Documentaries are the new films

Since I have now watched all the films, I have been filling the film-shaped hole in my life with documentaries while Hollywood makes some new ones for me. The thing is, like a lion who has tasted fresh human, I may not be able to return to my old ways. Humans Documentaries are just so delicious good! I’m carried along by the stories just as much, but instead of learning about Ewoks, i’m learning about something that happened here on Earth. Now this is probably the result of being able to watch the best documentaries ever where as with films I already saw 3 Men and a Baby and 3 Men and a Little Lady years ago so I have to settle for less but that only recommends them more.

Before the edutainmentphobes leave to spray ‘traitor’ on my car, I must get across that there really is a documentary for everyone. You may not like 60s history documentaries (why? dammit why?!) but you might have a soft spot for sports, travel or Attenborough’s soothing baritone. I have compiled a list of the best documentaries I have come across, which I think anyone with a passing interest in the subject matter would enjoy. I’m sure there are hundreds more so please pop your recommendations in a comment below.

World at War – The Daddy of the genre, a blow-by-blow acount of WW2 compiled entirely from BBC archive footage and Laurence Olivier’s dulcet narration.

Hoop Dreams – The story of two talented teenagers from 80s  Chicago’s roughest neighbourhoods who are offered scholarships to a top basketball high school.

The Making/History of Modern Britain – Andrew Marr’s twin British history documentaries charting the major phases of Britain’s evolution over the last hundred years through more personal stories that illustrate his points.

Hearts of Darkness – The story of the making of Apocalypse Now, filmed by Coppola’s wife out in the Phillipines while the movie was being made.

Exit Through the Gift Shop – The story of a strange and wonderful Frenchman who became an assistant to Banksy and other famous street artists.

Civilization – A ‘personal view’ from 60s documentary legend, Kenneth Clarke, who covers the history of art through the ages.

This IMDB list is also quite handy.


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478 Responses to Documentaries are the new films

  1. Guy

    This is my brother’s favourite. Its free, but tricky if you have difficulties watching things on computers

  2. Lisacad

    Catfish… Never make a film about making a doc.
    The two can be compared but never become subjected to the other.
    A film is a composition.
    A documentary is intuitive.

  3. Lisacad

    My favourite is King of Kong
    And Dig!

  4. Dave

    Check out ‘Why We Fight’ about the US military-industrial-congressional complex. Incredible film. Also, ‘Inside Job’, on the financial crisis.

  5. Ferdie

    Sons of Cuba is v beautiful and worth watching…

    Glad World at War tops list – most brilliant indeed

  6. Cams

    Anything that Peter Taylor’s made on recent terrorism is awesome, if the not the jolliest viewing xxx

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