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When it comes to the best documentary movies to watch on alcohol, a variety of subjects make great fodder for drunken viewing. There is, of course, booze and its wondrous history. Music documentaries are great to rock out to while drunk and humorous docs about obscure or absurd subjects are sure to get you laughing. Whether you're relaxed and sitting around drinking wine or bouncing off the walls on vodka and want something playing in the background, this list of drunk-friendly docs has some killer suggestions for you.

This collection of documentary films to watch when you're drunk includes some fun looks into booze and its impact on culture. There are also some humorous documentaries or just downright weird ones bound to be more entertaining when you're a little buzzed. So, the next time you're embarking on a night of booze fueled relaxation in front of the TV, why not pick up a few fun facts about your favorite subjects that you may or may not remember tomorrow?

Be sure and vote for your favorites to help guide booze hounds everywhere towards the best documentaries to watch while drinking.

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Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

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Nas: Time Is Illmatic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk

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Prohibition is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Prohibition Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons Prohibition is a TV program.

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Scratch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Scratch DJ Shadow, Afrika Bambaataa, Z-Trip Scratch is a 2001 documentary film, directed and edited by Doug Pray. The film explores the world of the hip-hop DJ from the birth of hip-hop when pioneering DJs began extending breaks on ...more

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Booze Traveler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Booze Traveler

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Beer Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Beer Wars Rhonda Kallman, Todd Alstrom Beer Wars is a 2009 documentary film about the American beer industry. In particular, it covers the differences between large corporate breweries, namely Anheuser-Busch, the Miller Brewing ...more

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Gimme Shelter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Gimme Shelter Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger Gimme Shelter is a 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour which culminated in the ...more

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20 Feet from Stardom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk

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How Beer Saved the World is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
How Beer Saved the World Henry Strozier, George Armelagos, Charlie Bamforth

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Best Worst Movie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Best Worst Movie Christian Sellers Most people don't set out to produce a horrible film, so how exactly does it happen? This documentary about 1989's Troll 2 - often referred to as the "worst movie in history" - ...more

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The Wrecking Crew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
The Wrecking Crew Chuck Norris, Dean Martin, Sharon Tate The Wrecking Crew, released in December, 1968 and starring Dean Martin, Elke Sommer, Nancy Kwan, Tina Louise and Sharon Tate, is the fourth and final film in a series of American comedy-spy-fi ...more

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Style Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Style Wars Style Wars is a 1983 documentary on hip hop culture, directed by Tony Silver and produced in collaboration with Henry Chalfant. The film has an emphasis on graffiti, although bboying and rapping ...more

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American Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
American Movie American Movie is a 1999 documentary directed by Chris Smith. The film chronicles the real 1996-1997 making of Coven, an independent horror film directed by an independent filmmaker named Mark ...more

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Life of Riley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
B.B. King: The Life of Riley Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Hippolyte Girardot BB King: The Life of Riley is a 2012 documentary film directed by Jon Brewer.

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Muscle Shoals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Muscle Shoals Muscle Shoals is a 2013 documentary film directed by Greg 'Freddy' Camalier.

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Searching For Sugarman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Searching For Sugarman

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Lightning in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk

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Crazy Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Crazy Love Crazy Love is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Dan Klores and Fisher Stevens. The screenplay by Klores, who also wrote Boys of 2nd Street Park explores the troubled relationship ...more

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The Last Waltz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
The Last Waltz The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian rock group the Band, held on American Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The Last Waltz was advertised as ...more

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Thelonious Monk: Straight, No ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser Tommy Flanagan, Samuel E. Wright Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser is a documentary about the life of bebop pianist and composer Thelonious Monk. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker, and directed/co-produced by ...more

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Donor Unknown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Donor Unknown Donor Unknown is a 2010 documentary film directed by Jerry Rothwell and produced by Al Morrow and Hilary Durman. A 21st century tale of identity and genetic inheritance, this film tells the ...more

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I Think We're Alone Now is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany, Jeff Turner, Kelly McCormick "I Think We're Alone Now" is a documentary that focuses on two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, who claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany.Jeff Turner, a 52-year-old man from ...more

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Tabloid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Tabloid Tabloid is a 2010 American documentary film by Errol Morris. It tells the story of Joyce McKinney who in the 70s was accused of kidnapping and raping Kirk Anderson, an American Mormon ...more

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Religulous is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Religulous Bill Maher, José Luis de Jesús Religulous is a 2008 American documentary film written by and starring comedian Bill Maher and directed by Larry Charles. The title of the film is a portmanteau derived from the words religious ...more

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The Filth and the Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
The Filth and the Fury Steve Jones, Malcolm McLaren, Glen Matlock The Filth and the Fury is a 2000 British rockumentary film about the Sex Pistols, directed by Julien Temple.

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The Aristocrats is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
The Aristocrats Bill Maher, Lisa Lampanelli The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the famous dirty joke of the same name. It was conceived and produced by comedians Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza, edited by Emery Emery, and ...more

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Shut Up Little Man! An Audio M... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Daniel Clowes, Mike Mitchell, Ivan Brunetti Shut Up, Little Man! is the title of audio vérité recordings of two argumentative and violent alcoholics, Peter J. Haskett and Raymond Huffman in San Francisco. Bananafish magazine ...more

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A Great Day in Harlem is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
A Great Day in Harlem Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins, Hank Jones A Great Day in Harlem is a 1994 American documentary film directed by Jean Bach about the photograph of the same name. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. ...more

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Somm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Somm Somm is a documentary film directed by Jason Wise.

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Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Documentary Movies to Watch Drunk
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Mos Def, Lord Finesse, Wordsworth Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme is a 2000 documentary film directed by Kevin Fitzgerald about the art of freestyle, improvisational hip-hop. Taking more than seven years to make, the documentary ...more