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1. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)

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: 417

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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: 38,521

5. XXI Century (2003– )

385 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 53

6. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: No Easy Walk: 1961-1963 (1987)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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From PBS - This episode depicts major civil rights movement events in three American cities.

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

Votes: 11

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

Documentary

8.5
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Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Benjamin Pierce

Votes: 16

8. American Experience (1988– )

Not Rated | 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: 1,099

9. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Awakenings: 1954-1956 (1987)

TV-PG | 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

10. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Bridge to Freedom: 1965 (1987)

TV-PG | 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

11. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Fighting Back: 1957-1962 (1987)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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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

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

Not Rated | 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: 292

13. In Pursuit of Happiness (2005)

Documentary, Comedy

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

Votes: 53

14. 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: 162

15. 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: 18,955 | Gross: $1.88M

16. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Ain't Scared of Your Jails: 1960-1961 (1987)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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From PBS - Beginning in 1960, young people on Black college campuses took a more active role in the civil rights movement's leadership and determined their own methods of promoting change.

Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Julian Bond, James Farmer, James Lawson, John Lewis

Votes: 12

17. Eyes on the Prize (1987–1990)
Episode: Mississippi: Is This America?: 1962-1964 (1987)

TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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1964 sees the advent of Freedom Summer. Volunteers from across the country travel to the south to register Negro voters. Despite the disappearance of three volunteers in Mississippi who are... See full summary »

Director: Orlando Bagwell | Stars: Ella Baker, Unita Blackwell, Julian Bond, Tom P. Brody

Votes: 14

18. 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: 112

19. Independent Lens (1999– )

Documentary

7.9
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Different celebrity host present a new independent documentary.

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

Votes: 384

20. 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: 1,580 | Gross: $0.18M

21. USA the Movie (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.9
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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: 155

22. 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: 2,034 | Gross: $0.45M

23. Project Censored the Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 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: 31

24. One Bright Shining Moment (2005)

Not Rated | 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: 231 | Gross: $0.02M

25. 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

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

Not Rated | 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

27. 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: 2,373

28. 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: 3,115 | Gross: $1.57M

29. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 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: 1,037

30. 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

31. Howard Zinn - Voices of a People's History of the USA (2006)

120 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Mike Franklin | Star: Howard Zinn

Votes: 10

32. 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: 725 | Gross: $0.12M

33. 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

34. The Daily Show (1996– )
Episode: Howard Zinn (2005)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Howard Zinn

Votes: 11

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

Not Rated | 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: 93

36. Hit & Stay (2013)

Unrated | 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

37. Axis of Evil: Perforated Praeter Naturam (2004)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.4
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AXIS OF EVIL is an experimental-feature-documentary-essay that features interviews with sixteen artists, scholars, and activists, including Howard Zinn, Daniel Ellsberg, Bernardine Dohrn, ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Cervi | Stars: James Barnhart, Jane Bohman, James J. Brask, Bernardine Dohrn

Votes: 11

38. 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: 75,974 | Gross: $2.69M

39. The Peace! DVD (2005 Video)

124 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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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: 32

40. Sacco and Vanzetti (2006)

Not Rated | 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: 259 | Gross: $0.03M

41. The Great Depression (1998– )

Documentary, History

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

Votes: 17

42. The People's Advocate: The Life & Times of Charles R. Garry (2007)

59 min | Documentary

7.1
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During the late 1960s, when Charles R. Garry gained prominence as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the United States, his clientele read like a who's who of the leadership of ... See full summary »

Director: Hrag Yedalian | Stars: Malcolm Burnstein, Terry Cannon, Kathleen Cleaver, Reese Erlich

Votes: 12

43. 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: 317

44. Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007)

58 min | Documentary

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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: 129

45. The People Speak (2009)

113 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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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: Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Marisa Tomei, Q'orianka Kilcher

Votes: 365

46. 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: 67

47. A Man Without a Country (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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Director: J.J. Harting | Stars: Nanny Vonnegut, Mark Vonnegut, Steve Adams, Donald Farber

Votes: 22

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

Not Rated | Documentary, Biography, History

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

Votes: 20

49. 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

50. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.7
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Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 215