Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)

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An official iCheckMovies list (adopted from mjf314).

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This list is "an educational resource that offers guidance and encouragement as students seek to find points of orientation within the vast history of film and video." It is not a list of the best films of all time. Rather, it reflects a variety of criteria.

The list is divided into 5 sections:
I. Narrative Films
Hollywood Genres (with an emphasis on the classical studio era)
II. Non-Fiction Films
III. Animated Films
IV. Experimental/Avant-garde/Underground Films
V. Single-channel Video

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  1. 109 +7

    Bowling for Columbine

    2002, in 9 top lists Check
  2. 78 -

    Koyaanisqatsi

    1982, in 12 top lists Check
  3. 116 +7

    Grizzly Man

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
  4. 5 -

    Chelovek s kino-apparatom

    1929 — a.k.a. Man with a Movie Camera, in 21 top lists Check
  5. 36 -

    Nuit et brouillard

    1956 — a.k.a. Night and Fog, in 16 top lists Check
  6. 104 +7

    Hoop Dreams

    1994, in 14 top lists Check
  7. 89 -

    The Thin Blue Line

    1988, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 80 -

    Sans soleil

    1983 — a.k.a. Sans Soleil, in 15 top lists Check
  9. 112 +7

    The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of...

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
  10. 60 -

    Woodstock

    1970, in 13 top lists Check
  11. 62 -

    Grey Gardens

    1975, in 10 top lists Check
  12. 99 +7

    Paris Is Burning

    1990, in 6 top lists Check
  13. 84 -

    Shoah

    1985, in 17 top lists Check
  14. 117 +7

    An Inconvenient Truth

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
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    Nanook of the North

    1922, in 16 top lists Check
  16. 120 +7

    My Winnipeg

    2007, in 8 top lists Check
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    The War Game

    1965, in 10 top lists Check
  18. 108 +7

    Les glaneurs et la glaneuse

    2000 — a.k.a. The Gleaners & I, in 11 top lists Check
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    Harlan County U.S.A.

    1976, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 102 +7

    Lektionen in Finsternis

    1992 — a.k.a. Lessons of Darkness, in 5 top lists Check
  21. 51 -

    Dont Look Back

    1967 — a.k.a. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back, in 10 top lists Check
  22. 94 +7

    Roger & Me

    1989, in 10 top lists Check
  23. 110 +7

    Être et avoir

    2002 — a.k.a. To Be and to Have, in 7 top lists Check
  24. 42 -

    Seven Up!

    1964, in 5 top lists Check
  25. 81 -

    The Times of Harvey Milk

    1984, in 6 top lists Check
  26. 13 -

    Triumph des Willens

    1935 — a.k.a. Triumph of the Will, in 16 top lists Check
  27. 55 -

    Salesman

    1969, in 10 top lists Check
  28. 115 +7

    Los Angeles Plays Itself

    2003, in 4 top lists Check
  29. 98 +7

    28 Up

    1984, in 5 top lists Check
  30. 111 +7

    Ônibus 174

    2002 — a.k.a. Bus 174, in 5 top lists Check
  31. 74 -

    Gadajace glowy

    1980 — a.k.a. Talking Heads, in 2 top lists Check
  32. 121 +7

    Les plages d'Agnès

    2008 — a.k.a. The Beaches of Agnès, in 3 top lists Check
  33. 9 -

    Las Hurdes

    1933 — a.k.a. Land Without Bread, in 12 top lists Check
  34. 57 -

    Le chagrin et la pitié

    1969 — a.k.a. The Sorrow and the Pity, in 10 top lists Check
  35. 33 -

    Le sang des bêtes

    1949 — a.k.a. Blood of the Beasts, in 11 top lists Check
  36. 3 -

    Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

    1927 — a.k.a. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, in 11 top lists Check
  37. 39 -

    Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)

    1961 — a.k.a. Chronicle of a Summer, in 8 top lists Check
  38. 83 -

    Sherman's March

    1985, in 10 top lists Check
  39. 52 -

    Titicut Follies

    1967, in 7 top lists Check
  40. 88 -

    Yuki yukite, shingun

    1987 — a.k.a. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On, in 7 top lists Check
  41. 18 -

    Olympia 1. Teil - Fest der Völker

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations, in 13 top lists Check
  42. 7 -

    Regen

    1929, in 5 top lists Check
  43. 118 +7

    When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    2006, in 5 top lists Check
  44. 79 -

    The Atomic Cafe

    1982, in 3 top lists Check
  45. 105 +7

    Forgotten Silver

    1995, in 2 top lists Check
  46. 19 -

    Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit

    1938 — a.k.a. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty, in 13 top lists Check
  47. 68 -

    La batalla de Chile: La lucha de un pueblo sin...

    1975 — a.k.a. The Battle of Chile: Part I, in 7 top lists Check
  48. 90 -

    Cane Toads: An Unnatural History

    1988, in 3 top lists Check
  49. 34 -

    Kon-Tiki

    1950, in 2 top lists Check
  50. 91 -

    Une histoire de vent

    1988 — a.k.a. A Tale of the Wind, in 6 top lists Check
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