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Best Documentary Movies

  • Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth)

    Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (G, 2009)

    James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul McGann
    As co-directed by Mark Linfield and Alastair Fothergill, the nature documentary Earth represents an ... read moreedited-down version of the 12-hour small-screen miniseries Planet Earth, reslated for cinematic release. The program provides a sweeping 99-minute tour of our home planet's biosphere -- spanning every level of gaze, from the epic (crystal-clear shots of the Earth hovering in space) to the hyper-specific (a mother polar bear and her cubs waking from a lengthy period of hibernation). The film almost exclusively emphasizes the behavior of the animal populations that inhabit the Earth, yet carefully omits shots that depict the more gory predatory behavior of species, rendering it family-friendly. It also employs a chronological approach -- beginning in January in the Arctic wilderness, and moving progressively through the four seasons and 12 months comprising a single year, until it hits late December -- contrasting various geographic regions of the Earth as shot in various seasons. Above all else, a cautionary message underscores this footage; as in An Inconvenient Truth, the filmmakers continually remind their audience that despite the grandiloquence present onscreen, all may be lost if humankind is not careful. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
    • timoncjm
      timoncjm: It was a very enjoyable nature documentary. It had lots of action, exciting music, awesome images, great comedy and a great story.
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • fb511895794
      fb511895794: Not a bad documentary. This is a condensed version of the tv series Planet Earth. The movie itself uses the sa
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb1082603625
      fb1082603625: Pretty good documentary with some awesome aerial shots. What sets this apart from the typical Animal Planet/Disc
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • The Fourth Kind

    The Fourth Kind (PG-13, 2009)

    Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeem Kae-Kazim
    Set in the fall of 2000 and purportedly based on actual events, The Fourth Kind stars Milla Jovovich... read more as Dr. Abigail Tyler, a Nome, Alaska-based psychotherapist whose videotaped sessions with her patients offer the most compelling evidence of alien abduction ever documented. Elias Koteas and Will Patton co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi