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Original IMDb list created by Dr-Faustus.
[quote=Dr-Faustus]There can be no fictional film that compares to the atrocities of real life. Some of these atrocities, abuses, injustices and crimes committed have been documented. Unfortunately man has learn't little from his past. Hopefully these films will create awareness and prevention in the future. "Only by acceptance of the past, can you alter it".- T.S. Eliot. This list is dedicated to all those people working towards a peaceful, tolerant and harmonious world, and IMDb for creating the means for people to do so, through film.[/quote]
The top Music Documentaries, as rated by the website www.rateyourmusic.com
Missing (not on icheckmovies/IMDB):
All movies featured in "Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film"
All the films featured in the 2009 documentary "Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film".
This list was compiled directly from the end credits of the film.
These are iCheckMovies' favorite documentaries, calculated using this formula:
favorites / (checks+75)
This list includes documentary shorts. It does not include TV series or mini-series.
Last updated: August 23, 2012
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 list consists of the 124 movies featured in the “That’s Entertainment!” compilation documentary series, plus those three films: “That’s Entertainment!” (1974), “That’s Entertainment, Part II” (1976) and “That’s Entertainment! III” (1994).
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)
This list consists of the 117 movies featured in the 1995 compilation documentary “The Celluloid Closet”.
See also: "The Celluloid Closet: The Book"
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/)
This list goes to 11!
Mockumentaries, pseudocumentaries, hoax-documentaries, and other fake documentaries. Tell me what's missing (I'm not including found footage horror or television series).
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]
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.