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Best Political Documentaries

"Politics," according to Marx (Groucho not Karl), "is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies"--and these shows document every step in the process.

Documentaries about Everyday Heroes

Many documentaries expose problems but don't offer solutions--these shows, in contrast, tell the stories of ordinary people tackling big problems--inspirational stuff!

Shows like The Wire: City Life from Multiple Perspectives

Inspired by The Wire, these series and documentaries analyze the vibrant life of American cities from the perspectives of the politicians, criminals, police officers, the press, and others. They'll have you riding the subway with fresh interest.

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