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Love me documentaries... what are some you like/own or have heard are worth seeing?


Some that I like a lot or own:

American Movie (maybe my favorite movie of all time)
Crumb
Grey Gardens
Spellbound
The Dancing Outlaw
Who the Fuck is Jackson Pollack
Super Size Me

6/20/2007 9:49:25 PM

CharlieEFH
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super size me is over-exaggerated crap

6/20/2007 9:52:21 PM

Jaybee1200
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no one claimed otherwise...

6/20/2007 9:56:44 PM

Budiss
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I agree super size me sucked

6/20/2007 10:01:03 PM

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im just thankful that list isnt riddled with all Michael Moore crap

6/20/2007 10:01:50 PM

CharlieEFH
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you claimed you liked it

i claimed it was crap

i think those are pretty much opposites

6/20/2007 10:02:16 PM

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^^ yeah, the point was to for everyone to share some lesser known titles...

^ really? I thought I said "like OR own"... guess I didnt



[Edited on June 20, 2007 at 10:03 PM. Reason : d]

6/20/2007 10:02:27 PM

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so why do you own it if you don't like it?

6/20/2007 10:04:22 PM

Jaybee1200
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there could be tons of reasons:

1. got it as a gift
2. someone else had it didnt want it, so gave it to me for free
3. i bought it without even viewing it because I love spending money on the unknown
4. maybe I love stuff I hate
etc


and its #2 in this particular case, but #4 kind of applies too

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6/20/2007 10:07:01 PM

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It's amazing that this movie feels short at almost 3 hours long.

A friend gave me Scratch and Style Wars to watch. I'll get to them at some point in the next few weeks.

6/20/2007 10:08:08 PM

Jaybee1200
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^ oooo, good call

6/20/2007 10:09:28 PM

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Crumb is cool

just don't watch it with the wrong people, or they're going to think you're a fucking freak

also, a little trivia, Jon Stewart's first date with his wife was going to a showing of Crumb

the more you know...

6/20/2007 10:24:13 PM

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yeah, I really like it, but there is some fucked up shit in it... its bad when hes the most normal person in the family BY FAR

6/20/2007 10:25:33 PM

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"I'm 30 years old, and in about 10 seconds I gotta start cleaning up somebody's shit, man."

6/20/2007 10:31:10 PM

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Quote :
"The Dancing Outlaw"



FOR THE MOTHERFUCKING WIN FOLKS!!

seriously, ken burns baseball or civil war cant hold a candle



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBgMDh7UBU

6/20/2007 10:35:29 PM

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My favorites:

Sherman's March
Hoop Dreams
Roger & Me

6/20/2007 10:35:31 PM

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^^^ hahaha, like I said, probably my favorite movie ever, I have probably seen it 20 times, never ever ever gets old

^^ ohhhh, totally forgot civil war

[Edited on June 20, 2007 at 10:36 PM. Reason : d]

6/20/2007 10:35:46 PM

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Anything with big cats.

6/20/2007 11:45:08 PM

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Grizzly Man
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

6/20/2007 11:48:43 PM

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Capturing the Freidman's
Devil's Playground
Devil and Daniel Johnston

6/21/2007 12:08:36 AM

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DiG!
Mr. Death
Winged Migration
One Day in September
Koyaanisqatsi
The Bridge

6/21/2007 12:08:46 AM

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Dude, Where's My Car?

6/21/2007 12:11:12 AM

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Murderball

6/21/2007 12:16:24 AM

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Gates of Heaven

or pick any other Errol Morris documentary. But Gates of Heaven is definitely the best.

6/21/2007 12:33:56 AM

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the guy who plays vincent chase on entourage, his documentary is on hbo right now, bout him looking for his dad, kinda interesting

6/21/2007 12:44:43 AM

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Crumb is one of my very favorite movies, documentary or otherwise.



I'd like to add Sick, Hated, and Chicken Hawk to this thread. I highly recommend any of those for a stellar first date.




[Edited on June 21, 2007 at 3:00 AM. Reason : .]

6/21/2007 2:59:13 AM

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^^^ you fucker, you beat me to it.


and for anyone who is feeling really fucked up, try:

"The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140788/

and maybe

"Blood of the Beasts" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041842/

and then finally

"Land Without Bread" - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023037/

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6/21/2007 3:02:41 AM

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hoop dreams is probably my favorite....i liked it the first time i saw it when i was like 10

6/21/2007 3:06:55 AM

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Some of my choices have been stolen by people in this thread who I showed them to.



Anyway.

Crumb
Hoop Dreams
DiG!
Spellbound
American Movie
Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll
Chuck Berry's badassery on full display, particularly in the DVD features)
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
Gimme Shelter
(the editing is pure and simple brilliance)
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of
Smile
Salesman

6/21/2007 7:34:28 AM

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And somehow I forgot Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows, which IMO is the best doc ever on the professional wrestling business (much better than Beyond the Mat).

It's hard to get on DVD because it was a production of the Canadian government, but you can watch it in its entirety starting here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDbquF4gan4

6/21/2007 8:31:41 AM

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oh shit, forgot one of my favorites:

Trekkies


hahahahaha, shit is so fucking funny, I have Trekkies II but its not as good because most of the people in the first one had realized how big of a tool they had been and they werent quite as dorky the second time around.


give a little one sentence description along with the title if you can...

6/21/2007 9:20:00 AM

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DiG! a.k.a. The Real Napoleon Dynamite

^^^^^Somebody took ENG492 Subversive Film

about fifteen minutes through Land Without Bread I started laughing, and was unable to stop for the rest of it - I kinda felt like a horrible person, but meh, the juxtaposition of homeboy's voice with the images on screen was just unbelievably funny to me at the time.

[Edited on June 21, 2007 at 2:07 PM. Reason : .]

6/21/2007 2:06:36 PM

optmusprimer
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the katrina one was good too, cant rememember the exact title

6/21/2007 2:23:11 PM

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there was one on HBO several years back, all about poor ass Appalachia, but I dont think it was ever released on video, think it was called American Hollow.


really good, but depressing as shit

6/21/2007 2:28:58 PM

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Thanks for starting this thread. My Netflix queue has been pretty weak lately. Now it's nice and full.

6/21/2007 3:00:54 PM

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if you havent seen it, bump American Movie up to #1... actually, just go buy it, its amazing

6/21/2007 3:06:21 PM

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Lost in La Mancha
Overnight
Full Tilt Boogie (comes with special edition of From Dusk till Dawn)
American Pimp

6/21/2007 3:26:24 PM

Cherokee
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Quote :
"Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows"


i can't believe i forgot about that one, YES

6/21/2007 3:34:00 PM

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Anything by Terry Jones

Medieval Lives, The Story Of One, The Crusades...

6/21/2007 3:35:58 PM

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Hype!

6/21/2007 3:41:00 PM

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"the katrina one was good too, cant rememember the exact title"


the spike lee, "when the levees broke" joint?

6/21/2007 3:49:02 PM

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From Earth to the Moon

6/21/2007 4:05:26 PM

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How could I forget the genius of Ken Burns? Baseball and Civil War are my two favorites.

6/21/2007 4:14:39 PM

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^^ While that isn't a documentary, I would have to recommend "In the Shadow of the Moon" whenever it is released in theaters (and I imagine it will end up getting a wide release). http://imdb.com/title/tt0925248/ Hands down the best documentary related to space travel. Some of the footage is incredible.

6/21/2007 4:26:05 PM

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fuschia, i love koyaanisqatsi but how is it a documentary?

also: one that wasn't mentioned that i've always liked is "paradise lost: the child murders at robin hood hills". i saw it on hbo in the 90s. basically how a town needed a scapegoat for a ghastly murder of some kids and they found the kids at the local high school who listened to metallica and wore black to peg it on.

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6/21/2007 7:08:53 PM

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^I watched that doc and it was pretty intense.

Didn't the three that got convicted turn out to be innocent and the father of one of the victims was the real murderer, I don't remember it much its been a while.

Another good doc is Bus 174

6/21/2007 7:40:57 PM

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"American Pimp"


Another winner right there.

6/21/2007 7:42:22 PM

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Twist of Faith

6/21/2007 7:47:30 PM

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6/21/2007 8:27:56 PM

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6/21/2007 9:00:05 PM

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