The 40 best documentaries

The name of the list says it already. The best documentaries I have seen.
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1.
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
 
2.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
3.
Love the Beast (2009 Documentary)
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What if you were a Hollywood movie star with an obsession for cars and racing? You would probably read... (92 mins.)
Director: Eric Bana
 
4.
Deep Water (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race. (93 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Everest (1998 Documentary)
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An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb... (44 mins.)
 
7.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
8.
The Wildest Dream (2010 Documentary)
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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Geffen
 
9.
Wild Australia: The Edge (1996 Short Film)
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Rappel into a world of exotic creatures, beautiful and treacherous waterfalls, canyons, and underground rivers carved by streams as our modern bushwackers explore a natural wonderland as it was ninety million years ago. (37 mins.)
Director: John Weiley
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
12.
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010 Documentary)
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking. (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
13.
The Beckoning Silence (2007 TV Movie)
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After a near-death mountain climbing accident, Joe Simpson's injuries were so severe he was told he'd never climb again... (75 mins.)
Director: Louise Osmond
 
14.
The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
15.
The Sharp End (2007 Documentary)
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Enter the danger zone with the worlds' best climbers, including Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis... (63 mins.)
 
16.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
17.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
18.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
19.
Talhotblond: (2009 Documentary)
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life... (83 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
22.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
23.
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011 Documentary)
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Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. (90 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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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.)
 
26.
...Og det var Danmark (2008 Documentary)
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Story about Danish national football (soccer) team, a traditional minnow until the mid-1980s when they improved dramatically and eventually went on to win the European championship in 1992. (107 mins.)
 
27.
Champion (2005 Documentary)
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Danny Trejo, you know the man. He has fierce tattoos, and frequently plays a thug in your favorite movies... (82 mins.)
Director: Joe Eckardt
 
28.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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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
 
29.
One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
30.
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009 Documentary)
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Twenty five years on, the original cast and crew look back on the John Landis classic, An American Werewolf In London. (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Davis
 
31.
The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Documentary)
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A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film. (83 mins.)
 
32.
The Captains (2011 Documentary)
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The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise. (97 mins.)
Director: William Shatner
 
33.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010 Documentary)
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An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas. (93 mins.)
 
34.
The Shark Is Still Working (2007 Documentary)
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After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture. (100 mins.)
Director: Erik Hollander
 
35.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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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
 
36.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
 
37.
Everything or Nothing (2012 Documentary)
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A history of the James Bond franchise. (98 mins.)
Director: Stevan Riley
 
38.
Naked Ambition: An R Rated Look at an X Rated Industry (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Noted Celebrity Photographer, Michael Grecco, sets out to capture the essence of the AVN Awards and Convention where the best in American Pornography is displayed, celebrated and honored. (81 mins.)
Director: Michael Grecco
 
39.
180° South (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy
 
40.
Tintin et moi (2003 Documentary)
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A high-profiled documentary about Hergé and his major cartoon success, Tintin, based in part on previously unreleased archive tape footage. (75 mins.)
 
41.
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014 Documentary)
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The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26. (105 mins.)