Best Documentary Movies of 1993


Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge

9.0/10 IMDB

LIVE SHIT: BINGE & PURGE is the first live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released as a box set in 1993. It contained audio of concerts in Mexico City (CDs or cassettes, originally), and videos of concerts in San Diego and Seattle (originally on VHS, later DVD). SAN DIEGO: Recorded at the San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA on January 13 and 14, 1992: Intro-MetalliMovie / The Ecstasy of Gold/Enter Sandman / Creeping Death / Harvester of Sorrow / Welcome Home (Sanitarium) / Sad But True / Wherever I May Roam / Bass solo / Through the Never / The Unforgiven / Justice Medley (Eye of the Beholder/Blackened/The Frayed Ends of Sanity/...And Justice for All) / Drum solo and drum battle (with James Hetfield on drum kit) / Guitar solo / The Four Horsemen / For Whom the Bell Tolls / Fade to Black / Whiplash / Master of Puppets / Seek & Destroy / One / Last Caress / Am I Evil? / Battery / Stone Cold Crazy

Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted ..
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 1993-11-23

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 : Blue


7.3/10 IMDB

Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue.

Starring: Nigel Terry, Derek Jarman, Tilda Swinton, John Quentin ..
Directed by: Derek Jarman
Release date: 1993-08-19

Anima Mundi

7.6/10 IMDB

Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's Biological Diversity Campaign. The film combines images of nature with pulsing rhythms in a Microcosmos (1997) meets Koyaanisqatsi (1983) spectacle. Written by Martin Lewison

Directed by: Godfrey Reggio
Release date: 1993-05-07
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, Liévin and Frankfurt. It was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1995. 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.

Directed by: Peter Neils Johnson
Release date: 1993-03-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1993 : Starshaped


7.9/10 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
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

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