Documentaries I need to watch (in no particular order)

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1.
Crude (2009 Documentary)
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The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon. (105 mins.)
Director: Joe Berlinger
 
2.
Project Kashmir (2008 Documentary)
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(88 mins.)
 
3.
Waltz with Bashir (2008 Documentary)
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An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. (90 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
4.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
5.
Iraq in Fragments (2006 Documentary)
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Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension. (94 mins.)
Director: James Longley
 
6.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
7.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
8.
In the Year of the Pig (1968 Documentary)
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots... (103 mins.)
 
9.
Hearts and Minds (1974 Documentary)
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An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Davis
 
10.
The War Game (1965 Documentary)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
11.
Sans Soleil (1983 Documentary)
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"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory... (104 mins.)
Director: Chris. Marker
 
12.
Everest (1998 Documentary)
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An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb... (44 mins.)
 
13.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star. (90 mins.)
 
14.
God Grew Tired of Us (2006 Documentary)
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Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety. (89 mins.)
 
15.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
16.
Last Train Home (2009 Documentary)
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A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower. (85 mins.)
Director: Lixin Fan
 
17.
A Small Act (2010 Documentary)
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received. (88 mins.)
Director: Jennifer Arnold
 
18.
Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
19.
Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
20.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
21.
The Ten Thousand Day War (1980 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War. (52 mins.)
 
22.
Wonders of the Solar System (2010 Mini-Series)
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In this spellbinding series Professor Brian Cox visits the most extreme locations on Earth to explain how the laws of physics carved natural wonders across the solar system. (60 mins.)
Stars: Brian Cox
 
23.
Yellowstone (2009 Mini-Series)
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Filmed over the course of a year in Yellowstone, this documentary tracks the area's wildlife as they grapple with life and death within one of America's last remaining wilderness regions.
 
24.
World War 1 in Colour (2003 Mini-Series)
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Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war. (372 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Martin
 
25.
Ganges (2007 Documentary)
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(148 mins.)
 
26.
Life (2009 Mini-Series)
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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes... (473 mins.)
 
27.
Wild China (2008 Mini-Series)
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An in-depth look at some of China's most impressive natural sites such as the ancient Han kingdom, the Mongol steppes, the Silk Road and the Tibetan Plateau. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Nature's Most Amazing Events (2009 Mini-Series)
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This is a documentary series looking at the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on our planet. We see... (49 mins.)
 
29.
Venice (2004 Mini-Series)
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Documentary series telling the story of the birth of Venice, one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. (240 mins.)
 
30.
The Story of India (2007 Mini-Series)
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Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history. (60 mins.)
 
31.
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007 Documentary)
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words. (100 mins.)
Director: David Sington
 
33.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
34.
The First World War (2003 Mini-Series)
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A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I. (500 mins.)
 
35.
The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it. (97 mins.)
 
36.
The French Revolution (2005 Documentary)
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Documentary about the bloody beginning, bloodier middle and unceremonious end of the French Revolution, an event that ended in blood the reign of kings in France and laid the foundation for a new - republican - system of government. (100 mins.)
Director: Doug Shultz
 
37.
The 11th Hour (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems. (95 mins.)
 
38.
GasLand (2010 Documentary)
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved. (107 mins.)
Director: Josh Fox
 
39.
Inside the Milky Way (2010 Documentary)
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Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way...
Director: Duncan Copp
 
40.
The War (2007 Mini-Series)
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families. (124 mins.)
 
41.
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007 Documentary)
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union'... (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Harvey
 
42.
Super High Me (2007 Documentary)
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Stand up comedian and marijuana user Doug Benson documents thirty days of pot free living and thirty days of non-stop use to compare the effects of both. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Blieden
 
43.
The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (235 mins.)
 
44.
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004 Documentary)
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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. (78 mins.)
 
45.
Occupation 101 (2006 Documentary)
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A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement. (90 mins.)
 
46.
In a Dream (2008 Documentary)
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The story of Julia Zagar and her husband Isaiah, a renowned mosaic artist, who for the past 30 years has covered more than 40,000 square feet of Philadelphia top to bottom with tile, mirror, paint, and concrete. (77 mins.)
Director: Jeremiah Zagar