Great Documentaries

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Shut Up & Sing (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert. (93 mins.)
 
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006 Mini-Series)
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An examination of the U.S. government's role and its response to Hurricane Katrina. (255 mins.)
 
3.
Paragraph 175 (2000 Documentary)
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Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175. (81 mins.)
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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
 
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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. (97 mins.)
 
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Michael Moore Hates America (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself. (125 mins.)
Director: Michael Wilson
 
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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.)
 
9.
Black Gold (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade. (78 mins.)
 
10.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
11.
Good Hair (2009 Documentary)
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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stilson
 
12.
Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
13.
The War on Democracy (2007 Documentary)
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Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin... (96 mins.)
 
14.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
15.
McLibel (2005 Documentary)
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McLibel is the story of two ordinary people who humiliated McDonald's in the biggest corporate PR disaster in history. (85 mins.)
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
17.
The Perfect Home (2006 Mini-Series)
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A look at how our environment and the perfect home can philosophically affect our happiness, and how innovative architecture can contribute to the perfect home. (125 mins.)
Director: Neil Crombie
 
18.
The Sounds of Aus (2007 Documentary)
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(55 mins.)
Director: David Swann
 
19.
The Most Hated Family in America (2007 Documentary)
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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality (60 mins.)
 
20.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003 TV Series)
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
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Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself... (60 mins.)
 
22.
John Safran vs. God (2004 TV Series)
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In his most ludicrously ambitious project yet, world-famous media hooligan John Safran scours the world in search of God... AND FINDS HIM.... Or, at least, a lot of folk who believe they have. (25 mins.)
 
23.
Beer Wars (2009 Documentary)
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A contemporary David and Goliath story that takes you inside the cutthroat world of the big business of American beer. (89 mins.)
Director: Anat Baron
 
24.
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006 Documentary)
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Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch. (86 mins.)
Director: Stanley Nelson
 
25.
Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008 Documentary)
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Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival... (90 mins.)
Director: Sam Bozzo
 
26.
Fuck (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
27.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
28.
Horizon (1964 TV Series)
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated... (50 mins.)
 
29.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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Miss Representation (2011 Documentary)
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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. (85 mins.)