My List of (insert adj. here) Documentary Films

If, for some strange reason, I’m in search of something to post on Twitter, I can always count on someone publishing a “best of” list of documentary films. These lists rarely change — each is, typically, a recounting of the usual suspects with maybe one or two recent additions. Or, these lists are the best-of as found on a particular steaming service. Depending on the quality of the service’s catalogue, these lists can run from serious and useful to cringey and hilarious.

Here’s my list in no particular order (except for the first three). But my list of what? Best? No, this is the list of the documentary films that do “best” what I think documentary films should do. What should they do? Well, that will have to wait for another post soon 😉

Rich Hill


The Overnighters

Born Into Brothels

Free Solo

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Man on Wire

The King of Kong

Harlan County, USA


Hoop Dreams



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