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1.
Objectified (2009 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. (75 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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Helvetica (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture. (80 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
3.
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
 
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Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
5.
The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of John Lennon, with a focus on the time in his life when he transformed from a musician into an antiwar activist. (99 mins.)
 
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Zeitgeist (2007 Documentary)
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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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
 
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Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
10.
Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
11.
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
 
12.
Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999 TV Movie)
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History of Apple and Microsoft. (95 mins.)
Director: Martyn Burke
 
13.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
15.
Future by Design (2006 Documentary)
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Future by Design shares the life and far-reaching vision of Jacque Fresco, considered by many to be a modern day Da Vinci... (86 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
16.
The Corporation (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance. (145 mins.)
 
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180° South (2010 Documentary)
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The film follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. (85 mins.)
Director: Chris Malloy
 
18.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Somm (2012 Documentary)
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Four sommeliers attempt to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. (94 mins.)
Director: Jason Wise
 
22.
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
 
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Tim's Vermeer (2013 Documentary)
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Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer. (80 mins.)
Director: Teller
 
25.
Bottled Life: Nestle's Business with Water (2012 Documentary)
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Do you know how to turn ordinary water into a billion-dollar business? In Switzerland there's a company which has developed the art to perfection... (90 mins.)
Director: Urs Schnell
 
26.
Aftermath: Population Zero (2008 Documentary)
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Ever wondered what the world would be like without any humans? (90 mins.)
 
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 Mini-Series)
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. (557 mins.)
 
28.
Particle Fever (2013 Documentary)
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As the Large Hadron Collider is about to be launched for the first time, physicists are on the cusp of the greatest scientific discovery of all time -- or perhaps their greatest failure. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Levinson
 
29.
A Year in Burgundy (2013 Documentary)
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The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year... (91 mins.)
Director: David Kennard
 
30.
Print the Legend (2014 Documentary)
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Follows the people racing to bring the hot new 3D printing technology to your home, documenting the "Macintosh Moment" of this revolution and exploring what it takes to live the American Dream. (100 mins.)
 
31.
Video Games: The Movie (2014 Documentary)
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Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers... (101 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Snead
 
32.
Linotype: The Film (2012 Documentary)
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Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype typecasting machine... (75 mins.)
Director: Douglas Wilson
 
33.
The Blues (2003 TV Series)
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A documentary series about the origin and history of The Blues.
 
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Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about American blues musicians. (85 mins.)
Director: Ken Mandel
 
35.
The Wrecking Crew! (2008 Documentary)
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby. (101 mins.)
Director: Denny Tedesco
 
36.
Living on One Dollar (2013 Documentary)
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An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games... (56 mins.)
 
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Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014 Documentary)
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Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability. (85 mins.)
 
38.
Happy (2011 Documentary)
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HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy... (76 mins.)
Director: Roko Belic
 
39.
Back in Time (2015 Documentary)
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An amazing look at the immense cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy 30 years after McFly and Brown went on an epic adventure. (95 mins.)
Director: Jason Aron
 
40.
Pump (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that tells the story of America's addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump. (88 mins.)
 
41.
Buena Vista Social Club (1999 Documentary)
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Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers. (105 mins.)
Director: Wim Wenders
 
42.
Amy (2015 Documentary)
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Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse. (128 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
43.
Cooked (2016 Mini-Series)
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As he tries his hand at baking, brewing and braising, acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan explores how cooking transforms food and shapes our world.
 
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Urbanized (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. (85 mins.)
Director: Gary Hustwit
 
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The Genius of Design (2010 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
46.
Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street (2006 Documentary)
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This 90 minute, 3-act documentary details the rise & fall of Maxwell Street, Chicago's great outdoor market, the birthplace of the electric blues and where "the only color that mattered was green". (90 mins.)
Director: Phil Ranstrom
 
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SOMM: Into the Bottle (2015 Documentary)
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The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles. (90 mins.)
Director: Jason Wise
 
48.
Steak (R)evolution (2014 Documentary)
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Gourmet road trip looking for the best steak in the world. Breeders, farmers, butchers, cooks, historians... (135 mins.)
Director: Franck Ribière
 
49.
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary about the rise of The Police. (79 mins.)
 
50.
Requiem for the American Dream (2015 Documentary)
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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, on the defining characteristic of our time... (73 mins.)
 
51.
Keep on Keepin' On (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition. (84 mins.)
Director: Alan Hicks
 
52.
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015 Documentary)
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Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators. (103 mins.)
Director: Amy J. Berg
 
53.
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (2015 Mini-Series)
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SINATRA: All or Nothing at All is an up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer... (240 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
54.
The Sunshine Makers (2015 Documentary)
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The story of Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the unlikely duo at the heart of 1960s American drug counter-culture. (101 mins.)
 
55.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015 Documentary)
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How might your life be better with less? (79 mins.)
Director: Matt D'Avella