Best Documentary Movies of 1985

1.

Iron Maiden: Live After Death

4.5
9.1/10 IMDB

Filmed and recorded towards the tail end of 'The World Slavery Tour' over a record breaking four sold out nights at Los Angeles' 13,200 capacity Long Beach Arena. Featuring tracks from their first five albums.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Steve Harris, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Nicko McBrain ..
Directed by: James Yukich
Release date: 1985-10-23
2.

Live Aid

4.5
8.5/10 IMDB

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, simultaneously in Wembley Stadium in London, England, and the John F. Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia, United States. It was one of the largest scale satellite link-ups and television broadcasts of all time: watched live by an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations. "It's twelve noon in London, seven AM in Philadelphia, and around the world it's time for Live Aid...!"

Starring: Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Madonna, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Sting, Tina Turner ..
Directed by: Vincent Scarza
Release date: 1985-07-13
3.

Chronos

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.

Directed by: Ron Fricke
Release date: 1985-05-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : Prince and the Revolution: Live
4.

Prince and the Revolution: Live

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

“Prince and the Revolution: Live” is a legendary concert filmed toward the end of Prince's “Purple Rain” tour in Syracuse, NY on March 30, 1985. The performance has Prince at the height of his powers, backed by the classic Revolution lineup of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink, Mark Brown, Eric Leeds, and Bobby Z. The 20-song set features: Let's Go Crazy, Delirious, 1999, Little Red Corvette, Take Me With U, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Do Me Baby, Irresistible Bitch, Possessed, How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore, Let's Pretend We Are Married, International Lover, God, Computer Blue, Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star, and Purple Rain.

Starring: Prince, Bobby Z, Brown Mark, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink, Eric Leeds, Sheila E., Jerome Benton, Apollonia Kotero ..
Directed by: Paul Becher
Release date: 1985-03-29
5.

Sherman's March

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds.

Starring: Ross McElwee, Dede McElwee, Patricia Rendleman, Charleen Swansea, Ross McElwee Jr., Burt Reynolds ..
Directed by: Ross McElwee
Release date: 1985-11-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : More Dinosaurs
6.

More Dinosaurs

3.7
8.6/10 IMDB

Gary Owens needs more dinosaurs and sends Eric Boardman on the ultimate dinosaur safari to find them. Join the hunt for a living dinosaur in the jungles of Africa, separate the facts from fiction in dinosaur movies, visit Dinosaur National Monuent and much more. There's no bone unturned in this award winning program

Starring: Eric Boardman, Gary Owens ..
Release date: 1985-08-14
7.

A Class Divided

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

William Peters follows up on the 1970 TV documentary Eye of the Storm about Jane Elliott's experiment of dividing an otherwise homogenous group of school kids by their eye color. The episode intercuts footage from Eye of the Storm with new footage of the students, who are now adults. The film takes us through the journey of a young class learning the unfairness of racism. Elliot teaches the lesson through eye color and different treatment. All of the students admit that this is wrong. In footage of the students as adults, we are able to see how this shaped the experiment changed their lives.

Starring: Jane Elliott ..
Directed by: William Peters
Release date: 1985-03-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : The Making Of West Side Story
8.

The Making Of West Side Story

3.7
8.1/10 IMDB

A documentary which shows, in great detail, the making of the 1985 Bernstein-conducted recording of the entire score of "West Side Story", featuring operatic stars.

Starring: Leonard Bernstein, José Carreras, Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Kurt Ollmann ..
Directed by: Christopher Swann, Thomas Skinner, Humphrey Burton
Release date: 1985-05-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
9.

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

3.7
8.8/10 IMDB

Gary is turning into a dinosaur, and Eric must find the cure. This becomes a globetrotting journey into everything dino while searching for the magic waters needed to stop Gary's odd transformation. Will Eric be too late? Get ready to meet the Garysaurus!

Starring: Eric Boardman, Frank Nelson, Dave Willock, Gary Owens ..
Release date: 1985-05-16
10.

That's Dancing!

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A documentary film about dancing on the screen, from it's orgins after the invention of the movie camera, over the movie musical from the late 20s, 30s, 40s 50s and 60s up to the break dance and the music videos from the 80s.

Starring: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Kelly, Liza Minnelli, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, Fred Astaire, John Travolta, Busby Berkeley ..
Directed by: Jack Haley Jr.
Release date: 1985-01-01

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