Best Documentary Movies of 2000

1.

Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly

6.0
8.7/10 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
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
3.

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

4.2
8.2/10 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
4.

Dark Days

4.2
7.7/10 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
5.

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 : Beastie Boys: Video Anthology
6.

Beastie Boys: Video Anthology

4.1
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, Chloë 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
7.

Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey

4.1
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
8.

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
9.

Michael Jordan to the max

4.0
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, Doug Collins, Deloris Jordan ..
Directed by: Don Kempf, James D. Stern
Release date: 2000-05-05
10.

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

4.0
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
11.

Scandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

A documentary look at the confluence of the Red scare, McCarthyism, and blacklists with the post-war activism by African Americans seeking more and better roles on radio, television, and stage. It begins in Harlem, measures the impact of Paul Robeson and the campaign to bring him down, looks at the role of HUAC, J. Edgar Hoover and of journalists such as Ed Sullivan, and ends with a tribute to Canada Lee. Throughout are interviews with men and women who were there, including Dick Campbell of the Rose McLendon Players and Fredrick O'Neal of the American Negro Theatre. In the 1940s and 1950s, anti-Communism was one more tool to maintain Jim Crow and to keep down African-Americans.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Rosetta LeNoire, Dick Campbell, Frederick O'Neal, Ossie Davis, Paul Robeson, Joseph Wershba, J. Edgar Hoover, Jackie Robinson, Hazel Scott ..
Directed by: Alexandra Isles
Release date: 2000-01-01
12.

Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around

3.9
8.8/10 IMDB

This Biography documentary follows actress Shirley MacLaine. This portrait examines many facets of her life, from her breakout performance in The Pajama Game (1957), to her tireless campaigning for Democratic presidential hopeful George McGovern through clips of her performances and interviews with friends and colleagues about her career and personal life and how she takes Hollywood by storm.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Chita Rivera, Harry Smith, Gwen Verdon, Carrie Fisher, Mike Wallace, John Forsythe, George McGovern, James L. Brooks ..
Directed by: Jeanne Begley
Release date: 2000-05-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street
13.

Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

The film follows a simple structure, and shows the drug-related degradation of five youths (Jake, Tracey, Jessica, Alice, Oreo) during the course of three years. The film depicts drug-related crimes and diseases: prostitution, male prostitution, AIDS, and lethal overdoses.

Directed by: Steven Okazaki
Release date: 2000-03-17
14.

The Filth and the Fury

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Julien Temple's second documentary profiling punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols is an enlightening, entertaining trip back to a time when the punk movement was just discovering itself. Featuring archival footage, never-before-seen performances, rehearsals, and recording sessions as well as interviews with group members who lived to tell the tale--including the one and only John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten).

Starring: John Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, Sid Vicious, Malcolm McLaren, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Stewart Copeland, Bryan Ferry ..
Directed by: Julien Temple
Release date: 2000-03-29
15.

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations

3.8
7.5/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Clash: Westway To The World
16.

The Clash: Westway To The World

3.8
7.7/10 IMDB

A 2000 documentary film about the British punk rock band The Clash. In 2003 it won the Grammy Awards for the best long form music video. Directed by Don Letts, the film combines old footage from the band's personal collection filmed in 1982 when The Clash went to New York with new interviews conducted for the film by Mal Peachey of members Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Topper Headon, and Joe Strummer and other people associated with the group.

Starring: Terry Chimes, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon ..
Directed by: Don Letts
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : CKY2K
17.

CKY2K

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

The second entry in the CKY series of skateboarding programs and extreme stunts: it includes a very chaotic trip to Iceland, some rather disgusting fecal footage, some furniture surfing on the highway, and a demonstration of how to destroy a rental car and get off scot free.

Starring: Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo, Ryan Dunn, Leo Fitzpatrick, Jess Margera, Rake Yohn, Jennifer Rivell, Chris Raab, Art Webb, Tim O'Connor ..
Directed by: Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo
Release date: 2000-05-22
18.

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
19.

The American Nightmare

3.8
7.2/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration
20.

Elizabeth Taylor: A Musical Celebration

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Concert in honor to the great Elizabeth Taylor

Starring: Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor ..
Directed by: Hamish Hamilton
Release date: 2000-05-26
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band : Live in New York City
21.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band : Live in New York City

3.6
9.0/10 IMDB

A two disc amalgam of the final performances of 2001's Madison Square Gardens performances by one of the greatest bands in the world of some of the greatest music in the world. The atmosphere positively floods out of the screen to envelop you and the hairs on your neck will be standing on end before the first note has been struck. After watching this you'll believe that The Boss is incapable of putting a foot wrong. By the end, he's only just short of defying gravity.

Starring: Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Nils Lofgren, Steven Van Zandt, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent ..
Directed by: Chris Hilson
Release date: 2000-06-29
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Of Civil Wrongs and Rights
22.

Of Civil Wrongs and Rights

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Eric Paul Fournier's Emmy Award-winning film chronicles the remarkable life of Japanese-American Fred Korematsu, who was stripped of his rights and sent to an internment camp in 1942. For the next 39 years, Korematsu -- an ordinary shipyard worker -- fought against Executive Order 9066. Taking his relentless quest for civil rights all the way to the Supreme Court, he was eventually awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998.

Starring: Fred Korematsu, Rosa Parks, Bill Clinton ..
Directed by: Eric Paul Fournier
Release date: 2000-06-07
23.

The Original Kings of Comedy

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

The Original Kings of Comedy achieves the seemingly impossible task of capturing the rollicking and sly comedy routines of stand-up and sitcom vets Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, and Bernie Mac and the magic of experiencing a live concert show. Director Spike Lee and his crew plant a multitude of cameras in a packed stadium and onstage (as well as backstage, as they follow the comedians) to catch the vivid immediacy of the show, which is as much about the audience as it is about the jokes.

Starring: Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2000-08-18
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley
24.

He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley

3.6
8.9/10 IMDB

Long before Elvis was heralded as the king of rock ‘n’ roll, he was a faithful fan of gospel music. Although it was instrumental in shaping his spiritual life as well as his career, no documentary has truly chronicled this facet of his life…until now. He Touched Me: The Gospel Music Of Elvis Presley features more than 30 of Elvis’ gospel recordings and never-before-seen footage. This 3-hour collection, filled with personal stories by those who knew him well, goes behind the scene of Elvis’ career. Discover how Elvis was dramatically influenced by two of southern gospel music’s premiere quartets, the Statesmen and the Blackwood Brothers. Learn the controversy surrounding this performance of "Peace In The Valley" on the Ed Sullivan Show and hear the surprising story behind the recording of his signature hymn, "How Great Thou Art." You’ll see Elvis in a new light as you witness how deeply he was touched by gospel music.

Starring: Sander Vanocur, Elvis Presley ..
Directed by: Michael Merriman
Release date: 2000-07-18
25.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker.

Starring: RuPaul, Tammy Faye Bakker, Jim Bakker, Mel White ..
Directed by: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Release date: 2000-01-25
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Fairy Faith
26.

The Fairy Faith

3.6
7.9/10 IMDB

Walker takes us on a personal journey into a world of myth and imagination that he learned from his grandmother. He travels from the Moors of Devon and the Highlands of Scotland to the brooding Celtic landscapes of Ireland and the intimate hills of Cape Breton, in his search of this potent “otherworld” of the imagination.

Starring: John Walker ..
Directed by: John Walker
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Corrs: Unplugged
27.

The Corrs: Unplugged

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

MTV Unplugged concert by Irish band The Corrs, released in 1999. This session was recorded live on October 5, 1999 in front of an audience at Ardmore Studios, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Set List: 1. Only When I Sleep 2. What Can I Do 3. Radio 4. Toss The Feathers 5. Everybody Hurts 6. Dreams 7. Runaway 8. Forgiven Not Forgotten 9. At Your Side 10. Little Wing 11. No Frontiers 12. Queen Of Hollywood 13. Old Town 14. (Lough) Erin Shore 15. So Young

Starring: Andrea Corr, Anthony Drennan, Keith Duffy, Mitchell Froom, Jim Corr, Sharon Corr, Caroline Corr ..
Release date: 2000-02-28
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Homeland
28.

Homeland

3.5
8.5/10 IMDB

Following four Lakota families over three years, Homeland explores what it takes for the Lakota community to build a better future in the face of tribal and government corruption, scarce housing, unemployment, and alcoholism. Intimate interviews with a spiritual leader, a grandmother, an artist, and a community activist from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation reveal how each survives through family ties, cultural tradition, humor, and a palpable yearning for self-reliance and personal freedom.

Starring: Doris Eagle, Thurman Horse, Michael Little Boy, Rita Little Boy ..
Directed by: Hank Rogerson, Jilann Spitzmiller
Release date: 2000-10-20
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Shag Harbour UFO Incident
29.

Shag Harbour UFO Incident

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

On October 4 1967 flashing lights could be seen in the sky, and an unidentified large object made contact with the waters of Shag Harbour, Nova Scotia. After investigations from the Canadian Coast Guard, the RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces and reports and speculation from witnesses, journalists, and UFO enthusiasts the event would later become the most well-known UFO incident in Canada. This documentary uncovers new witness accounts, photographic evidence, various investigation reports, and historical archives to examine exactly what happened on the coast of Nova Scotia that night, and how much information surrounding the case has been intentionally hidden.

Directed by: Michael MacDonald
Release date: 2000-12-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams
30.

Marianne Faithfull: Dreaming My Dreams

3.5
8.4/10 IMDB

Pop icon Marianne Faithfull began her musical career by recording "As Tears Go By," the first song Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote together. This documentary follows Faithfull's rise, fall and successful return to the music scene.

Starring: Marianne Faithfull, John Dunbar, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards ..
Directed by: Michael Collins
Release date: 2000-11-21
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story
31.

Freddie Mercury: The Untold Story

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

Freddie Mercury (1946-91) was not just a man with one of the most pure and amazing voices the world has heard, but he was also the lead singer for Queen, the most enthusiastic rock band in history.

Starring: Freddie Mercury, Jer Bulsara, Brian May, Montserrat Caballé, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Tim Rice, Kashmira Cooke, Mary Austin ..
Directed by: Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher
Release date: 2000-12-08
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Lions: Spy in the Den
32.

Lions: Spy in the Den

3.4
7.8/10 IMDB

A nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough and published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Wildlife Specials in 2000. A motorised camera with state-of-the-art microphones disguised as a rock covered in leaves. It was invented specifically for this project of infiltrating a pride of lions to record their lives over a period of a couple of years.

Starring: David Attenborough ..
Release date: 2000-12-03
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Before the Flying Circus
33.

Before the Flying Circus

3.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Discover how six seemingly ordinary but supremely talented men became Monty Python, sketch comedy's inspired group of lunatics who turned such unlikely sources of inspiration as Spam, dead parrots and the Inquisition into enduring punch lines. This entertaining documentary includes interviews with members of the troupe, as well as home movies, photos and rare recordings from Monty Python's early years.

Starring: John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Stanley Unwin, Robert Hewison, Humphrey Barclay, Frank Muir ..
Directed by: Will Yapp
Release date: 2000-07-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : UFC Hits: Volume 1
34.

UFC Hits: Volume 1

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

UFC Hits: Volume 1 highlights many of the Ultimate Fighting Championships greatest and most notorious fights from the UFC's early days. See where it all began with clips of the best fights featuring original MMA stars, some who are now in the UFC Hall of Fame, like Don Frye and Randy Couture, Royce Gracie and Kimo, John Hess and Andy Anderson, Tito Ortiz and Guy Mesger. This highlight reel has enough knockouts and submissions to keep any MMA fan entertained.

Starring: Don Frye, Tito Ortiz, Tank Abbott, Vitor Belfort, Mark Coleman, Randy Couture, Mark Hall, John McCarthy, Royce Gracie, Keith Hackney ..
Release date: 2000-07-18
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'
35.

The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'

3.3
7.2/10 IMDB

A documentary on the production of The French Connection (1971).

Starring: Mark Kermode, Sonny Grosso, William Friedkin, Randy Jurgensen, Roy Scheider, Gene Hackman, Chris Newman, Owen Roizman, Terence A. Donnelly, Philip D'Antoni ..
Directed by: Russell Leven
Release date: 2000-01-15
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : American Pimp
36.

American Pimp

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping. The men are clear: it's about money.

Starring: John S. Dickson, Antonio Fargas, Heidi Fleiss, L. Hammond, Dennis Hof, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Max Julien, Rudy Ray Moore, Roscoe Orman, Kenny Redd ..
Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Release date: 2000-06-09
37.

Untold Stories of Columbine

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Darrell Scott tells stories of his daughter, high school student, Rachel Joy Scott. Also included is footage from her funeral.

Starring: Darrell Scott ..
Directed by: Darrell Scott
Release date: 2000-02-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Tesla: Master of Lightning
38.

Tesla: Master of Lightning

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

This program recounts the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Many of his achievements are still attributed to contemporaries Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi. Tesla's surprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings, supplemented by rare photographs and re-creations.

Starring: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Nikola Tesla ..
Directed by: Robert Uth
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Mythology of Star Wars
39.

The Mythology of Star Wars

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

George Lucas discusses how Joseph Campbell and his concept of the Monomyth (aka the Hero's Journey) and other concepts from mythology and religion shaped the Star Wars saga.

Starring: George Lucas, Bill Moyers, Peter Mayhew ..
Directed by: Pamela Mason Wagner
Release date: 2000-09-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Underworld: Everything, Everything
40.

Underworld: Everything, Everything

3.3
8.8/10 IMDB

Techno fans will dig the power and energy in this compilation featuring nine of the innovative British trio's jam sessions captured in Japan, Holland, Belgium, England and Ireland during their 1998-'99 world tour. Crisp sound makes tracks such as "Push Upstairs" and "Pearls Girl" pulsate with perfection. Add vivid concert film melded with imaginative visuals, and this dynamic video can't be beat.

Starring: Darren Emerson, Karl Hyde, Rick Smith ..
Release date: 2000-10-10
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
41.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

A look at the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" case that occurred in Alabama in 1931, in which nine young black men were arrested, tried and quickly convicted in the rape of two white women, despite overwhelming evidence that showed their accusers had falsely accused them and the fact that one of the women later admitted that no rape had in fact occurred (although both had had sexual relations with their boyfriends on the day prior to the "rape"). The case was one of the first that shined a spotlight on what many called the "legal lynchings" that occurred in the South whenever blacks were accused of crimes, especially against whites and most especially against white women.

Directed by: Barak Goodman
Release date: 2000-01-31
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago
42.

Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago

3.3
8.9/10 IMDB

Jeff Buckley - Live in Chicago includes songs from Grace, classic cover tunes (from sources ranging from Nina Simone to the MC5!), a previously unavailable Buckley composition ("What Will You Say"), a previously unreleased instrumental version of "Vancouver," and between-the-songs on-stage banter. In addition to the full-length Chicago concert, the DVD edition of Live In Chicago features two extremely rare in-the-studio acoustic songs: "So Real" and "Last Goodbye" as well as the Electronic Press Kit (EPK) for Grace (which has been previously unavailable commercially), interactive menus, instant chapter access to songs and a discography of Jeff's Columbia Records releases.

Starring: Jeff Buckley ..
Release date: 2000-05-09
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Doors: A Celebration - VH1 Storytellers
43.

The Doors: A Celebration - VH1 Storytellers

3.3
7.9/10 IMDB

This episode of VH1 Storytellers is broadcast on November 22, 2000 to coincide with the release of the tribute album Stoned Immaculate: The Music Of The Doors. All of the performers joining The Doors on this program also appear on the album. This performance would mark the last time that Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore ever reunited to play live together as The Doors. Set List: Love Me Two Times (Pat Monahan) / Alabama Song (Ian Astbury) / Back Door Man (Ian Astbury) / Wild Child (Ian Astbury) / The End (Travis Meeks) / Break On Through (Scott Weiland) / Five To One (Scott Weiland) / L.A. Woman (Perry Farrell) / Riders On The Storm (Scott Stapp) / Roadhouse Blues (Scott Stapp) / Light My Fire (Scott Stapp)

Starring: Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Scott Weiland, Pat Monahan, Ian Astbury, Scott Stapp, Perry Farrell, Travis Meeks ..
Directed by: Dave Diomedi
Release date: 2000-11-22
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked
44.

The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

A documentary from Universal about their Phantom of the Opera movies.

Starring: Scott MacQueen, Susanna Foster, Carla Laemmle, Rudy Behlmer, Jessica Rains, Turhan Bey, Paul M. Jensen, Claude Rains ..
Directed by: David J. Skal
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling
45.

The Unreal Story Of Pro Wrestling

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling is a documentary dealing with the true history of professional wrestling. The documentary talks about professional wrestling's beginnings right up until the Monday Night Wars era of professional wrestling.

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, Randy Poffo, Bret Hart, Page Falkinburg Jr., Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon, Virgil Runnels, Ric Flair ..
Directed by: Chris Mortensen
Release date: 2000-02-07
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : The Mark of Cain
46.

The Mark of Cain

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

The fading art form and ‘language’ of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia. The now vanishing practice is seen as reflecting the transition of the broader Russian society. Filmed in some of Russia’s most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the interviews with prisoners, guards, and criminologists reveal the secret language of “The Zone” and “The Code of Thieves” (Vor v zakone).

Directed by: Alix Lambert
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever'
47.

Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever'

3.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A behind the scenes look at the James Bond film "Diamonds are Forever"

Starring: Patrick Macnee, David V. Picker, Guy Hamilton, Dana Broccoli, Stanley Sopel, Ken Adam, Tom Mankiewicz, Marc Lawrence, Peter Lamont, Peter R. Hunt ..
Directed by: John Cork
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2000 : Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq
48.

Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq

3.3
8.3/10 IMDB

An analysis of the effect of economic sanctions on Iraq.

Starring: John Pilger ..
Release date: 2000-01-01
49.

Alice Cooper: Brutally Live

3.2
8.3/10 IMDB

1. The Controler 2. Brutal Planet 3. Gimme 4. Go to Hell 5. Blow Me a Kiss 6. I'm Eighteen 7. Pick Up the Bones 8. Feed My Frankenstein 9. Wicked Young Man 10. Dead Babies 11. Ballad of Dwight Fry 12. I Love the Dead 13. Devil's Food 14. The Black Widow 15. No More Mr. Nice Guy 16. It's Hot Tonight 17. Caught in a Dream 18. It's the Little Things 19. Poison 20. Take It Like a Woman 21. Only Women Bleed 22. You Drive Me Nervous 23. Under My Wheels 24. School's Out 25. Billion Dollar Babies 26. My Generation 27. Elected Shot in London during the 2000 world tour, Brutally Live showcases Alice Cooper doing what he's been doing better than anyone else over the past 25 years: turning a rock concert into a campy theatrical extravaganza. That he's old enough to be almost anyone in the audience's (grand?)father is quite beside the point. For Alice remains one of the few who knows that rock & roll should be fun, even if that means severed heads, gushing blood, and murdered babies.

Starring: Alice Cooper, Eric Singer, Ryan Roxie, Pete Freezin', Greg Smith, Teddy Andreadis, Calico Cooper ..
Directed by: David Barnard
Release date: 2000-12-05
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John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth

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7.6/10 IMDB

An instant classic when released in September 1971, John Lennon's Imagine was the ex-Beatle's solo masterpiece, and its musical legacy is matched here by priceless footage of Lennon's creative process, independently edited from original 16-millimeter footage by producer-director Andrew Solt with the hands-off approval of Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono. Incorporating footage from John and Yoko's original film Imagine (clips of which were previously included in the 1988 documentary Imagine: John Lennon), Gimme Some Truth presents Lennon, Ono, coproducer Phil Spector, and a host of gifted musicians in a fluid context of conflict, community, and craftsmanship. Bearing witness to every stage of the recording process, this 63-minute documentary succeeds as a visual diary, a study of familiar music in its infancy, and a revealing portrait of the then-30-year-old Lennon--from witty clown to confrontational perfectionist--at the peak of his post-Fab Four inspiration.

Starring: John Lennon, Y?ko Ono, George Harrison, Phil Spector ..
Directed by: Andrew Solt
Release date: 2000-04-11

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