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.

Restrepo

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Directors Hetherington and Junger spend a year with the 2nd Battalion of the United States Army located in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous valleys. The documentary provides insight and empathy on how to win the battle through hard work, deadly gunfights and mutual friendships while the unit must push back the Taliban.

Starring: Juan "Doc" Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell, Aron Hijar ..
Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Release date: 2010-06-25
3.

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
4.

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
5.

Oceans

4.8
7.8/10 IMDB

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jacques Perrin, Rie Miyazawa, Aldo Baglio, Matthias Brandt, Lancelot Perrin, Manolo Garcia, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Jiang Wen ..
Directed by: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
Release date: 2010-01-22
6.

When You're Strange

4.7
7.7/10 IMDB

The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists —drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison— made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

Starring: John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, Jim Ladd, Johnny Depp ..
Directed by: Tom DiCillo
Release date: 2010-04-09
7.

Waiting for "Superman"

4.5
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
8.

Life Cycles

4.4
8.4/10 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
9.

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

4.4
8.6/10 IMDB

For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.

Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, Robert Shaye, Lisa Wilcox, John Saxon, Clu Gulager, Alice Cooper, Monica Keena, Renny Harlin ..
Directed by: Daniel Farrands, Andrew Kasch
Release date: 2010-05-04
10.

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style

Starring: Sebastian Bach, Jack Black, Jimmy Chamberlin, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson, Taylor Hawkins, Terry Brown, Gene Simmons, Trent Reznor ..
Directed by: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Release date: 2010-06-29

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