1. The Roosevelts
    PBS has a great iPad app. Free, of course. I believe they have all Ken Burns. This may not be his best but it's his most recent, great, and on my mind.
  2. Helvetica.
    90 minutes on a single font and 90 minutes I will never forget.
  3. The Queen of Versailles.
    Fascinating on so many levels- human, financial, anthropological. And riveting, fun to watch.
  4. Catfish
    This movie has perhaps been a victim of its own success, and perhaps overmarketed and overexposed. But it is brilliant, even beautiful. One of the best movies of the new millenium, in my opinion.
  5. Spellbound
    As beautiful, fun, and interesting as anything fictional.
  6. Waiting For Superman
    The most vivid, interesting, and emotional introduction to the crisis in public schools, and the passion of those trying to fix it - making enemies in the process
  7. Under The Boardwalk
    Note: haven't seen it yet but moments ago was informed that my travel escort here in Las Vegas is a national Monopoly champion, and he's featured in this documentary which is on Netflix
  8. Ken Burns' documentary on Mark Twain
    Not a series- just a one off - but on Netflix and DVD, and I loved it
  9. When We Were Kings
    Incredible, wonderfully fun doc about the "Rumble in the Jungle" of Muhammed Ali vs George Foreman in Zaire in 1975. Amazing. Amazing to see who Ali was at his height - and who Foreman was before he became a beloved pitchman.