THE BEST Documentaries

The Batmobile Documentary

The Batmobile Documentary

Features interviews from the cast and crew of Batman TV shows and movies, including Adam West, Tim Burton and Chris Nolan. To be included in The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray set this Holiday.

William Shatner’s Get A Life

William Shatner’s Get A Life

The trailer for William Shatner’s Get A Life, a documentary about Trekkies – the devoted fans of the Star Trek franchise – and the effect that the series has had in their lives.

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The 8-Year-Old College Student

The 8-Year-Old College Student

Tanishq Abraham is a real life Fred Tate. The 8-year old already studies astrophysics and has even discovered a supernova, but he still loves Buzz Lightyear and hanging out with kids his age.

Designing James Bond’s Look

Designing James Bond’s Look

The Barbican celebrates the 50th anniversary of James Bond by looking at the design aspect of the Bond movies. This video focuses on Bond’s suit, while another looks at the set and props.

Craigslist Joe (Trailer)

Craigslist Joe (Trailer)

Zach Galifianakis backed this Morgan Spurlock-esque documentary, in which Joseph Garner spent 31 days and nights getting everything in his life – and we mean everything – via Craigslist.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Robert B. Weide followed the inexhaustible Woody Allen for a year and a half to make this 3-hour documentary that shows Allen from his stand-up beginnings to his successful career as a filmmaker.

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Trailer)

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Trailer)

A documentary directed by Alison Klayman about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, who was harassed and detained by Chinese authorities because of his vocal criticism of their government.

The Invisible War

The Invisible War

Would you work for a company where at least 500,000 sexual assault incidents have occurred? Would you die for it? The Invisible War takes a look at the “epidemic of rape” in the US military.

Koenigsegg Factory Tour

Koenigsegg Factory Tour

Online auto show Drive takes a tour through the home of one of the world’s most prestigious and cutting edge car companies, with none other than founder Christian Von Koenigsegg as their guide.

The Dream Team (Trailer)

The Dream Team (Trailer)

A documentary about the 1992 USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, a group so packed with talent and egos that they faced  – and created – greater challenges within than in the Olympics itself.

Urban Outlaw (Trailer)

Urban Outlaw (Trailer)

A loyal fan of the Porsche 911, Magnus Walker has collected all but one version of his favorite car. He funds his obsession by building one-off cars made from 911 parts grafted into vintage frames.

The Imposter (Trailer)

The Imposter (Trailer)

Bart Layton’s docu-thriller about the infamous case of Nicholas Barclay, who vanished in 1994, only to be found 3 years later. He returned to his family, but something was clearly amiss.

Moses (Trailer)

Moses (Trailer)

The story of Moses Corbins, who’s been homeless for the past 20 years. In 2008, he caught the public’s eye after appearing in a short film, but has his life actually changed for the better?

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ESPN 30 for 30: Volume II

ESPN 30 for 30: Volume II

ESPN’s award-winning documentary series 30 for 30 returns with more stories about sports and athletes both famous and unknown, successful and defeated, such as Ben Johnson and Bo Jackson.

Ken Burns: On Story

Ken Burns: On Story

Legendary director Ken Burns shares some of his perspectives on making documentaries: the angles in real stories, the manipulation of the audience and why documentaries are so popular.

Icon Bronco

Icon Bronco

A brief documentary by William Bradford about Icon’s eyepopping revival of the Bronco, Ford’s classic off-road turned sport utility vehicle. Featuring Icon CEO and founder Jonathan Ward.

Samsara (Trailer)

Samsara (Trailer)

A masterpiece from director/cinematographer Ron Fricke, known for Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi. Shot in the course of 5 years and across 25 countries, Samsara is a feast for the eyes and mind.

The Man Who Quit Money

The Man Who Quit Money

Daniel Suelo quit money in 2000. He lives in caves, harvests food and dumpster dives. But he didn’t quit on life and is still an active member of his community. Made by David Eckenrode for the BBC.

In Bed with Invader

In Bed with Invader

Raphael Haddad spent a night with street artist Invader in the winter of 2011, filming the urban artist as he plastered his trademark pixel art all over Paris. Music by ToBy Screamer.

Mansome

Mansome

With insight from exec. producers Jason Bateman and Will Arnett (among others), Morgan Spurlock’s latest documentary is a funny look at how male identity is defined through grooming habits.

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The Art of Rap (Trailer)

The Art of Rap (Trailer)

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap is a documentary about hip hop directed by Ice-T. The Grandfather of Gangsta Rap talks with the legends of the game to muse on the revolutionary folk art.

I Know That Voice (Trailer)

I Know That Voice (Trailer)

A documentary about voice actors, the unsung heroes behind our beloved animated characters. Features interviews with top actors and other professionals in the voice acting industry.

The Hands of Hollywood

The Hands of Hollywood

If you grew up during the 80s you probably saw a lot of Steve Hershon on TV, but his face or name won’t ring any bells. Steve was a hand insert model, hired only for close up shots of hands.

Henry and His Music

Henry and His Music

Music & Memory is a non-profit organization focused on providing personalized music to the elderly and infirm because of its ability to reanimate and reinforce senses of identity.

Cured

Cured

A profile on Allan Benton, owner of Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, famous for its cured meats. A passionate man who loves eating his products as much as he likes making ’em.

Kenny: A Documentary in G

Kenny: A Documentary in G

Help Brian McGinn and Rod Blackhurst make a documentary about an artist who is as loved as he is deplored for his music. Rewards include having Kenny G perform for you in an elevator.

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