11. Tickled was pretty weird and very interesting.
12. How to die in Oregon.
All about physician-assisted deaths for individuals with terminal illness.
13. Dear Zachary.
I got so angry while watching it I literally screamed.
14. “Babies,” I forgot who it’s directed by but it’s really beautiful completely un-narrated documentary of the first year of 4 different babies lives all from different parts of the globe. It’s amazing how they show the kids ‘ personalities, milestones and individual cultures and customs so flawlessly. You miss the kids after the film is over!
15. “The Imposter” was so wild. It put knots in my stomach but I was glued.
16. Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
17. Searching for sugar man.
18. The King of Kong, a documentary about arcade video games that somehow becomes a struggle between good and evil, David and Goliath, and the individual and the system.
19. Holy hell. It is about how easy and appealing a cult can be and what it was like being in one
Quite a well made and interesting documentary changed my viewpoint on what happens in some cults as well as how easily people get drawn in.
20. I enjoyed Exit Through the Gift Shop.
Also, the Design Trilogy is pretty good (at least for me as an architect). They are Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized. I think they’re all on Netflix as well.
21. Grizzly Man. Timothy Treadwell’s story is fascinating to me. I love that he tried to promote conservation in his own unique way. Also, it is the most unintentionally hilarious documentary ever.
22. Blackfish, its a pretty famous documentary about orcas, how they’re captured from the wild and how they struggle with massive depression and low life expectancy in captivity even orca are born in captivity don’t have a long life. It really opened my eyes to how cruel places like sea world actually is despite how friendly it may seem. anyone who hasn’t seen Blackfish should check it out but be careful as its incredibly sad.
23. Jesus Camp.
24. Jorodowsky’s Dune, a film about a movie that was never made. Cult director Alejandro Jorodowsky talks about his effort to turn Frank Herbert’s Dune into a movie. The project never went forward but some call it the greatest film never made. It always gives me an intense feeling of what if…?
25. “Man On Wire” about the Frenchman who walked on a cable between the NYC Twin Towers. It’s truly breathtaking and now that the towers are gone it’s also deeply emotional. Please watch it if you haven’t.
The Apocaylpse WWI and WWII documentaries.
6 hours each of colorized video footage. Its very interesting to see just how much film exists from both eras.
30 for 30 slaying the badger. Really made me realize how doping can ruin a sport
This showed me how terrible we torture animals. We humans can seriously suck.
“The Trap: What Happened to our Dream of Freedom” by Adam Curtis. It’s about how enthusiasts for John Nash’s Game Theory applied his theories to things like Vietnam or the British Public Services, and totally ruined them because people would not enact them honestly. It’s very topical because the NHS is buckling thanks to “Target Culture”. It can be found on a site called “Thought Maybe”.