Best Documentaries Ever Made
Documentary filming has been around for nearly 100 years, and since then lot of powerful messages have been conveyed to audiences who are looking for factual information. Documentaries are becoming ever more popular around the world thanks to people like Werner Herzog, Michael Moore and Leonardo Dicaprio.
This list features many of the best documentaries ever made, rated for the importance of the subject and the quality of the film. Of course there are countless tv-release documentaries that could well have been on this list, especially some of BBC ones however we are sticking to cinema release ones here.
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Bowling for Columbine (2002)Documentary
One nation under the gun.
Man on Wire (2008)Thriller Documentary Crime
1974. 1350 feet up. The artistic crime of the century.
Super Size Me (2004)Documentary Comedy Drama
The first ever reality-based movie ... everything begins and ends in 30 days!
This might hurt a little.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)Documentary
Controversy... what controversy?
Inside Job (2010)Documentary
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)Documentary
By far the most terrifying film you will ever see.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)Documentary
The world's first Street Art disaster movie
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)Documentary Music
Great Art Always Survives
Never capture what you can't control.
March of the Penguins (2005)Documentary Family
In the harshest place on Earth, love finds a way.
The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.
Food, Inc. (2008)Documentary
You'll never look at dinner the same way again.
Grizzly Man (2005)Documentary
One man spent the last 13 years of his life crossing them.
Zeitgeist (2007)Documentary History
The Cove (2009)Documentary
Shallow Water. Deep Secret.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)Documentary
Ask not what your C.E.O. can do for you, but what you can do for your C.E.O.
The Imposter (2012)Documentary Drama
There are two sides to every lie.
Don't let anyone tell you what it is.
Amy (2015)Documentary Music
The girl behind the name.
This Is It (2009)Music Documentary
Like You've Never Seen Him Before
The King of Kong (2007)Documentary
Don't get chumpatized
A world beyond words.
Touching the Void (2003)Documentary Action Adventure
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