Highest-Rated Movies about 'Fascinating', Sort by Popularity


Sweetgrass (2009), Spirited Away (2001), Burden (2016), The Man With a Movie Camera (1929), Billie (2020), Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008), On the Bowery (1956), The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Fascinating movies.


Sweetgrass (2009)

Herders guide an enormous flock of sheep to summer pastures on their final drive through the Beartooth Mountains.

shepherd, partner, cowboy, fascinating, spirited, montana, wilderness

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Spirited Away (2001)

10-year-old Chihiro (Daveigh Chase) moves with her parents to a new home in the Japanese countryside. After taking a wrong turn down a wooded path, Chihiro and her parents discover an amusement park with a stall containing an assortment of food. To her surprise, Chihiro's parents begin eating and then transform into pigs. In this supernatural realm, Chihiro encounters a host of characters and endures labor in a bathhouse for spirits, awaiting a reunion with her parents.

daughter, boy, parent, spirit, eerie, fascinating, offbeat

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Burden (2016)

The life of the always provocative artist Chris Burden, whose work consistently challenged ideas about the limits and nature of modern art, from his notorious performances in the 1970s to his later works.

artist, expert, curator, critic, friend, narrator, fascinating

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The Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

Part documentary and part cinematic art, this film follows a city in the 1920s Soviet Union throughout the day, from morning to night. Directed by Dziga Vertov, with a variety of complex and innovative camera shots, the film depicts scenes of ordinary daily life in Russia. Vertov celebrates the modernity of the city, with its vast buildings, dense population and bustling industries. While there are no titles or narration, Vertov still naturally conveys the marvels of the modern city.

camera operator, townspeople, creative, fascinating, profound, patriotic, spectacular

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Billie (2020)

In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Over 8 years, she tracked down and tape-recorded over 200 hours of interviews with the characters that populated the iconic singer's short life.

jazz singer, journalist, friend, character, confident, passionate, engaging

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Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008)

Thousands of citizens of Myanmar take to the streets in several cities to protest the Asian nation's repressive regime. The protests take on a new degree of seriousness when dozens of monks launch their own marches down city streets. This documentary from Anders Ostergaard focuses on the work of videographers and citizen journalists who defy the government's crackdown on the media -- a brave bunch who manage to transmit footage of the uprising to the outside world.

political activist, young man, monk, cameraman, police officer, fascinating, inspiring

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On the Bowery (1956)

Filmmaker Lionel Rogosin turns his camera on the homeless "bums" who frequent New York City's Bowery area.

homeless person, thief, bum, alcoholic, disheartening, shocking, powerful

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The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)

Ray Müller directs this extensive documentary on the life of Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Created at the behest of Riefenstahl, the film honestly delves into her association with Hitler and the extent to which she knows of the Nazi Party's entire strategy. It also gives a fuller picture of Riefenstahl's life, discussing her ascent from dancer to documentary filmmaker, as well as her post-Nazi work, which includes nature filmmaking and photography.

filmmaker, adolf hitler, photographer, actress, nazi, fascinating, powerful

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No End in Sight (2007)

This documentary film takes a critical look at the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the war that followed. The film includes extensive interviews with various military and government officials, many of whom worked under President George W. Bush during the beginning of the Iraq war. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson uses these first-hand accounts to suggest that the Bush administration, as well as the provisional government they instated in Iraq, have made crucial, irresponsible errors.

george w. bush, donald rumsfeld, politician, dick cheney, soldier, fascinating, uneasy

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Queen Rock Montreal (1982)

The band performs in a 1981 concert in Canada in front of 18,000 fans in Montreal's Forum.

queen, bohemian, engaging, inspiring, fascinating, canada, event

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What Is Democracy? (2018)

This reflection on democracy spans millennia and continents, from ancient Athens' groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism's roots in medieval Italy.

citizen, expert, activist, politician, philosopher, bleak, fascinating

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Divan (2003)

In this film, documentarian Pearl Gluck chronicles her Hasidic Jewish upbringing and her subsequent, more secular life as a Manhattanite. Gluck then documents her return trip to her old neighborhood, where she tries to reconcile with her devout father, who hopes that she will move back to Brooklyn. Gluck strikes an on-camera compromise with her dad, and agrees to trek to Hungary in order to find a long-lost family heirloom -- a couch that many notable rabbis have crashed on.

jew, great-grandfather, filmmaker, relative, rabbi, touching, amusing

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Deep Blues (1991)

While some successful blues acts sell out arenas and tour around the world, many of the best blues artists remain relatively unknown, playing in small clubs or, in some cases, just in their own yards. Filmmaker Robert Mugge and music scholar Robert Palmer take an enthusiastic look at these lesser-known blues artists, showcasing incredible music from talented players who have never been signed to major labels and generally have not received the recognition they have deserved.

filmmaker, musician, critic, bluesman, fascinating, spirited, america

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Under the Sea (2009)

People come face to face with mysterious and stunning creatures of the ocean off Australia and New Guinea.

sea creature, fish, fascinating, engaging, striking, under the sea, australia

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The Devil's Miner (2005)

Filmmakers Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani profile Basilio, a 14-year-old Bolivian who supports his family by working in a silver mine. Like his fellow workers, the boy looks to Satan for protection from the daily hazards he encounters in the bowels of the Earth.

teen boy, miner, coworker, townsperson, fascinating, bleak, bolivia

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Grass (2018)

A young woman working on her laptop in a cafe overhears three dramatic stories unfolding through nearby conversations.

writer, older man, young woman, couple, customer, filmmaker, intricate

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Maze (2017)

Inspired by the true events of the 1983 breakout of 38 Irish Republican prisoners from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.

prisoner, freedom fighter, terrorist, ira agent, fascinating, gripping, tense

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Sugar (2008)

Like many young men in the Dominican Republic, 19-year-old Miguel "Sugar" Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) dreams of winning a slot on an American baseball team. Indeed, his talents as a pitcher eventually land him a slot on a single-A team in Iowa, but culture shock, racism and other curveballs threaten to turn Sugar's dream sour.

coach, baseball player, baseball pitcher, farmer, mother, friend, engaging

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Circo (2010)

The Mexican owners of a traveling circus struggle to keep going in the face of dwindling audiences, mounting debt and family conflicts.

ringmaster, acrobat, circus performer, fascinating, gritty, emotional, offbeat

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The Making of a Legend: Gone With the Wind (1989)

Filmmaker David Hinton traces the evolution of the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind," from its beginnings as a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to its landmark status in the canon of 20th-century American cinema. Focusing on the film's creative linchpin, producer David O. Selznick, and his power struggles with the project's three directors, Hinton provides compelling insights into the making of the film, using a mix of interview subjects and never-before-seen screen tests.

producer, director, actress, assistant, editor, fascinating, incredible

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Deep Sea (2006)

Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet narrate an exploration of the exotic and rarely seen ecosystems that thrive in the deepest sections of the ocean. Divers photograph the most colorful undersea life, highlighting the symbiosis and biological traits these undersea creatures have developed to survive at such depths. Turtles gather algae to clean their shells, giant squid rapidly change color and divers witness the yearly spawning of a coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico.

fish, johnny depp, turtle, squid, scuba diver, dreamy, fascinating

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Arthur Miller: Writer (2017)

Filmmaker Rebecca Miller presents a portrait of her father, the prolific American playwright Arthur Miller.

filmmaker, critic, documentarian, granddaughter, charming, fascinating, engaging

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The Girl Next Door (2000)

Filmmaker Christine Fugate interviews Stacy Valentine, nee Baker, whose abusive husband pushed her into performing in porn films.

porn star, husband, male model, actor, mother, pornographer, fascinating

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Haxan (1922)

A Swedish history of black magic and witches also describes the Inquisition and other medieval horrors.

satan, witch, monk, mentally impaired person, doctor, gory, offbeat

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...So Goes the Nation (2006)

Filmmakers examine the role of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election and present the American electoral process through the eyes of voters, politicians and activists. Republican and Democratic campaign strategists and officials all attempt to swing the election their way by pushing hot-button issues to the forefront.

dick cheney, george w. bush, john kerry, volunteer, activist, political consultant, fascinating

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This So-Called Disaster (2003)

In this documentary, filmmaker Michael Almereyda chronicles the San Francisco production of "The Late Henry Moss," a play written and directed by noted scribe Sam Shepard. The film explores Shepard's artistic inspirations as well as his working relationships with the play's cast, which includes stars such as Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, Cheech Marin and Nick Nolte. Much of the film is devoted to a detailed examination of the work that goes into readying a play for opening night.

playwright, sean penn, woody harrelson, calm, moving, fascinating, san francisco

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The Game of Their Lives (2003)

At the 1966 World Cup, outclassed North Korea secured a surprise victory over European favorite Italy, leading to the first-ever quarterfinal appearance by an Asian team. British director Daniel Gordon gains uncustomary access from the isolated North Korean government to interview that team's surviving members. Using their first-hand accounts, he tells the story of an underdog team whose passion for the game and cult-like adoration of their nation's leader led to the victory of a lifetime.

soccer player, north korean, documentarian, englishman, fascinating, rousing, passionate

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Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

Hubert Sauper's Oscar-nominated documentary about the Nile perch, a species introduced into Lake Victoria as an experiment in the sixties. Since then, the fish has not only wiped out the lake's other marine life, but also has a tendency to consume its own young. Unfortunately, the Nile perch is also the region's most profitable export. Everyone with a stake in the market downplays the ecological disaster.

african, foreigner, businessman, fisherman, shocking, fascinating, sad

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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)

The Sherman Brothers compose a slew of award-winning hits for Disney, including songs for "Mary Poppins" and "The Jungle Book," but their personal relationship strikes a sour note.

songwriter, brother, coworker, friend, musician, inspiring, fascinating

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She Shears (2018)

In the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women's section. Women and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job.

farm girl, shepherdess, competitor, fascinating, heartwarming, moving, new zealand

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