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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"

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception (2004)

7.7/10
Director: Danny Schechter

A scathing indictment of the war in Iraq and the media's collusion with the Bush administration in selling the American public an unnecessary conflict... Read more

Wonders of Life (2013)

8.6/10
Starring: Professor Brian Cox

In this beautiful and acclaimed series, Professor Brian Cox tells the 3.7 billion year story of how a few basic ingredients gave birth to the complex... Read more

Woodstock (1970)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens,...

It was an event destined to become the definitive document on the freaked out craziness of the peace-and-love era. In August, 1969, half a million hip... Read more

Woodstock (Special Edition) (1970)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Wadleigh
Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens,...

It was an event destined to become the definitive document on the freaked out craziness of the peace-and-love era. In August, 1969, half a million hip... Read more

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

7.7/10
Director: Robert B Weide
Starring: Woody Allen

Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian, and musician Woody Allen allows his life and creative process to be documented on-camera for the first time.... Read more

Woody Guthrie: This Machine Kills Fascists (2005)

7.4/10
Starring: Pete Seeger

This documentary offers an honest and unblinking look at Guthrie's life and career, featuring interviews with friends, fans, and historians who offer... Read more

Word Wars: Tiles and Tribulations on the Scrabble Circuit (2004)

6.9/10
Director: Eric Chaikin, Julian Petrillo

An amusing and engrossing window on the cut-throat world of competitive Scrabble, focusing primarily on four top players vyng for the $25, 000 prize m... Read more

Wordplay (2006)

7.4/10
Director: Patrick Creadon

In the wake of 'Spellbound' and 'Word Wars', this 'geek-umentary' gives us a peek at the eccentric, obsessive world of crossword enthusiasts. The peo... Read more

Workingman's Death (2005)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Glawogger

A majestically elegant, and somewhat romanticised, study of the nature of work in the 21st century focussing on some of the most gruelling jobs on Ear... Read more

World in the Balance: The Population Paradox (2004)

Director: Sarah Holt, Jackie Mow
Starring: Narrated by, Oliver Platt

It took all of human history until 1800 for the world's population to reach its first billion. Now we add a new billion nearly every dozen years. Stat... Read more