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cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Great HBO documentary about hardcore anti-abortion nuts. Soldiers in the Army of God : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d1n0zDngPI

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cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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If you have seen the movie The Fighter, this is the documentary that they were filming on Dickie. It's a HBO documentary on crack addiction. It's a pretty awesome documentary.


https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/high_on_crack_street_lost_lives_in_lowell/

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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WouldDesk posted:

Kevorkian

http://documentarystorm.com/biography/kevorkian/

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is most known for being the doctor involved in at least 130 assisted suicides. The controversy surrounding his practice was huge in the ’90′s and resulted in a prison sentence for the doctor. He was released in 2007 and has since run for congress.

Kevorkian follows the doctor’s life post-incarceration and will give a look at his mindset since serving time for acts that some would argue are merciful, while others would brand as murder.

- There is more to his life than death.

This is great! I meant to watch this when it first aired, but I let my canceled HBO while moving into my current house. Thanks for posting the link. That smug political "expert" they talk to a lot in the in film is mighty sure of himself. I highly reccomend watching this one.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Farbtoner posted:

For something a little lighter to distract from the end-of-the-world scenarios and child molesters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSWUWPx2VeQ

I'm pretty sure everyone and their mom has seen this clip of a guy flipping out during the out-takes of his Winnebago ads. Someone made a feature-length documentary about tracking the guy down and getting to know him, I just found out that it's available for free online.

Anyone watching this can easily skip to 25 minutes in if you just want to see Winnebago Man. The first 25 minutes are a borring piece about viral videos and how they affect peoples lives. It goes on for way too long.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Finally found both parts to one of my favorite documentaries. It's called One Year In a Life of Crime. It follows three career criminals in Newark durring the late 80's and early 90's.

Part one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLIz4Ga3SQM


Part two:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU1oONLlDVg

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

Da Bears

PBS has Last Days in Vietnam up on their website. It's only going to be available February 5th through the 7th. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/lastdays/

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Elderbean posted:

Watched this last night, it's an incredibly depressing film and an excellent argument against the death penalty. I appreciated the director's empathy for Aileen, he doesn't justify her actions, but he reminds the audience that she was a victim of systematic abuse who should have been in a hospital instead of a prison.



The same guy made another documentary on her before that one. It's called Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of A Serial Killer. It's on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPD2hd6y_C8

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Le0 posted:

Are there recommended documentaries on the Afghan/Iraq war? Following some platoons for example?

Gunners Palace http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424129/


The War Tapes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775566/


This Is What Winning Looks Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja5Q75hf6QI


The Battle for Marjah http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1866255/


Occupation: Dreamland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452659/


Inside Combat Rescue http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/inside-combat-rescue/

All of these can be found on YouTube. Out of those The War Tapes is probably the most personal. Most interesting would have to go to This Is What Winning Looks like.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Mahoning posted:

So I've been really into true crime documentaries lately. In the past few weeks I've watched:

Theres Something Wrong with Aunt Diane - good, but not great
The Chesire Murders - again good but not great. Definitely an interesting crime, but it felt like the film was touching on some interesting things but never fully fleshed them out. Would love to have it delve deeper into the possibility that the cops could have saved some lives had they actually acted quicker/differently.
Into the Abyss - interesting in that we talk to the criminals who are behind bars. A bit more focused on its subject matter (the death penalty) than some others I've watched.
Crazy Love - An interesting story, but I hated it. It just was not what I was looking for.

Some older ones I've already seen:
Dear Zachary
The Jinxyo
The Central Park Five


Any recommendations are welcome.

Murder On A Sunday Morning (Excellent! ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAeQlKnb7FA

Brother's Keeper (Also excellent) On US Netflix or here : https://vimeo.com/136158118

Thin Blue Line available on US Netflix and youtube.

The Staircase You'll have to do some searching for this one. It's a series like The Jinx.

Death By Fire PBS.org Frontline

A Death In St. Augustine PBS.org Frontline

The First 48 series. Netflix has a few episodes.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Meowbot posted:

wow i saw "only the dead see the end of war " war documentary and besides being very very violent iwasnt expecting decpations and seeing fuckin ISIS videos which ive tried to avoid nm y whole adult life but that was an AMAZING first hand look at the war I am very removed from and didnt realize how rough this war actually was for americans

I also started watching "into the hornets nest" and i cant say the same the situations are scary sand dangerous but the war correspondenets son is trying way too hard to be like his dad that he comes off as annoying? not genuine I suppose is the word?

I'm about to watch "taxi to the dark side" - I didnt know how interesting the iraq war documentaries were, does anyone have any other recommendations? preferrably without ISIS decapitations that stuff is not my jam

on. very cool to see both sides and probably one of the best documentaries I've ever seen.

Restrepo, This Is What Winning Looks Like, The Battle for Marjah, Gunner's Palace, The War Tapes, Severe Clear, Baghdad ER, and Alive Day Memories. Restrepo is probably the best of them. All of them are worth watching though. Most can be found on youtube.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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SpiritOfSanDimas posted:

I love Werner Herzog but I work as a software engineer and I thought Lo and Behold was probably his weakest doc yet. He just... didn't know what he was talking about nor did he even understand what he was hearing. He still asked some pretty entertaining questions and got some decent answers out of people, as usual, and it made me hate Elon Musk a little less than I did before. Also I laughed really hard at him saying UCLA "looks repulsive"

I also saw Lucha Mexico. They cover a pretty extraordinary period of time where several of their subjects die during the course of the documentary... but they just glaze over it too quickly. I watch a shitload of wrestling and I thought there were too many scenes of little wrestling shows that served no point. Maybe if you have never watched lucha before they'd be more interesting. Really awesome cinematography though, and the old arenas in mexico city are beautiful

Also saw these two true crime docs:

Dream/Killer - stupid title but a perfectly acceptable murder / iffy confession thing. Not earth-shattering but if you are in the mood for getting pissed at the Justice System, its decent
Bayou Blue - Kind of a strange take on a serial killer doc. They shoot all the locations in present day as they are being talked about... nice cinematography and it was sort of unique. Theres no grand conspiracy or anything but if you are running out of crime docs (like I am) check it out



Hit me up if you got any more True Crime docs (beyond the standard Paradise Lost / Thin Blue Line type stuff)!!!! I just finished reading Dave Cullen's book on Columbine and I was wondering if there were any good docs made on the Virginia Tech / Sandy Hook shootings? I'd even go for a good Columbine doc thats not Bowling For Columbine

Murder On A Sunday Morning is a great crime documentary. The Iceman Interviews on youtube or HBOGO are also worth checking out. You can also check out the "FilmRise" channel on youtube. They bought the rights to the old Forensic Files, The New Detectives, and FBI Files. PBS Frontline has a few good ones too although they've just recently started charging for some of their docs.

cstang fucked around with this message at 09:56 on Sep 5, 2016

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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boof posted:

Just got done re-watching The Devil at your Heels, which is one of my longtime favourites. It chronicles stuntman Ken Carter's attempt to jump a rocket-powered car across the St Lawrence river, edited and filmed whilst the whole thing unfolded during the mid-to-late 1970s. It's got all the ingredients of a great documentary.. colourful characters, various unbelievable twists and turns, and the ultimate hook of 'is he going to attempt the jump?' that you don't have answered until the end.

Anyway, I love it and figured this was a good place to give it a mention. Full movie's below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA5WCpFY0PE

Carter reminds me of Kenny Power in Eastbound And Down. There's a documentary kinda similar to this about a guy that got mauled by a bear and decided to dedicate his life to making a bear proof suit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6eNK1O-RWw

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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coyo7e posted:

Anyway I just heard about this Documentary in another thread: Rockafire Explosion

Whole thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTmhS6hcY-A

Thanks for sharing this! I love quirky documentaries like this.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Fisting Tent posted:

Slenderman Documentary, just not feeling it.
Parents tell your kids about any Medical/Mental conditions that might be inherited!

I was looking forward to it for since it was announced. I had a hard time sitting through it. Cheesey editing and dumb skype interviews. It just felt sloppy and really put together very well. HBO used to have great documentaries but I haven't liked most of their newer ones.


For a good documentary check out "Gleason". It's about a former NFL player's battle with ALS. It's very well done but can be heartbreaking at times. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4632316/

cstang fucked around with this message at 01:56 on Jan 26, 2017

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Anyone that's into documentaries about eccentric people should really check out "Curse Of The Man That Sees UFOs". It's streaming on Netflix.

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cstang
Oct 27, 2005

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Lil Mama Im Sorry posted:

Best Frontline docs?

There are three recent American Experience documentaries that are worth checking out. One is about the Ruby Ridge stand off, another is about the Oklahoma federal building bombing and the other is Command and Control about an accident at a nuclear missile launch facility.

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