Best Documentary Movies of 1958


The Incredible Turk

8.7/10 IMDB

This film is about Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the modernization of the Turkish Republic.

Starring: Walter Cronkite, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ..
Release date: 1958-07-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1958 : Skyhook


6.3/10 IMDB

Use of a helicopter to transport an oil-drilling rig to a prospecting site deep in the New Guinea jungle.

Directed by: James Hill
Release date: 1958-01-12


6.8/10 IMDB

York City's various bridges transform into an urban jungle (jazz version) or an alien landscape (electro-acoustic version).

Directed by: Shirley Clarke
Release date: 1958-04-25

Portrait of Gina

7.5/10 IMDB

1958 documentary film by Orson Welles. It was funded by ABC TV. Around 30 minutes long, it follows a similar style to F for Fake and The Fountain of Youth.

Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1958-01-01

The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

6.6/10 IMDB

1950's television documentary special that includes interviews with Hitler's sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi's and Eva Braun's rare home movies.

Release date: 1958-08-12
Best Documentary Movies of 1958 : Ama Girls

Ama Girls

6.8/10 IMDB

Oscar winning documentary short from 1958

Directed by: Ben Sharpsteen
Release date: 1958-07-09

Living in a Reversed World

5.9/10 IMDB

Fascinating -- and unintentionally funny -- experiments at Austria's famed Institute for Experimental Psychology involve a subject who for several weeks wears special glasses that reverse right and left and up and down. Unexpectedly, these macabre and somehow surrealist experiments reveal that our perception of these aspects of vision is not of an optical nature and cannot be relied on, while the unfortunate, Kafkaesque subject stubbornly struggles through a morass of continuous failures.

Starring: James J. Gibson ..
Directed by: Ivo Kohler, Theodor Wrismann
Release date: 1958-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1958 : Spatiodynamisme


5.2/10 IMDB

Spatiodynamisme is six-minute silent color 16mm record of Nicolas Schöffer’s interactive robotic sculpture, CYSP 1, which reacted in unpredictable ways to light and color.

Directed by: Nicolas Schöffer, Tinto Brass
Release date: 1958-04-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1958 : White Wilderness

White Wilderness

5.1/10 IMDB

A fabulous new adventure in exciting entertainment.

Directed by: James Algar
Release date: 1958-08-12
Best Documentary Movies of 1958 : Journey Into Spring

Journey Into Spring

7.8/10 IMDB

The journey suggested by the title is through time rather than space. In fact, two such journeys are made: the first back to the eighteenth century to pay tribute to the work of the pioneering naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White (1720-1793), and the second studies the changing natural landscape near White's home town of Selborne in Hampshire between a typical March and May.

Starring: Stephen Murray ..
Directed by: Ralph Keene
Release date: 1958-01-01

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