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1. God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut (or the Friends of Kilgore Trout) (2016)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout and their very best friends.

Director: J.J. Harting | Stars: Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mark Vonnegut, Nanny Vonnegut, Steve Adams

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

77 min | Documentary, History

8.5
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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: 243

3. 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: 51

4. Project Censored the Movie (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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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: 27

5. 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

6. 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

7. A Man Without a Country (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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Director: J.J. Harting | Stars: Nanny Vonnegut, Mark Vonnegut, Steve Adams, Donald Farber

Votes: 20

8. 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: 994

9. 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: 3,029 | Gross: $1.57M

10. 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: 80

11. Human Resources Documentary (2010)

119 min | Documentary

8.8
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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: 89

12. 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: 149

13. Theory & Practice: Conversations with Noam Chomsky & Howard Zinn (2010)

105 min | Documentary

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Stars: Noam Chomsky, Sasha Lilley, Howard Zinn

14. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 14 May 2010 (2010)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Kim Dominguez, Isabel Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Amy Goodman

15. 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

16. 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: 2,000 | Gross: $0.45M

17. 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: Matt Damon, Rosario Dawson, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 355

18. The Gent (2009)

80 min

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A mix of fact-and-fiction in which some of NYC's most engaging personalities invent the life and times of a fictitious artist named "Cardero."

Director: Philip Weaver | Stars: Victor Bockris, Ira Cohen, Damen Corrado, Bo Dietl

19. Dangerous Dynasty: The Bush Legacy (2009 Video)

18 min | Documentary, Short

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How the decisions of the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush presidencies have led to abuses of power, the weakening of constitutional limits on executive action, and to a state of permanent war.

Director: Sean Stone | Stars: William Blum, George W. Bush, Ramsey Clark, John Dean

20. Blacklist: Recovering the Life of Canada Lee (2008)

Documentary

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Canada Lee was the most profound African-American actor of the 40s and 50s. His outspoken criticism of segregation made him the target of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Blacklist and erased ... See full summary »

Directors: Kenny Kilfara, Tim Nackashi | Stars: Oscar Brand, William Greaves, Earle Hyman, Leslie Nash

21. Beyond Nixon (2008 Video)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Director: Sean Stone | Stars: John Dean, Leonard Garment, Elizabeth Holtzman, Jim Hougan

22. American Dream: The Movie (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Joel Christian McEwen | Stars: Danny Glover, Howard Zinn, Ed Begley Jr., Vicki Robin

23. Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008)

55 min | Documentary, War

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Balkan Rhapsodies is an episodic documentary poem that interweaves a mosaic of encounters, observations, and reflections from Silva's travels throughout war-torn Serbia and Kosovo between ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Silva | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn

24. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Writ Writer (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Susanne Mason | Stars: Carlos M. Alva, Jesse Borrego, Raul Castillo, Benny Wade Clewis

25. 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: 159

26. Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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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: 120

27. 18 in '08 (2007)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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18 in '08, is a nonpartisan documentary film made by 21-year-old director, David D. Burstein. It is targeted at today's 17-24 year-olds, many of whom will be voting for the first time in a ... See full summary »

Director: David Burstein | Stars: Jeff Asher, Doug Bailey, Robert Bixby, Cory Booker

28. 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

29. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: An Unreasonable Man (2007)

Documentary

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Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Pat Buchanan, Phil Donahue, Andrew Egendorf, Robert Fellmeth

30. 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: 73,591 | Gross: $2.69M

31. 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: 254 | Gross: $0.03M

32. 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: 1,565 | Gross: $0.18M

33. 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

34. The Trial of the St. Patrick's Four (2006)

91 min | Documentary

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On March 17th, 2003, 48 hours before the bombings started in Iraq, a group of dedicated anti-war protesters poured their own blood on the walls of a military recruiting center in Ithaca, ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Doring | Stars: Daniel Berrigan, Daniel Burns, Noam Chomsky, Peter De Mott

35. 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

36. Not in Our Name! (2006)

57 min | Documentary, War

6.2
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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: 33

37. The Young Turks (2005– )

120 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.4
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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: 994

38. The American Ruling Class (2005)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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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: 313

39. 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: 62

40. 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: 51

41. USA the Movie (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

8.3
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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

42. 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: 226 | Gross: $0.02M

43. 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

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

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.5
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Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jon Stewart, Howard Zinn

Votes: 11

45. 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: 712 | Gross: $0.12M

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

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

6.8
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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: 332

47. Rush to War (2004)

61 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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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: 97

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

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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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: 12

49. Liberty Bound (2004)

90 min | Documentary

5.5
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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: 128

50. MOVE (2004)

55 min | Documentary

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Directors: Ben Garry, Ryan McKenna | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Mike Africa Jr., Blizzard Africa, Delbert Africa