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Tyler

I love "Best Worst Movie".

Greg

Dear Zachary by Kurt Kuenne is a 5 star must watch and should be on both lists. You might laugh but you will most definitely cry so make sure you have some Kleenex handy.

CordCutter

Tyler - agree, my wife though hated every moment, lol. Being a beer fan I enjoyed "Beer Wars" - I stumbled across it a few days back. Also, although not your standard "documentary" the "CNBC Presents" shows are nice time fillers. I turn them on when I'm cooking or cleaning.

CordCutter

1 more I wanted to add, Religulous. "...let's remember what the real problem was that we learned how to precipitate mass death before we got past the neurological disorder of wishing for it. That's it. Grow up or die."

GeeEmm

For me, documentary is too broad a category to narrow down to a single favorite, and I watch quite a few. Some may be informative and enlightening, others fascinating and surprising, others cautionary or shocking, and still others purely entertaining.

Another 20 recommendations worth a look (plus one not yet available on NF but can be saved to your DVD queue), without repeating those on the Paste list, would include some that are only available on DVD:

Abel Raises Cain
Amargosa (DVD)
The Atomic Cafe
Between the Folds
Blindsight
Constantine's Sword
The Corporation
Czech Dream (DVD)
The English Surgeon
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (DVD)
A Family Undertaking:POV (DVD)
In the Realms of the Unreal (DVD)
It Might Get Loud (DVD)
Marwencol
The Parking Lot Movie
Please Vote for Me
Race to Nowhere (not yet available)
Rivers and Tides
A State of Mind
A Touch of Greatness
We live in Public (DVD)

ArtHennessey

I was glad to see Senna on the Paste list.

These other great docs are currently streaming on Netflix:

Buck
The Thin Blue Line
Touching the Void
The Oath

Pat

Great list to have. I liked King of Kong and Confessions of a Superhero but I don't know if they are still online. The National Geographic docs are pretty good too.

Josh

"Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate" is AMAZING.

Magnetoelectric

Dark Days: Its one of those films that never leave you. I saw it ten years ago and its impact on me is beyond measure.

The Corporation : Must see for everyone

And , Cropsey! How the hell doesn't a doc like Cropsey make their list??

Damn Shame

EL Don

Girl 27. The writer was a little full of himself, but the story was pretty interesting.

Paul_R

Food Inc

Joe

+1 for Dear Zachary and for Please Vote for Me. Zachary is as raw and intense as anything I've ever seen (try not to read too much about it beforehand, if you can manage). PVFM is hilarious.

philip

"I Think We're Alone Now" will rock your socks: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/I_Think_We_re_Alone_Now/70123024?trkid=2361637

RetroHound

I kinda like the nature documentaries. The Great Rift is a good one.

Steve Forman

I've seen nearly all the Netflix documentaries on streaming (as they are pretty much all I watch these days) and I have to add yet another vote for Dear Zachary. Films simply don't get any more powerful or unforgettable. See it.

Eli

Another vote for Dear Zachary here. We've watched it multiple times with friends we've had over, and each time, it's about as gut wrenching as the first. If it doesn't move you, something is definitely wrong.

Robert

WWII in HD. Excellent.

velvetjesus

Exit Through The Gift Shop
The People Vs. George Lucas
Until the Light Takes Us
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Being Elmo

Lonesome Rhodes

Another vote for Food Inc. Maybe the first movie I ever saw that made me make some changes in how I live my life.

ncmacasl

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The People vs. George Lucas
Sound and Fury

Il_guru_davinci

Being Elmo
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
The Wild and Wonderful Whites
The Discovery Atlas series
National Geographic's "Inside the" series
The Blue Planet series

Gobotron

In recent months:
-The Rock-A-Fire Explosion
-Chasing Ghosts
-White Wash
-180 Degrees
-Bag It
-Inferno: The Making of the Expendables (basically a DVD extra, it's an excellent exploration of the directing process)

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