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The Best Non-Narrative Documentaries

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Do you like documentaries without words? Yes, we know, it sounds interesting and it definitely is. You can be sure that non-narrative documentaries like Baraka, Samsara, and Koyaanisqatsi will impress you deeply. Today, we have compiled a list of the most impressive and powerful documentaries without narration.

The Best Non-Narrative Documentaries
Man with a Movie Camera
#1 - Man with a Movie Camera

Year: 1929
Director: Dziga Vertov
IMDb Rating: 8.4

Powaqqatsi
#2 - Powaqqatsi

Year: 1988
Director:Godfrey Reggio
IMDb Rating: 7.3

Baraka
#3 - Baraka

Year: 1992
Director: Ron Fricke
IMDb Rating: 8.6

Sedae
#4 - Sedae

Year: 2018
Director: Daniel Smukalla

Koyaanisqatsi
#5 - Koyaanisqatsi

Year: 1982
Director:Godfrey Reggio
IMDb Rating: 8.3

Anima Mundi
#6 - Anima Mundi

Year: 1991
Director: Godfrey Reggio
IMDb Rating: 7.5

Winged Migration
#7 - Winged Migration

Year: 2001
Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats
IMDb Rating: 7.9

Into the Mind
#8 - Into the Mind

Year: 2013
Directors: Eric Crosland, Dave Mossop
IMDb Rating: 7.1

Sweetgrass
#9 - Sweetgrass

Year: 2009
Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
IMDb Rating: 6.8

Landscapes at the World's Ends
#10 - Landscapes at the World's Ends

Year: 2010
Director: Richard Sidey
IMDb Rating: 7.1

Rasa Yatra
#11 - Rasa Yatra

Year: 2012
Director: Param Tomanec
IMDb Rating: 7.5

Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis
#12 - Berlin: Symphony of a Metropolis

Year: 1927
Director: Walter Ruttmann
IMDb Rating: 7.6

Bestiaire
#13 - Bestiaire

Year: 2012
Director: Denis Côté
IMDb Rating: 6.6

Naqoyqatsi
#14 - Naqoyqatsi

Year: 2002
Director:Godfrey Reggio
IMDb Rating: 6.6

Samsara
#15 - Samsara

Year: 2011
Director: Ron Fricke
IMDb Rating: 8.5

Microcosmos
#16 - Microcosmos

Year: 1996
Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou
IMDb Rating: 7.9

Dogora: Ouvrons les yeux
#17 - Dogora: Ouvrons les yeux

Year: 2004
Director: Patrice Leconte
IMDb Rating: 5.8

Totality
#18 - Totality

Year: 1999
Director: Billy Mallery
IMDb Rating: 8.8

Highway World: Living, Changing, Growing
#19 - Highway World: Living, Changing, Growing

Year: 2008
Director: Martin H. Schmitt
IMDb Rating: 5.8

Heild
#20 - Heild

Year: 2014
Director: Petur Kristjan Gudmundsson
IMDb Rating: 6.2

Ruhr
#21 - Ruhr

Year: 2009
Director:James Benning
IMDb Rating: 7

El Valley Centro
#22 - El Valley Centro

Year: 1999
Director:James Benning
IMDb Rating: 7.4

Laya Project
#23 - Laya Project

Year: 2007
Director: Harold Monfils
IMDb Rating: 7.7

Visitors
#24 - Visitors

Year: 2013
Director: Godfrey Reggio
IMDb Rating: 6.2

Vivan Las Antipodas
#25 - Vivan Las Antipodas

Year: 2011
Director: Viktor Kosakovskiy
IMDb Rating: 7.1

Fascinating Nature
#26 - Fascinating Nature

Year: 1996
Director: Gogol Lobmayr
IMDb Rating: 7.4

Epic Java
#27 - Epic Java

Year: 2013
Director: Febian Nurrahman Saktinegara
IMDb Rating: 7.9

Coral Sea Dreaming
#28 - Coral Sea Dreaming

Year: 1999
Director: David Hannan
IMDb Rating: 6.6

Atlantis
#29 - Atlantis

Year: 1991
Director: Luc Besson
IMDb Rating: 6.7

Chronos
#30 - Chronos

Year: 1985
Director: Ron Fricke
IMDb Rating: 7.8

13 Lakes
#31 - 13 Lakes

Year: 2004
Director:James Benning
IMDb Rating: 7.1

La Terre vue du ciel
#32 - La Terre vue du ciel

Year: 2004
Director: Renaud Delourme
IMDb Rating: 7.6

Bodysong
#33 - Bodysong

Year: 2003
Director: Simon Pummell
IMDb Rating: 6.9

Ticho nad oblakmi
#34 - Ticho nad oblakmi

Year: 2009
Director: Pavol Barabas
IMDb Rating: 6.1

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