Best Documentary Movies of 2012

1.

Marley

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland), MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.

Starring: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Chris Blackwell, Bunny Wailer ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2012-04-20
2.

Side by Side

5.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema and the impact of digital filmmaking via in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, such as James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh, and many more.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, David Fincher, David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Steven Soderbergh, Danny Boyle, George Lucas, Robert Rodriguez ..
Directed by: Christopher Kenneally
Release date: 2012-08-19
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3.

The Imposter

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1994 a 13-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from his home in San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a horrifying story of kidnap and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems.

Starring: Frédéric Bourdin, Adam O'Brian, Anna Ruben, Cathy Dresbach, Alan Teichman, Ivan Villanueva, Maria Jesus Hoyos, Ken Appledorn ..
Directed by: Bart Layton
Release date: 2012-07-13
4.

Stories We Tell

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Filmmaker Sarah Polley interviews members of her family as they look back on decades-old events.

Starring: Michael Polley, Harry Gulkin, Susy Buchan, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley, Cathy Gulkin, Marie Murphy, Robert MacMillan, Deirdre Bowen ..
Directed by: Sarah Polley
Release date: 2012-10-12
5.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World

5.0
8.2/10 IMDB

Director Martin Scorsese profiles former Beatle George Harrison in this reverent portrait that mixes interviews and archival footage, featuring commentary from the likes of Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono.

Starring: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Olivia Harrison, Dhani Harrison, Louise Harrison, Peter Harrison, George Martin, Ravi Shankar ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2012-09-27
6.

Katy Perry: Part of Me

4.6
5.8/10 IMDB

Giving fans unprecedented access to the real life of the music sensation, Katy Perry: Part of Me exposes the hard work, dedication and phenomenal talent of a girl who remained true to herself and her vision in order to achieve her dreams. Featuring rare behind-the-scenes interviews, personal moments between Katy and her friends, and all-access footage of rehearsals, choreography, Katy’s signature style and more, Katy Perry: Part of Me reveals the singer’s unwavering belief that if you can be yourself, then you can be anything.

Starring: Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Shannon Woodward, Rachael Markarian, Mia Moretti, Glen Ballard, Adam Marcello, Casey Hooper, Patrick Matera, Max Hart ..
Directed by: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz
Release date: 2012-06-28
7.

Room 237

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A subjective documentary that explores various theories about hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick's classic film The Shining. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments.

Starring: Stephen King, Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan, Jay Weidner ..
Directed by: Rodney Ascher
Release date: 2012-10-26
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8.

We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACTIVISTS takes us inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, then moves to Anonymous' raucous beginnings on the website 4chan. Through interviews with current members, people recently returned from prison or facing trial, writers, academics, activists and major players in various "raids," the documentary traces Anonymous’ evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown movement with a global reach, the most transformative civil disobedience of our time.

Starring: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr, Barrett Brown, Adrian Chen, Steven Levy, Quinn Norton, Stanley Cohen, Gabriella Coleman ..
Directed by: Brian Knappenberger
Release date: 2012-01-20
9.

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too – as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Starring: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Shepard Fairey, Tommy Guerrero, Ben Harper, Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen ..
Directed by: Stacy Peralta
Release date: 2012-01-21
10.

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

4.2
8.1/10 IMDB

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn’t live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Starring: Jason Becker, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman ..
Directed by: Jesse Vile
Release date: 2012-03-03

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