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1.
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
 
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My Flesh and Blood (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children. (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Karsh
 
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Martha in Lattimore (2005 Documentary)
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The first thing you notice when meeting Martha Mason is the bright yellow iron lung that encases her... (45 mins.)
Director: Mary Dalton
 
4.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
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The Bridge (2006 Documentary)
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People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary... (94 mins.)
Director: Eric Steel
 
6.
Google Baby (2009 Documentary)
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A journey across three continents telling the story of the up and coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. (77 mins.)
 
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The September Issue (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's preparations for the 2007 fall-fashion issue. (90 mins.)
Director: R.J. Cutler
 
8.
Lagerfeld Confidential (2007 Documentary)
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An up-close-and-personal portrait of the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld. (89 mins.)
 
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Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008 Documentary)
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A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino. (96 mins.)
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
 
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Zoo (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse. (75 mins.)
Director: Robinson Devor
 
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Whole (2003 Documentary)
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Explores individuals who feel the need to become amputees by interviewing these individuals and psychiatrists, loved ones, etc. (55 mins.)
Director: Melody Gilbert
 
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A Life Without Pain (2005 Documentary)
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Documentarian Melody Gilbert follows the daily lives of three girls -- a 3-year-old Minnesotan, a 7-year-old Norwegian and a 10-year-old German...
Director: Melody Gilbert
 
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Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
14.
Baraka (1992 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion. (96 mins.)
Director: Ron Fricke
 
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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 Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012 Documentary)
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An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991. (76 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
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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.)
 
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Children of Beslan (2005 Documentary)
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On September 1, 2004, a group of heavily armed rebel extremists stormed into School No. 1 in Beslan... (60 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
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Witch Hunt (2008 Documentary)
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The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation. (91 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
25.
101 Rent Boys (2000 Documentary)
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101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard... (78 mins.)
 
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White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007 Documentary)
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Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (86 mins.)
Director: Steven Okazaki
 
27.
Autism: The Musical (2007 Documentary)
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Follows five autistic children as they work together to create and perform a live musical production. (94 mins.)
Director: Tricia Regan
 
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Twist of Faith (2004 Documentary)
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A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith. (87 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
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Hear and Now (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary memoir following a filmmaker's deaf parents as they receive a complex surgical implant, which allows them to experience sound for the first time. (85 mins.)
 
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In Memoriam: New York City (2002 Documentary)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Fence (2010 Documentary)
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In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along its Mexican border... (36 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
32.
How to Die in Oregon (2011 Documentary)
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In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication... (107 mins.)
 
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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
34.
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
 
35.
Earthlings (2005 Documentary)
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. (95 mins.)
Director: Shaun Monson
 
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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 Documentary)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. (130 mins.)
 
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War Photographer (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Christian Frei
 
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Saving Face (2012 Documentary)
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returns to his native Pakistan to help those left horribly scarred by acid attacks. (40 mins.)
 
39.
102 Minutes That Changed America (2008 Documentary)
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The morning of September 11, 2001 is shown through multiple video cameras in New York City, from the moment the first WTC tower is hit until after both towers collapse. (102 mins.)
 
40.
Unlawful Killing (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about the allegedly conspiratorial killing of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed (78 mins.)
Director: Keith Allen
 
41.
Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's... (104 mins.)
 
42.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003 Documentary)
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When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind. (93 mins.)
 
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Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013 Documentary)
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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. (79 mins.)
Director: Cullen Hoback
 
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Bridegroom (2013 Documentary)
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Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years accidentally dies and Tom's family refuses Shane from attending the funeral. (80 mins.)
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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Blackfish (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. (83 mins.)
 
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Tyke Elephant Outlaw (2015 Documentary)
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This is the gripping and emotionally charged story of Tyke, a circus elephant that went on a rampage in Honolulu in 1994... (78 mins.)
 
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Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014 Documentary)
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Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in a targeted homophobic attack in Wyoming in 1998. (89 mins.)
Director: Michele Josue