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1. Startup.com (2001)

R | 107 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Traces the birth and failure of new media company govWorks.com.

Directors: Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, Tom Herman, Kenneth Austin, Tricia Burke

Votes: 3,116 | Gross: $1.28M

2. Occupation 101 (2006)

90 min | Documentary

A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

Directors: Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish | Stars: James Akins, Arik Ascherman, Bishop Barltlett Jr., Phyllis Bennis

Votes: 1,626

4. The Great Global Warming Swindle (2007 TV Movie)

74 min | Documentary

Everything you've ever been told about Global Warming is probably untrue. This film blows the whistle on the biggest swindle in modern history. We are told that 'Man Made Global Warming' is... See full summary »

Director: Martin Durkin | Stars: Tim Ball, Nir Shaviv, Ian Clark, Piers Corbyn

Votes: 1,726

5. The Obama Deception (2009 Video)

111 min | Documentary

Controversial radio host Alex Jones presents his theory that the newly elected 44th president of The United States is merely a puppet in a conspiracy to loot the American public and orchestrate a totalitarian world government.

Director: Alex Jones | Stars: Francis Boyle, Gerald Celente, Daniel Estulin, Alex Jones

Votes: 1,152

6. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Bozzo | Stars: Jim Olson, Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow, Octavio Rosas Lando

Votes: 1,079

7. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,727 | Gross: $1.43M

8. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, War

68 Metascore

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko, Jozo Zovko

Votes: 1,536

9. 911 Mysteries Part 1: Demolitions (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

911 Mysteries is a documentary that attempts to tell the people what really happened. It systematically deconstructs all of the propaganda you have heard about the twin towers, and replaces it with facts.

Director: Sofia Shafquat | Stars: Sofia Shafquat, Jonathan Barnett, Marvin Bush, Joe Casaliggi

Votes: 531

10. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,819 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Unconstitutional (2004 Video)

66 min | Documentary

A documentary that investigates the ways in which the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants have been rolled back since the September 11 and the Patriot Act.

Director: Nonny de la Peña | Stars: Aquil Abdullah, John Ashcroft, Bob Barr, Azmat Begg

Votes: 346

12. Palestine Is Still the Issue (2003 TV Movie)

53 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has lasted for more than 50 years. Contains some interviews with the children in this conflict.

Director: Tony Stark | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 318

13. Metrobranding (2010)

92 min | Documentary, History

While people in Western Europe were used to choose between hundreds of brands, the communist Romanian used to have a different experience: all our life we lived with only one brand for each... See full summary »

Directors: Ana Vlad, Adrian Voicu

Votes: 41

14. 911 Eyewitness Hoboken TV (2005 Video)

120 min | Documentary

Internet web-casting pioneer Richard A Siegel, of OnlineTV fame, captured both of the World Trade Towers collapsing and a lot more. See the raw footage and listen to Rick's eyewitness ... See full summary »

Director: David Schaufele | Star: Rick Siegel

Votes: 33

16. Terrorstorm (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them. TerrorStorm reveals how, in the last ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Jones | Stars: Alex Jones, Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, Steven E. Jones

Votes: 1,718

17. The Future of Food (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

Director: Deborah Koons | Stars: Charles Benbrook, Grace Booth, George W. Bush, Ignacio Chapela

Votes: 1,350 | Gross: $0.08M

18. China Blue (2005)

86 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

China Blue takes us inside a blue-jeans factory, where Jasmine and her friends are trying to survive a harsh working environment. When the factory owner agrees to a deal with his Western ... See full summary »

Director: Micha X. Peled

Votes: 538

19. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,586

20. The End of America (2008)

Documentary

"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 753

21. Control Room (2004)

84 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,890 | Gross: $2.59M

22. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $0.16M

23. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,275

24. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Director: Chris Paine | Stars: Martin Sheen, Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson, Reverend Gadget

Votes: 11,674 | Gross: $1.68M

25. The War on Democracy (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

Award winning journalist John Pilger examines the role of Washington in America's manipulation of Latin American politics during the last 50 years leading up to the struggle by ordinary ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Martin, John Pilger, Sean Crotty | Stars: John Pilger, Philip Agee, Salvador Allende, Jacobo Arbenz

Votes: 2,019

26. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 14,464

27. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (2001 Video)

47 min | Documentary, History

A documentary on the evidence which shows that the Apollo 11 astronauts never actually landed on the moon.

Director: Bart Sibrel | Stars: Anne Tonelson, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins

Votes: 531

28. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Video)

80 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle ... See full summary »

Directors: Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff | Stars: Seth Ackerman, Stav Adivi, Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi

Votes: 516

29. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 62,898 | Gross: $4.31M

31. Camp FEMA (2009)

88 min | Documentary

Recent legislation attempting to legitimize the use of internment camps to detain U.S. citizens in the event of an uprising or civil unrest has many people asking what nation they live in. ... See full summary »

Director: William Lewis | Stars: Alex Jones, John Stadtmiller, Chuck Baldwin, Michael Badnarik

Votes: 68

32. Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11.

Directors: Steve Connelly, John Pilger | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 233

33. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 46,515 | Gross: $4.42M

35. Megiddo: The March to Armageddon (2004 TV Movie)

135 min | Documentary

"Megiddo: The March to Armageddon" explores Bible prophecy concerning the last day kingdom of Antichrist, tracking the history of the New World Order from the pages of Scripture through the... See full summary »

Director: Christian J. Pinto | Stars: David Bay, Dave Hunt, L.A. Marzulli, Caryl Matrisciana

Votes: 52

36. Endgame: Blueprint for Global Enslavement (2007 Video)

Unrated | 139 min | Documentary

For the New World Order, a world government is just the beginning. Once in place they can engage their plan to exterminate 80% of the world's population, while enabling the "elites" to live... See full summary »

Director: Alex Jones | Stars: Jim Tucker, Daniel Estulin, Alex Jones, Michael Coffman

Votes: 1,767

37. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite, Roger Ailes, Eric Alterman

Votes: 5,964 | Gross: $0.24M

38. Life and Debt (2001)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

Documentary look at the effects of globalization on Jamaican industry and agriculture.

Director: Stephanie Black | Stars: Belinda Becker, Buju Banton, Horst Köhler, Michael Manley

Votes: 907 | Gross: $0.24M

39. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

89 Metascore

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".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 47,017 | Gross: $2.96M

40. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,938 | Gross: $4.58M

41. Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy (2002– )

360 min | Documentary, History

The people, ideas, and events that created our current world economy.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Kenneth Baker, Gary Becker, Tony Benn

Votes: 468

42. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,187 | Gross: $1.88M

44. The New Rulers of the World (2001 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

The myths of globalisation have been incorporated into much of our everyday language. "Thinking globally" and "the global economy" are part of a jargon that assumes we are all part of one ... See full summary »

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, George Monbiot, Dita Sari

Votes: 200

46. Le système Poutine (2007 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

How did Putin gain such unbridled power and what is he willing to do to restore a Soviet-style Russia? This definitive 2007 film investigates the ominous political career of the ultra-authoritarian leader.

Director: Jean-Michel Carré

Votes: 152

47. Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (1994)

60 min | Documentary

Documentary of the events that occurred in the East Timor genocide during 1990-91.

Director: David Munro | Stars: John Pilger, Alan Clark, James Dunn, Gareth Evans

Votes: 168

48. Year Zero: The Silent Death of Cambodia (1979)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

Disturbing documentary, shot on site less than a year after the Khmer Rouge downfall, depicting the shocking situation and recent history of Cambodia.

Director: David Munro | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 215

49. A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, War

A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.

Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack, Reto Caduff | Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi, Roscoe Bartlett

Votes: 1,868