Best Documentary Movies of 1990

1.

Paris Is Burning

5.9
8.2/10 IMDB

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City's African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, PARIS IS BURNING offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion "houses," from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women — including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza — PARIS IS BURNING brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Starring: Dorian Corey, Pepper LaBeija, Willi Ninja, Octavia St. Laurent, Angie Xtravaganza, Venus Xtravaganza, Carmen Xtravaganza, Brooke Xtravaganza, Andre Christian, Paris Dupree ..
Directed by: Jennie Livingston
Release date: 1990-09-13
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : The Trials of Life
2.

The Trials of Life

4.6
8.9/10 IMDB

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Release date: 1990-10-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Roger Waters: The Wall - Live in Berlin
3.

Roger Waters: The Wall - Live in Berlin

4.4
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
4.

George Carlin: Doin' it Again

4.2
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 : The Australian Ballet: Coppélia
5.

The Australian Ballet: Coppélia

4.0
9.0/10 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.

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: 1990-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest
6.

Amazon: Land of the Flooded Forest

3.9
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 : City Life
7.

City Life

3.8
7.9/10 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
8.

Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration

3.8
8.5/10 IMDB

Celebrating Sammy Davis Jr 's 60th anniversary in show business, including musical,comic and dancing performers.

Starring: Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley MacLaine, Liza Minnelli, Gregory Peck, Goldie Hawn, Whitney Houston, Jerry Lewis ..
Directed by: Jeff Margolis
Release date: 1990-02-04
Best Documentary Movies of 1990 : Aerosmith: MTV Unplugged
9.

Aerosmith: MTV Unplugged

3.7
8.1/10 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 : Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond
10.

Vivien Leigh: Scarlett and Beyond

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

The life and career of two-time Oscar winner Vivien Leigh, who battled tuberculosis and manic-depression but always remained a star.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Vivien Leigh, Gertrude Hartley, Garson Kanin, Claire Bloom, Radie Harris, John Gielgud, Rachel Kempson, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Kim Hunter ..
Directed by: Gene Feldman
Release date: 1990-10-22

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