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No. 1706

I have been thinking recently I'd love to have a thread where we could post documentaries. I watch a lot especially when doing stuff around the house so I can post a couple of favourites I recommend here in the OP, more in the comments if anyone is interested, and would love to find some new ones!

Interview with a Cannibal: Guy who met up with another guy online who consented to being murdered and eaten. Morbid but interesting watch. German, so subtitled.

Polygamy Doc: One Man, Six Wives, Twenty something kids. A guy in utah who keeps very very young wives and at the time of filming, being 40 ish, was trying to woo a 16 year old kid. (not a spoiler but he subsequently went to jail and a few wives left him, some stayed. Very interesting to watch and to look into after)

A historical one for variety: The truth about hygiene etc in Versailles. Stumbled across this and left it on while doing my makeup and really liked it! Sent me down a nice historical rabbithole, not of actual history per se but of little tidbits like this about daily life and lesser known shit (literally)

Ok back to morbid. If you haven't seen this already, it's insane, a little girl, "child of rage". Another one interesting to look into what happened afterwards (she was later put through attachment therapy)

Abigail & Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins who are cool to watch and learn about. They recently became teachers.

Another set of conjoined twins, Taty and Krista, the only time this sort of conjoinment has been observed. They essentially share a brain and nobody can imagine how they see through each other's eyes and how they're connected. Well made doc too

Documentary about Juliana Whetmore, a little girl with one of the most severe cases of treacher collins the world has seen. Like the ones above, if you watch docs you've likely already seen this, but if you haven't, it is a bit hard to watch.

Aaaaand one on incest and "genetic sexual attraction". Good for a shock watch.

These are just some basic ones to see if anyone is interested in the thread!I fucked up posting this like three times so here goes again my bad

No. 1707

I only watch ones on Netflix ATM but I’ve recently watched the Dirty Money series and I would recommend it, along with Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story.

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I do the same, I mainly watch shock documentaries or ones that make me cringe so if that’s your sort of thing or you fancy a giggle,

40 year old virgins is about two people who go to America to meet sex therapists

A very British brothel is a family run brothel that shows it all in an almost comical light

The girl who became three boys is more serious but a really bizarre case

My barbie body

My granny the escort

A 2006 British drug trial that went wrong

Female serial killer Joanna dennehy is a pretty shocking watch

Life of human pups

The secrets of the living dolls and we’re not talking Venus, this is grown men putting on rubber suits

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Who Took Johnny. I believe its on netflix.

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Paris is Burning is a fucking classic, but that ugly AGP prostitute was my first peak trans. Especially when it was still on YT and everyone was reeing about terfs in the comments whenever someone called him creepy.

Oh, and Black Fish was depressing, but I liked it. I used to watch a lot of documentaries, but I can't remember any of them now…

No. 1711

I don't remember him being that creepy he just had a voice like he smoked a lot? He even argued that cutting your dick off doesn't make you happy

No. 1712

also this person doesn't have AGP he is just some gay guy that loves modern culture of money, fame, glamour etc.

No. 1713

not him! i love him! i'm talking about another guy. he was a prostitute, had a horse face, and talked about wanting to be a rich white girl… i think he was featured towards the middle or the end?

No. 1714

There's already a thread for this.

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Do people outside of the UK know/care about Louis Theroux?

No. 1716

Yah he got big here when he covered the phelps

No. 1717

Kind of? Mexican public TV (Canal Once, specifically) used to play his works every know and then.
Also, contributing to the topic with this Youtube channel and the last doc I saw.

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venus xtravaganza?

i've always appreciated his panache and sass, but he had some fucked up ideas about what it is to be a woman.

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• Grey Gardens
• Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
• The Devil and Daniel Johnston
• The Impostor
• God Loves Uganda

In a way, all of the above docs are about lolcows of one description or another.

No. 1720

Love him!

I really recommend Zoo, it's about a group of Zoophiles and one of them dies due to internal bleeding after fucking a horse. Hilariously fucked up, not suggested if you're faint of heart or love horses.

Other ones I like:
Paris is Burning
The Cove
Carts of Darkness

No. 1721

OP here, I have been trying to find a place to watch Zoo for so fucking long and have never succeeded :(

Ireland here so it doesn't really count but yeah he's big here. I like his uh, subtly catty style lmao. I never copped that he was like that until my bf pointed it out too. I feel asleep during the scientology one though even though I was super hyped for it

I love you. I feel like our interests are identical lol

Here's a new one on furries and professional apologisers apparently but not available in my country:

Not a documentary but might as well be, crazy religious girl morning routine that made me literally laugh out loud a few days ago:

Trash quality but this is about jani and bodhi, if you havent heard of them it's very munchausen-y, their mom pushes a diagnosis of schizophrenia on both her kids by enabling whack behaviour and it's angering to watch tbh

Genie Wiley, a girl severely abused and neglected for her whole life as a teenager, left in a dark room chained to a potty, she wasn't retarded at birth but had absolutely no skills or language so they tried to see if they could teach her. This one makes me sad though.

People who parent those very lifelike fake newborns:

No. 1722

Highly recommended.

No. 1723

Also this one.

No. 1724

Love you too anon
I think this might be the furry one
The Genie case is incredibly sad, thanks for the links, going to give them a watch

No. 1725

This documentary is particularly interesting in relation to lolcows and their obsession with filming their lives. This guy became an absolute trainwreck of narcissism, drug addiction, and mental illness but didn't stop filming.


Rick Kirkham got his first video camera when he was 14 years old. It became his best friend and confidant. From that point on, he began documenting every facet of his life. He got his first break in TV as a dancer on American Bandstand. A little nudge from Dick Clark to pursue a career in television, and he was on his way. He quickly rose through the ranks from local TV news to a gig as a national correspondent for Inside Edition. His girlfriend then got pregnant, and they got married. Everything was golden . . .or was it? The flip side of his life was another story, and his camera shockingly captured both with the same candor and vigor. What unfolds in TV JUNKIE is a riveting journey into the heart of darkness, where one man's fight for survival is caught on tape in an unprecedented way. A self-imposed "The Truman Show" with a dark twist, TV JUNKIE transcends one man's tragic story and becomes a harrowing reflection on a generation obsessed with celebrity and technology. Utilizing more than 3,000 hours of footage, directors Michael Cain and Matt Radecki tackle the Herculean task of editing it with intelligence, compassion, and honesty to tell this unbelievable story that is both a cautionary tale and a gripping portrait of a TV JUNKIE.

No. 1726

who took johnny is on youtube. interesting case, but damn I feel so bad for the mother. she lost her marbles somewhere along the way, and thanks to certain professional leeches got led down a conspiracy rabbithole that just left her in more pain.

No. 1727

Beware Slenderman

Both girls have just been sentenced to psychiatric hospitalisation.

No. 1728

This is a fave of mine, a look at a female prison in Brazil. There are many stories about why those women ended up there, some really sad like moving drugs in order to get money for their children.
It's also about some beauty pageant inside the prison, and has some looks into butch lesbians.

No. 1729

I totally recommend this one if you haven't heard of it already. Basically a very ill and mentally stunted girl kills her mother only for it to be revealed that she's actually perfectly healthy and that her mom's been scamming people her whole life by forcing and convincing her daughter that she has some sort of debilitating disease (classic Munchausen by proxy).

Another one I'd recommend even though I haven't gotten around to watching it is 'The Imposter.' Apparently this family's son went missing and he turns up again after a few months- except it's not actually their son but a twenty-something year old man who looks nothing like the missing child. It's super bizarre because this man looks nothing like the kid and yet his whole family let him live with them as their son?? And the 'imposter' is now married with three kids- it's super weird.

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more like these please! i love cringe documentaries, it's my bread and butter

life with lisa ling documentary about pickup artists:

the woman who wasn't there (about a woman who pretended she was a victim of 9/11):

short documentary on loveshy men:

true life: i'm an adult baby:

No. 1731

You guys probably know about this case but, just bringing awareness based on recent events regarding one of the killers.

Both these boys were given only 8 years in secure children's homes and new names. Jon Venables ended up in possession of child porn/abusive images multiple times, arrested,and given another new name. Just this month he was back in the news for again having not only child porn but, a pedo manual. James Bulger's mom is fighting to lift his anonymity for obvious reasons. Besides that, a woman has once feared him being the father of her child without knowing his past, again proving how fucked up it is to keep his identity from the public.

I recommend reading the wiki on this case, the details about what they did to James is disturbing and puts in perspective how messed up that they got let out so early with what seemed to be with little therapy or consoling.


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The Up Series is a series of films (one is made every 7 years) that chronicle the lives of fourteen British children. It began in 1964 when all the participants were 7 years old and it has now gone on for nearly half a century.

Pretty interesting.

No. 1733

This case is the worst. It happened in my home town and the shopping centre is where my family and I used to go every week. It's still something I've got really strong feelings about, as apparently one of the lads who did it lives/lived where I am living right now. It's always stayed very local and it's so fucked up considering what happened to that poor boy!

No. 1734

Just read the details of his murder on the wiki and jesus christ, that’s fucking dark.

No. 1735


This is so fucked up. How the hell does he keep getting off so easy? You'd think at this point he would be locked up forever.

No. 1736

Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

Other docs in the series include the Tudor Home, two about the Victorian Home, and the Edwardian Home.

No. 1737

Francis Bacon doc

No. 1738

Infamous streaker Mark Roberts struck again yesterday at the Olympics. Here is a doc about him.

No. 1739

>Not a documentary but might as well be, crazy religious girl morning routine that made me literally laugh out loud a few days ago:
anon what the fuck lmaoooo… im high af and this girl is blowing my mind, this is almost scary haha

No. 1740

>A documentary about two Australian men that traveled with their adopted son for him to be abused by men all over the world.
Very uncomfortable and infuriating.

No. 1741

One of my all time favorit documentary is the mouse Utopia.
Sadly it is not very long.

I really love psychology documentarys which try to understand behaviors, reason of specific acts and stuff like that.

The most evil, was interesting too. It is about mass murderer.

No. 1742

The mysterious death of Elisa Lam whose body was found in the rooftop water tank of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.

No. 1743

Dear Zachary, A letter of grandparents to their grandson

No. 1744

Documentary about two girls in the beauty pageant scene.

Adoptive mother of 11 special needs children.

Follows 2 teens in a detention center in NY.

No. 1745

The Town that Caught Tourette's

No. 1746

>>>/ot/81149 old documentary thread in case you want to check some of the ones posted there

No. 1747

Old documentary about a pedophile ring

No. 1748

Challenger: a rush to launch, about the Challenger space shuttle disaster

No. 1749

I'm watching this atm and there were so many details I didn't know about. It's intense and it's making me feel ill but I'm glad that they're drawing attention to this again. This should be required viewing for teen girls tbh.

No. 1750

Has anyone watched the Bros documentary: After the screaming stops. It's unintentionally hilarious, but it was nice to see the brothers settle their differences.

No. 1751

I’m kind of fascinated with Sebastião Salgado’s work and his life in general, he has an air of mystique about him which is intriguing. I think I’m more interested in his persona than even his photos as something about his way of being resonates with my own personal experiences. It’s very humanistic and disturbing, and yet he’s not forcing his ideologies down the viewers throat or condemning individuals for inequality. It’s like all he is saying with his photographs is to simply look and acknowledge the truth of the world.

No. 1752

i really want to watch this but i don't live in the uk or us :( everyone's going nuts about it.

No. 1753

Not sure if it's been mentioned but tickled is a really interesting documentary

No. 1754

I don't live in the US either, I just found it online.

No. 1755


No. 1756


Can't vouch for how safe/unsafe the site is so I hope you have a good anti-virus lol.

No. 1757


No. 1758

Three Identical Strangers

I watched it on 123movies last night.

No. 1759

The Burning Times

About witch trails, mostly in Europe. Sad, but interesting and informative.

No. 1760

Escape from Dubai: The Mystery of the Missing Princess

The doc is only available on Dailymotion


A follow-up article


No. 1761

Does anyone remember the pedo allegations against Michael Jackson and how they were swept under the rug?
Their resurfacing now in a new documentary coming out in match titled "Leaving Neverland", i read about this on an article and that sparked me to research the allegations,
since i was a kid when the courtcase happened and just assumed he was innocent but…

He really did molest so many boys, im horrified, he got AWAY with it and is still being celebrated, so fucked up.

What do you guys think?

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Request for YouTube documentaries? I’ve watched all in the OP and they’re like the only things that keep me entertained at the gym. Please and thank you!!!!

No. 13131

American Movie has always been one of my favorites. I used to comfort watch it when I was depressed.

No. 20159

thanks for this, anon - i'm about half-way through and i like it a lot. v funny

No. 20221

Are the allegations this time around credible? I haven't watched neverland yet.

No. 20322

Modern slavery of disabled people in South Korea

No. 20330

hoping to find a place I can download this Ryuichi Sakamoto doc from the 80s. I need a better quality version.
I watched his Coda documentary a few months ago and was blown away.

No. 20331

Also, I've been on the hunt to find this Takarazuka documentary. I've recently sent an email to kanopy, because they have another Kim Longinotto doc called Shinjuku Boys, so hopefully they'll add it to their catalog, maybe!

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I was also trying to find a good documentary about boarding schools, specifically in Europe. If anyone knows of any good docs on this subject, please let me know!

No. 20340

I really wanna watch this, let us know if you ever find the full version anon!

No. 21912

old post but I watched this documentary and while it was really sad, and I really want to believe it's true, at the same time it's hard to decide because the film maker didn't even once try to get the perspective of the jackson estate which is a big no no in journalism. A lot of people think they're doing this as revenge but it's hard to ignore the weird facts (like why did the parents OK their young boys sleeping in the same bed as him? Let alone let him be alone with young boys for extended periods..)

I highly recommend louis theroux's documentaries for anyone who's in love with documentaries like me. I'm sure most of you probably have heard/watched him, but the some what recent series on love with dementia was a total travesty to watch (in a sad but good way).

No. 22092


Louis is great. For anyone who is looking for specific recommendations, my two favorite pieces by him are:

– Louis and the Brothel: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ou9a6

Centers around one Nevadan brothel, it's employees and clientele, and in large part the character of one interesting and somewhat tragic sex worker. Her turbulent history with men gets told in part by her relationship to Louis and IMO it speaks to the strength of having himself as a character in his films as opposed to being a hands-off documentary filmmaker.

– Demolition Derby: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6pqf7l

This one is just a good time fun romp.. he travels through middle America meeting with people in the destruction derby scene. They seem to actually not really connect with each other so their interactions are friendly but pretty stiff and awkward. It doesn't really have any sad or cringe elements to it so it ends up being kind of wholesome.

No. 22108

Documentarians aren't journalists, they're artists. Many of the best docs are made with obvious bias.

No. 22821

Just finished the "Gypsy's Revenge" documentary on youtube (I'm not in the US though so I'm not sure if this link will work for US anons)


I personally enjoyed it and do feel remorse for Gypsy. She was manipulater by her mother and then by her first 'boyfriend' while being mentally stunted–it was bound to turn out badly.

No. 22865

Journalists also have biases.

No. 27093

Example of absolutely awful crisis management. I can't believe those poor people died like this. All those students waiting for instruction…

No. 27164

This is outrageous. There was more concern about getting cameras on the scene than actually rescuing people!

What absolutely gutted me was the realization that the diver who testified in court later ended up dying of suicide. I played back his clip a few times because it was so poignant what he said about not being able to forget and questioning the elites who said they couldn’t remember. It hit me so hard. The crowd visibly reacts to his statement. It’s such a powerful moment.

Also I can’t help but wonder about all the students in the footage where they’re onboard waiting and talking about whether it’s one of those situations where people die when they follow orders and stay put. They probably really did end up dying like they predicted. Holy shit. What a horrific tragedy.

No. 27299


This is very good anon, thanks for sharing. Reminds me of this documentary about the Hillsborough stadium tragedy of 1989 where 96 people got crushed to death at a football match because of poor crowd control, and the cover up in the police/media in the twenty years that followed. It's one of my favourites, really recommend a watch.

No. 27308

Ugh, i remember this. i was also a high schooler when it happened and it horrified me. 304 people died… mostly kids…
There is also footage where the rescuers are near the ship when it was almost sunk and you can see someone bang on a window but they don't see it

No. 27319

Can you guys post your favorite wildlife documentaries? I watched this video and I'm craving more. Animals are so fascinating.

So sick to watch. The more I hear things about south korea, the more it resembles a 3rd world country. They have so many problems with legality and social issues, even abusing animals there is A-okay according to the gov.

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No. 27916

Anything with Komodo dragons is cool.

No. 28213

Thank you, friend.

No. 28891

this is really heartbreaking
it's about abandoned and homeless children in russia
this brought tears into my eyes hearing what these young children have already been through and what they're doing to survive

No. 29305

I've recently watched an HBO documentary about Theranos and its creator Elizabeth Homes called "The Inventor". It's very interesting, but it got taken off from youtube by HBO. Dunno if links to illegal streaming sites are allowed, but I refound it on putlocker

No. 31241

There is a fund-raised documentary about pedophilia cases in polish roman-catholic church. It came out like 2 days ago + there are english subs

No. 32855

I know theres been so many documentaries about North Korea but I found this one interesting

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No. 32957

is this the lady that has a natural cosmetics brand? Or is that a diferent Babushka Agafia? lol

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so i'm taking a relaxing day to watch documentaries about interesting people and i can highly recommend these:

-"I Think We're Alone Now" : a short doc following 2 people with aspergers who are kind of dangerously obsessed with former teen pop idol Tiffany

-"The Parking Lot Movie" : a bunch of misfit overeducated young men working as parking lot attendants and getting up to artistic shenanigans

-"Marwencol" : man with brain damage lives vicariously through a 1/6 sized WW2 era model town he built in his backyard. he makes dolls based off of people he knows and it's equally creepy and understandably sad

if anyone has recs like these i'd love to hear them, i love seeing life through the perspective of outsiders

No. 41312

This one is one of my favorites. Weird guy.

No. 41331

Damn how many times are people gonna post this one. Yawnn

No. 41741

I think about "I think we're alone now" a lot. Good rec

No. 107753

Has anyone seen the documentary on Netflix “Hot Girls Wanted” ? It’s super interesting look at amateur porn actresses and its pretty dark.

No. 107764

checked out marwencol- heartbreaking but hopeful. hope that guy is doing okay this year

found out they made a movie about him too. kinda wanna see it

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