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"

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

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)

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)

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

World War 2 In Colour (2000)

This two part series from Germany, brings together a compilation of amazing unseen archival footage from pre-war Germany to the end of the war in Afri... Read more

World War II: Fury in the Pacific (1941)

Director: Anon

2 war documentaries comprised of archival footage. "December 7, 1941." 'The date that will live in infamy'. It is the day of the early morning surpris... Read more

World War II: Hiroshima/Nagasaki (1946)


The tragic story of the atomic bombing of two Japanese islands during World War II and the death of half a million people and two cities in a split se... Read more

World War II: Vol. 4 - War Comes to America/D-Day The Normandy Invasion (1945)

Director: Frank Capra

Aka "Why We Fight". "War Comes to America" - Documents the gradual shift of opinion from isolationism to support of the U.S. entry into World War II.... Read more

World's Greenest Homes: Season 1 and 2 (2010)


A visually stunning, all access tour of some of the most extraordinary houses ever built. From temples of glass and steel, to palaces made from presse... Read more

Years of Living Dangerously (2014)

Starring: Harrison Ford, Thomas Friedman, Mark Bittman, Chris Hayes, M. Sanjayan

How are humans contributing to climate change? This superb Showtime series breaks free of the usual news and documentary formats to share its stories... Read more