(Closed) Favorite documentaries?

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Post # 3
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love Grey Gardens too!!  I’ve also enjoyed: 

Young at Heart

Paper Clips

Bill Cunningham New York

Herb and Dorothy

Monica and David

Post # 4
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Oh I love documentaries!  My most recent favorite was “Religulous” with Bill Meyer.

Post # 5
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My favorites:

Freakonomics (sooo watchable and incredibly entertaining)

Food Inc. (really makes you think)

Supersize Me (I just love Morgan Spurlock and his films)

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (Morgan Spurlock again)

Waiting For Superman (kind of heartbreaking)

Miss Representation (makes you think)

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (kind of nerdy but thoroughly entertaining)


I’ve heard good things about “Girl Model” and am currently trying to track this one down.  Has anyone seen it?

Post # 6
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The only things my SO and I usually watch together are PBS documentaries – those of you in the US can watch pretty much all of them on their website. They’ve got tons of shorter ones (like on Frontline) but also feature-length docs on their POV and Global Voices programs among others. I love PBS.

Post # 7
2934 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Grizzly Man

The Parking Lot Movie


River and Tides

Dear Zachary

John Cleese’s Wine for the Confused

Naked States

Roger & Me

Post # 8
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ken Burns’s National Parks documentary. I am obsessed, and watch it like once a month (it’s on Netflix)

Post # 9
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I too enjoy Ken Burns’ National Parks series. 

I also enjoyed “It Might Get Loud.” 

My brother and his wife saw Girl Model at a film festival last month and both said they really liked it. 

Post # 10
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The West  – old school Ken Burns

I try to avoid political ones because they usually make me want to break things.

Post # 11
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

My favorites recently have been The Elephant in the Living Room (exotic pet owners in America), Make Believe (high school magician competition entrants), and Being Elmo.

I’ve also recently watched and enjoyed a lot of documentaries by Louis Theroux, who is a BBC presenter.  He has done a series of documentaries mainly focusing on niche cultures in America, and a few where he stays with and follows around a number of British celebrities (or important figures like politicians).  I love his work, but a lot of it is not available for purchase.  You can find a number of them on youtube, though.  Highly recommended!!

Post # 12
3586 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@MrsFuzzyFace:  commenting so that I can find this again.

Post # 13
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love documentaries! Some of my faves right now:

The Business of Being Born

For the Bible Tells Me So

Under Our Skin

Dear Zachary



I also enjoyed No Impact Man but there were things about it that irritated me too much for me to say it’s a favorite.



Post # 14
1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

White Light, Black Rain.  So good, but you will cry!

Post # 15
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

WWII in HD was incredible series.  I just love anything WWII related.

Inside job

Walmart – The High Price of Low Cost

Pharoahs and Kings – David Rohl (I love any of the documentaries based on his work)

The War Room

I just watched Occupy Unmasked and Hating Breitbart, both of which were done by people I admire and respect.  They are both really well done and thrilled I bought them early.



Post # 16
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I LOVE documentaries!

Recently, we watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Bill Cunningham New York.

Both are super amazing.

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