Documentaries that I have seen since 2014

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1. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

Denise Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,664 | Gross: $0.32M

2. Trekkies 2 (2004)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

Denise Crosby takes another look at the huge fans of "Star Trek" and how the series from around the world has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Arnold, Robert Meyer Burnett, Casey Biggs

Votes: 1,032

3. In Search of History: Leopold & Loeb: Born Killers (1998 TV Movie)

60 min

True story of the "perfect crime" plotted and carried out in 1920s Chicago by Nathan Leopold and Joseph Loeb.

Director: Christopher Meindl | Stars: Clarence Darrow, Armand Deutsch, Bobby Franks, Hal Higdon

Votes: 6

4. Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006 TV Special)

Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary, History

The history of the comic book superhero, Superman in his various media incarnations.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gerard Jones, Forrest J. Ackerman, Elliot S. Maggin

Votes: 1,103

5. The Curse of Superman (2006 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

A documentary exploring the supposed curse that affects the lives of people involved with portraying the Superman character.

Director: Andy Baybutt | Stars: Dexter Fletcher, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel, Gerard Jones

Votes: 77

6. Bond Girls Are Forever (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 46 min | Documentary

Through vintage film clips of past Bond movie epics, and with the participation of several former "Bond Girls", the documentary traced the evolution of the typical James Bond heroine from ... See full summary »

Director: John Watkin | Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Halle Berry, Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman

Votes: 567

7. Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil (2002)


Exploring the minds of two of the 20th century's most brutal dictators and mass murderers, Adolf Hitler & Joseph Stalin. Based on recent psychological and medical studies, this program ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Lechtiz | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 17

8. The Hitler Youth (2000– )

50 min | Documentary

The documentary explores the influence of the Hitler Youth on German boys during the Nazi era.

Stars: Christian Brückner, Peter Heusch, Harald Grundmann, Stephen Rashbrook

Votes: 24

9. Familie Hitler - Im Schatten des Diktators (2005 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This film provides history about members of Adolf Hitler's family of origin and surviving members of his family up to the date of it's release. It highlights suspected reasoning for ... See full summary »

Directors: Oliver Halmburger, Thomas Staehler | Stars: Florian M. Beierl, Adolf Hitler, Alois Hitler, Angela Hitler

Votes: 49

10. Taking Flight: The Development of 'Superman' (2001 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

Marc McClure presents a documentary on the making of Superman (1978).

Director: Michael Thau | Stars: Marc McClure, Richard Donner, Tom Mankiewicz, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 106

11. Lost Worlds (2005–2007)
Episode: The Real Dracula (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Documentary, History

Vlad the Impaler, the sadistic real-life ruler behind Bram Stoker's fictional Dracula, left behind mighty fortresses that survive today. Computer graphics reveal how they originally looked.

Star: Tessa Dunlop

Votes: 14

12. Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993 Video)

48 min | Documentary

In this follow up to The Time Machine (1960), Filby is still the caretaker of his friend George's house seventeen years following George's trip to the future. Filby is then surprised to see... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Lucas | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Whit Bissell, Wah Chang

Votes: 206

13. Search for the Afghan Girl (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Mystery

The fascinating journey to find the mysterious "Afghan Girl" whose haunting gaze captivated the world in a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine cover.

Director: Lawrence Cumbo Jr. | Stars: Steven Brian Conard, Sharbat Gula, Steve McCurry, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 88

14. In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials (1998 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

The story of Salem witch trials of 1692 and 1693.

Star: David Ackroyd

Votes: 28

15. The Beginning: Making 'Episode I' (2001 Video)

66 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

The entire process of making Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) are shown here in this documentary. From pre-production through post-production we get to see visual effects ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Shenk | Stars: George Lucas, John Knoll, Doug Chiang, Rick McCallum

Votes: 597

16. Star Wars Episode III: Becoming Obi-Wan (2005)

Short, Sci-Fi

Behind-the-scenes documentary describing the process that Ewan McGregor had to take on when becoming Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Director: Tippy Bushkin | Stars: George Lucas, Rick McCallum, Ewan McGregor

Votes: 10

17. The Chosen One (2005 Video)

15 min | Documentary

The story of Anakin Skywalker, the central character of Star Wars.

Director: Tippy Bushkin | Stars: Melissa Barker, Hayden Christensen, Dave Elsey, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 81

18. Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster (2003 TV Movie)

70 min | Drama

A drama telling the story of the life of the writer of Frankenstein. Telling of her influences, her writing and her personal life.

Director: Mary Downes | Stars: Robert Winston, David Schofield, Lucy Davenport, Raphaella Pester

Votes: 32

19. Dracula: The True Story (1997 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

The Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, gave the world Dracula in 1897. This documentary explores the historical figure behind the fictional figure of horror and examines medical explanations for the myths of vampires.

Director: Matthias Kessler | Stars: Steve Barton, Dan Berindei, Brianna Caradja, Paul Daian

Votes: 49

20. Degrassi Talks (1992– )

30 min | Documentary

Degrassi High (1987) cast members travel around Canada to talk to teens about sex, alcohol, abuse, depression, drugs and sexuality.

Stars: Rebecca Haines, Neil Hope, Pat Mastroianni, Stacie Mistysyn

Votes: 54

21. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 19,290

22. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 7,261 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film (2014)


The life story of the film director, movie star and industry figure who furthered the cause of cinema: Lord Richard Attenborough.

Director: Sally Norris | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Michael Douglas, Julian Fellowes

Votes: 24

24. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Orson Welles, Philip L. Clarke, Ray Laska, Bob Ruggiero

Votes: 946

25. 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 (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg

Votes: 3,333

26. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Birth of a Movement (2017)


The story of William Monroe Trotter, the nearly forgotten editor of a Boston black newspaper who tried to ban the controversial film The Birth of a Nation (1915).

Directors: Bestor Cram, Susan Gray | Stars: Bob Bellinger, David Blight, Vincent Brown, Dolita Cathcart

Votes: 68

27. England's Forgotten Queen: The Life and Death of Lady Jane Grey (2018)

Documentary, History

Historian Helen Castor pieces together the story of Lady Jane Grey, the teenage girl who reigned as Queen of England for nine days in July 1553.

Stars: Lainy Boyle, Robin Jones, Henrihs Ahmadejevs, Ashley Gyngell

Votes: 54

28. All American High Revisited (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

A time capsule of teenage life in the 1980s.

Director: Keva Rosenfeld

Votes: 166

29. The Toys That Made Us (2017– )
Episode: Star Trek (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History

The up and down history of the toy merchandising of the evergreen science fiction franchise.

Director: Tom Stern | Stars: Donald Ian Black, Doug Drexler, Rod Roddenberry, Ian Roumain

Votes: 419

30. The Knots Landing Block Party (1993 TV Special)

60 min | Drama, Documentary

This "Block Party" featured interviews and favorite memories from numerous actors and actresses from the long running series. Michele Lee, Ted Shackelford, Kevin Dobson, Joan Van Ark, Donna... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: William Devane, Kevin Dobson, Julie Harris, Lisa Hartman

Votes: 35

31. Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again (2005 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

The stars of Knots Landing (1979) reunite to discuss their experiences working on the series.

Director: Michael Dempsey | Stars: William Devane, Kevin Dobson, Lisa Hartman, Michele Lee

Votes: 52

33. Back in Time for School (2019– )

60 min | Documentary

Fifteen pupils and their teachers embark on an extraordinary time-travelling adventure as they fast-forward through more than 100 years of school life.

Stars: Sara Cox, Polly Russell, Todd Carty

Votes: 46

34. Pompeii: The Last Day (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, History

A dramatized recreation of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

Director: Peter Nicholson | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Carter, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 877

35. 63 Up (2019 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Lynn Johnson, Nicholas Hitchon, Bruce Balden, Tony Walker

Votes: 219

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