Movies in the Documentary genre

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If one was to ask Morgan Neville, the award-winning director of Roadrunner (full title: Roadrunner: A Film about Anthony Bourdain), what the movie is about, he would likely respond something along the lines of “the life of celebrity chef, ad...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2021-07-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Anthony Bourdain, Christopher Collins, Lydia Tenaglia, ...
Salome/Wilde Salome

Wilde Salome and its companion piece, Salome, may rightfully be considered Al Pacino’s “lost film”. Although made more than a decade ago in 2006, the movie wasn’t fully edited and ready for showing until 2011. Despite making some fest...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-30
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama/Documentary
Director: Al Pacino
Cast: Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Anderson, ...
Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil, an “experimental” movie from filmmaker Chris Marker (perhaps best known for La Jetée, which was the inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys), belongs in the love-it-or-hate-it category of pretentious twaddle. A 100-m...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1983-10-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Chris Marker
Science Fair

Science Fair is one of those documentaries where a “making of” feature might be as interesting as the actual film. That’s not to cast aspersions on the movie, which paints a lively portrait of several participants in the 2017 (ISEF Inter...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-09-28
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster
Cast: Jack Andraka, Myllena Braz de Silva, Ivo Zell, ...

For his fifth full-length "documentary," Michael Moore turns his attention to another hot-button issue: health care in the United States. The points he makes - that the health care system is badly broken and other countries accomplish what we have...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2007-06-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Director: Michael Moore
Cast: Michael Moore
Street Gang

Three years (and seemingly another lifetime) ago, the release of Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a documentary about the defunct TV series “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” struck a powerfully nostalgic chord with Gen-Xers and Millennials. The sim...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2021-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Marily Agrelo
Cast: Joan Ganz Cooney, Jon Stone, Jim Henson, ...
Super Size Me

Amidst all the controversy this film has generated, it's safe to say one thing: very few viewers are likely to visit a fast-food restaurant immediately after seeing this movie. Is Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me an attack on McDonald's? Not di...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2004-05-07
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Cast: Morgan Spurlock

Errol Morris may be unique among high profile, veteran documentary filmmakers in that his primary interest is in the people he interviews. His movies are real-life character studies not pseudo narratives, political rants, or "serious" examinations ...

Run Time: 1:27
U.S. Release Date: 2011-07-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Director: Errol Morris
Cast: Joyce McKinney
Terror in the Aisles

Terror in the Aisles is a clip-fest. With excerpts from nearly 80 horror movies that run the gamut from classics to long-forgotten duds, the film provides glimpses of cinematic scares and gore covering the period between the 1930s and the early 19...

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-02-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: Documentary/Horror
Director: Andrew J. Keuhn
Cast: Nancy Allen, Donald Pleasence
They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old, the first nonfiction venture by The Lord of the Rings’ director, Peter Jackson, represents a startling trip through a time capsule into a world that, in both a real and existential sense, no longer exists. A collage ...

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (War Violence)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Peter Jackson
Cast: n/a