124 Documentary Features Vying For 5 Spots

One hundred and twenty four documentaries is a ridiculous amount to choose from, but somehow that will get narrowed down to five. The ones that have the most buzz include “Amy,” the documentary about Amy Winehouse which was released this summer (the “Amy” trailer), “Best Of Enemies,” the Buckley Vs. Vidal documentary highlighting their rivalry (the “Best Of Enemies” trailer), “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story,” about Lizzie and her struggle with being different (the “Lizzie” trailer), and “He Named Me Malala,” about Malala and her extraordinary life (the “Malala” trailer). Some I’d like to see get nominated include “Cartel Land,” about the men taking it upon themselves to fight the drug wars on the border, “I Am Chris Farley,” about the late actor’s rise to popularity, “Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck,” which has gotten tons of press for the unprecedented look at the late musician, “The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to Oscar-nominated “The Act Of Killing,” and “The Wolfpack,” about a group of young boys who were locked away from the world by their father.

Some other buzz-worthy documentaries include “Finders Keepers,” about a colorful man that finds a severed foot in a purchased grill, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” taking a look at the inner workings of Scientology, “Racing Extinction,” the follow-up from the creators of “The Cove,” and “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,” an in-depth look at the man that is also featured in Danny Boyle’s run at the Oscars this year, titled “Steve Jobs”. Netflix usually represents at the Oscars lately, so their music documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” could make an appearance. Here is the entire list:

  1. “Above and Beyond”
  2. “All Things Must Pass”
  3. “Amy”
  4. “The Armor of Light”
  5. “Ballet 422”
  6. “Batkid Begins”
  7. “Becoming Bulletproof”
  8. “Being Evel”
  9. “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery”
  10. “Best of Enemies”
  11. “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
  12. “Bolshoi Babylon”
  13. “Brand: A Second Coming”
  14. “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”
  15. “Call Me Lucky”
  16. “Cartel Land”
  17. “Censored Voices”
  18. “Champs”
  19. “CodeGirl”
  20. “Coming Home”
  21. “Dark Horse”
  22. “Deli Man”
  23. “Dior and I”
  24. “The Diplomat”
  25. “(Dis)Honesty – The Truth about Lies”
  26. “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”
  27. “Dreamcatcher”
  28. “dream/killer”
  29. “Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon”
  30. “Eating Happiness”
  31. “Every Last Child”
  32. “Evidence of Harm”
  33. “Farewell to Hollywood”
  34. “Finders Keepers”
  35. “The Forecaster”
  36. “Frame by Frame”
  37. “Gardeners of Eden”
  38. “A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile”
  39. “Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones”
  40. “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
  41. “He Named Me Malala”
  42. “Heart of a Dog”
  43. “Hitchcock/Truffaut”
  44. “How to Change the World”
  45. “Human”
  46. “The Hunting Ground”
  47. “I Am Chris Farley”
  48. “In Jackson Heights”
  49. “In My Father’s House”
  50. “India’s Daughter”
  51. “Ingrid Bergman – In Her Own Words”
  52. “Iraqi Odyssey”
  53. “Iris”
  54. “Janis: Little Girl Blue”
  55. “Karski & the Lords of Humanity”
  56. “Killing Them Safely”
  57. “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”
  58. “Lambert & Stamp”
  59. “A Lego Brickumentary”
  60. “Listen to Me Marlon”
  61. “Live from New York!”
  62. “The Look of Silence”
  63. “Meet the Patels”
  64. “Meru”
  65. “The Mind of Mark DeFriest”
  66. “Misery Loves Comedy”
  67. “Monkey Kingdom”
  68. “A Murder in the Park”
  69. “My Italian Secret”
  70. “My Voice, My Life”
  71. “1971”
  72. “Of Men and War”
  73. “One Cut, One Life”
  74. “Only the Dead See the End of War”
  75. “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker”
  76. “Peace Officer”
  77. “The Pearl Button”
  78. “Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer”
  79. “Poached”
  80. “Polyfaces”
  81. “The Prime Ministers: Soldiers and Peacemakers”
  82. “Prophet’s Prey”
  83. “Racing Extinction”
  84. “The Resurrection of Jake the Snake”
  85. “Ride the Thunder – A Vietnam War Story of Victory & Betrayal”
  86. “Rosenwald”
  87. “The Russian Woodpecker”
  88. “Searching for Home: Coming Back from War”
  89. “Seeds of Time”
  90. “Sembene!”
  91. “The Seven Five”
  92. “Seymour: An Introduction”
  93. “Sherpa”
  94. “A Sinner in Mecca”
  95. “Something Better to Come”
  96. “Song from the Forest”
  97. “Song of Lahore”
  98. “Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine”
  99. “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans”
  100. “Stray Dog”
  101. “Sunshine Superman”
  102. “Sweet Micky for President”
  103. “Tab Hunter Confidential”
  104. “The Tainted Veil”
  105. “Tap World”
  106. “(T)error”
  107. “Thao’s Library”
  108. “Those Who Feel the Fire Burning”
  109. “3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets”
  110. “The Touch of an Angel”
  111. “TransFatty Lives”
  112. “The True Cost”
  113. “Twinsters”
  114. “Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists”
  115. “The Wanted 18”
  116. “We Are Many”
  117. “We Come as Friends”
  118. “We Were Not Just…Bicycle Thieves. Neorealism”
  119. “Welcome to Leith”
  120. “What Happened, Miss Simone?”
  121. “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy”
  122. “Where to Invade Next”
  123. “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”
  124. “The Wolfpack”

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