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1.
The Class (2008)
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Teacher and novelist François Bégaudeau plays a version of himself as he negotiates a year with his racially mixed students from a tough Parisian neighborhood. (128 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
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A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
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Israel, Why (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary examining life in Israel twenty-five years after the birth of the state. (185 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
4.
The Charles Bukowski Tapes (1987 Documentary)
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski. (240 mins.)
 
5.
Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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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.)
 
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The Big One (1997 Documentary)
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On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Startup.com (2001 Documentary)
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Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com. (107 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary about a conservative candidate who runs for German parliament. But this electoral district has been in the hands of the social democrats ever since. So, how will he deal with that? (80 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003 Documentary)
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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. (74 mins.)
 
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Persona non grata (2005)
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Wiktor, Polish ambassador to Uruguay, comes back home to attend his wife's funeral and face his old Russian friend, suspected of having an affair with Wiktor's deceased spouse. (110 mins.)
 
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Looking for Fidel (2006 Documentary)
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A man living in the USA is nauseated by the media power and Consumerism, decides to go to Cuba with the intention of meeting Fidel Castro... (82 mins.)
 
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Bukowski: Born into This (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'. (130 mins.)
Director: John Dullaghan
 
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Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
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The Take (2004 Documentary)
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The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia. (87 mins.)
Director: Avi Lewis
 
18.
Inside Deep Throat (2005 Documentary)
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An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat, covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact. (89 mins.)
 
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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
 
20.
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.)
 
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
22.
The Cemetery Club (2006 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tali Shemesh
 
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Full Metal Village (2006 Documentary)
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Full Metal Village (90 mins.)
Director: Sung Hyung Cho
 
24.
Hacking Democracy (2006 Documentary)
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(82 mins.)
 
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The Road to Guantanamo (2006 Documentary)
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Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge. (95 mins.)
 
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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Documentary)
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources. (84 mins.)
 
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The Big Sellout (2007 Documentary)
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The new hard-hitting documentary, The Big Sellout, challenges current economic orthodoxy in contending... (94 mins.)
Director: Florian Opitz
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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The Devil Came on Horseback (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. (85 mins.)
 
30.
Captain Mike Across America (2007 Documentary)
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Footage from Michael Moore's 60-city tour of college campuses and other venues showcases what the filmmaker calls "the birth of a new political generation." (102 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Being W (2008 Documentary)
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Being W is an unauthorized autobiography of the 43rd President of the United States of America. (90 mins.)
 
33.
We Call It Techno! (2008 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Plastic Planet (2009 Documentary)
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Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Boote
 
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Meine Daten und ich (2009 Documentary)
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(79 mins.)
 
37.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
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9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008 Documentary)
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9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry"... (113 mins.)
Director: Jens Hoffmann
 
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South of the Border (2009 Documentary)
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A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. (78 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Google Baby (2009 Documentary)
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A journey across three continents telling the story of the up and coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. (77 mins.)
 
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Hoffenheim - Das Leben ist kein Heimspiel (2010 Documentary)
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(94 mins.)
 
42.
Extension du domaine de la lutte (1999)
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague. (120 mins.)
Director: Philippe Harel
 
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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue. (116 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
44.
Being John Malkovich (1999)
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A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (112 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
 
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Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)