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Best Documentaries

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I get choked up every time I put in "Black Sky". If you are an aviation or space nut, or just enjoy stories of people going out and doing the impossible, it's a very well done show.

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Don't forget about "Hoop Dreams."

"Bigger, Stronger, Faster" asked the questions about steroids that the mainstream sports media won't or can't. (Can't believe that father who's son "died from steroid" lets the anti-depressant drug manufactures off the hook).

Lot of people said they cried at "Dear Zachary?" I was more mad than sad.

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Oh poo I forgot about Bigger, Stronger, Faster! Its a fun documentary to watch.

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Just watched Vote for me. Nothing ground breaking but different. Only 1 hour long streaming on Netflix.

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Bigger, Faster, Stronger is basically a guide on how to juice. Awesome doc.

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ESPN's 30 for 30

The U

The Geatest that Never was (Marcus Dupree)

Then a lot of "films" on this country I found more than compelling

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I've seen Catfish and I'm like 80% sure it was fake. It was still good but since the creators of that movie have now made Paranormal Activity 3, I doubt it was a legit documentary. Talhotblonde however was real. The tall hot blonde was from Oak Hill W.V. and I know a few people who knew her irl.

Just rewatched it and yeah, it's fake. It's still very good and worth a watch but there is no way they managed to have a camera at every major event and the fact that started so early in the whole ordeal...

Good but fake.

Watched Restrepo based on this thread. Thanks for the suggestion.

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During Sociology class tonight, my professor was speaking about a couple documentaries. One was about Genie Wiley who spent 13 years or something of her life locked up in a bedroom. Her Grandmother and blind Mother both were also abused by the father and escaped, realizing though that they needed the little girl basically as a seeing eye dog because the old lady was senile. Still, Genie isn't socially intelligent and can't function outside of a group home.

The other one was a doc about Russian kids who were supposedly raised by wolves, and he said some of the footage was very compelling. They couldn't grasp concepts of a drinking glass, or dishes, and after being studied and taught by psychologists, they could behave somewhat normally in social situations but would still do things like react to a strange noise in the same way a dog would.

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