Movies in the Documentary genre

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Bowling for Columbine

While there will always be a debate about the authenticity of Michael Moore's documentary techniques, there's no arguing that Bowling for Columbine succeeds equally well as a provocative essay on gun violence in America and an opportunity for the w...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2002-10-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, ...

Columbine has never been a mystery to me. A tragedy, yes, but not mystery. The most surprising thing about Columbine is that it took so long for something like that to happen. Anyone who has been bullied probably understands this, and there's litt...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2012-03-30
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Director: Lee Hirsch
Cast: Alex Libby, Kelby Johnson, Ja'Meya Jackson, ...
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

The concept of “alternate histories” has always represented a source of fascination for history buffs and science fiction fans alike. Alternate histories hone in on potential turning points in world events and postulate what might have hap...

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2006-02-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Comedy/Documentary
Director: Kevin Willmott
Capitalism: A Love Story

Perhaps Michael Moore missed his calling. He could have been a preacher. And not any kind of preacher - a fire-and-brimstone, Jonathan Edwards sort. His movies ooze passion and come across like two-hour sermons. He doesn't just believe in what h...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2009-10-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore
Capturing the Friedmans

Various articles have labeled Capturing the Friedmans as a narrative documentary, a crime investigation, a meditation upon the nature of truth, and an expose of the failings of the United States judicial system. First and foremost, however, it is ...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2003-06-07
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
Cast: David Friedman, Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, ...

Warning: This review contains spoilers throughout - at least insofar as a documentary can be spoiled. There's a common belief that about 75% of the "hot women" engaged in e-mail relationships, chatroom liaisons, and other associated on-line beha...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2010-09-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Cast: Nev Schulman
Class Action Park

Growing up in New Jersey, I was of course aware of the existence of Action Park, an amusement park located in the northwestern portion of the state, not far from where my grandparents lived. Nevertheless, I turned down opportunities to visit for a...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-01-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Seth Porges, Chris Charles Scott
Cast: John Hodgman, Bill Benneyan, Jim DeSaye, ...
Client 9

I wish I could claim many of the revelations contained within Client 9 are shocking, but they're not. By following the story of the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer, director Alex Gibney peers behind the political curtain and discovers what we all k...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2010-11-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Alex Gibney
Cast: Eliot Spitzer
Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero feels just like a History Channel documentary, which is unsurprising when one considers that the movie was produced by none other than The History Channel. As with most of their fare, this one mixes archived footage with talking ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-30
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Lucy Walker
Cast: Valerie Plame Wilson, Tony Blair, Jimmy Carter, ...

Upon viewing the completed version of this film, cartoonist Robert Crumb, whose story it tells, informed director Terry Zwigoff, "After I saw it I had to go for a walk in the woods, just to clear my head. I took my favorite hat off, this hat that ...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Robert Crumb, Charles Crumb, Maxxon Crumb, ...