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1.
Human Planet (2011 Mini-Series)
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them... (50 mins.)
Stars: John Hurt
 
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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008 Mini-Series)
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure...
 
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Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011 Documentary)
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Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen... (101 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
4.
Juvies (2004 Documentary)
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Twelve juveniles, who have been tried as adults, were picked at random for a video workshop at Eastlake Juvenile Hall... (66 mins.)
Director: Leslie Neale
 
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Brick City (2009 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
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Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
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A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer. (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Press
 
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The Tillman Story (2010 Documentary)
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Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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A Place at the Table (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem. (84 mins.)
 
10.
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
11.
Battle for Brooklyn (2011 Documentary)
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'Battle for Brooklyn' follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save... (93 mins.)
 
12.
Love Etc. (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on a group of diverse couples, each in different stages of their relationships in New York City. (94 mins.)
Director: Jill Andresevic
 
13.
Raw Faith (2010 Documentary)
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This surprisingly open and revealing documentary follows two years in the private life of a minister... (94 mins.)
 
14.
I Am (2010 Documentary)
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Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it. (78 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
15.
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC. (89 mins.)
Director: Rodman Flender
 
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Freakonomics (2010 Documentary)
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A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. (93 mins.)
 
17.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
18.
Lemmy (2002 Documentary)
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On stage, backstage, in the studio and elsewhere with Lemmy Kilmister, captured 1998-2001 in Hamburg, Berlin, London, L.A. Belgium and Holland. (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Sempel
 
19.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009 Documentary)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. (86 mins.)
Director: Julien Nitzberg
 
20.
Waiting for 'Superman' (2010 Documentary)
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An examination of the current state of education in America today. (111 mins.)
 
21.
Made in L.A. (2007 Documentary)
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Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment... (70 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
Moonshot (2009 TV Movie)
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The story leading up to the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing launch. (90 mins.)
Director: Richard Dale
 
24.
Harvest of Empire (2012 Documentary)
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A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention... (90 mins.)
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
Sister (2012 Documentary)
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On the ground with maternal health care workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, where there are no white talking heads, no policy makers, no four-wheel drive vehicles and no blood banks. (92 mins.)
Director: Brenda Davis
 
27.
2016: Obama's America (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?" (87 mins.)
 
28.
How to Survive a Plague (2012 Documentary)
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The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. (110 mins.)
Director: David France
 
29.
Fat Kid Rules the World (2012)
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A dropout comes to the aid of a chubby and suicidal high-school kid by recruiting him as the drummer for his upstart punk-rock band. (98 mins.)
Director: Matthew Lillard
 
30.
Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design. (95 mins.)
 
31.
The Other Dream Team (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics. (89 mins.)
 
32.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
33.
Roadmap to Apartheid (2012 Documentary)
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Ana Nogueira is a white South African and Eron Davidson a Jewish Israeli. Drawing on their first-hand knowledge of the issues... (95 mins.)
 
34.
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012 Documentary)
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On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. (108 mins.)
 
35.
The Waiting Room (2012 Documentary)
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Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. (81 mins.)
Director: Peter Nicks