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1.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
2.
Man with a Movie Camera (1929 Documentary)
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention. (68 mins.)
Director: Dziga Vertov
 
3.
Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
4.
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
 
5.
This Is It (2009 Documentary)
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A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London. (111 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
6.
Jackass 3.5 (2011 Documentary)
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Because too much is never enough! The complete cast and crew of Jackass 3D return with an all-new UNRATED movie... (84 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
7.
Touching the Void (2003 Documentary)
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The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. (106 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
8.
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
 
9.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
10.
Louis and the Nazis (2003 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux travels to California to meet the man dubbed "the most dangerous racist in America"; Tom Metzger, his family and his publicity manager. Louis also meets 'Prussian Blue' an American white-nationalist preteen musical sibling duo. (70 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
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Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 Documentary)
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Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment. (45 mins.)
Director: Emma Cooper
 
12.
Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars (2012 Documentary)
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In 1997, Louis made a documentary on the booming Californian porn industry. In 2012, he returns to find an industry that has been decimated by illegal Internet tube sites. (60 mins.)
Director: Jason Massot
 
13.
Louis and the Brothel (2003 Documentary)
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Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks. (80 mins.)
 
14.
Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids (2010 Documentary)
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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control. (58 mins.)
Director: Danny Horan
 
15.
Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
16.
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg (2008 Documentary)
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One of the installments in the Louis Theroux Law and Disorder Series (60 mins.)
 
17.
Louis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday (2008 Documentary)
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Louis goes to South Africa where American tourists pay to hunt wild animals in privately owned reserves. (58 mins.)
Director: Paddy Wivell
 
18.
Louis Theroux: Under the Knife (2007 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills. (60 mins.)
 
19.
The Most Hated Family in America (2007 Documentary)
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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality (60 mins.)
 
20.
Louis, Martin & Michael (2003 Documentary)
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In 2001, Louis Theroux decides to set out on a journey to interview Michael Jackson. When Michael comes to the UK... (75 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
21.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Weird Christmas (1998)
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A reality TV pilot which chronicled four individuals from different American subcultures who spend Christmas together in New York with presenter Louis Theroux. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism (2012 Documentary)
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Louis travels to DLC Warren in New Jersey, an innovative autism school. (58 mins.)
Director: Jamie Pickup
 
23.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
24.
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 Documentary)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison. (60 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
25.
America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (2011 Documentary)
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued. (60 mins.)
Director: Emma Cooper
 
26.
Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets (2011 Documentary)
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In America's heartlands, Louis looks at private collections of tigers and chimpanzees. (59 mins.)
Director: Jamie Pickup
 
27.
When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000 Documentary)
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Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona. (49 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
28.
Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005 Documentary)
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A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax. (103 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
29.
Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists (2011 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux visits a small group of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. (60 mins.)
 
30.
When Louis Met... Max Clifford (2002 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Alicia Kerr
 
31.
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos (2010 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux is in Lagos, following the local gangs and a paramilitary task force. (60 mins.)
Director: Jason Massot
 
33.
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia (2008 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux visits a run down area of Philadelphia as part of his Law and Disorder Series. (60 mins.)
 
34.
The Weird World of Louis Theroux (2007 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux narrates a compilation of clips from his documentaries. (68 mins.)
 
35.
When Louis Met... Keith Harris & Orville in Panto (2002 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
Director: Guy Gilbert
 
36.
When Louis Met... Ann Widdecombe (2002 Documentary)
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Journalist Louis Theroux spends some time with Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and finds out what makes her tick. (49 mins.)
Director: Kate Townsend
 
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When Louis Met Paul and Debbie (2001 Documentary)
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For 20 years Paul Daniels mesmerised audiences with his conjuring tricks, helped by his wife and assistant... (49 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
38.
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
 
39.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013 Documentary)
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry. (85 mins.)
Director: Simon Klose
 
40.
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013 Documentary)
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A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation. (88 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
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.)
 
43.
Hunt vs Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals (2013 Documentary)
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This powerful story captures the heart of the 1970s - told through unseen footage and exclusive interviews with the people who were really there... (59 mins.)
 
44.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
45.
Late Orchestration (2006 Video)
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Stars: Kanye West
 
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The Eternal Jew (1940 Documentary)
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The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination... (62 mins.)
Director: Fritz Hippler
 
47.
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
 
48.
Pina (2011 Documentary)
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A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations. (103 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
49.
Stop Making Sense (1984 Documentary)
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An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads. (88 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
50.
The Pixar Story (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people... (87 mins.)
Director: Leslie Iwerks
 
51.
Meeting People Is Easy (1998 Documentary)
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff. (99 mins.)
Director: Grant Gee
 
52.
Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology (2005 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Fat Cats, Chike
 
53.
Jackass: The Movie (2002 Documentary)
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Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Tremaine
 
54.
UnHung Hero (2013 Documentary)
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UnHung Hero charts a humiliated man's fact-finding journey as he consults porn stars, doctors and anthropologists to learn whether the size of one's manhood matters. (84 mins.)
Director: Brian Spitz
 
55.
Appunti su un fatto di cronaca (1953 Documentary)
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A 12-year-old girl, Annarella Bracci, was raped and killed in the popular borough of Primavalle, Rome, one of the age-old cross-roads of Italy, at the time it was going through major construction and road development projects. (5 mins.)
 
56.
Koko: A Talking Gorilla (1978 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows Dr. Penny Patterson's current scientific study of Koko, a gorilla who communicates through American Sign Language. (85 mins.)
 
57.
The Concert for Bangladesh (1972 Documentary)
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The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war. (103 mins.)
Director: Saul Swimmer
 
58.
Between the Folds (2008 Documentary)
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Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami... (56 mins.)
Director: Vanessa Gould
 
59.
Cinemania (2002 Documentary)
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This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs... (83 mins.)
 
60.
And Everything Is Going Fine (2010 Documentary)
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A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues. (89 mins.)
 
61.
Public Speaking (2010 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life... (84 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
62.
The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005 Documentary)
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Daniel Johnston, manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist is revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. (110 mins.)
Director: Jeff Feuerzeig
 
63.
Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
64.
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan (2007 Documentary)
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In the summer of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan emerged from the slums of Staten Island and took the hip-hop world by storm... (90 mins.)
 
65.
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.)
 
66.
Rock the Bells (2006 Documentary)
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An inside look at what it took to bring the Wu-Tang Clan together for their final performance at the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop festival. (103 mins.)
 
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Style Wars (1983 Documentary)
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing. (69 mins.)
Director: Tony Silver
 
68.
Mm... Food Drive Tour (2007 Video)
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(60 mins.)
Director: Joaquin Rosales
 
69.
Dont Look Back (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary covering Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. (96 mins.)
Director: D.A. Pennebaker
 
70.
Cartel Land (2015 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border. (100 mins.)
 
71.
Twenty Years Later (1984 Documentary)
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Eduardo Coutinho was filming a movie with the same name in the Northeast of Brazil, in 1964, when there came the military coup... (119 mins.)
 
72.
Making 'The Shining' (1980 Documentary)
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A look behind the scenes during the making of 'Stanley Kubrick (I)''s The Shining. (35 mins.)
Director: Vivian Kubrick
 
73.
Yarn (2016 Documentary)
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Every stitch tells a tale. International artists and knitters take a simple skein of yarn to create their extraordinary ideas and stories. (79 mins.)
 
74.
The Salt of the Earth (2014 Documentary)
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The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world. (110 mins.)