If you're a commie pinko leftist like me, you'll probably like Manufacturing Consent.
NOVA: The Elegant Universe
Man on Wire
Indie Game: The Movie
King of Kong
If you're a commie pinko leftist like me, you'll probably like Manufacturing Consent.
Highly recommended: Pulling John, the real life story of Over the Top.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi. If you like Sushi in any way, or are a foodie at all, this is a very interesting watch.
The inside Job. It's about how the US government took your money out of your pocket and gave it to the banks so they can by new Ferrari's. I wanted to burn the world to the ground after that.
The Coporation. A great movie that shows you that thanks to great lawyers, companies have WAY more rights then you. It also show a lawsuit by fox (which fox won) that says by law that what they show on news is entertainment and does not have to be truthful in the slightest. Keep watching that cnn
The Staircase (miniseries)
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (or pretty much anything by PBS)
Bigger faster stronger
Enron: smartest guys in the room (or pretty much anything by Alex Gibney)
I thoroughly enjoyed the staircase and genuinely found myself caring about the case and the characters
I tend to search youtube every month or so for: bbc horizon 2012
Some cool results. (they're even 720p)
Also the dutch public channel VPRO has a series called Tegenlicht or Backlight in english. The international youtube channel is here. Some cool stuff like:
I hope you enjoy, lots more stuff under the links.
Not to forget
I saw "Girl Model". It's about the Russian -> Japan young teen model trade. They recruit these girls from Russia who are broke, send them to Japan with the promise of all these jobs and money, and they get taken advantage of and sometimes sent home thousands of dollars in debt.
China's pollution part 1. part 2 tomorrow
Urban Roots is about the rise of urban farms in the city of Detroit.
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Inside Job fucking great Documentary.
this is not the movie just an indepth look
If you haven't seen it watch Cocaine Cowboys 2 the story keeps going worth watching.
I am Fishead. A documentary about corporate psychopaths. Paul Babiak wrote a book about corporate psychopaths called Snakes in Suits, which I recommend also.
edit: old link to video was removed by user, new link up.
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I seen someone linked that Urban Roots trailer, pretty awesome.
Here's a docu that Johnny Knoxville did last year or so. It pretty much hits the nail on the head. Talks about the negative views in Detroit, and the positive things that's actually going on. I'm not saying Detroit is the best place on earth, it certainly is far from that, but I feel like it gets a far worse wrap than it actually is here.
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Astrocreep: What is that Raiders of the Lost Ark documentary that you posted on FoH a couple months ago? Trying to find it and can't...
I dont think this was posted, but a great documentary on how we fail miserably with the war on drugs.
the thing about this that boggles my mind, is we stand to gain so much money by taxing and legalizing all drugs, whats stopping this? does the gov really stand to make more money by throwing tons of people into jail instead?
not the smartest guy out there but something obviously outweighs the $$$$ we stand to gain by legalizing and taxing all drugs.
(proof inside the doc that this kinda stuff actually lowers the drug problems in certain places, portugal and switzerland are 2)
portugal's drug policy is impressive...so much fucking money saved from cutting courts/police/prison...
Just watched Chosin. Korea war movie. Very powerful, highly recommended.
I just watched Stacy Peralta's newest documentary on the Bones Brigade. I liked it a lot and if you have any interest in skating at all or you followed them as a kid I recommend it.
Yeah, the Bones Brigade doc was excellent. It is on Netflix instant now.
also check out the christian hosoi doc called i think flying high. it fills in the gaps of the scene from the time that bones brigade was going
Searching For Sugar Man. Excellent.
here is the link to the guy's vimeo page
bookmark that page and keep checking in every now and then for his complete of Jaws. its about a month overdue.
anyway, these are the best documentaries i or anyone here have ever seen on Star Wars, Empire, Jedi and Raiders of The Lost Ark.
empire strikes back
Return of the jedi
the teaser for Jaws which i will edit in the final result when he gets done
im currently watching The Impostor. i want to curbstomp this cocksucker.
The Imposter is good, yeah. I forgot about that one.
TV documentary, but still entertaining. Caught it on netflix a few months back.
Here are some good ones:
Alone in the Wilderness, the story of Richard Proenneke, a guy who decided to move into a log cabin in remote Alaska when he was 60 or so and lived there for a quarter of a century.
The Century of the Self, a BBC Documentary on public relations and psychology. It was up on YouTube but has been taken down, highly recommended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self
The Red Letter Media documentary/review on The Phantom Menace:
Exit through the Gift shop. Think the sound cuts out an hour into this, but you'd be better off downloading it anyway.
Great one if you like surfing/skateboarding
Herb and Dorothy.
Jiro was pretty boring. The concept was good, but way too mean scenes of him putting together sushi backed by classical music. We get it, making sushi is like conducting a symphony.
Serious question, why is sushi so popular? Isnt it kinda dangerous to eat raw fish?
I just started watching this and it's amazing. It's old (1973) but it's the best WWII documentary out there and it's like 26 hours long. Here's a clip of them talking about transferring it to Blu Ray.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0282856/ was pretty interesting and had some decent lolz on top, it is a real Doc.
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thanks drinsic4brazilrad, im seriously interested. im sure some fucktard will say cuz its good as fuck, thats why its popular. i get that. 5 or so years ago nobody ever would watch a sushi doc. now i see that shit everywhere. sushi places been poppin up all over by me.
so again, why is sushi so popular and isnt anyone worried they're gonna get sick?
Can anyone recommend any good documentaries on serial killers? They fascinate me in some way. Already seen the iceman stuff.
The FDA requires almost all raw fish to be frozen first
Here is the pertinent part:
Except for raw molluscan shellfish, certain species of large tuna, certain aquacultured fish, and fish eggs that have been removed from the skein and rinsed, if fish are intended for raw or undercooked consumption, they must be properly frozen before they are served. If this process is done off-premises, purchase specifications ensuring that proper freezing techniques are used to destroy parasites must be provided. Labeling or other information should accompany the product to advise as to whether the product was frozen properly. This is necessary because fish from natural bodies of water may carry parasitic worms that can infect and injure consumers who eat such raw fish dishes as sushi, ceviche, green (lightly marinated) herring, and cold-smoked salmon. The worms are often deeply imbedded inside fish muscle. Thorough freezing kills these worms if the fish are subjected to a low enough temperature for a long enough time.
Exit Through The Gift Shop is one of my favs of all time, seen someone post it earlier. Banksy made another docu basically about how people have behaved in public. It was a neat little watch. I know it's now on netflix
Don't think this has been mentioned but Channel 4 showed a brilliant documentary all about what happens to you during & after a plane crash.
A group of pilots & scientists took & old plane destined for the scrap heap, filled it full of computers, sensors & cameras & took it to the middle of the Mexico desert & for the first ever crashed it on purpose to gather data.
Well worth a watch.
started watching "afterlife" on netflix because it was recommended based on the crazy ratings my step dad gives terrible films (I use my parents login because I'm cheap). One of the worst docs I've ever seen, soooo full of shit, and I had to turn it off with about 40% remaining on the status bar, and I can normally tough it through any hunk of crap
This is an interview with Jeffery Dahmer and his father which is pretty informative and creepy.
This isn't a documentary per se but it's a collection of original photos, news footage and videos surrounding the Manson family murders. It's also really easy to find documentaries and interviews with the cannibal, Issei Sagawa. Due to legal loopholes he was released from jail and since then he's become something of a celebrity.
This is a pretty comprehensive list of Serial Killer Documentaries. I find them really fascinating as well and this has been my go to site for a number of years.
I watched 'Kumare' recently. It's about a guy who transforms himself into a "Guru" and tries to influence people. What the actual point of his film is I don't know, he doesn't seem to want to make fun of these people, at least not most of them, he genuinely seemed to care and worry about how they would feel after he revealed his true self. He does seem to have wanted to debunk the whole guru thing and show people that it's pretty outrageous. It reminded me a bit of how Houdini would debunk psychics and the like back in the day, basically just to show that these people are big fakers who take advantage of the vulnerable, while at the same time being concerned for those who are being brought in by there schemes.
It's pretty entertaining, funny, and interesting. Here's the trailer:
Just watched "The World According to Dick Cheney" on Showtime. Really interesting, I suggest checking it out if you have Showtime.
Another vote for Indie Game: The Movie. Available on Netflix streaming.
this was one of my Fav Doc's and this is one of my fav parts.
PBS, The Marines
By far one of the most important and devastating documentaries I have ever watched:
Also, "Dear Zachary" is some powerful shit too.
This one is all about the sperm whale. They actually cut him open and show off how the organs work properly. (It was obviously dead already).
This is pretty goddamn interesting me, well worth the watch. I have learned at least 10 new things about sperm whales.
I know it is available on Netflix, I watched it the other day.
Interesting enough. A bit crazy.
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Im watching this right now.
i dont usually buy conspiracy theories. hell i dont even entertain the JFK ones anymore, but this one still rustles my jimmies because im from the area and when this happened they interviewed a fucking ton of eyewitnesses who all saw an object streaking toward the plane and blowing it the fuck up. in this doc they talk to the actual initial police and investigators and they were all told to fuck off by the FBI, even the NTSB and ATF was told to bugger off. as this program progresses im getting more and more rustled.
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try this series. first of a few parts:
also another older bbc animal series:
there was another series that was done by the same ppl who did that (i think it was from the 80s or 90s but still holds up really well)
also there human planet (another bbc doc,,, part 6 sucks and there was another weak epi among the series. awesome otherwise)
lots of other good docs from bbc/natureofthings/tedvids
I enjoyed the old school hip hop rivalries in this doc. I wish they'd stick to those old stories.
There's a new documentary out there called "The Act of Killing".
Director Ti West (the Innkeepers) was talking about it on Opie & Anthony yesterday.
It's supposed to be very emotionally powerful.
Rotten Tomatoes has it at 97%.
It's a story about murder in Indonesia, where over 1 million Chinese people were killed for being Communists.
They even had some of the real soldiers acting out what they would do to the Chinese people they were killing.
Pretty emotional film imo. If you don't want to see a bunch of people jump off to their deaths, don't watch. (sorry you freaks, nothing graphic to see)
Anyone see this yet? Looking forward to it on the assumption I won't get emotional watching it. I have loved Calvin and Hobbes since I was a little kid.
Sorry if this has already been posted but I saw this the other day. I really wasn't interested in watching it as I thought it would be some corny shit but it was far from it. A bit of science mixed in with religion. It was a very inspiring movie. A unique take on things that no one seems to be able to explain...
Was posted in Videos earlier. A solid 9ep documentary on the big SSB players. I recommend!
Sweet, I love stuff like this.
Does anyone remember the Tetris documentary that came out last year? I remember talking about it on FoH right before it crashed and burned.
Somm on Netflix was interesting. About a group of guys going through the test to become a master sommelier
Wtf are they playing melee? N64 for life
it's good probably because he's Canadian
Gwynn dyer on war
1.) The road to total war
2.) Anybody's son will do
3.) The profession of arms
4.)The deadly game of nations
5.)Keeping the Old Game Alive
6.)Notes on Nuclear War
8.)The Knife Edge of Deterrence
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Imgur album of 35 good docs currently available to stream from Netflix, with shorts synopsis of each.
Netflix US Documentary Suggestions - Imgur
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