Documentary Movies

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The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
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Evolution of a Criminal (2014 Documentary)
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Tens years after robbing a Bank of America, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns home to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends...and victims. (81 mins.)
 
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Valentine Road (2013 Documentary)
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On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate... (89 mins.)
 
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Lenny Cooke (2013 Documentary)
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Professional sports is known as a true meritocracy, a field in which the cream really does rise to the top... (88 mins.)
 
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Tupac: Resurrection (2003 Documentary)
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Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time. (112 mins.)
Director: Lauren Lazin
 
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Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary examining the politics, music, and life of Tupac Shakur. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Biggie and Tupac (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997. (108 mins.)
Director: Nick Broomfield
 
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The Street Stops Here (2010 Documentary)
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The Street Stops Here is a portrait of the nation's best high school basketball coach, Bob Hurley, Sr... (82 mins.)
Director: Kevin Shaw
 
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Two Days in April (2007 Documentary)
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Follows the story of 4 college football players signed by the sports agency IMG, as they bring them to a training facility in Florida and both physically and mentally prepare them for the NFL draft. (90 mins.)
Director: Don Argott
 
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Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life (2007 Documentary)
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The greatest rapper to ever pick up a mic - with his velvety flow and unparalleled rhyme style he captivated everyone from Jay Z to Tupac... (101 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius Hook Mitchell (2003 Documentary)
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Raised in the drug infested, crime-ridden streets of West Oakland, California, Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell...
 
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Through the Fire (2005 Documentary)
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"Through the Fire" chronicles the journey of Coney Island basketball star, Sebastian Telfair, from famed Lincoln High School straight to the NBA. (103 mins.)
 
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More Than a Game (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary follows NBA superstar LeBron James and four of his talented teammates through the trials and tribulations of high school basketball in Ohio and James' journey to fame. (105 mins.)
 
14.
The Infamous Times, Volume I: The Original 50 Cent (2005 Documentary)
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The true story of the legend who inspired the biggest name in rap. (120 mins.)
 
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Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008 Documentary)
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With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles. (93 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
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There has always been questions raised about Allen Iverson's conviction for a fight he was involved in as a young man... (60 mins.)
 
18.
Michael Jordan to the Max (2000 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
 
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30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Run Ricky Run (2010)
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This documentary follows the life of Ricky Williams, a star for the Miami Dolphins who walked away from the sport over drug allegations... (60 mins.)
 
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Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (2011 Documentary)
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Featuring never before seen footage and exclusive interviews with Michael's Mother Katherine and siblings... (149 mins.)
Director: Andrew Eastel
 
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The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
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American Pimp (1999 Documentary)
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Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant... (87 mins.)
 
23.
Skid Row (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles Pras Michel's 9-day experiment as a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles. (80 mins.)
 
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Rhyme and Punishment (2011 Documentary)
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The gritty elements of urban crime and violence have always had an influence on hip hop culture and rap music... (98 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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BMF: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire (2012 Documentary)
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THE BLACK MAFIA FAMILY explores the story of the 15-year investigation that resulted in 41 defendants across the country being charged in one of the largest drug conspiracy cases ever. (63 mins.)
Director: D. Sikorski
 
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Training Rules (2009 Documentary)
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Examines how women's collegiate sports, caught in a web of homophobic practices, collude in the destruction of the lives and dreams of many of its most talented athletes. (62 mins.)
 
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Late Rounders (2010 Documentary)
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What happens behind the scenes of the most popular game in the land? Late Rounders follows graduating... (92 mins.)
 
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My Amityville Horror (2012 Documentary)
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For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975... (88 mins.)
Director: Eric Walter
 
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Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
 
30.
Knuckleball! (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch. (93 mins.)
 
31.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Without Bias (2009)
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This episode tells the story of the rise of Len Bias as a future basketball superstar. Shortly after being drafted by the Boston Celtic's Len died of a heart attack apparently induced by cocaine. (60 mins.)
 
32.
West of Memphis (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. (147 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
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12 O'Clock Boys (2013 Documentary)
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Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O'Clock Boys. (76 mins.)
Director: Lotfy Nathan
Stars: Coco, Pug, Steven
 
34.
Linsanity (2013 Documentary)
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The life story of basketball sensation, Jeremy Lin. (89 mins.)
Director: Evan Leong
 
35.
Dwight Howard in the Moment (2014 Documentary)
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Original documentary follows NBA superstar Dwight Howard from his rise to fame with the Orlando Magic to his exciting and promising future with the Houston Rockets. (73 mins.)
 
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Iverson (2014 Documentary)
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Iverson is the ultimate legacy of NBA legend Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton... (106 mins.)
Director: Zatella Beatty
 
37.
30 for 30 (2009 TV Series)
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A film that explores the rivalry between the Indiana Pacers and New York as seen through the eyes and actions of Reggie Miller star player of the Indiana Pacers. (60 mins.)
 
38.
Champs (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring. (91 mins.)
Director: Bert Marcus
 
39.
Crime After Crime (2011 Documentary)
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The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence... (95 mins.)
Director: Yoav Potash
 
40.
4 Little Girls (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement. (102 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee