5 Best Documentaries Of 2010

Friday, January 21 by Andrea Miller

Are you interested in checking out the five best documentaries of 2010? These feature documentaries have received tons of buzz, and are sure to gather acclaim in the upcoming awards season. Their subject matter ranges from education to politics to art and finances. Read on for the list of the five best documentaries of 2010.

  1. "Waiting for Superman." A powerful tale of the failing education system in America's cities, this best documentary follows five bright students as they struggle to achieve despite the challenges they face. It won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
  2. "The Tillman Story." This best documentary tells the story of Pat Tillman, who left behind a multimillion dollar contract with the NFL to join the Army in 2002. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2007. His story was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
  3. "Inside Job." This best documentary goes behind the curtain of America's financial crisis of 2008, which ultimately led to the current recession. The documentary was narrated by Matt Damon and directed by Charles Ferguson, who also made the 2007 documentary "No End in Sight."
  4. "Exit Through the Gift Shop." This eccentric film, one of the five best documentaries of 2010, tells the tale of a French shop owner who befriends graffiti artist Banksy. In turn, Banksy directs this movie about the shop keeper. It was nominated for a British Independent Film Award.
  5. "Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer." This best documentary of 2010 is about the sex scandal that befell New York governor Eliot Spitzer and features in-depth interviews with the politician himself. It was written and directed by Alex Gibney, who is known for his documentaries such as "Taxi to the Dark Side."

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