Best Documentary Movies of 1993


The War Room

7.4/10 IMDB

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the Clinton for President campaign, focusing on the adventures of spin doctors James Carville and George Stephanopoulos.

Starring: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala, Bob Boorstin, Bill Clinton ..
Directed by: Chris Hegedus, D. A. Pennebaker
Release date: 1993-12-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

Under Pressure: Making 'The Abyss'

8.0/10 IMDB

Documentary about the challenging making of the sci-fi film "The Abyss" , with commentary by various actors and crew, outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of the actual shooting of the film.

Directed by: Ed W. Marsh
Release date: 1993-09-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Depeche Mode: Devotional

Depeche Mode: Devotional

9.2/10 IMDB

Devotional - A Performance Filmed by Anton Corbijn is a video release by Depeche Mode, featuring almost an entire concert from their 1993-1994 Devotional Tour, filmed in Barcelona, Spain (Palau Sant Jordi), Liévin, France (Stade Couvert Régional) and Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle). It was directed by Anton Corbijn, and released in 1993 band and it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1995. The soundtrack was recorded in Liévin, Stade Couvert Régional, on July 29, 1993. This tour was particularly notable for the personal troubles the band members were struggling with at the time, most notably Dave Gahan's heroin addiction. The video is the last release to feature Alan Wilder before his departure in 1995.

Starring: Andy Fletcher, Alan Wilder, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore ..
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Release date: 1993-09-30
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : The Rolling Stones: 25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones: 25x5 - The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones

8.4/10 IMDB

The Rolling Stones emerged in the summer of 1963 as the so-called "bad boys" antidote to the Beatles, a characterization that became one of the foundations of modern rock 'n' roll. In the 25 years that followed, the Stones have succeeded in outraging, mystifying, confusing yet always inspiring their fans. 25 X 5: The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones is the first time that the Stones have gone on camera to tell their own story. Over two hours of devastatingly frank narratives by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Ron Wood are underscored by rare interview segments with Brian Jones and Mick Taylor, and rare and never-before-seen archival film, video, and newsreel footage.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Ron Wood ..
Release date: 1993-12-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : The Mountain of the Lord

The Mountain of the Lord

8.6/10 IMDB

Recounts the 40-year history of building the Salt Lake Temple, shown as if recounted by Wilford Woodruff to a young reporter. It portrays the pioneers' dedication to temple worship.

Release date: 1993-03-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Starshaped


8.0/10 IMDB

Three years of candid camera on the road with Blur, from Reading 1991 through the dark ages of the EEC in 1992 and then on to Modern Life. This 126 minute tour film features live footage including scenes from Glastonbury ’92, the Heineken Music Festival ’94 in Nottingham, and festivals in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. It is a fascinating rockumentary about the early days of one of the most influential bands of the 1990s.

Starring: Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James, Dave Rowntree ..
Directed by: Matthew Longfellow
Release date: 1993-09-12

Bill Hicks: United States of Advertising

9.2/10 IMDB

This is Bill Hicks' LIVE final televised interview where he appeared on the Austin, Texas public access television show CapZeyeZ, hosted by Metal Dave. He appeared on this interview prior to his performance at the Laff Stop at which his album "Rant in E Minor" was recorded. With this interview we are privileged with some of Hicks' intuitive criticisms and some "fresh" material.

Starring: Bill Hicks, Dave Prewitt ..
Release date: 1993-10-23
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Kiss: Konfidential

Kiss: Konfidential

8.1/10 IMDB

This documentary is a combination between a Kiss concert and the members of the early 90s Kiss talking about random stuff. This short movie will give you some nice live footage, excellent tunes, and a good look at the chemistry of the Kiss of the early 90s. It's quite interesting to see how much animosity that Eric Singer seems to have towards the makeup, and how even though they talk about it in the documentary, it seems to be a forbidden subject around the band members. The vintage footage doesn't sound to great, but it's still great to see Gene spitting blood. The strippers were an unexpected surprise, and the fact that one of the women in the crowd who revealed herself and got groped was a bit of a jaw dropper to me, but whatever. A great treat for anyone who wants to see what the band was like live in the non makeup days.

Starring: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, KISS ..
Release date: 1993-12-31
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Sar? Zeybek

Sar? Zeybek

8.5/10 IMDB

From the famous Turkish journalist, Can Dündar narrates the last 300 days of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The documentary features the stories and mails from the friends of Atatürk who is the founder of Turkish Republic and also led the Turkish army in the Turkish War of Independence

Starring: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ..
Directed by: Can Dündar
Release date: 1993-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

7.9/10 IMDB

The Making of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's 1993 stop-motion animated classic 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'.

Starring: Mike Belzer, Tim Burton, Bonita DeCarlo, Greg Dykstra, Danny Elfman, Kathleen Gavin, David Hanks, Pete Kozachik, Eric Leighton, Daniel Mason ..
Release date: 1993-10-03

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