Best Documentary Films...Ever!

A Listmania! list by Cheeky Monkey (Region 2)
 
Baraka: Remastered [Blu-ray] [1992]
1.  Baraka: Remastered [Blu-ray] [1992] DVD ~ Ron Fricke
The list author says:
  "This mesmerising, ambitious global odyssey from the cinematographer of the similar cultural travelogue 'Koyaanisqatsi' is a series of stunning visuals from around the world. Must be seen in HD."
Used & New from: £4.63
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

See buying options
Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002]
2.  Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Michael Moore's insightful, daring documentary about gun control in US society is a subject which most filmmakers usually find too complex an issue to address in such an accessible way."
£2.73   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Dennis Hopper
The list author says:
  "Compelling retrospective documentary compiling interviews and behind-the-scenes footage from the making of 'Apocalypse Now' that is just as intense an odyssey as the film itself."
£4.53   Used & New from: £4.44
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

In Bed With Madonna [DVD]
4.  In Bed With Madonna [DVD] DVD ~ Alek Keshishian
The list author says:
  "Fascinating but possibly manipulative documentary revealing the enigmatic singer's 1990 Blonde Ambition world tour that contrasts the sycophantic backstage life with flamboyant onstage numbers."
£5.95   Used & New from: £2.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD]
5.  Koyaanisqatsi/ Powaqqatsi [DVD] DVD ~ Christie Brinkley
The list author says:
  "These breathtaking images of our world accompanied by Philip Glass' relentless music are entrancing, haunting and majestic, although any intended profundity is oblique."
£19.95   Used & New from: £0.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Super Size Me [DVD] [2004]
6.  Super Size Me [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Morgan Spurlock
The list author says:
  "Morgan Spurlock takes a wry, first-hand look at the connection between obesity and fast-food by eating nothing but McDonalds meals for 30 days. The results are quite revealing."
£3.40   Used & New from: £0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Touching The Void [Blu-ray]
7.  Touching The Void [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Brendan Mackey
The list author says:
  "Incredible true story of survival against the odds for a couple of mountaineers that is grippingly told through interviews and a dramatic reconstruction with remarkable location photography."
£7.00   Used & New from: £3.73
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Capitalism - A Love Story [DVD]
8.  Capitalism - A Love Story [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Inflamatory documentary from the provocative Michael Moore who makes a compelling, emotive and persuasive crusade about the perils of worshipping the almighty dollar."
£4.00   Used & New from: £1.86
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Earth [Blu-ray]
9.  Earth [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Patrick Stewart
The list author says:
  "Stunning natural history documentary combining the best moments from the visually ground-breaking BBC series 'Planet Earth' that gives an awe-inspiring sense of scale."
£7.54   Used & New from: £0.60
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Deep Blue [DVD]
10.  Deep Blue [DVD] DVD ~ Alastair Fothergill
The list author says:
  "All the best bits from the BBC's landmark nature series 'The Blue Planet' about life beneath the ocean waves with some previously unseen incredible footage."
£5.95   Used & New from: £2.08
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

For All Mankind [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray]
11.  For All Mankind [Masters of Cinema] [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Jim Lovell
The list author says:
  "Mesmerising, reflective documentary about the moon landings compiling archive NASA footage and audio interviews with the Apollo astronauts who recall their extraordinary experiences. Brian Eno music."
Used & New from: £24.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

See buying options
In The Shadow Of The Moon [Blu-ray]
12.  In The Shadow Of The Moon [Blu-ray] DVD ~ David Sington
The list author says:
  "Ron Howard-produced documentary film about the Apollo missions. Entertaining and informative comments from those interviewed and amazing footage reveal what an incredible feat was achieved."
£5.80   Used & New from: £2.86
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Life After People [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free]
13.  Life After People [Blu-ray] [2008] [Region Free] 
The list author says:
  "Inspired by Alan Weisman's 'The World Without Us', this explains what would happen to our civilisation if humans suddenly disappeared. The answer isn't reassuring but good SFX provide a visual treat."
Used & New from: £44.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

See buying options
The Last Dragon [DVD]
14.  The Last Dragon [DVD] DVD ~ Taimak
The list author says:
  "Pseudo-documentary about the discovery of the remains of a supposedly mythical creature. Combining science and CGI to present an enjoyable and plausible explanation for its existence and evolution."
£6.92   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The 11th Hour [DVD]
15.  The 11th Hour [DVD] DVD ~ Leonardo diCaprio
The list author says:
  "Alarming documentary explaining the looming environmental crisis in a condensed crash-course for a mass audience. Probably more accurate and balanced than 'An Inconvenient Truth'."
Used & New from: £4.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

See buying options
Grizzly Man [2005] [DVD]
16.  Grizzly Man [2005] [DVD] DVD ~ Werner Herzog
The list author says:
  "Werner Herzog tells the tragic story of a well-meaning but misguided man who lived amongst wild bears in Alaska, which uses his own video footage."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fitzcarraldo [25th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1982]
17.  Fitzcarraldo [25th Anniversary Edition] [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Klaus Kinski
The list author says:
  "Disc 2 features the documentary "Burden of Dreams - Making Fitzcarraldo" - an astonishing account of the problems faced by Werner Herzog whilst filming his ambitious production in the jungle."
£29.90   Used & New from: £7.93
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

9/11 [DVD] [2002]
18.  9/11 [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Tony Benatatos
The list author says:
  "The makers of a simple documentary about New York firefighters captured a unique record of tragic events as the day rapidly turned into something nobody was expecting. Chilling and compulsive viewing."
£29.94   Used & New from: £5.45
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Woodstock [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free]
19.  Woodstock [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] DVD ~ Michael Wadleigh
The list author says:
  "Very long split-screen concert documentary about the historic music festival that now stands as a nostalgic record of the hippie counter-culture."
£8.60   Used & New from: £6.46
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Is this really Season 1 or the pilot movie? 3 11 Oct 2011
region code 3 26 May 2011
Extras..... 0 18 May 2011
SUBTITLES 0 16 Nov 2010
Blu-ray audio options? 1 17 Oct 2010
Video, Audio & subtitles 1 15 Oct 2010
Subtitles ? 1 15 Oct 2010
Baraka - Aspect ratio 1 13 Jul 2010
Subtitles? 2 30 Jun 2010
Worth it on blu-ray? 3 10 Apr 2010
subtitles 0 6 Jan 2010
Earth 3 16 Nov 2009
 
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Cheeky Monkey (Region 2)
Last updated: 07/07/2010
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

Best films by genre Best films by genre

Best films by genre: A list of 18 items by "dallew"

The Only DVD's Worth Owning The Only DVD's Worth Owning

The Only DVD's Worth Owning: A list of 11 items by Paul Bennett

Fortean Films on DVD -compiled by Mark Chorvinsky in FT49:54
Fortean Films on DVD -compiled by Mark Chorvinsky in FT49:54: A list of 25 items by J. Esq

Essential Films Essential Films

Essential Films: A list of 25 items by zolaczakl1348

The Shiny Eighties!!!! The Shiny Eighties!!!!

The Shiny Eighties!!!!: A list of 25 items by Jason Parkes "We're all Frankies'"