Article: Top 10 Movie Documentaries

10.A Secret Love

Falling in love in 1947, two women Pat Henschel and pro baseball player Terry Donahue begin a 65-year journey of love and overcoming prejudice. A fascinating documentary that is well made and often very powerful, it is one of those documentaries about a sensitive topic and it pay respect to those people in this documentary, it is well – intentioned and thought provoking.

9.Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi is a descriptive time – lapse journey about the magical, mysterious, and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Eye catching and totally unique and it is so different, some people will like this and some don’t but I found it really engrossing and really interesting at the same time.

8.Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Beautifully made and gorgeous looking documentary that is simple breathtaking, it also drawn you in from start to finish in this fascinating documentary.

7.The Australian Dream

The Australian Dream is a theatrical feature documentary that uses the remarkable and inspirational story of AFL legend Adam Goodes as the prism through which to tell a deeper and more powerful story about race, identity and belonging. Can be rather full on for some people but this is ultimately about Racism, it is important and that happen in life and this documentary portrayed it, this might be slightly controversial but overall, this is really moving and poignancy.

6.Garnet’s Gold

Follow one extraordinary man’s quixotic and recklessly brave adventure in search of hidden treasure, in a belated rite of passage to rediscover the meaning of his life. Definitely one of the most surprisingly and effective documentary, it is definitely watchable and generally sincere and you actually care about with these people, it is authentic and totally unique and it will moved you.

5.Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. Everyone definitely needed a pick me up and a feel-good type of vibe, this one certainly ticked all the boxes as by the end of this it will made you smile, it might be different but this one is really stand out and totally memorable.

4.Crip Camp

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement. Fabulous and totally real documentary, I actually connect to this and this is deeply personal to me personally, firstly character driven mixed in with the political aspect and this is truly remarkable.

3.Rising Phoenix

The history and current standing of the Paralympic Games, which has grown to become the world’s third largest sporting event. Honest, real, powerful, and truly inspirational as this is silently really good, some of the stories will wowed you and it balance well and not too over sentimental, It will leave you a lasting impression on you and this is superbly made.

2.My Octopus Teacher

A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. Gorgeous looking documentary that is rather surreal and totally out there, once you actually watch this you will never forget this as it is memorable, the underwater aspect is truly magnificent in a totally unique film.

1.The Eagle Huntress

Thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress. I remember the first time I watch it as this is moving, sincere and truly inspirational. It also about life and chasing your dream and I can imagine people can relate to this as it is relatable, with stunning scenery and also it deals with diversity and I think personally everyone should witness this masterpiece of this amazing film.

One thought on “Article: Top 10 Movie Documentaries

  1. Now, you are in one of my favourite areas Mark. I like the look of My Octopus Teacher and Fantastic Fungi so they are to for me to watch. Some that I can highly recommend for you to watch are:
    Searching for the Sugar Man – a great music story about an enigma.
    The Spirit of 45 directed by Ken Loach – about the development of this country after the Second World War.
    Errol Morris is one of the great documentary makers so any of his films, but particular favourites are Vernon Florida, the Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, and Tabloid. All strange human behaviour is here.
    My personal favourite documentary is Crumb about the artist Robert Crumb. Strangest of Strange! Directed by Terry Zwigoff who also made Ghost World and Bad Santa.


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