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155 Documentaries

By: Kim Packard

Created December 2010

The films 1-18 were featured on Channel 4 in The 50 Greatest Documentaries broadcast on 9 October 2005 and narrated by British actress, Zoë Wanamaker.

NPR Robert Smith speaks with Sara Lamm, director of the new documentary film Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soapbox.

BBC -The Ascent of Man with Jacob Bronowski (1973) BFI TV 100 #65
BBC- Civilization with Sir Kenneth Clark (1969) BFI TV 100 #67 “Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. Not one of these books can be understood unless we read the two others, but of the three the only trustworthy one is the last.” (John Ruskin )

It seems possible to be well acquainted with the world through books, articles and films… although exposures to different places and cultures through travel leads to a deeper insight… and vice versa.

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

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01: England
02: Peru
03: United States, Ohio
04: United Staes, New York
05: Africa, Zaire
06: United States, Chicago
07: Germany, Munich
08: Britain
09: United States
10: United States, Texas
11: Unites States and UK?
12: United States
13: England
14: United States, New York
15: United States
16: Canada, Hudson Bay area
17: United States
18-22: England
23: United States, Kentucky
24: England
25: World
26: China
27: Japan
28: Russia
29: United States, France
30 France
31: Armenia
32: United States, Tennessee
33: Switzerland
34-35: France
36: Portugal
37: United States, England, France
38: United States, California, New York, South Dakota
39: International
40: England
41: Iran
42: Canada
43: Ireland
44: Portugal
45: Basque
46: Ireland
47: Vienna and New York
48: 17th century Amsterdam
49: United States, New York
50: Haiti
51: Canada
52: United States, Vietnam
53: North America
54: North America
55: India
56: India
57: Germany
58: desolate war zones
59: England
60: Japan
61: West Africa
62: Vietnam
63: Antarctica
64: United States
65: North America, the Arctic
66: United States
67: Japan
68: Germany
69: Germany
70: Iran
71: Paris, France
72: Japan
73: United States
74: United States
75: United States
76: United States
77: Netherlands
78: United States
79: Japan
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82: Portugal
83: Japan
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96: France
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99: U.S.A.
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102: India
103: U.S.A.
104: Chile
105: Togo
106: U.S.A.
107: U.S.A.
108: U.S.A.
109: U.S.A.
110: U.S.A.
111: Chagos Islands
112: U.S.A.
113: Peru
114: Soviet Union
115: Japan
116: U.S.A.
117: Yemen
118: worldwide
119: U.S.A.
120: Tokyo, Japan
121: U.S.A.
122: Canada
123: South Africa
124: U.S.A.
125: New Zealand
126: Finland

 

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House 0f Leaves

8Jul12

So many I still need to see...

Kim Packard likes this

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apursansar

5Nov11

Easily one of the greatest lists I've come by on this site. Many thanks for compiling this one.

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JESCIE

24Dec10

http://mubi.com/lists/18729