Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by Kid โ–ฒ on 23 Jan 2011 04:46
3066 Views 3 Comments
12
vote

Documentaries 1970-1979

Sort by: Showing 1-50 of 54
Decade: Rating: List Type:
Add items to section

A

Tries to prove that all great men of the past were actually aliens.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.5
A look at the spirit of New Orleans. First a funeral: Allen Toussaint explains that you arrive slow and cut up afterwards. Then it's food, with a lesson in eating crayfish at Frankie and Johnny's. Next, a St. Patrick's Day party: New Orleans celebrates holidays on the streets. Then it's preparation for Mardi gras, with roots in slave days, when slaves gathered on Sundays to prepare for the one holiday they could celebrate. The Wild Tchoupitoulas society makes Indian costumes to honor the help Indians gave slaves. At Mardi gras, we're with this society parading, singing, and partying. We end with the annual parade for St. Joseph, the saint of the people. More music, dance and ritual.
Add items to section

B

A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.
People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 5.5
People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Baby Snakes (1979)
Add items to section

C

An (officially) unreleased documentary film directed by Robert Frank chronicling The Rolling Stones' North American tour in 1972 in support of their album Exile on Main Street.
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Add items to section

E

People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 0
Eno (1973)
People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.7
Add items to section

F

People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Free (1973)
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 7.7
Fillmore (1972)
Add items to section

G

People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Groupies (1970)
People who added this item 222 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Grey Gardens (1975)
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.7
People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Gimme Shelter (1970)
People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
Genius (1970)
Based upon the theme of Faust. Filmed in Paris and London.
People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there.
Add items to section

H

People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 0
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Add items to section

J

People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Janis (1974)
The life and music of Janis Joplin.
Add items to section

K

People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
Add items to section

L

People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Let It Be (1970)
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
A documentary about actress Edith Massey in which she talks about her life and her career in film.
People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Documentary on the life and death of Lenny Bruce.
Add items to section

M

People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.9
200 Motels (1971)
"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.
People who added this item 20 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson from his birth to the family formation to the Tate/La Bianca murders. Plenty of footage of the family playing at Spahn Ranch.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
Documentary of a 154-person bus and truck tour that set out to spread the gospel of flower power to the hinterlands of the U.S.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Add items to section

O

People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Ossuary (2009)
A non-narrative voyage round Sedlec Ossuary, which has been constructed from over 50,000 human skeletons (victims of the Black Death).
Add items to section

P

People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
1 P.M. (1971)
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 7.3
A short film/documentary by Sandra Dailey. The film shows Patti Smith having her knee cap tattooed by Vali Myers, and also features an off screen commentary by Smith.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 8.5
An Emerson, Lake & Palmer Concert Performance
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Les Blank made A Poem Is A Naked Person during 1972-74, while living at the Russell/Shelter records recording studio compound on Grand Lake Of The Cherokees in NE Oklahoma. While the film has had few public showings as, apparently, Mr. Leon Russell is not keen on sharing it with his public. According to Les's contract, He is legally able to show his own copy if personally presenting it and a non-profit organization is sponsoring the showing. There are presently no such screenings in the works.
It is feature-length, with appearances by Willy Nelson, George Jones and some amazing characters in Oklahoma, where much of it was shot. At least two major critics have declared it the best film ever made on Rock and Roll.
Add items to section

R

Robert Mapplethorpe gets his nipple pierced while his boyfriend lends his support in person. Patti Smith lends her support via voice over as she rambles on about her childhood, her transvestite brother, her breasts and Bob Dylan.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.1
A documentary about various singers, musicians, artists, astrologers, etc., who attended a "New Age" gathering in Maui, Hawaii.
Add items to section

S

People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Documentary of a 1970 rock concert held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Sean (1970)
The director interviews a 4 year old kid living with parents in Haight-Ashbury in the 60's.
Add items to section

T

Add items to section

U

People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 5.7
Load more items (4 more in this list)

Added to




Related lists

Favorite Horror Films: The 1970's (1970-1979)
18 item list by xxxTheRipperxxx
2 votes 1 comment
Novels 1970 - 1979
24 item list by isserley
1 comment
Best movies 1970-1979
21 item list by Princess Lolita
5 votes
Top 50 of 1970-1979
50 item list by Tumppi
35 votes 7 comments
My Favourite Actresses b. 1970-1979.
8 item list by TheUmbrellaMan
13 votes 1 comment
Non-Animated Disney Movies 1970-1979
45 item list by rogercastoro
2 votes 1 comment
Favorite Movies 1970-1979
22 item list by Rath
11 votes 4 comments
The 10 Best Soft Rock Song's 1970-1979
10 item list by Dark Warrior
27 votes 5 comments
Animated feature films 1970-1979
21 item list by Animatio
9 votes
Five star movies of the 70's
21 item list by Luxi
22 votes 6 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for