Director: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, the director behind Grizzly Man, sets his sight on prison with Into the Abyss, a chronicle of two men convicted of a triple homicide. Michael Perry received a death sentence; Jason Burkett is serving a life sentence. The Huntsville "Walls" Unit in Texas is America's most efficient death row, and Herzog conducts interviews with Perry up until just eight days before his execution. Into the Abyss is essential viewing if you've ever wondered about the death penalty, if you've ever considered the value of a life.