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Golden Eel
06-06-2012, 02:26 AM
Let's talk about them. I've seen a lot of them and I'll inevitably forget some, but I'll list a few of my favorites off the top of my head, in no particular order.

Everything by Louis Theroux (I lied, this is at the top of the list for a reason)

He has an amazing interviewing style where he plays a sort of naive nerdy character and gets the subjects to reveal things they normally wouldn't.

Almost anything by Vice (Guide to Liberia, Guide to North Korea, the ones about drugs, etc.)

Vice's style is a bit strange, but they're still entertaining as fuck.

Planet Earth, Life, Human Planet

Beautiful HD nature documentaries. Do yourself a favor and get the ones with David Attenborough narrating. Fuck the Americanized versions.

Cosmos

Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the Universe. A must see for any science fan.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Hardcore, oldschool video game nerds compete to get the world's high score in Donkey Kong. Much more entertaining than it sounds. These people take this shit seriously.

The Corporation

The documentary examines the modern-day corporation, considering its legal status as a class of person and evaluating its behaviour towards society and the world at large as a psychiatrist might evaluate an ordinary person.

Century of the Self

Focuses on how Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed,* dealt with, and controlled ‬people.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

A series of episodes about how humans have been colonized by the machines we have built. Although we don't realize it, the way we see everything in the world today is through the eyes of the computers.

Steve-O - Demise and Rise

An hour long special about Steve-O of Jackass fame and how crazy he went on booze and drugs.

American Juggalo

A documentary about The Gathering of the Juggalos, where thousands of I.C.P. fans go to hang out and have sex and do drugs for a few days. Weird shit.

We Live In Public

A movie about "the loss of privacy in the internet age." It follows this insane guy who made a shit-ton of money in the big internet boom and does these crazy experiments about loss of privacy. HIGHLY suggested.

Restrepo

The film follows the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company on a 15-month deployment in the Korengal Valley of northeast Afghanistan in the Nuristan area. It's critically praised for a reason. Very well done.

The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia

Documentary about this family of drug addled, insane, probably inbred crazy hicks who are local celebrities for how fucked up they are. Crazy stuff.

Food Inc.

I'm sure most of you have seen this one, but it's about the American food industry. Mostly about all the horrible things that go on from the moment the animal is born until it hits your plate.

This Film is Not Yet Rated

Basically about how outdated and useless the MPAA is and the effect they have on the movie industry.

Exit Through The Gift Shop

A film directed by Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. A really, really well done documentary. A must-see, I'd say.

Inside Job

It's about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption." Won an Academy Award.

I could keep going all night, but I've got shit to do, motherfuckers.

Your turn.

StevCCCC
06-06-2012, 02:53 AM
Saw a documentary on the subject of steroids which delved into the ethics of sport and America's obsession with winning and being the best no matter what.
Its called "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" and its not just a run-of-the-mill steroid documentary, but really got me thinking about how the media has influenced my lifestyle and determination to go to extraordinary lengths just to stand out and/or fit in to a faux social norm. Highly recommend to all.

Mi-CroMartie
06-06-2012, 02:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNCGB7Kww1A

Fave docu of all time.. I have a fetish for the Luftwaffe planes.. So much better than the boring modern jets these days.

Despite they lost the war, these planes were a major step in the aviation eras.. Like the 1st Jet fighter ME-262.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DNrY7X5_vg

brian219
06-06-2012, 04:45 AM
The only two of those I've seen is King of Kong and The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia. Both are pretty amazing. I wanted to smash Billy Mitchell's stupid, cheating face in.

Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World is awesome, too. I wanted to smash Donald Rumsfeld's stupid, cheating face in.

Also liked Milk in the Land and Lake of Fire.

Not Mechanical
06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
I love Louis Theroux, his shows are always incredibly interesting and entertaining, and I like the comment on his style, very true, and it's super effective.
Louis Theroux stuff and Exit Through the Gift Shop are the only two things I've seen on your list, MMT. I liked Exit Through the Gift Shop, I wouldn't have chosen to watch it, really, but it was on TV while I was bored one night so I thought I'd give it a chance, and it was absolutely nothing like I expected it to be, a really interesting film.
From the stuff on the list I haven't seen, This Film is Not Yet Rated sounds really cool, so I'll probably try and check it out over the next few days.

Norsefire
06-06-2012, 05:46 PM
Louis Theroux is brilliant. I don't know if you caught my message in the chat box the other day but here in the UK they recently broadcast two new documentaries by him called Extreme Love one was Autism and the other Dementia. Both were really good, with the Autism the kids were going crazy and the parents let them film it all because like they said the documentary is to show them what they have to do every day with a child who has autism.
The Dementia one was insane because there was a woman who had been diagnosed with it, so she knew she had it but she didn't know how bad she had it. They handed her a phone and asked her to dial a number on it, she was confident she could do it but had no idea what the numbers were and didn't have a clue how to use it.

I didn't even know he had made these, I just randomly caught the Autism one on TV one night.

Nick Broomfield (http://www.nickbroomfield.com/)
Aileen Wuornos - The Selling of a Serial Killer
Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Nick Broomfield has created a few documentaries and films, but the two on Aileen Wuornos are the ones I watched, I've watched them a few times because they're really good. I also caught the film Ghosts which isn't so much a documentary but a good film based on some Chinese people who came to the UK to work, they went out cockle picking and the tide came in and killed them.

Sans Agendum
06-06-2012, 10:42 PM
it's a 4 parter and it is amazing! Can possibly change the way you view the world. Explains how Freud's theories has shaped our modern world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prTarrgvkjo

Golden Eel
06-06-2012, 10:44 PM
it's a 4 parter and it is amazing! Can possibly change the way you view the world. Explains how Freud's theories has shaped our modern world.

Not like I mentioned that doc in OP or anything....

But it certainly is a very good one.

Sans Agendum
06-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Sorry. It was a bit long and I didn't read it.

spaceSuicide
06-07-2012, 02:00 PM
When I watch documentaries it tends to be on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, Ghosts, Bigfoot or on Serial Killers.

I think I might have a social disorder after looking at that list....

In seriousness, I watched a classic documentary of Jeffrey Dahmer on Youtube last week. Good watch actually, whether you have known everything or not already:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QywKy2VF1pA

Golden Eel
06-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Watched this one last night.


Hollywood and the War Machine (http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/empire/2010/12/2010121681345363793.html) (Link included)

Al Jazeera programme examining the symbiotic relationship between the movie industry and the military-industrial complex. Includes interviews with Oliver Stone, Christopher Hedges, and Michael Moore.

Sixteen Saltines
06-07-2012, 04:45 PM
One of my favorite documentaries.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo

Norsefire
06-07-2012, 07:26 PM
Looks like we're getting another new Louis Theroux documentary in the UK this weekend.
Louis Theroux - Twilight of the Porn Stars is on BBC Two at 22:00 BST on Sunday 10 June
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18352421

I shall be watching that!

Sans Agendum
06-07-2012, 11:41 PM
Pretty Gruesome


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psoq8qYvx18&feature=related

Norsefire
06-09-2012, 02:19 PM
Just stumbled upon this website looking for a TV show I used to watch, it might be useful to people in this thread!

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/

Golden Eel
06-11-2012, 06:42 AM
Bananaz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L0FCu2E8sQ&list=PLE19FC5EBE68A4577&feature=plpp) (Link to YouTube playlist included)

A really awesome documentary about the band Gorillaz. Includes the path of their career from the birth of the band and recording of the self-titled album until after Demon Days. Tons of footage of them in the studio recording all the songs on the records and a lot of footage of many of the guest stars on the albums. Highly suggested for any Gorillaz fans. I can't believe I'd never seen it before.

Mugwump
06-11-2012, 07:58 AM
Born into This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5-xLaFhx4&nomobile=1) - Documentary about Charles Bukowski.

Golden Eel
06-12-2012, 05:42 AM
Looks like we're getting another new Louis Theroux documentary in the UK this weekend.
Louis Theroux - Twilight of the Porn Stars is on BBC Two at 22:00 BST on Sunday 10 June
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18352421

I caught this last night. It was surprisingly biased, to me. It seemed like Louis was really trying to push his agenda of the porn industry being overall a bad thing that seems to go against the human nature to be monogamous. So many questions that just came across like he was trying to make the performers feel bad about what they were doing.

I also just got done watching Billion Dollar Hippy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q-11cSNshc), a BBC 'documentary' about Steve Jobs. However, I think that calling it a documentary might be a bit of a stretch. It was pretty much just a memorial dick-sucking fest for Jobs. I don't think a single critical word was mentioned about him throughout the entire thing.

Golden Eel
06-12-2012, 06:20 AM
Also, this...

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l66N1BgNG4E) is one of the weirdest fucking things I've seen in a while. Not sure what I can say to prime you for it, but just spend 25 minutes to watch it. I was pretty much speechless during the entire thing.

Norsefire
06-12-2012, 06:44 AM
I caught this last night. It was surprisingly biased, to me. It seemed like Louis was really trying to push his agenda of the porn industry being overall a bad thing that seems to go against the human nature to be monogamous. So many questions that just came across like he was trying to make the performers feel bad about what they were doing.

Yeah I guess he was a bit like that in this one. I thought it was funny though how that woman was going on web cam and she went to get ready, so he stood talking to her boyfriend and then she came back and it basically started an argument because her bf was talking to Louis about something he'd never talked to her about lol.

DecayingSinner
06-14-2012, 10:21 AM
When I watch documentaries it tends to be on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, Ghosts, Bigfoot or on Serial Killers.

I think I might have a social disorder after looking at that list....


Minus Bigfoot, I lean towards the exact same subject matter. Love anything on BTK

Anomaly
06-14-2012, 06:36 PM
Four Horsemen (2012)

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the world really works and why there is still hope in re-establishing a moral and just society.

Four Horsemen is free from mainstream media propaganda, doesn't bash bankers, criticize politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. The film ignites the debate about how we usher a new economic paradigm into the world which, globally, would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

With a cover like this, Morgan Spurlock, naked and literally branded with a range of different companies, there is a definite intrigue from the get go. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is based around the advertising industry, the ins and outs of pitches and how branding all works. Morgan Spurlock has a whole bunch of documentaries under his belt, with his most popular and controversial being Super Size Me, so does this film measure up to that doc-buster (documentary blockbuster)?

Food, Inc. (2009)

A handful of giant corporations control the growth, processing and sale of food in this country, and don't want you to realize the extent of their power. They enforce their policies and threaten reprisals against those raising crops and animals by organic and Green methods. They dictate cruel and unhealthy living conditions for animals, and place our health second to their profits. And they back it all with multi-million dollar ad campaigns portraying themselves as benefactors.

We Live in Public (2009)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XSTwfdFwIY

Golden Eel
06-15-2012, 12:44 AM
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

With a cover like this, Morgan Spurlock, naked and literally branded with a range of different companies, there is a definite intrigue from the get go. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold is based around the advertising industry, the ins and outs of pitches and how branding all works. Morgan Spurlock has a whole bunch of documentaries under his belt, with his most popular and controversial being Super Size Me, so does this film measure up to that doc-buster (documentary blockbuster)?

I forgot to mention this one in OP. It's pretty great.

Horse shampoo.


Four Horsemen (2012)

The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the world really works and why there is still hope in re-establishing a moral and just society.

Four Horsemen is free from mainstream media propaganda, doesn't bash bankers, criticize politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. The film ignites the debate about how we usher a new economic paradigm into the world which, globally, would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.

I've wanted to watch this one. Didn't know it was out yet, now I'll search for a stream.

Cat
06-17-2012, 12:18 AM
I just saw this.....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5oFVHE1-Ko

Mugwump
06-26-2012, 07:16 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/PIB.jpg

"Paris Is Burning is a 1990 documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the "Golden Age" of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America."


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS0_NUqPgw4&feature=related

yuzukelly
06-28-2012, 11:27 AM
I've recently watched Louis Theroux's Most hated family in America and Most hated family in Crisis. I also watched the one about the pedophile hospital and Nazi's.

sayyosin
07-06-2012, 01:23 PM
I just watched Louis Theroux's Miami Mega Jail. I never want to get arrested in Miami. Holy shit.

yuzukelly
07-06-2012, 04:40 PM
I haven't seen that one yet! I'll try to soon :D (I've been watching a lot of To catch a Predator lately...)

Cat
07-06-2012, 11:32 PM
This is really nice............. enjoy.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWmOtXSAr1M&feature=related

Sans Agendum
07-07-2012, 01:53 AM
\m/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h9XzRdFIhc&feature=player_embedded

yuzukelly
07-07-2012, 01:29 PM
Oh my goodness, I just watched the first of the Mega Jail O_O I'm too much of a sissy!! haha xD

Mugwump
07-07-2012, 04:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=TH6JcyumofI

This is on Netflix. A bit dated, seems like it was filmed during the Bush eras. Interviews from various countries about what people think of America.

HeartShapedAsses
07-11-2012, 03:45 AM
Oh my goodness, I just watched the first of the Mega Jail O_O I'm too much of a sissy!! haha xD

Oh yeah, I saw one on Netflix on solitary confinement. And wow, just wow. I know those places are built for the worst of the worst, but it was saddening just to see. I mean those people literally loose their minds slowly there over the course of YEARS. I think they should have the option to be put to death if they would rather die' than endure something so inhuman. -My head hurt just from watching, and I can withstand the worst of the worst horror films... But yeah reality is way scarier.

Mugwump
07-11-2012, 09:37 AM
I think Terrapin would like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=kolMzar_3x0

(I just realized MMT mentioned this in the OP, but that only goes to show that simply making a big list will make people skim over it. Good thing I caught that before he noticed.)

Zero Time
07-11-2012, 07:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqZHzpAYVIk

Aside from the lackluster BBC documentary format,
found out some things I didn't know about Sun Ra.

petticoat
07-11-2012, 07:22 PM
7 Up series


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngSGIjwwc4U

Mugwump
07-12-2012, 01:01 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=0MxXqF-fgJY

Creepy documentary.

twiggysrabies
07-17-2012, 11:19 AM
I really like this documentary about the Suicide Forest in Japan:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FDSdg09df8

yuzukelly
07-17-2012, 11:57 AM
I had never heard of the suicide forest before... That was pretty interesting. Azusa has quite the job :s he seems like such a sweet man!

Zero Time
07-26-2012, 02:29 PM
http://vimeo.com/19717064

sayyosin
07-30-2012, 02:15 PM
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s85/theblindskater78/fix_poster_9-1-1.jpg

I enjoyed the interviews. Al Jourgensen is certainly a character. Pretty much full retard.

He does heroin and fucks a chicken in this.

Cat
08-28-2012, 01:05 AM
http://vimeo.com/19717064

Thank you for sharing this!

AssetReign
08-28-2012, 01:26 AM
Re-watched the VH1 "Driven" documentary on Manson.

Mugwump
09-11-2012, 07:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=o6XLDqsc9Ug

Which Way Home was really good. I liked it and stuff.

1984
09-11-2012, 10:08 PM
Autoluminscent: Rowland S. Howard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRk_QHYOrXU

Probably the best music documentary I have ever seen. There are various appearances from notable artists:

Sonic Youth
Lydia Lunch
Nick Cave
HTRK

Very insightful, inspiring. I was genuinely moved by the end of the film.

filthytothecore
09-11-2012, 10:10 PM
I suppose this a documentary.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHs2coAzLJ8

Cat
09-14-2012, 02:13 AM
I saw this last week because I want to learn more about the drugs some people use.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsUH8llvTZo

''A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and eventually rot right off their bodies. Even most heroin users are frightened by Krokodil and want nothing to do with this terrifying drug.''

SangreV
12-10-2012, 05:58 PM
Not sure if this one has been posted but this video exists to debunk the theory known as Ancient Aliens. I mean it was an interesting and amusing theory, but incredibly ridiculous. It also sheds some insight onto how things like pyramids may likely have been built. Definitely worth watching!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92EBm4ZIU_I

Holocaust_King
12-24-2012, 06:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=SDbSRDe4gVc

One of the best music docs I've ever seen.

Mugwump
01-19-2013, 02:59 PM
Recently watched Whores' Glory on Netflix:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhgpTrgLYt4

Mugwump
02-08-2013, 01:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwPMHM3qC9w

TH15x15xMYxOMeGA
11-22-2014, 05:48 PM
What are some good documentaries that you would recommend? Sometimes I just feel like sitting down and watching something factual about an interesting topic like serial killers, war, or other strange things, and now is one of those times.

Make some recommendations!

The Overman
11-22-2014, 06:17 PM
Here's a great documentary from 1982 about violence in America that echoes some of the Holy Wood themes. It straddles the line between social commentary and exploitation. In particular, it uses the Kennedy assassinations as a jumping-off point for the historical increase of violent crime in America. I love it, and I'd be shocked if Manson hasn't seen it.

The Killing Of America


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-knbqmXn0

Pumpin' soundtrack, too. "Homicide" by 999 is a wonderful slice of pre-commercialization, pre-hardcore punk rock.

Several comments from the YouTube video:


Christina Gmiterko8 months ago

Excellent documentary. Surprised that it was made 30 years ago. Finally something that does not lay the blame at guns or entertainment. It should have never been banned in America. All of these events occurred before I was born, so I cant say what America was like pre-Kennedy assassination, but it makes a good case that from there along with the Vietnam war really changed the makeup of the nation.
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smith27818 months ago

I agree with you. It seems like now a days that people need someone to blame whether its video games or Marilyn Manson. Its like the catcher and the rye got banned because some nutters said that it inspired them to shot John Lennon and Ronald Regan. If they want to use that argument then why not ban the bible or the karan as more wars and murders and acts of terrorism has been made from nutters misinterpreting them 2 than anything else. 
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(I wouldn't recommend browsing those comments too much. Aside from these two insightful posts, you have the usual herd stupidity of a YouTube comments section - America is violent because WE TOOK GOD OUT OF SCHOOLS/U.N. takeover/aliens did it/lib'rulism/the NRA/race mixin'/the statistical decline in violent crime since the early 1990s is a GODDAMN COMMIE LIE. Some shitfuck blames John Lennon for single-handedly making America "worse". Truly a frothy brew.)

Golden Eel
11-22-2014, 07:40 PM
Get off my shit. (http://www.providermodule.com/forum/showthread.php/4421-Documentaries)

Shock Hazard
11-22-2014, 07:52 PM
There's a lot of good ones to name depending on your interests, but it's probably easier to just search through this:

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/

crazybitch
11-23-2014, 09:58 AM
http://youtu.be/R6GiNQvugn0

THIS.

TH15x15xMYxOMeGA
11-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Get off my shit. (http://www.providermodule.com/forum/showthread.php/4421-Documentaries)

Lol I'm sorry!!
My bad.

TrainWreck96
11-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Dear Zachary. Very sad, but very interesting.
Capturing The Friedman's. It started off as a documentary about a party clown, but the filmmaker uncovered a frightening family story.
The King Of Kong and Searching For Sugarman. Both are a little cooked as far as the history of events are concerned, but they are very interesting nonetheless!
I could list a ton more if you're interested. -Edit- Nevermind, I just saw Mixmastahtee's response.

FeedYourHead
12-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Recently watched Hit So Hard on netflix and spent a good ten minutes crying because I missed grunge and life sucks etc etc.

crazybitch
12-24-2014, 06:14 AM
http://youtu.be/oAaQTnCNo70

FeedYourHead
09-04-2016, 02:23 PM
David Lynch: The Art Life trailers.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U2eRjQasE8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTFPCNlzOQ