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April 21, 2010 5:48 PM   Subscribe

Seeking documentary suggestions, slightly specific. Ideas?

I really enjoyed The Natural History of the Chicken. I am seeking suggestions for documentaries that kind of follow the same lines in that they are slightly humorous, chain of stories, 'lighthearted', feel-good type of documentaries. Don't know if this is a good description, watch the clip if needed. Bonus if I can watch on Youtube. Suggestions?
posted by bolognius maximus to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 


Errol Morris' Fast, Cheap and Out of Control is a documentary about four men in vastly different fields, who reflect on the essence of their own success and what leads them to satisfaction with their lives.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:00 PM on April 21, 2010


I just knew I should have previewed
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 6:01 PM on April 21, 2010


I have not seen you chicken video, but will do so soon.

I love Cane Toads: An Unnatural History. It's on YouTube in five parts, but I first saw it off a VHS tape that had been played so many times it was nearly unwatchable.
posted by advicepig at 6:02 PM on April 21, 2010


Okie Noodling. It's about guys in Oklahoma who catch catfish bare-handed. Although it's not so much catching as it is getting a massive catfish to chomp on your bare arm.
posted by stefanie at 6:09 PM on April 21, 2010


Spellbound
Mad Hot Ballroom
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:05 PM on April 21, 2010


Wordplay
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:13 PM on April 21, 2010


The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
posted by gudrun at 9:27 PM on April 21, 2010


Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea
This American Life (You'll have to pick and choose from their series)
Dogtown n Z-Boys
Behind the Wheel
Air Guitar Nation
posted by rocco at 9:07 AM on April 22, 2010


King of Kong
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:16 AM on April 22, 2010


Ask, and ye shall receive.
posted by doublesix at 10:56 AM on April 22, 2010




Home Movie. This is a wonderful little gem of a documentary. And very, very funny.
posted by Mender at 2:23 PM on April 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


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