The Best Episodes Directed by Rhys Thomas

Juan Likes Rice & Chicken

#1 - Juan Likes Rice & Chicken

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 2

Young Colombian chefs learn the tricks of the restaurant trade from their strict father Juan, whose celebrated restaurant only serves one dish: chicken and rice.

star 8.31
141 votes
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Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2

#2 - Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 7

An in-depth look at Hollywood legend Jerry Wallach and his 40-year quest to win an Oscar.

star 7.81
69 votes
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The Eye Doesn't Lie

#3 - The Eye Doesn't Lie

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 4

An investigation into the wrongful conviction of a man sentenced to death of the 1986 murder of John Patrick Winslow. Inspired by the documentary The Thin Blue Line.

star 7.77
173 votes
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Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 2

#4 - Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 2

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 7

Part two of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a seminal soft-rock band called the Blue Jean Committee.

star 7.73
124 votes
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Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 1

#5 - Gentle and Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee, Part 1

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 6

Part one of the documentary chronicling the rise and fall of a seminal soft-rock band called the Blue Jean Committee.

star 7.73
131 votes
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Parker Gail's Location Is Everything

#6 - Parker Gail's Location Is Everything

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 3

Monologist Parker Gail and director Harrison Renzi team up to present Gail's theater piece, "Location Is Everything".

star 7.67
103 votes
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The Bunker

#7 - The Bunker

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 1

A different and interesting look at the 1992 Ohio Gubernatorial campaign.

star 7.64
155 votes
Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1

#8 - Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 6

An in-depth look at Hollywood legend Jerry Wallach and his 40-year quest to win an Oscar.

star 7.56
89 votes
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Globesman

#9 - Globesman

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 4

A tribute to the 1968 Maysles documentary "Salesman" that followed a wearied quartet of door-to-door Bible salesmen, "Globesmen" shares a similar story about four hard-working business men trying their best to sell globes to a community of people who find them too expensive and ultimately prefer atlases. Feeling pressure from their regional manager, and dealing with the constant rejection from customers, the salesmen do anything they can to reinvent the globe as a need-to-have household item.

star 7.53
106 votes
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DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon

#10 - DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 3

The hipster media empire DRONEZ sends two of its notoriously fearless journalists to track down Mexico's most wanted drug lord. Inspired by VICE News documentaries.

star 7.49
150 votes
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Final Transmission

#11 - Final Transmission

Documentary Now! Season 2 - Episode 5

A new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s play their final concert.

star 7.47
97 votes
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Party Monster: Scratching the Surface

#12 - Party Monster: Scratching the Surface

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 - Episode 3

In the probing documentary "Party Monster," DJ Fingablast investigates what became of his childhood hero, DJ Slizzard.

star 7.46
352 votes
Kunuk Uncovered

#13 - Kunuk Uncovered

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 2

An investigation into the seminal documentary "Kunuk The Hunter" that attempts to separate what is real from what is fabrication. Inspired by the documentary Nanook of the North.

star 7.44
183 votes
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A Town, a Gangster, a Festival

#14 - A Town, a Gangster, a Festival

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 5

A documentary crew travels to Arborg, Iceland for the annual festival honoring American gangster Al Capone.

star 7.32
129 votes
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Sandy Passage

#15 - Sandy Passage

Documentary Now! Season 1 - Episode 1

An in depth look at the daily lives of two aging socialites and their crumbling estate. Inspired by the documentary Grey Gardens.

star 7.18
270 votes
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Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody

#16 - Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody

BBC Documentaries Season 2015 - Episode 303

Queen: From Rags to Rhapsody Documentary telling the story of Queen as it follows their journey from a band gigging at pubs and colleges to the moment they captured the UK's hearts with Bohemian Rhapsody. To mark the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody, this documentary digs deep into archive to tell the story of Queen as it follows their journey from a struggling band gigging at pubs and colleges to the moment they captured the UK's hearts and minds with what was to become one of - if not the - greatest song of all time. Queen's formative years have never been explored in such detail. With a wealth of unseen interviews, recently unearthed rushes of Queen's first ever video and outtakes from the recording sessions of Bohemian Rhapsody itself, this is the unique story of early Queen, told by the band themselves. This documentary completes the final part of the trilogy alongside Days of Our Lives and Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender. It's simple. It's real. It's raw. It's what happened.

star 6.00
2 votes