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Essential Documentaries

A Listmania! list by AndiBee "andibees"
 
Murder On A Sunday Morning (DVD)
1.  Murder On A Sunday Morning (DVD) DVD ~ Jean-Xavier De Lestrade
The list author says:
  "Sad indictment of the US legal system and inherent racism. Makes you glad to be British. Essential."
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The World At War - Special Collectors Edition [DVD]
2.  The World At War - Special Collectors Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Laurence Olivier
The list author says:
  "Classic visual history of WWII. And Olivier's voice. Good buy for history buffs."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (472 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The American Civil War [DVD]
3.  The American Civil War [DVD] DVD ~ Ken Burns
The list author says:
  "Fascinating and superbly made series. This war was so much more than 'Gone with the Wind'."
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Super Size Me [DVD] [2004]
4.  Super Size Me [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Morgan Spurlock
The list author says:
  "Next time you fancy a burger, grab an apple and watch this. Scary!!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Touching The Void [DVD] [2003]
5.  Touching The Void [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Simon Yates
The list author says:
  "Gripping reconstruction of a well-known event. Triumph of the human spirit."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002]
6.  Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Take Moore with a little pinch of salt, but still be horrified by gun culture in the US."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Third Reich In Colour [DVD]
7.  The Third Reich In Colour [DVD] DVD ~ Ion Antonescu
The list author says:
  "All original footage. Complements History of WWII very well. Great for modern history students."
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Grumpy Old Men [DVD] [2003]
8.  Grumpy Old Men [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Jeremy Clarkson
The list author says:
  "Not so much a documentary as thoughts of the over 40's. Sad when you start agreeing with them!!"
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Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002]
9.  Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Georges Lopez
The list author says:
  "A gorgeous film of a year in the life of a country schoolmaster."
£19.99   Used & New from: £0.72
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Simon Schama - A History of Britain : The Complete Series [DVD]
10.  Simon Schama - A History of Britain : The Complete Series [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "If you can tolerate Scharma's voice you'll learn a lot from this."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

South [1919] [DVD]
11.  South [1919] [DVD] DVD ~ Ernest Shackleton
The list author says:
  "The story of Shackleton's sttempts to conquer the Antarctic."
£9.84   Used & New from: £6.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Buena Vista Social Club [DVD] [1999]
12.  Buena Vista Social Club [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Compay Segundo
The list author says:
  "Cuba, music, a little history, a little biography, a lot of pleasure."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

River Cottage Forever [2002] [DVD]
13.  River Cottage Forever [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The list author says:
  "HFW makes us all want to rush off and buy that idyllic country cottage and raise chickens."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Ray Mears Extreme Survival Series - 1 And 2 [2003] [DVD]
14.  Ray Mears Extreme Survival Series - 1 And 2 [2003] [DVD] DVD ~ Ray Mears
The list author says:
  "Just the man to have close by in event of shipwreck, plane crash or getting lost."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

In Search of Shakespeare [DVD]
15.  In Search of Shakespeare [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Wood
The list author says:
  "Lots about England at the time and background to the plays. Good for 'A' level."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Dark Days [DVD] [2000] [2001]
16.  Dark Days [DVD] [2000] [2001] DVD ~ Marc Singer
The list author says:
  "The people who LIVE in the NY subway. Are they all crazy or criminals?"
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Alistair Cooke's America [DVD]
17.  Alistair Cooke's America [DVD] DVD ~ Alistair Cooke
The list author says:
  "'Old style' presentation - not chock full of reconstructions - but fascinating."
£15.00   Used & New from: £10.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

9/11 [DVD] [2002]
18.  9/11 [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Tony Benatatos
The list author says:
  "Seems to be the definitive film on the 'day that changed the US'. Contrast with..."
£42.49   Used & New from: £0.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

The Iranian Embassy Siege [DVD]
19.  The Iranian Embassy Siege [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "How we do things in Britain, don't ya know!!"
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2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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World War 1 : The Great War - Complete BBC Series (7 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
20.  World War 1 : The Great War - Complete BBC Series (7 Disc Box Set) [DVD] DVD ~ Ralph Richardson
The list author says:
  "Natural partner to World at War and made with the same attention to detail."
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Down From The Mountain [DVD] [2001]
21.  Down From The Mountain [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ralph Stanley
The list author says:
  "More a concert record....the music from 'Oh Brother...' just sit back and enjoy."
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Bus 174 [DVD]
22.  Bus 174 [DVD] DVD ~ Josť Padilha
The list author says:
  "TV footage of a bus siege in Rio. Corruption in the police more interesting than the siege."
£9.99   Used & New from: £0.61
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Hollywood Song And Dance - The Musical Years [DVD]
23.  Hollywood Song And Dance - The Musical Years [DVD] DVD ~ Song and Dance
The list author says:
  "Gentle waltz through film musicals with great clips."
£9.42   Used & New from: £1.83
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] double disk extra features [DVD]
24.  Fahrenheit 9/11 [2004] double disk extra features [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Moore
The list author says:
  "Difficult to ignore. Moore is good at getting his view across."
£3.40   Used & New from: £0.34
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

30 Years Of National Geographic Specials [DVD]
25.  30 Years Of National Geographic Specials [DVD] DVD ~ Jacques-Yves Cousteau
The list author says:
  "Sadly most NG dvds are Region 1 only. This exception gives a taste of a classic style."
£16.01   Used & New from: £1.84
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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