Best Documentary Movies of 1994


Hoop Dreams

8.3/10 IMDB

Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its basketball program. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years.

Starring: William Gates, Arthur Agee, Steve James, Dick Vitale, Bobby Knight, Spike Lee, Isiah Thomas ..
Directed by: Steve James
Release date: 1994-09-12


8.0/10 IMDB

This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind.

Starring: Robert Crumb, Aline Kominsky, Charles Crumb, Maxon Crumb, Martin Muller, Robert Hughes ..
Directed by: Terry Zwigoff
Release date: 1994-09-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : Baseball


9.2/10 IMDB

Chronicles the sport's signature people, places and events as well as its deep-rooted relationship to American culture. The pastime's century-and-a-half history unfolds over ten nostalgic, informative "innings" which delve into baseball's spiritual resonance with the entire nation.

Release date: 1994-09-18
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

8.5/10 IMDB

The Eagles performed live for the first time in April 1994 after a fourteen-year-long hiatus. Their reunion album’s name was in reference to Don Henley’s quote after the band’s breakup in 1980, when he commented that they would only play together again “when Hell freezes over”. Recorded at the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California for an MTV special, the live sessions produced eleven tracks for the album, including a new acoustic version of “Hotel California”.

Starring: Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Glenn Frey, Timothy B. Schmit, Don Felder ..
Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller
Release date: 1994-08-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : American Experience: FDR

American Experience: FDR

8.6/10 IMDB

Polio at age 39, president at age 50. Explore the public and private life of a determined man who steered this country through two monumental crises: the Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency. A film by award winning filmmaker David Grubin. This is the second of four parts.

Starring: David McCullough, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman ..
Directed by: David Grubin
Release date: 1994-10-12

That's Entertainment! III

7.5/10 IMDB

Some of MGM'S musical stars review the studios history of musicals. From The Hollywood Revue of 1929 to Brigadoon, from the first musical talkies to Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain.

Starring: June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire ..
Directed by: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
Release date: 1994-07-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : The Endless Summer 2

The Endless Summer 2

7.5/10 IMDB

Bruce Brown, king of surfing documentaries, returns after nearly thirty years to trace the steps of two young surfers to top surfing spots around the world. Along the way we see many of the people and locales Bruce visited during the filming of Endless Summer (1966).

Starring: Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver, Patrick O'Connell ..
Directed by: Bruce Brown
Release date: 1994-06-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!

Guns N' Roses: Estranged - Part IV of the Trilogy!!!

8.8/10 IMDB

A look behind the scenes at the making of the video for the song "Estranged" from Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion album, giving fans an up close and intimate look at the band when it was near the peak of its popularity. Inludes footage of the Axl, Slash and the rest of the bandmembers hard at work in the studio, as well as in some of their more relaxed moments.

Starring: W. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Dizzy Reed, Matt Sorum ..
Directed by: Andy Morahan
Release date: 1994-04-26

Hated: GG Allin & The Murder Junkies

7.3/10 IMDB

An overview of the life of the most shocking, vile, and notorious of punk rock legends.

Starring: GG Allin, Dee Dee Ramone, Merle Allin ..
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Release date: 1994-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1994 : Yanni: Live at the Acropolis

Yanni: Live at the Acropolis

9.3/10 IMDB

A concert by contemporary instrumental musician, Yanni, recorded live at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens on 25 Sep 1993.

Starring: Yanni, Charlie Adams, Karen Briggs, Michael "Kalani" Bruno, Ric Fierabracci, Julie Homi, Bradley Joseph, Darlene Koldenhoven, Tamara Lynn Davis, Shardad Rohani ..
Release date: 1994-03-01

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