Best Documentary Movies of 1965

1.

The War Game

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

Starring: Michael Aspel, Kathy Staff, Peter Watkins, Peter Graham ..
Directed by: Peter Watkins
Release date: 1965-11-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : The Debussy Film
2.

The Debussy Film

3.5
8.0/10 IMDB

An actor is playing Claude Debussy in a film about the composer's life, and finds himself identifying with his subject very closely.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Vladek Sheybal, Annette Robertson, Vernon Dobtcheff ..
Directed by: Ken Russell
Release date: 1965-05-18
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : High Steel
3.

High Steel

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A dizzying view of Manhattan in the 1960s, the tallest town in the world, and the men who work cloud-high to keep it growing. They are the Mohawk Indians of Kahnawake, near Montréal, famed for their skill in erecting the steel frames of skyscrapers. The film shows their nimble work, high above the pavement, but there are also glimpses of the quieter community life of the old Kahnawake Reserve.

Starring: Don Francks ..
Directed by: Don Owen
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : A King's Story
4.

A King's Story

2.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Life story of King Edward VIII from his birth until abdication in 1936. Talks of life in Victorian England, life in the Royal Navy, and travels as Prince of Wales. In-depth look into the abdication Crisis of 1936. Includes interviews with His Royal Highness The Duke of Windsor and The Duchess of Windsor. Also has many films of the former King from his early childhood through his short reign.

Starring: King Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Harry Booth
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : Poor Little Rich Girl
5.

Poor Little Rich Girl

2.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A young, jobless woman stays in bed, reads, talks on the phone, smokes cigarettes, makes fresh coffee, and tries on some clothes from a large wardrobe.

Starring: Edie Sedgwick, Chuck Wein ..
Directed by: Andy Warhol
Release date: 1965-06-19
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : George Dumpson's Place
6.

George Dumpson's Place

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Employing experimental techniques, Emshwiller magically moved through a collection of objects and artifacts in order to capture the spirit of George Dumpson and his backyard museum.

Starring: George Dumpson ..
Directed by: Ed Emshwiller
Release date: 1965-07-19
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : On Pascal
7.

On Pascal

2.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An episode of the educational TV series "En profil dans le texte" directed by Rohmer, on the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, the subject of debate in Rohmer's film "My Night at Maud’s."

Starring: Brice Parain, Dominique Dubarle ..
Directed by: Éric Rohmer
Release date: 1965-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : Fire of Waters
8.

Fire of Waters

2.2
5.2/10 IMDB

Black atmosphere, with depth-enhancing points of light, broken into shades of dim silhouettes by the ephemeral cloud-glow of lightning. - IMDb

Directed by: Stan Brakhage
Release date: 1965-10-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : Chained Girls
9.

Chained Girls

2.0
4.0/10 IMDB

This exploitation classic purports to expose the secrets of the 1960s lesbian underworld.

Starring: Joel Holt, Marlene Eck, June Roberts, Marlene Starr ..
Directed by: Joseph P. Mawra
Release date: 1965-04-24
Best Documentary Movies of 1965 : Jose Torres II
10.

Jose Torres II

1.7
7.0/10 IMDB

This is the sequel to Jose Torres (1959), the portrayal of Puerto Rican boxer Jose Torres, who won a silver medal in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. We follow Torres from his training in preparation to challenge world lightweight champion Willie Pastrano, to the match and Torres’ victory in 1965. The contrast between the nervous Torres before the match, filmed in painstaking detail, and the first round, filmed in one shot, is striking.

Starring: Hiroshi Akutagawa ..
Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Release date: 1965-03-04

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