Best Documentary Movies of 2009

1.

The Cove

6.0
8.4/10 IMDB

The Cove tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of individuals, films makers and free divers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate the hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The shocking discoveries were only the tip of the iceberg.

Starring: Joe Chisholm, Mandy-Rae Cruikshank, Charles Hambleton, Simon Hutchins, Kirk Krack, Isabel Lucas, Richard O'Barry, Hayden Panettiere, Roger Payne, John Potter ..
Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
Release date: 2009-07-31
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Something Unknown Is Doing We Don't Know What
2.

Something Unknown Is Doing We Don't Know What

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Quirky feature documentary on science behind psychic phenomena.

Directed by: Renée Scheltema
Release date: 2009-04-25
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole?
3.

Who's Afraid of a Big Black Hole?

3.5
8.0/10 IMDB

Black holes are one of the most destructive forces in the universe, capable of tearing a planet apart and swallowing an entire star. Yet scientists now believe they could hold the key to answering the ultimate question - what was there before the Big Bang? The trouble is that researching them is next to impossible. Black holes are by definition invisible and there's no scientific theory able to explain them. Despite these obvious obstacles, Horizon meets the astronomers attempting to image a black hole for the very first time and the theoretical physicists getting ever closer to unlocking their mysteries. It's a story that takes us into the heart of a black hole and to the very edge of what we think we know about the universe. Directed by: Stephen Cooter

Directed by: Stephen Cooter
Release date: 2009-11-03
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic
4.

Magic Kingdom: Imagineering the Magic

3.5
8.7/10 IMDB

Walt Disney publicly unveiled his plans on November 15, 1965 for a new theme park to be built in Orlando, Florida that would become the Walt Disney World Resort. Join Walt Disney Imagineers for a 100 minute tour "behind-the-magic" of the creation of the Walt Disney World Resort and the Magic Kingdom Park. Learn how your favorite attractions were "Imagineered" by the men and women who designed them. See the newest attractions and the re-imagining of the classics including Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction and the expanded Haunted Mansion Attraction. Take a private tour of the new Cinderella Castle suite and see how attractions in the Magic Kingdom Park went from dreams, to sketches, to reality.

Starring: Walt Disney ..
Directed by: Mark Rhodes
Release date: 2009-11-01
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
5.

Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

3.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Following folk musician Joan Baez on her extensive 2008-2009 tour, this film commemorates her career, which has spanned five decades. It includes concert and archival footage as well as interviews with such disparate colleagues, friends and admirers as Bob Dylan, Jesse Jackson and David Crosby. In addition to the music, it also touchs upon Baez's long history of global social activism.

Starring: Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Steve Earle, Jesse Jackson ..
Directed by: Mary Wharton
Release date: 2009-10-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
6.

Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound

3.4
0.0/10 IMDB

Following folk musician Joan Baez on her extensive 2008-2009 tour, this film commemorates her career, which has spanned five decades. It includes concert and archival footage as well as interviews with such disparate colleagues, friends and admirers as Bob Dylan, Jesse Jackson and David Crosby. In addition to the music, it also touchs upon Baez's long history of global social activism.

Release date: 2009-09-24
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak
7.

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

A loving look at one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature, Maurice Sendak. In this deeply moving tribute, spend time with the man who spoke to children through his stories and illustrations in a way no one else could.

Starring: Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs, Lynn Caponera, James Gandolfini, Meryl Streep, Catherine Keener ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze, Lance Bangs
Release date: 2009-08-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : Prog Rock Britannia
8.

Prog Rock Britannia

3.4
8.0/10 IMDB

Overview of Prog Rock history in the UK: Documentary about progressive music and the generation of bands that were involved, from the international success stories of Yes, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson and Jethro Tull to the trials and tribulations of lesser-known bands such as Caravan and Egg.

Starring: Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Pete Sinfield, Rick Wakeman, Carl Palmer, Ian Anderson, Phil Collins, Arthur Brown ..
Directed by: Chris Rodley
Release date: 2009-01-02
Best Documentary Movies of 2009 : The Everlasting Flame
9.

The Everlasting Flame

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A documentary covering the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Starring: Mark Griffiths ..
Directed by: Jun Gu
Release date: 2009-09-07
10.

Soundtrack for a Revolution

3.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music - the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. Music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights. This film celebrates the vitality of this music.

Release date: 2009-01-01

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