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I've watched 2 documentaries today (Battle of Chernobyl, Jesus Camp). Can anyone suggest any others?

No Religulous (I dislike Bill Maher), Inconvenient Truth (seen it), or Michael Moore/Morgan Spurlock (seen em).

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Hoop Dreams.

One of the best (if not the best), sports movies ever made. Even if you don't like sports, this movies is worth seeing.

When it was released, documentaries weren't allowed to be nominated for best picture, but because it was so good, there was tremendous public support to change the rule.

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cant say this enough BBC HORIZON, BBC HORIZON

some of the best shows ive ever seen, specifically :

how long is a piece of string?

to infinity and beyond

who's afraid of the big black hole

beyond the big bang

is everything we know about the universe wrong?

parallel universes

also,

cocaine cowboys 1 + 2

fog of war

food inc.

the corporation

gasland

fractals : hunting the hidden dimensions

fleetwood mac : dont stop

Edited by Jackie Moon

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"Auschwitz". I bought this on dvd some years back and it's really good. It was originally aired on BBC and it's in 6 episodes so it's pretty long, like 5 hours or something. But it's really good and very detailed.

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This week I have watched The Devil and Daniel Johnston and Grizzly Man. I recommend both.

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Grizzly Man, Grizzly Man, Grizzly Man, Grizzly Man. *nods solemnly*

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The thriller in Manilla - if u like boxing I guess.

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"Auschwitz". I bought this on dvd some years back and it's really good. It was originally aired on BBC and it's in 6 episodes so it's pretty long, like 5 hours or something. But it's really good and very detailed.

Really..? :huh: I didn't think it was all that great.

Kubrick, Nixon and the Man on the moon

Oh fuck yeah B) Because of this post I'm willing to forget you have an Eddie Vedder avatar.

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American: The Bill Hicks Story

A Man Within - William S Burroughs

Steppin Razor - Pete Tosh

The Filth & The Fury - The Sex Pistols

The Beatles Anthology

25 x 5: The Continuing Adventures of The Rolling Stones

Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones Rock n Roll Circus

Punk Attitude (A FUCKING MUST!)

American Hardcore

The Future is Unwritten: The Joe Strummer Story

Basically when you search most huge pop culture figures there's always like a really definitive cool docu out there on em..

Also check out The US vs John Lennon

The Real Buddy Holly Story

Theres tons out on Muhammad Ali too, too many to really name

Oh oh!

Joe Louis: American Hero Betrayed

There's also an amazing one on Jack Johnson, the first black American heavyweight champion, brilliant one, more of a historical document than anything though

Brando (TCM documentary, thank you Lithium, i love you) 90 mins and brilliant

Bluesland (documentary on l'historie of the blues

that huge blues collection 5 piece thing that Marty Scorsese did

Also A Journey through Cinema with Martin Scorsese (its like 5 hours long but fucking good!)

The Nazis: A Warning from History (10 hours long i think but also brilliant)

Hendrix (the one from the early 70s with Pete Townshend first interviewee on it, i think its just called Hendrix)

Amazing Story: The Journey of The Who

Living Famously: Oliver Reed

The Krays: The Final Word

Sex: The Annabel Chong Story

From The Shadows (or something, look it up) Clint Eastwood docu

Hail Hail Rock n Roll (Chuck Berry docu)

i could go on all night but i'm gonna shut the fuck up now, thank you :)

EDIT: forgot Tupac Ressurection, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and, if you fancy some lighthearted entertainment, watch the Beef series, buncha hip hop documentaries that go into all the beefs that have come and gone, it's quite funny and VERY entertaining :)

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Hoop Dreams.

One of the best (if not the best), sports movies ever made. Even if you don't like sports, this movies is worth seeing.

When it was released, documentaries weren't allowed to be nominated for best picture, but because it was so good, there was tremendous public support to change the rule.

Agreed, its fucking incredible

There was me thinking you spent all day wanking sug :rofl-lol:

Edited by GET OFF AXLS BACK

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this thread was a great idea. i love good docs and good suggestions. downloading quite a few.

randy lahey has had some good suggestions in the past.

like american drug war : the last white hope

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I still haven't seen all of the Fog of War. Where did you see it, Jackie?

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I was kind of hoping you'd download it for me, burn it, do a custom cover (Weiland era Jackie), seal it with some sort of maple adhesive, wrap it in one of your old jerseys and send it to me.

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Wow, thanks for the overwhelming response. I've got today off, so I'll watch a couple after breakfast.

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The Nazis: A Warning from History (10 hours long i think but also brilliant)

i watched this over the weekend and it was great. thanks for the suggestion. fyi, it was 6 - 45. min episodes, but it really flew by. the series was very well paced. just today i watched the last 3 episodes in a row, couldn't stop.

i found it much more engaging than ken burns : the war, that was 7 parts and at times i really had to force myself to watch it.

i just downloaded "beefs", i watched 2 seconds (literally) to make sure it was what i was looking for, it is, and i loled. im not sure what 2 seconds i saw, but it was hilarious nonetheless.

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