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The only way this could be true if if you haven't seen many docus

I was about to say, "I'm surprised to hear such a sweeping, ignorant statement from you, CDFS" but then I saw it was you, edina.
post #17 of 373
Exit Through the Gift Shop is my favorite, but might be more of a mockumentary.

If you like that, check out Beautiful Losers. Docs are pretty much all I watch these days.

Restrepo was good, Fat Head was ok. Liked Joan Rivers a Piece of Work.

Sure there's more but I am drawing a blank.
post #18 of 373
Inside Job Zeitgeist just saw a national geographic thing on Netflix about Aryan Brotherhood that was cool, also heard Exit through the gift shop was cool
post #19 of 373
HBO's "hookers at the point" Especially the narrator.
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i've seen my fair share but the only one i'd ever consider to be a must-see is Home.
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i've seen my fair share but the only one i'd ever consider to be a must-see is Home.

I'd consider the only must see to be Salesman.
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It Might Get Loud.
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It Might Get Loud.

Ya, that was good
post #24 of 373
Anything by Errol Morris. I think someone already mentioned The Fog of War. My favorites are The Thin Blue Line, and Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, although the latter is more of a filmed essay than a documentary. Still, both are unique and lovely documentaries.

Anything by the Maysles', especially Grey Gardens and the previously mentioned Salesman.

Capturing the Friedmans is really good. It's always a good conversation starter because it prompts so many conflicting conclusions
post #25 of 373
You guys want a good laugh check out Jamie Johnson's "The One Percent." His interaction with Milton Friedman is pure gold.
post #26 of 373
Just watched "The Fog of War" again this morning; great documentary, with some insightful "lessons learned"
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You guys need to see Gasland. Hydraulic Fracking is a major problem...
post #28 of 373
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You guys want a good laugh check out Jamie Johnson's "The One Percent." His interaction with Milton Friedman is pure gold.

Just saw that, the guy is an idiot, but at least he is trying...not sure what
post #29 of 373
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Originally Posted by chorse123 View Post
Some good recent ones:

The King of Kong
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Man on Wire

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

docu about banksy.

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Grizzly Man is awesome.

All of the above are great. King of Kong is my favorite of the bunch. It has one of the greatest villains in the history of documentaries.

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The Joan Rivers doc was cool.

I didn't find it to be very entertaining, but it did make me have a lot more respect for Joan and what she has accomplished throughout her career.

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that also goes for almost the entire ESPN 30 for 30 series

Eh, I would say two thirds of the 30 for 30 are worth watching. There are probably ten or so that are pretty bad. There are five or so that are really really phenomenal and are on par with any doc I've ever seen.

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It Might Get Loud.

I thought this was pretty good. At the very least it makes Jack White look much less like a weirdo and more like a pretty stylish regular dude.

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Anything by Errol Morris. I think someone already mentioned The Fog of War. My favorites are The Thin Blue Line, and Fast, Cheap and Out of Control, although the latter is more of a filmed essay than a documentary. Still, both are unique and lovely documentaries.

Anything by the Maysles', especially Grey Gardens and the previously mentioned Salesman.

Capturing the Friedmans is really good. It's always a good conversation starter because it prompts so many conflicting conclusions

I've always meant to watch Capturing the Friedmans. I will have to see if they have it at the library.
post #30 of 373
Some of ESPN's "30 for 30" series have been excellent:
  • The Best There Never Was - about the rise and fall of Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree;
  • Pony Excess - about the early '80s SMU football program;
  • Once Brothers - About the troubled friendship between Yugoslav hoops stars Croat Drazen Petrovic and Serb Vlade Divac
  • Guru of Go - about basketball coach Paul Westhead and his unique uptempo strategy; and
  • Muhammad and Larry - about the 1980 Ali - Holmes fight; and
  • The Band that Wouldn't Die - about the amateur Baltimore Colts (now Ravens) marching band.
Some of these were made my noted filmmakers (e.g. Albert Maysles made "Muhammad and Larry" while Barry Levinson made "The Band That Wouldn't Die"). While not part of this series, but similar in style is another ESPN documentary, "The Fab Five" about the early '90s University of Michigan basketball teams with Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Chris Webber et al.
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