2000s Documentary Movies

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Thinking XXX(2004)

| 58min | Documentary
2.4/5 (with 30 votes)

For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the photo shoots and includes interviews with the performers and commentary from eight writers (and John Waters). The actors and writers discuss economics, nudity and exhibitionism, careers, and private lives.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father(2008)

| 1h 35min | Documentary, Crime
4.2/5 (with 169 votes)

In 2001, Andrew Bagby, a medical resident, is murdered not long after breaking up with his girlfriend. Soon after, when she announces she's pregnant, one of Andrew's many close friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins this film, a gift to the child.

Directed by Kurt Kuenne

102 Minutes That Changed America(2008)

1h 42min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 20 votes)

The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in and around New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse.

Waltz with Bashir(2008)

| 1h 30min | Drama, Animation, War, Documentary
3.9/5 (with 354 votes)

Director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage of animation enabled Folman to illustrate their personal memories and dreams.

Directed by Ari Folman

March of the Penguins(2005)

3.5/5 (with 426 votes)

Every year, thousands of Antarctica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking photography captures the transcendent beauty and staggering drama of devoted parent penguins who, in the fierce polar winter, take turns guarding their egg and trekking to the ocean in search of food. Predators hunt them, storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable chicks makes it all worthwhile. So follow the leader ... to adventure!!

Touching the Void(2003)

| 1h 46min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 140 votes)

The true story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' disastrous and nearly-fatal mountain climb of 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Directed by Kevin Macdonald - With Joe Simpson, Simon Yates, Nicholas Aaron


| 1h 35min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 178 votes)

In 200,000 years of existence, man has upset the balance on which the Earth had lived for 4 billion years. Global warming, resource depletion, species extinction: man has endangered his own home. But it is too late to be pessimistic: humanity has barely ten years left to reverse the trend, become aware of its excessive exploitation of the Earth's riches, and change its consumption pattern.

Bowling for Columbine(2002)

| 2h | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 569 votes)

This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi. From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of Oscar-winning NRA President Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm with The Anarchist's Cookbook to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old. Bowling for Columbine is a journey through the US, through our past, hoping to discover why our pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.

Tupac: Resurrection(2003)

| 1h 52min | Music, Documentary
4.0/5 (with 56 votes)

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts(2006)

1h per episode | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 18 votes)

Spike Lee's award-winning documentary follows the events that preceded and followed Hurricane Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans in 2005.

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey(2005)

| 1h 31min | Documentary, Music, Drama
3.8/5 (with 55 votes)

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.


| 1h 24min | Documentary, Kids & Family
3.7/5 (with 125 votes)

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

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An Inconvenient Truth(2006)

| 1h 40min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 313 votes)

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Directed by Davis Guggenheim - With Al Gore

The Fog of War(2003)

| 1h 47min | War, Documentary, History
4.0/5 (with 95 votes)

Using archival footage, cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz-kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the Vietnam War as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Inside Deep Throat(2005)

| 1h 30min | History, Documentary
3.4/5 (with 45 votes)

In 1972, a seemingly typical shoestring budget pornographic film was made in a Florida hotel, "Deep Throat," starring Linda Lovelace. This film would surpass the wildest expectation of everyone involved to become one of the most successful independent films of all time. It caught the public imagination which met the spirit of the times, even as the self appointed guardians of public morality struggled to suppress it, and created, for a brief moment, a possible future where sexuality in film had a bold artistic potential. This film covers the story of the making of this controversial film, its stunning success, its hysterical opposition along with its dark side of mob influence and allegations of the on set mistreatment of the film's star.


| 1h 41min | Documentary, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 212 votes)

Commentator-comic Bill Maher plays devil's advocate with religion as he talks to believers about their faith. Traveling around the world, Maher examines the tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam and raises questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewish Sabbath laws, violent Muslim extremists.

Super Size Me(2004)

| 1h 40min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 620 votes)

Morgan Spurlock subjects himself to a diet based only on McDonald's fast food three times a day for thirty days without exercising to try to prove why so many Americans are fat or obese. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight along the way, resulting in a scary conclusion.

Directed by Morgan Spurlock - With Morgan Spurlock

Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)(2009)

1h per episode | Documentary, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 10 votes)

The story of Monty Python through brand new interviews with the Pythons: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Michael Palin and archive material from the late Graham Chapman.

No Direction Home: Bob Dylan(2005)

| 3h 28min | Documentary, Music
3.9/5 (with 47 votes)

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Directed by Martin Scorsese - With Bob Dylan, The Clancy Brothers, Allen Ginsberg, Dave Van Ronk, Mark Spoelstra, Suze Rotolo, ...

Ghosts of the Abyss(2003)

| 1h 32min | Documentary
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts as well as friend Bill Paxton, James Cameron embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the wreck of the Titanic where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated(2006)

| 1h 38min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 130 votes)

Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence.


1h 35min | Documentary
4.1/5 (with 114 votes)

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Directed by Shaun Monson - With Joaquin Phoenix, Persia White

9to5: Days in Porn(2008)

1h 53min | Documentary
3.0/5 (with 29 votes)

9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, unadorned and authentic, without glorification or prejudice. It delivers deep insight into their personal lives - from glamorous to grotesque - strange, fascinating, offensive, absurd and sometimes funny moments all at once.

Directed by Jens Hoffmann - With Sasha Grey, Ian Cinnamon

The Corporation(2003)

2h 25min | Documentary
3.9/5 (with 95 votes)

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

Man on Wire(2008)

| 1h 34min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 323 votes)

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.

Directed by James Marsh - With Philippe Petit

Winged Migration(2001)

| 1h 38min | Documentary
3.8/5 (with 62 votes)

The cameras of Jacques Perrin fly with migratory birds: geese, storks, cranes. The film begins with spring in North America and the migration to the Arctic; the flight is a community event for each species. Once in the Arctic, it's family time: courtship, nests, eggs, fledglings, and first flight. Chicks must soon fly south. Bad weather, hunters, and pollution take their toll. Then, the cameras go.

Directed by Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats - With Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

When You're Strange(2010)

1h 26min | Documentary, Music
3.7/5 (with 61 votes)

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists —drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison— made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

The Devil and Daniel Johnston(2005)

| 1h 50min | Music, Documentary
4.0/5 (with 45 votes)

This 2005 documentary film chronicles the life of Daniel Johnston, a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, from childhood up to the present, with an emphasis on his mental illness and how it manifested itself in demonic self-obsession.

Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig - With Daniel Johnston

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room(2005)

| 1h 50min | Documentary
3.7/5 (with 93 votes)

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Directed by Alex Gibney - With Andrew Fastow, Jeffrey Skilling, Kenneth Lay, Gray Davis, Peter Coyote, George W. Bush, ...

Fahrenheit 9/11(2004)

2h 3min | Documentary
3.6/5 (with 523 votes)

Michael Moore's view on how the Bush administration allegedly used the tragic events on 9/11 to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Directed by Michael Moore - With Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Al Gore, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, ...
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