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1.
9/11: The Falling Man (2006 Documentary)
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The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press... (80 mins.)
Director: Henry Singer
 
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 Documentary)
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. (110 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
3.
The War Game (1965 Documentary)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
4.
We Stand Alone Together (2001 Documentary)
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Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers. (78 mins.)
Director: Mark Cowen
 
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Shine a Light (2008 Documentary)
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A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour. (122 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
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Promises (2001 Documentary)
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Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other... (106 mins.)
 
7.
Playing for Change: Peace Through Music (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on undiscovered musicians all over the world.
 
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Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938 Documentary)
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin. (121 mins.)
 
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Night and Fog (1956 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
10.
Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (2006 Video)
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Metallica's music videos between 1989 and 2004 (141 mins.)
 
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Metallica: S&M (2000 Documentary)
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A live Metallica concert backed by a 80 piece symphony orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen. Two songs are debuted, "- Human" and "No Leaf Clover". A documentary is included. It also was released on audio CD. (145 mins.)
Director: Wayne Isham
 
12.
Metallica: Live Shit - Binge & Purge, Seattle (1993 Video)
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Metallica plays a live show in Seattle in 1989 (141 mins.)
Director: Michael Salomon
 
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Metallica: Cunning Stunts (1998 Documentary)
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The Metallica boys' trip to Texas is long and heavy, jam packed with thrash hits and a never before (at the time) heard song, Fuel. (130 mins.)
 
14.
Metallica: 2 of One (1989 Video)
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Two versions of Metallica's 1989 video "One".
 
15.
Loose Change: Final Cut (2007 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Dylan Avery
 
16.
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
 
17.
The House Is Black (1963 Documentary)
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Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House is Black juxtaposes "ugliness," of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. (20 mins.)
 
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A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (1992 Documentary)
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This DVD contains many never-seen-before interviews of Metal icons METALLICA, exploring the true lives of these larger-than-life heroes... (91 mins.)
Director: Adam Dubin
 
19.
AC/DC: No Bull (1996 Documentary)
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(46 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
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The American Revolution (1994 Documentary)
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Thorough documentary of how the American Colonies rebelled against England and the personalities involved in the creation of a new nation. (50 mins.)
 
21.
The Sorrow and the Pity (1969 Documentary)
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From 1940 to 1944, France's Vichy government collaborated with Nazi Germany. Marcel Ophüls mixes archival... (251 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
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Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
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All the band members discuss life in the feisty and debauched world of Motorhead, and the band plays some of their legendary tracks specially for the documentary. Archive footage and interviews are also featured.
 
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Classic Albums (1997 TV Series)
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A detailed look at the production of the biggest album in the history of progressive rock and one of the best-selling albums of all time.
 
24.
Hearts and Minds (1974 Documentary)
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An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Davis
 
25.
Inside (2007 TV Series)
Episode: American Skinheads (2007)
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National Geographic goes inside and undercover to reveal the secrets and inner-workings of a myriad of topics.
 
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Juvies (2004 Documentary)
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Twelve juveniles, who have been tried as adults, were picked at random for a video workshop at Eastlake Juvenile Hall... (66 mins.)
Director: Leslie Neale
 
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Classic Albums: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (2001 Documentary)
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A behind the scenes look at the making of Iron Maiden's critically praised album 'The Number of the Beast' (80 mins.)
Director: Tim Kirkby
 
28.
Gamer Revolution (2007 Documentary)
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Special documentary look at how pop culture's 'new dark continent,' video games, are changing the world. (120 mins.)
 
29.
Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011 Documentary)
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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling... (90 mins.)
 
30.
Marley (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley. (144 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004 Documentary)
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In this documentary feature, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration's case to invade Iraq following the events of Sept... (83 mins.)
 
32.
Our Universe 3D (2013 Documentary)
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Our solar system was the first to attract humans and filled their souls with awe and fear. At the same... (52 mins.)
 
33.
Land of Silence and Darkness (1971 Documentary)
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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people... (85 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
34.
Dreamocracy (2015 Documentary)
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How to reinvent democracy by the eyes of two Portuguese activists. (80 mins.)
 
35.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
36.
Stephen Hawking's Universe (1997 Mini-Series)
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6-part documentary series from arguably the greatest scientific mind in the world, the wheelchair-bound Stephen Hawking... (360 mins.)
 
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Hawking (2013 Documentary)
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Hawking is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him... (86 mins.)
 
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Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012 Mini-Series)
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics... (60 mins.)
 
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Owned & Operated (2012 Documentary)
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Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the Internet. Showing our lives as consumers... (106 mins.)
Director: Relic
 
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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
 
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Classic Albums: Black Sabbath - Paranoid (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how the classic album "Paranoid" was made with stories from the horses-mouth to those who were influenced by its content, form and vitality. (55 mins.)
 
42.
Prescription Thugs (2015 Documentary)
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In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and... (86 mins.)
Stars: Jeff Hatch
 
43.
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008 Documentary)
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An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream. (105 mins.)
Director: Chris Bell
 
44.
Where to Invade Next (2015 Documentary)
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To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
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Into the Inferno (2016 Documentary)
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An exploration of active volcanoes around the world. (104 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Titicut Follies (1967 Documentary)
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness. (84 mins.)
 
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The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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The Cove (2009 Documentary)
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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. (92 mins.)
Director: Louie Psihoyos
 
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996 Documentary)
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence. (150 mins.)
 
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.
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
 
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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.)
 
53.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
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13th (2016 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. (100 mins.)
Director: Ava DuVernay