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Gimme an idea of some of your favorite documentaries. I'm a huge documentary buff, so I'm always looking for new ones that I may not have seen before. I appreciate everything from Food, Inc. to The Cove to the LIFE and Planet Earth series, and everything from The Human Experience, Smartest Men in the Room to Cocaine Cowboys. There's not really any genre that's off limits.. I love em all.

So, whatcha got?

And because I'm asking this question, I should probably give a suggestion. 9/11 documentaries seem to have become a genre all to themselves, and in that realm, 102 Minutes That Changed America is one of the best I've seen. It's not a conspiracy theory, either. Just a collection of raw and mostly never-before-seen footage from that day in and around NYC. Very powerful stuff in that film.

And other doco's that everyone should see:

Man on Wire

Exit through the Gift Shop

Restrepo

Dear Zachary (though be warned this one will mess you up)

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Touching the Void is my all time favorite. It is half movie half documentary.

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I Think We're Alone Now is one of the most bizarre movies/documentaries/anything I've ever seen:

This documentary feature by director Sean Donnelly follows the adventures of two obsessed fans, 50 year old Asperger's sufferer Jeff Turner, and 35-year-old intersex person Kelly McCormick who claim to be in love with 80's teen-pop heartthrob Tiffany. With both humor and with sometimes heartbreaking sensitivity, Donnelly explores the lonely lives of these two people, classified by many as stalkers.

It's not really intellectually fulfilling or even entertaining so much as it is a tour de force of weirdness.

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston is another good one.

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The Devil and Daniel Johnston is another good one.

Yes yes yes yes yes

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Dear Zachary is probably one of the most difficult things to watch.

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The wild and wonderful whites of west virginia is funny as poo.

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These are two docs that EVERYONE needs to watch:

The Inside Job

Food, Inc.

those 30/30 are exceptional, too.

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Dear Zachary is probably one of the most difficult things to watch.

my sister made me watch the tail end of it and said it fuged her up for a couple days after seeing it...

These are two docs that EVERYONE needs to watch:

The Inside Job

Food, Inc.

those 30/30 are exceptional, too.

Food, Inc. was good. My friend started eating all the "only grass fed, local cows, etc" so she wanted me to watch it.

Yeah, poo is fuged up and you learn a lot about the food industry and how everything is controlled.....but I still love yummy burgers and chickaaan

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yeah Food inc was gross and I have changed my diet because of it.

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Harlan Ellison: Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Marwencol

When We Were Kings

Harlan County U.S.A.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

Between the Folds

The Cove

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The John Trudell Documentary.

It'll open your eyes....

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