TOP DOCUMENTARY TITLES/PROGRAMS/TELEVISION SERIES SELECTED FROM IMDB USER LISTSby mdr-40224 | created - 4 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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30 for 30 (2009– )
One Night in Vegas
51 min | Documentary, Biography, History
On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »
30 for 30 (2009– )
The Best That Never Was
101 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1981, college athletic recruiting changed forever as a dozen big-time football programs sat waiting for the decision by a physically powerful and lightning-quick high school running back... See full summary »
30 for 30 (2009– )
The Two Escobars
104 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The rise of Colombian soccer is attributed to the influx of drug money into the sport by Pablo Escobar and the other drug cartels. However, the team's swift decline after Escobar's death results in the murder of star player Andres Escobar.
9. The Prosecution of an American President (2012)
101 min | Documentary
Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi makes the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking argument of his storied career. In "The ... See full summary »
12. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Votes: 9,338 | Gross: $30.58M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 21,718 | Gross: $4.20M
15. Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears (2011)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
They say that Philadelphia is the capital of boxing and Joe Frazier's Gym is the White House. This is the story of a father, a son and a forgotten legacy. Joe Frazier has been lost in ... See full summary »
16. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.13M
19. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
R | 117 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
Votes: 2,092 | Gross: $0.19M
75 min | Documentary, Biography, History
F.W. de Klerk was the last president of apartheid South Africa. He went from Mandela's jailer to his subordinate and together they changed history. Rossier explores the fascinating political journey and legacy of this complicated figure.
Director: Nicolas Rossier
Votes: 24 | Gross: $0.00M
21. I Am Ali (2014)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.
Votes: 2,921 | Gross: $0.00M
22. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 24,766 | Gross: $6.71M
23. New York: A Documentary Film (1999– )
600 min | Documentary, History
Ric Burns (brother of the famed documentarian Ken Burns) presents an exhaustive history of New York City from the settling of the area by the Dutch to the attack by terrorists nearly 400 ... See full summary »
24. Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015– )
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, this three-part series tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the ... See full summary »
25. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 43,653 | Gross: $8.41M
26. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,598 | Gross: $0.28M
27. Where to Invade Next (2015)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.
Votes: 21,401 | Gross: $3.82M
28. Citizenfour (2014)
R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller
A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.
Votes: 47,866 | Gross: $2.80M
31. Making a Murderer (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime
Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
32. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary