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Doc Talk: Documentaries on Netflix Need You to Save Them

27 July 2011 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

I’m always looking to expand my familiarity with classic documentaries. And Netflix has typically delivered. In fact, until recently the service was streaming a number of famed old nonfiction titles available through The Criterion Collection. Such classics as Salesman, Grey Gardens, Sans Soleil, Burden of Dreams, Hearts and Minds and Harlan County U.S.A. are still currently available in disc form, but for immediate online viewing you have to head over to Hulu, and you’ll need a Plus account for most. At least Hoop Dreams is still somehow on Netflix Watch Instantly (it appears to not be Criterion’s copy), as are plenty of other must-see doc classics like Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life, The Sorrow and the Pity, The Thin Blue Line, Triumph of the Will, Man...

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