Brighton Film Academy's 100 Documentary Films to Watch

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The goals with this list were as follows: To, try not to include more than one film from the same director. Two, to cover a broad range of topics and styles, and not just what is currently popular.

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  1. 1 new

    American Movie

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
  2. 2 new

    The Aristocrats

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
  3. 3 new

    The Atomic Cafe

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  4. 4 new

    San Pietro

    1945, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 5 new

    Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt

    1927 — a.k.a. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, in 11 top lists Check
  6. 6 new

    Buena Vista Social Club

    1999, in 2 top lists Check
  7. 7 new

    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
  8. 8 new

    Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids

    2004, in 1 top list Check
  9. 9 new

    Burden of Dreams

    1982, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 10 new

    Capturing the Friedmans

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
  11. 11 new

    Children Underground

    2001, in 0 top lists Check
  12. 12 new

    Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)

    1961 — a.k.a. Chronicle of a Summer, in 8 top lists Check
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    City of Gold

    1957, in 1 top list Check
  14. 14 new

    The Civil War

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
  15. 15 new

    Coal Face

    1935, in 2 top lists Check
  16. 16 new

    Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter

    1994, in 0 top lists Check
  17. 17 new

    Control Room

    2004, in 2 top lists Check
  18. 18 new

    Cosmos

    1980, in 1 top list Check
  19. 19 new

    Crumb

    1994, in 10 top lists Check
  20. 20 new

    Dark Days

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
  21. 21 new

    Darwin's Nightmare

    2004, in 3 top lists Check
  22. 22 new

    Daughter from Danang

    2002, in 0 top lists Check
  23. 23 new

    Daughter Rite

    1980, in 2 top lists Check
  24. 24 new

    Dead Birds

    1963, in 3 top lists Check
  25. 25 new

    Dont Look Back

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
  26. 26 new

    Drifters

    1929, in 2 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    The Endless Summer

    1966, in 2 top lists Check
  28. 28 new

    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    2005, in 1 top list Check
  29. 29 new

    Frontline: The Farmer's Wife

    1998, in 0 top lists Check
  30. 30 new

    Gimme Shelter

    1970, in 9 top lists Check
  31. 31 new

    Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life

    1925 — a.k.a. Grass, the Epic of a Lost Tribe, in 6 top lists Check
  32. 32 new

    Grizzly Man

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
  33. 33 new

    Harlan County U.S.A.

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  34. 34 new

    Harvest of Shame

    1960, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 35 new

    Hearts and Minds

    1974, in 6 top lists Check
  36. 36 new

    Hoop Dreams

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
  37. 37 new

    Housing Problems

    1935, in 2 top lists Check
  38. 38 new

    In the Year of the Pig

    1968, in 4 top lists Check
  39. 39 new

    Koyaanisqatsi

    1982, in 12 top lists Check
  40. 40 new

    The King of Kong

    2007 — a.k.a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, in 1 top list Check
  41. 41 new

    Las Hurdes

    1933 — a.k.a. Land Without Bread, in 12 top lists Check
  42. 42 new

    The Last Waltz

    1978, in 6 top lists Check
  43. 43 new

    Life and Debt

    2001, in 1 top list Check
  44. 44 new

    The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

    1980, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 45 new

    Looking for Richard

    1996, in 1 top list Check
  46. 46 new

    The Lumière Brothers' First Films

    1996, in 0 top lists Check
  47. 47 new

    Las madres de la Plaza de Mayo

    1985 — a.k.a. The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, in 0 top lists Check
  48. 48 new

    Man on Wire

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
  49. 49 new

    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
  50. 50 new

    Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

    1992, in 2 top lists Check
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