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Mr_wimpy

Decent Documentaries worth a watch?

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Mr_wimpy

I much prefer watching documentaries rather than fiction or shit TV.

Any recommendations.

Here's a couple of mine...

  • The Thin Blue Line
  • The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
  • The Crash Reel
  • Blackfish
  • The Founder (film not documentary but still good)
  • Supersonic
  • Deep Web
  • The Armstrong Lie
  • The Imposter
  • Supersize Me
  • The Killing$s of Tony Blair
  • The Farthest
  • Catfish

 

 

 

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gmingot

Another one to add, "Who killed the electric car?". Amazing the efforts the big automakers went to build electric cars but only to sabotage the very concept. 

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mikemikemike

A documentary I really liked was called "Fed Up". Its mainly about the obesity problem in America and whats causing it such as unhealthy school lunches and the sugar industry.

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SirRox

Last Days in Vietnam ...  great doc about the fall of Saigon

Beware of Mr. Baker...... Cream drummer Ginger baker...

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kash buc

I think a lot of BM's here would like the documentary called the  'Shadow Billionare'

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duffMaster

Ikarus . a doc. thriller about doping., it’s great.

Searching for sugar man. A search for a lost  Muscian who believed to be dead, but ...

I also like the one hour documentaries on BBC Storyville Global . Man6 good ones. Rocking Cambodia - Rise of a Pop Diva or the The Road are two good examples. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n13xtn14/episodes/guide

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Stokielad

Last couple of BBC natural history docs with David Attenborough have been stunning Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2.

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Hjernestimulanz

cocain cowboys/ cocain cowboys reloaded

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Joethescot
1 hour ago, Mr_wimpy said:

I much prefer watching documentaries rather than fiction or shit TV.

Any recommendations.

Here's a couple of mine...

  • The Thin Blue Line
  • The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
  • The Crash Reel
  • Blackfish
  • The Founder (film not documentary but still good)
  • Supersonic
  • Deep Web
  • The Armstrong Lie
  • The Imposter
  • Supersize Me
  • The Killing$s of Tony Blair
  • The Farthest
  • Catfish

 

 

 

Supersonic was excellent,specially if you where a teenager when Oasis arrived on the scene.

Watched the founder on the plane over last year was good.however made m want a Big Mac!,,

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Joethescot

If you guys have Netflix try Icarus it’s brilliant and mind blowing.

BBC just done a great 4 part documentary on the Vietnam war I really enjoyed it and learnt something I didn’t know.

Timeline on YouTube do a lot of good documentaries and upload frequently.

Churchill the early years on youtube is worth a watch.

i find Youtube to be a Mecca for good documentaries on any subject.

 

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scubascuba3

There is a 10 part Vietnam War series from 2017, worth watching

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Cerby666

Some of Louis Theroux's are very good. 

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Mr_wimpy
1 hour ago, Stokielad said:

Last couple of BBC natural history docs with David Attenborough have been stunning Planet Earth 2 and Blue Planet 2.

If you watch those on a relaxed Sunday afternoon they are epic 

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acronyms

"What Happened, Miss Simone?" is pretty good if you like Nina Simone's music.

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Cropped Shaggy
23 minutes ago, L.O.S Lyle said:

"My Thai Bride" is a great documentary and very appropriate for this forum!

http://www.mythaibridefilm.com/

One of the funniest, and simply "wtf?", things I've watched in a while.

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Cosmic36

Ken Burns is the King of docs.  The Vietnam doc that came out on PBS last Summer was outstanding.  About 18 hours long over 10 episodes I believe.  I recently watched another long one called The West.  About the American West.  Long but amazing and it's not watered down.  The History of Jazz was kind of difficult to get through.  I mainly listened to it while working on projects around the house.  Not a big fan of Jazz but I like the evolution of music and the insanity off scene.    Many of these are available on Amazon Prime.

Another good doc is Searching for  Sugarman.  

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Cerby666

My boyfriend the sex tourist. There a few episodes covering different countries but the Thailand one is good as it gives an idea of both Issan village and Nana Plaza life for a couple of girls.  Its on YouTube. 

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whistlerone

just watched a doco called Foxcatcher based on the murder of an olympic wrestler by a rich socialite,found it interesting 

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Puttuyu

Shoah

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wengweng
5 hours ago, Joethescot said:

If you guys have Netflix try Icarus it’s brilliant and mind blowing.

BBC just done a great 4 part documentary on the Vietnam war I really enjoyed it and learnt something I didn’t know.

Timeline on YouTube do a lot of good documentaries and upload frequently.

Churchill the early years on youtube is worth a watch.

i find Youtube to be a Mecca for good documentaries on any subject.

 

I have to agree with you about Youtube, its great for documentaries, but I tend to listen to podcast such as Joe Rogan,   or  watching debates about religion, freedom of speech and religion. The guys I love listening to are people like Christopher and Peter Hitchens, Douglas Murray, Stephen Fry     and many others . 

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javasumatra

Cosmos - Carl Sagan

The farthest - Voyager in Space

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Bruza84

Two documentaries I really enjoyed by Chris bell are  Bigger stronger faster -about steroids, and prescription thugs - about the pharmaceutical industry in US 

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xdrt33

"The house I live in" - a very thoughtful review of US drugs policy over the years.

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Joethescot
6 hours ago, wengweng said:

I have to agree with you about Youtube, its great for documentaries, but I tend to listen to podcast such as Joe Rogan,   or  watching debates about religion, freedom of speech and religion. The guys I love listening to are people like Christopher and Peter Hitchens, Douglas Murray, Stephen Fry     and many others . 

Mate, I listen to the Joe Rogan experience everyday on my way to work. Some of his guests are superb. He gets a good mix of people on from Joey Diaz,Brian Callen who are his mates to Louis Theroux and the father of the Scientology leader. Love the JRE he is a very intelligent man himself.

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