Recommended documentaries

In no particular order.

  • Gates of Heaven
  • Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
  • Vernon, Florida
  • Tabloid
  • The Thin Blue Line
  • The Fog of War
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • A Brief History of Time
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  • Man on Wire
  • Burden of Dreams
  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
  • The Cove
  • Crumb
  • Grizzly Man
  • Into the Abyss
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • Still Bill
  • RiP!: A Remix Manifesto
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • A Man Named Pearl
  • Exit Through the Gift Shop
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
  • Super Size Me
  • The White Diamond
  • The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
  • How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck
  • To Be and to Have
  • Street Fight
  • The Interrupters
  • Hoop Dreams
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • American Dream
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
  • Salesman
  • Grey Gardens
  • Seven Up!
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • Helvetica
  • American Movie
  • Bill Cunningham New York
  • Lost in La Mancha
  • March of the Penguins
  • Restrepo
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Objectified
  • Marwencol
  • Urbanized
  • Waiting for 'Superman'
  • Eames: The Architect & The Painter
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure
  • Spellbound
  • Roger & Me
  • Murderball
  • When We Were Kings
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • My Best Fiend
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Dark Days
  • Good Hair
  • Babies
  • My Kid Could Paint That
  • The War Room
  • The Parking Lot Movie
  • Buena Vista Social Club
  • I Think We're Alone Now
  • Bombay Beach
  • Hell House
  • Microcosmos
  • We Live in Public
  • Comedian
  • The Art of the Steal
  • First Position
  • Word Wars
  • The Comedians of Comedy
  • The Gleaners & I
  • I Like Killing Flies
  • Sherman's March
  • Bright Leaves
  • 21 Up
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  • 28 Up
  • 49 Up
  • Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)
  • Winged Migration
  • 42 Up
  • 35 Up
  • Devil's Playground
  • Air Guitar Nation
  • Please Vote for Me
  • Rivers and Tides
  • Herb & Dorothy
  • Control Room
  • Trouble the Water
  • Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians
  • The Cruise
  • Between the Folds