Do you like documentaries?

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  1. D_Rosalind Mussell

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    Okay, I have to admit that I'm a bit of a nerd when it comes to documentaries. I don't have any strict tastes when it comes to subject preferences, but I do lean towards the social, medical and music varieties.

    Anyone else here like documentaries? Any recommendations? Favorites?

    I recently watched Paul McCartney Really Is Dead - The Last Testament Of George Harrison. I thought it was fantastic and I'm not even a Beatles fan. It made for an incredible story, I highly recommend it.
     
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    I loved 'Sicko' ..I always love Michael Moore
    Hoop dreams

    I always loved the 'True Life'.episodes on MTV.

    And am still discovering some new ones..
     
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    I watched Sicko last year...makes you think! There are some great "True Life" episodes, too. I'll always remember the one about OCD, I felt sorry for those people. I never saw Hoop Dreams but that will have to go on my list.

    One of my favorites is the PBS series Frontline. They cover a lot of interesting subjects.
     
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    I greatly enjoy documentaries about anything. History, music, people - it makes no difference to me. Although, I can't stomach anything to do with reality television and its 'stars'. 'Stephen Fry in America' is one of my favourites. A six-part series with much replay value, (to me anyway). Other than that, nothing springs to mind but I recommend anything on the Discovery channel and National Geographic. The crime documentaries can be fascinating too! Assuming you are interested in the subject matter, they are always well made and very entertaining.
     
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    I tend towards history and nature (plus travel etc), if I'm honest. :)
     
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    I too nerd out to documentaries. I'd have to browse through my netflix to compile a real list, but off the top of my head, I can think of the following:
    The Bridge, Food Inc., The Business of Being Born, Exit Through the Gift Shop, Super High Me, The Cove, Dark Days, Good Hair, Capturing the Friedmans, Man on Wire, Jesus Camp, Outfoxed, The Aristocrats, and Helvetica.
     
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    Great list!

    Also, Nursery University, Dad's In Heaven With Nixon, My Kid Could Paint That, The Most Dangerous Man In America, Gasland, Trouble The Water, My Architect, Marwencol.
     
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    I'm more of a History Channel Person. However i am a Beatles fan. Paul is alive and well, by the way. At any rate, i am downloading this now. Will watch it.
     
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    I hope you enjoy it! It's very well done and convincing, even though I am skeptical of it. True or false, it's very entertaining.
     
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    Thanks for the recommendations, everyone! I don't get NatGeo but I wish I did because I love the documentaries they have on Netflix. I'm definitely beefing up my queue tonight.

    One documentary I couldn't finish watching was Jesus Camp. I became way too upset when that woman made those kids cry. I don't think I ever came so close to throwing a tv out the window than that moment.

    As far as recommendations for great documentaries, you should give PBS' Frontline a go. They cover a wide variety of subjects and are always very informative. You can even watch full episodes online, which is a big plus.

    Mr.Snakey, will you let me know what you think of that documentary? I can only imagine the strong reactions that fans have had to this.

    Edit: I also recommend Independent Lens, as it always offers something unexpected, yet interesting.
     
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    I'm another documentary lover. My favourites are usually animal-related. I used to like history ones, but it's been a long while since any of them seemed to offer anything really new. I also like science ones on occasion (usually when they relate directly to humans, animals or evolution).
     
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    What he says!:wink:
     
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    Animal ones are great, but I agree that it can be difficult to find anything new. I love Discovery's Planet Earth series, though. That's one of my favorite documentaries, it has what MoT calls "replay value". I absolutely love the science ones as well, as they encompass such a broad range of topics. I think I'm especially drawn to the medical documentaries because if there is one on tv I will watch it.
     
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    I think I've seen some of the Planet Earth episodes.

    I particularly loved David Attenborough's 'The Life of Mammals' series. I think even I managed to find new stuff in that. I may even buy it one of these days.

    And I quite enjoy medical ones as well. A medical/science one I really enjoyed was Michael Mosley's 'Medical Mavericks' series. It was a little light hearted at times, but it was another one that taught me things.


    :eek: I'm amazed you still fly at all!
     
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    I think his voice is super hot! :biggrin1:
     
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    I'm with Subgirrl, I'm shocked that you still fly. Your sedative must be mighty powerful!
     
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    ^ Reasons not to fly. I think I'll go by ship when I decide to do my world travelling. The Titanic was just a one-time thing. Right? :eek:mfg:
     
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