Prepper for Society Declineby craigburma | created - 18 Nov 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Social Change is never one person, idea or moment in time.
These movies collected together are a tapistry of social change throughout the United States (with one title in Canada).
Often times these fights provided little benefit to those directly involved but provided GREAT benefit to all of us living in the United States today.
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1. Oppenheimer (2011)
7 min | Short, Biography, Drama
The father of the Atomic bomb retreats to his bedroom the night following the bombing of Hiroshima. Confounded by the day events, Robert J. Oppenheimer is left to contemplate the cause and consequence of his creation.
3. The Mike Wallace Interview (1957–1958)
30 min | Talk-Show
The Mike Wallace Interview is a series of 30-minute television interviews conducted by host Mike Wallace from 1957 to 1960. Before The Mike Wallace Interview was televised nationally on ... See full summary »
4. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 133 min | Drama, History, Western
A historic chronicle based on the book by Dee Brown explains how Native Americans were displaced as the United States expanded west.
5. Incident at Oglala (1992)
PG | 89 min | Documentary, History
This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.
Votes: 948 | Gross: $0.54M
6. Nietzsche and the Nazis (2006)
PG | 165 min | Documentary
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is famous for his statement that God is dead and his provocative account of Master and Slave moralitiesand for the fact that Adolf Hitler and the Nazis ... See full synopsis »
7. Terrorstorm (2006 Video)
Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary
Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them. TerrorStorm reveals how, in the last ... See full summary »
8. Hippies (2007 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
The 1960's and 1970's were a time of change, a time of revolution, a time of the Hippies. Hippies reached across the nation and their effects are still felt today.
9. The Weather Underground (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.
Votes: 3,180 | Gross: $0.56M
10. Malcolm X (1992)
PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Votes: 70,104 | Gross: $48.17M
52 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This documentary brings out the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his importance to the conquest of rights for the Black People in the US in the 50s and 60s.
13. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History
Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
Votes: 1,575 | Gross: $0.26M
14. Silkwood (1983)
R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History
A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.
Votes: 15,432 | Gross: $35.62M
15. All the President's Men (1976)
PG | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 83,179 | Gross: $70.60M
16. We Were Here (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.
17. In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993 TV Movie)
R | 98 min | Action, Drama
Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.
18. The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist (2010 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 90 min
Rachel Maddow takes a special look at the Oklahoma City bombing by offering a first look at a taped confession by Timothy McVeigh that was made shortly before his execution.
19. An Unreasonable Man (2006)
Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.
Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $0.18M
24. Beat the Drum (2003)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama
Young Musa is orphaned after a mysterious illness strikes his village in KwaZulu Natal. To help his grandmother, Musa sets out for Johannesburg with his father's last gift, a tribal drum, ... See full summary »
25. Circus (2010)
54 min | Documentary, Reality-TV
In a world that offers a dizzying array of amusements and entertainments, there is none quite so enduring or so universal as the circus. Now, over the course of six dramatic and mesmerizing... See full summary »
27. America the Beautiful (2007)
R | 105 min | Documentary
In a society where "celebutantes" like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition, female body image is one of the more dire problems ... See full summary »
Votes: 442 | Gross: $0.08M
29. American Drug War: The Last White Hope (2007)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Crime
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 »
30. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine (2003)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match... See full summary »
31. Urbanized (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.
33. Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Paul Goodman, whose best-selling 'Growing Up Absurd' made him the philosopher of the New Left in the 1960s, was also a brilliant poet, out queer (and family man) in the 1940s, radical ... See full summary »
Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.03M
34. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »
Votes: 704 | Gross: $0.04M
36. The War on Kids (2009)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
Shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons.
38. Tying the Knot (2004)
Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance
A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. ... See full summary »
Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.04M
Nova (1974– )
Smartest Machine on Earth
TV-G | Documentary, Biography
Watson, an IBM computer with a brain the size of 2,400 home computers and a database of 10 million documents, competes on the game show Jeopardy! (1984) against champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Will Watson win?
43. The Lottery (2010)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News
Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.
Votes: 536 | Gross: $0.05M
National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
National Geographic explores solitary confinement and the devastating psychological effects of isolation. Some say that the practice helps to control unruly prisoners while others argue that it is tantamount to torture.
Frontline (1983– )
TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary
Frontline examines the lives of mentally ill repeat offender who are struggling to make a life for themselves outside of prison.
47. The Cartel (2009)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
American public schools have been growing progressively worse. According to the U.S. Department of Education national testing, only 35% of American high school seniors are proficient in ... See full summary »
Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.01M
48. Technocalyps (2006)
156 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi
Technocalyps examines transhumanism. Experts and scientists discuss whether human beings will use discoveries in genetics, robotics, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence to enhance ... See full summary »
50. Happy (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and... See full summary »
51. Sprawling from Grace (2008)
82 min | Documentary
With more than 250 million cars and trucks on the road and the demand for oil out pacing the Earth's ability to supply it, have we now become slaves to this unsustainable freedom?
54. Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (2007 Video)
Unrated | 139 min | Documentary
For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world's population, while enabling the "elites" to live... See full summary »
PG-13 | 72 min | Documentary
A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation.
57. Looking for Lenny (2011)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
Looking for Lenny is an in-depth, controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to explore the present condition of the fear of words and expression. It also tackles the issue of... See full summary »
59. Please Remove Your Shoes (2010)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the US government's broken promise to keep our airlines secure, and the personal stories of a few people who know the truth - congressmen, air marshals, aviation ... See full summary »
60. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Unrated | 78 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 5,941 | Gross: $0.24M
62. Up the Yangtze (2007)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary
At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.
Votes: 1,654 | Gross: $0.78M
63. The Nature of Existence Companion Series (2011 Video)
845 min | Documentary
Where The Nature of Existence could only scratch the surface, the Companion Series goes deeper into the most challenging topics in the film, with over 100 experts from all over the world.
64. The Crisis of Civilization (2011)
82 min | Documentary, History, News
The Crisis Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are ... See full summary »
65. After Armageddon (2010 TV Movie)
Documentary, Drama, History
A docudrama about a family in LA that is trying to survive the breakdown of society, law, and order after a flu pandemic kills half the people on Earth.
66. 2012: An Awakening (2009 Video)
Unrated | 75 min | Documentary, Mystery
The year 2012 is predicted to be one of great change in cultures spanning the globe. A 26,000 year alignment will occur on the 21 December 2012, will it be the end of the world or the end of time as we know it?
67. 2012: Time for Change (2010)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Animation, News
2012: Time For Change is a documentary feature that presents ways to transform our unsustainable society into a regenerative planetary culture. This can be achieved through a personal and ... See full summary »
Votes: 314 | Gross: $0.07M
68. Alaska: The Last Frontier (2011– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV
Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz ... See full summary »
69. Jerusalem: Center of the World (2009)
120 min | Documentary
The history of the city of Jerusalem is told from it's beginning as a Cannanite city that Abraham was led to by God up to the modern day and how all three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have their history there.
Director: Andrew Goldberg
71. The End of America (2008)
"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »
72. Waiting for Armageddon (2009)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »
Votes: 332 | Gross: $0.01M
74. The Revisionaries (2012)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News
The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.
Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.02M
Nova (1974– )
Ultimate Mars Challenge
TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography
NOVA will be there for the exhilarating moments after Curiosity's landing on Mars --and for the spectacular discoveries sure to come.
78. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
Votes: 12,481 | Gross: $10.94M
79. Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are... See full summary »
Director: Léa Pool
Votes: 636 | Gross: $0.02M
80. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
R | 117 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
Votes: 1,982 | Gross: $0.19M
81. Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? (2010)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama, History
Award-winning director Saul Landau embarks on an in-depth exploration of Miami-Havana politics through the story of the Cuban 5, a group of spies sent by the Castro government to infiltrate... See full summary »
83. New World Order (2009)
83 min | Documentary
This documentary explores the activities of Alex Jones, Jim Tucker, Jack McLamb, and Luke Rudkowski. The film focuses on their efforts to expose the highly secretive meetings of the ... See full summary »
66 min | Documentary
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
86. Spiritual Revolution (2008)
TV-G | 125 min | Documentary
"Spiritual Revolution" is a look at Eastern Spirituality in the Western world, with particular emphasis on its points of convergence with Western science and psychotherapy. Of note is the ... See full summary »
87. A Life Apart: Hasidism in America (1997)
96 min | Documentary
Hasidic Jews seem alien, and even hostile, to those outside their culture,which frequently includes other Jews. They dress differently, don't mingle between the sexes, speak Yiddish, and ... See full summary »
88. The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Crime
"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not... See full summary »
Votes: 892 | Gross: $0.00M
91. Erasing Hate (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary
In this hour, MSNBC goes inside the world of Bryon Widner, a former skinhead "pit bull", as he undergoes painful treatments to remove the physical representation of the hate he had exhibited to the world for more than half his life.
92. Ethos (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
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.
93. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 5,905 | Gross: $1.21M
94. Girl Model (2011)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller
A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.
Votes: 2,025 | Gross: $0.02M
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The true story of lifelong criminal and serial killer, Carl Panzram who wrote his autobiography for a jail guard in 1928.
96. Owned & Operated (2012)
106 min | Documentary
Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the Internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the ... See full summary »
97. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 397,957 | Gross: $15.07M
99. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, History, News
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax... See full summary »
100. WikiLeaks: Enquête sur un contre-pouvoir (2011 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary
This documentary provides a peek into the workings of WikiLeaks and its enigmatic leader, Julian Assange.