#3. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

I couldn’t care less about the super-rich heavy metal band Metallica, but I do care about four men–businessmen–icons–musicians trying to maintain their success together while remaining true to themselves. This film isn’t just one of the most honest depictions of how men relate to each other, it’s an extended therapy session. And it’s awesome.

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Tom Roston
Tom Roston is a guest columnist for POV's documentary blog. He is a former Premiere magazine senior editor, who graduated from Brown University and started his career in journalism at The Nation and then Vanity Fair. Tom's freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter and other publications. He has written several Kindle Singles, including the bestselling Kindle Singles Interview: Ken Burns. Tom's current list of favorite documentaries are: 1. Koyanisqaatsi by Godfrey Reggio; 2. Hoop Dreams by Steve James; 3.Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley; 4.Crumb by Terry Zwigoff; 5. Montage of Heck by Brett Morgen