Movie Documentaries to Download?

Discussion in 'Media and Entertainment' started by cats2rise, Dec 18, 2011.

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  1. cats2rise

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently in a pretty good situation - I have free, unlimited and very fast internet (a perk of being overseas!) with a new hard drive begging to be filled.

    Can people suggest interesting doco's to download? Can be on life, history, any sports, politics, environment, drugs, random interesting people, engineering feats... anything! I've just downloaded a bunch of David Attenborough doco's and am looking for any interesting one off/series doco's.

    I'm in the middle of downloading one recommended to me called 'Alone In The Wilderness' which is about some guy who went off into the woods to live for 30 years, building huts himself etc... apparently he puts Bear Grylls to shame.

    So what are your favourite Doco's?
     

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    I don't know if you can download these? Just buy the DVD?

    The Last Plane Out of Berlin - Story of Aussie Sydney Cotton.
    The True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai - not the Hollywood fabrication.
    The Hitler Youth - exactly what you imagine it is.
    Hitler: Savior or Satan
    Massacres Under the Rising Sun
    The Warsaw Ghetto (1940-1943)
    The Last of the Hitlers
    Arctic Mission: The Great Adventure
    D-Day: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny
    "Biography" Audie Murphy: Great American Hero
    Some of Our Airmen Are No Longer Missing
    On a Wing and a Prayer
    U-234 - Hitler's Last U-Boat
    The Day That Panicked America
    The Battleships
    The History of the Submarine
    The Legends of King Arthur
    The Secrets of Underground Britain
    Richard Hillary: A Fighter Pilot's Story
    Guadalcanal: The Island of Death
    McGilvray: The Game is Not the Same
    Lang ist der Weg (1949) - it's actually a movie, but one about a subject rarely discussed or shown, the plight of the Jews post WW2.

    That should keep you going
     
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    Any of the ESPN 30 for 30 docos for a sports fix
     
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    Download? I assume you mean <couch, cough> purchase.

    Try the new Ken Burns 3-part documentary on the prohibition, called, oddly enough, The Prohibition. Tis great.
     
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    There is a great documentary about the assasination of JFK from the perspective of his Secret Service agents, it's called The Kennedy Detail.

    Highly recommend it.
     
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    His Civil War doco is excellent
     
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    It is indeed.

    The 4-part 'Seekers of the Lost Treasure' about people like Belzoni and Bingham and Elgin is also terrific.
     
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    The corporation
    enron, smartest men in the room
    inside job
    anything by louis theroux
    all watched over by machines of loving grace
    the power of nightmares
    gasland
    addicted to plastic
    through the wormhole - 2 series
    what is one degree
    atom
     
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    I like Louis. The ones he did on the Baptist church of nujobs were great.

    I highly recommned 'Requiem for Detroit' about the decline of the American car industry and the city where it was born. It has a great aesthetic about it, and wonderful interviews. One of the best I've seen in years.
     
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    Wow, cheers grzzlym that sounds really good. :thumbsu:

    My favourite louis theroux is 'racism in south africa'
     
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    This.

    And not really doco's as such but for shits & giggles James May Man Lab is good for a laugh or two.
     

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    The definitive Kennedy assassination documentary is JFK: The Jim Garrison Tapes.

    I'm a Nixon/Watergate nut, so I also highly recommend the PBS documentary just called 'Watergate' (i've been unable to find a torrent of it yet, but its on YouTube as a 30-part series). The best political documentary i've ever seen.

    The History Channel docos on Nixon, Kennedy and the Cuba Missile Crisis are also top-tier.
     
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    Grizzly Bear - An amazing doco about a man who "lived" with grizzly bears every summer for 13 years.

    Frozen Planet and Planet Earth are essentials.
     
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    Religulous is also good. The bit where he interviews Jesus at the Florida Religious themepark is priceless.
     
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    These two are amazing, grab them both.

    Also grab King of Kong. It's about arcade gaming, but it is very brilliant.
     
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    There's a VHS copy on Amazon (The American site)
     
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    A few people have recommended that to me so will def give that a go :thumbsu:
     
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    It's an awesome doco. The bit about how the city is starting to renew itself is fascinating as well.

    There's a scene where they walk through a massive art nouveau factory. It's abandoned, derelict and covered with graffiti. The guy gestures at some old machinery and says something like, 'this is where we taught people how to make stuff... now we (America) doesn't make anything'. Kind of sums up the plight of contemporary America.
     
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    This.

    Quality docos, sport is the stage on which these are set but they all have a human side to them anyone can relate to.
     
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    I'm almost at the end, it's a really good doco
     
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    Great recommendation. I caught this on SBS or ABC one night. Detroit is a city that has really fascinated me of late and this doco really captures its rise, fall and rebirth very well.

    These are some of my favourites I listed in another doco thread:

    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
    Collapse
    Exit Through the Gift Shop
    The Thin Blue Line
    Senna
    The Fog of War
    Inside Job
    Bowling for Columbine
    Loose Change
    Man on Wire
    The Smashing Machine
    Hoop Dreams
    Pumping Iron
    Devil at your Heels
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    King of Kong
    Capturing the Friedmans
    Deliver Us from Evil
    DIG!

    This site is also a good avenue of watching some quickly:

    http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/
     
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    Wonders of the Solar System
    Wonder of the Universe
    Any Louis Theroux doco
     
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    What are the greatest scientific documentaries? History of universe/world sort of thing?