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Grizzly Man
American Movie
post #107 of 176
The Adventure of English (the presenter also has a very nice wardrobe and he changes almost every scene)
British Style Genius
Everything with David Attenborough

I highly recommend www.mvgroup.org for torrents.
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Louis Theroux's BBC documentaries
For American audiences, start with the "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends" (UK: complete title)

1. Televangelists (15 January 1998) - Himself - Presenter
2. UFOs (22 January 1998) - Himself - Presenter
3. Porn (29 January 1998) - Himself - Presenter
4. Survivalists (5 February 1998) - Himself - Presenter
5. Informercials (12 May 1999) - Himself - Presenter
6. Swingers (26 May 1999) - Himself - Presenter
7. Black Nationalism (2 June 1999) - Himself - Presenter, Writer (written by)
8. Demolition Derby (9 June 1999) - Himself - Presenter
9. Off-Off Broadway (15 June 1999) - Himself - Presenter
10. Wrestling (6 July 1999) - Himself - Presenter
11. Self-Fulfillment (25 September 2000) - Himself - Presenter
12. India: Enlightenment (2 October 2000) - Himself - Presenter
13. Boer Separatists (9 October 2000) - Himself - Presenter
14. Body-Building (16 October 2000) - Himself - Presenter
15. Looking for Love (23 October 2000) - Himself - Presenter
16. Rap (30 October 2000) - Himself - Presenter

Really funny and insightful at the same time. Some episodes are also available on YouTube. Search "Louis Theroux". His earlier TV Nation series are not as good. His later "When Louis Met..." series are worth a watch if you are familiar with British celebrities.


A few recent documentaries are worth a watch.

1) Man on Wire (2008) - about Philippe Petit, a tightrope walker's daring exploits and how this dramatically changes him and his relationships. Excellent.

2) Running the Sahara (2008) - about 3 different men running across the Sahara desert through 6 countries. Narrated by Matt Damon and supported by National Geography. Pretty good.

3) Religulous (2008) - Narrated by Bill Maher. Pretty sharp and funny. Avoid if you are religious.
post #109 of 176
Man on Wire Hoop Dreams Word Wars
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Louis Theroux's BBC documentaries For American audiences, start with the "Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends" (UK: complete title)
Entertaining and really great . "Under the Knife" is a another great Louis Theroux special. DIG! - The Brian Jonestown Massacre vs The Dandy Warhols. Fascinating doc. In full on hulu http://www.hulu.com/watch/62673/dig?...-and-Biography
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post #111 of 176
Man on Wire was good.
Helvetica was unexpectedly enjoyable.
Objectified, the next Hustwit doc after Helvetica is on the dl list.
The Shooting Party.
post #112 of 176
planet bboy!
post #113 of 176
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Everything with David Attenborough

Good one. He's amazing in how he goes right up to the animals.
post #114 of 176
Titicut Follies by Frederick Wiseman
Extreme Private Eros by Hara Kazuo
Tierisch Liebe by Ulrich Seidl
Darwins Nightmare by Hubert Sauper
Terrors Advocate by Barbet Schroeder
The Adam Curtis Channel 4 documentaries.. too many to mention in one post.

Be prepared to feel bad.
post #115 of 176
I am looking for good documentaries on philosophy or general existential matters. I remember reading in one thread about really well made doc. movie about topics of life (meaning of existence and etc.) , but I cannot find that post anymore.
Anyway, your suggestions are welcome:
Any documentaries about mathematics and science are also very welcomed.

I highly recommend doc. movie: "N is a number" about "homeless" mathematical genius Paul Erdos.
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Originally Posted by Pezzaturra View Post
I am looking for good documentaries on philosophy or general existential matters. I remember reading in one thread about really well made doc. movie about topics of life (meaning of existence and etc.) , but I cannot find that post anymore.
Anyway, your suggestions are welcome:
Any documentaries about mathematics and science are also very welcomed.

I highly recommend doc. movie: "N is a number" about "homeless" mathematical genius Paul Erdos.

http://www.youtube.com/user/flame0430

You might like that.
post #117 of 176
the cruise
rivers and tides
sherman's march
american movie
crumb
we jam econo: the story of the minutemen
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Thank you, thank you ,thank you.
post #119 of 176
Not sure if it's been mentioned already in this thread, but the 26-part British TV series The World at War is superb, and perhaps the definitive documentary series about WWII.

An epic thirty-two hours long, with narration by Sir Laurence Olivier, it cost around £1m to make in 1973 (equivalent to around £11m today), and took four years to complete.
post #120 of 176
I'm going to try and see Sweetgrass & Garbage Dreams....
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