Documentaries can be quite incredible movies, but they often are the most neglected genre in the film industry, because they simply don’t receive the same attention from the critics and the audience. But documentary films sometimes can be different and very inspiring, because they reveal a different point of view for some things or events. If you are interested to watch some great documentaries next time, check out these must watch documentaries. Here are our suggestions for the best documentaries to watch!
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Fahrenheit 9/11 is the most controversial, must-see documentary film by the Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore. Fahrenheit 9/11 takes a critical look at president George W. Bush administration’s actions during the tragic events of 9/11. This documentary film is the highest grossing documentary of all time and takes us inside the war to tell us stories that we haven’t heard.
Man on Wire (2008)
Man on Wire is another great documentary film that you should watch. It’s about Philippe Petit, who is a high wire walker who crossed the space between the Twin Towers. Man on Wire is exciting, Oscar winning film and is directed by James Marsh. The film presents rare footage and photographs of the event and interviews with the participants.
The Cove (2009)
The Cove is an Academy Award winning documentary film from 2009. This incredible film focuses on dolphins and the secretive dolphin hunts that happen in Tajii, Japan. The film also tells the story of Ric O’Barry who is a former dolphin trainer. In the 60s he used to capture and train five wild dolphins for his TV show Flipper. The film also tells about his redemption because he feels responsible for the worldwide capturing and abuse of dolphins.
Planet Earth (2006)
Planet Earth is a phenomenal series of documentaries about nature. This BBC series has eleven episodes and each of them focuses on different ecosystems on the Earth and how they might change in the future.
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
In The Thin Blue Line documentary, Errol Morris investigates the death of a Texas police officer using testaments from those who are involved in the case. He believed that the man who is accused of killing the cop is innocent and created dramatic documentary which became a huge hit. A year after the realization of this film, the accused man was acquitted of all charges.
Dark Days (2000)
British filmmaker Marc Foster made this documentary to show the life and the struggle and to provide homes for the “Mole People” who live in abandoned subway tunnels, beneath major metropolitan areas. Dark Days is an awarded documentary film that should be on your list with must-see movies.