Documentary Films: Let the videos do the talking


Documentary films constitute a broad category of nonfictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. [Source: Wikipedia]

By far, here are my picks:

5. March of the Penguins (2005, Luc Jacquet)

Trivia: The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the tallest and heaviest of all living penguins and the only one to breed during the winter in Antarctica. [Source: IMDb]



4. Food, Inc. (2008, Robert Kenner)

Memorable Quote: “To eat well in this country costs more than to eat badly. It will take more money, and some people simply don’t have it. And that’s one of the reasons that we need changes at the policy level, so that the carrots are a better deal than the chips.”



3. Bowling for Columbine (2002, Michael Moore)

Awards and nominations [Source: Wikipedia]:
2002 Winner, 55th Anniversary Prize, 2002 Cannes Film Festival
2003 Winner, César Award, Best Foreign Film
2003 Winner, International Documentary Association (IDA), – Best Documentary of All Time
2003 Winner, Academy Award, Best Documentary Features



2. God Grew Tired of Us (2006, Christopher Dillon Quinn and Tommy Walker)

God Grew Tired Of Us

God Grew Tired Of Us



1. Man on Wire (2008, James Marsh)

Memorable Quote: “Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge – and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.” [Source: IMDb]



Honorable Mentions: Babies (2010, Thomas Balmès), Chalk (2006, Mike Akel), More Than a Game (2008, Kristopher Belman)

Do you have any recommendations?

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