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Top Must-Gripping Documentaries​

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Some of my favourite films are “Planet Earth” and documentaries about the natural world, but I also find the passing of great, inspirational figures like Steve Jobs and Kurt Cobain to be deeply sad. Here are some of the greatest documentaries ever produced.

The Cove (2009)

A group of activists, under the direction of well-known dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry, infiltrated a cove close to Taiji, Japan, using cutting-edge tools to uncover shocking evidence of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington, to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

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Team Foxcatcher (2016)

Filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler part of Team Foxcatcher, funded by philanthropist John E du Pont.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Blackfish (2013)

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Catfish (2010)

Young filmmakers document their colleague’s budding online friendship with a young woman and her family, leading to an unexpected discovery.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Living on One Dollar (2013)

An award-winning film called “A Must Watch” by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

The True Cost (2015)

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend’s ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Dior and I (2014)

Dior and I bring the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture.

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The Queen of Versailles (2012)

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. DTheir empire falters over the course of the following two years as a result of the financial crisis and real estate bubble.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

Alive Inside (2014)

Dan Cohen, the founder of Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

The Bridge (2006)

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world does business. This documentary explores the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular.

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Killing Oswald (2013)

Killing Oswald examines how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963.

Following Oswald’s strange transformation from US Marine radar operator in Japan, monitoring U2 spy planes over Russia, to 20-year-old Marxist defector in Moscow, threatening to share military secrets with the KGB, to pro-Castro activist in New Orleans and self-proclaimed patsy in Dallas.

The film features interviews with authors John Newman, Dick Russell, David Kaiser, and Joan Mellen, Cuban exile Antonio Veciana, and Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez, along with rare archive film and audiotapes of Oswald and his alleged CIA handlers George de Mohrenschildt and David Atlee Phillips.

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Dreams of a Life (2011)

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent. Who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life – not even a photograph.

Top Must Gripping Documentaries​

In concluding our exploration of these gripping documentaries, we find ourselves immersed in a world of captivating narratives and thought-provoking revelations. From tales of human resilience to examinations of social injustices and environmental crises, each documentary has left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.

As we reflect on the diverse array of subjects covered, from true crime to political upheaval and beyond, it becomes clear that the power of storytelling knows no bounds. These documentaries have not only entertained and informed but have also sparked conversations, inspired change, and challenged our perspectives on the world around us.

As we eagerly anticipate the next wave of groundbreaking documentaries, let us carry forward the lessons learned and the stories shared, continuing to seek out truth, empathy, and understanding in our quest for knowledge and enlightenment.

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