Documentary films are non-fiction films that tell about real things or events. Most of these documentaries have been produced for a long time, some of which are directed by famous directors. Many of these best documentaries become controversial because they reveal the truth.
Grizzly Man (2005)
Werner Herzog is a famous film from Germany, which takes the story of a beer enthusiast named Timothy Treadwell. In 2003, the unfortunate incident killed Treadwell with his girlfriend. Unexpectedly this film turned out to be one of the most interesting documentaries ever made. The film uses footage recorded by Treadwell himself and interviews with his colleagues and other bear experts.
The Gleaners and I (2000)
The famous Auter Agnes Varda traveled in the countryside and cities in France looking for various aspects of the collection and said without saying that she might be a collector.
The film was made using a handheld camera and placed in every corner of The Gleaners and I is more than just political, personal and subject matter.
Nanook of the North (1922)
Nanook of the North is one of the best documentaries in history made in 1922. The film, directed by Robert J. Flaherty, tells of a man named Nanook and his family who live in the Arctic, Canada. This film reveals what is called the modern world, a completely alien lifestyle. While many people criticized this film for falsifying part of the sequence so that the family was accused as if made up by some people. This film was an extraordinary achievement at that time.
Titicut Follies (1967)
Tititcut Follies is the best documentary in history, directed by Frederick Wiseman. This film tells the abusive treatment experienced by prison inmates. Although this film tells about the condition of inmates at Bridgewater State Hospital, it is clear that the situation in prison is clear. In addition to this documentary, there are scenes of prisoners who have been stripped, barred to eat, and bullied. They also face several legal blocks before their families visit them. The Titicut Follies film is hailed as one of the greatest documentaries ever made.
Gray Gardens (1975)
Gray Gardens is a film that tells the life of a daughter and her mother. They live in a poor Gery Gardens estate in East Hampton. The film was directed by David Maysles, Muffie Meyer, Albert Maysles, and Ellen Hovde. These women are relatives of former US First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who, for their help, saved their homes from destruction.
Women sing and dance in front of the camera by doing many other things. There has been a stage and television adaptation of this amazing documentary.
Sans Soleil (1983)
Sans Soleil, which means “No Sun,” a documentary from France, can be characterized as a documentary or essay or travel film. The film directed by Chris Markerini is a meditation film about the nature of human memory. Marker made films from footage from various trips, especially trips in Japan and Guinea Bissau, and also clips from various films. Which has different contexts independently, and this is certainly a unique experience.
In Hebrew, Shoah means holocaust. The film is directed by Claude Lanzmann and lasts for 8 hours. This film consists of Lanzmann’s interview of holocaust survivors, witnesses, and former German officials and his visits to Holocaust sites throughout Poland, including three extermination camps. Many interviews are recorded using a hidden camera. Despite receiving criticism, Shoah is a masterpiece worth seeing.
That’s the 7 Best Documentary Films in History that you must watch.