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History of Entertainment Documentaries

Documentaries about the history of Hollywood, Broadway, music labels, and television.

Shows like DIsney Gallery the Mandalorian: Making Movies TV

Movies about making movies and TV shows may be a bit meta for some viewers, but are perfect for film buffs who want to know how obsessive directors made classic films like Heart of Darkness or series like The Mandalorian.

At the Movies: Documentaries for Film Buffs

Documentaries about legendary directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, and Werner Herzog, the process of making movies, profiles of fanatical film buffs (Cinemania), and beloved critic Roger Ebert (Life Itself).

Nostalgic Documentaries

Take a stroll down memory lane with these documentaries about the toys, movies, and holidays from the late Twentieth Century--note that we do not classify historical true crime as nostalgic.

Great Directors Pursue their Vision Documentaries

Great directors (think Welles, Coppola, Herzog) pursue their artistic vision despite monumental setbacks--natural disasters, heart attacks, and crew injuries--captains and great white whales come to mind.

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