Recommended documentaries

In no particular order.

  • Rize
  • No Impact Man
  • The Invention of Dr. NakaMats
  • More than a Game
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
  • My Architect
  • The Garden
  • Pulling John
  • The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  • Be Here to Love Me
  • Frontrunners
  • Powers of Ten
  • Operation Filmmaker
  • Lost Boys of Sudan
  • Throw Down Your Heart
  • Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale
  • Frank and Ollie
  • On Any Sunday
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • Home Movie
  • About Jenny Holzer
  • 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
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
  • Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
  • Winnebago Man
  • Brother's Keeper
  • Under African Skies
  • Sweetgrass
  • The Fearless Freaks
  • Stories We Tell
  • Room 666
  • Room 237
  • A Band Called Death
  • Cutie and the Boxer
  • Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
  • The Square
  • The Act of Killing
  • How to Make a Book with Steidl
  • Tropicália
  • Style Wars
  • Life Itself
  • 56 Up
  • Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
  • Tim's Vermeer
  • Forest of Bliss
  • Gerhard Richter Painting
  • Particle Fever
  • Maidentrip
  • Okie Noodling
  • I Am Divine
  • Teenage
  • The Unknown Known
  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
  • Muscle Shoals
  • The Battered Bastards of Baseball
  • Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell
  • I Know That Voice
  • The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
  • Strongman
  • Shepard & Dark
  • Citizenfour
  • Korengal
  • Virunga
  • 6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park
  • Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
  • The Overnighters
  • I Hate Christian Laettner
  • Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
  • Manakamana
  • Leviathan
  • Rich Hill
  • Flex Is Kings
  • Welcome to Leith
  • Mavis!
  • In Transit
  • The Russian Woodpecker
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • The Story of Film: An Odyssey
  • Point and Shoot
  • Alive Inside
  • Tales of the Grim Sleeper
  • Approaching the Elephant
  • Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
  • All In This Tea
  • Gap-Toothed Women
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Bowling for Columbine
  • Stevie
  • Wild Man Blues
  • Levitated Mass
  • Art & Copy