All Documentaries - 282

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter

The rock movie's very own Zapruder film, Gimme Shelter stands today as a landmark portrait of a band and a generation that changed the stakes between the two camps forever. What starts as an electrifying document of the Rolling Stones' performances on their fiery 1969...

7.21

The Panama Deception

The Panama Deception

Years before the US went after Saddam Hussein, the White House had Manuel Noriega, another former ally, in its sights. In their Oscar-winning documentary, director Barbara Trent and writer/editor David Kasper (Cover Up: Behind the Iran Contra Affair) contrast media...

8.43

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

This much-celebrated documentary from 1994 follows the life of William Gates and Arthur Agee, two young Chicago basketball players who share the familiar dream of college scholarships and eventual NBA stardom. Pruned from 250 hours of footage, the riveting 3-hour film...

8.33

American Hardcore

American Hardcore

The history of hardcore punk--the tougher, faster, and more politically minded stepchild of the '70s punk movement that arose in the '80s--is examined in exuberant detail in Paul Rachman's documentary American Hardcore. Rachman's cameras careen across the landscape of...

8.75

Air Guitar Nation

Air Guitar Nation

In this documentary from filmmaker Alexandra Lipsitz, the cameras roll to capture the fierce competitive spirit that defined the first annual U.S. Air Guitar Championship. Staged in Finland and featuring some of the fastest-fingered shredders on the planet, the U.S....

6.00

God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

Three young men leave behind a land in chaos to find new lives in a thoroughly different culture in this documentary. As the African nation of Sudan fell into political disarray near the dawn of the 21st century, with unspeakable violence following in its wake,...

7.00

Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans

Truth is often more harrowing than fiction, but it is a desperately elusive entity; even in a case such as the one explored in this disturbing but mesmerizing documentary, for which first-time filmmaker Andrew Jarecki enjoyed remarkable access to his subjects. Even...

6.67

Iraq in Fragments

Iraq in Fragments

Released in 2006, Iraq in Fragments is a three-part documentary series that examines the war-torn country during the U.S. occupation that followed the military actions removing Saddam Hussein from power. Three compelling subjects were chosen from each faction of...

5.80

Murderball

Murderball

Better known as Wheelchair Rugby, Murderball is a game created by quadriplegic athletes that is every bit as aggressive as the name would lead one to expect; played with bone-breaking intensity, a typical game of Wheelchair Rugby involves plenty of trash-talking, a few...

7.00