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


8.0/10 IMDB

From the acclaimed team that brought you BBC's visual feast "Planet Earth," this feature length film incorporates some of the same footage from the series with all new scenes following three remarkable, yet sadly endangered, families of animal across the globe.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Constantino Romero, James Earl Jones, Ken Watanabe, Ulrich Tukur, Anggun ..
Directed by: Mark Linfield, Alastair Fothergill
Release date: 2007-04-22


7.9/10 IMDB

Sicko is a Michael Moore documentary about the corrupt health care system in The United States who's main goal is to make profit even if it means losing peoples lives. "The more people you deny health insurance the more money we make" is the business model for health care providers in America.

Starring: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Billy Crystal, Tony Benn ..
Directed by: Michael Moore
Release date: 2007-05-18


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

Encounters at the End of the World

7.7/10 IMDB

Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger go to Antarctica to meet people who live and work there, and to capture footage of the continent's unique locations. Herzog's voiceover narration explains that his film will not be a typical Antarctica film about "fluffy penguins", but will explore the dreams of the people and the landscape.

Starring: Werner Herzog ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2007-09-01

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

The Pixar Story

7.8/10 IMDB

A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's relationship with Disney, and its remarkable initial string of eight hits. The contributions of John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Steve Jobs are profiled. The decline of two-dimensional animation is chronicled as three-dimensional animation rises. Hard work and creativity seem to share the screen in equal proportions.

Starring: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker, Ron Clements, Tom Hanks, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Steve Jobs, George Lucas ..
Directed by: Leslie Iwerks
Release date: 2007-08-28


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

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

No End in Sight

8.2/10 IMDB

Chronological look at the fiasco in Iraq, especially decisions made in the spring of 2003 - and the backgrounds of those making decisions - immediately following the overthrow of Saddam: no occupation plan, an inadequate team to run the country, insufficient troops to keep order, and three edicts from the White House announced by Bremmer when he took over.

Starring: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Robert Hutchings ..
Directed by: Charles Ferguson
Release date: 2007-07-27

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