Best Documentaries of All Time

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Overnight
22 Night and Fog
23 Capturing the Friedmans

This family goes through every imaginable emotion, leaving none aforementioned.
How a well-to-do american family can be destroyed by lies for the justice system of America. Nobody is safe!

24 Grey Gardens
25 Steal This Film II
26 Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace & Music

The filiming & music is so good I have watched this endless times.

27 Biggie & Tupac: The Story Behind the Murder of Rap's Biggest Superstar
28 Everything Is A Remix
29 The Act of Killing

How is this not higher on the list? This is one of the most hauntingly dark films I've ever seen. It's an undeniable achievement in documentary making (or filmmaking, for that matter). This movie should be mandatory viewing, I'm not kidding.

30 The World at War
31 Holy Wars Documentary
32 RiP! A Remix Manifesto
33 The Emotional World of Farm Animals
34 The Indigo Evolution
35 Touching the Void
36 The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert McNamara
37 Armadillo
38 Bus 174
39 Hoop 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.

40 America's Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil

It's great from start to finish. All ten parts. It gives us info on real-life Serial Killers and gives us insight on as to why they commit such horrible acts of violence. It's chilling yet fascinating. I've watched it hundreds of times. Very educational. It teaches us to be very careful in the real world.

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