Originally Posted by chorse123
Some good recent ones:
The King of Kong
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Man on Wire
Originally Posted by GreenFrog
Exit Through the Gift Shop
docu about banksy.
Originally Posted by StephenHero
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.
Originally Posted by ter1413
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.
Originally Posted by idfnl
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.
Originally Posted by alliswell
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.
Originally Posted by munchausen
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.