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1.
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
 
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Deliver Us from Evil (2006 Documentary)
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Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children. (101 mins.)
Director: Amy Berg
 
3.
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
 
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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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Maradona by Kusturica (2008 Documentary)
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A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player. (90 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
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South of the Border (2009 Documentary)
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A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. (78 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Documentary)
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Film in the Loose Change series. (99 mins.)
Director: Dylan Avery
 
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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011 Documentary)
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A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic... (161 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
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Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Documentary)
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution... (123 mins.)
Director: Peter Joseph
 
10.
Bully (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America. (98 mins.)
Director: Lee Hirsch
 
11.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
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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
 
13.
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
 
14.
Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008 Documentary)
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Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life... (97 mins.)
Director: Billy Corben
 
15.
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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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 Documentary)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. (130 mins.)
 
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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
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Killing in the Name (2010 Documentary)
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe. (39 mins.)
Director: Jed Rothstein
 
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The Square (2013 Documentary)
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A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience. (108 mins.)
Director: Jehane Noujaim
 
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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
 
21.
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
 
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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.)
 
23.
La vida loca (2008 Documentary)
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"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda... (90 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Bears (2014 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. (78 mins.)
 
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Project Nim (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s. (93 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
27.
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
 
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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
29.
Trekkies (1997 Documentary)
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Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives. (86 mins.)
Director: Roger Nygard
 
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Trekkies 2 (2004 Documentary)
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Denise Crosby takes another look at the huge Star Trek fans and how the series from around the world has affected and shaped their lives. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Nygard
 
31.
The Yes Men Fix the World (2009 Documentary)
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Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events. (87 mins.)
 
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Ships of Hope (2000)
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America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014 Documentary)
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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. (105 mins.)
 
34.
Michael Moore Hates America (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Wilson, like the subject of his film, is trying to get an interview with a multi-millionaire; however, in this case, that millionaire is Michael Moore himself. (125 mins.)
Director: Michael Wilson
 
35.
I Want Your Money (2010 Documentary)
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The film contrasts two views of role that the federal government should play in our daily lives using the words and actions of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. (92 mins.)
Director: Ray Griggs
 
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Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure (2012 Documentary)
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Follow Kirk Cameron across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover the people, places and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known. (90 mins.)
Director: Duane Barnhart
 
37.
Runaway Slave (2012 Documentary)
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A perpetual state of welfare exists in the U.S., creating a form of modern slavery for a large percentage of African-Americans. Rev. C.L. Bryant presents an insightful and compelling look at how freedom can be restored. (108 mins.)
 
38.
Michael & Me (2004 Documentary)
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Attorney and Radio Talk-Show host Larry Elder spends a year and a half attempting to interview Michael Moore in response to Moore's assertions about guns made in Bowling for Columbine. (90 mins.)
Director: Larry Elder
 
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Fahrenhype 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary which refutes and debunks 'facts' made by Michael Moore in his hit film "Fahrenheit 9/11". (80 mins.)
Director: Alan Peterson
 
40.
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.)
 
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Lesson Plan (2011 Documentary)
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'Lesson Plan' is a documentary featuring interviews of the original students and teacher of the 1967 Third Wave experiment... (76 mins.)
 
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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history. (130 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
43.
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
 
44.
I Wanna Be a Porn Star! (2002 Documentary)
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The true story of a girls initiation into American Hard Core Pornography and her rise to stardom. (45 mins.)
Director: Jon Jacobs
 
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Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012 Documentary)
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Profiling the cross-demographic fanaticism for the ostensibly girl-orientated television series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. (90 mins.)
 
46.
Take Back Your Power (2013 Documentary)
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Transparency advocate Josh del Sol digs beyond the 2013 NSA spy scandal, investigating current utility and government programs involving mass in-home surveillance, eroding rights and causing harm in the names of "smart" and "green." (102 mins.)
Director: Josh del Sol
 
47.
The Unknown Known (2013 Documentary)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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One Day in September (1999 Documentary)
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The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich. (94 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
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Miracle Rising: South Africa (2013 Documentary)
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MIRACLE RISING: SOUTH AFRICA is the epic legacy of South Africa's political transformation that culminated...
 
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Hot Coffee (2011 Documentary)
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice. (88 mins.)
Director: Susan Saladoff
 
51.
Freakonomics (2010 Documentary)
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A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics. (93 mins.)
 
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The Homestretch (2014 Documentary)
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Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. (90 mins.)
 
53.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 (2014 Documentary)
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June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how... (40 mins.)
Director: Pascal Vuong
 
54.
Evolution of a Criminal (2014 Documentary)
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Tens years after robbing a Bank of America, filmmaker Darius Monroe returns home to examine how his actions affected the lives of family, friends...and victims. (81 mins.)
 
55.
The Kill Team (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one... (79 mins.)
Director: Dan Krauss
 
56.
Finding Vivian Maier (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. (83 mins.)
 
57.
Last Days in Vietnam (2014 Documentary)
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During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as... (98 mins.)
Director: Rory Kennedy
 
58.
Joanna (2013 Documentary)
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A story of thoughtfulness in death, life and love. (40 mins.)
Director: Aneta Kopacz
 
59.
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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The Oath (2010 Documentary)
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Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court. (90 mins.)
Director: Laura Poitras
 
61.
I Am Chris Farley (2015 Documentary)
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A documentary on the life of comedian, Chris Farley. (96 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Cartel Land (2015 Documentary)
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A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years... (100 mins.)
 
65.
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015 Documentary)
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A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII - Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself. (96 mins.)
Director: David Evans
 
66.
This Changes Everything (2015 Documentary)
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A look at seven communities around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. (89 mins.)
Director: Avi Lewis
 
67.
Loving Maradona (2005 Documentary)
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Diego Armando Maradona is without question one of the greatest and most revered soccer players in history... (75 mins.)
Director: Javier Vázquez
 
68.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century." (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
69.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
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Trumbo (2007 Documentary)
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Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals... (96 mins.)
Director: Peter Askin
 
71.
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015 Documentary)
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A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs. (128 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
72.
The Hunting Ground (2015 Documentary)
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An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. (103 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick
 
73.
Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger' (1995 Documentary)
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This documentary takes viewers on a wild ride through the making of Goldfinger! (26 mins.)
Director: John Cork
 
74.
Santa Fiesta (2016 Documentary)
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Spain, 2015. 60,000 animals die tortured every year during popular festivals. Santa Fiesta is a feature documentary exploring Spain's animal cruelty in religious fiestas. (75 mins.)
 
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When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast
 
76.
Only the Dead (2015 Documentary)
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Australian journalist Michael Ware's experiences in Iraq during the 2003 war and after. (77 mins.)
 
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The Grand Olympics (1961 Documentary)
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142 minutes of the film speak of events and athletes that have characterized the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. (142 mins.)
 
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The Other Dream Team (2012 Documentary)
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The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics. (89 mins.)
 
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Warrior Champions (2009 Documentary)
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16 Days of Glory (1986 Documentary)
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The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants... (145 mins.)
Director: Bud Greenspan
 
81.
To Russia with Love (2014 Documentary)
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Leading up to the Olympics in Sochi, a law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors' was passed in Russia... (90 mins.)
Director: Noam Gonick
 
82.
Salute (2008 Documentary)
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The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs? (120 mins.)
Director: Matt Norman
 
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Town of Runners (2012 Documentary)
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Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji... (80 mins.)
Director: Jerry Rothwell
 
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Court & Spark (2013 Documentary)
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Courtney Thompson was a Seattle kid. Undersized. Overachieving. Dreams large. Outworks everyone. Takes risks... (60 mins.)