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1.
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. (115 mins.)
 
2.
March of the Penguins (2005 Documentary)
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In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. (80 mins.)
Director: Luc Jacquet
 
3.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary on how Los Angeles has been used and depicted in the movies. (169 mins.)
Director: Thom Andersen
Stars: Encke King
 
4.
Tarnation (2003 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette's documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother -- a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more -- culled from 19 years of his life. (88 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001 Documentary)
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Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team. (91 mins.)
Director: Stacy Peralta
 
7.
Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
8.
Operation Filmmaker (2007 Documentary)
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Soon after the fall of Baghdad in 2003, a young and charismatic film student, Muthana Mohmed, stands... (92 mins.)
Director: Nina Davenport
 
9.
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
 
10.
The True Story of Blackhawk Down (2003 Documentary)
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Real footage is shown to prove that the film Black Hawk Down (2001) was very true to the real events that occured in Mogadishu in 1993... (92 mins.)
Director: David Keane
 
11.
Wordplay (2006 Documentary)
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An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base. (94 mins.)
Director: Patrick Creadon
 
12.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
13.
Visions of Light (1992 Documentary)
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography)... (92 mins.)
 
14.
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
 
15.
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary that looks to distinguish what's fact, fiction, legend, and otherwise as a camera crew trails Michael Moore while he tours with his film Fahrenheit 9/11. (97 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
The World Before Her (2012 Documentary)
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Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. (90 mins.)
Director: Nisha Pahuja
 
19.
Stories We Tell (2012 Documentary)
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A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers. (108 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
20.
Sexy Baby (2012 Documentary)
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An ex adult film star, a 12 year old girl and a 22 year old who yearns for "normal" private parts are chronicled in this thought provoking doc about how porn, social media and pop culture affect women and girls. A FilmBuff Presentation. (84 mins.)
 
21.
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
 
22.
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.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
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
 
25.
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
 
26.
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC. (89 mins.)
Director: Rodman Flender
 
27.
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.)
 
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Side by Side (2012 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. (99 mins.)
Director: Chris Kenneally
 
29.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
30.
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
 
31.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000 Documentary)
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A documentary primarily focusing on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (75 mins.)
Director: David Gregory
 
32.
Popatopolis (2009 Documentary)
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In 20 years He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese, He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer... (75 mins.)
Director: Clay Westervelt
 
33.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (2003 Documentary)
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In April 2002, an Irish film crew is making a documentary about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, when a coup from the opposition is made. (74 mins.)
 
34.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991 Documentary)
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (96 mins.)
 
35.
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
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988 Documentary)
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s. (93 mins.)
 
38.
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998 Documentary)
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The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers. (86 mins.)
 
39.
Forbidden Lie$ (2007 Documentary)
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A dramatized documentary investigating accusations that "Forbidden Love" author Norma Khouri made up her biographical tale of a Muslim friend who was killed for dating a Christian. (104 mins.)
Director: Anna Broinowski
 
40.
The Woodmans (2010 Documentary)
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The story of a family that suffers a tragedy, but perseveres and finds redemption through each other and their work - making art. (82 mins.)
Director: C. Scott Willis
 
41.
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
 
42.
Genghis Blues (1999 Documentary)
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San Francisco bluesman and composer, Paul Peña makes a musical pilgrimage to the land of Tuva. (88 mins.)
Director: Roko Belic
 
43.
Unknown White Male (2005 Documentary)
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The true story of Doug Bruce who woke up on Coney Island with total amnesia. This documentary follows him as he rediscovers himself and the world around him. (88 mins.)
Director: Rupert Murray
 
44.
Dead Homiez (1993 Documentary)
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Based on a true story about ""the Bloods"" and ""the Crips."" Featuring bonus interviews and live footage of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wright
 
45.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
46.
My Best Fiend (1999 Documentary)
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In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski... (95 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
47.
Best Worst Movie (2009 Documentary)
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A look at the making of the film Troll 2 and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic. (93 mins.)
 
48.
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall (2013 Documentary)
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Several comic greats pay tribute to the legendary stand-up stage founded by Budd Friedman in 1963. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Milius (2013 Documentary)
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A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius. (103 mins.)
 
50.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan. (97 mins.)
Director: Erik Sharkey
 
51.
The Avon Barksdale Story: Legends of the Unwired (2010 Documentary)
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The HBO series "The Wire" was based on the lives of real people from Baltimore. This documentary exposes those real lives... (72 mins.)
 
52.
Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006 Documentary)
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This groundbreaking documentary dissects a slanderous aspect of cinematic history that has run virtually... (50 mins.)
 
53.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Documentary)
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture. (151 mins.)
 
54.
Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998 TV Series)
Episode: Weird Christmas (1998)
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A reality TV pilot which chronicled four individuals from different American subcultures who spend Christmas together in New York with presenter Louis Theroux. (60 mins.)
 
55.
When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000 Documentary)
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Louis spends a week with Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona. (49 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
56.
Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars (2012 Documentary)
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In 1997, Louis made a documentary on the booming Californian porn industry. In 2012, he returns to find an industry that has been decimated by illegal Internet tube sites. (60 mins.)
Director: Jason Massot
 
57.
Louis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism (2012 Documentary)
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Louis travels to DLC Warren in New Jersey, an innovative autism school. (58 mins.)
Director: Jamie Pickup
 
58.
Louis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets (2011 Documentary)
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In America's heartlands, Louis looks at private collections of tigers and chimpanzees. (59 mins.)
Director: Jamie Pickup
 
59.
When Louis Met Paul and Debbie (2001 Documentary)
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For 20 years Paul Daniels mesmerised audiences with his conjuring tricks, helped by his wife and assistant... (49 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
60.
America's Most Hated Family in Crisis (2011 Documentary)
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Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued. (60 mins.)
Director: Emma Cooper
 
61.
When Louis Met... The Hamiltons (2001 Documentary)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
62.
Louis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists (2011 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux visits a small group of ultra-nationalist Jewish settlers. (60 mins.)
 
63.
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos (2010 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux is in Lagos, following the local gangs and a paramilitary task force. (60 mins.)
Director: Jason Massot
 
64.
When Louis Met... Ann Widdecombe (2002 Documentary)
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Journalist Louis Theroux spends some time with Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe and finds out what makes her tick. (49 mins.)
Director: Kate Townsend
 
65.
When Louis Met... Chris Eubank (2002 Documentary)
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Louis sets off to meet Chris Eubank, to try and get underneath the extravagant persona he has made for himself. (48 mins.)
Director: Alicia Kerr
 
66.
When Louis Met... Max Clifford (2002 Documentary)
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(50 mins.)
Director: Alicia Kerr
 
67.
Louis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids (2010 Documentary)
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Louis meets parents who have turned to medication to keep their children under control. (58 mins.)
Director: Danny Horan
 
68.
Louis and the Brothel (2003 Documentary)
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Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks. (80 mins.)
 
69.
Louis, Martin & Michael (2003 Documentary)
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In 2001, Louis Theroux decides to set out on a journey to interview Michael Jackson. When Michael comes to the UK... (75 mins.)
Director: Will Yapp
 
70.
Louis and the Nazis (2003 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux travels to California to meet the man dubbed "the most dangerous racist in America"; Tom Metzger, his family and his publicity manager. Louis also meets 'Prussian Blue' an American white-nationalist preteen musical sibling duo. (70 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
71.
Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 Documentary)
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Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment. (45 mins.)
Director: Emma Cooper
 
72.
The Weird World of Louis Theroux (2007 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux narrates a compilation of clips from his documentaries. (68 mins.)
 
73.
The Most Hated Family in America (2007 Documentary)
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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality (60 mins.)
 
74.
Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg (2008 Documentary)
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One of the installments in the Louis Theroux Law and Disorder Series (60 mins.)
 
76.
Louis Theroux: Under the Knife (2007 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux gets under the skin of the plastic surgery patients of Beverly Hills. (60 mins.)
 
77.
Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 Documentary)
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison. (60 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cabb
 
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Louis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia (2008 Documentary)
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Louis Theroux visits a run down area of Philadelphia as part of his Law and Disorder Series. (60 mins.)
 
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Louis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday (2008 Documentary)
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Louis goes to South Africa where American tourists pay to hunt wild animals in privately owned reserves. (58 mins.)
Director: Paddy Wivell
 
80.
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002 Documentary)
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A look at the history of martial arts films from their chinese roots to the present, presented by Samuel L. Jackson. (105 mins.)
Director: Keith Clarke
 
81.
The Battle for 'I Am Curious-Yellow' (2003 Documentary)
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A documentary about the film, I am Curious-Yellow (1967), and how it made it into the USA and changed film in USA forever by breaking the USA Obscenity Codes. (10 mins.)
 
82.
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999 Documentary)
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This is the story of one Bill Anderson a incredibly hot single dad from Yorkville Illinois. We follow... (63 mins.)
 
83.
The Stars of 'Star Wars': Interviews from the Cast (1999 Documentary)
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Interviews with the cast of all the Star Wars films and inside info on the films. (93 mins.)
Director: Kent Hagen
 
84.
Hotel Torgo (2004 Documentary)
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In April of 1966 a film called "Manos: The Hands of Fate" was completed. By late April of that same... (28 mins.)
 
85.
After Porn Ends (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry. (94 mins.)
Director: Bryce Wagoner
 
86.
Whores' Glory (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. (110 mins.)
Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat
 
87.
9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008 Documentary)
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9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry"... (113 mins.)
Director: Jens Hoffmann
 
88.
100 Years of Polish Cinema (1995 Documentary)
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(62 mins.)
Director: Pawel Lozinski
 
89.
Dying to Do Letterman (2011 Documentary)
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When 35 year old stand-up comedian Steve Mazan learned he was dying of cancer, he dedicated the rest... (75 mins.)
 
90.
The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014 Documentary)
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The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26. (105 mins.)
 
91.
Life Itself (2014 Documentary)
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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert. (120 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
92.
Rain of the Children (2008 Documentary)
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Puhi was chosen at age 12 by the great Tuhoe prophet Rua Kenana to marry his son, Whatu, and goes on... (98 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
93.
Tell Them Who You Are (2004 Documentary)
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The son of acclaimed cinematographer Haskell Wexler confronts his complex father by turning the camera on him. What results is a portrait of a difficult genius and a son's path out of the shadow of a famous father. (95 mins.)
Director: Mark S. Wexler
 
94.
Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013 Documentary)
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Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. (91 mins.)
Director: Morgan Neville
 
95.
When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (2010 Documentary)
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Unfortunately, the 14th Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people receive little political support in their drive to put an end to the Chinese brutal regime... (115 mins.)
Director: Dirk Simon
 
96.
Interview (2005 Documentary)
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In 1991, two cutting edge filmmakers: SCOTT SHAW and DONALD G. JACKSON created a new style of filmmaking... (34 mins.)
Director: Scott Shaw
 
97.
Garapa (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary on three families struggling to survive in Brazil. (110 mins.)
Director: José Padilha
 
98.
The Charcoal People (2000 Documentary)
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Documentary about the rural population who earn their living as coal miners, thus helping to keep metallurgic activity going and contributing to the forest devastation in South America. (65 mins.)
Director: Nigel Noble
 
99.
Brazil's Vanishing Cowboys (2003 Documentary)
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(54 mins.)
 
100.
Bus 174 (2002 Documentary)
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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man... (150 mins.)
 
101.
Estamira (2004 Documentary)
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Documentary about Estamira, a 63-year-old woman who's been working for over 20 years at a landfill in Rio de Janeiro... (121 mins.)
Director: Marcos Prado
Stars: Estamira