05. My Documentaries - Dan Lueders

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1. Bird on a Wire (1974)

95 min | Documentary, Music

The gravel-voiced songsmith moodily strolls through the byways of various European venues and is seen in concert performing.

Director: Tony Palmer | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Donna Washburn, Ron Cornelius, Peter Marshal

Votes: 353

2. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 109,349 | Gross: $12.79M

3. I Am Bolt (2016)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

64 Metascore

The legacy of the fastest man in history, Usain Bolt.

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: Pelé, Neymar, Serena Williams, Asafa Powell

Votes: 2,872

4. Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and music of Manchester-based rock band, Oasis.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Paul Arthurs, Christine Biller, Mark Coyle, Debbie Turner

Votes: 9,425 | Gross: $0.24M

5. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Tesla (2016)

TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was ... See full summary »

Stars: Jane Alcorn, Harold Clark, Peter Fisher, Samantha Hunt

Votes: 532

6. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 11,426 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,522 | Gross: $0.44M

8. Mostly Sunny (2016)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary

Mostly Sunny is a documentary that tells the remarkable story of Sunny Leone, the Canadian-born, American-bred adult film star who is pursuing her dreams of Bollywood stardom.

Director: Dilip Mehta | Stars: Sunny Leone, Daniel Weber, Sundeep Vohra, Kiran Bedi

Votes: 582

9. Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

An intimate portrait of actress Debbie Reynolds and her relationship with her beloved children, Carrie Fisher and Todd Fisher.

Directors: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher, Catherine Hickland

Votes: 3,032

10. The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016)

95 min | Documentary

The story of Tony Blair's destruction of the Labour Party, his well-remunerated business interests, and the thousands of innocent people who have died following his decision to invade Iraq.

Directors: Sanne van den Bergh, Greg Ward | Stars: Tony Blair, Stephen Fry, George Galloway, Guillaume Rivaud

Votes: 585

11. Clinton Cash (2016)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

An investigation into how the Clintons have amassed millions in personal wealth through foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation, a supposed charity, in exchange for political favors... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Taylor | Stars: Peter Schweizer, Sani Abacha, Gilbert Chagoury, Bill Clinton

Votes: 1,337

12. Chasing Niagara (2015)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure

When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to follow his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare... See full summary »

Director: Rush Sturges | Stars: Tyler Bradt, Evan Garcia, Kyle Hull, Erik Johnson

Votes: 303

13. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 8,349 | Gross: $0.10M

14. For the Love of Spock (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Biography

74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek: The Original Series (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, Chris Pine, Karl Urban

Votes: 3,494

15. 1916: The Irish Rebellion (2016– )

Documentary, History

Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.

Star: Liam Neeson

Votes: 141

16. Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound (2016)

115 min | Documentary, History

Beep is a documentary history of game sound, from the Victorian penny arcades through pinball and the video games right up to 2015.

Director: Karen Collins | Stars: Becky Allen, Yoshino Aoki, Simon Ashby, Clint Bajakian

Votes: 136

17. Chicken People (2016)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family

81 Metascore

Chicken People is a funny and uplifting look at the world of show chickens and the people who love them. Starting at the largest national poultry competition, likened to the Westminster Dog... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Lucas Haimes

Votes: 605

18. Boom Bust Boom (2015)

G | 74 min | Documentary, History

68 Metascore

Terry Jones guides us through the history and the nature of the economic boom-bust cycle and why people repeatedly ignore it to their sorrow.

Directors: Bill Jones, Terry Jones, Ben Timlett | Stars: Terry Jones, George Magnus, Robert Shiller, Zvi Bodie

Votes: 437

19. Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the life of the late pop star Michael Jackson from his early days at Motown Records to the release of his hit 1979 album, Off the Wall.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Berry Gordy, Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 1,983

20. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Elon Musk, Lawrence Krauss, Lucianne Walkowicz, Kevin Mitnick

Votes: 11,397 | Gross: $0.59M

21. Music Moguls: Masters of Pop (2016– )

Documentary, Music

This is the secret, and untold, history of pop and rock from the men and women who pulled the strings behind the scenes - the producers, the managers and the PR giants.

Stars: Scooter Braun, Bill Curbishley, Jonathan Dickins, Lamont Dozier

Votes: 17

22. We Love Paleo (2016)

TV-PG | 93 min | Documentary

Doctors, nutritionists, authors and entrepreneurs from 4 countries share why they choose to go against conventional health wisdom to promote Paleo. The film also reflects on how they were profoundly transformed by the lifestyle beforehand.

Director: Caroleen Moise | Stars: John Briffa, Cain Credicott, Mark Davis, Pete Davis

Votes: 125

23. The Big Lie: American Addict 2 (2016)

96 min | Documentary

American Addict 2 digs deeper into the world of corruption, politics and pharmaceutical greed. Matthew Perry, Jonathan Davis, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich contribute to this eye opening ... See full summary »

Director: Sasha Knezev | Stars: Jonathan Davis, Sasha Knezev, Dennis Kucinich, Lawrence Lacey

Votes: 93

24. Daft Punk Unchained (2015)

TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

Documentary about the entire career of Daft Punk, from their start in early 90's with their first group called Darlin', until their grammy awards in 2014. We learn how the artists have ... See full summary »

Director: Hervé Martin-Delpierre | Stars: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Skrillex, Jean-Daniel Beauvallet

Votes: 2,910

25. Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work.

Director: Kent Jones | Stars: Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, David Fincher, Bob Balaban

Votes: 5,328 | Gross: $0.30M

26. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

85 Metascore

Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 46,095 | Gross: $8.41M

27. Autism in Love (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama

Autism in Love follows the story of four adults with autism spectrum disorders as they search for and manage romantic relationships.

Director: Matt Fuller

Votes: 448

28. 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: 8,681

29. All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

73 Metascore

'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Director: Colin Hanks | Stars: Russ Solomon, Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Heidi Cotler

Votes: 2,878 | Gross: $0.17M

30. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary of the story behind Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989).

Directors: Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen | Stars: Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Jayson Lamb, Angela Rodriguez

Votes: 1,829

31. Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, History

74 Metascore

A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never-before-seen footage.

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Danny Abelson, Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Henry Beard

Votes: 2,008 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 35,540

33. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Borne

Votes: 6,666 | Gross: $0.43M

34. Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 5,700 | Gross: $0.89M

35. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, News

76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 17,250 | Gross: $0.70M

36. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

77 Metascore

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.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 13,827 | Gross: $2.33M

37. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Blair Anderson, Omar Barbour, Julian Bond, Elaine Brown

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.48M

38. Surviving the Holocaust: Freddie Knoller's War (2015)

59 min | Documentary, History, War

Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller talks about being a young Jewish man during WWII.

Director: Simon Winchcombe | Stars: Tamsin Greig, Freda Knoller, Freddie Knoller

Votes: 68

39. Salad Days (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Crawford | Stars: Fred Armisen, Brendan Canty, Dave Grohl, Tim Kerr

Votes: 492

40. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,478 | Gross: $0.19M

41. Chaos on the Bridge (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

Director: William Shatner | Stars: William Shatner, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, Maurice Hurley

Votes: 1,067

42. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary

15 Metascore

A story that questions the shaming of the US through revisionist history, lies and omissions by educational institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy America.

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Barack Obama, Josh Bonzie, Rich Bentz

Votes: 6,421 | Gross: $14.44M

43. Heaven Adores You (2014)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »

Director: Nickolas Dylan Rossi | Stars: Madonna, Gus Van Sant, Autumn de Wilde, Conan O'Brien

Votes: 930