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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. »
While wars and the trials and tribulations faced by the soldiers and civilians who get caught up in them have been ripe fodder for films around the world, a new film is set to look at the lives of journalists who get involved in war coverage.
Titled Thank You for Bombing, the film is the newest entry from Austrian filmmaker Barbara Eder. The film, which now has a festival trailer, is directed by Eder, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Thomas Pridnig. The movie stars Raphael von Bargen, Manon Kahle, and Erwin Steinhauer.
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
Austrian filmmaker Barbara Eder’s latest fiction feature looks at the behind-the-camera lives of three international war correspondents on assignment in Afghanistan.
This is Eder’s first feature since 2010, and her first film since her 2013 documentary Profilers, Gaze Into The Abyss, which was followed by a foray into television. The trailer itself, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
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