093: Must Watch Documentaries

Lockdown may be easing for many people, but home entertainment remains extremely important (just when are those cinemas going to open?). By now you have probably exhausted all the TV box sets and “must watch” films you have been putting off for many years.
This is where At The Flicks once again performs its civic duty for you, our listeners. Why not try documentaries?

We speak to documentary film maker Sam Pope about some of the best documentaries out there. As you would expect from Sam, he has some amazing choices.

From Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line to Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War, he discusses some unforgettable films (and series) to watch. A top ten list put together for you. This is something the team discuss at length with Sam, although as usual when Slenderman is mentioned, Graham and Neil are nowhere to be found. Guys, despite all you have heard, it’s not real.

Many of our selections are powerful and we urge you not to binge watch. For less disturbing viewing, why not check out Behind The Curve or The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams? That said, whatever you pick from the films we discuss, we are sure you will find it fascinating viewing.

As always we would love to hear from you and your thoughts on our selections. Are there others you would have included? Please let us know.

Enjoy and stay safe.

Trailers

Cave if Forgotten Dreams:

Beware the Slenderman

The Vietnam War

The Thin Blue Line

The Great Hack

Referenced in this Show

  • Aguirre, Wrath Of God
  • Apocalypse Now
  • Behind The Curve
  • Beware The Slenderman
  • Burden Of Dreams
  • Coronation Street
  • Eastenders
  • Encounters At The End Of The World
  • Fitzcarraldo
  • Gates Of Heaven
  • Grey Gardens
  • Grey Gardens (2009)
  • Grizzly Man
  • Hearts Of Darkness
  • His Big White Self
  • Into The Inferno
  • Lo And Behold : Reveries Of The Connected World
  • Nosferatu (1979)
  • Panorama (TV)
  • The Act Of Killing
  • The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
  • The Eagle’s Wing
  • The Great Hack
  • The Leader His Driver And The Driver’s Wife
  • The Thin Blue Line
  • The Vietnam War
  • We Steal Secrets
  • World In Action (TV)