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1. Get Me Roger Stone (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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75 Metascore

A documentary exploring the life and career of notorious Republican dirty trickster and longtime Trump advisor, Roger Stone, who helped create the real-estate mogul's political career.

Directors: Dylan Bank, Daniel DiMauro, Morgan Pehme | Stars: Roger Stone, Donald J. Trump, Paul Manafort, Jeffrey Toobin

Votes: 3,086

2. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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90 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 15,152

3. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

8.3
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Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald J. Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 2,899

4. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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77 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

Votes: 6,567 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Best of Enemies (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 4,584 | Gross: $0.89M

6. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 14,905 | Gross: $0.70M

7. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.1
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The academic and activist Noam Chomsky describes the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 6,512 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 44,380 | Gross: $2.80M

9. Killswitch (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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The Internet is under attack. This award-winning documentary explores the threat Internet censorship imposes on free speech, innovation, and democracy.

Director: Ali Akbarzadeh | Stars: Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu, Peter Ludlow

Votes: 506

10. Merchants of Doubt (2014)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss, Sam Roe

Votes: 3,060 | Gross: $0.19M

11. The Culture High (2014)

TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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37 Metascore

Scours the deep-seated roots of this morally induced Marijuana campaign and reveal the fascinating path it has taken to get to where it is today.

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ronald Reagan, Snoop Dogg, Penn Jillette

Votes: 3,321

12. The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

6.8
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61 Metascore

Comedy troupe The Yes Men stage phony events and press releases in an effort to bring attention to environmental dangers and corporate greed.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Laura Nix | Stars: Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Benadette Chandia Kodili, Albert Mwesigwa

Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.05M

13. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $0.38M

14. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 4,939 | Gross: $0.06M

15. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $0.28M

16. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 6,790 | Gross: $0.16M

17. Four Horsemen (2012)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

7.8
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The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. 23 ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Ashcroft | Stars: Dominic Frisby, Gillian Tett, Lawrence Wilkerson, David Morgan

Votes: 2,321

18. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,860 | Gross: $0.21M

19. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,039

20. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,396

21. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $1.07M

22. Reagan (2011)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Bud Abbott, Walter Abel, Spiro Agnew, Martin Anderson

Votes: 716

23. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $0.05M

24. The Ambassador (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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67 Metascore

Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.

Director: Mads Brügger | Star: Mads Brügger

Votes: 3,388 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

R | 118 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, William Branner, Melanie Sloan

Votes: 1,438 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,972 | Gross: $0.19M

27. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,161 | Gross: $0.10M

28. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.7
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,735 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,559 | Gross: $4.31M

30. My Trip to Al-Qaeda (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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Chronicles fundamentalist Islam's rise to power and explores Wright's struggle to maintain his objectivity as a journalist writing about Islamic terror.

Director: Alex Gibney | Star: Lawrence Wright

Votes: 348

31. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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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.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 969

32. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 37,830 | Gross: $14.36M

33. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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71 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,190 | Gross: $0.05M

34. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.6
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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 758 | Gross: $0.17M

35. Det røde kapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,503 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

Votes: 1,509 | Gross: $0.04M

37. Severe Clear (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

6.5
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57 Metascore

As part of the first wave in the War on Terror, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti (awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V") served on the front lines during the 21 ... See full summary »

Director: Kristian Fraga | Star: Mike Scotti

Votes: 464

38. South of the Border (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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45 Metascore

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tariq Ali, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 2,611 | Gross: $0.17M

39. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,037 | Gross: $0.45M

40. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,309

41. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.6
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71 Metascore

Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.

Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Reggie Watts, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Richard Ebeling

Votes: 4,744 | Gross: $0.19M

42. 9/11: Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction (2008)

112 min | Documentary

8.1
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Add a Plot

Director: Ken Jenkins | Stars: Richard Gage, Jonathan Barnett, David Chandler, Craig Bartmer

Votes: 70

43. Bulletproof Salesman (2008)

70 min | Documentary

6.8
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Fidelis Cloer is a self-confessed war profiteer who found The Perfect War when the US invaded Iraq. It wasn't about selling a dozen cars, or even a hundred, it was a thousand-car war where security would become the ultimate product.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Star: Fidelis Cloer

Votes: 263

44. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush

Votes: 1,768 | Gross: $0.82M

45. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,588 | Gross: $13.00M

46. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.5
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70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,530 | Gross: $0.23M

47. Superpower (2008)

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary, History, War

7.2
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Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception.

Director: Barbara-Anne Steegmuller | Stars: Christy Johnson, Max Carter, Harry S. Truman, Eric L. Haney

Votes: 309

48. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family members ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Booth | Stars: Joe Arpaio, Jello Biafra, Osama bin Laden, Jeff Blackburn

Votes: 1,535

49. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,623 | Gross: $1.43M

50. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 69,585 | Gross: $24.54M

51. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,419 | Gross: $0.27M

52. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

104 min | Documentary

8.3
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BC's illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a business giant, dubbed by some involved as 'The Union', Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually. With up to 85% of 'BC ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Harvey | Stars: Adam Scorgie, Chris Bennett, Steve Bloom, Renee Bojee

Votes: 7,329

53. The War on Democracy (2007)

96 min | Documentary

8.3
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Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Martin, John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende, Jacobo Arbenz

Votes: 1,989

54. War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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57 Metascore

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Spiro Agnew, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Arnett, Wolf Blitzer

Votes: 1,030

55. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War

7.9
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff | Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

Votes: 1,857

56. An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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75 Metascore

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn, Eric Alterman

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $0.18M

57. Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I (2006 Video)

112 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Marty Callaghan's Synopsis: Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callaghan

Votes: 121

58. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

75 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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68 Metascore

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko, Jozo Zovko

Votes: 1,524

59. Shadow Company (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.8
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A groundbreaking investigation into the secretive world of private security forces in Iraq.

Directors: Nick Bicanic, Jason Bourque | Stars: Alan Bell, Phil Lancaster, Madelaine Drohan, Robert Young Pelton

Votes: 656

60. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

8.1
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68 Metascore

Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,363 | Gross: $1.44M

61. Control Room (2004)

84 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,860 | Gross: $2.59M

62. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 117,979 | Gross: $119.19M

63. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 5,933 | Gross: $0.24M

64. The Crazy Rulers of the World (2004– )

Documentary

7.7
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Journalist Jon Ronson examines some of the more unusual techniques being employed by the US government in the war on terror.

Star: Jon Ronson

Votes: 76

65. JFK II: The Bush Connection (2003 Video)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Four part documentary about JFK's murder, and who had reasons and means to do it, and to escape. - Part 1: History is written by the winners. Part 2: Through the Looking Glass. Part 3: Who ... See full summary »

Director: John Hankey | Stars: Cyril H. Wecht, Robert McClelland, Marion Jenkins, Richard Dulany

Votes: 190

66. Orwell Rolls in His Grave (2003)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

8.1
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49 Metascore

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy.

Director: Robert Kane Pappas | Stars: Charles Lewis, Robert McChesney, Mark Crispin Miller, Bernie Sanders

Votes: 1,078 | Gross: $0.02M

67. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 18,980 | Gross: $1.88M

68. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,473 | Gross: $4.19M

69. The Yes Men (2003)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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68 Metascore

Anti-corporate activists travel from conference to conference, impersonating member of the World Trade Organization.

Directors: Dan Ollman, Sarah Price, Chris Smith | Stars: Andreas Bichlbauer, Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Michael Moore

Votes: 5,246 | Gross: $0.20M

70. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,392 | Gross: $21.24M

71. The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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72 Metascore

A film about the war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Brian Cox, Henry Kissinger, Anna Chennault, Amy Goodman

Votes: 1,816 | Gross: $0.52M

72. The War Room (1993)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A documentary of the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign and the organization who ran it.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, Heather Beckel, Paul Begala

Votes: 3,296 | Gross: $0.90M

73. Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

8.3
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80 Metascore

A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Norman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Sparks, John Corcoran

Votes: 3,901