DiS Top 100 Documentaries Voting Thread

This is what I’m thinking.

I haven’t even attempted my list yet, it’s daunting.

I bashed 20 together without much thought. Will punt em in just before the deadline.

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Counting this as a vote for ‘sack it off’

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Pfft - did mine on the first day…

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Is a concert film acceptable on this list?

You’ll have to ask the boss :unamused:

Concert films

  • Documentaries
  • Not

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I intend to vote but wanted to watch a rewatch some because most of the ones that come to mind I’ve not seen in years. Probably won’t have time so it’ll just be about 5 ones that I really love. Can see the logic in sacking it off if there’s not much interest.

Depends on the amount of chat and backstage stuff.


tour films with bits of live stuff thrown in are fine. was tempted to include bird on a wire in mine coz it makes me cry evry tiem

lmao, okay I can see this isn’t gonna work, is it.

Here’s the ‘results’ after the first six voters:

|Hoop Dreams|80|
|OJ: Made in America|70|
|The Act of Killing|66|
|Man on Wire|56|
|Dogtown and Z-Boys|50|
|Grizzly Man|48|
|Planet Earth|45|
|The World at War|35|
|My Winnipeg|30|
|Nostalgia for the Light|30|
|Next Goal Wins|29|
|The Look of Silence|29|
|Exit through the Gift Shop|28|
|The Blue Planet|28|
|Man With a Movie Camera|25|
|Sherman’s March|25|
|The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years |25|
|Hearts of Darkness|22|
|Let the Fire Burn|22|
|Stop Making Sense|22|
|The Gleaners & I|22|
|The King of Kong|21|
|Forever Pure|20|
|To Be and To Have (Etre Et Avoir)|20|
|Riding Giants|18|
|The Thin Blue Line|18|
|They Will Have to Kill Us First|18|
|The 13th|15|
|Time is Illmatic|15|
|Anvil! The Story of Anvil|14|
|Dirty Wars|14|
|Le Quattro Volte|14|
|Paradise Lost (Trilogy)|14|
|The Last Waltz|14|
|F For Fake|13|
|Magic and Bird: A Courtship of Rivals|13|
|Waste Land|13|
|Bowling for Columbine|12|
|Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer|12|
|The Interrupters|12|
|Bobby Sands: 66 Days|11|
|Farenheit 9/11|11|
|Little Dieter Needs to Fly|11|
|One Day in September|11|
|The House I Live In|11|
|Style Wars|11|
|When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts|10|
|Stories We Tell|9|
|When We Were Kings|9|
|Grey Gardens|9|
|4 Little Girls|8|
|Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait|8|
|Blue Planet 2|7|
|Five Broken Cameras|7|
|The Arbor|7|
|Trouble the Water|7|
|Dear Zachary|6|
|Physical Graffiti|6|
|Waltz With Bashir|6|
|All this Mayhem|6|
|Inside Job|5|
|The Art of Organised Noize|5|
|This is Not a Film|4|
|Here To Be Heard: The Story of the Slits|4|
|Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room|3|
|Sleep Furiously|3|
|The Imposter|3|
|Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach|3|
|American Movie|2|
|Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap|2|
|The Fog of War|2|
|The Legend of Billie Jean King: Battle of the Sexes|2|
|Metallica: Some Kind of Monster|2|
|The Blair Witch Project|1|
|The Class|1|


I am up for doing another list of some kind tho.

A few ideas:

  • Best British & Irish TV Programmes
  • Best Film Performances
  • Best Directors
  • Best Humans

Happy to listen to any other suggestions.

Sherman’s March is my favourite film of all time. Sort of.

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a few of those would have been on my list, My Winnipeg :heart:
The Class isn’t a doc tho!
unless thats a different film called The Class

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best non pixar and ghibli animated films
best silent films

Reckon TV progs would probably get the most people involved.

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Bugger, saw this and thought I must get around to doing a list. Let’s try something like:

The Thin Blue Line
Grizzly Man
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco
The Arbor
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (Erroll Morris, about an executioner)
Jesus Camp
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Spookers (about an NZ haunted house and the workers)
The King of Kong
My Winnipeg
Man on Wire
Football as Never Before (like Zidane only with Best. And no Mogwai).
Man With A Movie Camera
808 (as in Roland)

Yes! This was on mine too. Great movie, tho bleaker than bleak.

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Shame this didn’t take @AQOS, but hey ho, and thanks for offering to do it.

Here was my twenty:

30pts: My Winnipeg
25pts: Sherman’s March
22pts: The Gleaners & I
20pts: The Look Of Silence
18pts: The Act of Killing
15pts: Man With A Movie Camera
14pts: Le Quatrro Volte
13pts: F For Fake
12pts: Close-Up
11pts: Little Dieter Needs to Fly
10pts: OJ: Made in America
9pts: Stories We Tell
8pts: Grizzly Man
7pts: The Arbor
6pts: Waltz with Bashir
5pts: Nostalgia for the Light
4pts: The Thin Blue Line
3pts: Sleep Furiously
2pts: American Movie
1pt: Gallivant

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Good work nonetheless @AQOS :+1:

30pts:The World At War
25pts: The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
22pts: Hearts Of Darkness
20pts: Planet Earth
18pts: Man On Wire
15pts: Grizzly Man
14pts: Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
13pts: The Blue Planet
12pts: Dig!
11pts: One Day In September
10pts: Exit Through The Gift Shop
9pts: When We Were Kings
8pts: The King Of Kong
7pts: Blue Planet 2
6pts: Physical Graffiti
5pts: Inside Job
4pts: The Act Of Killing
3pts: Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
2pts: The Fog Of War
1pt: The Blair Witch Project

Re @old_man_burner’s list, love F For Fake but didn’t really consider that a documentary. Great film though :+1: