Best Documentary Movies of 1985

1.

Live Aid

4.4
8.5/10 IMDB

Live Aid was held on 13 July 1985, held 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: an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion, across 150 nations, watched the live broadcast. 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
2.

Chronos

4.1
7.8/10 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!
3.

Prince and the Revolution LIVE!

4.0
8.7/10 IMDB

Prince And The Revolution: Live was the first Prince and the Revolution live concert released on Home Video format. The footage comes from a live broadcast of a Purple Rain Tour concert in Syracuse, on 30 March, 1985. Rock to the sounds of Prince in concert with titles such as "Let's Go Crazy," "Delirious," "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "Take Me With U," "Do Me, Baby," "Irresistible Bitch," "Possessed," "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" and others. TRACKLIST Intro Let's Go Crazy Delirious 1999 Little Red Corvette Take Me With U Yankee Doodle - Interlude Do Me, Baby Irresistible Bitch Possessed How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore - Temptation Let's Pretend We're Married International Lover God Computer Blue Darling Nikki - Interlude The Beautiful Ones When Doves Cry I Would Die 4 U Baby I'm A Star 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
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : A Class Divided
4.

A Class Divided

3.9
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 ..
Release date: 1985-03-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : Tokyo-Ga
5.

Tokyo-Ga

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

German director Wim Wenders made this documentary in which he tries to explore the Tokyo that was depicted in the films of Yasujiro Ozu. When Wenders visits Tokyo for the first time, he finds a very different city, one with a booming fascination with technology that often clashes with the traditional elements of Japanese culture. Wenders also interviews Ozu's cinematographer, Yuharu Atsuta, and Chishu Ryu, an actor who frequently collaborated with Ozu.

Starring: Yûharu Atsuta, Werner Herzog, Chish? Ry?, Chris Marker ..
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1985-04-26
6.

Sherman's March

3.7
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 : The Making Of West Side Story
7.

The Making Of West Side Story

3.7
8.2/10 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
8.

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs

3.7
8.9/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : The Compleat Al
9.

The Compleat Al

3.7
7.8/10 IMDB

The Compleat Al is a mockumentary about the life of "Weird Al" Yankovic, from his birth to 1985. The title of the film is parody of the 80's documentary The Compleat Beatles. Although it is a mockumentary, it is roughly based on Yankovic's real life. The film also contains all of Yankovic's music videos up to 1985.

Starring: "Weird Al" Yankovic ..
Directed by: Robert K. Weiss, Jay Levey
Release date: 1985-09-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1985 : More Dinosaurs
10.

More Dinosaurs

3.7
8.4/10 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

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