Best Documentary Movies of 2006


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

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

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

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

The Bridge

7.2/10 IMDB

The Bridge is a controversial documentary that shows people jumping to their death from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco - the world's most popular suicide destination. Interviews with the victims' loved ones describe their lives and mental health.

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

Jackass Number Two

7.0/10 IMDB

Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon DiCamillo ..
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2006-09-22

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 J. Berg
Release date: 2006-06-24

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema

7.8/10 IMDB

The Pervert's Guide to Cinema offers an introduction into some of Žižek's most exciting ideas on fantasy, reality, sexuality, subjectivity, desire, materiality and cinematic form. Whether he is untangling the famously baffling films of David Lynch, or overturning everything you thought you knew about Hitchcock, Žižek illuminates the screen with his passion, intellect, and unfailing sense of humour.

Starring: Slavoj Žižek ..
Directed by: Sophie Fiennes
Release date: 2006-10-06

Madonna: The Confessions Tour

9.0/10 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 Åkerlund
Release date: 2006-11-22

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