Good Documentaries?

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  1. Love Tractor

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    I read a book on the Mormon Murders that was excellent. It’s a great story.
     
  2. Gin Buckets

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    Kind of want to watch this on Prime.... Looks good.



    Also, I didn't realize they added "I shouldn't be Alive" to Prime. The first episode of the first season of that show is incredible.

    And if for some bizarre reason you do not have Prime, you can watch it here:
     
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  3. Stringer Bell

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    Looking for some good Rockefeller docs that aren't white washed and propping him up as a hero. Any help?
     
  4. Tangman

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    There's an American Experience on him that got good reviews. Not sure where you'd find it.

    Alternately, you could read the Chernow book, I can confirm that it is very good.
     
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  5. TLAU

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    The Bob Dylan one was bad. Way too long and his voice is just too bad to listen to that many clips of nasaly singing
     
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  6. Gin Buckets

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    Not for me, because I hate laughing and smiling, but here's a Chris Farley doc on the Tubes:

     
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  7. Gin Buckets

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    Does anyone subscribe to this for $20/year? I am considering signing up. The only reason I haven't is because of all the doc options already available on the streaming services I already subscribe to.

    https://curiositystream.com/
     
  8. bRamonceTaylor

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    Want to watch this, but they premiered at SXSW and have only had live streamings that won’t work on my schedule.

     
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  9. Gin Buckets

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    Mark Twain doc by Ken Burns any good? I'm assuming it is, because Ken Burns, but I've never seen it.

    Anyway, it's on Prime but leaving very soon if anyone is tryna watch.
     
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  10. JonathanCoachman

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    Knowing Ken Burns, there will probably be a 45 minute segment about Twain being one of several notable public figures to believe that the real Shakespeare was The Earl of Oxford.
     
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  11. devine

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    Not sure if it has been mentioned but Class Action Park on HBO about the infamous action park in New Jersey is awesome. Tons of footage that helps put all of the stories we’ve heard into perspective
     
  12. devine

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    The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst on HBO is really enjoyable through 2 episodes
     
  13. Dillingham

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    Rompan Todo- history of Lat Am rock is great
     
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  14. southlick

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    I'm halfway through this and it's p damn good.



    In 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long-shot campaign to become District Attorney, he ran on a bold pledge: to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. He shocked the establishment by winning in a landslide.

    Now, the bureaucrats he spent his campaign denigrating are his co-workers; the police he alienated are his rank-and-file law enforcers. Pressure comes from all sides of a system resistant to reform. Krasner’s unapologetic promise to use the power of the D.A.’s office for sweeping change is what got him elected; now that he’s in office, that same stubbornness threatens to alienate those he needs to work with the most.
     
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  15. RalfBully

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    History Channel did a follow up to The Men Who Built America (which was amazing) called The Titans Who Built America and it is pretty good. Goes in depth on Ford, DuPont, Chrysler, Boeing, and JP Morgan. Not as good as the original, but I really enjoyed it
     
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  16. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Also a good Frontiersmen series in between.
     
  17. Gin Buckets

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    I remember watching live coverage on MTV at the time, and I don't remember this narrative at all. It sounded like it was bonkers, and the moshing got out of control (especially during the Korn show), but I remember thinking it looked like fun if you were into that shit.
     
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  18. Fran Tarkenton

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    The rapes and sexual assault there were widely reported on. Not fun for everyone.

    The concert got violent and out of control.

    The whole corporate whoring will be interesting to look back on as well. Same with how badly letting MTV be your guiding light aged badly.
     
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  19. Gin Buckets

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  20. Gin Buckets

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    Starting the Val Kilmer documentary now though, it's on Prime. It's been posted before, though I guess not itt, so here's the trailer.

     
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  21. Hatfield

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    It's old, but re-watched 180 Degrees South this weekend for the first time in several years. Such a great travel/nature doc, highly recommend if you haven't seen it.

     
  22. Gin Buckets

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    Started Roadrunner today. Think it'll be a must watch for all Bourdain fans.
     
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  23. racer

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    Just about half way through e1 and Jesus fuck this is intense footage.
     
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  24. steamengine

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    This is a very good FYI.
     
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  25. bRamonceTaylor

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    Is there a way to watch it somewhere online?
     
  26. Capstone 88

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    I started the 6 part series on the wars in Yugoslavia called “Death of Yugoslavia”. It’s absolutely wild to me they have interviews from Slobodan Milosevic like he’s a common senator and not a war criminal
     
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  27. War Grundle

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    Country Music by Ken Burns is good. Eight part series just finished part two.
     
  28. racer

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    PBS sent this in an email to a viewer like me

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  29. TC

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    Where to watch this?
     
  30. Capstone 88

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    Youtube
     
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  31. spagett

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    So far so good

    3/4 airs tonight
     
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  32. RalfBully

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    Once Upon a Time in Queens, the four part 30 for 30 on the 1980s Mets is fantastic. Probably deserves it’s own thread
     
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  33. War Grundle

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    I need to watch it.
     
  34. Gin Buckets

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  36. JGator1

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    Hadn't seen anything about this, might watch at some point but anyone with a brain could tell these people were all full of shit.

     
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  37. One Knight

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    I watched this when it debuted and it was incredible, I thought I had seen pretty much everything there was to see on 9/11 but there was so much footage in there that was new to me.
    The "I'm coming for you brother" part really got me
     
  38. Gin Buckets

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    For the elder TMBers....

    On Hulu


    Really loved seeing Budnick in the trailer.
     
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    And watch.
     
  40. Gin Buckets

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    Watched this in like 1 day (3 episodes) last week... I liked it.


    I think this is next on the docket after seeing it on Hulu
     
  41. Truman

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    Apparently the Queen of Versailles people have a reality show now. I dont have a ton interest in it, but at the same time, I am curious to see the aftermath however many years later it's been.

    That was such a great doc.
     
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  42. Fran Tarkenton

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    they were on Below Deck last year and the obvious drunken sloppy MAGA types. She was trying to sex captain lee iirc.
     
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  43. Truman

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    I would have been floored if they weren't MAGA types
     
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  44. War Grundle

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    I always wanted to go on Double Dare. Loved Hey Dude and Salute Your Shorts.
     
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  45. Fran Tarkenton

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    they were actually a great bellweather for the rest of America to see the direction Florida was headed in
     
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  46. steamengine

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    Didn’t one of their kids die?
     
  47. racer

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    Yeah and she made captain lee very uncomfortable about it iirc
     
  48. Truman

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    I have no idea. I forgot they existed until I heard it mentioned in passing on a podcast.
     
  49. milquetoast

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    Drug overdose. She ran with a really shitty crowd and I'm surprised she was the only one.