Documentaries featuring John Waters

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1. Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story (2015)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Seed Money is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. Holmes helped shaped and create gay identity in the years after Stonewall, and later became a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Stabile | Stars: Jeff Stryker, Steven Scarborough, John Travis, John Waters

Votes: 80

3. Little Castles (1998)

29 min | Documentary, Short

Little Castles is one of the first in-depth, historical examinations of the concrete creation. And the 30-minute film--produced and researched by Lillian Bowers, directed and edited by ... See full summary »

Director: Skizz Cyzyk | Star: John Waters

Votes: 9

4. Welcome to Hollywood (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy

A film director (Adam Rifkin) decides to chart the course of a young actor (Tony Markes) as he tries to make it in Hollywood. Attempts to get him noticed and placed in roles meet with ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Markes, Adam Rifkin | Stars: Adam Rifkin, Jane Jenkins, Scott Wolf, Peter Facinelli

Votes: 665

5. Behind the Music (1997–2014)
Episode: Blondie (1998)

Documentary, Biography, Music

The career of the punk band Blondie is talked about with interviews from the band. It also shows the band gearing up for the No Exit tour, ther first tour and album in 17 years.

Stars: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Jimmy Destri, Clem Burke

Votes: 36

6. Anthem (1997)

124 min | Documentary

A captivating cross-country adventure brought to life by two young women who take the road to explore and expose the American Dream. Armed with a Powerbook and a couple of cameras, ... See full synopsis »

Directors: Shainee Gabel, Kristin Hahn | Stars: Robert Redford, Michael Stipe, Studs Terkel, Winona LaDuke

Votes: 84

8. Last Dance (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

A drama-documentary on the development, rise to fame and the aftermath of Studio 54.

Directors: Al Corley, Horst Königstein | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Benny Andersson, Jellybean Benítez, Truman Capote

Votes: 11

9. The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999 TV Movie)

99 min | Documentary

This documentary by Barry Levinson and producers Berge and Rabin takes a look at what we, as Americans, thought the future would be, as we traveled through the 20th century. Houses and cars... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Richard Belzer, Octavia Butler, Phyllis Diller, Spalding Gray

Votes: 26

13. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 515 | Gross: $0.22M

15. All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar (2001 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Biography

A rare look at the the career of film director Pedro Almodóvar, especially his early works, with interviews with the director himself and his stars and admirers.

Director: Nick Cory Wright | Stars: Stephen Frears, Victoria Abril, Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar

Votes: 82

16. Save Our History (1998– )
Episode: America's Most Endangered 2001 (2001)

Documentary, History

Baltimore's "The Senator" Theater; Ford Island, Hawaii; North Dakota Prairie Churches; Purdue Barn, Indiana; Stevens Creek Settlements, Nebraska; Los Caminos Del Rio Heritage Corridor, ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Binswanger, John Waters, Tom Clancy, Tom Kiefaber

17. Memories of Oz (2001 TV Special)

Unrated | 30 min | Short, Documentary

Interviews with filmmakers/fans Willard Carroll and John Waters, Stephen Cox, author of The Munchkins of Oz, Munchkin actors and others on the impact and influence of the 1939 MGM film version of The Wizard of Oz.

Stars: John Waters, Willard Carroll, Jane Lahr, Margaret Pellegrini

Votes: 85

19. Sylvester: Mighty Real (2002)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A musical bio-profile of the openly gay music legend Sylvester.

Director: Tim Smyth | Stars: Patti LaBelle, Izora Rhodes-Armstead, RuPaul, Sylvester

20. A History of Sex (2003)

70 min | Documentary

Andres Serrano is a New York photographer most famous for his controversial 1987 work Piss Christ. This documentary follows him to Amsterdam where he shoots a collection based on all aspects of sex.

Director: Michael Coulter | Stars: Janine Amsterdam, Laurence Fishburne, Xaviera Hollander, Andres Serrano

Votes: 140

23. Art in the Twenty-First Century (2001– )
Episode: Stories (2003)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary

How do artists tell stories in their work? How does contemporary art reflect and reveal narrative traditions? How does the art of today record and describe the world around us? The Art:21 ... See full summary »

Stars: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker

24. Abby Singer (2003)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

Chronicles the life of Curtis Clemins, who is torn between the love of his life and accomplishing his dream. When hitting rock bottom during the Sundance Film Festival, Clemins' calls upon ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan R. Williams | Stars: Ryan R. Williams, Gloria Smith, Clint J. Palmer, Robin Ballard

Votes: 149

26. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Stars: Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Blondie: Live by Request (2004 TV Special)

120 min | Music

Music legends Blondie performs their hits.

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Stars: Jules Asner, Clem Burke, Paul Carbonara, Leigh Foxx

Votes: 26

29. Thinking XXX (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Sunrise Adams, Briana Banks, Belladonna, Seymore Butts

Votes: 885

30. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Traci Lords (2004)

Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Traci Lords, John Waters, Humphry Knipe, Ginger Lynn

Votes: 66

31. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Melanie Griffith (2004)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Directors: Joe Danisi, Lee Grant | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Seth Green, Melanie Griffith

Votes: 60

32. Inside Deep Throat (2005)

NC-17 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

64 Metascore

An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Linda Lovelace, Harry Reems, Dennis Hopper, Gerard Damiano

Votes: 6,309 | Gross: $0.65M

33. That Man: Peter Berlin (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

64 Metascore

This intimate film reveals the legendary man with the white saran wrapped pants, undersized leather vests, and Dutch-boy haircut who is the iconic Peter Berlin.

Director: Jim Tushinski | Stars: Peter Berlin, Armistead Maupin, John Waters, Jack Wrangler

Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.06M

34. I Love the 80's 3-D (2005– )

Documentary, Comedy

A look back at the years 1980-1989 with commentary from celebrities and comedians in 3-D.

Stars: Paula Abdul, Harry Anderson, Michael Ian Black, Emmanuel Lewis

Votes: 362

35. I Love the Holidays (2005 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

Several holidays and their various television specials and traditions are discussed by celebrities and comedians.

Stars: John Aboud, Biz Markie, Michael Ian Black, Charo

Votes: 43

36. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,901 | Gross: $0.30M

38. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

81 min | Documentary

A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback ... See full summary »

Directors: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 569

42. Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

A mesmerizing collage of images and audio from the life and work of Jack Smith, the underground filmmaker, photographer, performance artist, and anti-capitalist, who worked in New York from... See full summary »

Director: Mary Jordan | Stars: Jack Smith, Nayland Blake, Ira Cohen, Tony Conrad

Votes: 162

44. I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006– )

60 min | Comedy

Celebrities and comedians are back to discuss more important historical moments and popular culture for the 1970's.

Stars: Alison Arngrim, Charo, Dom DeLuise, Bob Eubanks

Votes: 168

50. X-Rated (2004– )
Episode: The Scenes They Tried to Ban (2004)