Any really bad documentary films?

I don’t mean those that you did not agree with the message, I mean bad as in Battlefield Earth bad- not put together well, incoherent, no flow to the narrative, not enough material, etc. I can name hundreds of bad “regular” films, but not one truly bad documentary of the hundred or so I have seen. Am I missing any?

I’ve seen boring documentaries. HBO is showing this one about retarded adults performing The Wizard of Oz… its not very good.

90% of what’s on Discovery Channel.

Bonus points for including the words “UFO”, “Ghost”, “Supernatural”, “Pyramid”, “Alien”, or “Extra-Terrestrial” in the title.

I should clarify, I meant documetaries of the type that would be released in theaters, Capturing the Friedmans, The Weather Underground, Guerilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst and the like, not really the crap put out by the a network.

The Real Cancun (2003)

Any “the USA government organized 9/11!” conspiracy documentary like In plane sight or *Loose change *, What do I win?

That whole documentary about the “Blair Witch.” It started off promisingly, but it really suffered from some sloppy editing towards the end.

Every single “documentary” about Las Vegas and gambling is like an ad.
They show some of the most outlandish claims of the casinos about how people love them and have fun and how honest they are and how tough it is to cheat and not get caught and how to “improve your odds”, and how many people win and few people ruin their lives.
Each show is skewed so horribly in favor of gambling it should run with the words “Paid Advertisement” at the top of the screen.
I think the big casinos own the Travel Channel.

I haven’t seen it myself, but I hear America’s Heart and Soul is nothing more than 88 minutes of 88 feel-good sugar and travel footage.

Every single “documentary” about Las Vegas and gambling is like an ad.
They show some of the most outlandish claims of the casinos about how people love them and have fun and how honest they are and how tough it is to cheat and not get caught and how to “improve your odds”, and how many people win and few people ruin their lives.
Each show is skewed so horribly in favor of gambling it should run with the words “Paid Advertisement” at the top of the screen.
I think the big casinos own the Travel Channel.

I saw Occupation: Dreamland at SXSW last year, and while it was not what I would call bad, it was disappointing. It was pretty well made, and had a few interesting parts, but overall it did not really capture me. In my opinion, good documentaries either teach you something or tell you more about something you already know, but give you a different way of looking at it that you’d never thought about before. And obviously, good documentaries should keep you interested in what is occuring on the screen.

Occupation:Dreamland is about the current Iraq war, and I know it might be hard to find new things to be said about a war that is so often talked about and criticized, but all I got from it is that war is rough, some Iraqis like us and some don’t, and some soldiers are excited about being in war and some aren’t. All things I already pretty much knew. The movie hasn’t even stayed with me that well. Many documentaries I see I can remember in almost complete detail, but O:D is more of just a blur of war footage and soldiers talking to the camera.

I know that probably a lot of people who saw it liked it, but that’s just my thoughts about it.