50 Weirdest Documentaries

Even stranger than fiction

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    • ChrisWootton

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:25

      Good list of docs but I'd hardly say they should be classed as weird. Some are a little off the wall but, weird?

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:42

      Whats weird about Senna? It is a celebration of a driver who constantly pushed himself, sometimes to extremes at the expense of others (the 1990 WDC showdown). But also showed his humanitarian side with his charity work and determination to help the poor in Brazil , as well his deep concern for others, like crying when Barrichello lost control of his car and was knocked unconscious in Imola 1994.

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 9:47

      Although Capturing the Friedmans is just plain bizarre. The director started off making a film about a childrens entertainer and then after researching, delved deeper into something more sinister.

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    • raceyroo

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:22

      What about The Bridge? I'd say that was quite weird, especially some of the footage they used.

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    • FBSDeMorgan

      Sep 4th 2012, 10:27

      Yep, again you kinda missed. Some of these Docs aren't weird (Senna for instance). And I might have said that the 'weirdest' (perhaps most interesting) thing about 'Hated' is that it was directed by Todd Phillips. Good call about missing out The Bridge ^

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    • Jareth64

      Sep 4th 2012, 11:45

      Some of these really aren't weird - Senna and Bowling For Columbine. Man On Wire should be in this lis. Anyone who tightropes across the World Trade Center buildings is pretty eccentric. And how about Stranded: I've come from a plane that crashed on the mountains? It's about the 1972 Andes plane crash. I notice Total Film haven't reviewed it but it's brilliant. And slightly weird!

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 4th 2012, 11:56

      I saw one about a woman who married The Eiffel Tower and 'cheated' on it with the Berlin Wall. Far from being a complete basketcase with a house full of cats, she is an Olympic -standard archer with many archery championship wins under her belt.

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    • alfonsinapatton

      Sep 4th 2012, 12:52

      I'm p********f that they didn't put Paradise Lost in the list.

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    • Ichi1

      Sep 4th 2012, 14:08

      Well if you included Catfish, you might as well have included This Is Spinal Tap or Best in Show. And who the hell didn't see the "twist" in Catfish caoming just from seeing the trailers. Obvious twist is obvious. Plus, you know....its FAKE. Obvious fake doc is obviously fake. Get rid of that manipulative Anvil c**p and add Last Days Here.

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    • FBJBottomley

      Sep 4th 2012, 14:13

      Surprised Big River Man is not on here, I would have thought a film about an eccentric endurance swimmer who eats horse burgers and at one point attaches electrodes to his head would have qualified over Senna!

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    • devilsfoxes

      Sep 4th 2012, 20:29

      Capturing The Friedman's is my number one pick.

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Sep 5th 2012, 9:06

      If we're going to have such a broad definition of weird, then surely The King Of Kong should be here?

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    • MoodyMonkey

      Sep 5th 2012, 9:08

      Though i will say this list has inspired me to track some of these down!

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    • carokato

      Sep 18th 2012, 18:27

      Maybe, this list ought to be called '50 great documentaries'?

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    • ComeAlongPond

      Oct 10th 2012, 14:50

      "The Woman With 7 Personalities" :)

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    • Gorty

      Nov 30th 2013, 12:31

      Strangest documentary I watched was about women in London who are really worried and insecure about the shape of their labias - I mean really? Can't you find something more serious to be worried about?

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    • Smileyjames

      Dec 4th 2013, 12:54

      Cat Dancers was a little unnerving,,,

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