Huub's 366 Favorite Documentary Films (JP+LUC)

A list of my favorite documentary films. From all-time classics like 'Grey Gardens' (1975) and 'Salesmen' (1968) to contemporary beauties like 'Born into Brothels' (2004) and 'Marwencol' (2010). From Good-Subject-Bad-Movie films like 'Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price' (2005) and 'Project Grizzly' (1996) to straight forward rhetorical propaganda films like 'Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement' (2007) to 'Triumph des Willens' (1935).

I just love documentary films!
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1.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
2.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
3.
Salesman (1969 Documentary)
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families. (85 mins.)
 
4.
The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006 Documentary)
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Utilizing hours of unseen archival footage, The Beales is a new take on the women of Grey Gardens. (91 mins.)
 
5.
Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
6.
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier. (91 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
7.
Standard Operating Procedure (2008 Documentary)
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Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison. (116 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
8.
Tabloid (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary. (87 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
9.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
10.
The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
11.
Vernon, Florida (1981 Documentary)
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Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon... (55 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
12.
State Legislature (2007 Documentary)
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(217 mins.)
 
13.
Meat (1976 Documentary)
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mid 70's documentary that shows how livestock are raised, sold, and processed in the United States. (112 mins.)
 
14.
Adjustment and Work (1986 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
 
15.
Missile (1988 Documentary)
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Follows the 4315th Training Squadron of the Strategic Air Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California... (115 mins.)
 
16.
Blind (1987 Documentary)
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Shows the educational programs and daily life of students in kindergarten through the 12th grade at the Alabama School for the Blind... (132 mins.)
 
17.
Essene (1972 Documentary)
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(86 mins.)
 
18.
Juvenile Court (1973 Documentary)
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An unobtrusive and naturalistic examination of the goings-on of a children's court, Memphis Juvenile Court 616. (144 mins.)
 
19.
Law and Order (1969 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
 
20.
Primate (1974 Documentary)
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This film casts a forensic observational eye over researchers working with primates. After a time watching it is possible to wonder which ones of these two sets of primates is the more strange. (105 mins.)
 
21.
Public Housing (1997 Documentary)
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Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes an intimate and nuanced look at the Ida B. Wells housing project in the south side of Chicago, Illinois. (200 mins.)
 
22.
The Store (1983 Documentary)
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A look at the employees and shoppers at the Neiman-Marcus department in Dallas, Texas during the holiday season. (118 mins.)
 
23.
Welfare (1975 Documentary)
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WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering... (167 mins.)
 
24.
Hospital (1970 Documentary)
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Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics... (84 mins.)
 
25.
High School (1969 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students. (75 mins.)
 
26.
Titicut Follies (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness. (84 mins.)
 
27.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
28.
Echoes From a Somber Empire (1990 Documentary)
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Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witnesses and visits to key sites. (91 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
29.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
30.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
31.
Lessons of Darkness (1992 Documentary)
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it. (54 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
32.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
33.
The White Diamond (2004 Documentary)
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About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship... (88 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
34.
Wheel of Time (2003 Documentary)
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Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, India. (81 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
35.
Aliens of the Deep (2005 Documentary)
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James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms. (100 mins.)
 
36.
American Hardcore (2006 Documentary)
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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986 (100 mins.)
Director: Paul Rachman
 
37.
Amsterdam Global Village (1996 Documentary)
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(245 mins.)
 
38.
...And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986 Documentary)
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After acknowledging his own immigrant background, Malle, tries to present the range of immigrant experiences in the US during the 1980's... (80 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
39.
Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler (2011 Mini-Series)
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Chronicles Hitler's life as a failed painter and far-right activist up to his election as Chancellor of Germany, leading to his relentless rise to power, culminating in the beginning of World War II. (108 mins.)
 
40.
Ashes and Snow (2005 Documentary)
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals. (63 mins.)
Director: Gregory Colbert
 
41.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
42.
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds (2010 Mini-Series)
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This documentary features state-of-the-art camera technology used to focus on what humans cannot see with the naked eye. (94 mins.)
 
43.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
44.
Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's... (104 mins.)
 
45.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
 
46.
Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
47.
Bus 174 (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man... (150 mins.)
 
48.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
49.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
50.
Chelsea on the Rocks (2008 Documentary)
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Chelsea on the Rocks celebrates the personalities and artistic voices that have emerged from the legendary residence... (89 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
51.
Cocaine Cowboys (2006 Documentary)
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In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago... (118 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
52.
David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977 Documentary)
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Originally broadcast in May of 1977, this series of interviews between Sir David Frost and U.S. President Richard Nixon... (85 mins.)
Director: Jørn Winther
 
53.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
54.
Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
55.
Relics: Einstein's Brain (1994 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
Director: Kevin Hull
 
56.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
57.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010 Documentary)
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe... (97 mins.)
 
58.
General Idi Amin Dada (1974 Documentary)
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A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda. (90 mins.)
 
59.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008 Documentary)
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. (120 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
60.
Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. (52 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
61.
Hearts and Minds (1974 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Davis
 
62.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
63.
Hells Angels Forever (1983 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
What starts off as a squadron of American daredevil bombers in World War II, branded by society as renegades... (93 mins.)
 
64.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
65.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
66.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
67.
How Bruce Lee Changed the World (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
More than just a biography, this film explores Bruce Lee's global impact to see how he has influenced all areas of popular culture including fitness... (120 mins.)
Director: Steve Webb
 
68.
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009 Documentary)
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A portrait of the acting craft of John Cazale and a tour through the movies that defined a generation. (39 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
 
69.
I'm Still Here (2010)
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Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper. (108 mins.)
Director: Casey Affleck
 
70.
In the Realms of the Unreal (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist. (81 mins.)
Director: Jessica Yu
 
71.
Johnny Cash: The Last Great American (2004 TV Movie)
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(59 mins.)
Director: Chris Rodley
 
72.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
73.
Last Train Home (2009 Documentary)
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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower. (85 mins.)
Director: Lixin Fan
 
74.
Lost in La Mancha (2002 Documentary)
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Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. (93 mins.)
 
75.
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005 Documentary)
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The students of several New York City elementary schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a city wide dance competition. (105 mins.)
Director: Marilyn Agrelo
 
76.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
77.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
78.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. (141 mins.)
 
79.
Microcosmos (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds. (80 mins.)
 
80.
Monster Camp (2007 Documentary)
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Welcome to Monster Camp, the true story about a world where people transform into creatures, heroes... (81 mins.)
Director: Cullen Hoback
 
81.
Nanking (2007)
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Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted. (90 mins.)
 
82.
Nanook of the North (1922 Documentary)
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle. (78 mins.)
 
83.
No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
84.
Overnight (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film. (82 mins.)
 
85.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
86.
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 Documentary)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. (130 mins.)
 
87.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
88.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
 
89.
Presumed Guilty (2008 Documentary)
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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent. (87 mins.)
 
90.
Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
91.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
92.
Second Skin (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games. (94 mins.)
 
93.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
94.
Shine a Light (2008 Documentary)
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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
95.
Shut Up & Sing (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert. (93 mins.)
 
96.
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His... (90 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
97.
Smash His Camera (2010 Documentary)
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A film centering on the life and work of Ron Galella that examines the nature and effect of paparazzi. (87 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
98.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
99.
Steam of Life (2010 Documentary)
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Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart. (81 mins.)
 
100.
Tarnation (2003 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. (88 mins.)