International Documentary Association's 25th Anniversary Top 25

More details of this incredibly embarrassing list at the website. It isn't even an adequate collection of the best American documentaries, let alone elsewhere.

Ratings by Sam.

Rank Title Year Rating
1 Hoop Dreams 1994 8
2 Thin Blue Line, The 1988 8
3 Bowling for Columbine 2002
4 Spellbound 2002
5 Harlan County, U.S.A. 1976 9
6 An Inconvenient Truth 2006
7 Crumb 1994
8 Gimme Shelter 1970
9 Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara, The 2003
10 Roger & Me 1989
11 Super Size Me 2004 4
12 Dont Look Back 1967
13 Salesman 1969
14 Koyaanisqatsi 1983
15 Sherman's March 1986
16 Grey Gardens 1975
17 Capturing the Friedmans 2003 7
18 Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids 2004
19 Titicut Follies 1967
20 Buena Vista Social Club 1999 7
21 Fahrenheit 9/11 2004
22 Peuple migrateur, Le 2001
23 Grizzly Man 2005 7
24 Night and Fog 1955 9
25 Woodstock 1970