Best Documentary Movies of 2012


Searching for Sugar Man

8.2/10 IMDB

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Starring: Dennis Coffey, Rodriguez, Stephen Segerman, Mike Theodore, Regan Rodriguez, Sandra Rodriguez-Kennedy, Eva Rodriguez, Clarence Avant, Steve Rowland, Malik Bendjelloul ..
Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul
Release date: 2012-06-30
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Amicus: House of Horrors

Amicus: House of Horrors

7.5/10 IMDB

For the first time on DVD, the Alpha Archives Collection proudly presents a two part feature length documentary celebrating the history of the Amicus Productions film company. Founded in the early 1960s by Americans Milton Subotsky and Max J. Rosenberg, Amicus produced some classic (now cult) horror movies, including Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales From The Crypt, Asylum and From Beyond The Grave. Featuring interviews with key individuals who worked for Amicus (actors, directors, etc.), and with many rare photographs and production designs throughout, this documentary is a must-see for fans of British horror cinema.

Release date: 2012-10-30

Inside World War II

7.5/10 IMDB

Firsthand accounts of World War II are shared in this documentary, which includes archival footage and more than 50 testimonies from American, British, German and Soviet servicemembers.

Release date: 2012-08-12
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Secrets of the Manor House

Secrets of the Manor House

7.7/10 IMDB

Find out what went on behind the stately walls of the British manor house a century ago.

Starring: Samuel West ..
Directed by: Susannah Ward
Release date: 2012-01-22
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Get the Picture

Get the Picture

8.0/10 IMDB

Meet John G Morris, 95, a legend of photojournalism, whose unerring eye for the best shot has moved and changed the world. Morris, former Picture Editor of Life Magazine & New York Times was instrumental in the early years of Magnum with his friends and peers Robert Capa & Henri Cartier Bresson. This film covers serious subjects; the coverage of conflict through photojournalism, a sensitive view of humanity and a search for peace in the world.

Directed by: Cathy Pearson
Release date: 2012-11-17
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : The James Holmes Conspiracy

The James Holmes Conspiracy

5.9/10 IMDB

Documentary detailing the life of James Eagan Holmes who was the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012, at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. This film includes several witness testimonies, news reports, theories and ideas behind the motives of the crime.

Starring: Mark Howitt, James Eagan Holmes, James Moore ..
Directed by: Mark Howitt
Release date: 2012-08-14
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories

Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories

7.9/10 IMDB

The only two survivors of the Treblinka concentration camp recount the horrors they experienced and tell how their lives were after escaping during a revolt in 1943.

Starring: Richard Lintern, David Cesarani, David Silberklang, Kalman Teigman, Samuel Willenberg, Ada 'Krysia' Willenberg, Orit Willenberg-Giladi ..
Directed by: Dollan Cannell, Spike Geilinger
Release date: 2012-08-15
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Witness


7.9/10 IMDB

HBO documentary mini-series.

Release date: 2012-11-05

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?

7.7/10 IMDB

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse of the U.S. economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small group: leaders of corporations and their elected allies, and the biggest lobbying interest in Washington, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To these individuals, the collapse is not a catastrophe, but rather the planned outcome of their long, patient work. For the rest of the country, it is merely the biggest heist in American history.

Starring: Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Rupert Murdoch, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan ..
Directed by: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher
Release date: 2012-03-02
Best Documentary Movies of 2012 : Way Beyond Weight

Way Beyond Weight

8.1/10 IMDB

Today, one third of Brazilian children are overweight. This is the first generation to introduce diseases previously restricted to adults, such as depression, diabetes and cardiovascular problems. This documentary examines the case of childhood obesity in the country especially, but also in other countries in the world, interviewing parents, school representatives, and government officials responsible for food advertising.

Directed by: Estela Renner
Release date: 2012-09-01

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