Offbeat Documentaries

“You should bear in mind that almost all my documentaries are feature films in disguise. Because I stylize, I invent, there’s a lot of fantasy in it—not for creating a fraud, but exactly the contrary, to create a deeper form of truth, which is not fact-related.” – Werner Herzog



Alone in the Wilderness (2004)

American Movie (1999)

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Andy Kaufman: I’m From Hollywood (1989)

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (2004)

Bukowski at Bellevue (1970)

Burden of Dreams (1982)

Carny (2007)

Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007)

Cinemania (2002)

Crumb (1994)

Darkon (2006)

Deep Water (2006)

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Family Band: The Cowsills Story (2011)

Filmworker (2017)

Grizzly Man (2005)

Harry Crews: Survival Is Triumph Enough (2007)

Heartworn Highways (1976)

Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986)

I Don’t Know Jack (2002)

I Like Killing Flies (2004)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Kung Fu Elliot (2014)

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014)

Magic Trip (2011)

Monster Road (2004)

Murderball (2005)

My Best Fiend (1999)

Overnight (2003)

Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

Salesman (1968)

Staircases to Nowhere: Making Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ (2013)

Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes (2008)

Stone Reader (2002)

Strongman (2009)

Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski (2018)

Tarpon (1973)

The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990)

The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1987)

The Henry Miller Odyssey (1969)

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

The Loss of Nameless Things (2004)

The Midnight Special with Andy Kaufman (1981)

This Is Not a Robbery (2008)

Titicut Follies (1967)

When You’re Strange (2009)

You See Me Laughin’ (2002)

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