Best Documentary Movies of 1991

1.

Paris Is Burning

6.0
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: 1991-03-13
2.

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

A chronicle of the production problems — including bad weather, actors' health, war near the filming locations, and more — which plagued the filming of Apocalypse Now, increasing costs and nearly destroying the life and career of Francis Ford Coppola.

Starring: Francis Ford Coppola, Eleanor Coppola, John Milius, George Lucas, Sam Bottoms, Albert Hall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Dean Tavoularis, Fred Roos ..
Directed by: Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper
Release date: 1991-09-06
3.

A Brief History of Time

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

The story of the extraordinary life of eminent scientist, Steven Hawking. As he goes through school, and despite being diagnosed with ALS, Hawking develops revolutionary theories about time, black holes, and the origin of the universe.

Starring: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking ..
Directed by: Errol Morris
Release date: 1991-10-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1991 : The Inner Strength
4.

The Inner Strength

4.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Adam Surat is the first film directed by Tareque Masud. It is a documentary about Bangladeshi painter Sheikh Mohammed Sultan (aks SM Sultan). Masud started the film in 1982 and completed seven years later.

Directed by: Tareque Masud
Release date: 1991-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1991 : The Writing in the Sand
5.

The Writing in the Sand

3.8
8.3/10 IMDB

A richly lyrical documentary celebration of the vibrant beach life in the North East of England, constructed entirely out of Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen's black & white photographs.

Directed by: Amber Production Team
Release date: 1991-04-16
Best Documentary Movies of 1991 : The Doors: The Soft Parade
6.

The Doors: The Soft Parade

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

This historical music video features as its centrepiece The Doors' last televised appearance, aired on PBS in 1969.

Starring: Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, John Densmore ..
Release date: 1991-09-12
7.

Appalachian Journey

3.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Appalachian Journey is one of five films made from footage that Alan Lomax shot between 1978 and 1985 for the PBS American Patchwork series (1991). It offers songs, dances, stories, and religious rituals of the Southern Appalachians. Preachers, singers, fiddlers, banjo pickers, moonshiners, cloggers, and square dancers recount the good times and the hard times of rural life there. Performers include Tommy Jarrell, Janette Carter, Ray and Stanley Hicks, Frank Proffitt Jr., Sheila Kay Adams, Nimrod Workman and Phyllis Boyens, Raymond Fairchild, and others, with a bonus of a few African-Americans from the North Carolina Piedmont. Narrated by Alan Lomax. The Association for Cultural Equity’s Alan Lomax Archive channel on YouTube additionally streams outtakes from this film: other strong performances by Sheila Kay Adams, Dellie Norton, and Cas Wallin, Lawrence Eller, the Hickses, Algia Mae Hinton and John Dee Holeman, Tommy Jarrell, John “Doodle” Thrower, and Nimrod Workman.

Directed by: Alan Lomax
Release date: 1991-07-19
Best Documentary Movies of 1991 : Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney's Get Back
8.

Paul McCartney: Paul McCartney's Get Back

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

Get Back is a 1991 concert film starring Paul McCartney that documents The Paul McCartney World Tour of 1989–1990. The film was directed by Richard Lester and Aubrey Powell, in a return to his Beatles-related work, and was released by Carolco Pictures and New Line Cinema, through the Seven Arts joint venture.

Starring: Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Hamish Stuart, Robbie McIntosh, Paul Wickens, Chris Whitten ..
Directed by: Richard Lester, Aubrey Powell
Release date: 1991-10-25
9.

Djembefola

3.4
8.2/10 IMDB

African drummer leaves village, makes it big in the world. Great drumming!!

Starring: Mamady Keïta ..
Directed by: Laurent Chevallier
Release date: 1991-01-01
10.

Motörhead: Everything Louder Than Everyone Else

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Motörhead Live: Everything Louder Than Everything Else features Lemmy and his band of metal warriors shaking Munich's Deutsches Museum to its Foundations. 1. Metropolis 2. Going To Brazil 3. I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care) 4. Traitor 5. No Voices In The Sky 6. Just 'Cos You Got The Power 7. Angel City 8. Love Me Forever 9. R.A.M.O.N.E.S. 10. Orgasmatron 11. Killed By Death 12. Ace Of Spades

Starring: Lemmy, Würzel, Phil Campbell, Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor ..
Directed by: Jeb Brien
Release date: 1991-06-04

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