My Collection of Documentaries

by BloedEnMelk | created - 09 Jan 2012 | updated - 27 Feb 2014 | Public

I couldn't list them all, as not all are on IMDB, but at least it's a good part of it.

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1. 101 Rent Boys (2000)

78 min | Documentary

6.3
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101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard, and features 101 different hustlers. Although the film features 101 different ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: David Anthony, Gary Barry, Scott Black, Bo

Votes: 316

2. 30 Days (2005–2008)
Episode: Straight Man in a Gay World (2005)

Documentary, Reality-TV

7.7
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A 24-year old straight man moves to San Francisco to live in what is known to have the largest gay community in the country.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Ryan Hickmott, Ed Coller, Penny Nixon

Votes: 72

3. A Complete History of My Sexual Failures (2008)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.3
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A humorous look at life for a loser in love.

Director: Chris Waitt | Stars: Danielle McLeod, Olivia Trench, Chris Waitt, Hilary Waitt

Votes: 3,554

4. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 28,281 | Gross: $0.49M

5. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 30,894 | Gross: $1.25M

6. Mental: A History of the Madhouse (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, History

6.4
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Telling the intriguing and poignant story of the closure of Britain's insane asylums.

Director: Chris Boulding | Star: Tamsin Greig

Votes: 41

7. Big Rig (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

6.5
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A portrait of contemporary American life, as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers.

Director: Doug Pray

Votes: 331

8. Buried in the Backyard (2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Short

6.8
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A documentary about Americans who are actively engaged in preparations for nuclear attack. Journey into the interior of the country--into the bomb shelters that lie beneath us and into the minds that make them.

Directors: Monica Bigler, Sarah Prior | Stars: Steve Harris, Sharon Packer, Andre Rambaud, Paul Seyfried

Votes: 20

9. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 12,979 | Gross: $5.23M

10. Chain Camera (2001)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.8
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68 Metascore

Chain Camera is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Kirby Dick about the lives of Los Angeles high school students.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Ethan Adagio, Silva Arzunyan, Stephanie De La Garza, Leo Diaz

Votes: 155

11. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

8.3
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85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

Votes: 2,015

12. Citizen Shane (2004)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

7.3
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Adult businesses in Lowndes County, Mississippi (the "Buckle of the Bible Belt") are being unfairly harassed by local law enforcement. Record label owner Shane Ballard, 22, plans to change ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Tibbett | Stars: Shane Ballard, Aaron Dunn, Charles Manson, Warren Dearman

Votes: 62

13. Crossing the Line (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.5
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71 Metascore

A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Damion Cruzz, Bruce Cumings, James Joseph Dresnok, Kim Il-Sung

Votes: 760 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Dark Days (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer | Star: Marc Singer

Votes: 5,826 | Gross: $0.43M

15. Dry Wood (1973)

Not Rated | 37 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A portrait of black Creole life in the Louisiana Delta, accompanied by the hot sounds of Zydeco music.

Director: Les Blank

Votes: 160

16. Omnibus (1967–2003)
Episode: Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood (1978)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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A look at "Gonzo journalist", Hunter S. Thompson with his collaborator, British illustrator, Ralph Steadman.

Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, Edward Judd, John Dean

Votes: 225

17. Following Sean (2005)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

Thirty years, three generations, and a lifetime later, award-winning filmmaker Ralph Arlyck returns to San Francisco in search of Sean, the boy who was the subject of his controversy-sparking 1969 documentary.

Director: Ralph Arlyck | Stars: Ralph Arlyck, Sean Farrell

Votes: 748

18. Gap-Toothed Women (1987)

Not Rated | 31 min | Short, Documentary

6.9
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A charming valentine to women born with a space between their teeth.

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Carrie Adell, Catherine Anderson, Natacha Aubier, Miranda Bergman

Votes: 224

19. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,557 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Home Movie (2001)

TV-14 | 66 min | Documentary

7.2
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67 Metascore

Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Ed Peden, Ben Skora, Diana Peden, Linda Beech

Votes: 672 | Gross: $0.12M

21. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,936 | Gross: $4.31M

22. Jesse James: Legend-Outlaw-Terrorist (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Director: Dean Alioto | Stars: Beng Spies, Bob Brewer, Gary Chilcote, Michael Fellman

Votes: 37

23. Jupiter's Wife (1995)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.2
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Michel Negroponte, a documentary filmmaker, meets Maggie one day in Central Park. Maggie claims to be married to the god Jupiter and the daughter of actor Robert Ryan. Michel gets to know ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Negroponte | Stars: Maggie Cogan, Katina Pendleton

Votes: 219

24. Lost in Woonsocket (2007)

81 min | Documentary

7.9
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While conducting a humanitarian experiment, a group of filmmakers attempt to help two homeless alcoholics get their lives back together. After the series is unceremoniously cancelled, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Chester | Stars: John Chester, Andre Miller

Votes: 54

25. Mondo cane (1962)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Horror

6.4
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A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.

Directors: Paolo Cavara, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Yves Klein, Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup

Votes: 2,874

26. Mondo pazzo (1963)

R | 102 min | Documentary

5.9
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The official sequel to the original shockumentary, presenting new and bizarre behavior from around the world, including cruelty, graphic gore, and strange rituals.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Henning Skaarup, Peter Ustinov, Madame Nhu

Votes: 649

27. Moonshine (2000)

22 min | Short

8.1
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The legendary story of Jim Tom Hedrick and the process of distilling moonshine whiskey from corn mash. A taste of bootleg whiskey and Jesus, straight from the mountains of North Carolina. ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kelly Riley

Votes: 15

28. Nice to Meet You, Please Don't Love Me! (2004 TV Movie)

64 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Yves Montmayeur | Stars: Asia Argento, Peter Fonda, Marilyn Manson

Votes: 17

29. Our America with Lisa Ling (2011– )

News

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Stars: Lisa Ling, Todd Bentley, Alan Campbell, Fransoly Gonzalez

Votes: 123

30. Solo (II) (2008)

58 min | Documentary

7.7
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Andrew McAuley attempted what many believed was impossible - a solo kayak expedition across the world's most treacherous ocean.

Directors: David Michôd, Jennifer Peedom | Star: Andrew McAuley

Votes: 276

31. Stupidity (2003)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, History

5.5
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An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception of it.

Director: Albert Nerenberg | Stars: George W. Bush, Noam Chomsky, John Cleese, Coolio

Votes: 722

32. Teenage Tourettes Camp (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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Follows five British teenagers with Tourette's Syndrome as they spend a week in an American summer camp.

Director: Sandi Scott | Star: Timothy Spall

Votes: 91

33. The Century of the Self (2002– )

235 min | Documentary

9.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 3,715

34. The Cockettes (2002)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.3
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77 Metascore

Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.

Directors: Bill Weber, David Weissman | Stars: Larry Brinkin, Peggy Cass, Pristine Condition, Jackie Curtis

Votes: 485 | Gross: $0.22M

35. The Smell of Burning Ants (1994)

21 min | Short, Documentary

7.3
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A haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness.

Director: Jay Rosenblatt | Star: Richard Silberg

Votes: 237

36. Der Lauf der Dinge (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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Inside a warehouse, a precarious 70-100 feet long structure has been constructed using various items. When this is set in motion, a chain reaction ensues. Fire, water, law of gravity as ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Fischli, David Weiss

Votes: 786

37. Tokyo Noise (2002)

80 min | Documentary

6.8
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Directors: Kristian Petri, Jan Röed, Johan Söderberg

Votes: 95

38. Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.1
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A documentary featuring several individuals with Tourettes Syndrome and how they are able to cope with the condition.

Director: Philippa Robinson | Stars: Sue Johnston, Stuart Colquhoun, John Davidson, Greg Storey

Votes: 43

39. Infrarouge (2006– )
Episode: Les enfants perdus de Tranquility Bay (2006)

90 min | Documentary

7.8
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Apparently am extremely 'tough love' if not military styled disciplinary school, accused of torture and violence towards the wayward youth attending. Many accusations of abuse, torture and ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathieu Verboud, Jean-Robert Viallet | Star: Denis Lavant

Votes: 34

40. Uncle Goddamn (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

5.6
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Director: Dale Elmore | Stars: Jeff Clayton, Bob Elmore, Rockey Proctor

Votes: 37

41. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,481 | Gross: $10.94M

42. Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

5.6
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The outrageous story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler, and how he rose to the top of the gay, and then straight, adult film industry.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Jack Wrangler, Margaret Whiting, Robert Alvarez, Brooks Ashmanskas

Votes: 436

43. Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.'

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Antzonini Del Puerto, Kathleen Bendel, Harrod Blank, Mary T. Brown

Votes: 503

44. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,046 | Gross: $0.18M

45. The Worlds Most Extreme TV (2005 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

5.7
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A look at the most Extreme Television programmes from around the world

Director: Kirsty Smith | Stars: Morwenna Banks, Nadia Brooks, Vanessa Feltz, Masashi Fujimoto

Votes: 17

46. TV Junkie (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.3
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A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

Directors: Michael Cain, Matt Radecki | Stars: Rick Kirkham, Tom Brokaw, James Brown, George Bush

Votes: 720

47. Vampyres (2007)

90 min | Documentary

4.3
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A journalist discovers the underworld of the clans of Vampyres in New York City. He spends two years with the real vampyres like an anthropologist and brings back unique evidence on film.

Director: Laurent Courau | Stars: Father Sebastian, Michelle Belanger, Don Henrie, Ice Pick

Votes: 125

48. Vernon, Florida (1981)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the ... See full summary »

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris, Joe Payne

Votes: 2,515

49. Absolut Warhola (2001)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Stanislaw Mucha

Votes: 157

50. The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision, and Phenomenon of H.P. Lovecraft (2003)

86 min | Documentary

7.1
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The Eldritch Influence looks at the world of literary outsider H.P. Lovecraft who posthumously infected a large number of artists, writers, mystics and fanatics with his wonderfully bleak world view.

Director: Shawn R. Owens | Stars: Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, S.T. Joshi

Votes: 57

51. R.I.P., Rest in Pieces (1997)

Documentary, Biography, War

7.9
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Director: Robert-Adrian Pejo | Stars: Hasil Adkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Coleman, Manuel De Landa

Votes: 123

52. Pretty as a Picture: The Art of David Lynch (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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From an early age, David Lynch was inspired by the arts and the warm inner glow that comes with the pursuit of creative expression. "Pretty as a Picture:The Art of David Lynch" examines how... See full summary »

Director: Toby Keeler | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Angelo Badalamenti, Robert Blake, Mel Brooks

Votes: 679

53. Breasts: A Documentary (1996 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

6.1
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Twenty-two women (ranging in age from 11 to 84), with 41 breasts, talk about their breasts; most are topless as they speak. They talk about adolescence, bras, commercial images of women's ... See full summary »

Director: Meema Spadola | Stars: Birgitte, Susan Mason, Tawny Peaks, Rachel Rocketts

Votes: 240

54. Private Dicks: Men Exposed (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

5.6
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Men, most of them naked, talk about their penises. The men range from 17 to 70+, all are from the U.S. of diverse races. Several are artists or performers. Some are gay, others straight; ... See full summary »

Directors: Thom Powers, Meema Spadola | Stars: Alan Abel, Jonah Falcon, Calvin Lom, Jesse Sheidlower

Votes: 268

55. The Story of Menstruation (1946)

10 min | Animation, Short, Documentary

5.9
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A basic explanation of the purpose and process of menstruation, told largely with diagrams (and completely avoiding the subject of sex).

Director: Jack Kinney | Star: Gloria Blondell

Votes: 341

56. The Dark Side of Porn (2005– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Ian Michie, John Simm, Jan Wellmann, Walter Bohnacker

Votes: 245

57. Beyond Vanilla (2001)

92 min | Documentary

5.9
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37 Metascore

Much as the title suggests, Beyond Vanilla explores the kinkier aspects of sex on the other side of vanilla. With interviews, demonstrations and a good dose of how-to instructions, this ... See full summary »

Director: Claes Lilja | Stars: Mitch Banning, Celeste, Chloe, Bud Cockerham

Votes: 134 | Gross: $0.02M

58. The Perfect Vagina (2008 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

6.4
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Lisa Rogers investigates vaginal cosmetic surgery and why more and more women consider this surgical procedure.

Director: Heather Leach | Star: Lisa Rogers

Votes: 269

59. Cutting Edge (1990– )
Episode: Baby Bible Bashers (2008)

Documentary

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Follows the stories of three young children who preach the word of the Lord.

Director: Amelia Hann | Stars: Samuel Boutwell, Steven Cree, Ana Carolina Dias, Terry Durham

Votes: 20

60. Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (1993)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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What is faith and religion to Russians after the fall of communism? We get the insight into the Russian Orthodox church as well as different folk and shamanic beliefs.

Director: Werner Herzog

Votes: 647

61. The Da Vinci Code: Where It All Began (2006 Video)

Documentary

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Votes: 5

62. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Aria Adloo, Ashley Adloo, Amy Allred, Gabriel Allred

Votes: 1,474

63. Join Us (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

6.9
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 130

64. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 728

65. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,240

66. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,695 | Gross: $13.00M

67. The Atheism Tapes (2004– )

Documentary

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Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.

Stars: Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin McGinn

Votes: 356

68. The Secret (2006 Video)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

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Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives.

Director: Drew Heriot | Stars: Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Loral Langemeier

Votes: 10,611

69. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Waco: The Inside Story (1995)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Frontline looks at the 1993 siege on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. It talks to Branch Davidian survivors and FBI agents from the both negotiation and hostage rescue teams. On... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Peter J. Boyer, David Brinkley, William Sessions, Jeff Jamar

Votes: 14

70. Witnesses of Jehovah (1986)

Unrated | 58 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary recounting the history of the Watchtower Society and explaining the beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses. Includes testimonies by former Witnesses.

Director: Leonard Chretien | Stars: Leonard Chretien, Marjorie Chretien, Raymond Franz, Peter Gregarson

Votes: 31

71. A (1998)

136 min | Documentary

6.8
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Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist sect led by Shoko Asahara and responsible for the 1995 Sarin gas attack on a Tokyo subway, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Tatsuya Mori | Star: Hiroshi Araki

Votes: 200

72. A2 (2001)

131 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Tatsuya Mori

Votes: 61

73. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Che Guevara: Restless Revolutionary (2000)

Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Stars: Peter Graves, Jack Perkins

Votes: 43

74. Zero Hour (2004– )
Episode: Terror in Tokyo (2004)

53 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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ZERO HOUR is a unique documentary format - a ticking clock hour of television which transports the viewer into the gripping countdown to some of the most dramatic events in recent history. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Hacker | Stars: David Morrissey, Mitsuru Kono, Yuriko, Tatsuhide Nojiri

Votes: 28

75. Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer (2004)

91 min | Documentary

5.6
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32 Metascore

History, speculation, experimental footage, and even animation is all used to explore the impact of Carlos Castaneda's teachings of perceiving non-ordinary reality.

Director: Ralph Torjan | Stars: Carlos Castaneda, Peter Coyote, Robert J. Feldman, Ron Goldstein

Votes: 72 | Gross: $0.09M

76. Decoding the Past: Cults - Dangerous Devotion (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

6.8
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Director: Sandya Viswanathan | Stars: Cara AnnMarie, Tim Carter, Eugene V. Gallagher, Don Harvey

Votes: 43

77. Devil's Playground (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Velda Bontrager, Mark Bontrager, Dewayne Chupp, Dylan Cole

Votes: 2,366

78. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,711

79. This Is Rockbitch (2003)

47 min | Documentary

6.5
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Rock Bitch is a group of female musicians who live in a sex commune. The girls see themselves as striking a blow for women everywhere, and they are doing it through the medium of rock music - in the nude.

Director: Norman Hull | Stars: Suna Dasi, Nikki Fay, Joanne Heeley, Amanda Skinner

Votes: 32

80. Trouble in Amish Paradise (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.5
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Director: Andrew Tait | Star: Ludo Graham

Votes: 59

81. Addiction (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

6.0
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A documentary made up of nine separate segments on the topic of drug addiction. Segments include: "Saturday Night in a Dallas ER," by Jon Alpert; "A Mother's Desperation," by Susan Froemke ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Joe Berlinger, Kate Davis, Liz Garbus, Chris Hegedus, Eugene Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Susan Raymond, Bruce Sinofsky

Votes: 71

82. Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.8
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This documentary shows the decline of Ben as he spirals in to heroin addiction

Director: Olly Lambert | Star: Ben Rogers

Votes: 199

83. Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - LSD, Ecstasy, and the Raves (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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How did the psychedelic drugs LSD and Ecstasy journey from a scientific discovery to a popular recreation to banned drugs? Mental health professionals once believed that LSD could treat ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Yaroschuk | Stars: Robert Klitzman, Trinka Porrata, Michael Montagne, Lloyd Bentsen

Votes: 67

84. Know Your Mushrooms (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

6.5
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Ron Mann investigates the miraculous, near-secret world of fungi. Visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: Larry Evans, Gary Lincoff

Votes: 251

85. Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging (2008 Video)

95 min | Documentary

6.4
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Directors: Toby Burwell, Randall Stith | Stars: Mike Adams, Walter Afield, Frank Bailey, Mary Ann Block

Votes: 119

86. Sacred Weeds (1998– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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A series of documentaries investigating the effects hallucinogenic plants have had on ancient societies.

Star: Andrew Sherratt

Votes: 10

87. Sex, Drugs & Democracy (1994)

87 min | Documentary

6.8
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An award-winning, feature-length documentary that asks, 'how much freedom is too much?'

Director: Jonathan Blank

Votes: 125 | Gross: $0.28M

88. Small Town Ecstasy (2002 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Jay Blumenfield

Votes: 238

89. Stoned in Suburbia (2005 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

8.4
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Stoned In Suburbia is a social history film, examining the change in people's opinions to cannabis over the past 50 years. Discussing the impact of the 60's sexual revolution, the Hippie ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Martin | Stars: Caroline Coon, Jimi Hendrix, George Melly, Keith Richards

Votes: 43

90. Timothy Leary's Last Trip (1997)

56 min | Documentary

6.5
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Directors: O.B. Babbs, A.J. Catoline | Stars: Ken Babbs, O.B. Babbs, Neal Cassady, Jerry Garcia

Votes: 85

91. Troubled Minds: The Lithium Revolution (2004)

55 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Dennis K. Smith | Stars: Don Bridges, David Cade, Jack Cade, Mindy Cade

Votes: 6

92. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,170 | Gross: $0.31M

93. Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 54 min | Documentary

4.9
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Examines the diversity of human sexual and gender variance around the globe, with commentary by scientific experts and first-hand accounts of people who do not conform to a simple male/female binary.

Director: Antony Thomas | Stars: Gore Vidal, Calpernia Addams, Beth Aynsley, Max Beck

Votes: 247

94. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.9
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,675 | Gross: $0.07M

95. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

Votes: 5,730

96. Sad to Be Gay (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

5.7
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Documentary following David Akinsanya as he attends a controversial treatment center in America that promises 'freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ'. David has been ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Park | Stars: David Akinsanya, Wayne Besen, Danny Cosby, Haden Davis

Votes: 19

97. The Truth About Gay Animals (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.8
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Director: Helen Littleboy | Stars: Scott Capurro, Tim Clutton-Brock, Dick Dally, Chip Morris

Votes: 11

98. Be Like Others (2008)

PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary

7.5
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An intimate and unflinching look at life in Iran, seen through the lens of those living at its fringes, 'Be Like Others' is a provocative look at a generation of young Iranian men choosing to undergo sex change surgery.

Director: Tanaz Eshaghian

Votes: 231

99. Enough Man (2006)

61 min | Documentary

4.6
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Director: Luke Woodward

Votes: 9

100. Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (1992)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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Ten women, most of them in Vancouver or Toronto, talk about being lesbian in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s: discovering the pulp fiction of the day about women in love, their own first ... See full summary »

Directors: Lynne Fernie, Aerlyn Weissman | Stars: Keely Moll, Stephanie Ozard, Ann Bannon, Reva Hutkin

Votes: 215