Most Popular "Social Documentary" Titles
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2. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War
Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Votes: 117,098 | Gross: $119.08M
3. The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
90 min | Documentary
Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish... See full summary »
4. Pervert Park (2014)
77 min | Documentary, Crime
Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.
5. The Leather Boys (1964)
108 min | Drama, Romance
An immature teenager marries a young biker but becomes disenchanted with the realities of working class marriage and her husband's relationship with his best friend.
6. The Girl Next Door (1999)
R | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary about the rise to fame of adult movie star Stacy Valentine. Starting out as an under-confident woman pushed into entering a Hustler Magazine contest by her domineering husband... See full summary »
Votes: 744 | Gross: $0.51M
7. Louis and the Nazis (2003 TV Movie)
70 min | Documentary
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.
9. Objectified (2009)
75 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Votes: 3,051 | Gross: $0.01M
11. Sex: My British Job (2013)
Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary
Nick Broomfield met Hsiao Hung Pai, a journalist who was working for the Guardian, when making his feature film 'Ghosts' (about the Morecambe Bay Chinese Cockle Pickers ). As an experiment ... See full summary »
13. American Dream (1990)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary
Chronicles the six-month strike at Hormel in Austin, Minnesota, in 1985-86. The local union, P-9 of the Food and Commercial Workers, overwhelmingly rejects a contract offer with a $2/hour ... See full summary »
Votes: 637 | Gross: $0.27M
14. Forbidden Lie$ (2007)
104 min | Documentary, Drama
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.
15. Out in the Silence (2009)
56 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
The announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small hometown and a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school.
17. LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 TV Movie)
89 min | Documentary
This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.
18. A Call to Arms (2009)
85 min | Documentary, History, War
The eyewitness story of the illegal U.S. and U.K. military anthrax vaccination programs, which is recommended by Montel Williams as the Must-See Documentary of the Year. Because of the ... See full summary »
19. Uprising (2012)
85 min | Documentary, Action, History
The inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of... See full summary »
20. 68 (2008 TV Movie)
110 min | Documentary, History, War
From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.
22. Mzungu (n.) White-Wanderer (2010)
80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
This feature length documentary, Mzungu, is our story about personal change, sacrifice, adventure, and ultimately the power of love and community. You will embark on a journey into the ... See full summary »
24. Tehran anar nadarad (2007)
68 min | Documentary, Comedy, Musical
This is the story of Tehran from the Qajar time (middle of 19th century) to today. Tehran has become a metropolis from a small village, now a developed city with many social problems.
26. Libby, Montana (2004)
124 min | Documentary, History
Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies and along the crystal-clear Kootenai River lies the small logging town of Libby, Montana - an ironic setting for a town where many ... See full summary »
31. Shangku Shelter (2017)
70 min | Documentary | Post-production
Zanskar is a remote kingdom in the northwest Indian Himalaya, where local people are snow-bound for six months of the year. About 10,000 Zanskaris live in the isolated valley. In winter, ... See full summary »
37. Our Story Our Voice (2007)
77 min | Documentary
Our story our voice engages the diverse voices of the dis-empowered in a multi-cultural world that has no multi-culture voice. Beyond the mainstream media and politics of newspapers Our ... See full summary »
38. Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005)
88 min | Documentary
"Homeland" tells the stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting these "new Indian Wars" - each in his own way passionately dedicated to ... See full summary »
39. It's Still Elementary (2007 Video)
48 min | Documentary
This moving story and political drama revisits the students and teachers from the original groundbreaking film, It's Elementary, and discovers the profound impact of using film as a tool for social change.
40. God in the Box (2011 Video)
82 min | Documentary
Take a look inside a very private place - the mind's eye. See what God looks like, and why - that is, if God exists at all. Decide for yourself just what we're fighting for, and if history ... See full summary »
41. Mighty Warriors of Comedy (2006 TV Movie)
65 min | Documentary
The funniest comedy troupe you've never heard of. Female circumcision. Dancing Testicles. Chinese geishas. These subjects are the basis for an average day of side-splitting sketch comedy from this audacious pan-Asian sketch comedy troupe.
42. Descendants of the Domesticated (2008 Video)
14 min | Documentary, Short
Examines Chicago's ever-growing population of stray and feral cats. Combating over-population are three cat trappers, one of which a animal behaviorist. Observation of the trappers and ... See full summary »
45. Crying Earth Rise Up (2015)
57 min | Documentary, News
Crying Earth Rise Up is a compelling story of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on the water, land and people of the Great Plains.
31 min | Documentary, Short
In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people give you a chance to walk ... See full summary »
Director: Jen Gilomen
48. Great Speeches from a Dying World (2009)
93 min | Documentary
LInas Phillips spent nearly two years getting to know nine of Seattle's homeless population. The result is a unique and compassionate exploration of the hard luck, wrong turns and broken ... See full summary »
Director: Linas Phillips
49. Tattoo Deluxe (1995)
102 min | Documentary
Look on in hypnotic fascination as tattoo artists Peter Loggins and Jeff Thielman practice their forbidden art! See beautiful girls squirm as tattoo needles penetrate their willing young ... See full summary »
50. Transversais (2008)
54 min | Documentary
Different forms of seeing the world. The boundaries formed between social and cultural differences. Religion, politics and behavior on the day to day basis through the eyes of political analysts and chosen individuals.