29. 'Kurt & Courtney'
Released less than four years after Kurt Cobain's suicide, British journalist Nick Broomfield's documentary is a muckraking dumpster dive into the rampant speculation around one of rock's most infamous couples. Broomfield, who had a couple years earlier made a film about Heidi Fleiss, takes an unapologetically tabloid approach as he drives around the Pacific Northwest, interviewing friends, hangers-on and other sketchy characters. Music is almost entirely absent from the story – literally, because Broomfield didn't secure legal rights to use songs by Nirvana or Hole (although some of the interview subjects get infomercial-like plugs for their own bands). But as Broomfield wanders around, boom mic in hand, admitting "I didn't have an angle on the story, I was just trying to find my way through it," he stumbles onto some fascinating details and insights into Cobain's life alongside the totally suspect conspiracy theories.