Good Instant Stream Documentaries?

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  1. CyBer

    CyBer Guest

    Anyone got any good ideas for what documentaries to watch on Netflix Instant Stream?
     
  2. aute19

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    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!
     
  3. aute19

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    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.
     
  4. 3TrueFans

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    King of Kong, 2 Days in April.
     
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    Word Wars, Jesus Camp (creepy as ****)
     
  6. BloodyBuddy

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    Ken Burns Baseball, Ken Burns Jazz, Ken Burns National Parks
     
  7. BloodyBuddy

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    Just watched Grizzly Man, didn't think it was very good.
     
  8. aute19

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    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.
     
  10. Clone96

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    Parts Unknown

    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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    ISU Post-grad Warrior
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    Sonicsgate on YouTube about 2 hrs long
     
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    The Parking Lot Movie
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    Monster Camp (I believe "Virgins on Parade" is the alternate title.)
     
  13. Cyhart

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    Anything by Ken Burns. Trust me.
    Thomas Jefferson
    Lewis and Clark
    Civil War
    World War II
    National Parks
    etc
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    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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    American movie
    King of kong
    The back nine
     
  17. Heilsqauvador

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    Food Inc. :jimlad:
     
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    king of kong
    exit through the gift shop
     
  19. Cyhart

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    Im going to watch "Hoop Dreams" on there one of these days. Hear its really good.
     
  20. cyclone1975

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    chasing ghosts--a documentary about the video game era and the twin galaxies arcade in iowa
     

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