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Top 10 Documentary Movies of Hollywood

Updated on May 25, 2017

Thousands of movies of the different genre have been released so far in Hollywood. Cine-goers have a lot of movies to choose from, be it drama, comedy, romance, science-Fiction, documentary, or action to get themselves entertained. Among all these, documentary movies are one of the most sought after genre, as they allow us to have a look at some real life events. So, today we will discuss some of the best documentary movies of Hollywood.


9/11: The Falling Man

This movie was released in the year 2006. It was directed by Henry Singer, written by Tom Junod and its star cast includes Steven Mackintosh, Iliana Guibert. This documentary film is based on the September 11 attacks in New York City. Around 200 people chose to jump from the towers instead of dying from smoke and fire. The Falling Man in the movie refers to a photograph, which shows a man falling from the world trade center tower on the day of the attack. Numerous efforts have been made to identify that person but in vain.

9/11: The Falling Man

The Coconut Revolution

The Coconut Revolution stars Joseph kabuki and Francis Ona and directed by Dom Rotheroe. It was released in 2001 and has won multiple awards. This has been proved as one of the most admired documentaries in the history of the Hollywood industry. It was the story about the native people of the Bougainville, the Solomon island of Papua New Guinea. Since the island was full of natural resources, a big mining company took control over the island to exploit it. But somehow the native people of the island took the island back from the clutches of greedy people and how the coconut help them out in overcoming all the hurdles.

The Coconut Revolution

Home of the Brave

The film was released in 2004 and was directed and written by Paola di Florio, its star cast consists of Julie Stevens, Stockard Channing, and Molly Howe. It was based on the events of Civil Rights Movement of 1960 and the struggle of Viola Liuzzo an Anti- racist and sacrifice made by her for the sake of others. She has proved that she considers every individual equal irrespective of their cast and color. Her four children, who are all grown up now disclosed about some personal aspects of her personality.

Home of Brave Trailer

Man on Wire

This biographical documentary was released in 2008. It was directed by James Marsh and its star cast includes Philippe Petit, Jean-Francois Heckel, and Jean-Louis Blondeau. The film is based on a story of Philippe Petit who performed a hire wire act between the Twin towers in 1974. Petit is an interesting person to made documentary on. Some old footages have also shown in this which are really thrilling and it was a great experience to watch this movie.


Man on Wire

Press for Truth

The documentary was released on 7th of September 2006. Directed by Ray Nowosielski, written by Kyle Hence and performances are given by Kristen Breitweiser, George W. Bush, and Patty Casazza. The film has disclosed all the facts and truths about the 9/11 Commission Report which were unknown to us. The film was a tight slap on the face of Bush's administration and it has proved that he and his government was inefficient to look after his people.

Press for Truth

Dark Days

It was released on 9th of March 2000. Marc Singer directed as well performed in the film. The film is based on the lives of people who are homeless and lives permanently in the dark underground train tunnels in Manhattan area of New York City. The highlight of the film is that it is being made by a 20-year-old singer who himself experienced the life of those homeless people by staying with them. He recruited those people as his crew. He never held the camera before this. And he did all this to get funds to rehabilitate those homeless people. Well, that's commendable I must say. The film is the mixture of all sorts of emotions.

Dark Days

My Flesh and Blood

The film was released on 17th January 2003. It was directed by Jonathan Karsh and its star cast consists of Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, and Faith Tom. The film depicts the story of Ms. Susan Tom and her 11 adopted children. The one among them was Anthony Tom, who lost his battle to the deadly disease of cancer. He was a very nice and calm child. Though he was in so much pain he never let anybody know about this.

My Flesh and Blood

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

This documentary was released in 2006. It was directed by Ricki Stern and its cast includes Evelyn Jefferson, Fred Flagler, and John Reeves. The documentary is about an African American who was wrongly convicted in the case of rape and murder of a white girl. He actually became the victim of racism and spend almost 20 years in the jail for the crime he never did. But later released from the jail on the basis of DNA reports and some other evidence. The 20 years he spends in the jail was the worst time of his life as the police too did not cooperate with him and tried to destroy the evidence which could be helpful to save him to get jailed.

The Trail of Darryl Hunt

No End in Sight

This documentary film was released in 2007. Directed by Charles Ferguson. The film has won the Academy award for a best directorial category. It's a war based documentary about an occupation of Iraq by the United States. The film has shown some important interviews with the senior officials of the U.S. Army and other officials and the real footages of the damaged Iraq's buildings caused by the bomb attacks by the U.S. Army.


No End in Sight Movie Trailer

The Thin Blue Line

This American documentary was released in 1988. It was written and directed Errol Morris. The film narrates the story of Randall Dale Adams, who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for a murder. Later his case was reviewed and he was released from the jail. It depicts the corrupt justice system of the Dallas Country of Texas.


The Thin Blue Line

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