5 Documentaries Worth Watching

These documentaries were close, but didn’t quite make it to my own personal underrated/overlooked movies list. But I give them a thumbs-up, and you may find them worth your time. Click on the title to read more about the movie on IMDB.com

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay — Ricky Jay is a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor (often a mischievous presence in the films of David Mamet and Paul Thomas Anderson) — and a performer who regularly provokes astonishment from audiences. If you like magic, you can also watch Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants instantly on Youtube.

Trekkies — A film about the obsessed fans of the various versions of “Star Trek”.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me — Feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. Listen right now to their phenomenal debut album #1 Record on YouTube.

Jesus Camp — A documentary about kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 — On November 23, 1968, Yale and Harvard’s undefeated football teams met in Cambridge, with Yale heavily favored. Contemporary interviews with 30 men who played that day (including Tommy Lee Jones) mixed with game footage.


About Underrated Movies
My name is Eric and I created this blog for the simple reason that I love to find hidden gems that go under the radar. So you can get an idea of my tastes, my favorite all-time movies include (among many others) Aliens (plural), Braveheart, The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Misery, Mississippi Burning, The Untouchables, Die Hard, and Superman: The Movie. I have a massive list of over 250 underrated, under-appreciated, and/or overlooked movies, and I am always on the lookout for more. I will occasionally update this blog with a new selection. Each entry has links to the Internet Movie Database, a top critic’s review of the movie, Netflix, a link to the trailer, and a link to purchase and/or watch the movie instantly on Amazon. I would earn a small commission if you buy on Amazon after clicking my link, so consider making a purchase if you enjoy this blog.

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