My Favorite Documentaries
  by Jack Nilan            EMail : jacknilan@yahoo.com

  1. The Fog of War (2003)
  2. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
  3. These Amazing Shadows (2011)
  4. Hearts and Minds (1974)
  5. Hearts of Darkness, A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
  6. Memories of Justice (1976)
  7. The Unknown Known (2013)
  8. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)
  9. My Voyage to Italy (1999)
  10. Harlan County USA (1976)
  11. The Battle for Chile : Part 1 (1975)
  12. The Battle for Chile : Part 2 (1976)
  13. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
  14. The Up Series (1964 - 2005)
  15. Hoop Dreams (1999)
  16. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
  17. Nanook of the North (1922)
  18. 500 Nations (1995)
  19. Woodstock (1970)
  20. Crumb (1994)
  21. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
  22. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)
  23. The War Room (1993)
  24. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness Into Light Documentary (2006)
  25. To Tell the Truth (2012)
  26. Salesman (1969)
  27. Citizenfour (2014)
  28. Pumping Iron (1977)
  29. Woody Allen (2012)
  30. Eyes on the Prize (1987)
  31. Roger and Me (1989)
  32. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)
  33. Welcome to Leith (2015)
  34. Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)
  35. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
  36. The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl (1993)
  37. Lake of Fire (2006)
  38. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)
  39. The Most Dangerous Man in America (2009)
  40. Street Fight (2005)
  41. A Constant Forge (2000)
  42. Control Room (2004)
  43. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
  44. Point of Order (1964)
  45. 4 Little Girls (1997)
  46. Cinemania (2002)
  47. Gates of Heaven (1978)
  48. Stories We Tell (2015)
  49. Visions of Light (1992)
  50. Huey Long (1985)
  51. Mr. Death (1999)
  52. O.J.: Made in America (2015)
  53. Vernon Florida (1982)
  54. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005)
  55. Tower (2016)
  56. Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)
  57. Tabloid (2010)
  58. Man on Wire (2008)
  59. Grizzley Man (2005)
  60. The People vs. Fritz Bauer (2015)
  61. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
  62. Phantom of the Cinematheque (2004)
  63. An Unreasonable Man (2006)
  64. Little Dieter Needs to Fly (2007)
  65. Prodigal Sons (2008)
  66. The Act of Killing (2012)
  67. Murderball (2004)











  1. The Wolfpack (2015)
  2. The People vs. George Lucas (2011)
  3. Grey Gardens (1976)
  4. Young at Heart (2007)
  5. Trumbo (2007)
  6. No End in Sight (2007)
  7. The Goebbels Experiment (2005)
  8. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
  9. The Cove (2009)
  10. Brother's Keeper (1992)
  11. March of the Penguins (2005)
  12. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)
  13. The Weather Underground (2002)
  14. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
  15. A Brief History of Time (1991)
  16. Reel Paradise (2005)
  17. Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque (2004)
  18. Weiner (2016)
  19. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)
  20. The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)
  21. Restrepo (2010)
  22. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)
  23. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)
  24. The Gleaners and I (2000)
  25. Hotel Terminus (1988)
  26. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
  27. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)
  28. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)
  29. Somm (2012)
  30. The Civil War (1990)
  31. Roman Polanski : Wanted and Desired (2008)
  32. One Day in September (1999)
  33. Word Play (2006)
  34. Gimme Shelter(1970)
  35. Shut Up and Sing (2006)
  36. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)
  37. Jesus Camp (2006)
  38. American Movie (1999)
  39. Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
  40. David Frost Interviews Richard Nixon (1977)
  41. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)
  42. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
  43. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
  44. Why We Fight (2005)
  45. Atari: Game Over (2014)
  46. Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)
  47. The King of Kong (2007)
  48. Bloods and Crips (2008)
  49. When We Were Kings (1996)
  50. Joan Rivers : A Piece of Work (2010)
  51. The Parking Lot Movie (2010)
  52. Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)
  53. Stop Making Sense (1984)
  54. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
  55. Sherman's March (1986)
  56. Religulous (2008)
  57. The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (2000)
  58. Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)
  59. 51 Birch Street (2005)