Documentaries that will blow your mind

A list of all the top documentaries I've seen, which will make you feel like you have just woken up from the matrix. giving a true realisation that the world isn't as peachy as many would like to believe, I believe all these documentaries need to be watched in order for people to understand many issues affecting our world and what we can do to change it.
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1.
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
“ Simply Stunning, intriguing and Heart breaking in equal measures. A must see for all Film fans ” - jonathansharpe02
 
2.
Unreported World (2000 TV Series)
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Channel 4's acclaimed current affairs documentary strand in which reporters travel around the world uncovering stories overlooked by the world's media.
 
3.
Home (2009 Documentary)
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With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked. (120 mins.)
 
4.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
“ One of the most moving documentaries I've seen. I havent welled up when watching a film since i saw gladiator when i was 14, im now 23. I don't want to say too much about this film as i feel it may take away from its impact. I just urge you to see this! ” - jonathansharpe02
 
5.
Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
“ Don't send your kids to Catholics school! this documentary uncovers the child abuse that is so prevalent in the catholic church and there education system and how the church officials all way up to the pope protect those who are guilty of such despicable abuse. the documentary follows the story a former priest Oliver O'grady and several of his victims, of which there were hundreds. the revealing interviews of both the victims and their family's and Oliver himself as well as others who are aware of the abuse, takes you on a mind altering journey and really leaves feeling a bit shaken from the true extent of catholic corruption and there complete disregard to help those affected. ” - jonathansharpe02
 
6.
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.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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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. (97 mins.)
 
9.
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
“ this documentary disturbed me deeply, and is probably one of the hardest films I've ever had to watch. but the response that it invoked its just proof of conscience, something that we often use to defines us from being different from animals. but watching this film will truly challenge those ideals and bring in to question whether we are really as civilised as we would like ourselves to believe. definitely a film not for the faint hearted ” - jonathansharpe02
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
“ A disturbing look at how flawed the U.S health system is, and true portrayal of the inherent greed that exists with in the USA capitalist system. Further revealing the corruption of political figures, the smoke screen created over the american people that any notion of government paid care would be a communist ideal which for some reason is bad, even though communism stems from the ideal of a community, people being supportive of each other and a government that supports its people (in simple terms). Im from the U.k and this film really made me greatful for the NHS we have, even with all its flaws. ” - jonathansharpe02
 
13.
Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001 Documentary)
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida. (111 mins.)
“ this documentary reveals corruption in the U.S police force where there is pressure to deliver results but a laziness of the detectives to actually do any detective work so they arrest a 15 yr old black man and charge him with a serious murder offence. this documentary follows the case and the amazing detective work done by the accused legal team to prove his innocence. the journey of this documentary will truly have you gripped from beginning till end. ” - jonathansharpe02
 
16.
S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary of the S-21 genocide prison in Phnom Penh with interviews of prisoners and guards. On the search for reasons why this could have happened. (101 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
17.
Waste Land (2010 Documentary)
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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. (99 mins.)
Stars: Vik Muniz
 
18.
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
 
19.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)