Documentaries Watched

by abro16 | created - 24 May 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public

check the Titles in the comments, which are not listed at imdb. and check the excerpts and snapshots of most of the documentaries at my blog http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com

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1. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 150,616

Marvelous!.. Watch this as some other planet of life in the universe. It will change your sight and insight about the Planet Earth, and may be you feel sorry about about Human species, who are stupid enough to destroy this planet, and destroy themselves too, in free.

2. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Stars: John Hurt, Roger Munns

Votes: 20,998

This documentary is just necessary to watch after Planet Earth, and see the influence and affect on Earth by Humans.

3. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: Oprah Winfrey, David Attenborough, Doug Allan, Barrie Britton

Votes: 34,557

extraordinary! Life is Miracle and Keeping it Alive is Another.

4. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 4,612

Outstanding! Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/search/label/THE%20UNIVERSE

5. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Jonathan Young

Votes: 8,059

This documentary opened my eyes: read some excerpts season1: http://bigexcerpts.blogspot.com/2011/06/ancient-aliens-2010.html season 2: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/ancient-aliens-season-2.html

6. Wonders of the Universe (I) (2011– )

TV-G | 59 min | Documentary

Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most dramatic parts of the globe to explain the fundamental principles that govern the laws of nature - light, gravity, energy, matter and time. With ... See full summary »

Stars: Brian Cox, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 3,526

wonderful! must watch if someone lives in 21st century. some useful excerpts are posted here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonders-of-universe-2011.html

7. Through the Wormhole (2010–2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku, Carlos Frenk

Votes: 15,852

great science documentary series. some useful excerpts are posted here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/through-wormhole.html

8. Wonders of the Solar System (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system.

Stars: Brian Cox, Don Giuliano, Alan Hildebrand, Richard Hoover

Votes: 3,949

marvelous, science by scientist. excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/wonders-of-solar-system-2010.html

9. The Incredible Human Journey (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

This series explains the evidence for the theory of early human migrations out of Africa and subsequently around the world, supporting the Out of Africa Theory.

Stars: Alice Roberts, Robert Bednarik, Sandford Bigplume, Bruce Bradley

Votes: 770

After leaving the Africa, the human branch when first time divided in three, is my land SINDH, a land of ancient civilization, Indus Civilization. So are the land of Sindh, land of Noah (2nd Adam), and his 3 sons separated from here!? Marvelous Doc by Dr. Alice Roberts. Some Excerpts are here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/05/incredible-human-journey-excerpts.html

10. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 20,568

We (Humans) are NOT the indigenous of Planet Earth, We ARE Aliens! Came to destroy the Planet.

11. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 33,280 | Gross: $1.33M

"see world in an hour." related documentaries are Living Russia, or The Man with a Camera (1929) and Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

12. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,348 | Gross: $0.87M

marvelous!... get courage.

nice. 4 parts. 1. Creation, 2. Predictor, 3. Secret of Sex, 4. Forever Young Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-build-human.html

14. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 77,619 | Gross: $23.81M

good, nice

15. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,912

wow!

16. Hubble (2010)

G | 44 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Scott D. Altman, Megan McArthur, Andrew J. Feustel

Votes: 3,967 | Gross: $52.45M

I would say people must watch this after Home, and compare!

17. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: Are we still Evolving? (2011)

Documentary

Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving? There's no doubt that we're a product of millions of years of evolution. But thanks to modern ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Bootle | Stars: Alice Roberts, Cynthia Beall, Mark Hodson, Steve Jones

Votes: 46

Another marvelous by Dr. Alice Roberts.

18. Einstein Revealed (1996 TV Movie)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

A biographical study of Albert Einstein, with not only an analysis of his place in modern physics and in our understanding of the universe, but an analysis (through his and his wife's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Jones | Stars: Andrew Sachs, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Renn, Robert Schulmann

Votes: 95

master piece. Life and Theories revealed.

19. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 58,898 | Gross: $3.29M

no matter what you do, some people are always your side.

20. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 47,888 | Gross: $4.42M

bigger is not always better.

21. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker | Stars: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Abol Pach

Votes: 2,665 | Gross: $0.28M

heart touching, like seeing the world through our old ancestors.

22. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,528 | Gross: $4.31M

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23. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 46,654

favorite

24. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 17,154

favorite

25. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,702 | Gross: $14.36M

good!

26. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 122,596 | Gross: $119.19M

27. People's Century: 1900-1999 (1995– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

Series documenting the history of the twentieth century through the testimony of those who lived through it.

Stars: Sean Barrett, Veronika Hyks, Raymond Abescat, Maurice Bourgeois

Votes: 121

great!

28. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,328 | Gross: $0.90M

stupid

29. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,497 | Gross: $3.17M

sh*t! time waste.

30. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)

PG | 93 min | Documentary

On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.

Director: Chad Cohen | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Michelle Dejesus, Michelle DeJesus, George Delis

Votes: 158

31. The Aristocrats (2005)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy

72 Metascore

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.

Directors: Penn Jillette, Paul Provenza | Stars: George Carlin, Don Rickles, Chris Rock, Chris Albrecht

Votes: 15,661 | Gross: $6.38M

sh*t! i hate it.

32. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 31,595 | Gross: $4.59M

real horror real courageous!

33. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,535 | Gross: $2.96M

34. March of the Penguins (2005)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Family

79 Metascore

In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family.

Director: Luc Jacquet | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules Sitruk

Votes: 53,578 | Gross: $77.44M

being penguin is not easy!

35. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 56,162 | Gross: $13.00M

worth watch, but not agree totally.

36. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 19,930

old version of Baraka. Good. also Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

37. The Workshop (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

A spiritual search for answers leads the documentary filmmaker to a California workshop run by a guru who promotes sexual adventure -- and the exploration of the human condition.

Director: Jamie Morgan | Stars: Rob Aaron, Jules Aitken, Lex Anderson, Brain Appleby

Votes: 386

stupid guru, stupid workshop, nice beauties.

38. Three Miles North of Molkom (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

Three miles north of Molkom, hidden deep in the lakeside forests of Sweden, lies Ängsbacka, a 21st Century playground for adults. Once a year, their gates open to a thousand international ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Cannan, Corinna McFarlane | Stars: Per Frisk, Ewa Jacobsson, Annica Karlsson, Anders Kraft

Votes: 454

workshop was better, this is even worse.

39. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,776 | Gross: $0.30M

40. Pornography: A Secret History of Civilisation (1999– )

360 min | Documentary, History

A serious, non-titillating history of pornography, from the earliest days of erotic art right up to the present day's multimedia.

Stars: Marilyn Milgrom, Linda Williams, Mike Adams, Bernard Arcard

Votes: 156

nice. read some excerpts here: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/pornography-secret-history-of.html

41. Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley (2004– )

180 min | Documentary

The mini series describes exploration of the lives and experiences of several adult performers and directors who have working in the porn industry.

Stars: Paul Fishbein, Noname Jane, Constance Penley, Stormy Daniels

Votes: 222

aha!

very deep education of sex.

44. My Brilliant Brain (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

My Brilliant Brain is a compelling three part documentary series exploring the incredible inner workings of the human brain. The programmes look at a group of remarkable people and poses ... See full summary »

Star: Kayla Bechor

Votes: 78

nice! 3 parts. 1. Genius Made (Chess), 2. Savants (Accidental Genius). 3. Genius Born. Excerpts: http://miscethoughts.blogspot.com/2011/06/my-brilliant-brain-2007.html

46. The Human Animal (1994– )

Documentary

A man is an extraordinarily strong, having a loud voice, enterprising and in a high degree gregarious monkey. Time to study the pattern of her behavior.

Stars: Desmond Morris, Eileen Daly, Wendy Duffield

Votes: 143

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47. Built for the Kill (2006– )

Documentary

NatGeoWIld show follows some of the most deadly animals on the Planet like the grizzly bears,killer whales,sharks and crocodiles.

Stars: Matthew Morgan, Mário Redondo, Wade Williams

Votes: 81

48. Sex: The Secret Gate to Eden (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary