Best Documentary Movies of 2010

1.

Senna

6.1
8.5/10 IMDB

The remarkable story of Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna, charting his physical and spiritual achievements on the track and off, his quest for perfection, and the mythical status he has since attained, is the subject of Senna, a documentary feature that spans the racing legend's years as an F1 driver, from his opening season in 1984 to his untimely death a decade later.

Starring: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis, Viviane Senna, Milton da Silva, Neide Senna, Jackie Stewart, Sid Watkins, Galvão Bueno ..
Directed by: Asif Kapadia
Release date: 2010-10-07
2.

Inside Job

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

A film that exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Inside Job traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Starring: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Jonathan Alpert, Christine Lagarde, Ann Curry, Daniel Alpert, Sigridur Benediktsdottir, Gylfi Zoega ..
Directed by: Charles Ferguson
Release date: 2010-10-08
3.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.

Starring: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans, INVADER, Debora Guetta, Monsieur André, Zeus, Ron English, Swoon ..
Directed by: Banksy
Release date: 2010-01-24
4.

Jackass 3D

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Wee Man and the rest of their fearless and foolhardy friends take part in another round of outrageous pranks and stunts. In addition to standing in the path of a charging bull, launching themselves into the air and crashing through various objects, the guys perform in segments such as "Sweatsuit Cocktail," "Beehive Tetherball" and "Lamborghini Tooth Pull."

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Jason Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Dave England, Phil Margera ..
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2010-10-15
5.

Restrepo

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Directors Hetherington and Junger spend a year with the 2nd Battalion of the United States Army located in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous valleys. The documentary provides insight and empathy on how to win the battle through hard work, deadly gunfights and mutual friendships while the unit must push back the Taliban.

Starring: Juan "Doc" Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell, Aron Hijar ..
Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Release date: 2010-06-25
6.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting.

Starring: Werner Herzog, Dominique Baffier, Jean Clottes, Jean-Michel Geneste ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2010-09-10
7.

Gasland

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

Starring: Josh Fox ..
Directed by: Josh Fox
Release date: 2010-01-24
8.

Waiting for "Superman"

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Gripping, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, Waiting for Superman is an impassioned indictment of the American school system from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim.

Starring: Michelle Rhee, George Reeves ..
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Release date: 2010-09-24
9.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

5.2
8.7/10 IMDB

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.

Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon, Clu Gulager, Alice Cooper, Monica Keena, Renny Harlin ..
Directed by: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Release date: 2010-05-04
10.

Catfish

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.

Starring: Megan Faccio, Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman, Angela Wesselman-Pierce, Nev Schulman, Henry Joost ..
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Release date: 2010-09-17

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