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1.
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
 
2.
Graphic Sexual Horror (2009 Documentary)
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Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites... (84 mins.)
 
3.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
4.
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
 
5.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
Director: Janus Metz
 
6.
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
 
7.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
8.
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.)
 
9.
Streetwise (1984 Documentary)
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle. (91 mins.)
Director: Martin Bell
 
10.
Grizzly Man (2005 Documentary)
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A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. (103 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
11.
Kill Your Idols (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on thirty years of alternative NYC rock 'n roll. (75 mins.)
Director: S.A. Crary
 
12.
My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
13.
Rough Cut and Ready Dubbed (1982 Documentary)
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Documents the post-punk period between 1978 and 1981, featuring the looks, the poses, the rucks, the riots and the slaggings of bands and their fans... (59 mins.)
Director: Hasan Shah, Dom Shaw
 
14.
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography). (93 mins.)
 
15.
Lords of Dogtown (2005)
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The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970's. (107 mins.)
 
16.
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
17.
Naqoyqatsi (2002 Documentary)
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A visual montage portrait of our contemporary world dominated by globalized technology and violence. (89 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
18.
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004 Documentary)
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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. (75 mins.)
 
19.
An Inconvenient Truth (2006 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment. (96 mins.)
 
20.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
21.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
22.
Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967 Documentary)
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Iconoclast Lenny Bruce appears at San Francisco's Basin Street West in what was his next-to-last live appearance... (72 mins.)
Director: John Magnuson
 
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.
Make Believe (2010 Documentary)
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Six of the world's best young magicians battle for the title of Teen World Champion. (88 mins.)
Director: J. Clay Tweel
 
25.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
26.
Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003 Documentary)
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A look at the history of fame in the world through the eyes of pop star impresario, Rodney Bingenheimer. (94 mins.)
 
27.
Lost in La Mancha (2002 Documentary)
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Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground. (93 mins.)
 
28.
Let's Rock Again! (2004 Documentary)
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A one-hour music documentary following rock icon, and former frontman of The Clash, Joe Strummer as he tours across America and Japan. (67 mins.)
Director: Dick Rude
 
29.
It Felt Like a Kiss (2009 Documentary)
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The story of America's rise to power starting in 1959, it uses nothing but archive footage and Amercia pop music. Showing the consequences on the rest of the world and in peoples mind. (54 mins.)
 
30.
Bukowski: Born into This (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'. (130 mins.)
Director: John Dullaghan
 
31.
Bukowski at Bellevue (1995 Documentary)
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In the Spring of 1970 CHARLES BUKOWSKI, then little known, packed his overnight bag, locked the door... (60 mins.)
 
32.
Bukowski (2010 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: Daan Bakker
 
33.
Bukowski (1973 Documentary)
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The poet Charles Bukowski is filmed going to San Francisco to give a poetry reading. (60 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
34.
Wesley Willis (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary about the late Chicago artist and musician Wesley Willis. Filmmaker Daniel Bitton follows Willis throughout the Chicago area... (59 mins.)
Director: Daniel Bitton
 
35.
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
 
36.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011 Documentary)
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An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America. (86 mins.)
Director: Jon Foy
 
37.
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
 
38.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
39.
Special When Lit (2009 Documentary)
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What made more money than the entire American movie industry through the 50s and 60s? Pinball. Special... (97 mins.)
Director: Brett Sullivan
 
40.
Dig! (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. (107 mins.)
Director: Ondi Timoner
 
41.
Gimme Shelter (1970 Documentary)
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A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont. (91 mins.)
 
42.
RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary which examines copyright issues in the information age. (87 mins.)
Director: Brett Gaylor
 
43.
Drug-Taking and the Arts (1993 Documentary)
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How drugs have influenced artistic production in the course of the last 200 years, focusing on major European and American literary figures and visual artists. (120 mins.)
 
44.
Sherman's March (1985 Documentary)
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... (157 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
 
45.
D-Day: The Lost Evidence (2004 Documentary)
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Director: Jobim Sampson
 
46.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
47.
Crusades: Crescent & the Cross (2005 Documentary)
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A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land. (240 mins.)
 
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Crusades (1995 Mini-Series)
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Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades. (200 mins.)