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Old 04-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #16
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #17
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Food, Inc. is another good one.

this. food inc is the best food documentary out there.

king corn is another good one. sicko is a good documentary if you dont mind all the doucheyness of michael moore. if you have netflix, there are a bunch of frontline documentaries on random things like the financial crisis or BP oil spill and they are almost always excellent.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #18
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The two premier documentary makers in the world right now are probably: Werner Herzog and Errol Morris.

Big fan of the former, not so much of the latter. But look for their work to see some of the standards of the genre.


Also, since we are on a basketball forum I can't believe Hoop Dreams hasn't been mentioned yet. One of the most compelling documentaries of all time.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #19
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"when we were kings" the Ali documentary. Possibly the best one I've seen, and I've seen alot of documentaries.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #20
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Default Re: Anybody know any good documentaries?

Here's a few I recommend:

Dear Zachary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtyY0CXdiNo


Billy The Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sitJEF9ASZo


The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUIapa-U0bY


King of Kong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI


The Bridge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5ZJ637ep9U



Catfish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuE98oeL-e0
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #21
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Here's a few I recommend:

Billy The Kid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sitJEF9ASZo


The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUIapa-U0bY


King of Kong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJZ-_bJKdI



Outstanding choices. I'd add:

Capturing the Friedmans: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0342172/

The Man Who Would Be Polka King: http://www.polkakingmovie.com/

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen: http://theminutemen.com/home.html
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #22
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Vice is a pretty awesome source of docs
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #23
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"when we were kings" the Ali documentary. Possibly the best one I've seen, and I've seen alot of documentaries.
I loved "When We Were Kings". I own it and I highly recommend it. The trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUHYUpmTFs

The climax seems to regularly bring me near tears, I can't really explain it. I always know what's going to happen, but it still gets me.
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Default Re: Anybody know any good documentaries?

The Bridge, as someone listed above. They spent 1 year watching the golden gate bridge and trying to capture every suicide. Extremely powerful, particularly if you know someone close that killed themselves. I'll literally never see the bridge the same way again.

HoopDreams if you haven't seen it. If only to see some NBA players like Juwan Howard in the background at the McDonalds all american game. But it gives you lots of insight on just how hard it is to make it in the NBA and how the prep system chews up these inner city kids and spits them out the very second they're no longer useful.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
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HoopDreams if you haven't seen it. If only to see some NBA players like Juwan Howard in the background at the McDonalds all american game. But it gives you lots of insight on just how hard it is to make it in the NBA and how the prep system chews up these inner city kids and spits them out the very second they're no longer useful.
Another incredible documentary. I remember being bored by it when I was in middle school, expecting a basketball-centric storyline. However, it seems to be much more about life. It's another film that can get me emotional at times.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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Anything by Louis Theroux is worth watching. 'The Most Hated Family Of America' is probable the most famous documentary he's made, if you haven't seen that, that's a pretty good place to start.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:29 PM   #27
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Default Re: Anybody know any good documentaries?

Like others have said king of kong is the citizen Kane of documentaries. man on wire is another good one.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #28
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William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe is a documentary film about the late American civil rights attorney William Kunstler directed by daughters Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler that premiered at the 25th Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.[1]

William Kunstler was a famous 20th-century lawyer whose clients included Martin Luther King Jr., Larry Davis, Malcolm X,[1] Phillip and Daniel Berrigan, Abbie Hoffman, H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Filiberto Ojeda Ríos and Leonard Peltier. The New York Times called him "the most hated and most loved lawyer in America". Kunstler served as the negotiator for inmates at the prison uprising at Attica State Prison in New York in 1971.[2]

This film is a co-production of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and was broadcast on the PBS television series P.O.V. in June 2010. The film was an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. It also received a 2008 grant from the Foundation for Jewish Culture's Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film. Arthouse Films released the film theatrically in North America in 2009.


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How the Universe Works: Awe inspiring graphics are worth it.

An Inconvenient Truth: Gets a bit of flack but it's well done.

The Cove: Another one that catches some flack but it's very well done.
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Recommend me some good history documentaries. Thanks
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