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    May be on the Toob if you have a look.

    Fascinating story.

    Ramsey Neil
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    You’ve been trumped .

    sillysilly
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    Forrest Gump 🙂

    Three_Fish
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    [video]https://youtu.be/n_cXCOBcH5c[/video]

    [video]https://youtu.be/EIawNRm9NWM[/video]

    monde
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    The keepers on netflix. Like making a murderer but with the catholic church.. [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khr7dbuBjuE[/video]

    wrecker
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    I do love a good doc. Recently I enjoyed Icarus on Netflix, great watching. I loved making a murderer too.
    Nothing earth shattering but keen to see more good ones, so any recommendations from the collective?

    deadlydarcy
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    Confessions has just turned up on netflix. Watched episodes one and two (covering the same case) and they were quite good. There are also 4 or 5 storyvilles on iPlayer catch up (they’re under category: film rather than factual though.

    eltonerino
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrh59uSja4E[/video]

    organic355
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    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge8HWuTjh4M[/video]

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    Storyville: Death on the Staircase (on iplayer)

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    I was going to post Man On Wire. Totally gripping.

    choppersquad
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    The Bridge.
    I could not believe what I was seeing.
    Compelling and pretty heartbreaking documentary about jumpers on the Golden Gate Bridge.

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    Blackfish and where to invade next are both pretty good.

    oafishb
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    The Bridge.
    I could not believe what I was seeing.
    Compelling and pretty heartbreaking documentary about jumpers on the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Completely agree. Great doc.

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    I was going to post Man On Wire. Totally gripping.

    +1 from me as well. Very beautifully put together too.

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    Dark Days. It’s old but it’s good. In fact, having discovered it’s on Netflix I might just watch it again now. It’s about people living in subway tunnels. If you can find ‘the making of’ it bonus feature from the DVD, that’s almost as good as the film itself.

    wrecker
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    I saw the storyville silk road one; fantastic. Seen man on wire; great. Very much enjoyed the men who made us fat and inside job both informative and well told.
    Has there been one about the british intelligence and the french exocets? I’d love to hear that story.

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    Waltz with Bashir is very good.
    All this mayhem – if you like skateboarding
    Valley uprising – if you like climbing

    mattyfez
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    I thought the ‘secrets of quantum physics’ 2 part documentary was very good, and easy to grasp. Well worth a watch if you like science stuff.

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    Waltz with Bashir is very good.

    Where can I find this ?

    Israeli friend recomended it to me but he only had a copy in Hebrew with no subtitles.

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    I always thought there should be a documentary thread on here. Let’s hope this keeps going

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    Where can I find this ?

    It was on Netflix a bit ago. I’ll check now

    Edit – not there now. It’s well worth finding a copy though

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    Cocaine cowboys, 80’s Miami cocaine trade.

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    The Bridge.

    Just watched it after the recommendations, loved it.

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    There was a nuclear bomb thread awhile back, there’s a good few documentaries on YouTube
    [video]https://youtu.be/cvkxkZ-yWos[/video]

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    @funk Thanks, Imfound it on iTunes, £4 rent or £5 to buy.

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    Man on wire is ace.

    Storyville killer summit.

    BBC four one about eiger was very good.

    robzzzttt
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    All of the Louis Theroux docs on Netflix!

    vongassit
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    Solo: Lost at Sea

    lank45
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    On Netflix some of my favourites are:
    Only the Dead – in depth look at the Iraq war, well worth a watch due to how mental the situation is for the journalist

    Nobody Speak – about Hulk Hogan and the trial regarding his sex tape, has a very interesting twist

    Gringo – a slow watch but a crazy story about the founder of Macafee antivirus software

    A Sinner in Mecca – interesting look at the pilgrimage of a gay man to Mecca

    Not on Netflix but The Cove is a great watch as well.

    FunkyDunc
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    Sex, Drugs and Murder: Life in the red light zone

    Sad, uplifting, bonkers, and brilliantly produced.

    Hopefully all the episodes are still available on iplayer

    kcr
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    Another vote for “Storyville: Death on the Staircase”. Genuinely gripping TV, and one of those stories where truth is definitely stranger than fiction.
    Only a few weeks left to watch the eight episodes on iPlayer, but I guarantee you’ll plough through them quickly if you start watching. I would recommend not reading anything about the case before watching it.

    In a similar vein, “Making a Murderer” is another astonishing true story.

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    Agree Waltz with Bashir is brilliant, a dark part of Israel’s history that isn’t spoken about. Pretty harrowing though.

    Surprised no one has mentioned Adam Curtis, probably the best analysis of the last 50 years of western foreign policy in the middle East and beyond

    On iPlayer, not just a documentary but also amazingly well made

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04bkttz/episodes/player

    PJay
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    £15 (in Sainsbury) will buy you the restored DVD edition of “The World At War” and all the associated programmes; In my view documentaries don’t get any better than this.

    We also watched “102 Minutes that changed America” (More 4) last night about the 9/11 attacks; that was pretty incredible too!

    TheBrick
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    Cry Freetown

    CaptJon
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    The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young

    You can ride your bike a long way, right? You’ve got pretty good endurance, right? Well watch this doc about a ridiculous set of marathons in the Tennessee woods and see how wrong you are.

    ‘Making A Murderer’

    Genuinely shout at the telly stuf, I found it totally absorbing/sickening in equal measures. Read rumblings of a Season 2 released this year?

    The Pilot
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    Been out for a while but The Imposter is a brilliant documentary.

    Mr Woppit
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    Another vote for “The Grizzly Man”: Werner Hertzog

    “My Scientology Film”: Louis Theroux.

    “Hell’s Angel”: Chris Hitchens.

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