Best Documentary Movies of 1973

1.

The World at War

5.5
9.2/10 IMDB

The World at War (1973–74) is a 26-episode British television documentary series chronicling the events of the Second World War. It was produced by Jeremy Isaacs, was narrated by Laurence Olivier, and includes a score composed by Carl Davis.

Release date: 1973-10-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Bukowski
2.

Bukowski

3.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Charles Bukowski is filmed going to a poetry reading in San Francisco.

Starring: Charles Bukowski ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1973-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Painters Painting
3.

Painters Painting

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970 is a 1972 documentary directed by Emile de Antonio. It covers American art movements from abstract expressionism to pop art through conversations with artists in their studios. Artists appearing in the film include Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Stella, Barnett Newman, Hans Hofmann, Jules Olitski, Philip Pavia, Larry Poons, Robert Motherwell, and Kenneth Noland.

Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Release date: 1973-03-19
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Sound of the City: London 1964-73
4.

Sound of the City: London 1964-73

3.0
6.7/10 IMDB

Vintage film footage from the hey-day of the London's rock and roll scene. Interviews with rock artists and London's hippies and flower children.

Starring: Yusuf Islam, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Eric Burdon, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Keith Richards ..
Directed by: Peter Clifton
Release date: 1973-06-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : In Search of Ancient Mysteries
5.

In Search of Ancient Mysteries

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

An examination of mysteries of the ancient world and their connection to the possibility that aliens visited Earth.

Starring: Rod Serling ..
Directed by: Fred Warshofsky
Release date: 1973-12-30
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Sanrizuka - Heta Village
6.

Sanrizuka - Heta Village

2.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Shinsuke Ogawa documentary about the life of the farmers in Heta Village opposing their resettlement due to the construction of Narita Airport.

Starring: Shinsuke Ogawa ..
Directed by: Shinsuke Ogawa
Release date: 1973-01-01
7.

Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors

2.7
8.7/10 IMDB

Stompin' Tom performs live at the Horseshoe Tavern on Queen St. in Toronto.

Starring: Stompin' Tom Connors, Kent Brockwell, Sharon Lowness, Chris Scott, Bobby Lalonde, Joey Tardif, Bill Lewis, Gary Empey ..
Directed by: John C.W. Saxton
Release date: 1973-11-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Let the Good Times Roll
8.

Let the Good Times Roll

2.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Documentary of a 1950s rock and roll revival show, with split-screen editing to rival Woodstock.

Starring: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Chubby Checker ..
Directed by: Robert Abel, Sidney Levin
Release date: 1973-05-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : The Promised Land
9.

The Promised Land

2.6
6.9/10 IMDB

During the socialist government of Marmaduke Grove in 1932, a group of villagers decide to take some land in the area of ??Palmilla. Almost like a mythical journey, problems arise when seated and in a position to bring the socialist ideal in the population. Everything becomes more complicated with rumors that the reactionary forces have overthrown the socialist government. A movie that because of the coup was not released in Chile and was only terminated by Littin in exile in Mexico.

Starring: Nelson Villagra, Marcelo Gaete, Rafael Benavente ..
Directed by: Miguel Littín
Release date: 1973-07-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1973 : Erotikus: A History of the Gay Movie
10.

Erotikus: A History of the Gay Movie

2.4
7.0/10 IMDB

The film, narrated by "LA Plays Itself" director Fred Halstead, begins by looking at the muscle magazines and films of the late 1940s-early 1960s, then at the softcore films of the late 60s and the boundary-pushing and legal-testing which allowed these to evolve into hardcore loops and then features.

Starring: Fred Halsted, Poco Alan, Larry Danser, Poco Alan, Larry Danser, Ed Fury, Monte Hansen, Sky Kinque, D.C. Michaels, Ruffin Tumble ..
Directed by: Tom DeSimone
Release date: 1973-07-16

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