Best Documentary Movies of 2000

1.

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

4.5
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 ..
Directed by: Stan Lathan
Release date: 2000-07-26
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Up in Smoke Tour
2.

The Up in Smoke Tour

4.3
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
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Ballad of Big Al
3.

The Ballad of Big Al

4.1
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 : Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey
4.

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

4.1
8.1/10 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 ..
Directed by: John Little
Release date: 2000-10-22
5.

The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

4.1
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
6.

Dark Days

4.1
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 : Paradise Lost 2: Revelations
7.

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations

4.0
7.6/10 IMDB

Revisiting the 1994 Arkansas murder of three 8-year-old boys and the three teenagers convicted of the crime. A follow up to Paradise Lost, Revelations features new interviews with the convicted men, as well as with the original judge and police investigators.

Starring: Kathy Bakken, Steven Branch, Christopher Byers, John Mark Byers, Melissa Byers, Pam Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr., Jessie Miskelly Sr., Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols ..
Directed by: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Release date: 2000-07-28
8.

Steve's Story: The Crocodile Hunter

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

A biography on Steve Irwin that aired on animal PlaintVHS Release Date: April 11, 2000

Starring: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin ..
Release date: 2000-04-11
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The American Nightmare
9.

The American Nightmare

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Starring: George A. Romero, John Carpenter, Tom Savini, David Cronenberg, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, John Landis, Tom Gunning, Carol J. Clover, Adam Lowenstein ..
Directed by: Adam Simon
Release date: 2000-09-11
10.

On the Edge of 'Blade Runner'

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

This is the rare UK Channel 4 documentary about Blade Runner, giving insights into it's history with interviews of Ridley Scott, the writers and nearly all the cast. Interviews with production staff, including Ridley, give details into the creative process and turmoil during preproduction. Stories from Paul M. Sammon and Fancher provide insight into Philip K. Dick and the origins of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Interweaved are cast interviews with the notable exceptions of Harrison Ford and Sean Young. Through these interviews we get a sense of how difficult and frustrating the film was to make as a result of an exacting director without allies and hot, wet, smoggy conditions; which added to the high pressure atmosphere everyone increasingly felt as the film went over budget. There is also a tour of some locations, most notably the Bradbury Building and the Warner Brothers backlot that was the LA 2019 streets, which look very different from Ridley's dark version.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Philip K. Dick, Ridley Scott, Syd Mead, Joanna Cassidy, Hampton Fancher, Daryl Hannah, James Hong, Michael Deeley, Brian Aldiss ..
Directed by: Andrew Abbott
Release date: 2000-01-01

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