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- Shorts, mini-series and TV-episodes from anthology series where the episodes are unrelated, are allowed. Tv-series aren't allowed.*
*IMDb will be leading in this, but if you have good arguments exceptions to the rule can be made in consultation
- IMDb lists and iCM lists are accepted. (If you can't make one of those, ask another user to help you out.)
- Lists can be any length.
- Each nominee can only be named once (of course).
- Your list may be ranked, unranked, or partially-ranked. In a partially-ranked list, the top X films are ranked and everything after that point is unranked. When not specified I will consider a list as ranked.
- Mocumentaries (e.g. This is Spinal Tap) are not allowed.
- Stage shows (stand-up comedy, concerts, ......) are not allowed. Documentaries about artists in which stage shows are part of the movie, are allowed. In doubt, just ask.
- For all boundary cases: ask yourself "if I want to recommend a documentary, would I recommend this as a documentary?". Don't try to bend the boundaries too much.
top 200 on iCM
Documentaries you rated on IMDb sorted descending by your rating
100 Documentary Films (BFI Screen Guide)
IMDb Documentary Top 50
Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Non-Fiction Films (2012)
Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
Some Unofficial Lists
About Film: Recommended Movie-Themed Documentaries
Academy Award Best Documentary Feature Nominees
Academy Award Best Documentary Feature Winers
Brighton Film Academy's 100 Documentary Films to Watch
Cinematic Essay Filmography by Peter Thompson
Criterion Collection Themes - Documentaries
Current TV's 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die
DFI's Top 100 Danish Documentary Films
Documentaries About the Environment and Ecology
The Documentary Blog's Top 50 Documentaries of the Decade
Documentary films about Agriculture
Filmspotting Top 100 Documentaries
Flavorwire's 50 Best Documentaries of All Time
The Guardian's 50 documentaries you need to see
iCM Forum's Top 250 Highest Rated Documentaries
iCheckMovies' Most Favorite Documentaries
Kansu's List of Documentaries for an Educated Mind
Kasparius' Favorite Documentaries
One Hundred Great Documentaries (OUP)
Paste Magazine: The 100 Best Documentaries of All Time
Rock Documentaries and concert films
Sundance Film Festival - Documentary Grand Jury Prize
Time Out New York 50 Best Documentaries
Top Music Documentaries (RYM)
True crime documentaries
Viennale's The Way of the Termite: The Essay in Film 1909-2004
Perception de Ambiguity