Best Documentary Movies of 2003

1.

The Corporation

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Since the late 18th century American legal decision that the business corporation organizational model is legally a person, it has become a dominant economic, political and social force around the globe. This film takes an in-depth psychological examination of the organization model through various case studies. What the study illustrates is that in the its behaviour, this type of "person" typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath without conscience. Furthermore, we see the profound threat this psychopath has for our world and our future, but also how the people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop it.

Starring: Jane Akre, Ray Anderson, Maude Barlow, Chris Barrett, Michael Moore, Noam Chomsky, Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones ..
Directed by: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott
Release date: 2003-09-10
2.

The Fog of War

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Using archival footage, cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz-kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the Vietnam War as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Starring: Robert McNamara, Errol Morris, Fidel Castro, Barry Goldwater, John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Curtis LeMay, Richard Nixon, Harry Reasoner, Franklin D. Roosevelt ..
Directed by: Errol Morris
Release date: 2003-12-09
3.

Capturing the Friedmans

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story and raises the question of whether they were rightfully tried when they claim they were innocent and there was never any evidence against them.

Starring: Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman ..
Directed by: Andrew Jarecki
Release date: 2003-05-30
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Tupac: Resurrection
4.

Tupac: Resurrection

5.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop MCs of all time.

Starring: Tupac Shakur, Al Sharpton ..
Directed by: Lauren Lazin
Release date: 2003-11-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle
5.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle

4.6
9.0/10 IMDB

Live at Slane Castle is a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert video released in 2003, two years after the release of their latest concert DVD, Off the Map. The concert taped was their second show at Slane Castle in Ireland. It was filmed on August 23, 2003 and the DVD was released on November 17, 2003.

Starring: Anthony Kiedis, John Frusciante, Flea, Chad Smith ..
Directed by: Nick Wickham
Release date: 2003-11-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Concert for George
6.

Concert for George

4.4
8.6/10 IMDB

As a memorial to George Harrison on the first anniversary of his passing, The Concert for George was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 29 November 2002 . Organized by Harrison's widow, Olivia, and son, Dhani, and arranged under the musical direction of Eric Clapton and Jeff Lynne. A benefit for Harrison's Material World Charitable Foundation, the all-star concert took place on the day of the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds from the film also went to the Material World Charitable Foundation. The film was shot using discreet cameras from over twelve locations.

Starring: Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Ravi Shankar, Tom Petty, Anoushka Shankar, Joseph Roger Brown, Albert Lee, Marc Mann, Andy Fairweather-Low, Dhani Harrison ..
Directed by: David Leland
Release date: 2003-10-03
7.

Ghosts of the Abyss

4.4
6.8/10 IMDB

With a team of the world's foremost historic and marine experts as well as friend Bill Paxton, James Cameron embarks on an unscripted adventure back to the wreck of the Titanic where nearly 1,500 souls lost their lives almost a century ago.

Starring: Bill Paxton, John Broadwater, James Cameron, Mike Cameron, Ken Marschall, Don Lynch, Adriana Valdez, Piper Gunnarson, Federico Zambrano, Miguel Wilkins ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 2003-04-10
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Michael Jackson: Number Ones
8.

Michael Jackson: Number Ones

4.3
8.7/10 IMDB

Pop king Michael Jackson solidifies his title with this release of fifteen past number one hits. Songs include "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Thriller," "Black or White," and "Blood on the Dancefloor."

Starring: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé, Wyclef Jean, Dick Clark, Pharrell Williams, Slash ..
Release date: 2003-11-18
9.

My Flesh and Blood

4.3
8.2/10 IMDB

My Flesh and Blood is a 2003 documentary film by Jonathan Karsh chronicling a year in the life of the Tom family. The Tom family is notable as the mother, Susan, adopted eleven children, most of whom had serious disabilities or diseases. The film itself is notable for handling the sensitive subject matter in an unsentimental way that is more uplifting than one might expect.

Starring: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom ..
Directed by: Jonathan Karsh
Release date: 2003-04-25
10.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

4.2
8.3/10 IMDB

Hugo Chavez was a colourful, unpredictable folk hero who was beloved by his nation’s working class. He was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, and proved to be a tough, quixotic opponent to the power structure that wanted to depose him. When he was forcibly removed from office on 11 April 2002, two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace.

Starring: Hugo Chávez ..
Directed by: Kim Bartley, Donnacha O'Briain
Release date: 2003-03-07

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