Movies in the Documentary genre

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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
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, ...
You Don't Nomi

You Don’t Nomi is a 2019 documentary that takes a fond look back at the deservedly derided Paul Vehoeven/Joe Eszterhas box office bomb, Showgirls. Although director Jeffrey McHale approaches the retrospective from a decidedly subjective poin...

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-09
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jeffrey McHale
Cast: Jeffrey Conway, Haley Mlotek, Adam Nayman, ...
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

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, ...
Last Days in Vietnam

If one was to clump together all the movies – both narrative and documentary – made about the Vietnam War (or, as it’s called in Asia, the American War), the number would be in the three-digit range. I have seen many of those (although b...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2014-01-17
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Rory Kennedy
Cast: Henry Kissinger, Richard Armitage, Frank Snepp, ...
Final Account

Final Account may ultimately be more important for the voices it immortalizes than for its worth as a conventional documentary. The film’s mission is simple: seek out as many ex-Nazi survivors as could be found at the time of the production ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Luke Holland
Cast: Karl Hollander, Otto-Ernst Duscheleit, Hans Werk, ...
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, ...
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
Dissident, The

On July 2, 2018, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to obtain paperwork necessary for his planned marriage…and never emerged. His disappearance quickly became a major news story and, as details c...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Bryan Fogel
Cast: Jamal Khashoggi, Mohammed Bin Salman, Hatice Cengiz, ...