Challenging Filmmaking

Not all films are peaches and cream, and sometimes that's intentional.

Hard to watch and hard to love. Films that promote difficult filmmaking, the kind that festers in your mind after viewing it. Whether it is disturbing, abnormal or downright confusing, it's always worth checking some of these out.

Suggestions welcome!

There are 16 documentary films in this list.

  • Titicut Follies
  • Gates of Heaven
  • Empire
  • The Act of Killing
  • The Look of Silence
  • Shoah
  • Close-Up
  • One More Time with Feeling
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
  • Capturing the Friedmans
  • The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • Sans Soleil
  • All These Sleepless Nights
  • Pictures of the Old World