Best Documentary Movies of 2010

1.

Senna

6.1
8.5/10 IMDB

Senna's remarkable story, charting his physical and spiritual achievments 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

5.9
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 ..
Directed by: Banksy
Release date: 2010-01-24
4.

Restrepo

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

Starring: Juan "Doc" Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell, Aron Hijar ..
Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Release date: 2010-06-25
5.

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
6.

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 ..
Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Release date: 2010-09-17
7.

Jackass 3D

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by Beavis and Butt-head explaining the 3D technology behind the movie. The intro features the cast lining up and then being attacked by various objects in slow-motion. The movie marks the 10th anniversary of the franchise, started in 2000.

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
8.

Gasland

4.7
7.7/10 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
9.

Waiting for "Superman"

4.6
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
10.

Life Cycles

4.4
8.5/10 IMDB

Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. Ride along into breath taking natural settings, as we battle the elements, showcase the progression of riding, take a road trip, fix the bike, and show the destruction and eventual creation of trails. Semenuk, Hopkins, Schwartz, McIntosh, McCaul Agassiz, Hunter and Vanderham guide you through this wonderful story. Life Cycles is a celebration of the bicycle, and is sure to entertain anyone who has ever ridden one.

Directed by: Derek Frankowski
Release date: 2010-10-02

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