Documentary Films I have seen

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1.
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003 Documentary)
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Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial. (93 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
Word Wars (2004 Documentary)
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A look at the obsessive world of competitive Scrabble. (80 mins.)
 
4.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
5.
The God Who Wasn't There (2005 Documentary)
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole. (62 mins.)
Director: Brian Flemming
 
6.
Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2006 Documentary)
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Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing. (82 mins.)
 
7.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 Documentary)
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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Karslake
 
8.
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
 
9.
Nursery University (2008 Documentary)
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Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Prodigal Sons (2008 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Kimberly Reed returns home for her high school reunion, ready to reintroduce herself to the... (86 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Reed
 
11.
The Business of Being Born (2008 Documentary)
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Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business... (87 mins.)
Director: Abby Epstein
 
12.
Cropsey (2009 Documentary)
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Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances. (84 mins.)
 
13.
Outrage (2009 Documentary)
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An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S. (90 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
14.
Turtle: The Incredible Journey (2009 Documentary)
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A little loggerhead turtle follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world... (81 mins.)
Director: Nick Stringer
 
15.
Michael Jackson: The Inside Story - What Killed the King of Pop? (2010 Documentary)
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This hard-hitting documentary traces the last months of the singer's life, examines the circumstances that led to his untimely passing... (70 mins.)
Director: Sonia Anderson
 
16.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011 Documentary)
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The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. (80 mins.)
Director: Constance Marks
 
17.
This Is What Love in Action Looks Like (2011 Documentary)
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In the summer of 2005 a 16yo Memphis, TN wrote on his MySpace blog about his parents sending him to... (74 mins.)
Director: Morgan Jon Fox
 
18.
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012 Documentary)
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The life, career and music of singer Katy Perry as we follow her on the California Dreams World Tour. (93 mins.)
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
Candyman (2010 Documentary)
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The story of the rise and fall of David Klein, the man who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans. (75 mins.)
Director: Costa Botes
 
21.
One Direction: This Is Us (2013 Documentary)
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A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. (92 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
22.
Kumaré (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumar must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all. (84 mins.)
Director: Vikram Gandhi