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1. We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (2010)

PG | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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WE STILL LIVE HERE: As Nutayunean tells the amazing story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no Native speakers has been revived in this country. Four ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Makepeace | Stars: Jason Baird, Jessie Baird, Mae Alice Baird, Eva Blake

Votes: 35

2. One Big Hapa Family (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

8.4
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And you thought your family was mixed up.

Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns | Stars: Candace Bradford, Geri Bradford, Jordan Bradford, Makenna Bradford

Votes: 48

3. The Loving Story (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. Long Way Home: The... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Buirski | Stars: Jane Alexander, Lindsay Almond Jr., Edward L. Ayers, Leon M. Bazile

Votes: 612

4. Got the Facts on Milk? (2008)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.1
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A comical fast paced feature documentary, that questions the health benefits of milk.

Director: Shira Lane | Stars: T.C. Campbell, James LeQuang, Jennifer Ricciardi, Antonin Oulicky

Votes: 225

5. Race to Nowhere (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

7.1
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52 Metascore

RACE TO NOWHERE is a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time. Parents... See full summary »

Directors: Vicki Abeles, Jessica Congdon

Votes: 182

6. Mountains That Take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama - A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation (2010)

98 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Thirteen years, two inspiring women, both radical activists-one conversation. MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING is a historically rich and unique documentary about two formidable women who share a ... See full summary »

Directors: C.A. Griffith, H.L.T. Quan

7. In the Land of the Free... (2010)

84 min | Documentary

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Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Bee, Robert King, Malik Rahim

Votes: 44

8. Semper Fi: Always Faithful (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.8
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Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the "Corps" and was responsible for indoctrinating ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert | Stars: Jerry Ensminger, Michael Partain

Votes: 122

9. Motherland (2010)

123 min | Documentary

8.2
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Motherland is the most powerful documentary on Africa. Fusing history, culture, politics, and contemporary issues, Motherland sweeps across Africa to tell a new story of a dynamic continent... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Molefi Kete Asante, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Tony Browder

Votes: 62

10. Death of Two Sons (2006)

64 min | Documentary

7.4
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An African's death in America and an American's death in Africa highlight disparities in the way that human life is valued.

Director: Micah Schaffer | Stars: Michelle Lynar Ashley, Raz Chowdhury, Abdoul Salaam Diallo, Abdourahamane Diallo

Votes: 23

11. Food Stamped (2010)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, News

6.5
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Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Nutrition educator Shira Potash ... See full summary »

Directors: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash | Stars: Shira Potash, Yoav Potash

Votes: 122

12. The Souls of Black Girls (2008)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Daphne Valerius | Stars: Chuck D, Michaela Angela Davis, Gwen Ifill, Juanita Jennings

13. Say My Name (I) (2009)

Documentary, Music

7.3
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A story is built around the lives of entrepreneurs, mothers and artists fighting to be themselves in a society that offers few opportunities for women.

Director: Nirit Peled | Stars: Aaries, Erykah Badu, Sparky Dee, Rah Digga

Votes: 19

14. Burning in the Sun (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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26-year-old charmer Daniel Dembele is equal parts West African and European, and looking to make his mark on the world. Seizing the moment at a crossroads in his life, Daniel decides to ... See full summary »

Directors: Cambria Matlow, Morgan Robinson

Votes: 18

15. Made in Jamaica (2006)

120 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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A powerful portrait of the leaders of the reggae music Movement, and how Reggae has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film showcases performances by the best Reggae and Dance Hall artists ever assembled.

Director: Jérôme Laperrousaz | Stars: Brick and Lace, Capleton, Stephen 'Cat' Coore, Joseph Current

Votes: 116

16. A2 (2001)

131 min | Documentary

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Director: Tatsuya Mori

Votes: 61

17. A (1998)

136 min | Documentary

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Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist sect led by Shoko Asahara and responsible for the 1995 Sarin gas attack on a Tokyo subway, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Tatsuya Mori | Star: Hiroshi Araki

Votes: 200

18. Sentenced Home (2006)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

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Raised as Americans in inner city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager that irrevocably shaped their destiny. Years later, facing ... See full summary »

Directors: David Grabias, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Loeun Lun, Kim Ho Ma, Many Uch

Votes: 33

19. The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008)

96 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath | Star: Thavisouk Phrasavath

Votes: 364

20. A Walk to Beautiful (2007)

85 min | Documentary

8.2
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82 Metascore

"A Walk to Beautiful" tells the story of five women in Ethiopia suffering from devastating childbirth injuries. Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Olive Smith

Votes: 154

21. Undocumented (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror

5.9
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A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Alona Tal, Yancey Arias, Greg Serano

Votes: 1,116

22. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 696 | Gross: $0.04M

23. How I Became an Elephant (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

7.8
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One girl's journey to inspire a movement. Juliette is fourteen years old and she is on a mission to save elephants. After single-handedly raising funds Juliette embarks on a life-altering ... See full summary »

Directors: Tim Gorski, Synthian Sharp | Stars: Carol Buckley, Lek Chailert, Tim Gorski, Joyce Poole

Votes: 18

24. Plastic Planet (2009)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary

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55 Metascore

Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. He takes us on a ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Boote | Stars: Werner Boote, John Taylor, Peter Lieberzeit, Marques Brown

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Champion (2005)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

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Danny Trejo, you know the man. He has fierce tattoos, and frequently plays a thug in your favorite movies. Behind the ink and the wicked characters he plays on screen lies the story of a ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Eckardt | Stars: Danny Trejo, Dennis Hopper, Robert Rodriguez, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 390

26. Two Spirits (2009)

R | 65 min | Documentary

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Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that ... See full summary »

Director: Lydia Nibley

Votes: 74

27. When the Mountains Tremble (1983)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary on the war between the Guatemalan military and the Mayan population, with firsthand accounts by Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu.

Directors: Newton Thomas Sigel, Pamela Yates | Stars: Rigoberta Menchú, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 118

28. How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

Feature-length documentary on renegade filmmaker, novelist, musician and theater impresario, Melvin Van Peebles.

Director: Joe Angio | Stars: Marva Allen, Emanuel Azenberg, Shelley R. Bonus, St. Clair Bourne

Votes: 156

29. Road to the Big Leagues (2008)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.5
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Baseball in the Dominican Republic is not just a game. For many Dominicans the long, competitive road to a professional baseball career is one of the few viable alternatives to a life of ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Goodman | Stars: Vladimir Guerrero, Jesus Alou, David Ortiz

Votes: 63

30. Soldier Child (1998)

75 min | Documentary

6.7
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Soldier Child tells the stories of the atrocities and brutality endured by children forced to serve the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Director: Neil Abramson | Star: Danny Glover

Votes: 35

31. Strange Culture (2007)

75 min | Documentary

6.2
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70 Metascore

A documentary in which actors interpret the legally touchy subject of artist Steve Kurtz, who is being held as a suspected terrorist because of his work.

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Josh Kornbluth

Votes: 330

32. Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (2000)

60 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Paul Fournier | Stars: Fred Korematsu, Rosa Parks, Bill Clinton

Votes: 30

33. Sing Your Song (2011)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.

Director: Susanne Rostock | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Marge Champion, Fran Scott Attaway

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News

7.2
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67 Metascore

An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.

Directors: Susan Froemke, Matthew Heineman | Stars: Clive Alonzo, Don Berwick, Elizabeth Blackburn, Krystal Bracy

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.10M

35. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $0.23M

36. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,354 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 18,615 | Gross: $1.33M

38. Our Story Our Voice (2007)

77 min | Documentary

7.8
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Our story our voice engages the diverse voices of the dis-empowered in a multi-cultural world that has no multi-culture voice. Beyond the mainstream media and politics of newspapers Our ... See full summary »

Director: Owen Alik Shahadah | Stars: Hakim Adi, Sunara Begum, Ishmahil Blagrove, David Gustave Dawood

Votes: 32

39. Aoki (2009)

94 min | Documentary, History

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A documentary film chronicling the life of Richard Aoki (1938-2009), a third-generation Japanese American who became one of the founding members of the Black Panther Party.

Directors: Mike Cheng, Ben Wang

40. Pururambo (2005)

54 min | Documentary

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In the era of satellites, this country of mysteries, myths and undiscovered secrets hides behind green walls of impenetrable deep forest.

Director: Pavol Barabas

Votes: 121

41. Toxic Trespass (2007)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Barri Cohen

42. Skin Trade (2010)

78 min | Documentary

8.7
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Fur is sexy, beautiful, sensuous and luxurious. Nothing feels better against your skin, and beautiful, sexy, successful people wear it. Fur is also environmentally friendly and is therefore... See full summary »

Director: Shannon Keith | Stars: Shane Barbi, Sia Barbi, Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell

Votes: 31

43. Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1993)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Rea Tajiri | Star: Yuri Kochiyama

44. Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: John Akomfrah | Stars: Darrick Harris, Danny Carter, Martin Boothe, Byron O. Hurlock

Votes: 45

45. Pain, Passion and Profit (1992 Video)

49 min | Documentary

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Director: Gurinder Chadha | Star: Anita Roddick

46. A Blooming Business (2009)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

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Flowers love people. Anyway, that is what the flower growing industry is trying to propagate. But whether flowers actually do love people, well, that remains the question. The largest ... See full summary »

Director: Ton van Zantvoort

Votes: 29

47. The Last Survivor (2010)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The Last Survivor presents the stories of genocide survivors and their struggle to make sense of tragedy. They work to educate, motivate and promulgate a civic response to mass atrocity ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Kleiman, Michael Pertnoy

Votes: 31

48. What's on Your Plate? (2009)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

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WHAT'S ON YOUR PLATE is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Filmed over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Gund | Stars: Sadie Hope-Gund, Safiyah Kai Riddle, Ana Angel, Matt Carpenter

Votes: 28

49. Counting Headz: South Afrika's Sistaz in Hip Hop (2007)

49 min | Music

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This documentary reveals the position of South Africa's women today; their stories are mediated through the experiences of three major artists in South Africa's hip hop scene.

Directors: Vusi Magubane, Erin Offer

50. Addicted to Plastic (2008)

85 min | Documentary

7.4
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A Canadian documentary on modern society's 'addiction' to plastic; our prolific use of this product, its effects on the earth and on us, and where our unwanted plastic ends up.

Director: Ian Connacher

Votes: 298

51. Dark Girls (2011)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary

7.7
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Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke | Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Ronald Boutelle, Joni Bovill

Votes: 448

52. The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez-Gomez (1999)

55 min | Documentary

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Directors: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg

53. My America... or Honk If You Love Buddha (1997)

87 min | Documentary

7.9
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Intoxicating and irreverent, Renee Tajima-Peñas documentary and Sundance Film Festival award-winner, MY AMERICA...OR HONK IF YOU LOVE BUDDHA, is inspired by the Jack Kerouacs novel, On the ... See full synopsis »

Director: Renee Tajima-Pena | Star: Renee Tajima-Pena

Votes: 39

54. U People (2009)

76 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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What do you get when over the course of 2 days in an unassuming brownstone in Brooklyn with 30 women across sexualities and transfolk of color? History.

Directors: Olive Demetrius, Hanifah Walidah | Stars: DJ Ayden, Nakita Bermudez, Tara Bethea, Gloria Bigelow

Votes: 8

55. Sounds of a New Hope (2008)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Growing up around Los Angeles neighborhood gangs during the '90s, a young Filipino-American named Kiwi became an MC and community organizer. He uses his hip-hop to raise the consciousness ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Tandoc | Star: Jack Dejesus

56. Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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UNCOUNTED exposes how the election fraud that altered the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006 and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 ... See full summary »

Director: David Earnhardt | Stars: John Conyers, Clint Curtis, Bob Fitrakis, Brad Friedman

Votes: 118

57. Guerrilla Midwife (2010)

67 min | Documentary

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The film follows the remarkable work of 2011 CNN Hero, Ibu Robin Lim and her efforts to protect the smallest citizens of Earth. Filmmaker Déjà Bernhardt has captured on camera tender ... See full summary »

Director: Deja Bernhardt | Stars: Mary Jackson, Robin Lim, Michael Odent

58. Redlight (2009)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories ... See full summary »

Directors: Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson, Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Somaly Mam, Reena, Sokha, Srey Peuv

Votes: 54

59. Promised Land (2009)

53 min | Documentary, Drama, News

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Promised Land examines post-apartheid South Africa's efforts to bring about racial reconciliation through land redistribution. The film follows two black communities that are trying to get ... See full summary »

Director: Yoruba Richen

60. Freedom Riders (2009 Video)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

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In the 1970s, the Marin Klunkers, pioneers of mountain biking, shaped the industry with innovations from retrofitting bikes to blazing trails. Twenty years later, riders blazed a new sport ... See full summary »

Stars: Jed Cullivan, Clay Curly, Robert Floyd, Harlan Hottestein

61. Diamond Road (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Diamond Road is a three-part series and 96 minute feature documentary exploring the historical, cultural and socio-political facets of the world's most intriguing gem. Boring deep into the ... See full summary »

Directors: Nisha Pahuja, Manfred Becker | Star: Jennifer Dale

Votes: 23

62. The Ballot or the Bullet (2012)

66 min | Documentary, Music

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NYC rap group The A-Alikes speak with figures from music, entertainment and political worlds leading up to the 2008 presidential election. They focus on the relevance of Malcolm X's speech ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Biedrzycki | Stars: Illuminessence Allah, Karaam Allah, Joy Bryant, Chuck D

63. Out of Balance: ExxonMobil's Impact on Climate Change (2006)

65 min | Documentary

6.9
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Director: Tom Jackson | Stars: Ben Cohen, Kert Davies, Brenda Ekwurzel, Paul R. Epstein

Votes: 15

64. Call of Life (2010)

60 min | Documentary

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The first feature-length documentary film to fully investigate the growing threat to Earth's life-support systems from the loss of biodiversity. If current trends continue, scientists warn ... See full summary »

Director: Monte Thompson | Stars: Steven Beissinger, Sally Bingham, Ignacio Chapela, Peter Coyote

Votes: 29

65. First Australians (2008)

52 min | Documentary

8.7
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First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people. First Australians explores what unfolds when the oldest ... See full summary »

Votes: 68

66. Falasha (1983)

72 min | Documentary

5.8
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True story of the plight & persecution of Ethiopian Jewry (Black Jews) and of Operation Moses, which was organized in response, transporting thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel by means of secret airlifts from Sudan.

Director: Simcha Jacobovici | Star: Simcha Jacobovici

Votes: 6

67. Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door (2011)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door is an independent documentary on the controversial and FBI repressed 1973 black film The Spook Who Sat By the Door... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Acham, Clifford Ward | Stars: Sam Greenlee, Berlie Dixon, Todd Boyd, Paul Butler

Votes: 18

68. Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio (2008)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Tylon Usavior Washington | Stars: Jonathan Adelstein, Cody Anderson, Pat Atwell, Chuck D

Votes: 5

69. Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip-Hop Cop (2006 Video)

R | 88 min | Documentary

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Director: Peter Spirer | Stars: Ice-T, Big Tigga, Kamau Karl Franklin, Stacy Richman

Votes: 38

70. Return to Mexico City (2009 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

5.6
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In the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, USA medal winners Tommy Smith and John Carlos stood on the victory podium in silent protest during the national Anthem. Each bowed their head and raised... See full summary »

Directors: Joie Jacoby, Maura Mandt | Stars: Neil Amdur, Ralph Boston, Tom Brokaw, Charlene Carlos

Votes: 5

71. Crips, Strapped 'n Strong (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

6.6
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A documentary about the violent lives of the Crips, a group of Dutch gangsters.

Directors: Mags Gavan, Joost van der Valk

Votes: 77

72. Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement (1996 TV Movie)

Documentary

9.2
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Stars: Cesar Chavez, Henry Cisneros

Votes: 13

73. Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games (1999)

Unrated | Documentary, History, Sport

8.1
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Documentary leading up to, during and after the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Features interviews with athletes, including John Carlos, Tommie Smith and George Foreman, activist... See full summary »

Director: George Roy | Stars: Neil Amdur, Bob Beamon, Ralph Boston, Avery Brundage

Votes: 34

74. Beatboxing: The Fifth Element of Hip Hop (2011)

55 min | Documentary

8.0
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It was in the late 70s that a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York which combined several disciplines under the name of Hip Hop. Apart from the four classic elements of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Klaus Schneyder

Votes: 5

75. My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage (2010)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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"My Nappy Roots" explores the politics, culture and history of African American hair. Is there such a thing as "Good and Bad" hair? How has the Eurocentric ideal of beauty influenced black ... See full summary »

Directors: Regina Kimbell, Jay Bluemke | Stars: Cherrell, Kim Fields, Vivica A. Fox, Ed Gardner

Votes: 16

76. The Crisis of Civilization (2011)

82 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
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The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Puckett | Stars: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Francis Fukuyama, Samuel Huntington

Votes: 179

77. White Wash (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.3
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57 Metascore

White Wash, the documentary, is a film exploring the complexity of race in America through the struggle and triumph of black surfers. The story is narrated by Grammy Award® winner Ben ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Woods | Stars: Ben Harper, Tariq Trotter, Audwin Andersen, Rick Blocker

Votes: 23

78. A Good Day to Die (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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AIM leader Dennis Banks looks back at his early life and the rise of the American Indian Movement.

Directors: David Mueller, Lynn Salt | Stars: Larry Anderson, Dennis Banks, Tashina Banks, Clyde Bellecourt

Votes: 105

79. Beautiful Faces (2012)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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You'll believe in the promise of medicine once more. And you'll never take your face for granted again.

Director: Russell Martin

Votes: 6

80. Cultures of Resistance (2010)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

7.3
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Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a ... See full summary »

Director: Iara Lee | Stars: Mouneer Al-Shaarani, Shoja Azari, Ola Balogun, Phyllis Bennis

Votes: 83

81. The Insular Empire: America in the Marianas (2010 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Vanessa Warheit

82. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,031 | Gross: $0.20M

83. The Fence (La Barda) (2010)

35 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Rory Kennedy | Star: Rory Kennedy

Votes: 20

84. Cointelpro 101 (2010)

56 min | Documentary, History

7.6
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Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter ... See full summary »

Star: Liz Derias

Votes: 14

85. Defamation (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.4
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58 Metascore

Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?"

Director: Yoav Shamir | Stars: Yoav Shamir, Abraham Foxman, Bob Wolfson, Notav

Votes: 1,339 | Gross: $0.01M

86. Colour Me (2011)

78 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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COLOUR ME is a documentary film that will change the way you think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean into the ethnically explosive city of Brampton, Ontario - where ... See full summary »

Director: Sherien Barsoum | Star: Anthony McLean

Votes: 10

87. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.6
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45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 7,510

88. Daughters of Wisdom (2007)

68 min | Documentary

7.1
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DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM is an intimate portrait of the nuns of Kala Rongo, a rare and exceptional Buddhist Monastery exclusively for women situated in Nangchen, in remote and rural northeastern... See full summary »

Director: Bari Pearlman

Votes: 22

89. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,476

90. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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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.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 970

91. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,155 | Gross: $0.07M

92. Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.7
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

Directors: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro | Stars: Pat Mitchell, Jackson Katz, Jim Steyer, Marissa Mayer

Votes: 3,000

93. Veiled Voices (2009)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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Veiled Voices is an hour long documentary that introduces the American audience to the world of Muslim women religious leaders, women who are reviving their leadership role in Islam across ... See full summary »

Director: Brigid Maher

Votes: 7

94. Standing Silent (2011)

84 min | Documentary

9.2
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Wrtier Phil Jacobs of the Jewish Times, an orthodox Jew himself, must go against his own community's wishes as he uncovers and reports on a web of sexual abuse involving a well-liked ... See full summary »

Directors: Malachi Leopold, Scott M. Rosenfelt

Votes: 12

95. InterReflections I (2018)

Documentary | Announced

In a quest for a new, more humane society, a counter-culture revolution takes the world by storm. In the first of the InterReflections Trilogy, we look back to the modern world and wonder how it was we managed to survive as long as we had.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Summer Perry, Ewan McLaughlin

96. Mine (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.8
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MINE is the powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals told against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. MINE explores how tragedy ... See full summary »

Director: Geralyn Pezanoski | Star: Karen O'Toole

Votes: 232 | Gross: $0.01M

97. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,606 | Gross: $1.68M

98. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,038 | Gross: $0.45M

99. Invisible City (2009)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary on young black children living in Toronto public housing.

Director: Hubert Davis

Votes: 18

100. Chemerical Redefining Clean for a New Generation (2009)

75 min | Documentary, Family

8.0
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'Chemerical' explores the life cycle of everyday household cleaners and hygiene products to prove that, thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in a sea of toxicity. An average North... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Nisker

Votes: 51