My recommended human interest documentaries list

A Listmania! list by Bjarki Thor Baldvinsson (Akureyri, Iceland)
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Capturing The Friedmans [2004] [DVD]
1.  Capturing The Friedmans [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ Arnold Friedman
The list author says:
  "One you can watch over and over and still wonder about who is telling the truth and the dysfunctional family dynamics of the Friedmans."
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Tarnation [DVD]
2.  Tarnation [DVD] DVD ~ Jonathan Caouette
The list author says:
  "It´s like reading someones personal scrapbook. Not for everyone but a feast for those looking for something different and touching."
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American Movie [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  American Movie [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Mark Borchardt
The list author says:
  "Quirky character following his dream no matter what. Strangely inspirational but you still get the feeling he (Mark Borchardt) is using those closest to him."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Touching The Void [DVD]
4.  Touching The Void [DVD] DVD ~ Brendan Mackey
The list author says:
  "Amazing story about survival. Great use of dramatic re-enactment."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Deep Water [DVD] [2006]
5.  Deep Water [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Louise Osmond
The list author says:
  "A great cautionary tale. You keep shaking your head in disbelief over the run of terrible descisions which ultimately leads to.....(have to see it to find out)"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Grizzly Man [2005] [DVD]
6.  Grizzly Man [2005] [DVD] DVD ~ Werner Herzog
The list author says:
  "Werner Herzog is a gem and his narration is spellbinding as is this film about obsession (like other Herzog main characters, be it in docs or dramas)."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mr Death: Rise & Fall of Fred a Leuchter [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
7.  Mr Death: Rise & Fall of Fred a Leuchter [DVD] [1999] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Fred A. Leuchter Jr.
The list author says:
  "Errol Morris is hands down the best human interest documentarian out there. A disciple, of sorts, of Werner Herzog. This doc is just unbelievable, like all of Erroll Morris´s stuff."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Dark Days [DVD] [2000] [2001]
8.  Dark Days [DVD] [2000] [2001] DVD ~ Marc Singer
The list author says:
  "Marc Singer is my hero. The making of, which is included in the DVD, is just as interesting as the film and it will inspire you to go and do your own documentary."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Grey Gardens [DVD] [NTSC]
9.  Grey Gardens [DVD] [NTSC] DVD ~ Maysles Brothers
The list author says:
  "One of the classics."
£13.26   Used & New from: £10.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Up Series (With 49 Up) (6pc) (Ws) [DVD] [US Import]
10.  Up Series (With 49 Up) (6pc) (Ws) [DVD] [US Import] DVD ~ Michael Apted
The list author says:
  "Another classics, not just documentary classics but cinematic history classics."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Errol Morris First Person: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
11.  Errol Morris First Person: Complete Series [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Errol Morris
The list author says:
  "Erroll Morris and his interrotron (subjects looking straight into the camera). You should own everything by Morris."
£50.95   Used & New from: £29.95

Iceman: Confessions of Mafia Hitman [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
12.  Iceman: Confessions of Mafia Hitman [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Richard Kuklinski
The list author says:
  "The best serial killer/mass murderer portrait I have seen, and I´ve seen my fair share. You actually will feel for the guy."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Michael Moore Hates America [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
13.  Michael Moore Hates America [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Mike Abraham
The list author says:
  "Haven´t seen this. Just wanted to state that Michael Moore is not a documentarian, he is a propagandist."
£3.80   Used & New from: £3.30
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Murderball [DVD]
14.  Murderball [DVD] DVD ~ Henry Alex Rubin
The list author says:
  "Interesting, but not essential"
£10.00   Used & New from: £1.12
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Spellbound [DVD] [2003]
15.  Spellbound [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Harry Altman|Angela Arenivar|Ted Brigham
The list author says:
  "Is said to be good"
£8.80   Used & New from: £1.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002]
16.  Etre Et Avoir [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Georges Lopez
The list author says:
  "This one too, but check out what others say about it and Spellbound, just wanted to point these docs out."
£15.99   Used & New from: £0.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer [DVD] [2003]
17.  Aileen: Life And Death Of A Serial Killer [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Aileen Wuornos
The list author says:
  "Nick Broomfield should not narrate his own movies. This is his best work though."
£10.00   Used & New from: £5.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Tupac: Resurrection [DVD] [2004]
18.  Tupac: Resurrection [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Tupac Shakur
The list author says:
  "Not a big Tupac fan but this doc is interesting in that it uses Tupacs own voice to narrate the story."
£9.90   Used & New from: £0.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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