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.

Touching the Void

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

The true story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' disastrous and nearly-fatal mountain climb of 6,344m Siula Grande in the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Starring: Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Ollie Ryall, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2003-09-05
4.

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
5.

Tupac: Resurrection

5.1
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
6.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live at Slane Castle

4.6
9.0/10 IMDB

On tour promoting their 2002 studio album 'By the Way', Los Angeles-based funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers performs a sold-out live show to 80,000 people at Slane Castle in County Meath, Ireland on August 23, 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
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Michael Jackson: Number Ones

4.3
8.6/10 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
10.

The Work of Director Spike Jonze

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

When you experience The Work of Director Spike Jonze, you enter a world where anything can happen and frequently does. From the innovative director of Being John Malkovich and Adaptation., this superior compilation of music videos, documentaries, interviews, and early rarities offers abundant proof that Jonze is the real deal--a filmmaker ablaze with fresh ideas and fresh ways of filming them. Featuring The Beastie Boys, Bjork, Weezer, The Pharcyde, Fatboy Slim and many others.

Starring: Ashley Barnett, Brian Bell, Björk, Sofia Coppola, Rivers Cuomo, Michael Diamond, FatLip, Norman Cook, Michael Gier, Mark Gonzales ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze, Kim Gordon, Roman Coppola, Lance Bangs
Release date: 2003-10-20
11.

My Flesh and Blood

4.3
8.3/10 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
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley
12.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

He's gone-but he'll never be forgotten. The best of Chris Farley's wildly funny SNL performances are here, including motivational speaker Matt Foley, an aspiring Chippendales dancer, the bashful host of The Chris Farley Show ( m 'member?") and more.

Starring: Chris Farley, Mackenzie English, Laurie Shephard, Christina Applegate, Dave Attell, Alec Baldwin, Jim Breuer, Dana Carvey, Ellen Cleghorne, Macaulay Culkin ..
Release date: 2003-10-26
13.

Yeah Right!

4.2
8.4/10 IMDB

Invisible skateboards, Eric Koston, super duper slo mo, Brandon Biebel, Marc Johnson, Owen Wilson, Rick McCrank, The Skatetrix, Gino Iannucci, Mike Carroll, The Magic Board, Brian Anderson, and the entire Girl and Chocolate Skateboard teams are all part of Girl Skateboard Films’ fourth video feature, Yeah Right!

Starring: Keenan Milton, Brandon Biebel, Brian Anderson, Marc Johnson, Chico Brenes, Jesus Fernandez, Daniel Castillo, Chris Roberts, Ricardo de Carvalho, Scott Johnston ..
Directed by: Ty Evans, Spike Jonze
Release date: 2003-01-01
14.

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
15.

A Decade Under the Influence

4.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Starring: Julie Christie, Sydney Pollack, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Paul Schrader, Pam Grier, Polly Platt, Jon Voight, William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese ..
Directed by: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese
Release date: 2003-04-25
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Orwell Rolls in His Grave
16.

Orwell Rolls in His Grave

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

Has America entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for truth? The country's leading intellectuals discuss and examine the mix of businesses, politics and ideology that is the mainstream media.

Starring: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller, Bernie Sanders, Danny Schechter, Vincent Bugliosi, Dennis Kucinich, Mark Lloyd, Michael Moore, John Nichols ..
Directed by: Robert Kane Pappas
Release date: 2003-10-23
17.

Los Angeles Plays Itself

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

From its distinctive neighborhoods to its architectural homes, Los Angeles has been the backdrop to countless movies. In this dazzling work, Andersen takes viewers on a whirlwind tour through the metropolis' real and cinematic history, investigating the myriad stories and legends that have come to define it, and meticulously, judiciously revealing the real city that lives beneath.

Starring: Encke King ..
Directed by: Thom Andersen
Release date: 2003-09-07
18.

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones

4.1
7.9/10 IMDB

A years-in-the-making documentary on the legendary punk band the Ramones. Through a mixture of archival footage, archival and new interviews with all members of the band's various lineups, and new interviews with a number of their contemporaries, the film traces the peaks and valleys the band experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995.

Starring: Marky Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Ramone, Joey Ramone, Richie Ramone, Rick Rubin, Chris Stein, Debbie Harry, Hilly Kristal ..
Directed by: Michael Gramaglia, Jim Fields
Release date: 2003-01-19
19.

Faster

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Faster is an electrifying tribute to the white-knuckle world of MotoGP™ — the fastest sport on two wheels — where the world’s top riders go wheel to wheel at over 200mph and crash at over 100mph. Narrated by Ewan McGregor, Faster chases two seasons’ worth of the world championship, featuring revealing interviews with riders, mechanics, doctors, commentators and fans. If you want high octane, adrenaline fuelled thrills, Faster will take you on a nerve shredding journey through the most exciting sport on the planet!

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Valentino Rossi, Max Biaggi, Garry McCoy, Mick Doohan ..
Directed by: Mark Neale
Release date: 2003-05-15
20.

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

A homeless musician finds meaning in his life when he starts a friendship with dozens of parrots.

Starring: Mark Bittner ..
Directed by: Judy Irving
Release date: 2003-10-09
21.

Undiscovered Walt Disney World

4.0
9.0/10 IMDB

Travel Channel special looks at some of the lesser-known things you can do at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Release date: 2003-10-03
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Louis Theroux: Louis and the Nazis
22.

Louis Theroux: Louis and the Nazis

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Louis Theroux travels to California to meet the man dubbed "the most dangerous racist in America"; Tom Metzger. Louis meets him, his family and his publicity manager as well as following him to skinhead rallies and on a visit to Mexico.

Starring: Louis Theroux ..
Directed by: Stuart Cabb
Release date: 2003-12-21
23.

Lubbock Lights

4.0
8.8/10 IMDB

From the poetic to the philosphical, the heartbreaking to the hilarious, Lubbock Lights explores the phenomenon that is West Texas music.

Starring: David Byrne, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Terry Allen ..
Directed by: Amy Maner, Georgle Sledge
Release date: 2003-03-15
24.

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

3.9
7.9/10 IMDB

Brilliant, long in-the-works story of the life and art of the world's greatest comedian and the cinema's first genius, Charlie Chaplin. Produced, written and directed by renowned film critic Richard Schickel.

Starring: Sydney Pollack, Woody Allen, Richard Attenborough, Jeanine Basinger, Claire Bloom, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Miloš Forman, Bill Irwin ..
Directed by: Richard Schickel
Release date: 2003-05-01
25.

Bukowski: Born Into This

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Director John Dullaghan’s biographical documentary about infamous poet Charles Bukowski, Bukowski: Born Into This, is as much a touching portrait of the author as it is an exposé of his sordid lifestyle. Interspersed between ample vintage footage of Bukowski’s poetry readings are interviews with the poet’s fans including such legendary figures such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joyce Fante (wife of John), Bono, and Harry Dean Stanton. Filmed in grainy black and white by Bukowski’s friend, Taylor Hackford, due to lack of funding, the old films edited into this movie paint Bukowski’s life of boozing and brawling romantically, securing Bukowski’s legendary status.

Starring: Charles Bukowski, Harry Dean Stanton, Sean Penn, Bono, Linda Bukowski, Pam Miller, Taylor Hackford, Barbet Schroeder, Tom Waits, Michael D. Meloan ..
Directed by: John Dullaghan
Release date: 2003-01-18
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'
26.

The Making of 'Kill Bill: Vol. 1'

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

The documentary of the Blockbuster sleeper, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and how it was made. There is Quentin Tarrantino, the director and writer of the movie, Uma Thurman, who plays "The Bride", the sort of Hero/Anti-hero of the film when she was betrayed by her old teammates, Lucy Liu, playing O-Ren, the half-Chinese half-Japanese American who is Queen of the Crime Underworld in Japan, Vivica A. Fox, playing the now-retired-assassin-turned-homemaker and Julie Drefus, playing Sofie, O-Ren's lawyer, second-in-command and lawyer.

Starring: Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, David Carradine, Shin'ichi Chiba, Julie Dreyfus, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, RZA ..
Release date: 2003-10-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Louis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel
27.

Louis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

Starring: Louis Theroux ..
Directed by: Geoffrey O'Connor
Release date: 2003-11-09
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind
28.

Derren Brown: Inside Your Mind

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

If you haven't come across Derren Brown before then Inside your Mind is a great introduction to the considerable skills of the only living Jedi Master. His show, Mind Control debuted on Channel 4 in the wake of a resurgence of interest in magic spearheaded by David Blaine. But what Derren Brown does hardly falls into the category of sleight-of-hand--his "magic" is firmly grounded in the workings of the mind and psychology. The result is a fascinatingly mysterious, but definitely not psychic, phenomenon.

Starring: Derren Brown ..
Release date: 2003-10-03
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Pearl Jam: Live At The Showbox
29.

Pearl Jam: Live At The Showbox

3.9
8.8/10 IMDB

Live at the Showbox captures Pearl Jam playing in the intimate environment of the Showbox Theatre in Seattle, WA. It was released on May 7, 2003. It was recorded on December 6, 2002 at The Showbox in the band's hometown of Seattle, Washington. The show was the second of four warm-up gigs for the band's 2003 Riot Act Tour. The DVD is only available through the band's official website.

Starring: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Matt Cameron, Boom Gaspar ..
Directed by: Steve Gordon, John Burton
Release date: 2003-05-07
30.

Windy City Heat

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

A man caught up in the glamor of being a Hollywood celebrity has no idea that the production he's in is a fake.

Starring: Perry Caravello, Don Barris, Tony Barbieri, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dane Cook, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla, William Perry, Carson Daly, Lisa Arch ..
Directed by: Bobcat Goldthwait
Release date: 2003-10-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood
31.

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Starring: Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, William H. Macy, Paul Schrader, Margot Kidder, Arthur Penn, David Newman, Peter Fonda, Roger Corman, Polly Platt ..
Directed by: Kenneth Bowser
Release date: 2003-03-09
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Step Into Liquid
32.

Step Into Liquid

3.9
7.4/10 IMDB

No special effects. No stuntmen. No stereotypes. No other feeling comes close. Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Starring: Robert August, Rochelle Ballard, Shawn Barron, Layne Beachley, Bob Beaton, Jesse Brad Billauer, Bruce Brown, Taj Burrow, Ken Collins, Ami DiCamillo ..
Directed by: Dana Brown
Release date: 2003-08-05
33.

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

A captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the South of the USA. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt" Country singer through a gritty terrain of churches, prisons, truck stops, biker bars and coalmines. This journey takes you through a very real contemporary Southern America,a world of marginalized white people and their unique and homemade culture.

Starring: David Johansen, Harry Crews, David Eugene Edwards, Johnny Dowd, The Handsome Family, Gary Howington, Lee Sexton, Brett Sparks, Rennie Sparks, Melissa Swingle ..
Directed by: Andrew Douglas
Release date: 2003-01-01
34.

Festival Express

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour boasting major acts. In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed.

Starring: Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Janis Joplin, Jon Bauman, Richard Bell, Jerry Garcia, Delaney Bramlett ..
Directed by: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich
Release date: 2003-09-19
35.

My Architect: A Son's Journey

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

World-famous architect Louis Kahn (Exeter Library, Salk Institute, Bangladeshi Capitol Building) had two illegitimate children with two different women outside of his marriage. Son Nathaniel always hoped that someday his father would come and live with him and his mother, but Kahn never left his wife. Instead, Kahn was found dead in a men's room in Penn Station when Nathaniel was only 11.

Directed by: Nathaniel Kahn
Release date: 2003-11-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Words of My Perfect Teacher
36.

Words of My Perfect Teacher

3.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Three students seek the wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist master, soccer aficionado and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu in this captivating documentary, which takes viewers on a journey from the World Cup in Germany to the isolated Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. Bernardo Bertolucci and Steven Seagal make appearances in the film, and the world music soundtrack is provided by Sting, Tara Slone and Joydrop, Steve Tibbetts, U.Man.Tek, Kunga 19 and many others.

Starring: Khyentse Norbu ..
Directed by: Lesley Ann Patten
Release date: 2003-01-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies
37.

Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies

3.8
8.5/10 IMDB

Starring: Michael Jackson, Kieran Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Jackie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Michael Jordan, John Landis ..
Release date: 2003-04-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Magnetic Storm
38.

Magnetic Storm

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

What is weakening Earth’s invisible shield? Magnets have the power to attract and repel—sometimes on a massive scale. The Earth’s molten core—a violent mix of searing heat, crushing pressure, and a billion trillion tons of liquid iron—creates an invisible shield that surrounds the globe, guarding against a constant barrage of deadly radiation from space. But over the last few decades, the Earth’s magnetic field has weakened dramatically, intriguing scientists across the globe. The power generated 2000 miles beneath our feet protects us every day, but the loss of Earth’s magnetic field is a brewing storm that affects us all. While experts research and debate, persistent questions remain. Is a rare geomagnetic reversal the cause of earth’s inner turmoil? And if the magnetic field were to vanish altogether, would Earth become as lifeless as Mars?

Starring: Gene Galusha ..
Release date: 2003-10-27
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Deep Blue
39.

Deep Blue

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Deep Blue is a major documentary feature film shot by the BBC Natural History Unit. An epic cinematic rollercoaster ride for all ages, Deep Blue uses amazing footage to tell us the story of our oceans and the life they support.

Starring: Michael Gambon, Pierce Brosnan, Frank Glaubrecht, Jacques Perrin, Dalik Volonitz, Jacques Perrin, Dalik Wollinitz ..
Directed by: Andy Byatt, Alastair Fothergill
Release date: 2003-05-18
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Linkin Park - Live in Texas 2003
40.

Linkin Park - Live in Texas 2003

3.7
8.5/10 IMDB

Live in Texas is Linkin Park's first live album and third CD, originally released on November 18, 2003. Tracklist: 01. Don't Stay 02. Somewhere I Belong 03. Lying From You 04. Papercut 05. Points Of Authority 06. Runaway 07. Faint 08. From The Inside 09. Figure.09 10. With You 11. By Myself 12. P5hng Me A*wy 13. Numb 14. Crawling 15. In The End 16. A Place For My Head 17. One Step Closer

Starring: Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson, Joe Hahn, Rob Bourdon, Dave Farrell ..
Release date: 2003-11-18
41.

The Yes Men

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A comic, biting and revelatory documentary following a small group of prankster activists as they gain worldwide notoriety for impersonating the World Trade Organization (WTO) on television and at business conferences around the world.

Starring: Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore, Patrick Lichty, Sal Salamone, Phil Bayly, Andy Bichlbaum, Philip De Lorenzo, Greg Palast ..
Directed by: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith
Release date: 2003-09-07
42.

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

British documentarian Nick Broomfield creates a follow-up piece to his 1992 documentary of the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Interviewing an increasingly mentally unstable Wuornos, Broomfield captures the distorted mind of a murderer whom the state of Florida deems of sound mind -- and therefore fit to execute. Throughout the film, Broomfield includes footage of his testimony at Wuornos' trial.

Starring: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Diane Wuornos, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Arlene Pralle, Tyria Moore, Dawn Botkins, Michelle Chauvin, Dick Mills, Dennis Allen ..
Directed by: Joan Churchill, Nick Broomfield
Release date: 2003-09-09
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special
43.

Three Stooges 75th Anniversary Special

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Woody Harrelson hosts a special tribute to the Three Stooges in honor of their 75th Anniversary. In addition to classic Stooges routines, there are feature film clips, ultra-rare shorts, solo appearances, and TV performances, rare home movies, and interviews with Stooge family members and special guest stars. A must for any Stooge fan? Why soitenly!

Starring: Woody Harrelson, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Shemp Howard, Joe DeRita, Joe Besser, Tom Arnold, Michael Chiklis, Bridget Fonda ..
Directed by: Dennis Rosenblatt
Release date: 2003-04-29
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Mayor of the Sunset Strip
44.

Mayor of the Sunset Strip

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer

Starring: Rodney Bingenheimer, Kim Fowley, Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Courtney Love, Alice Cooper, Debbie Harry, Neil Young, George Wendt, Pete Townshend ..
Directed by: George Hickenlooper
Release date: 2003-06-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Live Forever
45.

Live Forever

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In the mid-1990s, spurred on by both the sudden world-domination of bands such as Oasis and Prime Minister Tony Blair's "Cool Brittania" campaign, British culture experienced a brief and powerful boost that made it appear as if Anglophilia was everywhere--at least if you believed the press. Pop music was the beating heart of this idea, and suddenly, "Britpop" was a movement. Oasis, their would-be rivals Blur, Pulp, The Verve, and many more bands rode this wave to international chart success. But was Britpop a real phenomenon, or just a marketing ploy? This smart and often hilarious documentary probes the question with copious interviews from Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn of Blur, Sleeper's Louise Wener, and many other artists and critics who suddenly found themselves at the cultural forefront.

Starring: Damon Albarn, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker, Louise Wener, Robert Del Naja, James Brown, Kevin Cummins, Damien Hirst, Jon Savage ..
Directed by: John Dower
Release date: 2003-03-07
46.

Avril Lavigne: My World

3.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Avril Lavigne is up-front, outrageous and totally in control. And now her first DVD gives you a front-row seat at her Buffalo, NY concert and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her amazing life. Go deeper into Avril's world and see and hear for yourself why Avril is real, rockin' and anything but ordinary.

Starring: Avril Lavigne, Jesse Colburn, Matthew Brann, Evan Taubenfeld, Charles Moniz ..
Directed by: Bill Crooks
Release date: 2003-11-04
Best Documentary Movies of 2003 : Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie
47.

Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The comedic stylings of four sort-of famous funnymen are brought to the big screen courtesy of this 2002 documentary.

Starring: Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall, Heidi Klum, David Alan Grier ..
Directed by: C. B. Harding
Release date: 2003-03-28
48.

Overnight

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Alternately hilarious and horrifying, Overnight chronicles one man's misadventures of making a Hollywood movie. It starts out as a rags to riches story as Troy Duffy, a Boston-bred bartender, sells his first screenplay for The Boondock Saints.

Starring: Troy Duffy, Billy Connolly, Norman Reedus, Jake Busey, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent D'Onofrio, David Della Rocco, Sean Patrick Flanery, John Goodman, Ron Jeremy ..
Directed by: Mark Brian Smith, Tony Montana
Release date: 2003-06-12
49.

Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

Swedish documentary film on consumerism and globalization, created by director Erik Gandini and editor Johan Söderberg. It looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be. The film leans towards anarcho-primitivist ideology and argues for "a simple and fulfilling life".

Starring: John Zerzan, George W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Kalle Lasn, Matt McMullen, Steve Ballmer, Bill Gates, Tania ..
Directed by: Erik Gandini
Release date: 2003-11-21
50.

Gunnar Goes Comfortable

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Plagued by depression, diabetes and alcoholism, and always searching for greater meaning-any meaning, Gunnar Hall Jensen travels to the spiritual promised land of many soul searches-India. It is there that he hits rock bottom, yet he soon emerges from the darkness with a new outlook on life.

Starring: Gunnar Hall Jensen, Egil E. Tynæs, Vasant Swaha, Jonathan Madhuw Jensen ..
Directed by: Gunnar Hall Jensen
Release date: 2003-10-31

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