Documentary Films

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1.
The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
2.
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
 
3.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
4.
My Architect (2003 Documentary)
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Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974. (116 mins.)
Director: Nathaniel Kahn
 
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Until the Light Takes Us (2008 Documentary)
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Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson. (93 mins.)
 
6.
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010 Documentary)
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William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues... (87 mins.)
Director: Yony Leyser
 
7.
I Am Divine (2013 Documentary)
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How Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, became John Waters' cinematic muse and an international drag icon. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
 
8.
The Human Scale (2012 Documentary)
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Half of the human population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this will increase to 80%. Life in a megacity is both enchanting and problematic... (83 mins.)
 
9.
Michael H - Profession: Director (2013 Documentary)
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In 25 years, Michael Haneke established himself as one of the most important directors in cinema history... (92 mins.)
Director: Yves Montmayeur
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
Cutie and the Boxer (2013 Documentary)
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This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own. (82 mins.)
 
12.
Downloaded (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Winter
 
13.
Drachenmädchen (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary "Drachenmädchen" (Dragon Girls) tells the story of three Chinese girls, training to become Kung Fu fighters... (90 mins.)
Director: Inigo Westmeier
 
14.
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
 
15.
Fuck for Forest (2012 Documentary)
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Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet. (86 mins.)
Director: Michal Marczak
 
16.
The Search for Emak Bakia (2012 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Oskar Alegria searches for the origins of the 1926 avant-garde short film "Emak Bakia" and its eccentric creator, photographer Man Ray. (83 mins.)
Director: Oskar Alegria
 
17.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
18.
William and the Windmill (2013 Documentary)
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William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine... (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Nabors
 
19.
William Yang: My Generation (2013 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
Director: Martin Fox
 
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Mistaken for Strangers (2013 Documentary)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. (75 mins.)
Director: Tom Berninger
 
21.
Death Metal Angola (2012 Documentary)
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DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows a loving Angolan couple, Sonia and Wilker, whose love for death metal music... (83 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Xido
 
22.
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
 
23.
No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka (2013 Documentary)
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No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War. (49 mins.)
Director: Callum Macrae
 
24.
Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
25.
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
 
26.
A Band Called Death (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded. (96 mins.)
 
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The Boy Inside (2006 Documentary)
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Director: Marianne Kaplan
 
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The Arbor (2010 Documentary)
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Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar. (94 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
29.
Little Lady Fauntleroy (2004 Documentary)
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Keith Allen spends some quality time with former child prodigy James Harries and his family. At first sight... (90 mins.)
Director: Roger Pomphrey
 
30.
Lunarcy! (2012 Documentary)
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With wry humor and affection, Simon Ennis' "Lunarcy!" follows a disparate group of dreamers and schemers... (80 mins.)
Director: Simon Ennis
 
31.
Moog (2004 Documentary)
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Bob Moog shaped musical culture with some of the most inspiring electronic instruments ever created... (72 mins.)
Director: Hans Fjellestad
 
32.
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
33.
A World Not Ours (2012 Documentary)
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An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh... (93 mins.)
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
 
34.
Rewind This! (2013 Documentary)
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Home video changed the world. The cultural and historical impact of the VHS tape was enormous. This film traces the ripples of that impact by examining the myriad aspects of society that were altered by the creation of videotape. (91 mins.)
Director: Josh Johnson
 
35.
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001 Documentary)
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A trip through the idiosyncrasies and difficulties of making one of the most tormented movies ever filmed. (119 mins.)
 
36.
Last Days Here (2011 Documentary)
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Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back. (91 mins.)
 
37.
Lake of Fire (2006 Documentary)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. (152 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
38.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
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A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
39.
The Moo Man (2013 Documentary)
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Modern British dairy farms must get bigger and bigger or go under but Farmer Stephen Hook decides to buck the trend... (98 mins.)
 
40.
No Place on Earth (2012 Documentary)
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A cave exploration in Ukraine leads to the unearthing of a story of World War II survivors who once found shelter in the same cave. (83 mins.)
Director: Janet Tobias
 
41.
CBGB (2013)
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A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB. (101 mins.)
Director: Randall Miller
 
42.
Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship...
Director: Adam Cornelius
 
43.
The Vasectomist (2013 Documentary)
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Documentary following the efforts of a doctor to give the less fortunate access to vasectomies. His motivation to help control the global population is met with resistance from religious representatives in the countries he visits.
 
44.
Good Ol' Freda (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles. (86 mins.)
Director: Ryan White
 
45.
Running from Crazy (2013 Documentary)
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'Running from Crazy' is a documentary examining the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway... (100 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
 
46.
My Fathers, My Mother and Me (2012 Documentary)
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Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family - these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof... (93 mins.)