Good Documentaries?

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  1. Biship

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  2. pbfp2008

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    14 Minutes From Earth on Netflix. Story about a Google exec who beat Felix Baumgartner's record for a free fall from space. And he didn't use some pussy capsule to get there, just strapped him to a balloon.
     
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    Just got Free Solo on iTunes
     
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    Anyone see this?

     
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    That trailer looks incredible. Just rented it on vudu.
     
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  6. bro

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    report back. I'm interested
     
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  7. CUtigers

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    Will do. Watching about 30 minutes now then finishing it up later tonight
     
  8. IvanTheTerrible

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    Definitely want to see this.
     
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    Reminded me of Exit Through The Gift Shop to some extent
     
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  11. CUtigers

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    It was ok. Felt like there wasn't really anything happening, just a bunch of random mundane scenes. I know that's kind of the point, though. I'll be honest, I'm not sure I'm the intended audience of that Doc. Maybe it would have had a bigger impact if I didn't live in poor rural southern areas 95% of my life. Maybe someone without that background could watch this and get something from it, but I really just felt like I was watching random things happen in my town.
     
  12. bro

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    that's what I thought it might be, but I thought the trailer was perhaps purposefully insubstantial. I guess not.
     
  13. devine

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    Just watched “valentine road” on hbo. Absolutely infuriating. It’s about a 14 year old that shot and killed his classmate for being openly gay and wearing female clothes
     
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    I really recommend this. The amount of adults in this documentary victim blaming the 14 year old kid for his own murder is insane. You’re gonna be mad, sad, angry, etc
     
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    Mommy dead and dearest on HBO is really good. Crazy shit (munchausen by proxy case)
     
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    Free solo was outstanding if you like climbing docs
     
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    Anyone know of any good (or mediocre) documentaries on Japanese history?
     
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  19. Schadenfred

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    Everything Frontline releases is a masterpiece.
     
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    I’m sure it’s been mentioned but I loved Hip Hop Evolution. Some great stuff.
     
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    This is a super niche documentary, but I think it’s really well done. Westside Barbell is the most infamous powerlifting gym in America and arguably the world. This doc goes inside and shows what absolute psychopaths trained there and discusses their mindset, desire to win at all costs, and the fallout. It mostly focuses on the found Louie Simmons and how he built the strongest gym in the world.
     
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    Is it available anywhere ?
     
  23. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    There's a good one out there on the suicide forest.
     
  24. Lyrtch

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    didn't expect to see Batson in that trailer but makes a lot of sense based on how he ran/runs clemsons strength program
     
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    No stream yet, but only $4 to rent on youTube

    Westside is now 95% sport training. MMA, boxing, cycling, football, basketball, etc. one of the greatest strength minds to ever live
     
  26. bigred77

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    This reminded me that I hadnt finished the whole thing

    Now I'm 3 episodes into the second season and i am starting to think they should have stopped at the end of the first season (and i kind if liked the second season episode about the third coast)
     
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    Season 1 was better but I enjoyed the second season. Part of the story. I Think they should have dedicated an entire episode to Big and Tupac tho.
     
  28. Gin Buckets

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    Can't wait to see this.

     
  29. TLAU

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    Watched the Robin Williams and Ali docs on HBO this weekend. Loved both of them. Even with the last 15-20 minutes of both being real depressing.
     
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    Ali doc was terrific

    Wu tang doc on showtime is terrific
     
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  31. TLAU

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    May give this one a shot tonight. Looks like it focuses on technology in the solutions instead of being a problem focused climate shaming doc

    And I like Leo

     
  32. TLAU

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    Pretty good. Lots of neatoscience sprinkled with some now is the time scenes. Most of it felt like saying if we’re not gonna be about that green life then invest in these types of tech and we’ll be aiight.

    Making electricity from ocean currents and artificial photosynthesis were pretty cool
     
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  33. Gin Buckets

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    Sounds like something I'd like. Will watch.

    Do they talk about turning desert into forest? Aka this video:


    That's pretty dry (:drumroll:), maybe this is better
     
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  34. spagett

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    Very billy mcfarland of leo
     
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  35. TLAU

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    I had to stop and start it a couple times and was also :ths: but I don’t think that was one of the industries they looked at. Off the top of my head it was: (spoiler just bc)

    sequoia forests
    kelp/oyster farming
    urban “farming”? (Idk it was a garden built inside an old pool)
    Self-sustaining greenhouse complexes that run off outside carbon
    Using timber/forestry waste to recycle into some kind of carbon fertilizer
    Solar/wind farms (nothing new tech wise but showed the programs in place for designated areas)
    2 different methods of generating and storing energy using ocean currents
    Using chemistry to convert ocean carbon into “ocean ash”
    A couple different factories in Germany iirc that take carbon from the air and store it in the ground and can’t remember what the first one did...
    May have small details wrong on a couple of those and the artificial photosynthesis one mentioned last night I’m gonna definitely google today.

    Only one real angry/fanatic part and tbh it seemed really justified. Rancher in New Mexico showing how old and shitty wells have no regulations for maintenance and are leaking methane. And showed how easy it is to fix them with 10 minutes and basic materials. But there’s like 18,000 of them so nobody wants to? Idk that rancher wanted to fight someone in a suit.
     
  36. TLAU

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    Those may not be new or groundbreaking but as someone who knew very little on the subject outside of the standard climate change talking points “ice caps” “carbon footprint” etc it was informative and cool to see the tech without feeling “energy shamed” or anything. And Leo basically opens it up like hey believe what you want but everyone you’re gonna hear from is a scientist who spends their life studying this so put your head in the sand if you want but they’re right.

    They leaned more towards letting the data do the talking and saying this isn’t the quick fix solution but since we’re gonna keep using these cars, this farm accounts for X million cars.

    I’d like to see an opinion from someone (intelligent) that thinks climate change is stupid/liberal whatever on the documentary. Never actually seen or participated in a discussion from opposing sides on the topic I don’t think
     
  37. Gin Buckets

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    Just randomly found this one on YouTube. Watching now.

     
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    That fucking girl
     
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    Just finished watching the HBO docs on the Boston Marathon bombing and the Charlie Hebdo attack, and the Naudet brothers mini-series for Netflix on the November 13th attacks, all really good.
    What those people in the Bataclan saw and went through, I can't even imagine.
     
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    Roll red roll (NETFLIX)- this is on the Steubenville rape case. Not a lot of new info but does a really good job of laying out the timeline and it’s pretty crazy to see interviews of the kids in the following days

    I love you, now die (HBO)- we have a thread on this, the Michelle carter case. Girl texts her boyfriend convincing him to kill him self. Goes to court. This is incredible doc. You see a lot more as to why she did this as she has a lot of her own problems. I’m labeling this a MUST WATCH
     
  42. DUCKMOUTH

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    Watched the Amazing Jonathan doc on HULU last night. Nothing great, but worth a watch and good. Especially if you remember him from the 80s and 90s
     
  43. DUCKMOUTH

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    Enjoyed The Who killed Garrett doc on HBO better. It has its on thread too
     
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  44. Willpépé

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    Just watched. Disgusting.
     
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  45. devine

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    Which one
     
  46. Willpépé

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    Roll red
     
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