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iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

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Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Results)

#201

Post by joachimt » February 4th, 2019, 7:49 pm

Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Could you give an overview of the drop offs from last editions list, Joachim?
Drop-offs in order of appearance on the previous edition:
70. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel
72. Jesus Camp
92. Las Hurdes
96. Of Time and the City
99. Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit
101. Songhwan
102. Blokada
104. Stop Making Sense
106. Window Water Baby Moving
107. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe
108. A Married Couple
112. Le peuple migrateur
116. Daybreak Express
118. At Berkeley
119. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
120. Triumph des Willens
121. Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960)
125. De fem benspænd
127. The Imposter
131. Rivers and Tides
134. Le joli mai
135. Two Years at Sea
136. Menq
138. Sigur Rós: Heima
139. L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat
140. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
141. Precious Images
145. The Queen of Versailles
147. Xianshi shi guoqu de weilai
149. The Most Hated Family in America
150. Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland
152. De weg naar het zuiden
154. 100 Years at the Movies
157. ¡Que Viva Mexico! - Da zdravstvuyet Meksika!
158. An shab ke barun amad
159. Indie Game: The Movie
160. The Celluloid Closet
161. Ônibus 174
162. Le fleuve aux grandes eaux
163. The Century of the Self
165. Entuziazm (Simfoniya Donbassa)
166. Man of Aran
168. Now
170. Armadillo
174. The Private Life of a Cat
175. Five Dedicated to Ozu
177. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
179. Cinemania
180. One Day in September
181. La vallée close
182. Der Lauf der Dinge
183. Ornette: Made in America
184. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema
185. It Felt Like a Kiss
188. Dokfa nai meuman
191. La hora de los hornos: Notas y testimonios sobre el neocolonialismo, la violencia y la liberación
193. The Civil War
195. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
197. L'equip petit
199. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom
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#202

Post by tourdesb » February 4th, 2019, 10:32 pm

Seen 160/200.
Highest unseen : Tower (#47)

Guess what ? I'll work on that list next December :)
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#203

Post by blocho » February 5th, 2019, 1:20 am

Onderhond wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 5:29 pm
joachimt wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 5:15 pm
#415 (#new) Antarctica: A Year on Ice (2013, Anthony Powell), 100 points, checks, official lists, (IMDb)
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Bah. Looking at the Top 200, I cannot imagine it wouldn't make the list. If only people would actually watch it.

Seen 40/200, disliked 10. Favorited none.
I'm fascinated by Antarctica. Adding it to my list.

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#204

Post by blocho » February 5th, 2019, 1:22 am

beasterne wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 5:57 pm


Pretty Good - A docu-series about various topics (mostly based on interesting sports stories). I voted for three different documentaries in my list:
1. Troy State 253, DeVry 141: A documentary about the highest scoring basketball game of all time. The Thin Blue Line of sports docs.
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2. The Dumbest Boy Alive: A deep dive on the internet's stupidest forum thread. How many days are there in a week anyway?
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3. 222-0: The story of the highest scoring football game of all time.
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I love those SB Nation Jon Bois videos. My favorite is Scorigami. I raved about it to friends and made some of them watch it, and afterwards, they did that sort of look around and slowly back away thing. What can I say? I love football and sports historical oddities.

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Post by beasterne » February 5th, 2019, 1:30 pm

Yes! Scorigami is great. Did you know someone built a website to track Scorigami? https://nflscorigami.com/

But yeah, I wasn't sure if the Chart Party videos would qualify as documentaries so I didn't include them. My favorite is the one where they ask what would have happened if Barry Bonds played his entire career without ever swinging at a single pitch.

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#206

Post by weirdboy » February 6th, 2019, 3:47 am

Thanks for hosting!

I have seen 136/200 on this list, which is crazy compared to the IMDB Documentary list from which I have seen fewer than half of the films.

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Post by blocho » February 6th, 2019, 6:06 am

beasterne wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Yes! Scorigami is great. Did you know someone built a website to track Scorigami? https://nflscorigami.com/

But yeah, I wasn't sure if the Chart Party videos would qualify as documentaries so I didn't include them. My favorite is the one where they ask what would have happened if Barry Bonds played his entire career without ever swinging at a single pitch.
I've followed that scorigami web site all season. I was checking it repeatedly during the Rams-Chiefs epic last year (which was the second best game of football I've ever seen, only after my high school team winning the conference championship when I was a junior).

Another favorite: the Jeff Francoeur video, which concludes that Francoeur was both one of the worst and one of the nicest baseball players ever.

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#208

Post by Onderhond » February 6th, 2019, 6:14 am

blocho wrote:
February 5th, 2019, 1:20 am
I'm fascinated by Antarctica. Adding it to my list.
Looking forward to your thoughts! :)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » February 6th, 2019, 10:28 am

117
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Shoah, Dear Zachary, O.J, As I was..., Los Angeles, Dying at Grace

Too bad Wild Wild Country or All This Mayhem didnt make it

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Post by Cinepolis » February 6th, 2019, 3:13 pm

I'm just happy, that "Dear Zachary" made it into the top 100. I seriously wasn't expecting that.

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#211

Post by Lammetje » February 6th, 2019, 6:00 pm

I've only seen 21/200, but I have already added a couple of docs to my watchlist.
joachimt wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote:
February 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Could you give an overview of the drop offs from last editions list, Joachim?
Drop-offs in order of appearance on the previous edition:
70. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel
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#212

Post by cinewest » February 7th, 2019, 8:27 am

A lot of interesting titles on the list, featuring classics, as well as some of the more contemporary standouts. There is also a lot that seems to have been left out, or slipped through the cracks.

For me, documentary films have evolved quite a bt in the last 20 years in terms of their narrative and creative approaches, as well as in terms of their technique and technical achievement. They have also become a lot more diverse and complex, stylistically.

In fact, a very high percentage of my favorite English language films of the last 20 years are documentaries, and many seem to be on the list, somewhere.

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Post by connordenney » February 7th, 2019, 6:58 pm

Made a list and just realized I forgot to submit it. Foolish!

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#214

Post by tommy_leazaq » February 18th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Did I just see Jim Carrey's Yes Man (2006) in the full IMDb list? :blink:

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#215

Post by joachimt » February 18th, 2019, 6:49 pm

#2029 (#new) Yes Man (2008, Peyton Reed), 2.16 points, checks, official lists, (IMDb)
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#216

Post by beasterne » March 2nd, 2019, 1:19 am

CineFix just put out this video on their top 10 documentaries of all time. Honestly pretty solid choices that match up well with our list.


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