1. Bowling for Columbine – 8.0
Bowling for Columbine is a beautifully made documentary by Michael Moore. This documentary investigates the reasons that led to the Columbine High School Massacre in the year 1999.
2. Exit through the Gift Shop – 8.0
Exit thought the Gift Shop is an excellent documentary that has been directed by Banksy who is a street artist. The documentary is based on the life of Thierry Guetta and his fascination with street art.
3. Man on Wire – 7.9
Man on Wire is a superb documentary made by James Marsh. This documentary tells the story of the outstanding achievement of Philippe Petit that is shown to walk on a wire strung between what’s known as ‘twin towers’ of the World Trade Centre.
4. Grizzly Man – 7.8
Grizzly Man is a nice documentary that has been directed by Werner Herzog. This documentary is based on the life story of Timothy Treadwell who was a well-known ‘Grizzly’ bear lover.
5. Jiro Dreams of Sushi – 7.8
Jiro dreams of Sushi is an excellent documentary that is based primarily on the life of Jiro Ono who is the owner of a sushi restaurant in Japan. The documentary made by David Gelb is really informative and tells the people about the art of sushi making.
6. Bill Cunningham New York – 7.8
Bill Cunningham New York is a fabulous documentary that has been directed by Richard Press. This documentary focuses on the life of New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham and sheds light on some of his legendary works.
7. Religulous – 7.7
Religulous is great documentary that is based on the subject of Religions. Made by Bill Maher, a famous comedian, this documentary explores the inadequacies of certain religious beliefs.
8. Dark Days – 7.7
Dark Days is a well-made documentary that has been directed by Marc Singer. This documentary is based on the life and struggles of the homeless people in New York City that have started living in underground tunnels that are known by the name of “Freedom Tunnel”.
9. Being Elmo – A Puppeteer’s Journey – 7.7
Being Elmo – A Puppeteer’s Journey is another beautifully made documentary that sheds light on the life of renowned puppeteer Kevin Clash. Directed by Constance Marks, this documentary showcases the initial years of Kevin’s life as a puppeteer and how he came to design Elmo, the famous character of Sesame Street.
10. Style Wars – 7.6
Style Wars is a documentary made by Tony Silver. This documentary is based on the origins of graffiti art and rapping.
11. Paris is Burning – 7.6
Paris is Burning is a great documentary that has been directed by Jennie Livingston. This documentary explores the origins and the significance of the ball culture that was prevalent in New York City in the 1980’s.
12. Restrepo – 7.5
Restrepo is a nice documentary made by Sebastian Junger and is based on the experiences of the American soldiers who were stationed in Afghanistan for a period of 15 months.