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  • I love a good documentary me 😀
    After seeing it mentioned on here I watched the excellent ‘Crash Reel’.
    Thought it was fantastic viewing even though I have no interest in snowboarding whatsoever.Then realised some of the best documentaries I’ve seen I have no real interest in the subject matter.
    The Smashing Machine – UFC hardman Mark Kerr and his decline and dependancy on prescription drugs
    Senna – enjoyed this even though I’ve never watched an F1 race,ever
    The King of Kong – The murky world of Donkey Kong,utterly fantastic.At first I thought it was made by the same people who made Spinal Tap
    Available on Youtube in all it’s madness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQZ9wXO8RVs&list=PL3FA9055F5A7C3B30

    So come on,recomend me a good documentary – please 😀

    FeeFoo
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    Indie Game is great.

    Pigface
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    Dog Town and Z Boys is peerless in my opinion.

    yunki
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    Dog Town and Z boys

    (beaten to it)

    And this cheeky little 15 minute number as featured on midweek movies a while back.. Yunki Jr MkI used it as his lullaby movie from the age of about 6 months to 2.5 years

    [video]http://vimeo.com/29748504[/video]

    King of Kong is absolutely brilliant. I’m sure Senna was a great driver, his film was shit in comparison though.

    banks
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    Stuart: A life backwards

    Riding Giants.

    crikey
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    Westway to the World.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZszfPsOGhI4[/video]

    Cheers for that Yunki,very good.
    Seen ‘Indie game’ – very,very good and also enjoyed ‘Grizzly Man’.
    Looks like ‘Dog Town’ next as I have no interest in skate boarding so should enjoy it 😀

    speckledbob
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    This is quite good if you like road. Intresting music too.
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpEPeU-bdxw&list=PLC973A94AEFD184FB[/video]

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    Hell and Back Again – exceptionally shot documentary filmed in Afganistan and when an injured soldier returns home to the US. Every single frame could be an award winning photograph. Proper pure observational documentary of a sort that almost never gets made these days. I’m bored of illustrated essays.

    Pretty much anything and everything by the Maysles brothers (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, Primary)

    the Working Man’s Death series, particularly the sulphur miners.

    The Act of Killing. Far too bizarre to summarise, but totally compelling.

    robdob
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    The World At War.

    Should be made compulsory viewing for all teenagers at school.

    Hicksy
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    Dig! – about a couple of indie bands – The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols.
    Dig!

    JCL
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    The Corporation.

    ski
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    Close encounters of the third kind

    Man on Wire – great documentary about the bloke who tightrope walked between the twin towers.

    Hicksy
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    Yep, Man on Wire is great – almost like they were planning a bank job.

    Boba Fatt
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    I found The Bridge morbidly fascinating

    Equally so, 9/11 (guess what that’s about) the two French guys making a documentary about a firefighter and end up in the twin towers when they come down

    Also, if you have no interest I skateboarding, look for Bones Brigade:an autobiography and Stoked:the Gator story

    It definitely has shades of a well planned heist

    athgray
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    Series years ago on the History Channel about the American Civil War. Some narration by Danny Glover IIRC.

    piemonster
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    robdob – Member
    The World At War.

    Should be made compulsory viewing for all teenagers at school.

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    Plus one. It’s hardly light viewing, but it’s a hell of a production.

    The Corporation and Dig! were both pretty good.

    That man on wire one was so dull!

    Touching The Void

    Scratch – early days of hip hop, I’m not big on Hip hop but it’s great – whole film – https://vimeo.com/25272459

    Lucas Brunelle – Line Of Sight – compulsory viewing for any roadie/commuter!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0npCFw9TEnA

    Heart of Darkness

    +1 Westway to the World

    chrisdiesel
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    Just watch the first 9 mins of king of kong as someone above recommended
    Weird but didn’t move for the next hour until I’d seen it all!!!
    Great ending too

    Yeh, it’s pretty good. I watched it with some mates so it was more of a laugh. Some funny characters in it, probably not far removed from some of the big hitters on here 😉

    MarkLG
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    +1 for Man on Wire – wasn’t expecting much, but it was riveting.
    Senna
    When We Were Kings – Mohammed Ali at his finest.

    djglover
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    The world at war.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Klunkerz is brilliant, it’s an MTB version of Riding Giants (in case you’re unaware of it).

    Personally I love BBC 4 music documentaries, don’t care what band either – even watched one on Pink Floyd the other day, and I can’t stick them.

    Premier Icon rob
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    Requiem for Detroit

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    This is a fantastic story of escaping from a Vietnamese prison.

    B.A.Nana
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    Touching the Void is an excellent docu film.

    In keeping with remembrance weekend, the ridiculous daring Commando raid on St Nazaire and operation Barras, SAS raid to free 5 soldiers from the West Side Boyz in Sierra Leone (I think it’s called zero hour or mission impossible or something). Both on you tube

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

    Also enjoyed the Thrust SSC one on YouTube that someone posted on here a while ago.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    As already mentioned Riding Giants and Dogtown.

    BMX one Joe Kid on a Stingray.

    Metallica: Some Kind of Monster. Pure comedy gold.

    holroyd1980
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    In search of the sugar man was a good watch although i was drunk at the time.

    winston_dog
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    As stated by others – World at War.

    END OF THREAD!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Some great suggestions so far (except End of Thread 🙄 )

    Riding Giants, We Were Kings, Dogtown..awesome.
    Also check out:
    Stoked: The Rise & Fall of Gator
    The Birth of Big Air (Matt Hoffman)

    Premier Icon BoomBip
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    Definitely Riding Giants, Touching The Void and When We Were Kings.

    Also, Hoop Dreams – about two american kids trying to make it as professional basketball players. Not a subject I’ve any interest in but an absolutely compelling documentary.

    fourbanger
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    Climb Dance is 5 minutes of your life you won’t be wanting a refund for

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