The documentary genre has come into it’s own in the last ten years or so, with some releases (Superzize Me, Bowling for Columbine) breaking though into the mainstream.
Some of the subjects, crossing the void between the New York Twin Towers on a tightrope (Man on Wire), fire coming out of faucets (Gasland), and a complete stranger posing as a long dead son (The Imposter) are all stranger than fiction, and make fascinating viewing. These are 15 of my favourites. For more on these, click here for my list with full film information on IMDB
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