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The British are frequently considered the best journalists on the planet, so it adds up that they would make fantastic documentaries. This list of the best British documentaries spans a wide range of topics with one constant: they are all excellent examples of British documentary filmmaking. Whether you're from the UK or not, if you enjoy documentaries and British perspective, then you you'll want to watch the films below.

 

Exit Through the Gift Shop was directed by famous graffiti artist Banksy, and tells the story of Thierry Guetta, who become known as the graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. To this day people still aren’t sure whether or not the entire project was a hoax orchestrated by Banksy.

 

Dont Look Back documented Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of the UK. It is widely considered to be one of the finest documentaries ever made.

 

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The Thin Blue Line

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Chronicle of a Summer Régis Debray, Marceline Loridan Ivens, Landry

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Night and Fog

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Nanook of the North Nyla, Allakariallak, Cunayou

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The Up Series

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Out There Stephen Fry

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Sans Soleil

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Gimme Shelter

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West of the Tracks

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Listen to Britain Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

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Hoop Dreams

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Salesman Melbourne I. Feltman, Kennie Turner, Margaret McCarron

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Harlan County U.S.A.

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Histoire(s) du Cinema

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F for Fake Peter Bogdanovich, Joseph Cotten, Elmyr de Hory

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The Battle of Chile

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Helvetica David Carson, Stefan Sagmeister, Neville Brody

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Leviathan

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