Thursday, September 2, 2010

Moving Pictures

Documentaries are my favorite form of moving pictures. While most of the movies on Netflix Instant Queue are crappy, I can always count on the documentaries for a good time. Here are a few engaging and informative films that I recommend (all of which are available online if you're a Netflix subscriber, or if you're like me and your best friend's mom is sweet enough to share the netflix instant queue love)...

1. This American Life


2. Born Into Brothels


3. Beautiful Losers


4. Food Inc.








5. The Business of Being Born


6. Herb and Dorothy

12 comments:

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

Documentaries are my fave too. they really are eye opening. I need to get netflix!

Heidi said...

good choices/suggestions! I have never heard of beautiful losers...I'll have to check it out.

god grew tired of us was the last one I watched....it was really good.

Annalee said...

Documentaries are my favorite. I also liked Brother's Keeper and Art of the Steal. Netflix and I have been best friends this summer, ha!

Ellana said...

I'm a big fan of the This American Life podcast. I had no idea it was going to TV! Looks very interesting...
Born Into Brothels was extremely captivating. I'll have to check out your other suggestions.

Rachel said...

Oh, the Business of Being Born changed my life! I mean when I was pregnant I was already on the homebirth/UC path, but seeing that was so impowering and really made a picture worth a thousand words for me.
LOVE.
~RUBY
P.S. We saw Born into brothels at the Hot Springs, Arkansas film fest and it was really great, too.

Same Length Pinkies said...

I saw Herb and Dorothy in NYC about a year ago and still remember the happy, elated feeling I had when I left the cinema.

Le premier bonheur du jour said...

I have to see them. Thank you!

Darling L said...

Born Into Brothels is so touching, a very good documentary, very great recommendations!

Amber Blue Bird said...

I saw born into brothels on IFC and it was heartbreaking but a must watch movie I will have to check out the over films

KristiMcMurry said...

Thanks for the suggestions! I have a couple of those in my queue, I need to add the rest.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I have a pretty serious, long term crush on Ira Glass.

jackiebean said...

i have a crush on mr. glass, too. please don't tell my husband!

thanks for the suggestions. i just got netflix, and am addicted to the streaming! i added beautiful losers, and look forward to watching.