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1. Half Nelson (2006)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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85 Metascore

An inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit forms an unlikely friendship with one of his students after she discovers his secret.

Director: Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Anthony Mackie, Shareeka Epps, Jeff Lima

Votes: 74,738 | Gross: $2.69M

2. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.6
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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

Votes: 37,742

3. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 18,805 | Gross: $1.88M

4. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,089 | Gross: $1.57M

5. 60 Minutes (1968– )

60 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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A popular television News magazine in the USA, in which an ever changing team of CBS News correspondents contribute segments ranging from hard news coverage to politics to lifestyle and pop culture.

Stars: Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft, Morley Safer

Votes: 2,319

6. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,018 | Gross: $0.45M

7. An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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75 Metascore

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn, Eric Alterman

Votes: 1,575 | Gross: $0.18M

8. The Young Turks (2005– )

120 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.1
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A daring, funny, and brutally honest show that covers politics, entertainment, movies, sports, and pop culture.

Stars: Cenk Uygur, Jayar Jackson, Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure

Votes: 1,093

9. American Experience (1988– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,072

10. Ethos (I) (2011)

78 min | Documentary

7.6
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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,027

11. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

78 min | Documentary

7.5
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65 Metascore

The life and times of Howard Zinn: the historian, activist, and author of several classics including "A Peoples History of the United States". Archival footage, and commentary by friend, colleagues and Zinn himself.

Directors: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller | Stars: Matt Damon, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.12M

12. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )

360 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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A documentary about the American Civil Rights Movement from 1952 to 1965.

Stars: Julian Bond, Unita Blackwell, James Hicks, Burke Marshall

Votes: 414

13. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

Stars: America Ferrera, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 372

14. The People Speak (2009)

113 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A look at America's struggles with war, class, race and women's rights. based on Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States."

Directors: Anthony Arnove, Chris Moore, Howard Zinn | Stars: Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 363

15. Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

6.7
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Greg Palast has been following the Bush family around for years as an investigative reporter for the BBC. This is some of the information he has found, as recorded in his book "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy".

Director: Steven Grandison | Stars: Clayton Roberts, Greg Palast, Jim Hightower, Bill White

Votes: 340

16. The American Ruling Class (2005)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.0
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In this first of its kind "dramatic-documentary-musical", Lewis Lapham takes two young Ivy-League graduates on a tour of the corridors of power. The novice careerists must decide: should they seek to rule the world, or to save it?

Director: John Kirby | Stars: Lewis Lapham, Caton Burwell, Paul Cantagallo, Jessica Silver-Greenberg

Votes: 315

17. Creating Freedom: The Lottery of Birth (2013)

77 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled 'Creating Freedom' exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The ... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Martinez, Joshua van Praag | Stars: Michael Albert, Stanley Aronowitz, Tony Benn, Nick Davies

Votes: 281

18. Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)

80 min | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

The story of two Italian immigrant radicals who were executed in 1927 offers insights into present-day issues of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants.

Director: Peter Miller | Stars: Henry Fonda, Arlo Guthrie, David Kaiser, Giuliano Montaldo

Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.03M

19. One Bright Shining Moment (2005)

123 min | Documentary

7.7
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64 Metascore

ONE BRIGHT SHINING MOMENT retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. But... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Vittoria | Stars: James Abourezk, Warren Beatty, Chip Berlet, Jim Bouton

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.02M

20. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.9
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 201

21. In Prison My Whole Life (2007)

90 min | Documentary

6.8
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A look at the life of imprisoned political activist and former Black Panther member, Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose death sentence for killing a police officer was overturned in 2001 due to errors made during his original 1982 sentencing hearing.

Director: Marc Evans | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Yasiin Bey, Noam Chomsky, Steve Earle

Votes: 162

22. Psywar (2010)

99 min | Documentary

8.2
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Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy; and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class.

Director: Scott Noble | Stars: George Bush, George W. Bush, Noam Chomsky, Bill Clinton

Votes: 158

23. USA the Movie (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

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USA THE MOVIE is an independent landmark, a fictional drive through reality, a prophetic journey into the future of humanity. One of the main elements is Kirk, a comfortable "All American" ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Zierra | Stars: George W. Bush, Martin Luther King, James Kirk, Rudy Stolfer

Votes: 154

24. Liberty Bound (2004)

90 min | Documentary

5.3
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Liberty Bound takes an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek look at America's on-going struggle to keep a comfortable balance between democracy, capitalism and fascism. This is a film about ... See full summary »

Director: Christine Rose | Stars: Michael Parenti, Christine Rose, Michael Ruppert, Howard Zinn

Votes: 131

25. Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007)

58 min | Documentary

7.0
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A visual meditation on the progressive history of the United States as seen through cemeteries, historic plaques and markers. Inspired by Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States".

Director: John Gianvito

Votes: 128

26. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bonita Dearmond

Votes: 106

27. Rush to War (2004)

61 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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In today's post-9/11 world, director Robert Taicher searches for the rationale behind the war in Iraq, exploring the failed policies of several administrations in an expertly crafted ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Taicher | Stars: Daniel Berrigan, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 96

28. Human Resources Documentary (2010)

119 min | Documentary

8.7
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Human Resources is a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power.

Director: Scott Noble | Stars: Michael Albert, Morris Bermann, Noam Chomsky, John Taylor Gatto

Votes: 92

29. Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia (2010)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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After viewing this provocative documentary, you will never look at Wikipedia the same way. Filmmakers Scott Glosserman and Nic Hill engagingly explore the history and cultural implications ... See full summary »

Directors: Scott Glosserman, Nic Hill | Stars: Richard Branson, Vint Cerf, Ed Chi, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 84

30. The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Directors: David Davis, Stephen Talbot | Stars: Paul Herlinger, Muhammad Ali, Robert Bork, Susan Brownmiller

Votes: 66

31. Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2013)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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This film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the ... See full summary »

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Robert L. Allen, Tony Brown, Angela Davis, Jennifer DeVere Brody

Votes: 53

32. In Pursuit of Happiness (2005)

Documentary, Comedy

8.3
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Director: Joel Christian McEwen | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Danny Glover, Jean Kilbourne, Cecil Williams

Votes: 53

33. XXI Century (2003– )

385 min | Documentary

8.6
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Stars: Curt Goering, Howard Zinn, Reed Brody, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 53

34. Afghanistan: Land in Crisis (2002 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

6.0
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Richard Crenna, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 43

35. Guts and Glory (2002 Video)

27 min | Short

3.6
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Director: Laura Nix | Stars: Brent Bozell, Richard Crenna, Robert Dornan, Mikhail Gorbachev

Votes: 38

36. Not in Our Name! (2006)

57 min | Documentary, War

6.3
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Silent America Not in our name is the rallying cry for thousands of Americans who continue to oppose the war in Iraq... See full synopsis »

Director: Philippe Borrel | Stars: Darrell Anderson, Amy Goodman, Dennis Kucinich, Tim Robbins

Votes: 34

37. The Peace! DVD (2005 Video)

124 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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A tribute to the 21st Century Peace Movement featuring the thinkers, activists and leaders working to ensure a peaceful future.

Director: Gabriele Zamparini | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Ossie Davis

Votes: 31

38. Project Censored the Movie (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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'Project Censored: The Movie' explores media censorship in our society by exposing important stories that corporate media fails to report/under report. Using the media watchdog group, ... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Hecker, Christopher Oscar | Stars: Nora Barrows-Friedman, Khalil Bendib, Nora Burrows-Friedman, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 30

39. Third Party (2003)

108 min | Documentary

9.0
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Director: Michael Burns | Stars: Jeremy Brecher, Noam Chomsky, Mike DeRosa, Ralph Nader

Votes: 23

40. A Man Without a Country (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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Director: J.J. Harting | Stars: Nanny Vonnegut, Mark Vonnegut, Steve Adams, Donald Farber

Votes: 21

41. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Riding the Rails (1999)

Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Directors: Lexy Lovell, Michael Uys | Star: Richard Thomas

Votes: 20

42. Operation Lysistrata (2006)

85 min | Documentary

7.7
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In January 2003, two women in New York City, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, thought to organize readings of the ancient Greek play by Aristophanes, Lysistrata, as a protest against the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Patrick Kelly | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Cheryl Black, Kathryn Blume, Sharron Bower

Votes: 19

43. The Great Depression (1998– )

Documentary, History

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Stars: Mario Cuomo, Erik Barnouw, Howard Zinn, Calvin Coolidge

Votes: 17

44. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Bridge to Freedom: 1965 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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From PBS - Ten years after the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the civil rights leadership has become more sophisticated in its use of protest strategy.

Directors: Callie Crossley, James A. DeVinney | Star: Julian Bond

Votes: 17

45. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights (2013)

55 min | Documentary

7.7
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Whitney Young was one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era. As head of the National Urban League, he fought for the rights of thousands but was often criticized by the very people he was trying to help.

Directors: Taylor Hamilton, Christine Khalafian | Stars: Amiri Baraka, Julian Bond, Bonnie Boswell, Ramsay Clark

Votes: 17

46. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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The beginnings of the U.S. Civil rights struggle is profiled, including the Emmett Till murder trial and the Rosa Parks arrest/Montgomery bus boycott.

Director: Judith Vecchione | Stars: Ralph Abernathy, Unita Blackwell, Julian Bond, Roy Bryant

Votes: 16

47. Eyes on the Prize (1987– )
Episode: Fighting Back: 1957-1962 (1987)

57 min | Documentary, History

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Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown Vs the Board of Education decision, the civil rights movement presses the issue of desegregation in schools. From Little Rock High School and ... See full summary »

Director: Judith Vecchione | Stars: Lindsay Almond Jr., Mel Baily, Ross Barnett, Lucius Christopher Bates

Votes: 16

48. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2010)

Documentary

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Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Benjamin Pierce

Votes: 16

49. The Real Nam: Voices from Within (2002 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

4.7
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Director: Michelle Palmer | Stars: Mike McDonnell, Mark A. Smith, Hal Bell, S. Brian Wilson

Votes: 15

50. Hit & Stay (2013)

99 min | Documentary, History, News

7.4
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A feature-length documentary about priests and nuns who protested the Vietnam War by breaking into draft boards, destroying draft records, and then waiting around to be arrested. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Skizz Cyzyk, Joe Tropea | Stars: Rahne Alexander, Joel Andreas, Bill Ayers, Daniel Berrigan

Votes: 14