What's next after Encounters at the End of the World?
February 10, 2012 9:24 PM   Subscribe

Encounters at the End of the World was the best thing I've seen in ages. What should I watch next?

posted by Perplexity to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

It depends on why you liked it. If it was for the scenery, films like "At the end of the Earth", Aghion's "Ice People", and the ever-popular "March of the Penguins" might be good picks.
posted by oxfordcomma at 9:46 PM on February 10, 2012

Nostalgia for the Light.
posted by unmake at 12:40 AM on February 11, 2012

Other non-fiction from Werner Herzog, Grizzly Man perhaps?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 1:50 AM on February 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

agree with other Herzog documentaries, but recommend skipping Grizzly Man. Lessons of Darkness, Wheel of Time. Cave of Forgotten Dreams is marvellous. also Herzog's older catalog like La Soufriere, Woodcarver Steiner, How Much Would A Woodchuck Chuck, Dark Glow of the Mountains -- these are some of the best film experiences I've ever had (and I watch a lot) .

definitely don't miss Dark Glow of the Mountains though, his newest.
posted by halatukit at 4:40 AM on February 11, 2012

I can't recommend Cave of Forgotten Dreams highly enough.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 4:56 AM on February 11, 2012

Herzog's Wild Blue Yonder is more free-form but super enjoyable.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:05 AM on February 11, 2012

It's too bad that the other Herzog thread is overshadowing this one. "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control" and "Vernon, Florida" by Errol Morris follow eccentric people (who don't live in Antarctica). They both remind me very much of the human storylines in "Encounters at the End of the World."
posted by ecmendenhall at 12:45 PM on February 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

I highly recommend Grizzly Man as well. One of the most interesting, and horrifying, documentaries I have ever seen.
posted by Lobster Garden at 1:13 PM on February 11, 2012

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