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1.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
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Visions of Light (1992 Documentary)
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography)... (92 mins.)
 
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The Moon and the Sledgehammer (1971 Documentary)
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Mr. Page and his two sons and two daughters live a primitive life in the woods in southern England with traction engines. (65 mins.)
 
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Gates of Heaven (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary about a pet cemetery in California, and the people who have pets buried there. (85 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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Vernon, Florida (1981 Documentary)
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Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon... (55 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
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Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate (1986 Documentary)
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In this cult doc from 1985, director Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated) weaves a fascinating study... (75 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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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.)
 
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Perverse Preachers, Fascist Fundamentalists and Kristian Kiddie Kooks (1991 Documentary)
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This documentary focuses on the subculture known as television evangelists. Shown are clips from their programs... (120 mins.)
 
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Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. (52 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
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Relics: Einstein's Brain (1994 Documentary)
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(65 mins.)
Director: Kevin Hull
 
13.
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997 Documentary)
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Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His... (90 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997 Documentary)
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck... (98 mins.)
Director: S.R. Bindler
 
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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
 
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Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the life and career of the infamous American execution device designer and holocaust denier. (91 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
17.
Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
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Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that... (76 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (2000 Documentary)
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Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage. (288 mins.)
Director: Jonas Mekas
 
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Home Movie (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary look at five unusual homes and the people who built (or adapted) them. (66 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
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Cinemania (2002 Documentary)
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This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs... (83 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004 Documentary)
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Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive... (74 mins.)
 
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Rabbit Hash: Center of the Universe (2004 Documentary)
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The quirky TRUE story of a small American town that actually elected a DOG as it's Mayor! Rabbit Hash... (81 mins.)
 
24.
Cat Ladies (2009 Documentary)
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When cats mean meow to you more than people. Cat Ladies takes viewers inside the real world of four "crazy cat ladies" (60 mins.)
 
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The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
26.
Kassim the Dream (2008 Documentary)
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This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the... (87 mins.)
Director: Kief Davidson
 
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Lake of Fire (2006 Documentary)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. (152 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
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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
 
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Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
 
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Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
34.
F for Fake (1973 Documentary)
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A documentary about fraud and fakery. (89 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
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Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann