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How Many Documentaries Have You Seen?

A good documentary will make you laugh, cry, and probably learn more than you ever did in school. How many docs have you been touched by?

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  1. 1. Check off every documentary that you've watched all the way through.

    Nanook of the North (1922)
    Criterion
    Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
    Criterion
    Triumph of the Will (1935)
    Synapse Films
    Night and Fog (1955)
    Criterion
    Seven Up! (1964)
    First Run Features
    Point of Order (1964)
    New Yorker Video
    The War Game (1965)
    BBC
    The Endless Summer (1966)
    Monterey Video
    Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back (1967)
    Docurama
    Titicut Follies (1967)
    Zipporah Films
    A Man Vanishes (1967)
    Icarus Films
    Monterey Pop (1968)
    Criterion
    In the Year of the Pig (1968)
    Homevision
    High School (1968)
    PBS
    Salesman (1968)
    Criterion
    The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
    Milestone
    7 Plus Seven (1970)
    First Run Features
    Gimme Shelter (1970)
    Criterion
    Woodstock (1970)
    Warner Bros.
    Winter Soldier (1972)
    Oscilloscope Laboratories
    F for Fake (1973)
    Criterion
    Hearts and Minds (1974)
    Criterion
    Grey Gardens (1975)
    Criterion
    Harlan County, USA
    First Run Features
    21 Up (1977)
    First Run Features
    A Grin Without a Cat (1977)
    Icarus Films
    Gates of Heaven (1978)
    New Yorker Films
    The Last Waltz (1978)
    United Artists
    The Kids Are Alright (1979)
    Sanctuary Records
    Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980)
    PBS
    The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
    Media Home Entertainment
    Burden of Dreams (1982)
    Criterion
    Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
    Criterion
    The Atomic Cafe (1982)
    Docurama
    Sans Soleil (1983)
    Criterion
    Style Wars (1983)
    Public Art Films
    28 Up (1984)
    First Run Features
    The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
    New Yorker Films
    Stop Making Sense (1984)
    Palm Pictures
    Shoah (1985)
    New Yorker Films
    Sherman's March (1985)
    First Run Features
    Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987)
    HBO Studios
    The Thin Blue Line (1988)
    Miramax Films
    The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)
    New Line Cinema
    Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt (1989)
    New Yorker Films
    Roger & Me (1989)
    Warner Bros.
    Tongues Untied (1989)
    Strand Releasing
    Paris Is Burning (1990)
    Miramax Films
    The Civil War (1990)
    PBS
    35 Up (1991)
    First Run Features
    A Brief History of Time (1991)
    Criterion
    Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
    Miramax Films
    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
    Paramount Pictures
    Brother's Keeper (1992)
    Docurama
    Baraka (1992)
    MPI Home Video
    The War Room (1993)
    Criterion
    Silverlake Life: The View From Here (1993)
    Docurama
    Hoop Dreams (1994)
    Fine Line Features
    Baseball (1994)
    PBS
    Crumb (1994)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    The Celluloid Closet (1995)
    TriStar Pictures
    Microcosmos (1996)
    Miramax Films
    When We Were Kings (1996)
    Universal Studios
    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
    HBO
    4 Little Girls (1997)
    HBO
    Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1997)
    First Run Features
    Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
    Anchor Bay
    Trekkies (1997)
    Paramount Classics
    42 Up (1998)
    First Run Features
    The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)
    20th Century Fox
    American Movie (1999)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Beyond the Mat (1999)
    Universal Pictures
    One Day in September (1999)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    My Best Fiend (1999)
    Anchor Bay
    Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
    Axiom Films
    The Gleaners & I (2000)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Dark Days (2000)
    Oscilloscope Laboratories
    The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000)
    LionsGate Films
    Paragraph 175 (2000)
    New Yorker Films
    Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
    HBO
    Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Winged Migration (2001)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)
    Direct Cinema
    Spellbound (2002)
    ThinkFilm
    Bus 174 (2002)
    Arts Alliance America
    Bowling for Columbine (2002)
    United Artists
    The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
    USA Films
    Biggie & Tupac (2002)
    LionsGate
    Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
    Magnolia Pictures
    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    The Corporation (2003)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Tarnation (2003)
    Wellspring Media
    Touching the Void (2003)
    MGM
    Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2003)
    ThinkFilm
    Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
    Columbia Tristar
    The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2003)
    Docurama
    Super Size Me (2004)
    Roadside Attractions
    Darwin's Nightmare (2004)
    Capri Releasing
    Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)
    Paramount Pictures
    Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
    IFC Films
    Murderball (2005)
    ThinkFilm
    The Aristocrats (2005)
    ThinkFilm
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Earthlings (2005)
    Nation Earth
    Grizzly Man (2005)
    LionsGate
    49 Up (2005)
    First Run Features
    March of the Penguins (2005)
    Warner Independent Pictures
    Deliver Us From Evil (2006)
    LionsGate
    Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
    Firelight Media
    Planet Earth (2006)
    BBC
    Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006)
    The Weinstein Company
    Deep Water (2006)
    IFC Films
    Jesus Camp (2006)
    Magnolia Pictures
    This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
    IFC Films
    Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    The Bridge (2006)
    IFC Films
    An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
    Paramount Classics
    Lake of Fire (2006)
    ThinkFilm
    God Grew Tired of Us (2006)
    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Iraq in Fragments (2006)
    HBO Documentary Films
    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
    HBO
    Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
    ThinkFilm
    Nanking (2007)
    ThinkFilm
    No End in Sight (2007)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Zoo (2007)
    ThinkFilm
    Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2007)
    VH1 Films
    The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)
    Break Thru Films
    Sicko (2007)
    The Weinstein Company
    For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
    First Run Features
    The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
    Picturehouse
    Helvetica (2007)
    Plexifilm
    Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
    Discovery Films
    Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)
    Oscilloscope Laboratories
    Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country (2008)
    Oscilloscope Laboratories
    Man on Wire (2008)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Of Time and the City (2008)
    British Film Institute
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)
    Madman Films
    Trouble the Water (2008)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Waltz With Bashir (2008)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Food, Inc. (2008)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
    Overture FIlms
    Afghan Star (2009)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Best Worst Movie (2009)
    Magicstone Productions
    The Cove (2009)
    Roadside Attractions
    Winnebago Man (2009)
    Kino International
    The Art of the Steal (2009)
    MPI Home Video
    Last Train Home (2009)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Enemies of the People (2009)
    International Film Circuit
    Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
    Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
    The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)
    First Run Features
    The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)
    Tribeca Film
    Inside Job (2010)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Senna (2010)
    Universal Pictures
    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Marwencol (2010)
    The Cinema Guild
    Catfish (2010)
    Universal Pictures
    Gasland (2010)
    New Video Group
    The Tillman Story (2010)
    Passion Pictures
    Nostalgia for the Light (2010)
    Icarus Films
    Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
    Producers Distribution Agency
    Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
    IFC Films
    Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
    Zeitgeist Films
    Waste Land (2010)
    Arthouse Films
    Tabloid (2010)
    MPI Home Video
    Waiting for "Superman" (2010)
    Paramount Vantage
    Restrepo (2010)
    National Geographic Entertainment
    A Film Unfinished (2010)
    Oscilloscope Pictures
    Into the Abyss (2011)
    IFC Films
    Undefeated (2011)
    The Weinstein Company
    Pina (2011)
    Criterion
    Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Project Nim (2011)
    Roadside Attractions
    We Were Here (2011)
    Docurama
    Life in a Day (2011)
    National Geographic Films
    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
    HBO
    The Interrupters (2011)
    Cinema Guild
    Forks Over Knives (2011)
    Virgil Films and Entertainment
    Hot Coffee (2011)
    HBO
    The Island President (2011)
    Samuel Goldwyn Films
    This Is Not a Film (2011)
    Palisades Tartan
    Bully (2011)
    The Weinstein Company
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
    Magnolia Pictures
    The Queen of Versailles (2012)
    Magnolia Pictures
    How to Survive a Plague (2012)
    Sundance Selects
    The Act of Killing (2012)
    Drafthouse Films
    Room 237 (2012)
    IFC Films
    56 Up (2012)
    First Run Features
    Chasing Ice (2012)
    Submarine Deluxe
    Stories We Tell (2012)
    Roadside Attractions
    Call Me Kuchu (2012)
    Docurama
    The Invisible War (2012)
    Cinedigm
    The Square (2013)
    Participant Media
    We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)
    Focus World
    Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)
    The Weinstein Company
    Blackfish (2013)
    Magnolia Pictures
    Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
    Sony Pictures Classics
    Cutie and the Boxer (2013)
    The Weinstein Company
    The Missing Picture (2013)
    Strand Releasing
    Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
    Sundance Selects

How Many Documentaries Have You Seen?

Listen, you're not watching movies to learn. And if you do happen to learn something, you don't make a point to retain it. You've seen a few docs over the years, but they're not something you seek out. You'll take fiction over a bunch of talking heads any day.

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You enjoy documentaries, but there are still so many you haven't seen. Chances are you've focused on one particular sub-genre: sports docs, war docs, docs so depressing you can't get out of bed the next day. Now it's time to broaden your horizons — use this list as your guide!

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You love documentaries, and you've seen a wide range, from the early classics to the recent Academy Award nominees. While there are gaps in your knowledge, you have a pretty good handle of the genre, and you keep an eye out for new releases from your favorite filmmakers.

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You can't get enough of documentaries, and you're always seeking out new recommendations. You dig the mainstream and the obscure, as long as you're being entertained and challenged while you watch. When the Oscars roll around, you have strong opinions about what got snubbed.

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Watch documentaries? You might as well make documentaries. And maybe you do! At the very least, you've thought about it. You're in love with the form, which is why you've gotten lost in the greats from Errol Morris and Werner Herzog. You wouldn't be the same without them.

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