Best Documentary Movies of 2005


Grizzly Man

7.8/10 IMDB

Werner Herzog's documentary film about the "Grizzly Man" Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were like in one man's attempt to protect the grizzly bears. The film is full of unique images and a look into the spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature.

Starring: Timothy Treadwell, Kathleen Parker, Warren Queeney, Willy Fulton, Sam Egli, Werner Herzog, David Letterman, Jewel Palovak ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2005-08-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : Behind the Mask: The Story of 'The Phantom of the Opera'

Behind the Mask: The Story of 'The Phantom of the Opera'

8.4/10 IMDB

A documentary about the original "Phantom of the Opera" stage show and its creation.

Starring: Paul Hickey, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gillian Lynne, Cameron Mackintosh ..
Directed by: Jamie Crichton
Release date: 2005-05-02

First Descent

7.1/10 IMDB

First Descent is a 2005 documentary film about snowboarding and its beginning in the 1980s. The snowboarders featured in this movie (Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata, Terje Haakonsen, Hannah Teter and Shaun White with guest appearances from Travis Rice) represent three generations of snowboarders and the progress this young sport has made over the past two decades. Most of the movie was shot in Alaska.

Starring: Shaun White, Hannah Teter, Shawn Farmer, Terje Haakonsen, Travis Rice, Nick Perata ..
Directed by: Kemp Curly, Kevin Harrison
Release date: 2005-12-02
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : Loose Change

Loose Change

7.0/10 IMDB

An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Release date: 2005-04-13
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : Garbo


8.1/10 IMDB

An original (2005) documentary from Turner Classic Movies narrated by Julie Christie.

Starring: Julie Christie, Greta Garbo ..
Directed by: Christopher Bird, Kevin Brownlow
Release date: 2005-07-04
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'

30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects'

8.1/10 IMDB

An extensive documentary about the making of Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" (2005)

Starring: Rob Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Barnes ..
Release date: 2005-11-08
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime

Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime

7.9/10 IMDB

In the 1920s, former coal miner Harry Hoxsey claimed to have an herbal cure for cancer. Although scoffed at and ultimately banned by the medical establishment, by the 1950s, Hoxsey's formula had been used to treat thousands of patients, who testified to its efficacy. Was Hoxsey's recipe the work of a snake-oil charlatan or a legitimate treatment? Ken Ausubel directs this keen look into the forces that shape the policies of organized medicine.

Starring: Peter Barry Chowka, Max Gail ..
Directed by: Kenny Ausubel
Release date: 2005-05-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : One Six Right

One Six Right

8.3/10 IMDB

An exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation - the local airport - by tracing the life, history,and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California's Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of General Aviation airports. Through the love story of one airport

Starring: Lorenzo Lamas, Sydney Pollack ..
Directed by: Brian Terwilliger
Release date: 2005-11-25
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'

RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'

8.5/10 IMDB

An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of the 1933 production “King Kong,” one of the most influential films ever made.

Starring: Sam Fontana, Ben Burtt, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante, John Landis, Peter Jackson, Phil Tippett, Ray Harryhausen, Richard Taylor, Rick Baker ..
Release date: 2005-10-22
Best Documentary Movies of 2005 : Last Supper

Last Supper

7.4/10 IMDB

Today, the ritual of giving the last supper to the condemned person has been detached from its origin, and can be perceived to be as absurd as the punishment it accompanies. Mats Bigert & Lars Bergström's film “The Last Supper” focuses on this discrepancy between historical “meaning” and contemporary use of a tradition that has lost its connection with the past. The main character is the former death row chef Brian Price, who reconstructs one of the 200 final meals that he prepared during his time as inmate in Huntsville State Prison, Texas.

Starring: Brian Price, Mimi Martin, Sakae Menda, Pra Kru Nanta, Bobby Olaguer, Johan Steynberg, Attha Youth ..
Directed by: Mats Bigert, Lars Bergström
Release date: 2005-12-03

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