Best documentaries

Martijn Schirp (@martijn) 11 years, 8 months ago

What are your favorite documentaries?

Mine is from the world renowned anthropologist Wade Davis on buddhism, definately takes me back to the essence of what I learned in Nepal.

My friends made me watch the history of the self, the history and rise of individualism, psychotherapy, marketing and capitalism.

What do you like you want to share with HE?

January 25, 2011 at 10:55 pm
Anonymous (0) (@) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

anything with sir david attenborough he’s one of my biggest heros.
well hero probably isn’t the correct word but you get the idea.

I particularly like life in the undergrowth which i have on bluray. phenomenal photography.
I know it’s all about creepy crawlies :) but it is fascinating. a world we just don’t normally get to see so close

I also like the shows that bruce parry does. tribe being a particular favourite.

Evan (1) (@mathais43) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

For all of you documentary fiends out there:

1800+ imbedded, free documentaries spanning an enormous number of topics and perspectives.

I’ve seen quite a few of them, but my favorites are as follows:

Anima – A montage of images and narration from a variety of different people, focused on setting the subconscious right.

The Century of Self – Previously mentioned

La Toma (The Take) – The story of a group of laid-off Argentine factory workers who occupy their now-closed former workplace with the intention of getting the machines running again.

Jesus Camp – Profile of several midwestern children (from about 60 miles away from where I currently live…scary) who attend a pentecostal bible camp. The ways in which they are indoctrinated by their parents and other authority figures is absolutely terrifying.

There are so many other great docs on the site, but those are a few that really stand out to me.

Happy viewing :)

Moni (8) (@moni) 10 years, 8 months ago ago

Nova’s Science of Dogs. Also the Auschwitz series, grim but very well filmed and informative.

Winningedge (2) (@winner) 9 years, 7 months ago ago

just wanted to say hi I’m new here….

I like going to: tons of doc there


I can’t imagine how dumb people must have been prior to the net and video streaming. The problem is all the knowledge in the world won’t extinguish and man’s pride and ego, thus they remain stuck in the matrix and lose there souls.

Kuba (7) (@xkuba6x) 9 years ago ago

Thinking of reviving this thread. A lot of good documentaries here. Anyone have some newer ones they might have seen?

ZenCowboy (179) (@zencowboy) 9 years ago ago

@xkuba6x, great idea! I’ve already complied a list from this thread.

I’ll add:

The Mayan Calendar – Ian Xel Lungold

Anonymous (328) (@) 9 years ago ago

I just watched 5 broken cameras, it’s really good.

Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 9 years ago ago

@xkuba6x, We should have one topic with all documentaries listed. I will see if I can make a compilation of the topics we have so far and make an official one.

Dalton (6) (@waterbuffalo) 9 years ago ago

I looked through most of the discussion, and I don’t think anyone has mentioned “Vegucated”. A good one if you are interested in becoming a vegetarian or vegan.
Also recommend:
“Bowling for Columbine” (Michael Moore)
“With One Voice”
“Religulous” (Bill Maher)
“Breaking and Entering” (inspiring/interesting documentary about world records)

vivaciouslyv (24) (@vivaciouslyv) 9 years ago ago

Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead is just a good inspirational documentary (though skewed like many nutrition based documentaries are)

My favorite documentary is called “I am”

I highly recommend it. It’s about changing the world around you instead of just complaining about the world.

No Impact Man is also a good one. As are Hungry for Change, Miss Representation, and Maxed Out.

Kuba (7) (@xkuba6x) 9 years ago ago

@vivaciouslyv, I just watched “I am” yesterday! It really opened my eyes about how we need to collectively change our perspectives on what matters really really good documentary. I’d also recommend the documentary “Happy”. It deals with some similar topics like “I am”. I found it on Netflix as well.

, yes! An “official” documentary thread would be awesome. It would help a lot of newer and older members find some good eye opening topics. is also a really top notch website.

Charlotte (51) (@11mothernature) 9 years ago ago

Life in a Day is my favorite movie. So beautiful, so moving. It will make you cry.

vivaciouslyv (24) (@vivaciouslyv) 9 years ago ago

@xkuba6x, “Happy” is a fantastic documentary! I saw that one before “I am.” Both documentaries are fantastic! I consider “I am” to be one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.

James Veritas (30) (@Vanguard) 9 years ago ago

@vivaciouslyv, I am was rather impressive. I agree, one of the best.

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