Not so long ago we presented our top 5 art documentaries and now we are just doing documentaries in general. Here is another series of 5 so called ‘good’ (I mean, at least we think they are good) ones. These are random picks, not fresh, new, nuevo - it’s just some good material to watch and be entertained and educated. So yeah, here it goes…
A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover's sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975).
West of Memphis
An examination of failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.
Interview with a Cannibal
Issei Sagawa murdered an innocent woman and spent three days eating her flesh. Due to loopholes in the law, Issei is a free man to this day.
The Most Hated Family in America
BBC’s Louis Theroux meets the Phelps family who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality.
Hot Girls Wanted
A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.