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50 documentaries to see before you die
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Anyways they are doing a series on these documentaries that might be worth checking out. I've seen a few of these such as Food inc.

They contain topics ranging from politics - the boxing match between Ali vs Foreman in Zaire Africa.

partial list :

29. Man on Wire (James Marsh, 2008)
28. Gasland (Josh Fox, 2010)
27. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2003)
26. Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005)
25. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney, 2005)
24. Paradise Lost (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, 1996)
23. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, 2000)
22. Shut Up and Sing (Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck, 2006)
21. Exit Through The Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010)
20. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
19. Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald, 2003)
18. Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner, 2008)
17. Street Fight (Marshall Curry, 2005)
16. Bus 174 (José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda, 2002)
15. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
14. Dark Days (Marc Singer, 2000)
13. The Fog of War (Errol Morris, 2003)
12. Bowling For Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)
11. Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
08-26-2011 11:59 AM
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RE: 50 documentaries to see before you die
1. Supersize me (Morgan Spurlock,2004)
2. Waiting for superman (Davis Guggenheim, 2010)
08-26-2011 01:27 PM
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Cool! I often download documentaries to my iPod when I have a flight rather than watch the lame romantic comedy they show. I'll queue up some of these.
08-26-2011 01:32 PM
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RE: 50 documentaries to see before you die
I just saw Exit through the gift shop last weekend! Great film overall but as an artist it made me feel pretty sick afterwards...

Copyright Criminals (PBS, 2009) is an awesome documentary on the moral ethics of sampling and its foundation in Hip Hop. It features some pretty big names from De La Soul to Saul Williams. It also has an original soundtrack done by the Beastie Boys. Check it out. Here's the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHw8w6il_FQ
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Ken Burns does some amazing documentaries. The War is my pick from his lineup.


If someone starts a Michael Moore documentary I'll get up and walk out.
08-26-2011 04:15 PM
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I cant believe no one put Religulous with Bill Mahr. Best documentary ever! I used to watch it every time I had a girl over and ramped kino and makout about halfway through. You cant help but agree with Bills viewpoints. Even die hard religious girls in the bible belt states were laughing their ass off at certain points.
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I've just started watching The Human Planet (BBC, 2011) - great series taking a nature documentary approach to people who live in unusual or extreme conditions around the world.

The Ascent of Money (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ascentofmoney/)
Inside Job (2010)
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Lessons of Darkness (1992)

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08-26-2011 05:42 PM
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Planet Earth. Blu-Ray on a good HDTV with surround sound is sublime.
08-27-2011 02:32 AM
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(08-27-2011 02:32 AM)gringoed Wrote:  Planet Earth. Blu-Ray on a good HDTV with surround sound is sublime.
Is that the best one from BBC? I know they have a few nature documentaries.
08-28-2011 09:48 AM
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Life also gets rave reviews.
08-28-2011 10:24 AM
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The great happiness space
08-30-2011 03:40 AM
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Cocaine Cowboys and Cocaine Cowboys II are good.

The Spike Lee documentary about Hurricane Katrina is really good.

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08-30-2011 06:50 AM
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I love docs

One of the best I've seen: (although long winded title)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranded:_I..._Mountains

Regarding the story behind the movie alive. Very moving

+1 for man on wire, bus 174
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How could I forget:

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I'm not a big Michael Moore fan, but Bowling for Columbine was surprisingly good. It's probably the best thing he's ever done.

Supersize me was really good too, I think a lot of the healthier things MACK-Donald's has started to offer in the past couple of years might be a reaction to that documentary and some of the other negative publicity (Fast Food Nation was an excellent book on a similar topic).

For those of you who grew up on some of the same music as me, American Hardcore: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Hardcore_(film)

Part I:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV4XvQkToj4

Part II:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44kZncjJB...re=related

etc. follow the links on youtube.
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American Hardcore - I gotta check that out. I got the black flag bars tatted on my arm when I was 16 by a homemade tattoo gun.

Pbs has some good documentaries on their website. I can't wait until I get Netflix going on my Ps3 so I can start checking some of these out.
08-31-2011 01:00 AM
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everyone should see this documentary

http://www.letmewatchthis.ch/watch-27266...e-Pyramids
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check out Grizzly Man, pretty cool
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(08-26-2011 01:27 PM)BHirsch Wrote:  1. Supersize me (Morgan Spurlock,2004)
2. Waiting for superman (Davis Guggenheim, 2010)

EHHHHHH.

Supersize Me was such a fine piece of American "It's not our fault we're all morbidly obese" crap.

Movies like that create a crutch for fat people everywhere.

I remember when I saw this back in 2004, I specifically went to McDonalds afterwards and ate a huge Big Mac meal out of spite. (and I NEVER eat McDonalds)
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Struggling to find decent torrents for many of these documentaries. Does anyone know of a good online source for streaming documentaries etc?
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(10-09-2011 01:44 PM)dk902 Wrote:  Struggling to find decent torrents for many of these documentaries. Does anyone know of a good online source for streaming documentaries etc?

I've heard from friends this is a good site, but have yet to use it myself. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/
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For Gmanifesto....

This one is about bare knuckle boxing and a fued between 3 families over the last 30 years or so.took the guy 12 years to film this...
Pretty interesting...


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^^^

I have got to see that shit! If anyone finds a stream before I do please post it!
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