1994 Documentary Movies

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Hoop Dreams(1994)

| 2h 54min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 138 votes)

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

That's Entertainment! III(1994)

3.4/5 (with 15 votes)

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.

Directed by Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan - With Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Lena Horne

Africa: The Serengeti(1994)

40min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 7 votes)

Africa the Serengeti takes you on an extraordinary journey to view a spectacle few humans have ever witnessed: The Great Migration. Journey with more than two million wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as in their annual 500 mile trek across the Serengeti plains.

Directed by George Casey

The Native Americans(2024-)

The Native Americans is a three-part American television documentary miniseries that premiered on TBS on October 10, 1994. The remaining two episodes aired on October 11 and 13, 1994. Directed by John Borden, Phil Lucas and George Burdeau, the six-hour series explores the history of Native American cultures, with each hour of the series devoted to a particular region of the United States. Music for the series was composed by Robbie Robertson in collaboration with other Native American and Canadian First Nations musicians, including Ulali, Rita Coolidge, Douglas Spotted Eagle and Kashtin, and was released on the album Music for The Native Americans.

Erotica: A Journey Into Female Sexuality(1997)

1h 15min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

This feature-length documentary explores a wide range of lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual women’s erotic fantasies and sexual practices. It reveals the conflicts and complexities of female sexuality as well as the joys and triumphs of self-discovery and personal empowerment.

Directed by Maya Gallus

A Great Day in Harlem(1994)

3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Art Kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958, for a piece in Esquire magazine. Just about every jazz musician at the time showed up for the photo shoot which took place in front of a brownstone near the 125th street station. The documentary compiles interviews of many of the musicians in the photograph to talk about the day of the photograph, and it shows film footage taken that day by Milt Hinton and his wife.

Directed by Jean Bach - With Robert Benton, Count Basie, Art Blakey

Not Angels But Angels(1994)

1h 20min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19. They hustle at the central train station and at clubs. Most of their clients are foreign tourists, many are German. The youths talk about why they hustle, their first trick, prices, dangers, what they know about AIDS, their fears (disease and loneliness), and how they imagine their futures. The film's title, its liturgical score, much of it elegiac, and shots of the city's statues of angels underline the vulnerability and callow lack of sophistication of the young men.

Directed by Wiktor Grodecki

The Transformation of the World Into Music(1996)

4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

This film was prepared as a introduction to a series of opera broadcasts on German television. It depicts the behind-the-scenes manoeuvrings in preparation for the annual opera festival in Bayreuth.

Directed by Werner Herzog

Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann(1994)

30min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

An intimate portrait of the photographer and the complex, enigmatic pictures she takes of her children.

Directed by Steven Cantor

Coming Out Under Fire(1994)

1h 12min | Documentary, War
2.5/5 (with 3 votes)

A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuality during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several homosexual WWII veterans.

Directed by Arthur Dong

Destiny in Space(1994)

40min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 3 votes)

Travel alongside the astronauts as they deploy and repair the Hubble Space Telescope, soar above Venus and Mars, and find proof of new planets and the possibility of other life forming around distant stars.

Directed by Ben Burtt - With Roberta Bondar, Ronald J. Grabe, David C. Hilmers, Ulf Merbold, Stephen S. Oswald, William F. Readdy, ...

Moving the Mountain(1994)

| 1h 23min | Documentary
4.4/5 (with 1 vote)

ON JUNE 4th 1989, CHINA WAS CHANGED FOREVER. Beijing, May, 1989. the world watched as a hundred students became a thousand, as thousands became a million - and a nation starved of freedom, cried out for a taste of democracy. In this compelling film, director Michael Apted (Nell, Gorillas in the Mist), captures the power and passion of the Tiananmen Square uprising through a unique combination of newsreel footage, dramatic re-enactments and extensive input from the actual student leaders. Exploring their personal histories, reflections and thoughts on the future. MOVING THE MOUNTAIN paints a portrait of courage, conviction, and commitment that the NEW YORK POST calls, "A soaring - and sobering - tribute to the human spirit.".

Directed by Michael Apted
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Mary: The Mary MacKillop Story(1994)

1h 15min | Documentary, Drama
3.5/5 (with 0 votes)

MARY is based on the true life story of Mary MacKillop who in the 1860s began an order of nuns to teach poor Catholic children in rural Australia. When she refused to obey the local Bishop, she was ex-communicated. More than 100 years later, in 1995, she was beatified as Australia's first saint. The film follows her tumultuous journey.

Directed by Kay Pavlou - With Lucy Bell

Relics: Einstein's Brain(1994)

1h 5min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Documentary about Kenji Sugimoto, professor in Math and Science history at Kinki university in Japan. He has spent the last 30 years publishing works about Einstein and his personality. To complete his works he travels to America to find Einstein's brain.

A Dedicated Life(1994)

2h 37min | Documentary
2.6/5 (with 2 votes)

A profile of the controversial novelist Mitsuharu Inoue, filmed during the last years of his life.

Directed by Kazuo Hara

Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock(1994)

1h 1min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Raw and unflinching, this pair of award-winning HBO films looks at the death and destruction caused by gang warfare across the United States. With unlimited access, the filmmakers document the lives and culture of rival Arkansas factions in Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock. Back in the Hood: Gang War 2 follows Leifel Jackson, a former gang leader and ex-con trying to turn his life around after spending nearly a decade in prison.

Directed by Marc Levin


2h 20min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 7 votes)

A portrait of people who live on the margins of life and exist outside normal society.

Directed by Artur Aristakisyan

Loyalty & Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob(1994)

1h 32min | Documentary

This historic documentary only aired once on July 25th 1994 on FOX. A special on organized crime as told by the people who lived it, as well as historical footage, newsreels and government surveillance tapes.

Directed by Bill Jersey, Gary Weimberg - With Al Capone

D-Day Remembered(1994)

54min | Documentary

An award-winning documentary of the invasion of Normandy in World War II, using rare archival films and pictures from British, American, and German archives. The narrator provides the overall continuity, but the voices of over 50 participants who were involved in the staging of the invasion in Britain or were on the beaches of France bring the images to life.

Directed by Charles Guggenheim

A Pizza in Jordbro(1994)

1h 17min | Documentary
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

The fifth movie of the kids from a school class in Jordbrovägen which the director has followed for over 24 years allows the now adult children through interviews talking about their lives. This is interspersed with inklipp from their everyday life and work, as well as clips from the previous movies.

Directed by Rainer Hartleb

The Goddess Bunny(1994)

1h 25min | Documentary
1.9/5 (with 2 votes)

A tour of Los Angeles, California's underground gay, lesbian, and transgendered nightclub scene, as hosted by Goddess Bunny, a deformed, tap-dancing transvestite.

Directed by Nick Bougas - With Goddess Bunny

Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter(1994)

44min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

This Academy Award-nominated film takes a moving personal story, illuminates it with insight and humor, and makes it universal. In recounting her attempts to come to terms with her mother's advancing Alzheimer's disease, Deborah Hoffmann explores the relationship between mother and daughter, parent and child, and the tenacity of love.

Directed by Deborah Hoffmann

An Impossible Job(1994)

1h 17min | Documentary

A fly-on-the-wall documentary following England manager Graham Taylor and the team through the 18 months leading to the failure to qualify for the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

The Square(1994)

1h 40min | Documentary

The film documents a day in the life of Tiananmen Square in 1994, a mere five years after the crushing of a student-led democracy movement in 1989.

Directed by Zhang Yuan

The Devil Never Sleeps(1994)

1h 22min | Documentary
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

The Devil Never Sleeps is a “whodunit” documentary about family secrets. Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo received a phone call informing her of the mysterious death of her wealthy Mexican uncle Oscar. Officially ruled a suicide, Portillo’s relatives claimed murder, offering several possible suspects including a business partner, a ranch hand, and Oscar’s young widow who stood to inherit everything. Traveling to Mexico, Portillo attempts to learn the truth about her powerful uncle. Using interviews, old snapshots and home movies, she finds a complicated web of family secrets, intrigue, rumor and betrayal that makes her enigmatic uncle’s murder seem ever more likely, yet ever more obscure. As the Mexican saying goes, “When evil is lurking, the devil never sleeps.”.

A Time for Justice(1994)

38min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A short history of civil rights movements in the US. Winner of the Oscar for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

Directed by Charles Guggenheim

School of the Americas Assassins(1994)

18min | Documentary

Human rights abuses by graduates of the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA) are chillingly documented at the beginning of the campaign to close the school.

Directed by Robert Richter

Blues Highway(1994)

30min | Documentary

Blues Highway is a 1994 American short documentary film directed by Bill Guttentag and Vince DiPersio. The film is a moving blend of blues music and images recounts the journey of the millions of African-Americans who made their way from the Mississippi Delta to cities in the North during the 1930s and 1940s. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

It Don't Cost Nothin' to Say Good Morning(1994)

18min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

It Don't Cost Nothin' to Say Good Morning 1994 is an award winning documentary film directed by Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice. The film is about the life of a homeless man, known only as "'Shorty' Gordy", who was a beloved but drunken, potty-mouthed panhandler, which was filmed over three years, covering Gordy's life and death. The movie premiered at Palm Springs Film Festival, Cinéfest, the Worldwide Short Film Festival and won best short at the Hot Docs Film Festival.

Directed by Kenny Hotz, Spencer Rice - With Kenny Hotz

Rock 'n Roll Junkie(1994)

1h 30min | Documentary, Music
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Rock 'n Roll Junkie is a documentary about the extraordinary life of dutch rock 'n roll myth and personification of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll Herman Brood.

Directed by Jan Eilander, Ton Van Der Lee, Eugene Van Den Bosch, Frenk Van Der Sterre
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