Part home movie, part cinematic cherry bomb, part impassioned plea, Michael Moore's acerbic look at GM head Roger Smith's decision to close auto plants in his hometown of Flint, Michigan hit a nerve. The movie, which featured Moore trying to get Smith to come to Flint to see the devastation of his business decision, became the highest grossing documentary at that time (a title that Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" currently holds). Made at the tail end of the '80s, "Roger and Me" is a damning, and frequently hilarious, rebuke to the sunny optimism of Reagan's America.
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die
The most enlightening and engaging true-life films ever made.