Best Documentary Movies of 2006


Who Killed the Electric Car?

7.6/10 IMDB

In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust, and ran without gasoline... Ten years later, these cars were destroyed.

Starring: Martin Sheen, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks ..
Directed by: Chris Paine
Release date: 2006-08-04

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

7.5/10 IMDB

Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get preferential treatment and exposes the discrepancies in how the MPAA views sex and violence.

Starring: Kimberly Peirce, Jon Lewis, David Ansen, Martin Garbus, Wayne Kramer, Paul Dergarabedian, Kevin Smith, John Waters, Matt Stone, Richard Heffner ..
Directed by: Kirby Dick
Release date: 2006-01-26

An Inconvenient Truth

7.4/10 IMDB

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Starring: Al Gore, Billy West, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush ..
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Release date: 2006-05-24

Jesus Camp

7.4/10 IMDB

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway in America that requires Christian youth to assume leadership roles in advocating the causes of their religious movement. Jesus Camp follows children at a Christian summer camp as they hone their "prophetic gifts" and are schooled in how to "take back America for Christ." The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America's political future.

Starring: Becky Fischer, Mike Papantonio, Ted Haggard, Lou Engle ..
Directed by: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Release date: 2006-09-15

The Bridge

7.2/10 IMDB

The Bridge is the controversial documentary that shows people jumping to their death from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Director Eric Steel staked out for a year under the infamous bridge filming 23 suicides. The footage was then compiled along with interviews from family, friends, witnesses, and survivors to create this disturbing yet very intriguing documentary.

Starring: Eric Geleynse, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley, Gene Sprague, Elizabeth 'Lisa' Smith, Rachel Marker, Tara Harrell, Lyle Smith, Dave Williams, Christina Koelling ..
Directed by: Eric Steel
Release date: 2006-10-27

Cocaine Cowboys

7.8/10 IMDB

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.

Starring: Jon Roberts, Jorge Ayala, Mickey Munday, Toni Mooney, Nelson Andreu, Al Sunshine ..
Directed by: Billy Corben
Release date: 2006-04-26

Deliver Us from Evil

7.9/10 IMDB

Documentary filmmaker Amy Berg investigates the life of 30-year pedophile Father Oliver O'Grady and exposes the corruption inside the Catholic Church that allowed him to abuse countless children. Victims' stories and a disturbing interview with O'Grady offer a view into the troubled mind of the spiritual leader who moved from parish to parish gaining trust ... all the while betraying so many.

Starring: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas P. Doyle, Pope Benedict XVI, Adam, Monsignor Cain, Jane Degroot, Ann Marie Jyono ..
Directed by: Amy Berg
Release date: 2006-06-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : Madonna: The Confessions Tour

Madonna: The Confessions Tour

9.1/10 IMDB

Filmed in its entirety at London's Wembley Arena during her worldwide sold-out 25-city Confessions Tour (2006's top-grossing tour world-wide), this concert film features songs from throughout the queen's career but largely focuses on Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Starring: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Nicki Richards, Addie Yungmee-Schilling-George, Jason Young, Charmine Jordan, Daniel 'Cloud' Campos, Leroy Barnes Jr., Levi Meeuwenberg, Mihran Kirakosian ..
Directed by: Jonas Ã…kerlund
Release date: 2006-11-22

The Road to Guantanamo

7.4/10 IMDB

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Starring: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Afran Usman, Shahid Iqbal, Sher Khan, Jason Salkey ..
Directed by: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 2006-03-09

Lake of Fire

8.2/10 IMDB

An unflinching look at the how the battle over abortion rights has played out in the United States over the last 15 years.

Starring: Noam Chomsky, Bill Baird, Flip Benham ..
Directed by: Tony Kaye
Release date: 2006-09-09

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