Raising Awarenessby babett3 | created - 03 Apr 2018 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
Documentaries that raise awareness of what is going on in the world.
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2. Take Your Pills (2018)
TV-14 | 87 min | Documentary
Every era gets the drug it deserves. In America today, where competition is ceaseless from school to the workforce and everyone wants a performance edge, Adderall and other prescription stimulants are the defining drugs of this generation.
3. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 72,345 | Gross: $24.54M
4. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 40,139 | Gross: $14.36M
5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
PG | 96 min | Documentary, News
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.
Votes: 78,571 | Gross: $23.81M
7. Before the Flood (2016)
PG | 96 min | Documentary
A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
9. Super Size Me (2004)
PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 97,653 | Gross: $11.53M
11. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
PG | 92 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 11,963 | Gross: $1.68M
13. Why We Fight (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War
Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.
Votes: 9,614 | Gross: $1.44M
14. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 5,069 | Gross: $0.21M
15. The Corporation (2003)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 19,870 | Gross: $1.88M
16. Redlight (2009)
72 min | Documentary
A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories ... See full summary »
18. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, News
Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.
Votes: 14,235 | Gross: $0.27M
19. Unity (2015)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
Despite the advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on -- none of these has assuaged humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. UNITY is a ... See full summary »
20. The Human Family Tree (2009 TV Movie)
PG | 93 min | Documentary
On a single day on a single street, with the DNA of just a couple of hundred random people, National Geographic Channel sets out to trace the ancestral footsteps of all humanity.
21. This Space Available (2011)
90 min | Documentary
The average person sees 143,080,000 advertisements in a lifetime. Put together, US billboards would cover the surface of 60,000 football fields. A single digital billboard consumes 14 times... See full summary »
22. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Votes: 208,417 | Gross: $24.79M
23. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News
A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be done about it ... if anything.
Votes: 5,767 | Gross: $0.06M
24. Trashed (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »
25. Homo toxicus (2008 Video)
86 min | Documentary
Documentarian Carole Poliquin examines the politics and science behind the more than 100,000 man-made chemicals that contaminate human beings, mammals, plants, and fish.
29. Kill the Messenger (2014)
R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
Votes: 42,497 | Gross: $2.45M
30. Global Waste: The Scandal of Food Waste (2016)
54 min | Documentary
Food waste is a global problem of increasing magnitude. This documentary outlines the severity of the issue, and shows various solutions implemented by people and companies around the world.
32. I am Jane Doe (I) (2017)
98 min | Documentary
This intense documentary follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads in a newspaper's online classified section.
36. Unnatural Selection (2019– )
66 min | Documentary
DNA, the very essence of life, can now be altered. Not only by Harvard geneticists and multi-billion dollar corporations, but also by renegade biohackers working out of their garages.