The Best Films Ever Made - Documentaryby dziwnytenswiat | created - 11 Jan 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
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1. Tell No One (2019)
121 min | Documentary
The documentary follows the true and elaborate depiction of pedophilia in the Polish Catholic Church.
2. 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: 18,787 | Gross: $1.34M
3. My Voyage to Italy (1999)
PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary
World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.
Votes: 2,926 | Gross: $0.01M
4. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 61,895 | Gross: $3.97M
R | 96 min | Documentary
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.
Votes: 18,001 | Gross: $1.32M
183 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl, a German film director most notorious for making the most effective propaganda films for the Nazis.
Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.45M
7. 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.
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport
The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.
9. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 8,129 | Gross: $0.02M
10. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Votes: 5,641 | Gross: $0.09M
11. To Die in Madrid (1963)
85 min | Documentary
To Die in Madrid (French: Mourir à Madrid) is a 1963 French documentary film about the Spanish Civil War, directed by Frédéric Rossif. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
12. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
This movie shows us one day in Berlin, the rhythm of that time, starting at the earliest morning and ends in the deepest night.
13. Winter Soldier (1972)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War
For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »
14. Tango, un giro extraño (2005)
95 min | Musical, Documentary
Documentary about the new generation of tango composers, interpreters and dancers.
15. Pina (2011)
PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music
A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.
Votes: 14,095 | Gross: $3.52M
16. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
Following the style of some of the world's most prolific street artists, an amateur filmmaker makes a foray into the art world.
Votes: 60,985 | Gross: $3.29M
17. War Photographer (2001)
96 min | Documentary, War
Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.
18. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)
R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A biography of the rock music star.
Votes: 4,444 | Gross: $3.75M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 22,308 | Gross: $4.20M
20. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
Votes: 15,521 | Gross: $7.12M
21. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 46,758 | Gross: $8.41M
22. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 61,079 | Gross: $1.61M
23. 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.
24. The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography
Agnès Varda explores her memories, mostly chronologically, with photographs, film clips, interviews, reenactments, and droll, playful contemporary scenes of her narrating her story.
Votes: 3,099 | Gross: $0.24M
25. Citizenfour (2014)
R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, News
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
Votes: 50,692 | Gross: $2.80M
26. Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin (2003)
TV-PG | 132 min | Documentary, Biography
Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »
27. Lost, Lost, Lost (1976)
Not Rated | 178 min | Documentary
Artist-writer-poet-filmmaker Jonas Mekas documents his early years building a life and discovering an arts community in New York.
28. Serengeti (1959)
85 min | Documentary
29. The Making of 'West Side Story' (1985 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.
30. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation.
31. Salt for Svanetia (1930)
TV-14 | 55 min | Documentary
Story of distant mountainous region in Georgia that depicts folklore, lifestyle and daily routines of Svani people, focuses on the scarcity of salt in Svaneti region. Rich with documentary ... See full summary »
Director: Mikhail Kalatozov
32. Young@Heart (2007)
PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.
Votes: 3,831 | Gross: $3.96M
33. Shine a Light (2008)
PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A career-spanning documentary on The Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.
Votes: 10,847 | Gross: $5.36M
34. Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002)
PG | 108 min | Documentary, Music
Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists.
Votes: 3,331 | Gross: $1.60M
35. Birthplace (1992)
47 min | Documentary
After almost 50 years, Holocaust survivor Henryk Grynberg visits the village he grew up in. He was also hiding there during the Nazi occupation. Grynberg wants to know what happened to his father and younger brother during the war.
36. The Living Desert (1953)
Passed | 69 min | Family, Documentary
Documentary of the lives of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.
37. Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance.
Votes: 806 | Gross: $0.17M
38. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
Votes: 421 | Gross: $0.05M
39. Man on Wire (2008)
PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".
Votes: 51,372 | Gross: $2.96M
40. Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Documentary, Biography
A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.
Votes: 1,849 | Gross: $0.14M
41. Billy Wilder Speaks (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
Billy Wilder discusses his life and films in interviews filmed by Volker Schlondorff over two weeks in 1988.
42. Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War
This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.
43. All Together Now (2008)
84 min | Documentary
The story behind the partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the Las Vegas stage production of "LOVE."
44. 20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Drama, Music
Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.
Votes: 10,607 | Gross: $0.28M
45. Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2016)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Intimate and compelling documentary on the life and career of Leslie Howard (1893-1943)
46. Social Genocide (2004)
120 min | Documentary