Psychedelic and Weird Documentariesby alchemicalcinema | created - 17 Apr 2016 | updated - 20 Apr 2016 | Public
For the obscure and esoteric among us.
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2. Victory Through Air Power (1943)
70 min | Documentary, Animation, History
An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.
Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.80M
Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.
4. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
PG | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.
Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.27M
5. Mondo cane (1962)
R | 108 min | Documentary
A "shockumentary" consisting of a collection of mostly real archive footage displaying mankind at its most depraved and perverse, displaying bizarre rites, cruel behavior and bestial violence.
6. Le joli mai (1963)
Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »
Votes: 633 | Gross: $0.02M
7. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Filmmaker William Greaves auditioned acting students for a fictional drama, while simultaneously shooting the behind-the-scenes drama taking place.
9. Poto and Cabengo (1980)
Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary
Two young twins in the USA have invented their own shared language. Scientists are wanting to study the language but social workers are trying to get the twins to leave their secret ... See full summary »
10. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
11. Undergångens arkitektur (1989)
Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, History
An absorbing and chilling documentary about the National Socialist aesthetic, and how attempts to create the Aryan Ideal caused the extermination of millions. Aspects covered include: ... See full summary »
13. Lessons of Darkness (1992)
Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, War
This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it.
15. Baseball (1994–2010)
TV-PG | 1,140 min | Documentary, History, Sport
A documentary on the history of the sport with major topics including Afro-American players, player/team owner relations and the resilience of the game.
16. Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998 TV Movie)
98 min | Documentary, History
The history of the influence of Eastern European Jewish Emigre culture has had on Hollywood and the films created in its golden age.
17. Geri (1999 TV Movie)
110 min | Documentary
TV documentary which shows the roller-coaster career of the former Spice Girl, Geri Horner, including very candid behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with her.
18. First Person (2000– )
Not Rated | 491 min | Documentary, Biography
Amazing series primarily using Errol Morris' invention the Interrotron for unusual people to tell their outré stories directly into the camera to the viewer. Almost every half-hour ... See full summary »
19. Dark Secrets Inside Bohemian Grove (2000 Video)
123 min | Documentary
Since 1873, the Global Elite Has Held Secret Meetings in the Ancient Redwood Forest of Northern California. Members of the so-called "Bohemian Club" Include.
21. Hell House (2001)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »
23. The Sweatbox (2002)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary
Sting's wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor's New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.
25. Hookers at the Point (2002 Video)
94 min | Documentary
In this documentary, director and producer Brent Owens takes us to the streets of Hunts Point in South Bronx, for a candid documentary about the local sex workers. We learn about the past, ... See full summary »
Director: Brent Owens
26. Overnight (2003)
R | 82 min | Documentary
30. Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008 TV Movie)
48 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A few years after his death, the widow of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) asks Jon Ronson to look through the contents of about 1,000 boxes of meticulously sorted materials Kubrick left. Ronson... See full summary »
31. Tales of the Grim Sleeper (2014)
TV-MA | 110 min | Documentary, Crime
Nick Broomfield digs into the case of the notorious serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper, who terrorized South Central Los Angeles over a span of twenty-five years.
32. Dawg Fight (2015)
109 min | Documentary
West Perrine, Florida is a suburban ghetto in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Over 73% of its residents are African-American and more than a third of them are unemployed. Violent crimes occur ... See full summary »