Your favorite docs

 

 

 

 

 

 

POV wants to know what you think the greatest documentaries of all time are. (Vote here) You can choose from their list or add your own.

Maybe, as one commentator on the the POV site says, “lists like this are idiotic,” or maybe not. But they’re fun too. And there are certainly enough on the list to choose from (500+).

As an only occasional documentary-watcher, the ones that stand out  to me are relatively mainstream, probably more memorable than groundbreaking, and don’t represent more than a handful of filmmakers, but here they are off the top of my head. “Crazy Love,” “Searching for Sugarman,” “Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?”, “The Fog of War,” “The Thin Blue Line,” “Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Hoop Dreams,”.“Assault in the RIng,” “The Aristocrats,” “The Cats of Mirikitani.” 

Of course one of the many cool things about the form is that a lot of the best work has been/is being done on radio and television* as well as on the big screen. And then there’s documentary photography, which is intriguing, but something I know little about.. (Suggestions?)
* No, I don’t mean “The Real Housewives” or “16 and Pregnant” or “Storage Wars”

 

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