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1. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

7.5
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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 31

2. White Sun (2016)

87 min | Drama

7.8
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Anti-regime partisan Chandra confronts physical, social and political obstacles for his father's funeral. His search for a solution takes him to neighboring mountain villages and encounters with the police and rebel guerrillas. A portrait of post-civil war Nepal during the fragile deadlocked peace process.

Director: Deepak Rauniyar | Stars: Dayahang Rai, Asha Maya Magrati, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Sumi Malla

Votes: 18

3. This Changes Everything (2015)

89 min | Documentary

6.5
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59 Metascore

A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Director: Avi Lewis | Star: Stacey Arwen Raab

Votes: 311 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The Homestretch (2015)

Documentary

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Directors: Anne De Mare, Kirsten Kelly | Star: Safiya Fredericks

5. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 35,891 | Gross: $2.80M

6. Meet the Patels (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

7.1
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70 Metascore

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

Directors: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel | Stars: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel, Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel

Votes: 2,111 | Gross: $1.69M

7. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.1
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72 Metascore

Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »

Director: One9 | Stars: Nas, Mrs. Braconi, Fab 5 Freddy, Alicia Keys

Votes: 2,048 | Gross: $0.11M

8. Concerning Violence (2014)

78 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gaetano Pagano

Votes: 411

9. The Homestretch (2014)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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67 Metascore

Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future.

Directors: Anne De Mare, Kirsten Kelly

Votes: 36

10. The Hand That Feeds (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Drama, News

8.3
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63 Metascore

Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.

Directors: Robin Blotnick, Rachel Lears | Stars: Virgilio Arán, Benjamin Dictor, Diego Ibañez, Gonzalo Jiménez

Votes: 32

11. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 7,831 | Gross: $0.37M

12. The Square (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 6,767

13. Let the Fire Burn (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.9
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86 Metascore

A history of the conflict of the City of Philadelphia and the Black Liberation organization, MOVE, that led to the disastrously violent final confrontation in 1985.

Director: Jason Osder | Stars: Birdie Africa, Ramona Africa, Wilson Goode, William Brown III

Votes: 985 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 24 January 2013 (2013)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Amy Goodman, Cara Mertes, Dawn Porter, Martha Shane

15. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 5,815

16. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Give Up Tomorrow (2012)

Documentary

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17. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Solar Mamas (2012)

Documentary

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Directors: Mona Eldaief, Andreas Koefoed, Peter Murimi, Jehane Noujaim, Gabrielle Weiss | Star: Stanley Tucci

18. Our School (2011)

95 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

Three Roma children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradition and bigotry with humor, optimism and sass.

Directors: Mona Nicoara, Miruna Coca-Cozma | Stars: Alin Moldovan, Dana Varga, Beniamin Lingurar, Dan Boga

Votes: 52

19. This Is My Picture When I Was Dead (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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Athens, 1983. The world press reports that 4-year old Bashir is killed in the assassination of his father, Mamoun Mraish, a top PLO lieutenant. Father and son are declared dead but when ... See full summary »

Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Stars: Bashir Mammon Mraish, Ismael Abed, Saeb Abu Alragheb, Arafat Al Ashahab

Votes: 32

20. The Game is On (2010)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

21. The Senators' Bargain (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.2
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Airing on HBO March 24, The Senators' Bargain is the concluding film of "How Democracy Works Now," a documentary series that brings the viewer behind the scenes of American democracy and ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

Votes: 16

22. Sam in the Snow (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

23. Mountains and Clouds (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

24. The Senate Speaks (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

25. Making Money Mobile (2010)

Short

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Capturing the game-changing power of cellular telephones to deliver financial services to the poor in earthquake ravaged Haiti, teams are building on models developed in Kenya and elsewhere... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Stack

26. The Kids Across the Hill (2010)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

27. Marking Up the Dream (2010)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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Directors: Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson

28. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Earth Days (2010)

102 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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Director Robert Stone traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Hunter Lovins, Pete McCloskey, Dennis Meadows

Votes: 27

29. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: El General (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Natalia Almada

30. Democracy Now! (2001– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 January 2010 (2010)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Quratulain Bakhteari, Tim DeChristopher, Amy Goodman, Cara Mertes

31. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Good Fortune (2010)

Documentary

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Director: Landon Van Soest

32. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Project Kashmir (2010)

Documentary

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Directors: Senain Kheshgi, Geeta Patel

33. Garbage Dreams (2009)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A look at the lives of Egyptian trash collectors.

Director: Mai Iskander

Votes: 129

34. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Recycle (2009)

Documentary

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Director: Mahmoud al Massad | Star: Terrence Howard

35. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) (2009)

Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath | Star: Boualay Vannalith

Votes: 6

36. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.9
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 42,768 | Gross: $4.42M

37. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Up the Yangtze (2008)

Documentary

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Director: Yung Chang

38. The Paper (2007)

78 min | Documentary

7.6
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The Paper takes an in-depth look at the pressures and problems of modern journalism as faced by the staff of a university newspaper embroiled in controversy. Following a year in the life of... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Matthews | Stars: Laura Baker, Chico Harlan, Kayur Patel, Bridget Smith

Votes: 30

39. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Made in L.A. (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Almudena Carracedo

40. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: The Paper (2007)

Documentary

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Director: Aaron Matthews | Stars: Laura Baker, America Ferrera, Chico Harlan, Kayur Patel

41. Rain in a Dry Land (2006)

82 min | Documentary

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A searingly intimate portrait of two families who leave behind a legacy of slavery in Africa to discover new challenges in 21st century America.

Director: Anne Makepeace

42. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Al Otro Lado: To the Other Side (2006)

Documentary

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Director: Natalia Almada

43. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Maquilapolis: City of Factories (2006)

Documentary

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Directors: Sergio de la Torre, Vicky Funari | Stars: Diana Arias, Eva Bailón, Lucia Blanco, Lupita Castañeda

44. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price, Renato Gonclaves

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.03M

45. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2006)

Documentary

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Directors: Thomas Allen Harris, Valecia Phillips | Stars: Thapelo Baramye, Marlon Bogacu, David Brink, Motlalepule Chalo

46. The Education of Shelby Knox (2005)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.4
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A 15-year-old girl's transformation from conservative Southern Baptist to liberal Christian and ardent feminist parallels her fight for sex education and gay rights in Lubbock, Texas.

Directors: Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt | Stars: Yvonne Caudillo, Shelby Knox, Rene Maquilleur, Amanda Noble

Votes: 386

47. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Street Fight (2005)

Documentary

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Director: Marshall Curry

48. In the Realms of the Unreal (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on Henry Darger, visionary artist, janitor, and novelist.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Henry Darger, Dakota Fanning, Larry Pine, Frier McCollister

Votes: 1,777 | Gross: $0.41M

49. Tribeca Film Festival Presents (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Stephen A. Vigilante | Stars: Scott Anger, Lauren Bacall, Peter Bart, Lisa Birnbach

Votes: 18

50. Family Fundamentals (2002)

75 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

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Director: Arthur Dong | Stars: Cynthia Alardo, Phil Alardo, Heather Beberay, Brian Bennett

Votes: 92