J LeGault's Top Documentaries.

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1.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
2.
American Movie (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. (107 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
3.
American Scary (2006 Documentary)
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American Scary is a look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Ghoulardi to Ghoul-A-Go-Go... (91 mins.)
Director: John E. Hudgens
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
Bettie Page Reveals All (2012 Documentary)
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The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Mori
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012 Documentary)
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Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. (90 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
The Captains (2011 Documentary)
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The Captains is a feature length documentary film written and directed by William Shatner. The film follows Shatner as he interviews the other actors whom have portrayed Starship captains within the illustrious science-fiction franchise. (97 mins.)
Director: William Shatner
 
11.
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010 Documentary)
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Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity. (90 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
12.
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007 Documentary)
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life. (90 mins.)
Director: Lincoln Ruchti
 
13.
Comic Book Confidential (1988 Documentary)
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A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it. (90 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
14.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
15.
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
 
16.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
17.
Fuel (2008 Documentary)
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil... (112 mins.)
Director: Joshua Tickell
 
18.
Get a Life! (2012 Documentary)
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An EPIX Original documentary directed by William Shatner, based on his hugely popular book, in which he examines the cultural phenomena of STAR TREK, its fan-following and his own role within it. In HD. (60 mins.)
Director: William Shatner
 
19.
The Great White Silence (1924 Documentary)
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In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole. (108 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
Häxan (1922 Documentary)
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Fictionalized documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft, from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. (91 mins.)
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary exploring 30 years of the "Friday The 13th" film series featuring all new interviews with cast and crew from all 12 films and various horror fans and filmmakers. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Farrands
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
King Corn (2007 Documentary)
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King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation... (88 mins.)
Director: Aaron Woolf
 
26.
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
 
27.
Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
28.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010 Documentary)
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Explore the origins of "dream demon" Freddy Krueger in this award-winning documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the most frightening and imaginative horror franchise in motion picture history! (240 mins.)
 
29.
O Lucky Malcolm! (2006 Documentary)
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Actor Malcolm McDowell talks about his life and career. With interviews featuring his friends, family, directors and co-stars. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
30.
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin. (121 mins.)
 
31.
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda. (96 mins.)
 
32.
Otaku (1994 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the life styles of various otakus in Japan. Various interviews are given... (168 mins.)
 
33.
Persistence of Vision (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about the animated film The Princess and the Cobbler. Its production began in the 1960s and ended in the 1990s, but it wasn't finished by the director, Richard Williams. (83 mins.)
Director: Kevin Schreck
 
34.
The Rock-afire Explosion (2008 Documentary)
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"The Rock-afire Explosion" is the story of a small-town disc-jockey, a struggling inventor, and an animatronic rock band... (72 mins.)
Director: Brett Whitcomb
 
35.
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
 
36.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006 Documentary)
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A chronicle of the impact early movie special effects had on star creators of future sci-fi films. (80 mins.)
Director: Paul Davids
 
37.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011 Documentary)
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In 1996, the horror master Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street) unleashed Scream, a slasher movie... (120 mins.)
Director: Daniel Farrands
 
38.
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
 
39.
Special When Lit (2009 Documentary)
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What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special... (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Sullivan
 
40.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
41.
Starring Adam West (2013 Documentary)
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Whether you know him from his iconic role as Batman in the 1966 television series or from his bizarre portrayal of the Mayor on Fox's Family Guy... (98 mins.)
Director: James E. Tooley
 
42.
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011 Documentary)
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A year in the making, Still Screaming is the definitive documentary on the making of the iconic Scream movies... (90 mins.)
Director: Ryan Turek
 
43.
The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic (2014 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scene look at the origins and evolution of the Academy Award-winning film. (44 mins.)
Director: Rudy Bednar
 
44.
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
 
45.
These Amazing Shadows (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. (88 mins.)
 
46.
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
 
47.
Trek Nation (2010 Documentary)
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The son of the creator of "Star Trek" explores his father's famous creation and how it has effected people. (88 mins.)
Director: Scott Colthorp
 
48.
Trekkies (1997 Documentary)
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Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Nygard
 
49.
Trekkies 2 (2004 Documentary)
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Denise Crosby takes another look at the huge Star Trek fans and how the series from around the world has affected and shaped their lives. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Nygard
 
50.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
51.
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010 Documentary)
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Shows how the classic board game has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who come together to compete for the coveted title of Monopoly World Champion. (88 mins.)
Director: Kevin Tostado
 
52.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005 Documentary)
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A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities. (98 mins.)
 
53.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001 Documentary)
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Walt Disney was a great person and he created Disneyland and other things for people all over the world and they are so proud of his great work and Mickey Mouse and Mary popins (87 mins.)
 
54.
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
 
55.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
56.
I Know That Voice (2013 Documentary)
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Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers. (90 mins.)
 
57.
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.)
 
58.
Back in Time (2015 Documentary)
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Cast, crew, and fans explore the classic time-travel trilogy's resonance throughout our culture 30 years after Marty went Back in Time. (95 mins.)
Director: Jason Aron
 
59.
Atari: Game Over (2014 Documentary)
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s. (66 mins.)
Director: Zak Penn