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Favorite Documentaries


  1. Nordica
  2. Nordic

My alltime favorites from the documentary genre.

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  Nordica's Rating My Rating
1
Tarnation 2004,  Unrated)
Tarnation
One of the most original and visually stunning documentaries I have ever seen.
2
Lake of Fire 2007,  Unrated)
Lake of Fire
Probably one of the best documentaries I have seen overall, goes deep in the subject on abortion and shows both sides perfectly. Beautiful black/white picture mixed with layers and layers of deep analysis from people.
3
Grizzly Man 2005,  R)
Grizzly Man
Fascinating documentary and truly unique..
4
American Movie 1999,  R)
American Movie
Brilliant documentary gives an insight into independent film making at its most honest and weird way.
5
Aftermath: Population Zero 2008,  Unrated)
Aftermath: Population Zero
Very stylish futuristic documentary.
6
Encounters at the End of the World 2007,  G)
Encounters at the End of the World
Another brilliant Werner Herzog documentary, focusing on the people that work at the south pole. Beautiful cinematography with a lot of passion.
7
Bigger, Stronger, Faster* 2008,  PG-13)
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
Definitely one of the best documentaries on American culture that I have ever seen.
8
An Unreasonable Man 2007,  Unrated)
An Unreasonable Man
A very good documentary about Ralph Nader and how important he has been to USA. Definitely recommend for the people that only know him for being one of the reason why Gore lost the election in 2000.
9
Jesus Camp 2006,  PG-13)
Jesus Camp
Pretty good documentary.
10
Global Metal 2008,  Unrated)
Global Metal
Far superior sequel to the quite cliché metal documentary "A Headbangers Journey". Basically focusing on the impact metal has had in countries like China, India, Israel and the grass root moment of metal in those countries. Definitely everybody that is into metal should watch this, it touches on a lot of things not done before in the study of metal music.
11
Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills 1996,  Unrated)
Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Absolutely brilliant documentary!
12
Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations 2000,  Unrated)
Paradise Lost 2 - Revelations
Well done documentary that really touched me in the heart.
13
Titicut Follies 1967,  Unrated)
Titicut Follies
Harsh, realistic and a very sad portrayal of the weakest people in society.
14
Confessions of a Superhero 2007,  R)
Confessions of a Superhero
Fascinating insight into some very passionated peoples lives, quite a stylish cinematography also.
15
Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) 2003,  Unrated)
Chavez: Inside the Coup (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
Quite an interesting documentary capturing a very fast and hectic period in modern political history.
16
Hated: G.G. Allin and the Murder Junkies 1994,  Unrated)
17
The Bridge 2006,  R)
The Bridge
Slightly boring but still very touching and sad.
18
The Devil and Daniel Johnston 2006,  PG-13)
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Fascinating documentary about a very special talented individual.
19
Methadonia 2005,  Unrated)
Methadonia
A intense view on a couple drug addicts undergoing methadone treatment.
20
Street Thief 2006,  Unrated)
Street Thief
Mesmerising first hand look in on a professional burglars ways and techniques, goes deeply in to the risk and passion for the crime.
21
Heckler 2008,  R)
Heckler
Quite an enjoyable view on hecklers and critiques from the comedian/artists point of view.
22
Tyson 2009,  R)
Tyson
Quite a honest view on Mike Tysons life, the man himself tells about his life, explains in detail his desires and demons with brutal honesty.
23
Wisconsin Death Trip 1999,  Unrated)
Wisconsin Death Trip
A fascinating showing of history in the late 1890s.
24
The Most Hated Family in America 2007,  Unrated)
The Most Hated Family in America
One of the better Louis Theroux documentaries for sure.
25
Bowling for Columbine 2002,  R)
Bowling for Columbine
Definitely one of the better documentarys I have ever seen.
26
Scared Straight! 1978,  Unrated)
Scared Straight!
A bit of documentary history, solid in every part.
27
Overnight 2004,  R)
Overnight
A interesting insight in the rise and fall of a independent film-maker.
28
Chimaira: Dehumanizing Process 2004,  PG)
29
Small Town Gay Bar 2007,  Unrated)
Small Town Gay Bar
Fairly good view on small town gay people and their history.
30
Sicko 2007,  PG-13)
Sicko
Almost as good as "Bowling for Columbine", the people that live in the USA really needs to see this one.
31
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 2006,  Unrated)
32
Hoop Dreams 1994,  PG-13)
33
Children Underground 2001,  Unrated)
Children Underground
A close view on a group children living on the streets in Romania, very emotional and harsh.
34
Anvil! The Story of Anvil 2009,  Unrated)
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Like a modern real version of Spinal Tap, showing the Canadian heavymetal band Anvil trying desperately to get their big break with making their 13th album. Some truly great personalities and the pure passion for their music is mesmerizing.
35
Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima) 2007,  Unrated)
Heima (Sigur Ros: Heima)
A truly stunning piece of music documentary.
36
You're Gonna Miss Me 2007,  Unrated)
37
My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski) 1999,  Unrated)
My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski)
Showing the insane love-hate relationship between director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski, a true power struggle without comparison.
38
Thin 2006,  Unrated)
Thin
One of the best HBO documentaries, shows all sides of anorexia rehabilitation quite honestly.
39
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes 2008,  Unrated)
Stanley Kubrick's Boxes
Fascinating insight into Stanley Kubrics mind, showing what a perfectionist he was saving everything from preproduction notes to fan mail in small boxes in his home.
40
Streetwise 1984,  R)
Streetwise
Interesting documentary about teenagers living on the street in USA in the 1980s, great personalities and stories overall.
41
Big Rig 2007,  Unrated)
42
No Limit 2007,  Unrated)
No Limit
A-Class documentary about poker, very enjoyable presentation of what poker is really about and its players.
43
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 2009,  Unrated)
Iron Maiden: Flight 666
A testament to the greatness of Iron Maiden.
44
The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief 2006,  Unrated)
The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief
Fascinating insight to the host club mentality in Osaka, both a study of the human psychology and its desires is shown in this well-made stylish documentary.
45
Vinyl 2000,  Unrated)
46
Trekkies 1999,  PG)
47
The White Diamond 2004,  Unrated)
48
Imagine: John Lennon 1988,  R)
Imagine: John Lennon
Definitely one of the best and most insightful views into The Beatles and John Lennon's mind.
49
Very Young Girls 2007,  Unrated)
Very Young Girls
A look into the prostitution scene in New York, both a harsh and a emotional documentary.
50
Crazy Love 2007,  PG-13)
Crazy Love
A true testament to how crazy someone can become when they fall madly in love with somebody and the love is not received back.
51
Refused Are Fucking Dead 2006,  Unrated)
Refused Are Fucking Dead
One of the most honest music documentaries I have seen.
52
Starbucking 2006,  Unrated)
Starbucking
Fairly enjoyable documentary about the passion for a goal no matter how stupid it can be.
53
The Misanthrope 2007,  Unrated)

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