Documentaries

No particular order . Just some of my favorites
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1.
Murderball (2005 Documentary)
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Paraplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece. (88 mins.)
 
2.
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997 Documentary)
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Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His... (90 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
3.
Dark Days (2000 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City. (82 mins.)
Director: Marc Singer
 
4.
Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
5.
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
 
6.
A/k/a Tommy Chong (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Tommy Chong's federal prosecution under the Bush administration for selling bongs over the Internet. (80 mins.)
Director: Josh Gilbert
 
7.
American Grindhouse (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s. (80 mins.)
Director: Elijah Drenner
 
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Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008 Documentary)
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The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s. (103 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
9.
American Movie (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. (107 mins.)
Director: Chris Smith
 
10.
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
 
11.
Chimpanzee (2012 Documentary)
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A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male. (78 mins.)
Stars: Tim Allen
 
12.
Pulling John (2009 Documentary)
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John Brzenk is troubled by when to call it quits; should he retire when he is on top or wait until someone takes his title... (73 mins.)
 
13.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
14.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film. (88 mins.)
 
15.
Last Cup: Road to the World Series of Beer Pong (2008 Documentary)
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This project follows various individuals as they train for and prepare to compete in the World Series of Beer Pong.
Director: Daniel Lindsay
 
16.
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
 
17.
They Came to Play (2008 Documentary)
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Chronicles the Fifth International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs, hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation... (91 mins.)
Director: Alex Rotaru
 
18.
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
 
19.
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997 Documentary)
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A reassessment of the tragedy at Waco that left 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead. (136 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Wildest Dream (2010 Documentary)
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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Geffen
 
22.
Young@Heart (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. (107 mins.)
 
23.
Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007 Documentary)
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1982's Video Game World Champions share their philosophies on joysticks, groupies and life. (90 mins.)
Director: Lincoln Ruchti
 
24.
Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010 Documentary)
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking. (84 mins.)
Director: Mark Hartley
 
25.
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
 
26.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011 Documentary)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bate
 
27.
Popatopolis (2009 Documentary)
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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer... (75 mins.)
Director: Clay Westervelt
 
28.
Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert's... (104 mins.)
 
29.
After Porn Ends (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bryce Wagoner
 
30.
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
 
31.
Absinthe (2010 Documentary)
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Absinthe looks at the history of the famous and controversial alcoholic drink. It looks at how it is created and prepared... (70 mins.)
Director: Chris Buddy
 
32.
The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
33.
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
34.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
35.
Winnebago Man (2009 Documentary)
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video... (85 mins.)
Director: Ben Steinbauer
 
36.
Where Is Robert Fisher? (2011 Documentary)
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Explore the disturbing story of one of America's most wanted fugitives, Robert Fisher. Following the brutal murder of his family, Fisher went missing in 2001 - years later, his whereabouts remain unknown. (84 mins.)
Director: Charlie Minn
 
37.
De Palma (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary about writer and director Brian De Palma. (110 mins.)
 
38.
My Scientology Movie (2015 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology. (99 mins.)
Director: John Dower
 
39.
Gleason (2016 Documentary)
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After he is diagnosed with ALS, former professional football player Steve Gleason begins making a video diary for his unborn son, as he, his wife, and their friends and family work to raise money for ALS patients as his disease progresses. (110 mins.)
Director: J. Clay Tweel