Favorite documentariesby guisreis | created - 28 May 2014 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
In Alphebetic order.
Add: "Preto contra branco": https://youtu.be/r_xkDHHGWx8 "A linha imaginária": https://youtu.be/uY4CN1H7z0g Add: "Que tal a vida, camaradas", by Luis Felipe Labaki
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4. Andre the Giant (2018 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A look at the life and career of professional wrestler André Roussimoff, who gained notoriety in the 1980s as Andre the Giant.
5. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, History
An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »
TV-G | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s seemed willing to do anything to win. That characteristic made them loved -- and hated. It earned them the title: Bad Boys.
Super Power Beat Down (2012– )
10 min | Short
Which Batmobile is the best? The Adam West or the Michael Keaton? Lets find out as we put them to the test.
Although the series is composed mostly of short action ficional films, this first one was a documentary. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/6m3jcBMI9WU
10. Les Bleus une autre histoire de France (2016 TV Movie)
104 min | Documentary, History, Sport
This documentary follows the French national team for 20 years, from 1996 to 2016. Successes and setbacks that mirrored the French Society.
R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News
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.
Votes: 15,254 | Gross: $3.41M
13. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
G | 105 min | Documentary, Music
Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.
Votes: 15,603 | Gross: $7.00M
14. Twenty Years Later (1984)
119 min | Documentary
Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup. He had to interrupt the project, and came back to it in 1981,... See full summary »
19. Cidadão Boilesen (2009)
92 min | Documentary
A documentary about the controversial businessman Henning Boilesen Jr. and his involvement with the military regime as one of its most enthusiastic supporters, financing it and ... See full summary »
20. City of God: 10 Years Later (2013)
PG-13 | 70 min | Documentary
A film documentary about the fate of the young actors of the award winning film City of God by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund. It shows how their lives unfolded after the film's worldwide success.
21. 108 (2010)
93 min | Documentary
Of all my uncles, Rodolfo was the only one who didn't want to be a blacksmith like my grandfather: He wanted to be a dancer. The search for the traces of his life leads to the discovery ... See full summary »
23. The Cola Conquest (1998)
50 min | Documentary
The Cola Conquest tells the story of Coca-Cola - the 'sublimated essence' of all that American stands for - and the century-long competition with its rival, Pepsi-Cola. Challenging, ... See full summary »
Director: Irene Lilienheim Angelico
24. A Copa do Mundo no Recife (2015– )
15 min | Documentary, Short
Recife, the hometown of football legend Rivaldo, is overrun by the 2014 World Cup, but also faces enormous social problems. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the events and inhabitants of the town during the tournament.
25. Crônica da demolição (2015)
90 min | Documentary, History
At the heart of Rio de Janeiro's downtown, an empty square with a dry fountain and an underground parking. There was located the Monroe Palace, that once housed the Senate, and was ... See full summary »
27. Danger: Diabolik - From Fumetti to Film (2005 Video)
20 min | Short
Famous comic book artist Stephen R. Bissette, creator of DC Comic Book character "The Swamp Thing" and co-creator of the comic character "Constantine" teaches film appreciation and the art ... See full summary »
28. Daybreak Express (1953)
5 min | Documentary, Short, Music
Set to a classic Duke Ellington recording "Daybreak Express", this is a five-minute short of the soon-to-be-demolished Third Avenue elevated subway station in New York City.
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
29. The Day That Lasted 21 Years (2012)
77 min | Documentary, History, Thriller
Provides evidence of manipulation and investment funding from the U.S. government to carry out the Brazilian military coup that occurred in 1964.
32. The Dominican Dream (2019)
100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
In the early 1990s, the future of basketball belonged to a young Dominican immigrant named Felipe Lopez. Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 17, Lopez's story is the ultimate profile of the American dream.
36. Ex-Shaman (2018)
81 min | Documentary
Ever since their first contact with the Western world in 1969 the Paiter Suruí, an indigenous people living in the Amazon basin, have been exposed to sweeping social changes. Smartphones, ... See full summary »
38. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 123,333 | Gross: $119.19M
39. The Fighting Cholitas (2006)
20 min | Documentary, Short
The Fighting Cholitas is a documentary short about a group of bold and fierce female Bolivian wrestlers. These indigenous Indian women jump into the ring every Sunday in their traditional ... See full summary »
Director: Mariam Jobrani
42. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle (2013– )
Great Power, Great Responsibility
TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary, History
With Cold War America finding its self-identity challenged, the superhero genre is reinvented with more complex characters and storytelling artistry.
46. Defamation (2009)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"
Votes: 1,322 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Histories of Hunger in Brazil (2018 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary, History | Completed
Histories of Hunger in Brazil is a documentary that sets a timeline of hunger in the country. From Colonial Brazil, where the seeds of social inequalities were planted, to the recent public... See full summary »
Director: Camilo Tavares
49. Hitler: A career (1977)
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, History