Documentariesby cilghal16 | created - 07 Jul 2013 | updated - 15 Jun 2014 | Public
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1. Pandora's Promise (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »
Votes: 1,684 | Gross: $0.07M
2. The Business of Being Born (2008)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary
Birth: it's a miracle. A rite of passage. A natural part of life. But more than anything, birth is a business. Compelled to find answers after a disappointing birth experience with her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,215 | Gross: $0.07M
3. Gideon's Army (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary
Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.
Director: Dawn Porter
8. Why We Fight (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
Votes: 9,376 | Gross: $1.44M
10. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 4,869 | Gross: $0.21M
11. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime
Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.
Votes: 6,313 | Gross: $1.50M
13. Cocaine Unwrapped (2011)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News
Moving from country to country in South America, reporting from across the drugs frontline and interviewing top-level international politicians this film exposes the human cost of one of ... See full summary »
Director: Rachel Seifert
15. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War
Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.
Votes: 12,594 | Gross: $0.27M
17. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News
A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
Votes: 4,959 | Gross: $0.06M
18. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 2,510 | Gross: $0.01M
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 20,552 | Gross: $4.19M
22. Dirty Wars (2013)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.
Votes: 8,370 | Gross: $0.38M
23. The Girls in the Band (2011)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.
24. Call Me Kuchu (2012)
Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Drama
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »
Votes: 684 | Gross: $0.01M
25. Venus and Serena (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They've been winning ... See full summary »
Votes: 646 | Gross: $0.05M
26. The Source Family (2012)
TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music
A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, ... See full summary »
29. Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Crime, History
The world's most successful diamond thieves take us into the dark world of the international jewel trade.
Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Off Label (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A road trip through medicalized America, examining the pervasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs through the lives of eight very unique characters.
32. Farmland (2014)
TV-G | 77 min | Documentary
Most Americans have never stepped foot on a farm or ranch or even talked to the people who grow and raise the food we eat. "Farmland" takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ... See full summary »
R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.
Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.08M
37. Bound by Flesh (2012)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary
A biography of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who started as "freaks" in side shows, then went on to be stars of Vaudeville and films.
38. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This is an unashamedly opinionated film. In Gore Vidal's America, the political coup has already happened. The right have triumphed and the human values of the liberals have been consigned ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,013 | Gross: $0.13M
39. Code Black (2013)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Drama
A notorious trauma bay in an inner-city E.R. earns its keep as the 'hurt locker of medicine' as new, idealistic and adrenaline-seeking doctors train in an environment akin to a war zone. ... See full summary »
Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.19M
40. The Case Against 8 (2014)
TV-14 | 109 min | Documentary, Biography, News
A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to the U.S. Supreme Court.
105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.
Votes: 13,697 | Gross: $0.05M
43. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary
A story that questions the shaming of the US through revisionist history, lies and omissions by educational institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy America.
Votes: 5,768 | Gross: $14.44M
80 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The Oystermen of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana. This town of nearly 300 is struggling to survive following the BP Oil Spill that left their crop dead, finances in ruin and culture facing ... See full summary »
49. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,345 | Gross: $0.28M
50. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)
G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure
A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.
Votes: 809 | Gross: $11.10M
51. Spanish Lake (2014)
G | 79 min | Documentary
A documentary on white flight in the area of Spanish Lake, Missouri, a post WW2 suburb. The town experiences rapid economic decline and population turnover due to racism and governmental ... See full summary »
52. The Reconstruction of Asa Carter (2010)
58 min | Documentary
Published in 1976, the critically acclaimed novel, The Education of Little Tree was quickly embraced by critics as a seminal work of Native American literature. A memoir about life as an ... See full summary »