Best documentaries. Ever.

Good times for good documentaries. Format perhaps not as challenging as features as long as subject and persons portrayed are intriguing. In that sense lists also reflects my interests and opinions.
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1.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
2.
Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark Moormann
 
3.
The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
4.
The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun (2006 Documentary)
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The story about the 82-year-old bachelor Mr. Vig, who has never known love, and Sister Amvrosija, a young Russian nun, who by chance, or destiny, becomes part of his life. (84 mins.)
 
5.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008 Documentary)
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Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams. (80 mins.)
Director: Sacha Gervasi
 
6.
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
 
7.
I Am Alive (1999 Documentary)
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Portrait of the Danish poet Søren Ulrik Thomsen. (40 mins.)
Director: Jørgen Leth
 
8.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Justman
 
9.
The World According to Bush (2004 Documentary)
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The 1000 days of George W. Bush's presidency from the 9/11 attacks to the iraqi quagmire. How a bunch of people influenced by neo-cons hawks took control of the US foreign policy. (90 mins.)
Director: William Karel
 
10.
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony (2002 Documentary)
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Interviews, archival footage, and filmed performances highlight the role of music in the South African struggle against apartheid. (108 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
11.
Good Copy Bad Copy (2007 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
 
12.
Revolution OS (2001 Documentary)
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While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products... (85 mins.)
Director: J.T.S. Moore
 
13.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005 Documentary)
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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
14.
Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
15.
It Might Get Loud (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. (98 mins.)
 
16.
Bring on the Night (1985 Documentary)
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Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
17.
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' (2004 Documentary)
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Interviews with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and his contemporaries outline the history of Wilson's album "Smile," a project some 37 years in the making.
Director: David Leaf
 
18.
U2: Rattle and Hum (1988 Documentary)
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A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America. (99 mins.)
Director: Phil Joanou
 
19.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
20.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
21.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
22.
Viva Zapatero! (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the state of censorship and political satire in Italy. (80 mins.)
Director: Sabina Guzzanti
 
23.
The Century of the Self (2002 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerfull mean of persuasion for both governments and corporations. (240 mins.)
 
24.
9/11: The Falling Man (2006 Documentary)
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The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press... (80 mins.)
Director: Henry Singer
 
25.
The Ascent of Money (2008 Documentary)
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Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.
Director: Adrian Pennick
 
26.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
27.
American Experience (1988 TV Series)
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history. (60 mins.)
 
28.
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
 
29.
Down from the Mountain (2000 Documentary)
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This is a documentary about the musical artists who performed the songs in the Coen Brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou? (98 mins.)
 
30.
Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - The Making of 'The Dark Side of the Moon' (2003 Documentary)
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time. (49 mins.)
 
31.
Classic Albums: Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1997 Documentary)
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Musicians, producers, family, colleagues and the artist himself look back on the making of Stevie Wonders's classic album "Song In the Key of Life". (75 mins.)
Director: David Heffernan
 
32.
Classic Albums: U2 - The Joshua Tree (1999 Documentary)
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A documentary examining the production of U2's most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (2001 Documentary)
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A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast' (80 mins.)
Director: Tim Kirkby
 
34.
Stocktown (2003 TV Series)
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(29 mins.)
 
35.
This American Life (2007 TV Series)
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An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated. (22 mins.)
Stars: Ira Glass
 
36.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Once Brothers (2010)
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Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac were two friends who grew up together sharing the common bond of basketball...
 
37.
Marwencol (2010 Documentary)
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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Malmberg
 
38.
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007 Documentary)
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life. (90 mins.)
Director: Lincoln Ruchti
 
39.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Silly Little Game (2010)
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Charts the origins of fantasy sports games from a small lunchtime group known as the rotisserie league...
 
40.
Screenwipe (2006 TV Series)
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Satirical TV show critique. (30 mins.)
 
41.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
42.
Knuckle (2011 Documentary)
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An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans. (97 mins.)
Director: Ian Palmer
 
43.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
44.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009 Documentary)
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"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience... (92 mins.)
 
45.
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009 Documentary)
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Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best. (102 mins.)
 
46.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
47.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
48.
The Last Supper: The Life of the Deathrow Chef (2005 Documentary)
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(57 mins.)
 
49.
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided. (75 mins.)
 
50.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
51.
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 Documentary)
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"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records... (113 mins.)
 
52.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
53.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
54.
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992 Documentary)
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda. (167 mins.)
 
55.
The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
56.
One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
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The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
57.
The Last Waltz (1978 Documentary)
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A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. (117 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
58.
Dig! (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. (107 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
59.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink. (141 mins.)
 
60.
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
 
61.
Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
 
62.
My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
63.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
64.
Buck (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people. (88 mins.)
Director: Cindy Meehl
 
65.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
66.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
67.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 Documentary)
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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Karslake
 
68.
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
 
69.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
70.
Secrets of the Tribe (2010 Documentary)
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The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians... (110 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
71.
Weightless: A Recording Session with Jakob Bro (2009 Documentary)
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In NY's legendary Avatar Studios guitarist Jakob Bro has gathered some of the biggest jazz legends of our time. They have two days to make an album out of Jakob Bro's notes. (50 mins.)
Director: Sune Blicher
 
72.
Trollkarlen - en film om Jan Johansson (1999 Documentary)
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In this sober and moody documentary, director Anders Østergaard explores the life - and death - of Swedish... (56 mins.)
 
73.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008 Documentary)
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An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream. (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Bell
 
74.
Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
75.
Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007 Documentary)
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For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival. (130 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Arijon
 
76.
I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash (2010 Documentary)
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On Friday, the 13th of October, 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 passengers, including a college rugby team, vanished over the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. For 72 days, the world thought they were dead. (88 mins.)
Director: Brad Osborne
 
77.
Tintin et moi (2003 Documentary)
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A high-profiled documentary about Hergé and his major cartoon success, Tintin, based in part on previously unreleased archive tape footage. (75 mins.)
 
78.
Thunder Soul (2010 Documentary)
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Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. (83 mins.)
Director: Mark Landsman
 
79.
Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire (2004 Documentary)
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The story of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, and his controversial command of the United Nations mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Raymont
 
80.
The Five Obstructions (2003 Documentary)
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About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, The Perfect Human / Det perfekte menneske (1967) (90 mins.)
 
81.
How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize medical aid in dying. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland... (107 mins.)
 
82.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
83.
Everything's Cool (2007 Documentary)
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For the past two decades researchers, activists, scientists, and progressive politicians have struggled... (89 mins.)
 
84.
Deep Water (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race. (93 mins.)
 
85.
Contact (2010 Documentary)
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In 1964, Yuwali was 17 when her first contact with white men was filmed. Her group of twenty women and... (79 mins.)
 
86.
Wordplay (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
 
87.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
88.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
89.
The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
90.
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006 Mini-Series)
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An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. (255 mins.)
 
92.
Waiting for Armageddon (2009 Documentary)
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America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy... (74 mins.)
 
93.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
94.
White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007 Documentary)
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As global tensions rise, the unthinkable threat of nuclear war has become very real--and very frightening... (86 mins.)
Director: Steven Okazaki
 
95.
Outrage (2009 Documentary)
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An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S. (90 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
96.
Collapse (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness. (82 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
97.
Heir to an Execution (2004 Documentary)
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A filmmaker explores the lives and deaths of her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as spies in 1953. (93 mins.)
Director: Ivy Meeropol
 
98.
Root of All Evil? (2006 Documentary)
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Richard Dawkins' highly critical documentary attacks the pulsing heart of all mainstream religion- faith; with special focus on Islam... (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Barnes
 
99.
Nova (1974 TV Series)
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When the school board in Dover, Pennsylvania votes to require science teachers to read a statement touting...
 
100.
180° South (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy