Best Documentary Movies of 2006


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

Neil Young: Heart of Gold

7.7/10 IMDB

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album PRAIRIE WIND with old friends and family members. After the successful operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together friends and family for this special performance.

Starring: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris ..
Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Release date: 2006-02-10

We Don't Die, We Multiply: The Robin Harris Story

8.0/10 IMDB

Featuring hysterical performance footage and insightful interviews, this affectionate documentary profiles Robin Harris, one of the most respected black comedians of his time whose life was cut short at age 37 by a respiratory problem. Friends and fans such as Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Lawrence and Robert Townsend share their memories of the funnyman, who continues to influence young comics.

Starring: Robin Harris, Cedric the Entertainer, Reginald Hudlin, D. L. Hughley, Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence ..
Release date: 2006-10-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : Galápagos


8.2/10 IMDB

There is little wonder why a humble group of Pacific islands - el archipielago de Colón – continue to capture the attention and fascination of so many, throughout the centuries of contemporary human history. The Galápagos islands, born of fire, shaped by the sea, and inhabited by the fortunate and the hapless, are truly a biological microcosm and a geologic phenomenon.

Release date: 2006-09-26
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : The Planet

The Planet

8.0/10 IMDB

This Scandinavian production draws on some of the observational strategies of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi, allowing us to reflect on patterns and phenomena of human and natural existence from both intimate and sweeping viewpoints.

Directed by: Johan Söderberg, Linus Torell, Michael Stenberg
Release date: 2006-09-01


6.0/10 IMDB

Internationally known director Carla Garapedian follows the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up though Darfur today.

Starring: Hrant Dink, John Dolmayan, Sibel Edmonds, Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, Serj Tankian ..
Directed by: Carla Garapedian
Release date: 2006-12-08
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : Generation X: The Comic Book Origin of X-Men

Generation X: The Comic Book Origin of X-Men

6.8/10 IMDB

This documentary is a fascinating journey through the world of comics, with particular attention paid to the X-Men, that should satisfy both fans and newcomers alike.

Starring: Avi Arad, John Cassaday, Chris Claremont, Stan Lee, David Cockrum, Kevin Feige, Jim Lee, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Scott Lobdell ..
Release date: 2006-10-25
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual

6.7/10 IMDB

Five transgender women share their prison experiences. Interviews with attorneys, doctors, and other experts are also included.

Directed by: Janet Baus, Dan Hunt, Reid Williams
Release date: 2006-10-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : Kill Your Idols: More.

Kill Your Idols: More.

9.2/10 IMDB

A full-length feature documentary produced in 2006 which serves as a companion piece to and is included on the DVD of the 2004 film KILL YOUR IDOLS.

Starring: Michael Gira, Eugene Hutz, Arto Lindsay, Lydia Lunch, Thurston Moore, Glenn Branca, J.G. Thirlwell ..
Directed by: Scott Crary
Release date: 2006-08-11
Best Documentary Movies of 2006 : The Path to 911

The Path to 911

6.4/10 IMDB

The Path to 9/11 was a two-part miniseries that aired in the United States on ABC television from September 10 – 11, 2006, and also in other countries. The film dramatizes the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York City and the events leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Release date: 2006-09-10

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