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.Posted 5 months agokcrMember
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.Posted 5 months agokimbersSubscriber
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 madePosted 5 months agoPJayMember
£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!Posted 5 months agoCaptJonMember
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.Posted 5 months ago
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