Best Documentary Movies of 2000


Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

8.8/10 IMDB

Dave Chappelle returns for a stand-up to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Starring: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 2000-07-26
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Up in Smoke Tour

The Up in Smoke Tour

8.5/10 IMDB

The Up in Smoke Tour is a West Coast hip hop tour in 2000 featuring artists Ice Cube, Eminem, Proof, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, D12, MC Ren, Westside Connection, Mel-Man, Tha Eastsidaz, Doggy's Angels, Devin The Dude, Warren G, TQ, Truth Hurts and Xzibit.

Starring: Ice Cube, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Kurupt, Proof, D12, TQ ..
Directed by: Philip G. Atwell
Release date: 2000-12-02

As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty

8.3/10 IMDB

Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.

Starring: Jane Brakhage, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Hollis Frampton, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Jacobs, Peter Kubelka, Adolfas Mekas, Jonas Mekas, Oona Mekas ..
Directed by: Jonas Mekas
Release date: 2000-11-05

Dark Days

7.8/10 IMDB

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Starring: Marc Singer ..
Directed by: Marc Singer
Release date: 2000-08-30
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Ballad of Big Al

The Ballad of Big Al

8.1/10 IMDB

A BBC documentary sequel to the acclaimed miniseries Walking with Dinosaurs, The Ballad of Big Al chronicles the life of one Allosaurus fragilis named Big Al.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Avery Brooks ..
Directed by: Kate Bartlett
Release date: 2000-12-27
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Beastie Boys: Video Anthology

Beastie Boys: Video Anthology

8.4/10 IMDB

The Beastie Boys are among the most influential groups of the last two decades. As their music has opened hip-hop to a wider audience and changed the parameters of its sound, their ambitious music videos have carried the medium to new levels of artistic expression. This groundbreaking two-disc anthology showcases eighteen videos containing alternate visual angles and multiple audio tracks. Loaded with never-before-seen footage and unreleased music tracks, this special edition also contains a trove of rare still photos and exclusive audio commentary by the band and the video directors.

Starring: Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mario Caldato Jr., Eric Correa, Max Perlich, Q-Tip, Chloƫ Sevigny, Michael Simpson, Dave Skilkin ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze, Tamra Davis, Adam Bernstein, Adam Yauch, Evan Bernard, Ari Marcropoulos, David Perez Shadi
Release date: 2000-11-21
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

8.0/10 IMDB

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's last (unfinished) film, Game of Death, Little paints a textured, complex portrait of the world's most famous action hero

Starring: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Chuck Norris, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Linda Lee Cadwell, Dan Inosanto, Bey Logan, James Tien Chuen ..
Directed by: John Little
Release date: 2000-10-22

Michael Jordan to the Max

7.4/10 IMDB

This documentary showcases basketball player Michael Jordan's awe-inspiring moves, providing behind-the-scenes and on-the-court action, including footage of Jordan and the Chicago Bulls going head-to-head against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals. Phil Jackson and Bob Costas are interviewed (among others), and the awesome soundtrack includes songs by Earth, Wind and Fire, Fatboy Slim and Freddie King.

Starring: Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Bob Costas, Bill Murray, Laurence Fishburne, Ken Griffey, Jr., Spike Lee, Steve Kerr ..
Directed by: Don Kempf, James D. Stern
Release date: 2000-05-05

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

7.8/10 IMDB

Documentary on the Shackleton Antartic expedition. A retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in and the crew of his vessel 'The Endurance', which was trapped in the ice floes and frigid open ocean of the Antarctic in 1914. Shackleton decided, with many of his crew injured and weak from exposure and starvation, to take a team of his fittest men and attempt to find help. Setting out in appalling conditions with hopelessly inadequate equipment, they endured all weather and terrain and finally reached safety. Persuading a local team of his confidence that the abandoned team would still be alive, he set out again to find them. After almost 2 years trapped on the ice, all members of the crew were finally rescued.

Starring: Liam Neeson, David Cale, Brian d'Arcy James, Julian Ayer ..
Directed by: George Butler
Release date: 2000-09-02

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

7.8/10 IMDB

In the nine months prior to World War II, 10.000 innocent children left behind their families, their homes, their childhood, and took the journey... to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Starring: Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
Release date: 2000-09-15

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