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50 fabulous documentary films, covering hard politics through to music, money and films that never were...
Thanks to streaming services such as Netflix, we’ve never had better access to documentaries. A whole new audience can discover that these real life stories are just as thrilling, entertaining, and incredible as the latest big-budget blockbuster. What’s more, they’re all true too. But with a new found glut of them comes the ever more impossible choice, what’s worth your time? Below is my pick of the 50 best modern feature length documentaries.
I’ve defined modern as being from 2000 onwards, which means some of the greatest documentaries ever made will not feature here. I’m looking at you Hoop Dreams.
50. McConkey (2013)
Shane McConkey was an extreme skier and Base jumper who lived life on the edge, and very much to the full. »
The staggering true story of a convicted murderer who demanded his own execution after 20 years on death row, David Sington’s engrossing documentary “The Fear of 13” arrives at Rome’s Mia fresh from its world premiere at the London Film Festival, ahead of its international and North American premieres at Cph:dox and Doc NYC next month. In the vein of such recent breakout documentary hits as “The Impostor” and “Searching for Sugar Man,” Sington’s film tells a factual story with the dramatic beats of a fiction film, using an unorthodox yet gripping narrative style that is sure to help it stand out in the upcoming awards season.
It’s hard to go deeply into the film’s appeal without giving away its secrets; suffice to say, the story rests solely on the shoulders of charismatic protagonist Nick, who talks us through the shocking chain of events that brought him »
- Damon Wise
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