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  • The Score
  • The Squeeze
  • Gambit
  • Rififi

Job History: Capers and Heist Films

106 films

Crime movies starring safe crackers, jewel thieves, and cat burglars. These are films in which the planning and execution of…

  • Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
  • Daphne & Velma
  • Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket
  • Ace Wonder
  • The Last Chance Detectives: Mystery Lights of Navajo Mesa
  • Stay Woke The Black Lives Matter Movement
  • The Square
  • A Whisper to a Roar
  • The People Speak
  • Sir! No Sir!

Revolting Truths: Documentaries About Activism

193 films

Documentary titles about protests, demonstrations, revolutions, and human rights movements.

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  • Index


1 film

I love making lists, and I have made quite a few of them on this site. Once the count rolled…

  • S Is for Stanley
  • Filmworker
  • Room 237
  • Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
  • Still Tickin': The Return of A Clockwork Orange

God in the Details: Documentaries About Stanley Kubrick

37 films

Documentary titles concerning the world of Stanley Kubrick -- his films, his process, and those who worked with him.


  • David Lynch: The Art Life
  • Behind the Red Curtain
  • It's a Beautiful World
  • Room to Dream: David Lynch and the Independent Filmmaker
  • Lynch

The Magician Longs to See: Documentaries About David Lynch

29 films

Documentary titles concerning the world of David Lynch -- his films and art, his process, and the people who worked…

  • What is Cinema?
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • Great Directors
  • These Amazing Shadows
  • The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

Cinema Looks at Itself: Both Sides of the Screen

297 films

Documentaries that look at various aspects of cinema around the world -- the themes and genres, the eras and evolution,…

  • Special Effects: Anything Can Happen
  • Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini
  • Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible
  • Karel Zeman: Adventurer in Film
  • Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX

There Will Be Fake Blood: Special Effects Documentaries

43 films

Documentary titles about the world of special effects in moviemaking--from props and prosthetics to stunts and pyrotechnics.

In an effort…

  • And She Could Be Next
  • Gerrymandering
  • Convention
  • A Perfect Candidate
  • Primary

Candidate Camera: Documentaries on Elections

124 films

Documentary titles about various aspects of the political election process, ranging from local to national government.

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  • Grey Gardens
  • Dancing Outlaw
  • Crumb
  • American Movie
  • Marwencol

People are Strange: Beyond the Average Human Interest Stories

91 films

Documentary profiles of eccentrics, oddballs, outsiders, and other curious characters. Quirky individuals with curious worldviews have routinely found favor within…

  • The Man Who Saw Too Much
  • Camera Store
  • Everybody Street
  • Rock Prophecies
  • Finding Vivian Maier

Depth of Field: Documentaries on Photography

161 films

Documentary titles on the world of picture taking, from art and fashion shooters to war photographers and paparazzi.

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  • Science Fair
  • Pecking Order
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Spellbound
  • Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary

Eyes on the Prize: Documentaries About Competition

129 films

Documentary titles that look at contests, competitions, and championships, and the hopeful characters involved.

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