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Documentaries

Documentary Films, strictly speaking, are non-fictional, "slice of life" factual works of art, sometimes known as cinema verite. As films became more narrative-based, documentaries branched out and took many forms, some of which have been termed propagandistic or non-objective. One of Alice's favourite sections, and due to the sheer size of this collection, we have split ioto a number of sub-sections. See side bars on left for more options. By scrolling below are you will be exposed to whole darn caboodle - all of Alice's documentaries. Right: Werner Herzog directs "Burden of Dreams"

Whitney (2018)

7.2/10
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Whitney Houston

Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, r... Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? USA (2010)

Starring: Brooke Shields, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Spike Lee,...

'Who Do You Think You Are? USA' follows the journeys of six well known US personalities (Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Brooke... Read more

Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 1 (2004)

8/10
Starring: David Baddiel, Jeremy Clarkson, Lesley Garrett, Ian Hislop, Sue Johnston, Bill O...

This documentary TV series follows the journeys of 10 British celebrities as they explore their family trees, uncover their family history and discove... Read more

Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 2 (2006)

8.1/10
Starring: Jeremy Paxman, Sheila Hancock, Stephen Fry, Julian Clary, Jane Horrocks, Gurinde...

The story of a country told through the extraordinary family histories of Britain's best-loved celebrities. Series Two offers a more in depth look at... Read more

Who Do You Think You Are?: Series 4 (2007)

8.2/10
Starring: Griff Rhys Jones, John Hurt, Alistair McGowan, Natasha Kaplinsky, Carol Vorderma...

Britain's best-loved celebrities trace their family tree to reveal the surprising, extraordinary and often moving stories of their ancestors. At the s... Read more

Who Gets To Call It Art? (2006)

6.9/10
Director: Peter Rosen

What a scene, man! Take a trippy tour through the art world of the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of New York City's Henry Geldzahler. The Metropolit... Read more

Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? (2010)

7.7/10
Director: John Scheinfeld
Starring: Harry Nilsson

Once described by The Beatles as their favourite American musician, Harry Nilsson, one of the greatest singer-songwriters in pop music history, is at... Read more

Who Killed Nancy (2009)

6.7/10
Director: Alan G Parker

On October 12th, 1978, New York Police discovered the murdered body of 20-year-old Nancy Spungen, slumped under the bathroom sink in a hotel room. Ex-... Read more

Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

7.7/10
Director: Chris Paine
Starring: Ed Begley Jr, Mel Gibson, Phyllis Diller, Peter Horton, Alexandra Paul, Tom Hank...

Documenting the rise and fall of the electric car, from its inception in 1996 til the plug was pulled less than ten years later. With a host of celeb... Read more

Who Killed Tupac? (2017)

5.9/10
Starring: Tupac Shakur

Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump leads an investigation into the 1996 murder of influential rap artist Tupac Shakur. Read more