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The Mark Roehl Certified Netflix Documentary List – Part 2

Here is part two of my favorite documentaries. If you missed part one, you can view it by clicking here.

11. Beer Wars – A great documentary about the stupid laws we have in America around Beer and how anyone who isn’t Coors, Bud or Miller is fighting an uphill battle.


12. Nerdcore Rising – A crazy documentary about a new form of hiphop called Nerdcore that follows MC Frontalot on his national tour….


13. Monster Camp – A documentary on Larping. If you can find it, it is absolutely surreal.


14. Dumbstruck – A documentary that follows the ventriloquism community for their annual Vent Haven convention… If my memory serves correct, this documentary also includes a ventriloquism wedding (of the puppets)…


15. Chasing Ghosts – Beyond the Arcade – This was similar to King of Kong and focused on the video game culture in the early 1980’s and Twin Galaxies. Definitely worth a watch. If the picture below won’t get you to watch, then I don’t know what to tell you.


16. Pulling John – I really don’t remember much of this one, but I had it on my list and I know it’s about arm wrestling.


17. Grizzly Man – The story of a man in Alaska who wanted to live amongst grizzly bears… This won at Sundance.


18. Who Killed the Electric Car – A documentary about the EV1, the first electric car made by GM and how they did everything in their power to sabotage it. It does a great job showing how dumb the American auto maker was (and still is).


19. Indie Game: The Movie – A great look at the world of creating independent games and some of the challenges designers face. It’s also interesting to follow up on the games featured and see what happened to them after they were released.


20. The People vs. George Lucas – A documentary on how George Lucas screwed up Starwars at the expense of making more money.


21. Food Inc. – A documentary that will make you rethink food.


22. The Short Game – A documentary about the 7-9 year old world golf championships. It made me angry because every one of those kids would beat me, but overall, a good documentary definitely worth watching.


23. Frisky Business – This is a British documentary on the largest online sex retailer in the country. I watched the entire series within 24 hours…. It was fascinating. I rated it 5 stars.



If you have any other great docs I should check out or any comments on any of ones listed above, please drop a note below.

Netflix Recommendations (Top 5 Documentaries)

With the summer of no cable television well underway (Yay day 2!!), I thought it would fun to compile a list of some of my favorite documentaries on Netflix.  So, without further delay, here are my top 5 favorites in no particular order.

  1. The King of Kong – In terms of a documentary, this one has everything. It has a villain (Billy Mitchell), someone to root for (Steve Wiebe) and plenty of crazy to go around (Twin Galaxies) in a riveting documentary following the pursuit of the world Donkey Kong record.  Any description of this documentary cannot do justice to how awesome it is!
  2. Food Inc. – A must see documentary for anyone who eats food (most of us). This documentary provides an eye opening look into the processes and practices of how our food gets from the farm to the supermarket to the table.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Food_Inc./70108783?trkid=496715 
  3. Anything by Morgan Spurlock – From Supersize Me to Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden, anything by Morgan Spurlock is tremendously entertaining and well worth your time.Where in the World is Osama Bin Ladenhttp://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Where_in_the_World_Is_Osama_Bin_Laden/70084234?trkid=496715

    (Editors Note: Apparently Netflix wants to crap on my point and only had one Morgan Spurlock movie available)
  4. Confessions of a Superhero – I love crazy and this documentary does not disappoint as director Matt Ogens takes a detailed look at some of the individuals who parade around Hollywood Boulevard dressed as superheroes or fictional characters and pose for pictures with tourists.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Confessions_of_a_Superhero/70076092?trkid=496715
  5. Spirit of the Marathon – When I was training for my half marathon a few years ago, this documentary was really inspiring showing how marathons affect various individuals.  I think I may end up watching this one again in the future.http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Spirit_of_the_Marathon/70104240?trkid=496715