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#1 neverlosethefeeling

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:42 PM

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)

Edited by neverlosethefeeling, 22 September 2011 - 03:01 PM.


#2 Doyle

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:51 PM

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

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:02 PM

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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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:06 PM

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is another good one.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:07 PM

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is another good one.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:07 PM

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

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:09 PM

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

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

These are two docs that EVERYONE needs to watch:

The Inside Job
Food, Inc.

those 30/30 are exceptional, too.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:15 PM

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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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:23 PM

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

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:33 PM

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

Edited by Inimicus, 22 September 2011 - 03:36 PM.


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:38 PM

The John Trudell Documentary.

It'll open your eyes....



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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:46 PM

Man on wire was great.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:05 PM

The Fog of War is the best military documentary I've seen.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 04:05 PM

Grizzly Man - It's about a guy who pretty much treated Grizzly Bears like they were dogs before he was eventually eaten by one. Some of the stuff he did was absolutely amazing though. It's probably one of my favorites just because of the beautiful shots of the bears he gets, but then when you start diving into his psyche it gets even better.



Fat Head - This is a documentary making fun of Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me. Since anyone with a brain knows that Spurlock skewed his results to fit his agenda the guy in Fat Head decides that he's going to eat at McDonalds for 30 days and LOSE weight. He makes Morgan Spurlock look like an ass and even makes some good points about nutrition. I'm pretty sure its on Netflix instant too.


My Brother's Keeper - It's about a group of brothers who live in extreme poverty on their family farm in New York. No one really pays them much mind because they're extremely illiterate and pretty much live in a world 100 years behind the rest of us, but then one of them falls under suspicion for murder.


Talhotblonde - It's about an internet love triangle involving a full grown man, one of his coworkers, a 17 year old girl, and the gaming site pogo. It doesn't sound too interesting but it's damn good. You can probably guess all of the twists but in the end the entire situation is so fuged up that you can't believe it really happened.


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