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boowilliam4 06-12-2014 12:01 AM

favorite netflix documentaries
 
I love Netflix documentaries and was wondering if ya'll had seen any good ones lately or had any that you wanted to share. My top 5 off the top of my head are...

1.Restrepo
2.Exit through the gift shop
3.The wild and wonderful whites of west virginia
4.The imposter
5.Blackfish

El Cid Ranger 06-12-2014 12:38 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Food Inc. is up there for me!

johnnyb 06-12-2014 12:51 AM

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Dear Mr. Watterson

Metalrush24 06-12-2014 12:54 AM

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Restrepo is really good:thumbsup:

I wasn't as impressed with Blackfish as I expected to be. I didn't leave it as moved as others, but didn't find it to be horrible.

johnnyb 06-12-2014 12:56 AM

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Tell me and I will forget- about South African paramedics and dealing with the surge in violent crime

ktguen 06-12-2014 07:44 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
I've heard about the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia and tried to watch it, but it's not on my netflix for some reason. Were you able to access it on there?

Cock Kool-Aid 06-12-2014 07:48 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boowilliam4 (Post 4180452)
I love Netflix documentaries and was wondering if ya'll had seen any good ones lately or had any that you wanted to share. My top 5 off the top of my head are...



1.Restrepo

2.Exit through the gift shop

3.The wild and wonderful whites of west virginia

4.The imposter

5.Blackfish


Seen all except imposter... What's that?

gamecockphan 06-12-2014 07:53 AM

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Art of the Steal

It's about the alleged theft of 25 billion in art by the Philadelphia museum.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_A...eal_(2009_film)

Transmaniacon 06-12-2014 10:37 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
The original documentary about Jessico White (entitled Dancing Outlaw) is much better than the MTV follow-up (The Wild and Wonderful Whites). I doubt it is on Netflix, however.

I don't currently have Netflix, but these are some great docs that were available for streaming back when I did have it.

Pulling John
Undefeated
Mr. Death (The Rise and Fall of [forgot his name])
Best Worst Movie
Indie Games

I'll think of some others. But, those are some I remember being on there.

markp_vip 06-12-2014 11:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Metalrush24 (Post 4180520)
Restrepo is really good:thumbsup:

I wasn't as impressed with Blackfish as I expected to be. I didn't leave it as moved as others, but didn't find it to be horrible.

I'll second that, Restrepo was excellent! Pandora's Promise is another good documentary on Netflix.

Transmaniacon 06-12-2014 11:14 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Also

Jesus Camp
The Up Documentaries
Harlan County, USA
Thin Blue Line
Salesman
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Dig!
Who is Harry Nilsson and Why is Everyone Talking About Him
King of Kong

Some of those are bound to be on Netflix.

GoldenSpur7 06-12-2014 11:16 AM

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Monarchy

thekob 06-12-2014 11:36 AM

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"God Grew Tired Of Us"....about refugee boys from Sudan that were resettled in the US. Their utter amazement with everything we take for granted is very humbling, as is their drive to succeed. It was also interesting how American culture somehow changed some of them and they forgot their roots and became focused on material possessions.

Not sure if it's still on Netflix or not since I watched it a year or two ago.

markymark550 06-12-2014 11:41 AM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ktguen (Post 4180567)
I've heard about the Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia and tried to watch it, but it's not on my netflix for some reason. Were you able to access it on there?

I watched it on Netflix a couple of years ago. It seems to be one of those that comes and goes depending on the current contracts.

markymark550 06-12-2014 11:54 AM

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Some of my favorites:
King of Kong
Beer Wars
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
ESPN 30 for 30 series
Maxed Out
Indie Game
Freakonomics
Super High Me

I pretty much use our Netflix account to watch documentaries. Watched enough of them that I forget them. My wife loved it when they allowed multiple profiles for an account so that what I would watch wouldn't mess up the suggested list for her.

B-G 06-12-2014 12:07 PM

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I really liked, The Smartest Guys in the Room and Mitt

HeadCockFan 06-12-2014 12:13 PM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Hard to find one that isn't depressing. I liked 'Mile... Mile and a Half.'

catdaddy66 06-12-2014 12:19 PM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Transmaniacon (Post 4180658)
The original documentary about Jessico White (entitled Dancing Outlaw) is much better than the MTV follow-up (The Wild and Wonderful Whites). I doubt it is on Netflix, however.

I don't currently have Netflix, but these are some great docs that were available for streaming back when I did have it.

Pulling John
Undefeated
Mr. Death (The Rise and Fall of [forgot his name])
Best Worst Movie
Indie Games

I'll think of some others. But, those are some I remember being on there.

This an awesome documentary by Errol Morris (I can't recall the guys name either)! Saw this a few years ago. Another Errol Morris documentary is 'The Thin Blue Line' which freed an innocent man convicted of murdering a Texas policeman. 'A Brief History of Time' explores the theories of Stephen Hawking and I believe was nominated for an Academy award...

On Netflix I watched 'A.K.A. Tommy Chong' about his 9-month incarceration for selling smoking paraphernalia across state lines, specifically Pennsylvania.

markymark550 06-12-2014 01:19 PM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Also enjoyed:
Pink Ribbons, Inc.
This Film is Not Yet Rated

ipull4usc 06-12-2014 02:44 PM

Re: favorite netflix documentaries
 
Along with a few that have already been mentioned, I enjoyed:

Man on Wire
An Idiot Abroad (not a traditional documentary, but a comedy docu-series)
ESPN 30 for 30 series


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