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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CyBer, Mar 22, 2012.
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!
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.
King of Kong, 2 Days in April.
Word Wars, Jesus Camp (creepy as ****)
Ken Burns Baseball, Ken Burns Jazz, Ken Burns National Parks
Just watched Grizzly Man, didn't think it was very good.
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.
Waiting for Superman.
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!!"
Sonicsgate on YouTube about 2 hrs long
The Parking Lot Movie
I Like Killing Flies
Monster Camp (I believe "Virgins on Parade" is the alternate title.)
Anything by Ken Burns. Trust me.
Lewis and Clark
World War II
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.
King of kong
The back nine
Food Inc. :jimlad:
king of kong
exit through the gift shop
Im going to watch "Hoop Dreams" on there one of these days. Hear its really good.
chasing ghosts--a documentary about the video game era and the twin galaxies arcade in iowa