Best documentaries 2010 — your nose cone monkey’s list

December 24, 2010

Somebody asked, and I made this list for my Sunday end-of-the-year movie piece. I’m not sure 2010 was the best year ever for documentaries, but I’m not sure it wasn’t either.

If you wanted to expand this list a little, you could include the quasi-docs Exit Through The Gift Shop, Catfish and possibly (I haven’t seen it yet but it’s next in the queue), Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things, a based-on-fact feature that reportedly introduces original reporting.

Later I’ll add some more clips.

BEST Documentaries of the year of Documentaries

1. A Film Unfinished
2. Inside Job
3. Restrepo
4. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)?

Who Is Harry Nilsson (and Why Is Everbody Talkin’ About Him?) from DANGEROUS MINDS on Vimeo.

5. Waking Sleeping Beauty


6. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

7. The Tillman Story

8. Waiting for “Superman”

9. William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

10. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Honorable mention: Racing Dreams, Casino Jack and the United States of Money, Countdown to Zero, Looking for Lurch, Independent for Governor: An Idealist’s Grueling Run, The Art of the Steal, The Lottery


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