Andrei's 100 Essential Documentaries 

This is my own short list. Of course, incomplete. 

Joris Ivens Rain 
Avant Garde - Experimental Cinema of the 1920s & 1930s

Dziga Vertov 
Man With the Movie Camera 

Robert Flaherty 
Nanook of the North (Criterion Collection Spine #33)

Robert Flaherty 
Man of Aran

Walter Ruttmann 
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

Leni Riffenstahl 

Alain Resnais 
Night and Fog - Criterion Collection 

Robert Drew

Rober Drew
The Chair

Jean Rouch & Edgar Morin
Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

Shohai Imamura
A Man Vanishes (1967)

Artavadz Pelechian
The Seasons 

Louis Malle Vive le Tour 
Eclipse Series 2 - The Documentaries of Louis Malle (Vive le Tour / Humain, Trop Humain / Place de la Rйpublique / Phantom India / Calcutta / God's Country ... of Happiness) (Criterion Collection) 

Patricio Guzman La battala de Chile 

Chris Marker 
La Jetee/Sans Soleil (Criterion Collection)

Chris Marker
One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevitch

Chris Marker
Remembrance of Things To Come

Kazuo Hara 
Emperor's Naked Army Marches on

Kazuo Hara 
Goodbye CP

Marcel Oph�ls 
The Sorrow and the Pity

Frederick Wiseman
Titicut Follies 

Frederick Wiseman 
High School 

Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles 
Salesman - Criterion Collection

Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles
The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Criterion Collection

Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles
5 Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude - A Maysles Films Production

D.A. Pennebaker 
Bob Dylan - Don't Look Back (1965 Tour Deluxe Edition)

Herz Frank The Last Judgement 

Herz Frank Ten Minutes Older 

Ross McElwee Time Indefinite
Time Indefinite

Ross McElwee Sherman's March
The Ross McElwee DVD Collection (Sherman's March / Time Indefinite / Six O'Clock News / Bright Leaves / Backyard / Charleen) (Five-Disc Collector's Edition)

Errol Morris 
The Thin Blue Line

Errol Morris 
Mr. Death: The Rise & Fall of Fred A. Leuchter Jr.

Errol Morris 
The Fog of War - Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

Godfrey Reggio 
Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance

Barbara Kopple 
Harlan County, U.S.A. - Criterion Collection

Micheal Moore 
Roger & Me

Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty. 
The Atomic Cafe

Wim Wendrers 
Buena Vista Social Club

Marlon Riggs
Toungs Untied (1989)

Victor Kossakovsky 
The Belovs 

Steve James 
Hoop Dreams - Criterion Collection

Peter Forgacs 
The Maelstrom: A Family Chronicle

Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky 
Brother's Keeper

Christian Frei

Werner Herzog 
Grizzly Man

Werner Herzog 
Encounters at the End of the World 

Les Blank 
Burden of Dreams - Criterion Collection 

Rithy Panh 
S21 The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

Roko Belic 
Genghis Blues 

Thomas Riedelsheimer 
Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides

Thomas Riedelsheimer 
Touch the Sound - A Sound Journey With Evelyn Glennie

Lars von Trier 
The Five Obstructions

Sergey Bukovsky 
Spell Your Name (2006)

Ralph Arlyck 
Following Sean 

Sergei Miroshnichenko 
Born in USSR 

Terence Davis
Of Time and The City

James Marsh 
Man on Wire

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Asif Kanadia

Wim Wenders

Joshua Oppenheimer
The Act of Killing

Gianfranco Rosi
Sagro GRA 

Ethan Hawke
Seymore: An Introduction

Frederck Wiseman
National Gallery 

Joshua Oppenheimer 
The Look of Silence 

Maite Alberdi 2015
La Once (Teatime)

Gianfranco Rosi
Fire At Sea, 2016

Komunia (2017) Communion
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