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Website with top 50 documentaries of all time?
November 2, 2010 11:07 PM   Subscribe

About a year or two ago, I saw this great website that provided a list of the top 50 influential documentaries ever made. (Including a video streaming of each documentary with a short written analysis of why it was so influential) Can you please help me find that site again?

The list included a streaming option for each documentary within the website. (I think) There were quite a few European/British documentaries so it might have been a British website, but I might be wrong about it. My google fu is definitely failing me.

The top ten included a documentary about a man on death row. I'm not sure if it was the top 25, top 40 or 50 documentaries of all time, but I don't think it was top 100 as I spent quite a bit of time that night watching most of them. The focus was on why each documentary was so influential in the documentary genre.

Thanks for your help!
posted by dealing away to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 61 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is a good list even if it's not the exact one you're thinking of.
posted by azlondon at 11:18 PM on November 2, 2010


Found this but the site I remember had a black background and different layout.
posted by numberstation at 3:47 AM on November 3, 2010


Top Documentaries

Documentary Films.net has a big list, but you have to watch elsewhere.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:34 AM on November 3, 2010


Thanks! Those 3 answers are really the best answer beach they each help me out quite a bit. Thanks for making my life easier and helping me create a documentary elective for my students this year. I'll pass on the sites to them! Thanks again!
posted by dealing away at 1:55 PM on November 3, 2010


I picked up this pdf a little while back that I find is a great list of the 200 must see documentaries before you die
posted by silsurf at 6:09 PM on November 6, 2010


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