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Ask HN: What are the best documentaries you’ve ever seen?
17 points by dayve on Nov 26, 2018 | hide | past | favorite | 10 comments

30 comments in "Ask HN: Mind blowing documentaries?" https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18271167 last month

Senna, it’s about a South American formula 1 driver and his rise to success, and battles along the way fighting corruption in the support. Excellent and tragic story all at the same time, although I’m not sure if there’s an English translation (I watched with subtitles).

"Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control", by Errol Morris (and also probably other things by him). 4-way weirdly interleaved story of a lion tamer, a scientist studying the naked mole rat, a topiary gardener, and a roboticist.

ArchWiki has abundant information volume. https://wiki.archlinux.org/

When We Were Kings (about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman)

This Is Spinal Tap.

Hacking Democracy, Blue Vinyl, & Gasland

Sound City


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