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1.
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
 
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Lightning in a Bottle (2004 Documentary)
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Antoine Fuqua's documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (103 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
 
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Louie Bluie (1985 Documentary)
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About the obscure country-blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. (75 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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Fighter (2000 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev follows two Czech Holocaust survivors, Jan Weiner and Arnost Lustig, as they revisit Terezin, a labor camp where Arnost was interned for five years and Jan's mother was murdered. (91 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
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Stevie (2002 Documentary)
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In 1995 Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother' to ten years earlier. (140 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
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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
 
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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
8.
Hey Bartender (2013 Documentary)
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Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to... (92 mins.)
Director: Douglas Tirola
 
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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.
Comic Book Confidential (1988 Documentary)
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A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it. (90 mins.)
Director: Ron Mann
 
11.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007 Documentary)
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A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars. (82 mins.)
Director: Amir Bar-Lev
 
12.
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up (2005 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
13.
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010 Documentary)
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A look over the incredible work of ILM and how they revolutionised the way we see film with the introduction... (60 mins.)
Director: Leslie Iwerks
 
14.
The Cruise (1998 Documentary)
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Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses... (76 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
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The Celluloid Closet (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film. (102 mins.)
 
16.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
17.
Bad 25 (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad. (131 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
18.
Street Fight (2005 Documentary)
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This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. (83 mins.)
Director: Marshall Curry
 
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Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
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Anima Mundi (1992 Documentary)
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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass... (28 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
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Taiga (1992 Documentary)
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Taiga is an eight-hour documentary directed and photographed by Ulrike Ottinger. It focuses on the life and rituals of nomadic peoples in Northern Mongolia, specifically the Darkhad nomads and the Sojon Urinjanghai. (501 mins.)
Director: Ulrike Ottinger
 
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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
 
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Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
24.
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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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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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
 
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Lessons of Darkness (1992 Documentary)
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it. (54 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
28.
RasTa: A Soul's Journey (2011 Documentary)
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Rasta: A Soul's Journey tells the story of the journey of Rita and Bob Marley's granddaughter, Donisha Prendergast... (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Samuels
 
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Holding on to Jah (2011 Documentary)
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About the history and culture of roots Reggae music and the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica, as told by world class Reggae musicians and historians. (98 mins.)
 
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Man Free (2011 Documentary)
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Man Free takes a look into the lives of everyday people in the beautiful country of Jamaica. Told through the people themselves... (55 mins.)
Director: Kinsey Beck
 
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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. (117 mins.)
 
32.
Burden of Dreams (1982 Documentary)
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A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo, showing how the film... (95 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
 
33.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
 
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007 Documentary)
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Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there. (99 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Reportero (2012 Documentary)
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A veteran reporter and his colleagues at an embattled weekly challenge the drug cartels and corrupt local officials during an unprecedented wave of violence against journalists in Mexico. (71 mins.)
Director: Bernardo Ruiz
 
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El field. (2011 Documentary)
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International border crossing as a daily constant is an unusual life habit. Particularly when Mexican... (84 mins.)
Director: Daniel Rosas
 
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Gimme the Power (2012 Documentary)
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A "rockumentary" about the Mexican Band Molotov and the political, social and financial context where the band is born and developed. (101 mins.)
Director: Olallo Rubio
 
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Coyote (2011 Documentary)
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A group of documentary filmmakers travel to Mexico to try to cross back into America with a group of illegal immigrants. (76 mins.)
 
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Carrière, 250 metros (2011 Documentary)
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A portrait documentary tracing the inspiration, philosophy and imagination of the celebrated theatre and screen writer...
 
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Narco Cultura (2013 Documentary)
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To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success... (103 mins.)
Director: Shaul Schwarz
 
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El inmigrante (2005 Documentary)
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"El Inmigrante" is a documentary film that examines the Mexican and American border crisis by telling... (90 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
 
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The Show (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary about the culture of hip-hop. Through interviews with some of hip-hops biggest names,... (93 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
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Rhyme & Reason (1997 Documentary)
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A study in the world of hip-hop, done mostly with interviews, in order to see why it is as popular as it is today and what the future holds. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Spirer
 
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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
 
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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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Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
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Fuck (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Anderson
 
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Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the photographer and the complex, enigmatic pictures she takes of her children (81 mins.)
Stars: Sally Mann
 
50.
GasLand (2010 Documentary)
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved. (107 mins.)
Director: Josh Fox
 
51.
Hated: GG Allin & the Murder Junkies (1993 Documentary)
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Documentary about notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. (52 mins.)
Director: Todd Phillips
 
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The Decline of Western Civilization (1981 Documentary)
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The Los Angeles punk music scene circa 1980 is the focus of this film. With Alice Bag Band, Black Flag... (100 mins.)
 
53.
Italianamerican (1974 Documentary)
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Martin Scorsese interviews his mother and father about their life in New York City and the family history back in Sicily... (49 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
54.
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.)
 
55.
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
 
56.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany (2009 Documentary)
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BBC 4 documentary about 1970s German progressive music. (58 mins.)
Director: Ben Whalley
 
57.
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
 
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Scratch (2001 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now... (92 mins.)
Director: Doug Pray
 
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Tapia (2013 Documentary)
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TAPIA takes us inside the tortured soul of Johnny Tapia, the 5-time world champion boxer whose unprecedented... (82 mins.)
Director: Eddie Alcazar
 
60.
Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
61.
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
 
62.
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
 
63.
Pumping Iron (1977 Documentary)
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From Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California to the showdown in Pretoria, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr... (85 mins.)
 
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Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
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Pimps Up, Ho's Down (1998 Documentary)
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A realistic look into the lives of real pimps such as Ice-T, Don "Magic" Juan and others. Alongside real hookers, thugs and their clients on the mean streets of various cities within America.
Director: Brent Owens
 
66.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
67.
The Armstrong Lie (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace. (124 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
68.
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.)
 
69.
Kill the Artist (2007 Documentary)
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Reveals the extreme measures lawmakers and critics go through to censor avant-garde artists, who walk the fine line between art, perversion, religion and devious sexual behavior. (40 mins.)
Director: Andreas Troeger
 
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Celluloid Horror (2004 Documentary)
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Celluloid Horror explores Kier-La Janisse's tireless crusade to bring obscure cult horror film to the... (88 mins.)
Director: Ashley Fester