Favorite Film related documentaries

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1. 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: 6,478 | Gross: $0.43M

2. The Making of Fanny and Alexander (1984)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

A chronicle of the making of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar winning film.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Daniel Bergman, Ingmar Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Allan Edwall

Votes: 781

3. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,604 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 1,243

5. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,429 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 9,498

7. Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films.

Director: Richard Schickel | Star: Woody Allen

Votes: 395

8. Liv & Ingmar (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Director: Dheeraj Akolkar | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman, Samuel Fröler, Erland Josephson

Votes: 1,494 | Gross: $0.01M

9. ...But Film is My Mistress (2010)

66 min | Documentary

Guided by Liv Ullmann and with commentaries from a number of prominent filmmakers for whom Bergman is and remains an important influence - such as Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo ... See full summary »

Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo Bertolucci, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 126

10. The Man You Loved to Hate (1979)

PG | 78 min | Documentary

Erich von Stroheim was an director of silent movies, as well as an actor in both silents and talkies. Uncompromising and rigid, he battled the studio system for control over his pictures' ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Montgomery | Stars: Edward Binns, Paul Kohner, Marcel Dalio, Leonard Spigelgass

Votes: 160

11. That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000 Video)

73 min | Documentary, Drama

A very in-depth documentary that follows the very over-worked director Paul Thomas Anderson through a gruelling 80+ days of shooting for the film Magnolia (1999). Very funny behind the ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Paul Thomas Anderson, Fiona Apple, William Arnold, Bobby Brewer

Votes: 375

12. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,525 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Two in the Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut, their careers, their friendship and their impact on the French New Wave of the 1960s.

Director: Emmanuel Laurent | Stars: Isild Le Besco, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Charles Aznavour

Votes: 767 | Gross: $0.03M

14. What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson

Votes: 289

15. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,644 | Gross: $0.06M

16. Milius (2013)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: John Milius, Ethan Milius, Amanda Milius, Walter Murch

Votes: 1,729

17. Altman (2014)

TV-PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

A look at the life and work of American film-maker Robert Altman.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Michael Murphy, Robert Altman, Kathryn Reed, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 1,135

18. And the Oscar Goes To... (2014 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

The history of the Academy Awards.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Cher

Votes: 1,328

19. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 806 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (1994 TV Movie)

61 min | Documentary

Caine discusses his life from childhood to stardom. Includes family photos, movie clips, and interviews with many who've worked with him.

Directors: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter | Stars: Michael Caine, Shakira Caine, Dyan Cannon, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 49

21. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 20,357

22. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 521

23. Life Itself (2014)

R | 121 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 14,270 | Gross: $0.81M

24. Ljuset håller mig sällskap (2000)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the... See full summary »

Director: Carl-Gustav Nykvist | Stars: Sven Nykvist, Erland Josephson, Susan Sarandon, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 301

25. Century of Cinema (1995–1998)
Episode: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

225 min | Documentary

Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.

Directors: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Francis Ford Coppola

Votes: 4,461

26. A Letter to Elia (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

A documentary on the late Elia Kazan.

Directors: Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Elia Kazan, Elias Koteas

Votes: 813

27. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,402 | Gross: $0.01M



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