The Best Documentaries of the 1980s

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Stop Making Sense 1984, 88 min.

Jonathan Demme     Starring: Alex WeirSteve ScalesDavid Byrne

Concert Film    Documentary    Music

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28 Up 1985, 136 min.

Michael Apted     Starring: Bruce BaldenJacqueline BassettSymon Basterfield

Biography    Documentary    History

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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U2: Rattle and Hum 1988, 99 min.

Phil Joanou     Starring: U2B.B. King

Music    Concert Film    Biography

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Cosmos 1980, 780 min.

Adrian Malone     Starring: Carl Sagan

Documentary    Made-for-Television    Mini-Series

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