DOCUMENTARIES I'VE SEEN IN 2015, RANKED

  1. 1.
    McConkey
    Gets into the head of the late extreme sports pioneer Shane McConkey while looking at some of his insane stunts he pulled. A riveting portrait of living life to the fullest.
  2. 2.
    I Know That Voice
    Meet the actors who bring cartoon characters to life.
  3. 3.
    Life Itself
    Roger Ebert is revealed to be more and exactly what his writing and television appearances have put forward.
  4. 4.
    Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
    Entertaining look at the man behind the scenes managing everyone you know of in show business.
  5. 5.
    The Thread
    A snapshot of the changing media landscape that is frightening in its portrayal of the arrogance of new media.
  6. 6.
    The Decline Of Western Civilization
    Portrait of the LA punk scene at the dawn of the 80s. As good as its reputation.
  7. 7.
    The Wolfpack
    A family held hostage by an abusive father take refuge in films they watch while trapped for years in a NYC apartment, but also so much more.
  8. 8.
    Exporting Raymond
    The creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" attempts to guide a Russian adaptation of his show.
  9. 9.
    Harlan County, USA
    One of the most celebrated documentaries of all time chronicles a prolonged strike at a mine and the tension that arises because of it.
  10. 10.
    Man On A Wire
    The story of a man's plot to walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the 1970s.
  11. 11.
    Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey Of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau
    Low budget horror director Richard Stanley was to direct a big budget adaptation of H. G. Wells novel before being forced out. Plenty of tales of the troubled production with the insanity of Marlon Brando right at the forefront.
  12. 12.
    Twinsters
    Amazing story of twin sisters who were separated at birth and raised on different continents that miraculously find each other. Yet, it is stretched too thin for the running time.
  13. 13.
    Jodorowsky's Dune
    Cinematic madman Alejandro Jodorowsky planned an epic adaptation of Frank Herbert's "Dune" in the 1970s. The team he assembled went on to create some of the finest science fiction visuals ever.
  14. 14.
    I Dream Of Wires
    Nerdy white guys with beards preach the gospel of modular synthesis in this strangely rockist documentary.
  15. 15.
    Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
    Look behind the scenes of how tv is written.
  16. 16.
    Upside Down: The Creation Records Story
    Tales of the punk inspired indie label that found an incredible number of fantastic bands.
  17. 17.
    Trek Nation
    The son of Star Trek's creator explores the world of Star Trek fandom and gains little insight.
  18. 18.
    Harmontown
    Following a tour of writer Dan Harmon's podcast following his dismissal from his beloved creation "Community" this reveals Harmon to be an unpleasant person.
  19. 19.
    Butch Walker: Out of Focus
    Butch Walker writes hit singles for pop and rock stars, yet remains mostly unknown as a performer. Sadly just focuses on him performing with none of the pop Svengali stuff appearing on film and his performances are just okay.
  20. 20.
    Back In Time
    "Back To The Future" is one of the greatest movies of all time, but why was I so fascinated by Donald (Mayor Goldie Wilson) Fullilove's decision to leave a Bluetooth headset in his ear during an interview? Yeah, it's that boring.
  21. 21.
    Tiny: A Story About Living Small
    Despite having no construction experience Christopher Smith builds a tiny house to live in. He can't express why he wants to do this, so he and his girlfriend document the process and interview tiny house fans.
  22. 22.
    Done The Impossible
    Four directors try to tell to many stories about the creation of the "Firefly" tv show and the fan culture that sprang up around it, but it's all undone by the horrible renaissance faire folk music that it features.