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1.
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (2004 Documentary)
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Narrator Cori Brackett had a strange cause-and-effect experience with the diet cokes she was drinking... (90 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
4.
Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced. (105 mins.)
Director: Lian Lunson
 
5.
The Cool School (2008 Documentary)
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How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch. (86 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
6.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film. (88 mins.)
 
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Witch Hunt (2008 Documentary)
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The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation. (91 mins.)
 
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Fuel (2008 Documentary)
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil... (112 mins.)
Director: Josh Tickell
 
9.
Countdown to Zero (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification. (89 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
10.
A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Documentary)
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources. (84 mins.)
 
11.
Cocaine Cowboys (2006 Documentary)
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In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago... (118 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
12.
A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff (2004 Documentary)
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A travelogue featuring oddly-shaped buildings (and the folks who live in, work in, own and admire them) located along USA highways. (57 mins.)
 
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Blind Spot (2008 Documentary)
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Blind Spot is a documentary film that illustrates the current oil and energy crisis that our world is facing... (86 mins.)
Director: Adolfo Doring
 
14.
Examined Life (2008 Documentary)
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Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets... (87 mins.)
Director: Astra Taylor
 
15.
The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist. (99 mins.)
 
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Stupidity (2003 Documentary)
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An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception of it. (61 mins.)
 
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Overnight (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film. (82 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
How to Cook Your Life (2007 Documentary)
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A Zen priest in San Francisco and cookbook author use Zen Buddhism and cooking to relate to everyday life. (100 mins.)
Director: Doris Dörrie
 
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An Unreasonable Man (2006 Documentary)
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A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah. (122 mins.)
 
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Inheritance (2006 Documentary)
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"Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander... (75 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
22.
The Harryhausen Chronicles (1998 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Life of Bruce Lee (1994 Documentary)
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Documentary about martial arts actor Bruce Lee, from his birth in 1940 till his death in 1973, with interviews with his fellow actors and family. Dedicated to his son, Brandon. (68 mins.)
Director: Guy Scutter
 
24.
High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music (1994 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Rachel Liebling
 
25.
Legends of Hockey (1996 Documentary)
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Director: Derik Murray
 
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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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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010 Documentary)
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William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues... (87 mins.)
Director: Yony Leyser
 
28.
Food Matters (2008 Documentary)
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Food Matter examines how the food we eat can help or hurt our health. Nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors, and journalists weigh in on topics organic food, food safety, raw foodism, and nutritional therapy. (80 mins.)
 
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Winter Soldier (1972 Documentary)
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences... (96 mins.)
 
30.
The Weather Underground (2002 Documentary)
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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. (92 mins.)
 
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The Future of Food (2004 Documentary)
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THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. (88 mins.)
Director: Deborah Garcia
 
32.
Facing the Habit (2007 Video)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Magnolia Martin
 
33.
Life Beyond Earth (1998 Documentary)
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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
 
35.
The Quantum Activist (2009 Documentary)
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There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist... (78 mins.)
 
36.
Beautiful Losers (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world. (90 mins.)
 
37.
The Age of Stupid (2009 Documentary)
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A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change. (92 mins.)
 
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Secrecy (2008 Documentary)
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Amidst the American hunger for instantaneous news and up-to-date "facts," this unflinching film uncovers the vast, invisible world of government secrecy. (85 mins.)
 
39.
The World According to Monsanto (2008 Documentary)
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster... (108 mins.)
 
40.
American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007 Documentary)
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become... (120 mins.)
Director: Kevin Booth
 
41.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
42.
Superpower (2008 Documentary)
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Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception. (119 mins.)
 
43.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time. (138 mins.)
 
44.
The Secret NASA Transmissions: The Raw Footage (2001 Documentary)
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(89 mins.)
 
45.
Captive Minds: Hypnosis and Beyond (1983 Documentary)
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Documentary about the use of hypnosis and mind control. (54 mins.)
Director: Pierre Lasry
 
46.
Life Running Out of Control (2004 Documentary)
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GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms which have made their debut in plants like corn and soybean... (95 mins.)
Director: Bertram Verhaag
 
47.
UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Denied (2006 Documentary)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Jose Escamilla
 
48.
America: Freedom to Fascism (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America. (95 mins.)
Director: Aaron Russo
 
49.
The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003 Documentary)
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Director: Don McGlynn
 
50.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
51.
The Gerson Miracle (2004 Documentary)
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In 1928, Dr. Max Gerson, a German-Jewish researcher, stumbled upon a therapy that claims to have cured... (91 mins.)
 
52.
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003 Documentary)
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie. (119 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Bowser
 
53.
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004 Mini-Series)
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A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain. (157 mins.)
 
54.
Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy. (84 mins.)