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1.
Pearl Jam Twenty (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011. (109 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
 
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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
 
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Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
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Bra Boys (2007 Documentary)
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A film about the cultural evolution of the Sydney beach side suburb of Maroubra and the social struggle faced by its youth - the notorious surf gang known as the Bra Boys. (90 mins.)
 
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Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
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Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008 Documentary)
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Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States. (99 mins.)
Director: Marina Zenovich
 
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The Staircase (2004 Mini-Series)
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Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller... (360 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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Death on the Staircase: The Aftermath (2005 Documentary)
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(40 mins.)
Director: Nick Copus
 
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The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006 Documentary)
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man... (106 mins.)
 
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008 Documentary)
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A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son. (95 mins.)
Director: Kurt Kuenne
 
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Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001 Documentary)
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida. (111 mins.)
 
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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000 Documentary)
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The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy. (84 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
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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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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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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
 
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This Way of Life (2009 Documentary)
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A lionhearted father struggles valiantly to create a life of idyllic simplicity for his family. (84 mins.)
Director: Thomas Burstyn
 
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Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007 Documentary)
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For the first time ever, survivors of the famous 1972 Andes plane crash tell in their own words their harrowing story of survival. (130 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Arijon
 
20.
Step Into Liquid (2003 Documentary)
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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary. (87 mins.)
Director: Dana Brown
 
21.
West of Memphis (2012 Documentary)
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An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three. (147 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
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Mistaken for Strangers (2013 Documentary)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. (75 mins.)
Director: Tom Berninger
 
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The Confessions of Prisoner T (2013 Documentary)
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Convicted twice of being party to a brutal rape and murder, Teina Pora, aged 37 has just begun his 21st year in prison... (52 mins.)
Director: Michael Bennett
 
24.
Just, Melvin: Just Evil (2000 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at the director James Ronald Whitney's family history of incest spanning at least three generations and the devastating consequences that include drug abuse and alcoholism. (96 mins.)
 
25.
Sound City (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. (107 mins.)
Director: David Grohl
 
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The Imposter (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years. (99 mins.)
Director: Bart Layton
 
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Lake of Fire (2006 Documentary)
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A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate. (152 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
28.
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
 
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Favela Rising (2005 Documentary)
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A man emerges from the slums of Rio to lead the nonviolent cultural movement known as Afro-reggae. (80 mins.)
 
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Artifact (2012 Documentary)
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Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives... (103 mins.)
 
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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
 
32.
Death Row Stories (2014 TV Series)
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Capital-murder cases are examined in this documentary series.
Director: Brad Hebert
 
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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015 Mini-Series)
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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes. (279 mins.)
 
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Making a Murderer (2015 TV Series)
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery... (60 mins.)