathematical genius SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN came to England and Trinity College, Cambridge, to work with the great British pure mathematician GH Hardy.
3. N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdös (1993)
Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography
N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdos is a 1993 biographical documentary about the life of mathematician Paul Erdos, directed by George Paul Csicsery.
4. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while... See full summary »
Votes: 1,894 | Gross: $0.26M
5. Project Nim (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
Votes: 7,978 | Gross: $0.41M
6. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
PG | 81 min | Documentary
A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.
Votes: 31,377 | Gross: $2.55M
10. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have ... See full summary »
Votes: 904 | Gross: $0.15M
12. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History
A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.
13. Dawkins: Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life (2012– )
Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary
Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In ... See full summary »
14. Order & Disorder (2012– )
Not Rated | Documentary
Professor Jim Al-Khalili unwraps the evolutionary histories responsible for the modern human condition, as currently represented by our sophistication in energy manipulation and information technology.
15. Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity (2011– )
55 min | Documentary
Until recently, electricity was seen as a magical power. It could slay the living, revive the dead, and bend the laws of nature. It is now the lifeblood of the modern world, fueling our ... See full summary »
Horizon (1964– )
The Quest for Tannu Tuva
45 min | Documentary
The story of physicist Richard Feynman's fascination with - and efforts to visit - a remote country in the center of Asia, called Tannu Tuva, "the land where the reindeer meets the camel".
17. The Day After Trinity (1981)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »
18. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography
Heinz Bütler interviews Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) late in life. Cartier-Bresson pulls out photographs, comments briefly, and holds them up to Bütler's camera. A few others share ... See full summary »
Votes: 299 | Gross: $0.03M
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye
21. Fifi Howls from Happiness (2013)
Unrated | 96 min | Documentary
A documentary on provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called "Persian Picasso," whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.
Votes: 344 | Gross: $0.01M
Fifi Howls from Happiness (Documentary about Bahman Mohassess)
23. Il était une forêt (2013)
78 min | Documentary
From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural ... See full summary »
27. Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma (2016)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA explores the real and perceived threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in America today through first-hand accounts from those on the front lines of ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Biography
Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.
33. The Salt of the Earth (2014)
PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
Votes: 17,756 | Gross: $1.34M
34. 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.
35. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.
Votes: 613 | Gross: $0.24M
36. A Symphony of Summits: The Alps from Above (2013)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
The Cineflex-camera, developed by US secret services, brings razor sharp aerial close-ups and breathtaking panoramic images to life. Filmed exclusively with aerial shots, this is a unique ... See full summary »
Secrets of Britain (2013– )
Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History
This documentary exposes the secret and dangerous world of the British Secret Service. We learn some of the history and current methods.
41. 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: 7,850 | Gross: $1.33M
42. Apex: The Story of the Hypercar (2016)
Unrated | 85 min | Documentary
"APEX: The Story of the Hypercar" spotlights a new class of exotic sports cars designed to blast from zero to 200 miles per hour in seconds. Rocket science meets the auto industry as "APEX"... See full summary »
44. Everything and Nothing (2011)
Two-part documentary which deals with two of the deepest questions there are - what is everything, and what is nothing? In two episodes, Professor Jim Al-Khalili searches for an answer to ... See full summary »
46. Long Shot (2017 TV Short)
TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
48. Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (2018)
TV-MA | 115 min | Documentary
This documentary chronicles the life of Polish-American artist Stanislav Szukalski (1893-1987) from his early years in Chicago, to his time in Poland and Los Angeles, and his artistic and political contributions to the world.
TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary
The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company.