I love documentaries and indie films because the way life reveals itself in our habitats, lifestyles, and relationships is in many ways is more beautiful, fantastic and weird than anything that could be fabricated on a huge Hollywood soundstage.
Watch a movie like Hands on a Hardbody or even Indie Game and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
This round-up is a sequel to my post called “Strongly Inspiring Documentaries about Strong People: My List of Oscar Nominees for 2011”, although these are not all Oscar nominees (or all documentaries), I thought I would share a few of my top 5 lists.
I recently discovered a site with free and often obscure documentaries called Top Documentary Films. Check it out.
Top 5 Films That Make Me Want to Either Take Bolder Risks in Life or Curl Up in Shame for Not Taking Bolder Risks in Life
1. The Cove
3. An Inconvenient Truth
5. Suicide Tourist
Top 5 Films That Made Me Wish I Had Been Born Earlier so I Could Have Been an Actual and Official Hippie
1. Easy Rider
3. George Harrison: Living in the Material World
4. Joni Mitchell Woman of Heart and Mind
5. Ram Das: Fierce Grace
Top Five Films That Make Me So So Grateful For My Current Life and Its So Called Problems
1. Glen Gary Glen Ross
3. Hands on a Hardbody
4. Requiem for a Dream
5. Beasts of the Southern Wild
Top Five Quirky and Evocative Fun on Several Levels
1. Inside the Actors Studio: Robin Williams
2. Bob, Carol, Ted & Alice
3. Defending Your Life
4. The Workshop
5. Truman Show