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1.
Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19 Kids?] (1977 Documentary)
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Dorothy and Bob DeBolt's tale of the struggles and joys involved in their 19 adopted children, many of who are physically disabled war orphans. (72 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
2.
Jesus Camp (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham. (84 mins.)
 
3.
I Like Killing Flies (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the oddball Greenwich Village eatery, Shopsin's. (80 mins.)
Director: Matt Mahurin
 
4.
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
 
5.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
 
6.
Southern Comfort (2001 Documentary)
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Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads... (90 mins.)
Director: Kate Davis
 
7.
Catfish (2010 Documentary)
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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. (87 mins.)
 
8.
My Date with Drew (2004 Documentary)
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"If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul." - Drew Barrymore. Ever since the second grade when he first saw her in E.T... (90 mins.)
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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
 
13.
I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary School (1993 Documentary)
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Filmmakers Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond document Philadelphia teachers facing challenges at an inner-city school. (89 mins.)
Director: Susan Raymond
 
14.
What Would Jesus Buy? (2007 Documentary)
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An examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the... (91 mins.)
Director: Rob VanAlkemade
 
15.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary about Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman -- aka The Sherman Brothers -- the Academy Award and Grammy-winning songwriters. (101 mins.)
 
16.
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009 Documentary)
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The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Hahn
 
17.
Walt & El Grupo (2008 Documentary)
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It's 1941 and Walt and his creative team go to South America on a goodwill tour. (106 mins.)
Director: Theodore Thomas
 
18.
Hookers at the Point (2002 Documentary)
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In this documentary, director and producer Brent Owens takes us to the streets of Hunts Point in South Bronx...
Director: Brent Owens
 
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American Pimp (1999 Documentary)
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Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant... (87 mins.)
 
20.
This Filthy World (2006 Documentary)
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Jeff Garlin's documentary on the work of John Waters. (86 mins.)
Director: Jeff Garlin
 
21.
Don't You Forget About Me (2009 Documentary)
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(74 mins.)
 
22.
Brother's Keeper (1992 Documentary)
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This documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky details the murder trial of Delbert Ward. Delbert... (104 mins.)
 
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Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010 Documentary)
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100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe... (97 mins.)
 
24.
The Reinactors (2008 Documentary)
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Filmmaker David J Market interviews people who dress like their favourite movies characters on the Hollywood Boulevard.
Director: David Markey
 
25.
Confessions of a Superhero (2007 Documentary)
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Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. (92 mins.)
Director: Matt Ogens
 
26.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011 Documentary)
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The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash. (80 mins.)
Director: Constance Marks
 
27.
Stagedoor (2006 Documentary)
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Stagedoor is a documentary about the Stagedoor Manor summer camp, a theatrical program in the Catskills... (79 mins.)
Director: Alexandra Shiva
 
28.
Eyes of the Mothman (2011 Documentary)
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Feature length documentary of the real story behind the legend of The Mothman. (150 mins.)
 
29.
A Haunting in Connecticut (2002 Documentary)
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A haunting documentary of a normal family living in Connecticut, who, after moving into their new house, are terrorized by an evil ghost that dwells in the home. (94 mins.)
Director: John Kavanaugh
 
30.
Nursery University (2008 Documentary)
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Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges. (90 mins.)
 
31.
We Are Wizards (2008 Documentary)
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This documentary looks at Harry Potter fans and the musical acts inspired by the novels. (79 mins.)
Director: Josh Koury
 
32.
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005 Documentary)
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From 1970-1977, six low budget films shown at midnight transformed the way we make and watch films. (88 mins.)
Director: Stuart Samuels
 
33.
These Amazing Shadows (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself. (88 mins.)
 
34.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006 Documentary)
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Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board. (98 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
35.
It Came from Kuchar (2009 Documentary)
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The definitive documentary about the zany, underground filmmaking twins, George and Mike Kuchar. (86 mins.)
 
36.
Divine Trash (1998 Documentary)
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The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a... (97 mins.)
Director: Steve Yeager
 
37.
The Weather Underground (2002 Documentary)
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The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous. (92 mins.)
 
38.
A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory (2007 Documentary)
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Esther Robinson's portrait of her uncle Danny Williams -- Warhol's onetime lover, collaborator and filmmaker in his own right -- offers a exploration of the Factory era, an homage to Williams's talent, a journey of family discovery and a compelling inquiry into Williams's mysterious disappearance at age 27. (75 mins.)
 
40.
Cleanflix (2009 Documentary)
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When a small Utah-based edited movie company is caught sanitizing Hollywood's copyrighted material, the film industry strikes back with a devastating blow. (92 mins.)
 
41.
American Mormon (2005 Documentary)
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In the tradition of The Mouths of Babes, intrepid interviewer Daryn Tufts and filmmaker Jed Knudsen... (45 mins.)
Director: Jed Knudsen
 
42.
Cinemania (2002 Documentary)
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This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs... (83 mins.)
 
43.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
44.
Brooklyn Boheme (2011 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the black arts movement that exploded in Fort Greene from the mid 1980s through the 90s as told by writer... (75 mins.)
 
45.
My Flesh and Blood (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children. (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Karsh
 
46.
Educating Peter (1992 Documentary)
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Peter Gwazdauskas, a child with Down Syndrome, attends a normal school with regular students. The documentary follows Peter and how much he has improved throughout the school year. (30 mins.)
 
47.
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.)
 
48.
American Grindhouse (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s. (80 mins.)
Director: Elijah Drenner
 
49.
Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011 Documentary)
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When two friends tape-recorded the fights of their violently noisy neighbors, they accidentally created one of the world's first 'viral' pop-culture sensations. (90 mins.)
Director: Matthew Bate
 
50.
Winnebago Man (2009 Documentary)
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Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video... (85 mins.)
Director: Ben Steinbauer
 
51.
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009 Documentary)
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary. (86 mins.)
Director: Julien Nitzberg
 
52.
Fall from Grace (2007 Documentary)
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The shocking story of Rev. Fred Phelps, the Westboro Baptist Church, those who oppose it, and those who chose to leave it all behind. (71 mins.)
Director: K. Ryan Jones
 
53.
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001 Documentary)
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(87 mins.)
 
54.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
55.
My Amityville Horror (2012 Documentary)
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For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975... (88 mins.)
Director: Eric Walter
 
56.
Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2010 Documentary)
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It is our national novel. Reading to Kill a Mockingbird is something we all have in common. Harper Lee's... (78 mins.)
 
57.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000 Documentary)
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A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker... (79 mins.)
 
58.
Limelight (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on former New York City club owner Peter Gatien. (103 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
59.
Devil's Playground (2002 Documentary)
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose. (77 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
60.
Wigstock: The Movie (1995 Documentary)
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Documentary/Concert film covering the annual Drag festival in New York City. Highlights include a performance by drag diva... (85 mins.)
Director: Barry Shils
 
61.
Frank and Ollie (1995 Documentary)
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie. (89 mins.)
Director: Theodore Thomas
 
62.
6 Days to Air: The Making of South Park (2011 Documentary)
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A look at the making of HUMANCENTiPAD. (42 mins.)
Director: Arthur Bradford
 
63.
Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. (78 mins.)
 
64.
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
 
65.
Marwencol (2010 Documentary)
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After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard. (83 mins.)
Director: Jeff Malmberg
 
66.
Small Town Gay Bar (2006 Documentary)
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The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression. (76 mins.)
Director: Malcolm Ingram
 
67.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012 Documentary)
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Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative... (195 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
 
68.
Of Dolls and Murder (2012 Documentary)
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Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder... (70 mins.)
Director: Susan Marks
 
69.
Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the subculture of child beauty pageants (usually restricted to girls no older than 5), showing the lengths to which some parents will go to ensure that their children win these pageants... (90 mins.)
Director: Shari Cookson