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1. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 6,650 | Gross: $0.20M

2. Alone in the Wilderness (2004 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary

8.8
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Documentary tells the story of Dick Proenneke who, in the late 1960s, built his own cabin in the wilderness at the base of the Aleutian Peninsula, in what is now Lake Clark National Park. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Proenneke, Bob Swerer Jr., Wendy Ishii, Pamela Guest

Votes: 2,970

3. L'homme qui voulait classer le monde (2002)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Paul Otlet was a Belgian, *1868, died 1944, who perfected the Dewey Classification system as "the Universal Decimal Classification", in his lifetime alone totalling 17 million index cards ... See full synopsis »

Director: Françoise Levie | Stars: Michel Guillou, Manuela Servais

Votes: 15

4. No Impact Man: The Documentary (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

6.7
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66 Metascore

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Directors: Laura Gabbert, Justin Schein | Stars: Colin Beavan, Michelle Conlin

Votes: 1,388 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Bomb It (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

Director: Jon Reiss | Stars: Cope 2, Kid Acne, Antonio, Arofish

Votes: 612

6. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,237

7. The Write Environment (2008– )

Biography, Talk-Show

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THE WRITE ENVIRONMENT is a compelling new series that takes us backstage into the here-to unseen world of the writer's room for an intimate one-on-one interview with some of today's most ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Jeffrey Berman, Doug Ellin, David Hayter, Tim Kring

Votes: 13

8. 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

9. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,025 | Gross: $6.41M

10. Big Rig (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

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A portrait of contemporary American life, as seen through the eyes of long-haul truck drivers.

Director: Doug Pray

Votes: 329

11. Infamy (2005)

R | 91 min | Documentary

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A feature-length documentary about graffiti culture as told through the experiences of six well-known graffiti writers and a graffiti buffer.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Claw, Joe Connolly, Earsnot, Jase

Votes: 322

12. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,895

13. Shadow Company (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

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A groundbreaking investigation into the secretive world of private security forces in Iraq.

Directors: Nick Bicanic, Jason Bourque | Stars: Alan Bell, Phil Lancaster, Madelaine Drohan, Robert Young Pelton

Votes: 656

14. Science of Horror (2008)

82 min | Documentary

6.1
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Horror films are pornographic and eroticise the abject. Yet, they relieve, they are humorous and challenge cultural taboos. The phallus, indicator of social power, becomes a flexible object... See full summary »

Director: Katharina Klewinghaus | Stars: Hasko Baumann, Rhona Berenstein, Bruce Campbell, John Carpenter

Votes: 11

15. Typeface (2009)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

6.5
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Charting the intersection between rural America and contemporary graphic design.

Director: Justine Nagan

Votes: 204

16. Ashes and Snow (2005)

63 min | Documentary, Drama

8.3
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Exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals.

Director: Gregory Colbert | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Jeanne Moreau, Enrique Rocha, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 3,382