Best Documentary Movies of 2007


The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

8.1/10 IMDB

In this hilarious arcade showdown, a humble novice goes head-to-head against the reigning Donkey Kong champ in a confrontation that rocks the gaming world to its processors! For over 20 years, Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of the Donkey Kong world. No one could beat his top score until now. Newcomer Steve Wiebe claims to have beaten the unbeatable, but Mitchell isn't ready to relinquish his crown without a fight. Go behind the barrels as the two battle it out in a vicious war to earn the title of the true King of Kong.

Starring: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Walter Day, Mark Alpiger, Greg Bond, Craig Glenday, Brian Kuh, Robert Mruczek, Todd Rogers, Steve Sanders ..
Directed by: Seth Gordon
Release date: 2007-08-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2007 : Zeitgeist


8.1/10 IMDB

Zeitgeist: the Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph examining possible historical and modern conspiracies surrounding Christianity, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the Federal Reserve bank. It was officially released online on June 18, 2007 on

Directed by: Peter Joseph
Release date: 2007-06-01

Taxi to the Dark Side

7.4/10 IMDB

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

Starring: Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring, Alex Gibney ..
Directed by: Alex Gibney
Release date: 2007-04-30

Jackass 2.5

6.4/10 IMDB

The crew have now set off to finish what as left over from Jackass 2.0, and in this version they have Wee Man use a 'pee' gun on themselves, having a mini motor bike fracas in the grocery mall, a sperm test, a portly crew member disguised as King Kong, as well as include three episodes of their hilarious adventures in India.

Starring: Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Preston Lacy, Jason Acuña, John Waters, Ryan Dunn, Spike Jonze, Ehren McGhehey ..
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2007-12-18

Super High Me

6.1/10 IMDB

Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get superhigh, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use.

Starring: Doug Benson, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jeffrey Ross, Gary Cohan, Robert Gore, Sean Tabibian, Paul F. Tompkins, Bob Odenkirk, Graham Elwood ..
Directed by: Michael Blieden
Release date: 2007-10-13

The War

9.0/10 IMDB

The War is a seven episode documentary miniseries, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, that examines the myriad ways in which the Second World War touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America. By telling the stories of ordinary people in four quintessentially American towns – Waterbury, Connecticut; Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; and the tiny farming town of Luverne, Minnesota – the series will portray this enormous worldwide catastrophe on an intimate, human scale. The War will intertwine vivid eyewitness accounts of the harrowing realities of life on the front lines with reminiscences of Americans who never left their home towns, and who tried their best to carry on with the business of daily life while their fathers and brothers and sons were overseas. The film will honor and celebrate the bravery, endurance, and sacrifice, of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as The War.

Release date: 2007-09-23


7.2/10 IMDB

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface (which will celebrate its 50th birthday in 2007) as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

Starring: Michael Bierut, Neville Brody, David Carson, David Carson, Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel, Matthew Carter, Alfred Hoffmann ..
Directed by: Gary Hustwit
Release date: 2007-09-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2007 : The Road Becomes What You Leave

The Road Becomes What You Leave

7.3/10 IMDB

The Road Becomes What You Leave is a meditative documentary following the band Magnolia Electric Co. as they travel across the prairies of Canada.

Starring: Jason Molina, Mike Brenner, Jason Groth, Michael Kapinus, Mark Rice, Pete Schreiner ..
Directed by: Todd Chandler
Release date: 2007-08-07

David Lynch Cooks Quinoa

8.5/10 IMDB

David Lynch prepares a delicious meal of quinoa, with enchanting stories, wonderful fun and wine.

Starring: David Lynch ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2007-08-14

Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry

7.9/10 IMDB

Steeped in a rich tradition dating back to their inaugural meeting in 1897, this rivalry extends beyond the pursuit of a Big Ten title, and is renewed each year through the pageantry and colliding cultures that distinguish the two schools.

Starring: Liev Schreiber, Earle Bruce, Jim Tressel, Bo Schembechler, Archie Griffin, Mike Wallace, Chris Spielman ..
Release date: 2007-11-13

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