Speaking strictly about the genre, documentaries are films that are not part of the fiction pieces drawn from life, and are known as cinema verite. Over time, they relied increasingly on narrative and took various forms of presentation. Some have even a propaganda tempt or biased presentation of the subject chosen by the director.
1. Pina 2011
The film Pina by Wim Wenders is an homage for German choreographer and dancer Pina Bausch German, who revolutionized dance theater and established contemporary dance. The film had its world premiere at the International Film Festival in Berlin in 2011. The production is a 3D project with dancers of Pina Bausch’s troupe, choreographer who died in the summer of 2009, just five days after receiving the bad news that she has cancer.
2. This Is It 2009
This is a tribute documentation about the last concert to the world that Michael Jackson was planning. It is a well-structured collage of interviews, images of recorded scenes and fragments of rehearsals. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega confirms that Micheal Jackson was until the last moment an authentic entertainer.
3. Zeitgeist 2007
The movie is the most watched documentary to date, which demonstrates that the more we investigate about what we think we understand, where we came from, what we think we do, the more we realize that we are being lied to. We are lied to by every institution. Religious institutions of this world are in the bottom of the dirt.
4. Maradona by Kusturica 2008
Maradona by Kusturica is a documentary film about the hectic and controversial life of Argentine football star Diego Armando Maradona, considered by many people as the most gifted player and treated in his native country as a god.
The documentary is divided into seven different parts, which correspond to the seven deadly sins, which highlight the road from glory to decay generated by drug use and presents sports in real light, unromantic, but focusing on the three sides of Maradona: football coach, head of the family and individual concerned with policy, who discredit George Bush and Prince Charles, but cheered Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
5. Capitalism: A Love Story 2009
Capitalism: A Love Story is a documentary by Michael Moore. Having explored the ins and outs of the American healthcare system and proved that Americans are far from deserving to be envied in this regard, the most profitable of all time documentary looks at the global economic crisis, its causes and the huge sums the money arrived from the small pockets of taxpayers in the large private insatiable financial institutions.
6. Reclaiming the Blade 2008
The Medieval and Renaissance sword, a profound and beautiful object, created by the great artisans of old times. An object of great complexity, but with one purpose, one function, set to kill, to kill, to end the life of another being. The truth of this weapon has been shrouded in mystery. Ancient practitioners have bequeathed us some manuscripts with information and data on this weapon. Like the Wild West gunslingers, they were heroes with swords, living and dying by the sword law. But even today, the history remains shrouded in mystery with a shadow covering the legendary weapon.
7. Truth in 24 2008
Truth in 24 tells the story of Audi Sport racing team, when trying to get a record five-race winning streak of 24 hours from the start of the contest Le Mans. The film gives viewers a look behind the scenes, where they can see the strategies prepared by engineers and used by drivers to be able to remain in history.
8. Under the Sea 3D 2009
Under The Sea 3D transport spectators in the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth, including Southern Australia, New Guinea and other Pacific regions, allowing them to discover the amazing and mysterious marine creatures. This documentary provides a unique and fascinating opportunity to explore the beauty of the ocean, but you can take a look at the effects of global climate change. The narrator of this documentary is none other than actor Jim Carrey.
9. Home 2009
In the 200 000 years on Earth, humanity has managed to disrupt the balance of the planet established by nearly four billion years of evolution. The price paid is large, but it is too late to be pessimistic: humanity has more than ten years to change the trend, become aware of the consequences of exploitation of the Earth’s riches. By providing some unique images from over fifty countries, all seen from the air, Yann Arthus -Bertrand lays a cornerstone for the edifice that, together, we must rebuild. Yann, President of the non -profit GoodPlanet organization, was officially appointed Ambassador of UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and received Earth Champion Award (UNEP prize, an annual award for the most important contribution to protecting the environment).
10. Life in a Day 2011
Through the documentary Life in a Day director Kevin Macdonald wanted to create the most important project in the world, produced by YouTube users. The documentary is made from 4,500 hours of footage sent in 192 countries.