Must-See Documentaries

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1.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
2.
Bhutto (2010 Documentary)
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A riveting documentary of the recently assassinated Benazir Bhutto, a polarizing figure in the Muslim world... (111 mins.)
 
3.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
9.
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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Anima Mundi (1992 Documentary)
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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass... (28 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
11.
Chronos (1985 Documentary)
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Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions. (43 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
12.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
13.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
14.
Powaqqatsi (1988 Documentary)
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them. (99 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
15.
Naqoyqatsi (2002 Documentary)
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A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence. (89 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
16.
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
 
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Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
18.
Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
19.
Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
 
20.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
New World Order (2009 Documentary)
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This documentary explores the activities of Alex Jones, Jim Tucker, Jack McLamb, and Luke Rudkowski... (83 mins.)
 
27.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
28.
The Obama Deception: The Mask Comes Off (2009 Documentary)
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Controversial radio host Alex Jones presents his theory that the newly elected 44th president of The United States is merely a puppet in a conspiracy to loot the American public and orchestrate a totalitarian world government. (111 mins.)
Director: Alex Jones
 
29.
Fall of the Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama (2009 Documentary)
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(144 mins.)
Director: Alex Jones
 
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TerrorStorm: A History of Government-Sponsored Terrorism (2006 Documentary)
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Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them... (113 mins.)
Director: Alex Jones
 
31.
Catastroika (2012 Documentary)
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The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program. (87 mins.)
 
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Debtocracy (2011 Documentary)
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Debtocracy seeks the causes of the Greek debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. It follows countries like Ecuador that created debt Audit Commissions and tracks this process in Greece.