List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

A - An Honest Liar - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

A - An Honest Liar

The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2246565/?ref_=nv_sr_1
B - Blackfish - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

B - Blackfish

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2545118/?ref_=nv_sr_1
C - Capturing The Friedmans - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

C - Capturing The Friedmans

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342172/?ref_=nv_sr_1
D - Dreams of a Life - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

D - Dreams of a Life

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1819513/mediaviewer/rm2881465088
E - Everything is Copy - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

E - Everything is Copy

A look at the life and work of writer/filmmaker Nora Ephron.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2831414/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
F - Freakonomics - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

F - Freakonomics

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152822/?ref_=nv_sr_1
G - Grey Gardens - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

G - Grey Gardens

An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073076/?ref_=nv_sr_1
H - Holy Hell - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

H - Holy Hell

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5278464/?ref_=nv_sr_1
I - [The] Imposter - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

I - [The] Imposter

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1966604/?ref_=nv_sr_2
J - Jesus Camp - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

J - Jesus Camp

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486358/?ref_=nv_sr_1
K - Kumaré - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

K - Kumaré

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865425/?ref_=nv_sr_1
L - Life Itself - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

L - Life Itself

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382298/?ref_=nv_sr_1
M - Meet the Fokkens - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

M - Meet the Fokkens

A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2062989/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
N - Nerdcore Rising - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

N - Nerdcore Rising

Nerdcore Rising follows MC Frontalot the "Godfather of Nerdcore" on his first national tour to reveal the roots of the genre, the dorky complexities of its artists, and one MC's fight for nerd stardom. Featuring Weird Al Yankovic, Prince Paul, Jello Biafra, Tycho & Gabe, Brian Posehn, MC Frontalot, MC Chris, MC Lars and a slew of other nerdcore artists and commentators.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1159722/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
O - Orion - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

O - Orion

There are many that believe that Elvis is still alive - if he is alive he wears a mask and goes by the name Orion' Nashville News 1979 ORION tells the story of Jimmy Ellis - an unknown singer plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave. With an outlandish fictional identity torn from the pages of best selling novel Orion by Gail Brewer Giorgio, the backing of the legendary birthplace of rock 'n roll Sun Records and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley's himself, the scheme - concocted in the months after Presley's death exploded into a cult success - and the 'Elvis is alive' myth was begun. Our story revels in the manipulative schemes of the music industry, the truth and lies at the heart of the story, the allure of fantasy and the eternal search for identity. Orion proves that fact is indeed 'stranger than fiction'. This is the story behind that story. Who was that masked man?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4468132/mediaviewer/rm2975261440
P - Project Nim - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

P - Project Nim

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1814836/mediaviewer/rm3180445184
Q - [The] Queen of Versailles - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

Q - [The] Queen of Versailles

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125666/?ref_=nv_sr_1
R - Radiant City - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

R - Radiant City

An examination of the nature of modern suburbia.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0832937/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
S - Salam Neighbor - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

S - Salam Neighbor

Two filmmakers fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3828488/mediaviewer/rm3067417088
T - Tickled - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

T - Tickled

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5278506/?ref_=nv_sr_1
U - Ukraine's Fight for Freedom; Winter on Fire - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

U - Ukraine's Fight for Freedom; Winter on Fire

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4908644/mediaviewer/rm733474560
V - Virunga - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

V - Virunga

A team of brave individuals risk their lives to protect the last mountain gorillas.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3455224/?ref_=nv_sr_1
W - Weiner - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

W - Weiner

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5278596/?ref_=nv_sr_1
X - We Are X - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

X - We Are X

A documentary film about the legendary Japanese rock band X JAPAN.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0952693/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Y - Your Mommy Kills Animals! - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

Y - Your Mommy Kills Animals!

An in-depth look at the animal rights movement and the FBI's recent declaration calling them the number one domestic terrorist threat to the United States.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0952693/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Z - [Dear] Zachary - List of Great Documentaries, from A - Z

Z - [Dear] Zachary

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1152758/?ref_=nv_sr_2