This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
Over the past two decades the documentary film has graduated into mainstream cinema, becoming a major box office draw and an important part of contemporary culture. To celebrate this new age of the cinematic documentary, Current TV has commissioned a brand-new series that explores the most powerful, memorable and moving documentary feature films to have hit our cinema screens in recent years.
The shows will count down from fifty to one, eventually revealing what our panel of preeminent film critics, academics and industry insiders has chosen as the most entertaining, powerful and influential modern documentary. However, this is not your average list show. Renowned documentarian Morgan Spurlock will embark on a road trip to track down the filmmakers and characters behind some of the most remarkable moments in contemporary cinema. Along the way, he'll meet maverick directors and eccentric contributors, travel to iconic locations and explore the impact that the documentaries have made on both their subjects and society, all the while counting down to number one.
The five, one-hour shows will take the viewer from the plains of Antarctica in March of the Penguins to the basketball courts of Chicago in Hoop Dreams; from early examples of the blockbuster doc like Roger and Me and The Thin Blue Line to more recent hits such as Catfish and Inside Job. The series will form part of a two-month season in which Current will air full-length presentations of many of the featured docs.
List best documentaries films from digitaldreamdoor.com. These are the Greatest Documentary Films chosen for their
influence, impact, historical importance, cinematography, direction, and popularity.
Also added lists:
— Documentary Series
— Best 2010 Documentaries
— Best 2009 Documentaries
This is a list of sports documentaries made by ESPN. Including the 30 for 30 series, the SEC Stories series and some others one hour long documentaries
. 6 - 35: Volume I of the 30 for 30 series
. 36 - 48: 30 for 30 Presents
. 49 - 78: Volume II of the 30 for 30 series
. 79 - 92: Volume III of the 30 for 30 series (ongoing)
. 93 - 121: Volume I of the SEC Storied series (ongoing)
Patricia Aufderheide's list from 'Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction' - part of the highly regarded series from Oxford University Press.
"These documentaries have been widely seen and discussed, and have been in many cases at the center of controversies; in other cases they have provided valuable teaching resources. They are all accessible for renting or buying for your private collection. You can use the index in this book and other books mentioned in the references, imdb.com, your local library, Netflix, Google, and the Library of Congress to find out more about why these films have attracted attention and esteem. Viewing this collection will set you up nicely with a context to watch your latest favorite, argue with the list, and build your own top one hundred."
Taking Pictures (1996) (http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/taking-pictures/)
The 10 best history documentaries tell the world’s tales without dramatics, but that doesn’t make them any less engaging or interesting. Whether about World War I or II, the fight against discrimination or the horrific tales of travels gone very, very wrong, these history documentaries share the stores that have made humanity what they are today.
A list of notable documentaries about classic movies and movie series.
Criteria: 50+ votes and 6.0+ rating on Imdb -or- I have seen it and recommend it (usually for newer documentaries).
About Film: Recommended Movie-Themed Documentaries
About Film II: The Filmmakers:
About Film III: The Actors:
Please feel free to make suggestions for additions to or deletions from this list in the comments section.
Last updated: June 16, 2019.
The Academy Award for Documentary Feature is an award for documentary films. In 1941, the first awards for feature-length documentaries were bestowed as Special Awards to Kukan and Target for Tonight. They have since been bestowed competitively each year, with the exception of 1946.
The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film. This list includes the nominees in all categories, including the Audience Choice Prize, and the Heterodox Award, which honors “a narrative film that imaginatively incorporates nonfiction strategies, content, and/or modes of production.”
Film essay filmography by Peter Thompson published online in 2005 @ [url=http://www.chicagomediaworks.com/2instructworks/3editing_doc/3editing_docinematicessay.html#filmography]ChicagoMediaWorks.com
[quote=Wikipedia]Film (or "cinematic essays") consist of the evolution of a theme or an idea rather than a plot per se. From another perspective, an essay film could be defined as a documentary film visual basis combined with a form of commentary that contains elements of self-portrait (rather than autobiography), where the signature (rather than the life-story) of the filmmaker is apparent. The cinematic essay often blends documentary, fiction, and experimental film making using a tones and editing styles."[/quote]