Best Documentaries of All Time

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41Best Boy
42Animals are Beautiful People

the best human animal nature documentary since 1988! - KaiserSoze

43I'm Going to Tell You A Secret
44Cliff 'Em All!V1 Comment

A lot of kids need to see this movie.

46Ancients Behaving BadlyV1 Comment
47Burden of Dreams
49Tell Them Who You Are
50Gimme Shelter
51When We Were Kings

Amazing documentary about the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire. - tuponia

52America the Beautiful

Documentary by Darryl Roberts on America's perception of beauty. Extremely well done. - fearundercontrol

53Hoop Dreams

Forget just documentaries, this is one of the best movies ever! Why this isn't in the top ten I'll never know: it makes a real-life sports story accessible and heartbreaking, and explores life in the ghetto in a way never before attempted.

A touching and thrilling story of 2 boys who just want to play basketball but who are let down and used by all around them Remarkable film. Will have you laughing and crying within minutes of each other.


So good, and yet, so heartbreaking. I don't think I stopped crying through the whole thing.


One of the best movies/documentaries I've seen. It's so good everyone should watch it. I will never forget it!

56God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
57The Times of Harvey Milk
58Visions of Light
59Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
60Basic Training (Frederick Wiseman)

One of absolute masterpieces. The film that Stanley Kubrick used for Full Metal Jacket. Why this film is being missed by documentary ranking I don't really know.

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