Documentaries

Credit: MediaAlliance.org

Credit: MediaAlliance.org

2013, for me, has been the year of the documentary. I thought it’d be a good idea to put together a list of my favorites. Feel free to add yours in the comments.

AFRICA

  • God Grew Tired of Us (Sudan)
  • Mugabe and the White African (Zimbabwe)
  • The Devil Came on Horseback (Darfur)

ART + DESIGN + FILM + FASHION + LITERATURE

  • Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
  • Bukowski: Born Into This
  • Eames: Artist and Architect
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • Girl Model
  • Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
  • Jean-Michel Baquiat: The Radiant Child
  • The Kid Stays in the Picture
  • Make Believe
  • Objectified
  • Page One: The New York Times
  • Urbanized
  • Waste Land

BUSINESS

  • The Corporation
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
  • Wal-mart: The High Cost of Low Price

CENTRAL ASIA + ASIA

  • Burma VJ
  • They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (Burma)
  • Kimjongilia (North Korea)
  • Last Train Home (China)
  • National Geographic: Inside North Korea

EDUCATION

  • The Lottery
  • Waiting for Superman

ENVIRONMENT + NATURE

  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • The Cove
  • Encounters at the End of the World (Antarctica)
  • The End of The Line
  • GasLand
  • Grizzly Man
  • March of the Penguins
  • Queen of the Sun
  • Stranded: I’ve Come From A Plane That Crashed On The Mountains
  • Tapped

FOOD + HEALTH + NUTRITION

  • Fat Head
  • Food Inc
  • FoodMatters
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Sicko
  • Super Size Me

MILITARY + WAR

  • Bulletproof Salesman
  • The Ground Truth
  • The Invisible War
  • The Tillman Story

MUSIC

  • Beats, Rhymes & Life: A Tribe Called Quest
  • Marley
  • Pearl Jam Twenty
  • Searching for Sugar Man
  • Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap

LATIN AMERICA

  • The Fall of Fujimori (Peru)
  • Cocaine Cowboys 1 and 2 (Colombia)
  • Cocalero (Bolivia)
  • Ecuador
  • Fidel (Cuba)
  • Frontline: The Hugo Chavez Show
  • Killing Pablo (Colombia)
  • The Other Side of Immigration (Mexico)
  • Plan Colombia: Cashing In On The Drug War Failure
  • Manda Bala (Brazil)
  • South of the Border
  • The Two Escobars (Colombia)

THE MIDDLE EAST

  • Afghan Star (Afghanistan)
  • Bhutto (Pakistan)
  • Budrus (Palestine/Israeli conflict)
  • The Queen and I (Iran)

RELIGION + SPIRITUALITY

  • Jesus Camp
  • Religulous

SPORTS

  • Bigger, Stronger, Faster (strength training; performance enhancers)
  • Hoop Dreams (basketball)
  • Knuckle (bare knuckle fighting)
  • Man on Wire (tightrope)
  • Murderball
  • Senna (auto racing)
  • Tyson (boxing)
  • When We Were Kings (boxing)

U.S. – SOCIAL ISSUES

  • American Drug War: The Great White Hope
  • Bowling for Columbine (gun control)
  • Collapse (consumerism + energy)
  • Detropia (Detroit)
  • How To Survive a Plague (AIDS epidemic)
  • Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism (media)
  • Queen of Versailles (consumerism)
  • Roger & Me (auto industry)
  • We Were Here (AIDS epidemic)
  • Zeitgeist: The Movie (religion, 9/11, politics)

U.S. POLITICS + ECONOMICS

  • Capitalism: A Love Story
  • Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Koch Brothers Exposed
  • Inside Job
  • The Trials of Henry Kissinger
  • Speaking Freely: Volume 1 – John Perkins
  • Speaking Freely: Volume 2 – Susan George
  • Speaking Freely: Volume 3 – Ray McGovern
  • Power & Terror: Noam Chomsky In Our Times

MISCELLANEOUS

  • The Imposter
  • Indie Game: The Movie
  • National Geographic: Guns, Germs and Steel
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