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    Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Anyone got any good ideas for what documentaries to watch on Netflix Instant Stream?



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    Re: Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBer View Post
    Anyone got any good ideas for what documentaries to watch on Netflix Instant Stream?
    I pretty much love anything from PBS Nova.

    There's a pretty great ~2 hour Lewis and Clark documentary that I watched after I read "Undaunted Courage" (Great book, by the way).

    If you like crime and/or forensic stuff, Discovery has a lot of shows on there. For example, "Disappeared" and "I Almost Got Away with It".

    Also, some good History Channel bits, such as "WWII in HD".

    I dunno. I love documentaries and NetFlix. I hope this helps!



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    Re: Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Also, depending on your political views, "A Crude Awakening" and "Who Killed the Electric Car?" were compelling (though, admittedly, I didn't agree with all of their points).

    I also think that the PBS series "The National Parks" is on there; it's effing fantastic.



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    King of Kong, 2 Days in April.



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    Word Wars, Jesus Camp (creepy as ****)



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    Ken Burns Baseball, Ken Burns Jazz, Ken Burns National Parks



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    Just watched Grizzly Man, didn't think it was very good.



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    Re: Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Also, Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" is great. I love space-related stuff. I wish I could have seen the moonwalk in July 1969. What a truly amazing accomplishment.



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    Waiting for Superman.



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    Re: Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Quote Originally Posted by aute19 View Post
    Also, Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" is great. I love space-related stuff. I wish I could have seen the moonwalk in July 1969. What a truly amazing accomplishment.

    If you have Hulu Plus, there is a very good one called "For All Mankind" which uses the actual footage shot during the Apollo program while the various astronauts talk about their recollections & memories about about the missions.

    Also on Hulu Plus, "Burden Of Dreams" about the production of Werner Herzog's "Fitzcaraldo"

    And I don't know if it's streaming anywhere, but "Hearts Of Darkness" is a must see. What was supposed to be a five minute promotional piece for Apocalypse Now turned into a chronicle of the 2 years Francis Ford Coppola spent in the Philippines making "Apocalypse Now", shot by his wife, Eleanor. In it you will see:

    - A hurricane destroying the sets built in the jungle
    - Harvey Keitel playing Capt. Willard, only to replaced after one week by Martin Sheen
    - The Philippine Army constantly taking back their helicopters to fight a rebellion
    - Marlon Brando refusing to show up on set & when he comes he literally makes up
    his dialogue on the day of shooting.
    - Dennis Hopper so stoned out his mind, he can't remember his lines.
    - Martin Sheen having a heart attack & Coppola saying "If they hear about this back in LA, I'm ****ed!!"

    And more!!



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    Sonicsgate on YouTube about 2 hrs long



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    The Parking Lot Movie
    I Like Killing Flies
    Monster Camp (I believe "Virgins on Parade" is the alternate title.)



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    Re: Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    Anything by Ken Burns. Trust me.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Lewis and Clark
    Civil War
    World War II
    National Parks
    etc
    etc


    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man"

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    Re:Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

    The Rock-afire Explosion

    Seriously, if you ever went to a Showbiz Pizza as a kid, this is a pretty cool documentary. I had heard it was being made and was surprised to find it the other night.



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