Oscars Nominees for Best Documentary Featureby BrunoRibeiro90 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. The Battle of Midway (1942)
TV-G | 18 min | Documentary, Short, War
The Japanese attack on Midway in June 1942, filmed as it happened.
2. Kokoda Front Line! (1942)
9 min | Documentary, Short, War
Cameraman Damien Parer has just returned from the front in New Guinea, where he's documented Australian troops in action. He explains this to us in a prolog. We then see air drops of ... See full summary »
3. Moscow Strikes Back (1942)
55 min | Documentary, War
4. Prelude to War (1942)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War
The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.
11. High Stakes in the East (1942)
10 min | Documentary, Short
In the aftermath of the Allied defeat in the battle for Java, after which the island fell into Japanese hands, this propaganda film made for American audiences shows what has been lost.
12. Inside Fighting China (1942)
22 min | Documentary, Short, War
An Oscar-nominated war-time propaganda film on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. It followed the government of Chiang Kai-shek as their society changed and they fight back against the now-common enemy (to the US), Japan.
14. Listen to Britain (1942)
Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short
A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.
15. Little Belgium (1942)
10 min | Documentary
A profile of the more than 2,000 Belgian refugees in the fishing port of Brixham.
17. Mr. Blabbermouth! (1942)
Approved | 19 min | Short
Following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, America was rife with rumors about the size of Japan's armed forces and how well-equipped they were to wage war against the U.S. Using animation, ... See full summary »
18. Mister Gardenia Jones (1942)
13 min | Documentary, Short
Documentary short film depicting the work of the United Service Organizations (USO) in providing recreational and morale-boosting services for American troops.
19. The New Spirit (1942)
Approved | 7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
Animated documentary promoting timely filing and payment of Federal income taxes, demonstrated by Donald Duck's difficulties with his tax return.
14 min | Documentary, Short, War
Vice-President narrates a patriotic, propaganda short designed to boost morale in the the early days of World War II.
21. A Ship Is Born (1942)
Approved | 22 min | Documentary, Short, War
This Vitaphone 'Technicolor Special' (production number 8001) portrays the behind-the-scenes story of the building and manning, during World War Two, of the USA supply line to Victory ... See full summary »
14 min | Documentary, Short, War
Director: William H. Pine
24. The White Eagle (1942)
27 min | Documentary, Short
An Oscar-nominated British documentary about the Polish people who escaped Poland and were living in England during World War II, both civilians and soldiers.
26. Desert Victory (1943)
62 min | Documentary, War
The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment.
27. Baptism of Fire (1943)
36 min | Short, Drama, War
Training film for the U.S. Army men preparing for their initial entry into the war against the Nazis. Teaching the techniques of enemy identification, combat and hand to hand fighting.
28. The Battle of Russia (1943)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War
Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.
29. Report from the Aleutians (1943)
Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, History, War
Filmmaker John Huston narrates this Oscar-nominated World War II-era film about life among the U.S. soldiers protecting Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
31. The Fighting Lady (1944)
Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War
The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »
32. Resisting Enemy Interrogation (1944)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, War
A downed American bomber crew quickly falls prey to the clever interrogation techniques of the Germans in this dramatic training film.
33. The True Glory (1945)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War
A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly one thousand four hundred cameramen. It opens as the assembled Allied ... See full summary »
34. The Last Bomb (1945)
Not Rated | 35 min | Short, Documentary, War
Documentary of the planning and delivery of the last great bomber attack on the city of Tokyo by the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II.
35. Design for Death (1947)
Approved | 48 min | Documentary
An Academy Award winner for best documentary, the film opens with a notice that..."Exhibition of confiscated Japanese film material authorized by permission of the Alien Property Custodian ... See full summary »
36. Journey Into Medicine (1947)
38 min | Documentary
Mike, a medical student starts at Columbia and then moves into pediatrics at a teaching hospital run by Cornell. He learns how new methods help children live longer. After this he went to ... See full summary »
Director: Willard Van Dyke
38. The Secret Land (1948)
Approved | 71 min | Documentary
The 1946-1947 U.S. military expedition to explore and map Antarctica, led by Admiral Richard E. Byrd, is presented from its planning stages through its successful completion.
39. The Quiet One (1948)
65 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary account of the rehabilitation at the Wiltwyck School of an emotionally disturbed Black boy who is unwanted, misunderstood, and inwardly tortured.
40. Daybreak in Udi (1949)
Approved | 47 min | Documentary
This 47-minute documentary, financed by HRH's government, won an Oscar in the special category, and most of it was later edited into a 1953 two-segment documentary called "Savage World" by ... See full summary »
42. The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1950)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
The life and works of the great artist Michelangelo Buonarroti are shown against the historical background of his time. It begins with his earliest artworks, and follows his life and career... See full summary »
43. With These Hands (1950)
52 min | Drama
Film produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union -- featuring several well-known Broadway actors -- recreates Triangle Fire of 1911 and compares working conditions of the 1910's with the 1950's.
44. Kon-Tiki (1950)
Approved | 77 min | Documentary
A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
45. I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Pittsburgh, PA, an F.B.I. agent works to undermine the Communist party, but his brothers and his teenage boy thinks he's a real Red.
46. The Sea Around Us (1953)
Approved | 62 min | Documentary
Oscar-winning documentary based on Rachel L. Carson's pioneering study of ocean life chronicled in her award-winning and best-selling 1951 book of the same name.
47. The Hoaxters (1952)
Approved | 36 min | Short, Documentary
So called snake oil salesmen at carnivals are often used as the symbols of hoaxters. There are much more globally sinister hoaxters in the form of world leaders of totalitarian regimes, ... See full summary »
48. Navajo (1952)
70 min | Documentary, Drama