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  1. Pesqueeb

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    ....There is a small conversation in today’s GMT that got me thinking about them. Both the wife and I love documentaries, pretty much any subject. We recently have watched “The Smartest Guys in the Room” about Enron which was :mad: inducing for sure, a very cool little movie called “The Parking Lot Movie” about parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia and its attendants, “Restrepo” the Sebastian Junger movie about Afghanistan, “The King of Kong” about the competition for the highest Donkey Kong score, and lately a series of BBC produced travel shows hosted by Monty Python’s Michael Palin. All of which I highly recommend. There have been some busts too, “Helvetica” a movie about the font, and “Darkon”, a movie about :nerd:s with a serious problem connecting to reality.

    Recommendations? Discuss.
     
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  2. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I like all you mentioned. Been streaming lots through netflix. restrepo & the parking lot movie were particularly good. i just saw one on fela kuti. it was good.
     
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  3. Westy

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    I thought Mad Max was pretty good. I never knew how ****ed up Australia was.
     
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    Rockumentary count?
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Although art, artists and documentaries about either are generally terrible, I recommend "Exit through the gift shop".
     
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  6. Sandwich

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    tell me about it. I had my tickets booked to the thunderdome, but those got canceled quick. Luckily I just switched destinations to new zealand to try and find some elf buddy.

    I did like restrepo a lot even though I came halfway into it.
     
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  7. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I thought it was pretty good, but damn...
     
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  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    District 9 is one of the better ones I've seen.
     
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  9. jimmydean

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    Freakonomics was good, I thought Capitalism - A love story was also good. I am watching The Union tonight.

    The Two Escobars I watched on ESPN's 30 for 30 and it was incredible.
     
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  10. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That whole series is good. I particularly enjoyed the one about the 2004 ALCS ("Four Days in October"). LOL @ NYY
     
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    but the DVD was so warm and soft, and it had been a while since I had been with a good documentary. I swear this never happens...
     
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    Mysterious Hanging Coffins of the Bo
    Planet Earth seires
     
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    :stupid:

    I didn't see all 30, but the one on SMU was great, too. I think I saw about 10 or so during the run and enjoyed them.

    I need to watch Senna, too. It is supposed to be very well done.
     
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    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    we're all going to have to wait a while for this.
     
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    Food Inc.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    This.
     
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    Flight 666 was pretty good.
     
  19. jimmydean

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    Really? I saw it showing on HDNet or something, but I passed. I will have to see it when it comes back around.
     
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    A few I've watched and enjoyed over the last couple years.

    - Man on Wire
    - Planet Earth
    - Blue Planet
    - The Cosmos series
    - Grizzly Man
     
  21. stoney

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    There is a really good one about Mt Everest in 1996 when eight climbers dies in one day, 'storm on everest'. Amazing documentary. Surround sound, dark room, the biggest screen you can find, and prepare yourself.
     
  22. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yes. And Blue Planet. Both are spectacular.
     
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    That might be one of the best Movies (not just doc's) that I've ever seen.

    Having competed in two sports with long histories of performance enhancing drug scandals (Track and Cycling) I really enjoyed this doc:

     
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    Life is good too, but the BBC version without Oprah
     
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  26. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yeah. WTF is up with her as a narrator? Bad choice, IMO.
     
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    Not exactly a documentary but I watched Downfall again the other night, and it's awesome.
     
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    I'm in the middle of the Ken Burns Civil War. I love that there are so many discs. My wife hates that there are so many discs. It is shocking though and I've noticed that my jaw has been dropping at some of the stats.

    food documentaries that I would recommend:

    King Corn
    Food Inc.
    The Real Dirt on Farmer John

    And for those nights when you want to get all spaced out and stare at craziness you've got

    Koyaanisqatsi
     
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    I remember you posting that before. I can't watch that one, I'll end up chewing on a gun. Too sad. :(
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Oooh - yeah... Burns has some really good stuff. "New York" is epic documentarianism...
     
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    "Anvil: The Story of Anvil" is not only the finest docco I've ever watched but one of my top 5 movies of all time.
    For pure epicness "The World at War" is a must see.
    Pes I'll have a think and recommend you some from my side of the world as well.
     
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    This. Seriously. There was a reason it was up for an oscar.
     
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    I'm also a fan of Loius Theroux's gonzo style. The one on Black Nationalists is New York was particularly good.
     
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  36. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    fvvvck. id die before i left my dogs
    edit: or let someone else take them

    i was anxious to see the series but it was totally ruined by her. i of course heard later on that the BBC version didnt have her.
    go figure
     
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    I had no idea it even existed until it popped up as a "things I might like" and boy, did I.
     
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    i still need to see this....



    and this....
     
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    Religulous was pretty funny, too.
     
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    Damn, I forgot about Stoked.