Best Documentary Movies of 1990


Roger Waters: The Wall - Live in Berlin

8.6/10 IMDB

A global television broadcast of the event in which former Pink Floyd leader singer and composer Roger Waters led an all-star cast in a mammoth benefit performance of his acclaimed concept album, The Wall. Set in Berlin, Germany less than a year after the destruction of the hated Berlin Wall, Waters was accompanied by disparate talents such as Cyndi Lauper, James Galway, Joni Mitchell and Albert Finney in the classic dark musical tale of a rock star's descent into madness and back.

Starring: Roger Waters, Ute Lemper, Cyndi Lauper, Thomas Dolby, Sinéad O'Connor, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman ..
Directed by: Ken O'Neill, Roger Waters
Release date: 1990-07-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : George Carlin: Doin' it Again

George Carlin: Doin' it Again

8.4/10 IMDB

George Carlin brings his comedy back to New Jersey and this time talks about Offensive Language, Euphemisms, They're Only Words, Dogs, Things you never hear, see or wanna hear, Some people are stupid, Cancer, Feminists, Good Ideas, Rape, Life's moments, and organ donors.

Starring: George Carlin, Rocco Urbisci ..
Directed by: Rocco Urbisci
Release date: 1990-06-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest

Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest

8.6/10 IMDB

Explore an extraordinary region where water and land life intermingle six months out of the year.

Starring: William Shatner ..
Directed by: Barbara Jampel
Release date: 1990-01-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Coppélia


8.9/10 IMDB

This delightful ballet tells the story of Dr Coppelius, an eccentric toymaker, who attempts to bring life to his beautiful doll Coppélia. He is foiled by the mischevious Swanilda, who masquerades as Coppélia and saves her love, Franz, from the Doctor's magic. Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, this acclaimed production by Dame Peggy van Praagh, the founding Artistic Director of the Australian Ballet, is a triumph. Brilliantly directed by George Ogilvie, Coppélia captures the imagination with its dramatic edge and visual charm.

Starring: Lisa Bolte, Adrian Burnett, Miranda Coney, Robyn Corby, David Cranson, Anna Di Cardi, Michèle Goullet, Greg Horsman, Martin Lewis, Nicole Marshman ..
Directed by: Virginia Lumsden
Release date: 1990-11-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : City Life

City Life

8.0/10 IMDB

Collection of documentary shorts by various acclaimed directors

Directed by: Alejandro Agresti, Gábor Altorjay, José Luis Guerin, Clemens Klopfenstein, William Mbaye Ousmane, Eagle Pennell, Dirk Rijneke, Mrinal Sen, Béla Tarr, Mildred Van Leeuwaarden, Krzysztof Kie?lowski, Carlos Reichenbach
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Aerosmith: MTV Unplugged

Aerosmith: MTV Unplugged

8.3/10 IMDB

MTV viewers get the rare opportunity to see legendary hard rockers Aerosmith perform acoustically on this special edition of "MTV Unplugged." Taped live at the historic Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City in High Definition TV, band members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar) perform a rousing 30 minute acoustic medley of their hit songs past and present. Song selections include "Toys In The Attic," "Hang Man Jury," "Big 10 Inch," "Dream On," "Walkin' The Dog," and "Train Kept A Rollin'." "MTV Unplugged" with Aerosmith, with high definition imaging by Captain of America, marks the first airing of a high definition program on the network. Recorded 11 August 1990 at The Ed Sullivan Theater - NYC. Original Premiere Date: 20 September 1990.

Starring: Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joey Kramer ..
Release date: 1990-09-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Step Across the Border

Step Across the Border

8.1/10 IMDB

An avant-garde documentary film on English guitarist, composer and improviser Fred Frith

Starring: Jonas Mekas, Julia Judge, John Spacely, Tom Walker, Ted Milton, Robert Frank, Fred Frith ..
Directed by: Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel
Release date: 1990-09-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live

Madonna: Blond Ambition World Tour Live

8.9/10 IMDB

Blond Ambition World Tour Live contains the final tour date recorded in Nice, France. The release had previously been shown and produced by American network HBO as a television special. In 1992, the LaserDisc release won the Best Music Video-Long Form category at the 34th Grammy Awards. The tour reached North America, Europe and Asia. It was a highly controversial tour, mainly for its juxtaposition of Catholic iconography and sexuality. Rolling Stone called it an "elaborately choreographed, sexually provocative extravaganza" and proclaimed it "the best tour of 1990."

Starring: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Haris ..
Directed by: Mark Aldo Miceli
Release date: 1990-12-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : The Best of Martial Arts Films

The Best of Martial Arts Films

7.4/10 IMDB

The most explosive barehanded combat sequences ever filmed. An electrifying video of martial arts mastery and mayhem. This program takes a behind-the-scenes look at the weapons, the mystical eastern philosophy, and the incredible skills that have made martial arts films one of the most popular genres in the world today.

Starring: John Saxon, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sho Kosugi, Angela Mao, Cynthia Rothrock, Keith Cooke ..
Directed by: Sandra Weintraub
Release date: 1990-01-01

ABC of a Strike

7.9/10 IMDB

ABC of a Strike captures the 1979 metal workers strikes outside of São Paulo. The footage sat untouched until after the death of highly-regarded director Leon Hirszman in 1987, by which time the material had a new relevance. The gripping film captures the negotiations between the labor unions and the factory bosses and shows the birth of the region’s Worker’s Party, as well as the emergence of its charismatic leader, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Rising from extreme poverty, Lula gained national prominence as a union activist during the late 70s and early 80s. After being jailed during his time as a union leader, he eventually becomes Brazil’s president from 2003 to 2010.

Starring: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Vinicius de Moraes, Ferreira Gullar, Elis Regina, Beth Carvalho, Gonzaguinha ..
Directed by: Leon Hirszman
Release date: 1990-02-15

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