2018 had some great blockbuster films but a lot of smaller lesser known films flew under the radar of most people so in this article i will be giving the spotlight to all these films.
In my opinion documentary films don’t get enough love, by both critics and especially mainstream audiences. So I wanted to start this article off by talking about the best documentaries that you’ve most likely missed. If you're in the mood for some pure insanity then I highly recommend Shirkers. Shirkers is a documentary about 3 friends that made one of Singapore's first low budget indie films in the 90’s called Shirkers; however, a mysterious man named George that they considered a mentor ruined all of it by taking everything they had shot. So, basically, Shirkers is all about how Sandi Tan, the creator of the film, recovered it and uncovered the truth. This film is mysterious, oozing with style and funny points but at the same time tense and very engaging. It’s a Netflix documentary that honestly deserves to be talked about a lot more.
The second documentary of note is “Three Identical Strangers”. This is probably the most insane documentary I have seen, and it should come with a shock warning. This was probably the most reality-changing film I’ve seen ever and the pure insanity of it had me questioning everything. It's basically about triplet brothers that were separated at birth and how they reconnected, however, there’s more than meets the eye. Whatever you do, don’t watch the trailer as it gives away too much.
After these you should watch the last documentary I’m going to talk about, “Won’t You Be My Neighbour”. This is a documentary about Fred Rogers, the man behind the children’s TV show Mister Roger’s Neighbourhood. This probably one of the most wholesome films I’ve seen ever. It’s subject Fred Rogers is an incredibly interesting person and seeing old footage from his show and from interviews will put a big smile on your face. He is a genuinely inspiring individual who really wanted to make a change in the world and did. This is a truly heartwarming piece of film-making and it’s something to remind you the world isn’t all bad.