Documentary List

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1.
From Beirut to Bosnia (1993 TV Series)
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The British correspondent in Lebanon, "Robert Fisk", tries to find the roots of misunderstanding between the Muslims and the Western World... (50 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011 Documentary)
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A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' (85 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
9.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
10.
Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008 Documentary)
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Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. (96 mins.)
 
14.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
15.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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.)
 
18.
Iran Is Not the Problem (2008 Documentary)
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A response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate... (79 mins.)
Director: Aaron Newman
 
19.
DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010 Documentary)
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth. (75 mins.)
Director: Mitch Schultz
 
20.
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
 
21.
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
 
22.
I.O.U.S.A. (2008 Documentary)
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Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster. (85 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
 
23.
Loose Change: Final Cut (2007 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Dylan Avery
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
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
 
27.
Riding Giants (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture. (105 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
28.
Pumping Iron (1977 Documentary)
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From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr... (85 mins.)
 
29.
WikiRebels: The Documentary (2010 Documentary)
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(58 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.)
 
31.
Lost in La Mancha (2002 Documentary)
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Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. (93 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary)
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"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown... (109 mins.)
 
34.
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
 
35.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005 Documentary)
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The epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. Castigated as a pariah in his community, Farmer John... (82 mins.)
Director: Taggart Siegel
 
36.
Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011 Documentary)
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Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Rossi
 
37.
American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (2009 Documentary)
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About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein. (84 mins.)
 
38.
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Documentary)
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This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination... (80 mins.)
 
39.
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 Documentary)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison. (60 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
40.
Louis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday (2008 Documentary)
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Louis goes to South Africa where American tourists pay to hunt wild animals in privately owned reserves. (58 mins.)
Director: Paddy Wivell
 
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Earthlings (2005 Documentary)
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. (95 mins.)
Director: Shaun Monson
 
43.
Cultures of Resistance (2010 Documentary)
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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... (73 mins.)
Director: Iara Lee
 
44.
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
 
45.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
46.
Night and Fog (1956 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
47.
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
 
48.
Drugs, Inc. (2010 TV Series)
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Documentary style show that explores in depth how drugs in modern day society are sold, processed, and how police are cracking down on it.
 
49.
END:CIV (2011 Documentary)
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If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist? (115 mins.)
Director: Franklin López
 
50.
The Witness (2000 Documentary)
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Transformed by the love of a kitten, a tough New York City construction contractor is inspired to rescue abandoned animals, become a vegetarian, and take his message of compassion to the streets. (43 mins.)
Director: Jenny Stein
 
51.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
 
52.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
53.
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011 Documentary)
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A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America. (107 mins.)
 
54.
Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive (2006 Documentary)
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(120 mins.)
Director: Ross Wilson
 
55.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
56.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
57.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013 Documentary)
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry. (85 mins.)
Director: Simon Klose
 
58.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. (93 mins.)
 
59.
Until the Light Takes Us (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous... (93 mins.)