Morgan Spurlock to Count Down Top 50 Documentaries for Current TV

The “Super Size Me” director hosts the five-part series “50 Documentaries to See Before You Die,” starting August 1

"Super Size Me," Morgan Spurlock's 2004 examination of the fast-food industry, is one of the more notable documentaries in recent years.

Whether it makes Current TV's countdown of the "50 Documentaries to See Before You Die," a five-part series beginning August 1, is anyone's guess — although Spurlock might have a say in matters.

The 40-year-old filmmaker will host the five-part special, which will feature interviews with other heavy hitters in the genre, such as Chris Hegedus ("The War Room"), Errol Morris ("The Thin Blue Line"), D.A. Pennebaker ("Dont Look Back") and Penelope Spheeris ("The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years").

Other documentaries that will be examined include "Roger & Me," "March of the Penguins" and the 1994 baskeball gem "Hoop Dreams."