Come, witness the mental demise of Timothy Treadwell. Ace.
(2005) Starring:Timothy Treadwell Director:Werner Herzog Certificate:
Documentary from acclaimed director Werner Herzog which explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. Treadwell lived unarmed among the bears for 13 summers and filmed his adventures in the wild during his final five seasons. In October ..read more »
A brilliant documentary about the kidnapping of members of the Israeli Olympic team in 1972.
One Day In September
(1999) Starring:Michael Douglas Director:Kevin Macdonald Certificate:
Kevin MacDonald directs this Oscar-winning documentary, examining the events of the 1972 Munich Olympics when the extreme Palestinian group Black September held eleven Israeli athletes hostage. Archive material and music mingles with interview footage of those involved at the time, including the ..read more »
All human life is there... and I'm not really interested in Penguins (apart from the chocolate ones).
March of the Penguins
(2005) Starring:Luc Jacquet, Morgan Freeman Director:Luc Jacquet, Luc Jacquet Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey - a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds ..read more »
I know nothing about boxing, but this documentary about 'The Rumble in the Jungle' was a knockout (clever, huh? Ok, not really).
When We Were Kings
(1996) Starring:Don King, Muhammad Ali, George Plimpton Director:Leon Gast Certificate:
In 1974, boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman came to the still-emerging and politically unstable African nation of Zaire for what Ali called the Rumble in the Jungle, a highly publicized world heavyweight championship fight. Documentarian Leon Gast flew to Zaire to film both the fight and a ..read more »
Hearts And Minds
(1975) Starring:Georges Bidault, Daniel Ellsberg, Gearges Bidault Director:Peter Davis Certificate: Watch now: Included in all packages with LOVEFiLM Instant
Peter Davis' 30-year-old, landmark documentary unflinchingly confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources -- from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad -- Davis constructs a powerfully affecting portrait of the disastrous ..read more »
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Capturing The Friedmans
It asks more questions than it answers, but this is a compelling film about a family that's falling to pieces in the wake of accusations of child abuse. Amazingly, they videoed their experience: it's like reading someone's diary.
Capturing The Friedmans
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Starring: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman Director: Andrew Jarecki Certificate: Run time: 108 minutes
Documentary about an upper-middleclass Jewish family, whose father and youngest son are arrested and charged with child molestation, and how it affected the family and community around them.
Ok, maybe it's not really a 'great' documentary; maybe Al Gore's not the most charismatic guy in the world; maybe it's not subtle... but you should see it. You'll never buy another regular light bulb.
An Inconvenient Truth
(2006) Starring:Al Gore (Pres, Narr) Director:Davis Guggenheim Certificate:
Humanity is sitting on a time bomb. If the vast majority of the world's scientists are right, we have just ten years to avert a major catastrophe that could send our entire planet's climate system into a tail-spin of epic destruction involving extreme weather, floods, droughts, epidemics and killer ..read more »
(2002) Starring:Angela Arenivar, Ted Brigham, Harry Altman Director:Jeffrey Blitz Certificate:
An award winning documentary, this is the journey of eight competitive youngsters living in hope of becoming the National Spelling Bee champion. Director Jeff Blitz turns the cameras to the backgrounds and study methods of these driven young people, which vary dramatically - from April, who ..read more »