Best Documentary Movies of 2008


Life in Cold Blood

9.0/10 IMDB

David Attenborough hosts this compelling documentary series that explores the world of reptiles and amphibians, using amazing new technology that gives viewers a real inside look at these creatures' lives. A co-production between BBC and Animal Planet, the show follows a variety of cold-blooded creatures all over the world, examining the individual behavior and complex societies of these fascinating animals.

Release date: 2008-02-04
Best Documentary Movies of 2008 : Leaving the Fold

Leaving the Fold

7.8/10 IMDB

Finding the courage to leave the fold is only the beginning for most of these young people. Those who have decided to take this step become pariahs, often completely cut off from the emotional and financial support of their families. To make matters worse, judged by our secular standards, they have no marketable skills. Many only speak Yiddish— or some Hebrew that is stilted and archaic because it is restricted to use only for prayer.

Directed by: Eric Scott
Release date: 2008-09-05
Best Documentary Movies of 2008 : He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce

He Who Made Monsters: The Life and Art of Jack Pierce

7.1/10 IMDB

Tribute to Universal make-up artist Jack Pierce who created some of the studio's most famous works including Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy and countless other creatures. Rick Baker, Tom Savini, Howard Berger, Bob Burns, Scott Essman, Kim Newman, Gregory Nicotero and others discuss the work of Pierce and his enduring legacy.

Starring: Nick Dudman, Kevin Haney, Rick Baker, Scott Essman, Steve Haberman, Michèle Burke, Christopher Frayling, Howard Berger, Kim Newman, Tom Savini ..
Directed by: Constantine Nasr
Release date: 2008-07-09
Best Documentary Movies of 2008 : Zodiac Deciphered

Zodiac Deciphered

7.5/10 IMDB

The making of Zodiac (2007).

Starring: David Fincher, Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Richmond Arquette, Brian Cox, John Carroll Lynch ..
Release date: 2008-01-08
Best Documentary Movies of 2008 : Cobra Mist

Cobra Mist

6.1/10 IMDB

Construed in the time of running clouds, a panoramic and another examination of vacant buildings on the British shore (Orford Ness), a deserted place on Earth, place of non-specificity as a base for an open course of events that shape the sense, consisting in interaction between the image and the viewer.

Directed by: Emily Richardson
Release date: 2008-01-01

Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad

7.9/10 IMDB

Here's a Special Edition DVD that captures the most dramatic and exciting moments from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, the competition was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008. Ten thousand five hundred athletes competed in 302 events in 28 sports. The 2008 Summer Olympics did bring athletes from around the world together as they competed for the bronze, silver and gold medals. More importantly, television coverage united citizens from all nations, who rooted for their own countrymen as well as the world's best athletes. These games were the first to be produced and broadcast entirely in high definition, and did garner upwards of four billion viewers. This exclusive highlights DVD features the greatest athletes in the world, united in the most important competition of their lifetimes.

Starring: Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ..
Release date: 2008-09-30
Best Documentary Movies of 2008 : Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master

Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master

7.7/10 IMDB

This documentary allows directors such as Martin Scorsese and Guillermo del Toro to examine the mastery of Hitchcock's cinematic style.

Starring: Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, William Friedkin, Martin Scorsese ..
Release date: 2008-01-01

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

7.1/10 IMDB

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) is a documentary that was shot over the course of 23 years, Thavi narrates his own story as a child surviving the Vietnam war and loss of his father, and then, as a young man struggling to overcome the hardships of immigrant life, an experience shared with his mother in war.

Directed by: Ellen Kuras
Release date: 2008-11-21

Kicking It

7.3/10 IMDB

Kicking It chronicles the lives of seven players taking a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country at the Cape Town 2006 Homeless World Cup. Najib from war torn Afghanistan; Alex from the slums of Kenya; Damien and Simon from the drug rehab clinics of Dublin, Ireland; Craig from the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina; Jesus from the overflowing public shelters of Madrid, Spain,

Starring: Brandon Francis, Colin Farrell ..
Directed by: Susan Koch, Jeff Werner
Release date: 2008-06-13

WWE: Twist of Fate - The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story

7.2/10 IMDB

Matt Hardy was born to wrestle from his earliest days In homemade rings he and his brother created through his unbelievable matches on WWE SmackDown. The road to the top wasn't always smooth. Including some behind-the-scenes battles with other superstars that spilled into the ring. This DVD tells Matt s complete story and collects some amazing matches.

Starring: Jeffrey Nero Hardy, Matt Hardy ..
Release date: 2008-04-29

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