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Free to Choose (1980 TV Series)
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This was originally a book, made into a ten part television series broadcast on PBS by economists Milton...
 
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Boiler Room (2000)
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A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Younger
 
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Rogue Trader (1999)
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The story of Nick Leeson, an ambitious investment broker who singlehandedly bankrupted one of the oldest and most important banks in Britain. (101 mins.)
Director: James Dearden
 
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Wall Street (1987)
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A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing. (126 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire. (133 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
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Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca... (111 mins.)
 
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Moneyball (2011)
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Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. (133 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
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The Social Network (2010)
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Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. (120 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
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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
 
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Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
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The Other Side of Immigration (2009 Documentary)
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Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States... (55 mins.)
Director: Roy Germano
 
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Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002 Mini-Series)
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The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy. (360 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Cold War (1998 Mini-Series)
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. (1120 mins.)
Director: Tessa Coombs
 
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Decisions That Shook the World (2004 Mini-Series)
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The film examines the global effects of Lyndon Johnson backing civil right legislation, Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" defense system and Franklin D. Roosevelt's decision to arm Britain before America joined World War II. (46 mins.)
Director: Gerald Rafshoon
 
18.
The Best of Youth (2003)
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An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s. (383 mins.)
 
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The Mike Wallace Interview (1957 TV Series)
Episode: Ayn Rand (1959)
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Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand on her self-made philosophy, which Wallace calls Randism, but which Rand herself prefers to call Objectivism. (30 mins.)
 
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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007 Documentary)
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union'... (104 mins.)
Director: Brett Harvey
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Being There (1979)
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A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics. (130 mins.)
Director: Hal Ashby
 
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish. (135 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
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John Adams (2008 Mini-Series)
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years. (71 mins.)
 
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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Documentary)
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources. (84 mins.)
 
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Ha Ha Ha America (2006 Short Film)
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A translated Chinese harangue that laughs at American missteps. (16 mins.)
 
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The Visitor (2007)
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A college professor travels to New York City to attend a conference and finds a young couple living in his apartment. (104 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
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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.)
 
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A Tight Spot (1982)
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In this light, fluffy comedy, a low-level clerk cannot make ends meet because his brood is in no way... (92 mins.)
Director: Mica Milosevic
 
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000 Documentary)
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A filmed account of the street protests against the World Trade Organization Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1999. (72 mins.)
 
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Born Yesterday (1950)
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A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. (103 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
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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
 
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Salt of the Earth (1954)
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Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph. (94 mins.)
 
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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)
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History of Apple and Microsoft. (95 mins.)
Director: Martyn Burke
 
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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
 
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Flash of Genius (2008)
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Robert Kearns takes on the Detroit automakers who he claims stole his idea for the intermittent windshield wiper. (119 mins.)
Director: Marc Abraham
 
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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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.)
 
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Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975 Documentary)
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A nostalgic look back at the Great Depression with contemporary archival footage and film clips picturing James Cagney as an American Everyman. (109 mins.)
Director: Philippe Mora
 
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The Cyclist (1987)
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The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care,... (95 mins.)
 
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Hyenas (1992)
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A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's... (110 mins.)
 
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The Big One (1997 Documentary)
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On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Pictures from a Revolution (1991 Documentary)
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In 1981, Susan Meiselas published "Nicaragua, June 1978 to July 1979," 70 photographs she took documenting the Sandinista revolution... (93 mins.)
 
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Live-In Maid (2004)
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A wealthy woman and her live-in housekeeper must adjust their entrenched routine and relationship when Buenos Aires is plunged into economic crisis., (83 mins.)
Director: Jorge Gaggero
 
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Manufactured Landscapes (2006 Documentary)
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Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing. (86 mins.)
 
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The Shock Doctrine (2009 Documentary)
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance. (79 mins.)
 
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The Great Depression (1993 TV Series)
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Igby Goes Down (2002)
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A young man's peculiar upbringing renders him unable to competently cope with the struggle of growing up. (98 mins.)
Director: Burr Steers
 
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Catch-22 (1970)
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
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Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician. (117 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Why We Fight (2005 Documentary)
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Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions. (98 mins.)
Director: Eugene Jarecki
 
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Black Gold (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the world of coffee and global trade. (78 mins.)
 
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Inflation (1942 Short Film)
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In this wartime MGM short, the Devil makes mischief with the U.S. economy. It's 5 months since the U.S... (17 mins.)
Director: Cyril Endfield
 
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Freakonomics (2010 Documentary)
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A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. (93 mins.)
 
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
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On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace. (113 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Meyer
 
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Southland Tales (2006)
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During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. (145 mins.)
Director: Richard Kelly
 
60.
Larry Crowne (2011)
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After losing his job, a middle-aged man reinvents himself by going back to college. (98 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
 
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Battle in Seattle (2007)
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Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings. (99 mins.)
Director: Stuart Townsend
 
62.
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
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The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept. (110 mins.)
 
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The Yes Men (2003 Documentary)
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Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization. (83 mins.)
 
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C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
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Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Willmott
 
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The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
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The Bank (2001)
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The Bank is a thriller about banking, corruption and alchemy. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Connolly
 
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I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything... (121 mins.)
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
 
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First Name: Carmen (1983)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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The Girl in the Café (2005 TV Movie)
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Lawrence, an aging, lonely civil servant falls for Gina, an enigmatic young woman. When he takes her to the G8 Summit in Reykjavik, however, their bond is tested by Lawrence's professional obligations. (94 mins.)
Director: David Yates
 
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Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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¿Y tú cuánto cuestas? (2007 Documentary)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Olallo Rubio
 
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1982: La decisión del presidente (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary depicts the reasons behind the decay of one of Mexico's most prosperous macroeconomic situations: the era called "The Mexican Miracle".
 
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Too Big to Fail (2011 TV Movie)
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Chronicles the financial meltdown of 2008 and centers on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (99 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
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Frontline (1983 TV Series)
Episode: Breaking the Bank (2009)
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An investigation of the 2008 banking crisis: what went wrong, who is to blame, and how long it will take to repair the damage. (60 mins.)
 
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Inspector Morse (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Last Enemy (1989)
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A headless, armless, footless body of a murdered academic is found in Oxford Canal and his investigation leads to petty hatred and jealousy among the local academia. (100 mins.)
 
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John Law and the Mississippi Bubble (1978 Short Film)
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In early eighteenth century France, a man devises a scheme that makes many Frenchmen rich, but falls apart. (10 mins.)
Director: Richard Condie
 
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Paris 1919: Un traité pour la paix (2009 Documentary)
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A film about the Paris Peace Conference that negotiated the end of World War I with the Versailles Treaty. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Cowan
 
78.
Diario napoletano (1992 Documentary)
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(89 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
79.
L'auberge espagnole (2002)
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A strait-laced French student moves into an apartment in Barcelona with a cast of six other characters from all over Europe. Together, they speak the international language of love and friendship. (122 mins.)
 
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One Peace at a Time (2009 Documentary)
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Filmed in 20 countries, with the insights of Nobel Laureates: Muhammad Yunus (Nobel Peace Prize), Steve... (83 mins.)
Director: Turk Pipkin
 
81.
Nobody's Life (2002)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Eduard Cortés
 
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
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Bethune has long been a hero in China. Perhaps for reasons of politics and personality, however, his fame in North America lagged far behind... (168 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos