Some Favorite Documentaries
Not only do I enjoy non-fiction books sometimes, I also love a great documentary. Though, I admit, those are hard to come by. Netflix is my friend in this regard. And so is The Angelika. My husband and I swap out who picks our date night venues. I find that if we do it this way, at least one of us is completely happy. I found when we both discussed date night plans, we ended up with a mushy compromise where nobody was completely thrilled. And there was too much, "I don't know; what do YOU want to do?" We're too polite sometimes. So you can bet I choose the Angelika in Plano fairly often when it's my turn to pick.
I don't keep a list, though, like I do on my books, so I had to do some digging. This is a new-found joy for me, so my list is pretty recent and I've missed some fairly obvious revered documentaries, which I intend to catch up on someday. Here are some documentaries, though, I highly recommend. And it's pretty diverse, but admittedly, mostly light, so there is something for everyone here:
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi - Talk about passion. This guy is incredible and I was most definitely inspired. I loved it so much, I watched it twice.
- Tim's Vermeer - Saw this very recently at The Anglika and I was enthralled. If you love art and you love science, this movie is for you. If it weren't for the one f bomb, I'd take my kids to see it.
- Man on Wire
- Twenty Feet From Stardom
- Searching for Sugar Man
- Super Size Me
- March of the Penguins
- Exit Through the Gift Shop
- Bully - This is a tough one. Absolutely tragic, but worth seeing.
- Ken Burns: Baseball - Ken burns is a gifted documentarian. What is so fascinating to me about his historical work is, of course, all the old photographs. Plus, the voiceovers add a bit of charm.
I've missed some big ones, I know. I tend to not like really depressing movies. To me, movies are an escape, and there is enough bad stuff in the world that I don't need to escape into something depressing. Have you seen any of these? I'd love to read your comments below.
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