Filmspotting Top 100 Documentaries

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The Top 100 Documentaries of all time as selected by Filmspotting forum members.

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    Nuit et brouillard

    1956 — a.k.a. Night and Fog, in 16 top lists Check
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    Hoop Dreams

    1994, in 13 top lists Check
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    Stop Making Sense

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Thin Blue Line

    1988, in 11 top lists Check
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    Grizzly Man

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Times of Harvey Milk

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
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    Exit Through the Gift Shop

    2010, in 1 top list Check
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    Planet Earth

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
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    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
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    Touching the Void

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
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    Harlan County U.S.A.

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dont Look Back

    1967, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of...

    2003, in 5 top lists Check
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    The King of Kong

    2007 — a.k.a. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, in 1 top list Check
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    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

    1991, in 3 top lists Check
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    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
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    Seven Up!

    1964, in 5 top lists Check
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    Burden of Dreams

    1982, in 4 top lists Check
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    Man on Wire

    2008, in 4 top lists Check
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    Titicut Follies

    1967, in 7 top lists Check
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    Roger & Me

    1989, in 9 top lists Check
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    Vals Im Bashir

    2008 — a.k.a. Waltz with Bashir, in 11 top lists Check
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    F for Fake

    1973 — a.k.a. F For Fake, in 10 top lists Check
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    My Winnipeg

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    The Civil War

    1990, in 3 top lists Check
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    Gimme Shelter

    1970, in 9 top lists Check
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    Grey Gardens

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
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    American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

    2005, in 0 top lists Check
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    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
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    Salesman

    1969, in 10 top lists Check
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    Woodstock

    1970, in 12 top lists Check
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    Lake of Fire

    2006, in 1 top list Check
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    Wordplay

    2006, in 0 top lists Check
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    Streetwise

    1984, in 2 top lists Check
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    Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

    2000 — a.k.a. The Gleaners & I, in 11 top lists Check
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    Sans soleil

    1983 — a.k.a. Sans Soleil, in 15 top lists Check
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    When We Were Kings

    1996, in 4 top lists Check
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    Murderball

    2005, in 1 top list Check
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    Little Dieter Needs to Fly

    1997, in 3 top lists Check
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    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 16 top lists Check
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    High School

    1969, in 4 top lists Check
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    Dark Days

    2000, in 2 top lists Check
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    American Movie

    1999, in 4 top lists Check
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    Spellbound

    2002, in 2 top lists Check
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    Les plages d'Agnès

    2008 — a.k.a. The Beaches of Agnès, in 3 top lists Check
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    Capturing the Friedmans

    2003, in 6 top lists Check
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    Crumb

    1994, in 10 top lists Check
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    Up the Yangtze

    2007, in 0 top lists Check
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    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood...

    1996, in 2 top lists Check
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    Inside Job

    2010, in 3 top lists Check
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