Here is my list of the best nonfiction books, films, and documentaries for 2008. To make my list, each book or film had to receive at least a four star rating. The release date has no bearing on my choices. This list simply represents the best of what I personally saw or read this past year.
Since 2008 isn't over yet and there are some books and films that I plan to finish and see before the end of the year, I will revise this list in January.
The best nonfiction films of 2008
The Assassination of Jesse James
The best nonfiction books of 2008
The best documentaries of 2008
Surfwise: The Amazing True Odyssey of the Paskowitz Family
Joe Louis: American Hero…Betrayed