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ICM Forum's Favourite Documentaries (Nominations); Lists due by May 19th
Topic Started: Apr 29 2015, 04:14:06 PM (4,028 Views)
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Rules:
1) Make a list of your favorite Documantaries: (shorts and mini-series are allowed).
You can submit a list in one of three ways:
1. Imdb list (preferred)
2. ICM list
3. List of imdb urls if you can't make an imdb list.
Make sure your (imdb/icm) list is public!

2) There is no minimum or maximum number of films, but each film on your list must only be listed once.

3) Submit a link to your IMDB/ICM list here, by midnight PST May 19th, 2015 (8AM GMT May 20th). I will download all lists at the deadline, so feel free to submit an incomplete list and keep editing your list until the deadline.

4) I will assume your list is RANKED unless you specify otherwise.
Other than a ranked list you can submit your list in one of the following ways:
- Unranked: All films get the same number of points (Pts are determined by the length of your list, same amount of total points as if the list had been ranked).
- Partially ranked: Top X is ranked, rest is unranked
- Group ranked: You have to specify the groups that go together, all films in the group get the same number of points. (eg: 11-20, 21-30, 31-50, 51-100)

I'm thinking half life of 50 like the decade lists, but I have no idea what lengths of lists to expect for this, so will adjust if necessary. Deadline is pretty strict because I need to be done the countdown by the end of that Sunday(May 24th).


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allisoncm http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072027093/
Armoreska http://s15.zetaboards.com/iCheckMovies/single/?p=8525175&t=7944657 UNranked
ArthurYanthar http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072037999/
bal3x http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072509542/
bathkuyp http://www.imdb.com/list/ls075455615/
blocho http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072536261/ UNRANKED
brokenface http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072524886/
Caracortada http://www.imdb.com/list/ls050160582/
Carmel98 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072037629/
cinephage http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035138/
CMT http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072034586/
connordenney http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072592329/
Dolwphin http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072797977/
drbop http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072556555/
Enigma http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072037267
ErikSchierboom http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072530119/
Fergenaprido http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072744173/
Gershwin https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favourite+documentaries+personal+ranked/gershwin/
greenhorg http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072795736/
jeff_v http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072031526/
joachimt http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072021707/
jvv http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035974
kierkegaardian http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072728085/
Lammetje http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072761249/
Leopardi http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072544526/
Lilarcor https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/docs/lilarcor/ unranked
lisa- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls070805194/
Lonewolf2003 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072590879/
Magenta Bob http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072746874/
mathiasa https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/fav+doc/mathiasa/
Melvelet http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072562070/ Ranked: 1-5 Group 1:6-15 Group 2: 16-54
metaller http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072749540/ 1- 37: ranked 38+ unranked
mightysparks http://www.imdb.com/list/ls006734655/
mjf314 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072576131/
MNA http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072525956/
monty http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072750044/
Olum http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072031130/
Onderhond http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072039064/
PeacefulAnarchy http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035164/
Perception de Ambiguity http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/
perceval http://www.imdb.com/list/ls073592014
plasma_birds http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072586174/
Rad82 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072759196/
sebby http://www.imdb.com/list/ls058127171/
sortile9io https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/poll+-+icm+forums+favourite+documentaries+2015/sortile9io/
sushantv10 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072069054/
tirefeet http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072033302
tommy_leazaq http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072741876/
Torgo http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072086003/
toro913 http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072523574/
TraverseTown http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035214/
Wonderful Rainbow http://www.imdb.com/list/ls057700163/
zhangalan http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072521848/ UNRANKED
zuma https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/zuma+documentaries+2015/zuma/
Edited by PeacefulAnarchy, May 20 2015, 08:42:38 PM.
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http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
Edited by Perception de Ambiguity, Apr 29 2015, 04:40:41 PM.
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My own list (needs some expansion): http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035164/
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Nice! I'm very eager to make that list.
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My list : http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072035974
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Hmmm, luckily there are some borderline cases so I can sneak in some actual favorites, but when it comes to real documentaries, I still haven't found a single one that blew me away (ie that I favorited). 94 entries in total, will cut off at 3.5*/5* I guess. That leaves 23 entries.
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Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type

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imdb.com/user/ur???????/ratings?start=1&view=compact&sort=your_ratings:desc&defaults=1&genres=documentary


for me it lists 3000 docu titles
but I'm limiting the selection to 9/10s bc I've not seen Hoop Dreams :whistling:
unranked
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link to the titles if anybody wanna see them (2 music video compilations in there aren't supposed to be docus, so I sent updates to disappear the tags)
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Edited by Armoreska, Apr 29 2015, 06:45:01 PM.
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This will have a slight challenge for me, gotta figure out which essay films would count. For example, I wouldn't call Shirley: Visions of Reality a documentary. Films like Level Five, Black Sun, Une histoire de vent [A Tale of the Wind] and Artavazd Peleshyan's filmography would definitely count.

These are the ones that I have trouble deciding:

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ArthurYanthar
Apr 29 2015, 06:40:35 PM
This will have a slight challenge for me, gotta figure out which essay films would count. For example, I wouldn't call Shirley: Visions of Reality a documentary. Films like Level Five, Black Sun, Une histoire de vent [A Tale of the Wind] and Artavazd Peleshyan's filmography would definitely count.

These are the ones that I have trouble deciding:

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Museum Hours: no
Lektionen in Finsternis: yes
Artavazd Peleshyan: :yas:
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Blue and Lektionen in Finsternis I would count, Blue is kind of borderline but I'd say it works. I haven't seen Museum Hours but imdb's description makes me think it doesn't meet the bar for doc at all. The other two I'd have to see to have a strong opinion. Oriental Elegy sounds like it would be on the wrong side of the borderline for me, but it's hard to tell.

I'll calculate results with whatever people submit, though. I'll only remove films if they really stand out as egregious.
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Gershwin
Apr 29 2015, 06:48:04 PM

Artavazd Peleshyan: :yas:

I am not good with subtlety. I believe you are saying I should watch this before the deadline.

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Peleshian is the best. or Peleshyan. or Pelechian.


I think I still have two to watch! yay!
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Armoreska
Apr 29 2015, 06:16:31 PM
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Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type
Sure, that would be another way to do it. ;)

I guess it's only a problem for short film lists, then.
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Apr 29 2015, 06:58:03 PM
Gershwin
Apr 29 2015, 06:48:04 PM

Artavazd Peleshyan:
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I am not good with subtlety. I believe you are saying I should watch this before the deadline.

Exactly. :sweat:
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That just leaves Fuego en Castilla...

Most sites consider as a doc, but I dunno. The only doc part of the it is the statues that he shows. It just seems like an experimental short to me.
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Apr 29 2015, 07:29:59 PM
That just leaves Fuego en Castilla...

Most sites consider as a doc, but I dunno. The only doc part of the it is the statues that he shows. It just seems like an experimental short to me.

Just looked at my watched films filtered by Documentary tag. What a pile of experimental/fiction films tagged as docs by IMDB.


Ten Skies, Close-Up, My Winnipeg, La région centrale......etc
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So what's the policy on extremely short lists? I don't watch a whole lot of documentaries, so there's only been one so far I would consider nominating.
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ArthurYanthar
Apr 29 2015, 07:29:59 PM
That just leaves Fuego en Castilla...

Most sites consider as a doc, but I dunno. The only doc part of the it is the statues that he shows. It just seems like an experimental short to me.
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Apr 29 2015, 07:57:32 PM
So what's the policy on extremely short lists? I don't watch a whole lot of documentaries, so there's only been one so far I would consider nominating.
You get another one in there - you got a list tehe
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ArthurYanthar
Apr 29 2015, 07:29:59 PM
That just leaves Fuego en Castilla...

Most sites consider as a doc, but I dunno. The only doc part of the it is the statues that he shows. It just seems like an experimental short to me.
If there are no fictional elements in a film, I think you can consider it a documentary.
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Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Armoreska
Apr 29 2015, 06:16:31 PM
Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type
Sure, that would be another way to do it. ;)

I guess it's only a problem for short film lists, then.
So to get the search method right:

The link provided by Armoreska filters out all rated documentaries except shorts?
How can I get the short documentaries then?
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I just thought of another one that's on the border: Panahi's Ayneh [The Mirror]
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Apr 29 2015, 08:07:37 PM
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Armoreska
Apr 29 2015, 06:16:31 PM
Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type
Sure, that would be another way to do it. ;)

I guess it's only a problem for short film lists, then.
So to get the search method right:

The link provided by Armoreska filters out all rated documentaries except shorts?
How can I get the short documentaries then?
Documentary takes precedence over shorts on imdb, so not an issue.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=documentary&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings&view=simple
This gives me features, shorts, mini-series, videos and even a TV episode.
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Apr 29 2015, 08:20:57 PM
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Apr 29 2015, 08:07:37 PM
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Apr 29 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Armoreska
Apr 29 2015, 06:16:31 PM
Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type
Sure, that would be another way to do it. ;)

I guess it's only a problem for short film lists, then.
So to get the search method right:

The link provided by Armoreska filters out all rated documentaries except shorts?
How can I get the short documentaries then?
Documentary takes precedence over shorts on imdb, so not an issue.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=documentary&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings&view=simple
This gives me features, shorts, mini-series, videos and even a TV episode.
Then is it also possible to just export my ratings and filter on genre "Documentary"? That's a lot easier, because you can't export the list of that link you posted.
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Apr 29 2015, 08:26:06 PM
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Apr 29 2015, 08:20:57 PM
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Apr 29 2015, 08:07:37 PM
Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Armoreska
Apr 29 2015, 06:16:31 PM
Perception de Ambiguity
Apr 29 2015, 04:24:33 PM
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076984175/ (ranked)

For those who haven't realized yet that the IMDb search engine was programed by imbeciles: If you know that you have seen documentaries that are mini-series, series or maybe even direct-to-video make sure to search for those formats too, otherwise they won't be listed.
You have to search for genre, not title type
Sure, that would be another way to do it. ;)

I guess it's only a problem for short film lists, then.
So to get the search method right:

The link provided by Armoreska filters out all rated documentaries except shorts?
How can I get the short documentaries then?
Documentary takes precedence over shorts on imdb, so not an issue.
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?genres=documentary&my_ratings=restrict&sort=my_ratings&view=simple
This gives me features, shorts, mini-series, videos and even a TV episode.
Then is it also possible to just export my ratings and filter on genre "Documentary"? That's a lot easier, because you can't export the list of that link you posted.
Sort of. If you filter by title type you get features and docs (and maybe video?) but not the others. Imdb's csv genre column lists genres in a single field with genres comma separated, so sorting by the genre column wouldn't work, you'd have to create a filter.

I personally find it easier to use the advanced search (this one is better since it shows 250 at a time) copy the urls using linky and use duplicate urls to filter instead of writing a formula to filter genres. But writing a formula is probably quicker in theory, I just prefer not to futz around with typing and verifying my formula when a quick IF(C1=C2;0;1) and a couple of sorts does the job.
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1979 version of Que Viva Mexico, right?
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Apr 29 2015, 10:53:54 PM
1979 version of Que Viva Mexico, right?
Unless you've actually seen the raw footage or one of the other version, yes.
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http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072033302
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Thanks Peaceful, I'll manage this way.
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What's the rule for mondo films?
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Even stand-up comedy like this is tagged as documentary. Although I love it, I'm not going to include it.
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What's the rule for mondo films?
Good question! I should've asked this before, but how about mockumentaries?
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So I removed all the edge cases, meaning I also axed my favorites (Otaku no Video and The Road to Guantanamo). I just don't see them as docus. Catfish is still an edge case I guess, but since I never really found out whether it was fake I'll leave it in.

My list - ranked: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls072039064/
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