Best documentaries of all time…

I’m a huge fan of documentary film.

I just posted a question asking what are the best documentaries of all time… please help me answer it!
Some of my favorite ones of late:

Man on Wire — this film was brilliant and inspiring.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAQm514JiVA

Deep Water — this film deeply impacted me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDs67LfPYPU

Super Size Me — funny and informative.

Bigger Stronger Faster — really makes you think about personal freedom

The Kid Stays in the Picture — my inspiration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys9fYAdgvEk

The King of Kong — most powerful story ever told… about video games (and man’s need to accomplish, well, something).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K7wpatALDQ

http://blogs.theage.com.au/schembri/king.jpg

Hoop Dreams — the classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph2Y-epihlk

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big list here: http://www.mahalo.com/Category:Documentaries

  • http://www.techzine.com ian

    My two favourite documentaries are startup.com http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0256408/ and also e-dreams http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262021/

  • http://www,documentary24,com documentary24

    Super Size Me can be watched online for free at http://www.documentary24.com/super-size-me–194/

  • http://www.rickumali.com/ Rick Umali

    Three cheers for Hoop Dreams. An astounding and important documentary!

  • http://- phil

    “let’s make money” – austrian filmmaker who also did “feed the world” –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tPGt2r6DPE

    very impressive – check it out,
    cheers phil

  • http://www.blippr.com/profiles/jc Jonathan

    I’m a little late to the conversation, but here are some great ones beyond those you’ve already listed:

    – Capturing the Friedmans
    – American Movie
    – The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
    – Spellbound
    – The Thin Blue Line
    – Grizzly Man
    – Air Guitar Nation
    – Jesus Camp
    – Bowling for Columbine

    Undeniably, of course, Hoop Dreams is the absolute best. Glad to see it here.

  • ruckus

    thanks for this i’m a sucker for a good doc. here are some
    i’ve enjoyed:

    IOUSA – http://www.iousathemovie.com/

    propaganda in america: a history of public relations
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rmC_rvPsPQ

    will have a think of some more

    you can see the best 25 of all time as voted by the IDA
    http://kottke.org/08/07/top-25-documentaries

  • osiris7

    “World at War” (1973). Yes, it’s in 26 parts, on 11 discs, but it’s the best documentary ever. It took four years to make, and cost almost a million pounds. Watch it and see for yourself.

  • http://www.scrollinondubs.com Sean Tierney

    Jason,
    I made up an extensive list the other day after going on a recent documentary binge:
    http://www.scrollinondubs.com/2009/03/30/15-disturbing-documentaries/
    People chimed in and added to it but those 15 I listed are must-see’s IMHO

    Sean

  • http://docu.injpn.net Bzbee

    This site has most of the best documetnary. Watch the Academy
    Awards winners or nominees
    http://injpn.net

  • jeffrey

    most of these documentaries can be found at
    http://www.documentary-log.com/

  • Ecohimalaya

    This documentary is one of the best. More like docu drama,
    shows the true life of a nomadic family. Why don’t they count
    GNH (gross national happiness); like GNP

    The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)

  • bengu

    this is a very nice bbc series i just watched and it’s pretty nice …
    Absolute Zero 1: conquest of cold
    Absolute Zero 2 : The race of absolute Zero

  • CHRIS

    Crumb (1994) was a very good doc. also.

  • the biggest fan

    paris is burning
    on the ropes
    march of the penguins
    aileen 1&2
    sick
    dear zachery
    who the *** is jackson pollack
    trials of henry kissinger
    paradise lost 1 and 2
    the exiles
    autumn’s eyes
    the gods of times square
    rfk must die
    did we go?
    american assassin
    kens burns:new york
    crossing the line
    abduction
    stranded:
    the man who skied down everst
    the gift
    everyone film of fredrick wiseman