Recommended documentaries

In no particular order.

There are 81 films in this list released in the 2000s.

  • The Fog of War
  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Man on Wire
  • The Cove
  • Grizzly Man
  • Encounters at the End of the World
  • RiP!: A Remix Manifesto
  • A Man Named Pearl
  • Super Size Me
  • The White Diamond
  • To Be and to Have
  • Street Fight
  • Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • Helvetica
  • Lost in La Mancha
  • March of the Penguins
  • Objectified
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston
  • Spellbound
  • Murderball
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party
  • Dark Days
  • Good Hair
  • My Kid Could Paint That
  • I Think We're Alone Now
  • Hell House
  • We Live in Public
  • Comedian
  • The Art of the Steal
  • Word Wars
  • The Comedians of Comedy
  • The Gleaners & I
  • I Like Killing Flies
  • Bright Leaves
  • I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco
  • 49 Up
  • Winged Migration
  • Devil's Playground
  • Air Guitar Nation
  • Please Vote for Me
  • Rivers and Tides
  • Herb & Dorothy
  • Control Room
  • Trouble the Water
  • Between the Folds
  • Rize
  • No Impact Man
  • The Invention of Dr. NakaMats
  • More than a Game
  • My Architect
  • The Garden
  • Pulling John
  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  • Be Here to Love Me
  • Frontrunners
  • Operation Filmmaker
  • Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Throw Down Your Heart
  • Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Home Movie
  • Cowboy del Amor
  • The Gates
  • Romántico
  • The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
  • The Man Who Would Be Polka King
  • Bustin' Down the Door
  • William Eggleston in the Real World
  • Winnebago Man
  • Sweetgrass
  • The Fearless Freaks
  • Okie Noodling
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
  • All In This Tea
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Stevie
  • Art & Copy
  • Los Angeles Plays Itself