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1.
Food, Inc. (2008 Documentary)
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An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Kenner
 
2.
No Logo (2003 Documentary)
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In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find... (42 mins.)
Director: Sut Jhally
 
3.
The Shock Doctrine (2007 Documentary)
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Drawing surprising connections between market methods and CIA torture techniques developed in the 1950s, the film explores how well-known events of the recent past have been theaters for the shock doctrine, from Pinochet's coup in Chile, to the Tiananmen Square Massacre, to the war in Iraq today. (6 mins.)
Director: Jonás Cuarón
 
4.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
5.
The Blue Planet (2001 Mini-Series)
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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans. (50 mins.)
 
6.
Planet Earth (2006 Mini-Series)
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition. (48 mins.)
 
7.
Starsuckers (2009 Documentary)
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Documentary that explores mankind's desire to be famous and its effect on society. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Atkins
 
8.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007 Documentary)
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Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games. (79 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
 
9.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
10.
The War You Don't See (2010 Documentary)
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(97 mins.)
 
11.
The World According to Monsanto (2008 Documentary)
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster... (108 mins.)
 
12.
No End in Sight (2007 Documentary)
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A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country. (102 mins.)
 
13.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu. (81 mins.)
Director: David Gelb
 
14.
Babies (2010 Documentary)
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A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. (79 mins.)
Director: Thomas Balmès
 
15.
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
 
16.
Miss Representation (2011 Documentary)
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. (85 mins.)
 
17.
Killing Us Softly 3 (1999 Documentary)
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Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising... (34 mins.)
Director: Sut Jhally
 
18.
WHY in the World Are They Spraying? (2012 Documentary)
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An investigation into one of the many agendas associated with chemtrail/geoengineering programs (weather control). (73 mins.)
 
19.
The Invisible War (2012 Documentary)
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An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military. (93 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
20.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Director Davis Guggenheim eloquently weaves the science of global warming with Al Gore's personal history and lifelong commitment to reversing the effects of global climate change in the most talked-about documentary at Sundance. (96 mins.)
 
21.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
22.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
23.
Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
24.
Good Hair (2009 Documentary)
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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles. (96 mins.)
Director: Jeff Stilson
 
25.
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.)
 
26.
America the Beautiful (2007 Documentary)
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In a society where "celebutantes" like Paris Hilton dominate newsstands and models who weigh less than 90 pounds die from malnutrition... (105 mins.)
Director: Darryl Roberts
 
27.
Hot Coffee (2011 Documentary)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Saladoff
 
28.
Teenage Paparazzo (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society. (94 mins.)
Director: Adrian Grenier
 
29.
Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
30.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010 Documentary)
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe... (97 mins.)
 
31.
Chasing Ice (2012 Documentary)
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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. (75 mins.)
Director: Jeff Orlowski
 
32.
The City Dark (2011 Documentary)
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THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine... (83 mins.)
Director: Ian Cheney
 
33.
Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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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. (78 mins.)
 
34.
Go Back to Where You Came From (2011 TV Series)
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(171 mins.)
Director: Ivan O'Mahoney
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
$ellebrity (2012 Documentary)
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Celebrity photographer Kevin Mazur gives an all access pass to life behind the velvet rope and in front of the camera. (89 mins.)
Director: Kevin Mazur
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
40.
It's a Girl! (2012 Documentary)
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Every year in India and China, millions of babies are killed, neglected or abandoned simply because they are girls. (64 mins.)
Director: Evan Grae Davis
 
41.
Last Call at the Oasis (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the world's water crisis. (105 mins.)
Director: Jessica Yu
 
42.
Mission Blue (2014 Documentary)
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Feature documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries. (95 mins.)
 
43.
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
 
44.
The World Before Her (2012 Documentary)
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Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. (90 mins.)
Director: Nisha Pahuja
 
45.
Chasing Beauty (2013 Documentary)
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CHASING BEAUTY provides a rare glimpse into the intriguing and complex world of modeling. Behind the... (90 mins.)
Director: Brent Huff
 
46.
9 Muses of Star Empire (2012 Documentary)
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'9 Muses of Star Empire', a year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl pop group '9 Muses'... (82 mins.)
Director: Hark Joon Lee
 
47.
More Than Honey (2012 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. (95 mins.)
Director: Markus Imhoof
 
48.
The Last Ocean (2012 Documentary)
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The race to protect Earth's last untouched ocean, the Ross Sea Antarctica, from our insatiable appetite for fish. The film raises the simple ethical question: do we fish the last ocean or do we protect it? (88 mins.)
Director: Peter Young
 
49.
That Sugar Film (2014 Documentary)
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Damon Gameau embarks on an experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. (90 mins.)
Director: Damon Gameau
 
50.
Watermark (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on how water shapes humanity. (92 mins.)
 
51.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. (119 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney