Favorite documentaries?

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    Don't know how I forgot the previously-mentioned "Blue Planet" and "Buena Vista."

    Also "Planet Earth" the BBC version. And on Blu-Ray...
     


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    Ice cream eating motherfucker.

    I loved this documentary. The high school interview and the live footage were top notch.
     


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    When I was in high school, one of the main subjects of the documentary started working there as a security card, totally without any fanfare. Blew my mind grapes.
     


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    I caught The Fog of War one night late on the History Channel. Enjoyed it, may have to check it out again sometime.

    +1 I own it on DVD
     


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    +10 I really enjoyed it and the soundtrack was great.
     


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    Lots of wildlife-themed BBC documentaries with Attenborough.

    The only other one I can think of right now is Herzog's Grizzly Man.
     


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    My favorite of all time is Touching the Void. My Netflix queue is always 50% documentary.




    Other excellent examples, in no particular order:

    Paradise Lost: 1 & 2

    The King of Kong

    I Have Never Forgotten You

    After Innocence

    Harlan County USA

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    The Staircase

    The Future of Food

    The Corporation

    Children Underground

    Stevie

    Sound and Fury

    Last Days

    Into the Arms of Strangers

    My Flesh and Blood

    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

    Bowling for Columbine

    Born Into Brothels

    Dark Days
     


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    To my earlier list I add -

    Startup.com

    Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
     


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    Lots of wildlife-themed BBC documentaries with Attenborough.

    The only other one I can think of right now is Herzog's Grizzly Man.


    + a friggin million. How wasn't this mentioned till the 3rd page? I find this documentary to be absolutely hilarious. Tim Treadwell was great but he's much funnier now that he's dead.
     


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    To my earlier list I add -

    Startup.com

    Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy


    Startup was great.

    Capturing the Friedmans. Check it out if you have not seen it.

    I have it on DVD somewhere unwatched.

    + a friggin million. How wasn't this mentioned till the 3rd page? I find this documentary to be absolutely hilarious. Tim Treadwell was great but he's much funnier now that he's dead.

    I thought it was more of a comedy.
     


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    When I was in high school, one of the main subjects of the documentary started working there as a security card, totally without any fanfare. Blew my mind grapes.

    The forward who injured his knee, or the point guard?
     


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