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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:16 PM

What is your favorite Documentary?

I can start.

"My Octopus Teacher" {viewed on Netflix}









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mysteryowl Apr 30 OP
LakeArenal Apr 30 #1
no_hypocrisy Apr 30 #2
Scrivener7 Apr 30 #3
Stallion May 1 #14
CrispyQ Apr 30 #4
mysteryowl Apr 30 #6
7wo7rees Apr 30 #5
lastlib Apr 30 #7
Walleye Apr 30 #8
TexasBushwhacker Apr 30 #9
CharleyDog Apr 30 #10
Ocelot II Apr 30 #11
OriginalGeek Apr 30 #12
GumboYaYa Apr 30 #13

Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:18 PM

1. The 2018 RBG Documentary.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:21 PM

2. Roger and Me

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:24 PM

3. The Civil War. It started my love of documentaries.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #3)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:41 AM

14. Love It-Watch it Over and Over Again--Subcategory Political/Historical Documentary

definitely tops my list of Political/Historical Documentary which really is an entirely different category:

also American Experience LBJ is a fascinating look at one of the most complicated Presidents in History-you love and hate him. I love JFK and Clinton but their President's series aren't half as good as LBJ

can't go wrong with Huey Long either although parts are flawed

Most underrated is American Experience George Wallace-Setting the Woods on Fire--if you want to understand the genesis of Trump watch this. Trump just patterned himself after Wallace

I just realized all 3 of these guys have a common denominator-all are deeply complex with contradicting and evolving political personalities

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:26 PM

4. Leave it to Beavers



Followed by The Corporation, which needs updating, but should be required viewing, & Inside Job, which explains the financial crash of 2008.

Great thread! Coming back to add to my documentaries list!

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:31 PM

6. Very fun! I have added this to my viewing list.

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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:36 PM

7. "Cosmos" - Carl Sagan, the original!

(I have BILLIONS & BILLIONS & BILLIONS of reasons for liking it so much....)

Dr. Sagan could make science sound so much like just a walk in the forest!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:44 PM

8. Nanook of the North, the original documentary. And "On the Bowery"

Academy award winner for 1956 short film category about winos in New York City

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:41 PM

9. An Inconvenient Truth comes to mind

I liked Sicko and Fahrenheit 9/11 a lot too.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:59 PM

10. Loooove documentaries. Some great favs:

A Good American (about William Binney)

Chicken People

The Business of Birthing (parts I and II)

Deli Man (joys of good food at a Brooklyn delicatessen.

God Knows I'm Here (a mentally ill woman slowly starves to death is isolation because she is afraid of people)

Where to Invade Next (Michael Moore)

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:00 PM

11. I loved it!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:41 PM

12. Jiro, Dreams of Sushi

and it makes me sad that I'll never be able to eat this man's food.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 05:15 PM

13. I love so many of the films already mentioned.

My Octopus teacher is a beautiful movie.

Unmentioned docs that I loved include: Honeyland (2019), Kiss the Ground (2020), I am Not Your Negro (2016), Amy (2015), Food Inc (2008), and Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010). I could go on and on. I love documentaries.

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