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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKzf-rG9JBs
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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqORJHyNWJc&t=2s
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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWYIgqMEE2o&t=1s
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)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9GYExnh1yU&t=71s
Abigail & Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins who are cool to watch and learn about. They recently became teachers.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K57IcN9DWXo&t=719s
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 toohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH4I_7CC4wg
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.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjpTVYVM5wQ&t=1853s
Aaaaand one on incest and "genetic sexual attraction". Good for a shock watch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPjvqIXSdM4&t=1070s
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
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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 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dYLF77W8y6U
A very British brothel is a family run brothel that shows it all in an almost comical lighthttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ho5xl
The girl who became three boys is more serious but a really bizarre casehttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2w9a5y
My barbie bodyhttps://vidoza.net/ijeu4spwc8hw.html
My granny the escorthttp://putlockers.fm/watch/yd6JeMd7-my-granny-the-escort.html
A 2006 British drug trial that went wronghttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WW3gKEd-IfA
Female serial killer Joanna dennehy is a pretty shocking watchhttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ofqOUnh-EAo
Life of human pupshttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dViIVCg0OpQ
The secrets of the living dolls and we’re not talking Venus, this is grown men putting on rubber suitshttp://coolmoviezone.info/secrets-of-the-living-dolls-2014/
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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…
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Do people outside of the UK know/care about Louis Theroux?
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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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.
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
Carts of Darknesshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi-f_J6hV-g
OP here, I have been trying to find a place to watch Zoo for so fucking long and have never succeeded :(>>1715
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>>1708
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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kwdyzyd6o
Not a documentary but might as well be, crazy religious girl morning routine that made me literally laugh out loud a few days ago:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UZ8Q2DtYec&t
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 tbhhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61GmUYCzCzU
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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjZolHCrC8E&t=5s
People who parent those very lifelike fake newborns:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4_K8JTtXn0&t=90s
Love you too anon
I think this might be the furry onehttp://www.channel4.com/programmes/world-of-weird/on-demand/63311-006
The Genie case is incredibly sad, thanks for the links, going to give them a watch
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.https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/tv_junkie
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.
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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:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wXeyaYdwo0
the woman who wasn't there (about a woman who pretended she was a victim
short documentary on loveshy men:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ8EAwRauoM
true life: i'm an adult baby:http://www.mtv.com/episodes/sliu3b/true-life-i-m-an-adult-baby-season-22-ep-24
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.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Bulger
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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.
One of my all time favorit documentary is the mouse Utopia.
Sadly it is not very long.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z760XNy4VM&feature=youtu.be
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.http://crimedocumentary.com/most-evil-season-1-2006/
Documentary about two girls in the beauty pageant scene. https://youtu.be/dwttqXiCE-I
Adoptive mother of 11 special needs children.https://youtu.be/L_LmrrQG35o
Follows 2 teens in a detention center in NY.https://youtu.be/klxB_HrtCKo
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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!!!!
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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!
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).
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.
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) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY6bmLk0M_4
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.
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.
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
Can you guys post your favorite wildlife documentaries? I watched this video and I'm craving more. Animals are so fascinating.>>27093
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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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
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