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Name 3 of the best documentaries you have ever seen.

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Anything by David Attenborough.

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The Blue Planet, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, The Civil War

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The secret life of ice, One shot One life, by Empty Minds Film, The Earth series of 10 documentaries.

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Fahrenheit 9-11, Planet Earth, Bowling for Columbine

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Many excellent, but one always sticks in my mind as an example of on the edge, DIY reporting -

"ICE DOGS"

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Atomic Café.

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The Future is Wild.

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The World at War The Century of Self The Blue Planet

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1) Extinction Soup

2) Liberation 40

3) Sharkwater

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Held without Charge (Japanese Documentary on Lengthy Police Interrogations) On The Beach (Japanese Documentary on Yakuza control of Beach Pavillions in Japan) On The Take (Japanese Documentary on the Police and Yakuza in Japan)
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Man on Wire Murderball Hoop Dreams
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1) The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On 2) Grizzly Man 3) Overnight

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@Suzu1

1) The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On 2) Grizzly Man 3) Overnight

The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, is great. Also Grizzly Man is amazing; but the guy is so annoying you feel nothing but happiness that he got eaten by a bear.

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Planet Earth, Cosmos and anything Fred Dibnah did.

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Anything by Adam Curtis Fast Food Nation The War Game

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Trinity and Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie ~ in 3D and narrated by William Shatner

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Thanks for the links, Probie !

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9/11: Press for Truth

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0867134/

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Inside Job.

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The Cove, Hearts and Minds, Waste Land, Forks over Knives (oops ... that's 4)

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Bowling for Concubine

Sicko

Fahrenheit 911

Tee hee! Seriously, though...

Apollo 13

World Trade Center ( Nat'l Geographic )

The Incredible Human Body ( Nat'l Geographic )

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"When We Left Earth" - Every July 20th, I think about this.

NOVA's "Earth From Space" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/earth-from-space.html

"Just the FACs" - Military channel. Dad flew an O-1.

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Invisible Worlds - Richard Hammond Wonders of the Solar System - Professor Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe - Professor Brian Cox.

I used to watch Horizon ocassionally as well, but I haven't actually watched anything on TV since the Doctor Who 2012 Christmas Special.

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Not sure why I was so down-voted for the Trinity movie. It is an award winning and truly mind-boggling film about perhaps the most important issue currently facing our species. Have my nay sayers even seen it?

So I will try again on a different note (literally) - Woodstock (1970) / Let It Be (1970) / Gimme Shelter (1970)

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"Food, inc" (a shocking look at the US food industry, especially relevant due to the recent food scandal involving the subsidiary of a US food company in China).

http://documentaryaddict.com/Food+Inc-2174-doc.html

"5 Broken Cameras" (made by a Palestinian and an Israeli film-maker about the plight of a Palestinian Village and their resistance to Israel's security barrier. Troubling to say the least and very relevant in light of the recent events in Gaza).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K-mGWy9iUg

"Zeitgeist" (debunks religion; a MUST see)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTbIu8Zeqp0

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Serrano,

I have to know.

Was "Bowling for Concubine" a slip?

Was it a joke?

Or did you just not realise it was "Columbine?"

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Of course it was a slip. The two following films are also Michael Moore's.

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Thank you, Fizzbit.

I realise that Sicko and Fahrenheit 911 were Michael Moore's.

Fahrenheit 911 was given what has been called "the longest standing ovation in the history of the festival" at the official showing at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004. But, since it named names and asked questions that certain parties didn't want to be asked, it was quietly swept under the rug.

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Many good ones have been mentioned, and I'd count the documentaries on the West Memphis 3 among the best. But so far nothing by Errol Morris:

The Thin Blue Line

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Fast, Cheap and Out-Of-Control

I've probably seen The Thin Blue Line at least 25 times. Never fails to mesmerize. I've enjoyed his films since Gates of Heaven (a quirky documentary about pet cemeteries).

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Blackfish The Cove Horizon

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"The Rape of Europa", "Trinity & Beyond", "Pandora's Promise".

If we're talking documentary series, then Ken Burns' "Prohibition", "In Search of the Trojan War" by Michael Wood, and "The Story of Film: An Odyssey" by Mark Cousins.

I've enjoyed the few episodes of "Project X: Challengers" I've caught, notably the episode on Seven Eleven. There are some good Japanese documentaries, but they don't get much attention.

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