You've Never Seen These 9 Unique Documentaries

You've Never Seen These 9 Unique Documentaries ...

The number of documents out there is increasing in the 20-30 years, due to the emergence of relatively inexpensive recording equipment that allows many individuals to capture what they choose to. Considering that professional films can be shot on mobile phones, it stands to be clear that the tools to document people, places, or events are now in the hands of more people than ever before.

As of the time of writing, the overwhelming feeling you might get when it comes to selecting a documentary to watch isn''t going away immediately. There are a handful of fantastic, unique, and quite unusual documentaries that you might not have previously seen. Undoubtedly, all of these are worth a watch for any documentary aficionado. The following is a list of the most commonly used movies on Netflix, Letterboxd.

''''Tokyo Olympiad'''' (1965)

Kon Ichikawa, a well-known Japanese filmmaker, was tasked to document the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in a very bold and artistic way. The resulting film, which is broadcasting in at nearly three hours, captures the beauty and beauty of all the Olympic events in a way that regular television episodes fail to perform.

From the opening ceremony to the closing one, excellent camera work and music make this engaging and enjoyable throughout all of the sporting events covered in between. For the filmmaking alone, you don''t need to be a huge fan of sports, but it still stands as the norm for sport-related documentary films.

''''Land of Silence and Darkness'''' (1971)

Fini Straubinger, a woman who lived most of her life without hearing or seeing, is featured in one of the most recent feature films directed by Werner Herzog, which includes a look at her life as a deaf and blind. Herzog also documents other individuals who also live with Straubinger''s condition and gives an insight into how life can be for those who can neither hear nor see.

The outcome is sad, moving, and very engrossing. On the other hand, seeing how such a condition affects one''s life is an important thing. On the one hand, seeing how they function, communicate, and feel happiness is incredible in its own way. Herzoghandles the entire documentary perfectly, being respectful and never exploitative to the individuals he covers throughout.

''Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary'' (1997)

Hands on a Hardbody have a simple, rock-solid premise. It covers an endurance challenge when people sit down, lie on the truck, or take their hand off. That''s it.

Its simplicity makes it a pleasure to watch, and the quirky contestants who come to know throughout the competition add another layer of enjoyment. It''s pretty bizarre, but funny at points, and it even gets quite suspenseful during the latter stages of the competition. This is a must-watch for anyone interested in seeing a quirky group push their bodies and minds to the limits in an even more difficult task.

''''The Emperors Naked Army Marches On'''' (1987)

The Emperors Naked Army Marches On is a tense and provocative Japanese documentary, which has a tense and diverse twist to the Oscar-nominated Act of Killing in 2012. It draws back into the films and exposes horrific events that most of the world seems to forget.

The Emperors Naked Army Marches On are described as "settled" in WW2, and former soldier Kenzo Okuzaki is shown going to extreme lengths to investigate what happened and determine who is responsible. It''s a difficult documentary that provides no easy answers and includes several disturbing topics. It''s a fascinating, unique, and an extremely important film.

''''Murder on a Sunday Morning'''' (2001)

A true-crime documentary that can be seen without imagining a whole afternoon Murder on a Sunday Morning focuses on a Florida teenager accused of shooting and killing a 65-year-old woman in a bogus armed robbery.

It features tight editing, a powerfully told sentence, a well-prepared final act, and a superb insight into the flaws of the American justice system and the way it can harm innocent people. Despite its simplicity, Patrick McGuinness and Ann Finnell, both noted as a racial, are both atypical and very positive representation.

''''Relics: Einsteins Brain'''' (1994)

Documentaries aren''t much more odd or obscure than this. It appears to be only accessible on YouTube, and only because it looks like someone had it off the Swedish TV station before putting it on YouTube (so you have to watch it with Swedish subtitles, basically).

The film is a surreal, funny, and unique documentary. It follows a Japanese professor by the name of Kenji Sugimoto as he travels to the United States with one objective: to (and hopefully study) the brain of Albert Einstein. His determination is quite impressive, and a large portion of the film involves him talking to random individuals and asking them if Einstein''s brain is. It must be understood.

''''The Killing of America'''' (1981)

The Killing of America is a shocking and difficult-to-watch documentary about some of the most effective violence committed in the United States in the Middle Ages and 20th centuries. It''s a remarkable and disturbing archive footage, which proves that Western civilization and its morals are in decline, therefore it''s not exactly a cheery watch.

It''s interesting, and the insights it provides ensure that it doesn''t feel like it''s being shocking and provocative for the sake of it. A tough-to-watch documentary about tough, brutal times, it remains, unfortunately, relevant as long as violence exists.

''''Big River Man'''' (2009)

There''s almost nothing about war or murder in Big River Man, but the main character swims rather than being on a boat, and it''s much funnier. It examines Martin Strel, an ambitious, middle-aged man who loves a drink or ten, as he swims across the entire Amazon River... all 3000+ miles.

It''s certain that it might be a mockumentary at some time, but it''d still be great even if that were case. In its own bizarre way, it''s funny, offbeat, and even inspiring. Intentionally or unintentionally, it''s like the best Werner Herzog documentary that Werner Herzog never made.

''''Dying at Grace'''' (2003)

It''s about the most difficult to get a peek at the documentary, but it''sn''t as well-known isn''t surprising. In 2.5 hours, it depicts five patients'' lives in a hospital in Toronto, all the way up until they breathe their last breaths.

It''s both challenging and challenging to watch, especially because it''s all so unimaginable. For those still alive who are brave enough to watch it, you may discover yourself appreciating the life you lived more than before. However, you must learn to live the awfully low certainty of life-ending throughout this film, and some of the sights and sounds within are impossible to forget. It''s a brutally honest double-edged sword of a documentary.

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