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1.
I Think We're Alone Now (2008 Documentary)
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Two individuals, Jeff and Kelly, claim to be in love with the 80's pop singer Tiffany. (70 mins.)
Director: Sean Donnelly
 
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Scenes of a Crime (2011 Documentary)
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Explores a nearly 10-hour interrogation that culminates in a disputed confession, and an intense, high-profile murder trial in New York state... (86 mins.)
 
3.
An Omar Broadway Film (2008 Documentary)
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An incarcerated gang member sneaks a video camera into prison in order to document the use of excessive force and corruption among the institution's guards. (96 mins.)
 
4.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Samsara (2011 Documentary)
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Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. (102 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
7.
Knuckleball! (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch. (93 mins.)
 
8.
$ellebrity (2012 Documentary)
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Celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and in front of the camera. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Mazur
 
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Cocaine Unwrapped (2011 Documentary)
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Moving from country to country in South America, reporting from across the drugs frontline and interviewing... (83 mins.)
Director: Rachel Seifert
 
10.
Cargo: Innocence Lost (2008)
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A documentary that exposes the underworld of sex trafficking of women and children in the United States. (75 mins.)
 
11.
Very Young Girls (2007 Documentary)
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Very Young Girls, whose title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen... (83 mins.)
 
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Fatal Promises (2009 Documentary)
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Fa.tal: adj- Causing ruin or destruction;disastrous / Prom.ise(s): noun- something that effects an express... (90 mins.)
 
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The Price of Sex (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse... (72 mins.)
Director: Mimi Chakarova
 
14.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
15.
Strange Culture (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary in which actors interpret the legally touchy subject of artist Steve Kurtz, who is being held as a suspected terrorist because of his work. (75 mins.)
 
16.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
17.
Harvard Park (2012 Documentary)
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A moving documentary about how a small baseball field in South Central Los Angeles became the proving ground for several legendary baseball players, including All-Stars Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry. (93 mins.)
Director: Bryan Coyne
 
18.
How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012 Documentary)
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Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws. (96 mins.)
Director: Matthew Cooke
 
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The Dust Bowl (2012 Mini-Series)
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A documentary about the 1930s drought of North American prairie farm land, and its consequences during the great depression.
 
20.
Shadow Company (2006 Documentary)
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A groundbreaking investigation into the secretive world of private security forces in Iraq. (86 mins.)
 
21.
Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines how college sports in America became a billion dollar enterprise built on the backs of its unpaid athletes. (85 mins.)
 
22.
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists. (124 mins.)
Director: Brigitte Berman
 
23.
UnHung Hero (2013 Documentary)
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UnHung Hero charts a humiliated man's fact-finding journey as he consults porn stars, doctors and anthropologists to learn whether the size of one's manhood matters. (84 mins.)
Director: Brian Spitz
 
24.
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
25.
Generation Iron (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition. (106 mins.)
Director: Vlad Yudin
 
26.
After Porn Ends (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bryce Wagoner
 
27.
Seduced and Abandoned (2013 Documentary)
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An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death. (98 mins.)
Director: James Toback
 
28.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (117 mins.)
 
29.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
30.
9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008 Documentary)
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9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry"... (113 mins.)
Director: Jens Hoffmann
 
31.
The Gatekeepers (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. (101 mins.)
Director: Dror Moreh
 
32.
TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011 Documentary)
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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history... (104 mins.)
 
33.
Jedi Junkies (2010 Documentary)
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A film about the world's most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber wielding martial arts academies... (75 mins.)
Director: Mark Edlitz
 
34.
Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
35.
Medora (2013 Documentary)
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In America's basketball heartland, four boys from rural Medora, Indiana fight to end their high school's team's losing streak, as their dwindling town faces the threat of extinction. (100 mins.)
 
36.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
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Ladders (2004 Documentary)
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The subject of Ladders is artist Yankel Ginzburg. Ladders are a recurring theme in Ginzburg's art. The... (55 mins.)
Director: Liron Unreich
 
38.
Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus (2013 Documentary)
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Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, DANGEROUS ACTS gives audiences a front row... (76 mins.)
 
39.
The Newburgh Sting (2014 Documentary)
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The FBI targets a Muslim community in Newburgh, New York and arrests four men in 2009 during a sting operation, claiming they tried to help a Pakistani business man, who was working with the FBI, with terrorist attacks. (87 mins.)
 
40.
To Be Takei (2014 Documentary)
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A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. (94 mins.)
 
41.
7 Deadly Sins (2014 TV Series)
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Morgan Spurlock presents a modern day interpretation of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride.
 
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Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol (2007 Documentary)
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A fresh, scientific and sometimes humorous look at the effects of the Adult Industry on a single man... (108 mins.)
Director: Lance Tracy
 
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The Day My God Died (2003 Documentary)
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Filmed in Nepal and India this documentary presents the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade... (70 mins.)
Director: Andrew Levine
 
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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
45.
Redlight (2009 Documentary)
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A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world... (72 mins.)
 
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Anonymously Yours (2002 Documentary)
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"Anonymously Yours" is the outcome of a daring filmmaking operation on sex-trafficking in a military state where nothing is as it seems... (90 mins.)
Director: Gayle Ferraro
 
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Not My Life (2011)
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Not My Life comprehensively depicts the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale... (84 mins.)
 
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El Narco (2010)
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Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business... (145 mins.)
Director: Luis Estrada
 
49.
Private Violence (2014 Documentary)
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Oklahoma Cop Deanna was kidnapped by Robbie, her estranged husband, and beaten in the cab of his truck over a harrowing four-day journey... (80 mins.)
Director: Cynthia Hill
 
50.
Live to Forgive (2009 Documentary)
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Could you forgive the man who murdered your mother? (82 mins.)
Director: Skip Moody
 
51.
Bridgend (2013 Documentary)
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Since 2007, dozens of teens and young people have been found hanged in Bridgend, South Wales. Most of them knew each other-they were friends... (83 mins.)
 
52.
Manny (2014 Documentary)
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A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time... (88 mins.)
 
53.
Dinosaur 13 (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (95 mins.)
 
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The Green Prince (2014 Documentary)
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The son of a founding leader in the Palestinian organization, Hamas, becomes a spy for the Israelis. (101 mins.)
Director: Nadav Schirman
 
55.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
56.
Free to Play (2014 Documentary)
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Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever. (75 mins.)
 
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Ethel (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Ethel Kennedy that provides an insider's view of a political dynasty, including her life with Robert F. Kennedy and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. (97 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
58.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014 Documentary)
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as... (98 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
59.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (83 mins.)
 
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The Square (2013 Documentary)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. (108 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
61.
The Russian Woodpecker (2015 Documentary)
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As his country is gripped by revolution and war, a Ukrainian victim of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster discovers a dark secret and must decide whether to risk his life and play his part in the revolution by revealing it. (80 mins.)
Director: Chad Gracia
 
62.
Actress (2014 Documentary)
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When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her... (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Greene
 
63.
Seymour: An Introduction (2014 Documentary)
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Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life. (84 mins.)
Director: Ethan Hawke
 
64.
Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (2014 Documentary)
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In "Lady Valor", former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck as... (90 mins.)
 
65.
A Life in Dirty Movies (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary shot at the end of pornographer Joe Sarnos's life, which reveals his attempt to make one last film, as well as his relationship with his wife, Peggy. (100 mins.)
Director: Wiktor Ericsson
 
66.
Salad Days (2014 Documentary)
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"Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC (1980-90)" examines the early DIY punk scene in the Nation's Capital... (90 mins.)
Director: Scott Crawford
 
67.
Rape For Profit (2012 Documentary)
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An up-close look at the true nature of the sex trade. The film unveils a growing problem in major U.S... (86 mins.)
 
68.
Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015 Documentary)
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An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana. (145 mins.)
Director: Brett Morgen
 
69.
Cartel Land (2015 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border. (100 mins.)
 
70.
The Lego Movie (2014)
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An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. (100 mins.)
 
71.
Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014 Documentary)
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Profiles four residents of the Brockville Mental Health Centre, a forensic psychiatric hospital for people who have committed violent crimes. (88 mins.)
Director: John Kastner
 
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1971 (2014 Documentary)
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The story of a notorious 1971 activist burglary of an FBI office that led to the Bureau's numerous abuses against dissidents being exposed. (79 mins.)
 
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The End of the Tour (2015)
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The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, 'Infinite Jest.' (106 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
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Casting By (2012 Documentary)
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The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood. (89 mins.)
Director: Tom Donahue