The Best Nick Broomfield Movies

List of the best Nick Broomfield movies, ranked best to worst by the votes of movie fans on Ranker, and with movie trailers when available. "Gonzo Documentarian" Nick Broomfield's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, with some even earning millions theatrically. And there is no question Mr. Broomfield picks controversial topics to pursue in his dogged manner. 

The order of these top Nick Broomfield movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nick Broomfield movies will be at the top of the list. Nick Broomfield has made a lot of documentaries, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Nick Broomfield movie of all time is. If you think the best Nick Broomfield role isn't at the top, then by all means upvote it. Items here include everything from Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam to Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer. This list answers the questions, "What are the best Nick Broomfield movies?" and "What are the greatest Nick Broomfield documentaries of all time?"

  • Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
    Video: YouTube
    In this documentary, filmmaker Nick Broomfield follows the saga of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who has been accused of committing a brutal series of murders. Broomfield conducts interviews with Wuornos herself, and his crew films her trial as well as her interactions with religious fanatic Arlene Pralle, who gives Wuornos dubious advice and legally adopts her. The cameras also roll as the accused's attorney ignores the case at hand to negotiate a deal to sell his client's story.
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    11 votes
  • Biggie & Tupac
    Video: YouTube
    Biggie & Tupac is a 2002 feature-length documentary film about murdered rappers Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace and Tupac "2Pac" Shakur by Nick Broomfield. Broomfield suggests the two murders were planned by Suge Knight, head of Death Row Records. Collusion by the LAPD is also implied. While the film remains inconclusive, when asked "Who killed Tupac?" in a BBC Radio interview dated March 7, 2005, Broomfield stated "The big guy next to him in the car... Suge Knight."
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    8 votes

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  • Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
    Video: YouTube
    British documentarian Nick Broomfield creates a follow-up piece to his 1992 documentary of the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Interviewing an increasingly mentally unstable Wuornos, Broomfield captures the distorted mind of a murderer whom the state of Florida deems of sound mind -- and therefore fit to execute. Throughout the film, Broomfield includes footage of his testimony at Wuornos' trial.
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
    8 votes

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  • Kurt & Courtney
    Video: YouTube
    Beginning as an observation of the music of Kurt Cobain and his Seattle/Portland contemporaries, Kurt and Courtney took a different turn when Courtney Love intervened. What emerges is a powerful examination of the destructive power of corporate America, economic depression and freedom of speech.
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    7 votes
  • Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam
    Video: YouTube
    Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam is a feature-length documentary film by Nick Broomfield. It is an examination of the woman herself, Broomfield attempting to uncover if she truly is a 'horrible person', and what made her that way. The film ends up an account of the power struggle between Fleiss, another Madam named Alex, and Fleiss' former lover Ivan Nagy, himself allegedly involved in prostitution. Furthermore the destructive relationship between Fleiss and Nagy is discussed, a sort of mutual aggressiveness that both seem to find appealing.
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    9 votes
  • The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife
    Video: YouTube
    From the award-winning Director, THE LEADER, HIS DRIVER AND THE DRIVER'S WIFE portrays the sinister and comic sides of Eugene Terre Blanche, leader of the neo-Nazi AWB Afrikaner Party in South Africa. The leader is doggedly followed around the country by Broomfield as he addresses rallies whipping up white hostility towards the ANC and Nelson Mandela. Lulling the leader and his supporters into a false sense of security with his bumbling, faux-naïve style, Broomfield succeeds in revealing how laughably pathetic they are and manages to get Terre Blanche to bear his fangs in a way no other film maker could.
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    6 votes