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1.
I Am Bruce Lee (2012 Documentary)
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Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form... (94 mins.)
Director: Pete McCormack
 
2.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
3.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006 Documentary)
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In this second Q&A with Kevin Smith he now enters the homes of some of his fans in Toronto and London. (239 mins.)
Director: J.M. Kenny
 
4.
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997 Documentary)
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A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy. (145 mins.)
Director: Michael Paxton
 
5.
A Very English Genius (2002 Documentary)
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"A Very English Genius" is a documentary telling the story of how Michael Ventris became obsessed with...
Director: Robin Dashwood
 
6.
400 Years of the Telescope (2009 Documentary)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an overview of the telescope's development. (57 mins.)
Director: Kris Koenig
 
7.
America: Freedom to Fascism (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America. (95 mins.)
Director: Aaron Russo
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
10.
Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
11.
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011 Documentary)
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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer... (93 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
12.
Ghosts of the Abyss (2003 Documentary)
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James Cameron and Bill Paxton, director and actor of the 1997 film Titanic, travel to the final undersea resting place of the ill-fated ship of dreams. (61 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
 
13.
Eddie Murphy: Delirious (1983 Documentary)
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Eddie Murphy's raunchy, raucous stand-up comedy routine is captured for posterity on this tape. Not for folks who dislike foul language. (69 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers
 
14.
Hackers Are People Too (2008 Documentary)
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Hackers do laundry. Hackers like movies. Hackers are people and could be your neighbors, your brother... (43 mins.)
 
15.
Facing Ali (2009 Documentary)
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion. (100 mins.)
Director: Pete McCormack
 
16.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
17.
H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004 Documentary)
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Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind. (64 mins.)
Director: John Borowski
 
18.
Fighting Politics (2009 Documentary)
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The story of cage fighter Matt Lindland. (93 mins.)
Director: Emily Vahey
 
19.
It Might Get Loud (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. (98 mins.)
 
20.
In Search of Beethoven (2009 Documentary)
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The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances. (139 mins.)
Director: Phil Grabsky
 
21.
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (2010 Documentary)
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In this unique and dynamic live concert experience, Louis C.K.'s exploration of life after 40 destroys politically correct images of modern life with thoughts we have all had...but would rarely admit to. (82 mins.)
Director: Louis C.K.
 
22.
Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh (2010 Documentary)
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Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh features over two hours of material that's too rude for TV. (113 mins.)
Director: Paul Wheeler
Stars: Jimmy Carr
 
23.
Killing Hitler (2003 Documentary)
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A drama-documentary about Operation Foxley, a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Lovering
 
24.
Jedi Junkies (2010 Documentary)
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A film about the world's most dedicated Star Wars fans. From lightsaber wielding martial arts academies... (75 mins.)
Director: Mark Edlitz
 
25.
On the Ropes (1999 Documentary)
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The story of three young boxers and their coach who is determined to guide them in a positive direction in and out of the ring. (94 mins.)
 
26.
Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
27.
Second Skin (2008 Documentary)
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An intimate, fascinating look at computer gamers whose lives have been transformed by the emerging, hugely popular genre of computer games. (94 mins.)
 
28.
Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera (2008 Documentary)
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A probe into the urban myth of the snuff film: one of the most controversial, elusive and vile forms of video. (76 mins.)
 
29.
Single: A Documentary Film (2008 Documentary)
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100 million adults in America are single and for the first time ever, the majority of US households are now headed by an unmarried person... (73 mins.)
 
30.
Spartacus: Gladiator War (2005 Documentary)
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Director: Dan Oliver
 
31.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
32.
Ricky Gervais: Live IV - Science (2010 Video)
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The fourth part in Ricky's themed live stand-up shows. (86 mins.)
Director: Ricky Gervais
 
33.
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
 
34.
The Aristocrats (2005 Documentary)
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One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Provenza
 
35.
The Secret (2006 Documentary)
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Interviews with self-proclaimed authors, philosophers, scientists, with an in-depth discussion of visualizing your goals. The audience is shown how they can learn and use 'The Secret' in their everyday lives. (90 mins.)
Director: Drew Heriot
 
36.
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
 
37.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's expos about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
38.
Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Paine
 
39.
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
 
40.
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004 Documentary)
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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. (109 mins.)
 
41.
Women from Georgia (2009 Documentary)
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"Women" is a documentary about women who come to America to work illegally and send money back to Georgia to support their families... (54 mins.)
 
42.
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006 Documentary)
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Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality. (156 mins.)
 
43.
Something Ventured (2011 Documentary)
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Apple. Intel. Genentech. Atari. Google. Cisco. Stratospheric successes with high stakes all around.... (84 mins.)
 
44.
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010 Documentary)
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The life and career of the comic book writer and editor. (80 mins.)
 
45.
Osama Bin Laden: The Finish (2012 Documentary)
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The riveting inside story of the biggest manhunt in history, the search for Osama Bin Laden, including a startling new revelation on the origin of the plans for 9/11. (60 mins.)
Stars: Aki Peritz