I love watching documentaries (and I swear has nothing to do with the fact it's my line of work)! The beautiful element about documentaries is that you can encompass and enjoy a broad spectrum of genres in the one show. Unlike movies that require classification and need to be categorised as a comedy, or a drama, or sci fi or action etc ...
They serve to document a real piece of time - it's akin to being a visual time capsule.
I can't begin to identify which would be my favourite documentary but I would have to mention two which come to me immediately ...
First Position which follows a group of aspiring student ballet dancers as they compete in one of America's and the world’s most prestigious dance competition. It's emotional, funny, inspiring and motivating - it grabbed at my heart particularly as I still dance and therefore had an immediate impact on me. My husband watched the show as well (albeit under duress at first) and was unnervingly amazed at the impact it had on him.
9/11 which follows two French brothers, Jules and Gedeon Naudet filming a documentary on NYC Probie Firefighters only to become part of the show's content due to the surrounding circumstances of that world changing day.
The stark contrast where we begin with a group of firefighters who are joking and enjoying their work lulls you into the raw emotion of the real life events that unfolded during the day that fateful day.
Other documentaries which have also come to head would be; Capturing the Friedmans and Shoah and anything autobiographical. Far too extensive to pinpoint just one favourite unfortunately.
Yes, I love Docs'. SBS has 250 of them 1 can watch for free, via, 'SBS on Demand' There aren't any of David Attenborough's I haven't enjoyed. I also love doc's about animals, art, history, singers, & ones about countries!.