5 Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Documentaries depict reality in a raw and direct way. But there are some documentaries that are so skillfully done, that they are somehow stranger than fiction. Here are 5 of them.

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1. Baraka (1992)

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

2. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

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3. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2013)

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

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4. Faces, Places (Agnes Varda, 2017)

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

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5. Bowling For Columbine (Michael Moore, 2002)

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America’s predilection for gun violence.

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