Best Documentary Movies of 1995

1.

Pink Floyd: Pulse

4.6
9.2/10 IMDB

Pulse (stylized as P•U•L•S•E) is a Pink Floyd concert video taken from the October 20, 1994 concert at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, in The Division Bell tour.

Starring: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Sam Brown, Jon Carin, Claudia Fontaine, Durga McBroom, Dick Parry, Guy Pratt, Tim Renwick ..
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1995-06-13
2.

The Private Life of Plants

4.6
9.0/10 IMDB

David Attenborough takes us on a guided tour through the secret world of plants, to see things no unaided eye could witness. Each episode in this six-part series focuses on one of the critical stages through which every plant must pass if it is to survive:- travelling, growing, and flowering; struggling with one another; creating alliances with other organisms both plant and animal; and evolving complex ways of surviving in the earth's most ferociously hostile environments.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
3.

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies

4.3
8.5/10 IMDB

Martin Scorsese celebrates American movies from the silent classics to the Hollywood of the seventies.

Starring: Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Elia Kazan, Frank Capra, Fritz Lang, Gregory Peck ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese, Michael Henry Wilson
Release date: 1995-05-21
4.

Anne Frank Remembered

4.3
8.1/10 IMDB

Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first fully-rounded portrait of their brash and free-spirited daughter Anne, perhaps the world's most famous victim of the Holocaust. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close ..
Directed by: Jon Blair
Release date: 1995-06-08
5.

Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

"Trinity and Beyond" is an unsettling yet visually fascinating documentary presenting the history of nuclear weapons development and testing between 1945-1963. Narrated by William Shatner and featuring an original score performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, this award-winning documentary reveals previously unreleased and classified government footage from several countries.

Starring: William Shatner, Edward Teller, W.H.P. Blandy, Frank H. Shelton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Adlai Stevenson, Randall William Cook, Nikolai Bulganin, Winston Churchill, Everett Dirksen ..
Directed by: Peter Kuran
Release date: 1995-09-29
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Live! The Last Concert
6.

Live! The Last Concert

3.9
9.2/10 IMDB

The concert was recorded on February 26, 1995, at the “Houston Astrodome” and was televised live on Univision. The singer shared the concert with Tejano singer “Emilio Navaira” and performed to 66,994 people, which broke the previous attendance record held by Selena in the previous year. Selena's performance at the Astrodome became her final televised concert before she was shot and killed on March 31, 1995. The set list mostly included material from her "Amor Prohibido" (1994) album and a medley mashup of disco music songs. It was released on DVD on September 2, 2003 by Image Entertainment and Q-Productions, Inc.

Starring: Selena Quintanilla, Chris Pérez, Suzette Arriaga, A.B. Quintanilla, Arturo Meza, Joe Ojeda, Don Shelton, Ricky Vela ..
Release date: 1995-02-26
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Megadeth: Evolver: Making of Youthanasia
7.

Megadeth: Evolver: Making of Youthanasia

3.9
8.1/10 IMDB

If you ever wanted to get to know Megadeth, this is the best way to do it. This home video tells the story of the recording of Youthanasia, and contains footage from the studio, interviews with the band and an inside look at the recording of an album. Evolver's story is told by Professor Dave. It finishes with the video for "Train of Consequences".

Release date: 1995-05-02
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
8.

The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies

3.8
7.9/10 IMDB

Based on the first centenary of the largest exporter of films in the world, that is Hollywood, is the story told by its protagonists, actors and writers and other people who made life in this business, interspersing images of famous movies.

Starring: Peter Coyote, Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Candice Bergen, George Burns, Michael Caine, Carol Channing, Jackie Cooper, Olivia de Havilland, Agnes de Mille ..
Directed by: Chuck Workman
Release date: 1995-06-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Death of Yugoslavia
9.

The Death of Yugoslavia

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

History of the political events and the wars which broke the former state of Yugoslavia into several nations and caused an international political and humanitarian crisis. Using interviews with all the major participants and archive footage of the events, the series impressively performed the double feat of making understandable something which had appeared intractable and of producing 'immediate' history.

Starring: Slobodan Miloševi?, Franjo Tu?man, Borisav Jovi?, Momir Bulatovi?, Stipe Mesi?, Alija Izetbegovi?, Radovan Karadži?, Haris Silajdži?, Aleksandar Vasiljevi?, Naser Ori? ..
Directed by: Paul Mitchell, Angus Macqueen
Release date: 1995-09-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Spirit of Tibet: Journey to Enlightenment, the Life and World of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
10.

Spirit of Tibet: Journey to Enlightenment, the Life and World of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

An intimate glimpse into the life and world of one of Tibet's most revered teachers: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991). A writer, poet and meditation master, Khyentse Rinpoche was an inspiration to all who encountered him. His many students throughout the world included the Dalai Lama. This unique portrait tells Khyentse Rinpoche's story from birth to death... -- from his escape following China's invasion of Tibet to his determination to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings. Along with rare photographs of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal, this film features interviews with the Dalai Lama. Director Matthieu Ricard -- French photographer, Buddhist monk and bestselling author -- travelled with Khyentse Rinpoche for over 14 years.

Starring: Richard Gere, Tenzin Gyatso, Norbu Samphell ..
Directed by: Matthieu Ricard
Release date: 1995-07-09
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped
11.

The Rolling Stones - Totally Stripped

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Totally Stripped is a newly revised version of the documentary that was originally made to coincide with the release of The Rolling Stones Stripped album released in November 1995. It tells the story of the two studio sessions and three live shows that made up the Stripped project. This followed the conclusion of the mammoth Voodoo Lounge tour and found The Stones reimagining tracks from their back catalogue in pared back versions alongside a couple of carefully chosen covers in the studio and doing smaller scale club gigs to showcase these versions, which was a marked contrast to the huge arenas and stadiums that had hosted the Voodoo Lounge tour. This new version of the documentary includes previously unseen footage and lays bare the inner workings of both The Rolling Stones and of some of their best loved tracks. Revealing, intimate and moving, Totally Stripped is unmissable.

Starring: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood ..
Directed by: David Mallet, Jim Gable, Christine Strand, Patrick Woodroffe
Release date: 1995-08-03
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do
12.

Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Jeet Kune Do (also "Jeet Kun Do", "JKD," or "Jeet Kuen Do") is a hybrid martial arts system and life philosophy founded by world renowned martial artist Bruce Lee in 1967 with direct, non classical and straightforward movements. The system works on the use of different 'tools' for different situations.[2] These situations are broken down into ranges (Kicking, Punching, Trapping and Grappling), with techniques flowing smoothly between them. It is referred to as a "style without style".

Starring: Bruce Lee ..
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : James Dean and Me
13.

James Dean and Me

3.5
8.3/10 IMDB

A documentary about James Dean. People who knew him or had worked with him reminisce.

Starring: Julie Harris, Betsy Palmer, Liz Sheridan, Dennis Hopper, Eartha Kitt, Rod Steiger, Steve Allen, Leonard Maltin, Casper Van Dien ..
Directed by: Ben Strout
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Gate of Heavenly Peace
14.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

3.5
8.5/10 IMDB

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a feature-length documentary about the 1989 protest movement, reflecting the drama, tension, humor, absurdity, heroism, and many tragedies of the six weeks from April to June in 1989. The film reveals how the hard-liners within the government marginalized moderates among the protesters (including students, workers and intellectuals), while the actions of radical protesters undermined moderates in the government. Moderate voices were gradually cowed and then silenced by extremism and emotionalism on both sides.

Directed by: Carma Hinton, Richard Gordon
Release date: 1995-10-14
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Original Fleetwood Mac - The Early Years
15.

The Original Fleetwood Mac - The Early Years

3.4
8.4/10 IMDB

This rare Fleetwood Mac documentary provides an intimate look at the original band as led by Peter Green, during the 1960s British blues boom.

Starring: Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Jeremy Spencer, Bob Brunning, Danny Kirwan ..
Directed by: Martin G. Baker
Release date: 1995-03-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Spin
16.

Spin

3.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A documentary about the 1992 U.S. presidential election based on pirated satellite feeds.

Starring: Brian Springer, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Larry King, Larry Agran, Jim Bakker, Bill Beutel, Hillary Clinton, Barbara Bush ..
Directed by: Brian Springer
Release date: 1995-10-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Experiment of the Cross
17.

Experiment of the Cross

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

A harrowing look at a boys' prison in Kazakhstan. Excerpts of this video were aired on a "60 Minutes" segment in 1997

Directed by: Vladimir Tyulkin, Taras Popov
Release date: 1995-03-14
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Middle of the Moment
18.

Middle of the Moment

3.3
8.3/10 IMDB

Filmmakers Nicolaus Humbert and Werner Penzel examine the nature of nomadic existence in this documentary, from the literal nomads of North Africa to the more metaphorical kind of wanderer, such as American poet and ex-pat Robert Lax. Humbert and Penzel focus especially on the nomad's paradoxical ability to fully inhabit every moment while remaining coolly detached from specific locales and anxious thoughts about the past or future.

Starring: Johann Le Guillerm, Sandra M'Bow, Mutu Walat Rhabidine, Aghail Ag Rhissa, Robert Lax ..
Directed by: Nicholas Humbert, Werner Penzel, Nicolas Humbert
Release date: 1995-11-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Ennio Morricone
19.

Ennio Morricone

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

From his quirky compositions for the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone to his sublime musical contributions to director Roland Joffé's acclaimed 1986 drama The Mission, film composer Ennio Morricone has crafted more than 500 scores over the course of his enduring career in film. Now fans can take a look back at the life and career of one of cinema's most prolific composers through interviews with both the composer himself and many of his longtime collaborators. From his Italian efforts to his work in America, this documentary covers every aspect of Morricone's career as few have, offering insight into his childhood, his longtime association with Leone, and his ultimate disenchantment with the American studio system.

Starring: Ennio Morricone, John Boorman, Robert De Niro, Brian De Palma, David Puttnam, Christopher Frayling, Giuseppe Tornatore, Sergio Micelli, Goffredo Petrassi ..
Directed by: David Thompson
Release date: 1995-01-01
20.

Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather

3.3
7.1/10 IMDB

Two gay leather beauty pageants form the core of this German documentary. The events, the International Mr. Leather Pageant and the Mr. Drummer Pageant held in San Francisco and Chicago respectively, are filled with scads of strangely dressed leather aficionados. These leather men are seen sauntering down streets, and hotel corridors; some of them are interviewed. Also interviewed are former Mr. Leathers who discuss the inherent responsibilities of their titles and the groupies they attract.

Directed by: Jochen Hick
Release date: 1995-05-27
21.

Two Billion Hearts

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

For just over an hour and a half, Two Billion Hearts takes the viewer back to the adventure of the world cup of the United States and packs the audience on a journey through emotion, the expressions of their protagonists, fans in the stadiums and in the streets to the stars on the lawns, the cameras walk an uneven and vibrant path to world history. Two Billion Hearts is much more than the official World Cup film in the United States, it is a journey, for the passion of football, for the soul of the fans, for the feat of their idols. The film shows the best moments of the Cup and accompanies the Show of the fans of 24 countries in the United States, where more than 300 thousand football lovers traveled around the world

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Antônio Grassi ..
Directed by: Murilo Salles
Release date: 1995-01-27
22.

The Living Sea

3.3
7.1/10 IMDB

The Living Sea celebrates the beauty and power of the ocean as it explores our relationship with this complex and fragile environment. Using beautiful images of unspoiled healthy waters, The Living Sea offers hope for recovery engendered by productive scientific efforts. Oceanographers studying humpback whales, jellyfish, and deep-sea life show us that the more we understand the ocean and its inhabitants, the more we will know how to protect them. The film also highlights the Central Pacific islands of Palau, one of the most spectacular underwater habitats in the world, to show the beauty and potential of a healthy ocean.

Starring: Meryl Streep, Judith Connor, Stephanie K. Martin, Marty Thomas, William Hamner, Jennifer Rock ..
Directed by: Greg MacGillivray
Release date: 1995-02-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Tripping with Zhirinovsky
23.

Tripping with Zhirinovsky

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A candid, fly-on-the-wall BBC television documentary portrait of Russian Nationalist politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky. The film shows the leader on a cruise surrounded by two hundred supporters getting plenty of media attention in New York. We are left with the nagging question: to what extent is Zhirinovsky really dangerous? To take that further, to what extent are populist politicians truly dangerous?

Starring: Vladimir Zhirinovsky ..
Directed by: Pawe? Pawlikowski
Release date: 1995-07-16
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Chippendiddys
24.

The Chippendiddys

3.3
8.3/10 IMDB

A Documentary feature from the 90s about a group of young British boys whom form a dance troupe inspired by the Chippendales. We follow the boys and discover their humble backgrounds and the reasons behind their bizarre dancing aspirations.

Starring: Kyle Donnelly, Simon Griffiths, Jordan Miles, Shane Miles, Matthew Norburry, Aaron Reed, Sid Smith, John Trevor, Daniel Windsor ..
Directed by: Kevin McDermott
Release date: 1995-01-01
25.

Discovery Forbidden City: The Great Within

3.2
5.2/10 IMDB

It describes the emperor's ceremonial life, the stultifying world of his concubines, eunuchs and palace maids, and the devastating impact of the West in the late 19th century. A new chapter deals with the treasures and paintings collected under imperial patronage their dramatic dispersal, painstaking recovery and restoration and ends in the triumphant establishment of the Palace Museum.Introduction by pre-eminent China scholar Jonathan Spence; explains the rich history of the home of the Chinese emperor; draws on previously inaccessible information in Beijing; explores the lifestyles behind the Forbidden City's walls; extensive quotes from early days, including views from palace maids and eunuchs; detailed map of the Forbidden City's layout.

Release date: 1995-10-02
26.

Frank and Ollie

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Before computer graphics, special effects wizardry, and out-of-this world technology, the magic of animation flowed from the pencils of two of the greatest animators The Walt Disney Company ever produced -- Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Frank and Ollie, the talent behind BAMBI, PINOCCHIO, LADY AND THE TRAMP, THE JUNGLE BOOK, and others, set the standard for such modern-day hits as THE LION KING. It was their creative genius that helped make Disney synonymous with brilliant animation, magnificent music, and emotional storytelling. Take a journey with these extraordinary artists as they share secrets, insights, and the inspiration behind some of the greatest animated movies the world has ever known!

Starring: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston ..
Directed by: Theodore Thomas
Release date: 1995-10-20
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons
27.

Betty Boop: Queen of the Cartoons

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

From the A&E "Biography" series, a review of the birth, development and cinematic history of Betty Boop, the flapper cartoon character who has been a popular icon since the 1930s.

Starring: Eddie Borden, Irène Bordoni, Clara Bow, Leslie Cabarga, Cab Calloway, Cliff Edwards, Dave Fleischer, Max Fleischer, Richard Fleischer, Peter Graves ..
Release date: 1995-01-01
28.

Unzipped

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

Isaac Mizrahi, one of the most successful designers in high fashion, plans his fall 1994 collection.

Starring: Isaac Mizrahi, Sandra Bernhard, Naomi Campbell, John Galliano, Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Eartha Kitt, Padma Lakshmi, Liza Minnelli ..
Directed by: Douglas Keeve
Release date: 1995-08-11
29.

Your Studio and You

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

A parody of 1950s corporate/industrial films, commissioned by Universal Pictures executives after the studio's purchase by Seagrams, and featuring cameos by many stars and directors.

Starring: Dian Bachar, Andrew Bergman, James Cameron, Shaun Cassidy, Robin Cook, Shelley Fabares, Michael J. Fox, Brian Grazer, Heavy D, Jeffrey Katzenberg ..
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 1995-02-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Making of 'Jurassic Park'
30.

The Making of 'Jurassic Park'

3.2
7.7/10 IMDB

This documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Jurassic Park, one of the 90's biggest hits and a milestone in special effects development. Narrated by James Earl Jones, it includes footage of the filming process, as well as interviews with director Steven Spielberg, and other members of the cast and crew, who give their insights into what it was like working together on this project and the efforts it took to bring the film to completion.

Starring: James Earl Jones, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, Jack Horner, Dennis Muren, Mark A.Z. Dippé, Rick Carter, Dean Cundey ..
Directed by: John Schultz
Release date: 1995-05-09
31.

Jupiter's Wife

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Michel Negroponte, a documentary filmmaker, meets Maggie one day in Central Park. Maggie claims to be married to the god Jupiter and the daughter of actor Robert Ryan. Michel gets to know Maggie over the next couple of years, and attempts to use her often outlandish stories as clues to reconstruct her past. - Written by James Meek

Starring: Maggie Cogan ..
Directed by: Michel Negroponte
Release date: 1995-09-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Vampira: About Sex, Death and Taxes
32.

Vampira: About Sex, Death and Taxes

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Interviews with Maila Nurmi, who famously played the horror hostess Vampira

Directed by: Mika J. Ripatti
Release date: 1995-09-29
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : 30 Years of National Geographic Specials
33.

30 Years of National Geographic Specials

3.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Celebrates 30 years of televised specials by The National Geographic Society.

Starring: Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas, Jane Goodall, Richard Kiley, Louis Leakey, Mary Leakey, Kent Vliet ..
Release date: 1995-01-25
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story
34.

Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story

3.2
8.0/10 IMDB

Pre embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which hailed him as "America's Distance Prodigy". By the time he died in a tragic auto accident at the age of 24, Pre held all 7 American records between 2,000 and 10,000 meters. Off the track, he fought relentlessly for the rights of amateur athletes to prosper for their sacrifices. Narrated by Ken Kesey, Fire On the Track is the story of this young lion's life, as told through rare footage and the memories of those who knew him best - his teammates, coaches, family and friends. Interviews include David Bedford, Frank Shorter, Ian Stewart, Bill Bowerman, Jeff Galloway, Dick Buerkle, Lasse Viren, Dana Carvey, Mac Wilkins, Kenny Moore, Dave Wottle, Alberto Salazar, and many more.

Starring: Ken Kesey ..
Directed by: Erich Lyttle
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Lon Chaney: Son of a Thousand Faces
35.

Lon Chaney: Son of a Thousand Faces

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

Born Creighton Chaney, this is a biographical documentary on Lon Chaney Jr, the only star to play all four of the classic monsters: the Mummy, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein and Dracula.

Starring: Bela Lugosi Jr., Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi Jr., Ron Chaney, Lon Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr., Richard Kiley, Bob Kokai, Ronald V. Borst, Forrest J. Ackerman ..
Directed by: Kevin Burns
Release date: 1995-10-25
36.

Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Directed by: Freida Lee Mock
Release date: 1995-11-10
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Making of Jaws
37.

The Making of Jaws

3.1
7.9/10 IMDB

A documentary on the making of one of the greatest films ever made, filled with trivia, interviews from cast and crew and never-before-seen footage.

Starring: Steven Spielberg, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Carl Gottlieb, Susan Backlinie, David Brown, Joe Alves, Peter Benchley, Bill Butler ..
Directed by: Laurent Bouzereau
Release date: 1995-11-28
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Catwalk
38.

Catwalk

3.1
6.9/10 IMDB

A documentary following Christy Turlington and other models during spring fashion week in Milan, Paris and New York.

Starring: Christy Turlington, Azzedine Alaïa, Giorgio Armani, Nadja Auermann, Sandra Bernhard, Kate Betts, Brandi, Carla Bruni, Naomi Campbell, Nino Cerruti ..
Directed by: Robert Leacock
Release date: 1995-12-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Nico Icon
39.

Nico Icon

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item, junkie and hag. Many faces for the same woman, whom, you realize, just couldn't bring herself to care enough to live.

Starring: Nico, Tina Aumont, Jackson Browne, John Cale, Paul Morrissey, Viva, Ari Boulogne, Christian Aaron Boulogne, Danny Fields, Jonas Mekas ..
Directed by: Susanne Ofteringer
Release date: 1995-02-18
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball'
40.

Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball'

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film "Thunderball".

Starring: Patrick Macnee, Ken Adam, John Barry, Martine Beswick, Leslie Bricusse, Ricou Browning, Sean Connery, Guy Hamilton, Peter Lamont, Desmond Llewelyn ..
Directed by: John Cork
Release date: 1995-05-16
41.

Empire of the Censors

3.0
8.1/10 IMDB

The history of film and video censorship in Great Britain.

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Tom Dewe Mathews, Derek Hill, Jeffrey Richards, Roy Boulting, Philip French, J. Lee Thompson, Alexander Walker, Michael Relph, Dirk Bogarde ..
Directed by: Saskia Baron
Release date: 1995-05-28
42.

Sonic Outlaws

3.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Within days of the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music. Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.

Starring: Lloyd Dunn, Chris Grigg, Mark Hosler, Don Joyce, Doug Kahn, Casey Kasem, Alan Korn, Richard Lyons, Paul Neff, John Oswald ..
Directed by: Craig Baldwin
Release date: 1995-08-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell
43.

High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Documents 18 months in the lives of three crack addicts in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Starring: Dick Eklund, Jon Alpert, Mickey O'Keefe, Brenda, Gary (Boo-Boo) Giuffrida ..
Directed by: Maryann DeLeo, Jon Alpert, Richard Farrell
Release date: 1995-08-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Orson Welles: The One-Man Band
44.

Orson Welles: The One-Man Band

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Orson Welles' archives of unfinished/never released movies and the last years of his life from the perspective of Oja Kodar (life and artistic partner of Orson Welles in his last years).

Starring: Oja Kodar, Orson Welles, Ingrid Bergman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Michael Bryant, Graeme Garden, Charles Gray, Laurence Harvey, François Marthouret, Jeanne Moreau ..
Directed by: Vassili Silovic, Oja Kodar
Release date: 1995-10-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Champagne Safari
45.

The Champagne Safari

3.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The story of Charles E. Bedaux, Franco-American industrial efficiency expert, adventurer, and Nazi collaborator. In 1934, he bankrolled a 1,200-mile expedition across northern Canada, supported by an outrageously equipped entourage. Documentary about a wealthy adventurer whose Nazi ties eventually led to charges of treason.

Starring: Dwight D. Eisenhower, King Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery, Albert Speer ..
Directed by: George Ungar
Release date: 1995-08-05
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : The Way to Eden
46.

The Way to Eden

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

"What happens with a person after his death? What does the final destination look like? What happens with our bodies? How are we prepared for our last voyage?" A film on how we deal with death. The aging and the decay of the body, free of taboos. Death as a part of life and as the last companion. Janos Keser, the modern Charon, occupation: master of dissecting.

Directed by: Robert-Adrian Pejo
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : From the Journals of Jean Seberg
47.

From the Journals of Jean Seberg

3.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Mark Rappaport's creative bio-pic about actress Jean Seberg is presented in a first-person, autobiographical format (with Seberg played by Mary Beth Hurt). He seamlessly interweaves cinema, politics, American society and culture, and film theory to inform, entertain, and move the viewer. Seberg's many marriages, as well as her film roles, are discussed extensively. Her involvement with the Black Panther Movement and subsequent investigation by the FBI is covered. Notably, details of French New Wave cinema, Russian Expressionist (silent) films, and the careers of Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, and Clint Eastwood are also intensively examined. Much of the film is based on conjecture, but Rappaport encourages viewers to re-examine their ideas about women in film with this thought-provoking picture.

Starring: Jean Seberg, Mary Beth Hurt ..
Directed by: Mark Rappaport
Release date: 1995-09-08
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Steve Reich - City Life
48.

Steve Reich - City Life

3.0
8.4/10 IMDB

Delve into the life story and professional career of musical genius Steve Reich, considered one of the greatest American composers of the 20th century. Manfred Waffender's documentary reveals how Reich's minimalist style and phrasing innovations have altered the direction of musical history. Special attention is paid to "City Life," a collection of everyday streets sounds brought together to create an aural representation of the urban landscape.

Starring: Steve Reich ..
Directed by: Manfred Waffender
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial
49.

Nuremberg: Tyranny on Trial

3.0
6.8/10 IMDB

An examination of the historic Nazi trials at Nuremberg.

Starring: Paul Sparer ..
Directed by: Don Horan
Release date: 1995-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 1995 : Typically British: A Personal History of British Cinema
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Typically British: A Personal History of British Cinema

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6.5/10 IMDB

Stephen Frears and a quartet of film industry notables - representing different cinematic periods - drink tea and discuss ups and downs of British cinema.

Starring: Stephen Frears, Alexander Mackendrick, Alan Parker, Michael Apted ..
Directed by: Michael Dibb, Stephen Frears, Mike Dibb
Release date: 1995-04-14

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