Hidden gems - documentaries

Some not so known, but still supurb documentaries
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games ” - koenmijnen
 
2.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
“ Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. ” - koenmijnen
 
3.
Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship...
Director: Adam Cornelius
 
4.
Catching Hell (2011 Documentary)
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After the Chicago Cubs blow an opportunity to reach the World Series in 2003, Cubs fans blame the team's misfortune on fellow fan Steve Bartman, who interfered with a foul ball and prevented Moises Alou from making a catch. (102 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
5.
Wordplay (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
“ An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. ” - koenmijnen
 
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Solo (2008 Documentary)
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Andrew McAuley attempted what many believed was impossible - a solo kayak expedition across the world's most treacherous ocean. (58 mins.)
“ Andrew McAuley attempted what many believed was impossible - a solo kayak expedition across the world's most treacherous ocean. ” - koenmijnen
 
7.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
“ A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. ” - koenmijnen
 
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Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008 Documentary)
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An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream. (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Bell
“ In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Christopher Bell explores America's win-at-all-cost culture by examining how his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream. ” - koenmijnen
 
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Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
“ Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. ” - koenmijnen
 
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TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011 Documentary)
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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history... (104 mins.)
 
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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
“ 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. ” - koenmijnen
 
12.
We Were Here (2011 Documentary)
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A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
14.
Sonicsgate (2009 Documentary)
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Exposing the truth behind the Seattle SuperSonics' tragic exodus after 41 years in the Emerald City. (120 mins.)
Director: Jason Reid
 
15.
You've Been Trumped (2011 Documentary)
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In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort. (95 mins.)
Director: Anthony Baxter