Best Documentary Movies of 1979

1.

The Who: The Kids Are Alright

4.0
8.1/10 IMDB

Through concert performances and interviews, this film offers us an "inside look" at this famous rock group, "The Who". It captures their zany craziness and outrageous antics from the initial formation of the group to its major hit "Who Are You", and features the last performance of drummer Keith Moon just prior to his death.

Starring: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Steve Martin ..
Directed by: Jeff Stein
Release date: 1979-06-24
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : Giger's Alien
2.

Giger's Alien

3.5
8.3/10 IMDB

Documentary about Giger's work for the movie Alien (1979).

Starring: H.R. Giger, Ridley Scott ..
Directed by: H.R. Giger, J.J. Wittmer
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : UFOs: It Has Begun
3.

UFOs: It Has Begun

3.3
7.1/10 IMDB

A documentary exploring the existence of UFOs and extra-terrestrial beings. Hosted by the LEGENDARY Rod Serling. This was considered his "coming out the closet" in regards to his deep belief in UFOs just before his death from cancer.

Starring: Rod Serling, Burgess Meredith, José Ferrer, Jacques Vallée ..
Directed by: Ray Rivas
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : New York Portrait, Chapter I
4.

New York Portrait, Chapter I

3.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Avant garde short film

Directed by: Peter B. Hutton
Release date: 1979-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : The Secret Life of Plants
5.

The Secret Life of Plants

3.2
7.4/10 IMDB

The story is a documentary of research that shows fairly conclusively that plants are actually aware of what goes on around them, even miles away. It is somewhat humorous in the methods it uses to prove the secret life of plants, but thought-provoking in the conclusions it arrives at. The most wonderful thing about the film is the soundtrack. This is original music composed by Stevie Wonder. There is even a scene in the film of Stevie singing one of his songs in a boat on a river. This scene is very moving, as Stevie is blind and yet able to know where he is going. The scene is the climax to the movie, and metaphoric as to what has been presented about plants, that although they don't seem to have senses as human beings and animals do, they are quite well aware of what is going on around them and where they fit into this in the evolutionary process.

Starring: Ruby Crystal, John Ashley Hamilton, Eartha Robinson, Peter Tompkins, Elizabeth Vreeland ..
Directed by: Walon Green
Release date: 1979-12-09
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : The Horror Show
6.

The Horror Show

3.2
8.9/10 IMDB

A history of horror movies.

Starring: Anthony Perkins ..
Directed by: Richard Schickel
Release date: 1979-02-06
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : ABBA - In Concert
7.

ABBA - In Concert

3.1
8.2/10 IMDB

ABBA's 1979 tour of North America and Europe, with emphasis on performances at Wembley Arena, London.

Starring: Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, Tomas Ledin, Birgitta Wollgård, Liza Öhman, Ola Brunkert, Anders Eljas, Rutger Gunnarsson ..
Directed by: Urban Lasson
Release date: 1979-12-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : Town Bloody Hall
8.

Town Bloody Hall

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Norman Mailer and a panel of feminists (Jill Johnston, Diana Trilling, Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer) debate the issue of Women's Liberation

Starring: Norman Mailer, Jacqueline Ceballos, Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston, Diane Trilling ..
Directed by: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1979-04-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor
9.

Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Director David Lean became involved in the search for an anchor lost by Captain Cook in 1773. This documentary follows the search for this historic item.

Starring: Robert Bolt, Eddie Fowlie, David Lean ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1979-12-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1979 : Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
10.

Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

This Academy Award-winning documentary short Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist, narrated by Sidney Poitier, traces the career of Paul Robeson through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, “Ol’ Man River.”

Starring: Paul Robeson, Sidney Poitier ..
Directed by: Saul J. Turrell
Release date: 1979-01-01

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