9. Jodorowsky's Dune
Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger
Synopsis: The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel, Dune.
Director Frank Pavich tackles one of cinema's most enthralling "what could have been" stories, weaving interviews with the charismatic Alejandro Jodorowsky, his collaborators, and supporters, together with animation to bring Moebius' storyboards to life. Pavich's documentary chooses not to dwell on failure, but rather celebrate the ways in which the creative dreams of Dune planted seeds for many other iconic films that came after it — from Star Wars to Alien, to countless more. — James Arthur Armstrong