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1. The Shock Doctrine (2009)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.
3. The Brainwashing of My Dad (2015)
90 min | Documentary
Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing... See full summary »
5. Chasing Coral (2017)
93 min | Documentary
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
7. Merchants of Doubt (2014)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary
A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
Votes: 3,355 | Gross: $0.19M
8. Revolution (II) (2012)
PG | 85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
Filmmaker Rob Stewart advances the theory that though humans depend on the natural world for subsistence, humans are nature's greatest enemy.
9. David Lynch: The Art Life (2016)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography
Artist and filmmaker David Lynch discusses his early life and the events that shaped his outlook on art and the creative process.
Votes: 4,215 | Gross: $0.17M
11. 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: 71,744 | Gross: $24.54M
12. Where to Invade Next (2015)
R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy
To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.
Votes: 21,657 | Gross: $3.82M
13. The Sea That Thinks (2000)
100 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
Incredible optical illusions in a story in a story in a story helps the surprised viewer finally to find out that he has been watching himself all along.
14. Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary
Hunt For The Skinwalker is a documentary about the most intensive scientific study of a UFO and paranormal hotspot in human history.
15. Dominion (2018)
120 min | Documentary
Dominion uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind's dominion over the animal kingdom.
18. The End of Meat (2017)
TV-PG | 94 min | Documentary
The End of Meat reveals the hidden impact of meat consumption; explores the opportunities and benefits of a shift to a more compassionate diet; and raises critical questions about the future role of animals in our society.
19. All the Queen's Horses (2017)
TV-14 | 70 min | Documentary
In 2012, Crundwell was arrested as the largest municipal fraud perpetrator in the nation's history, embezzling upwards of $50 million as the comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, a city in ... See full summary »
Director: Kelly Richmond Pope
Votes: 245 | Gross: $0.01M
20. Culloden (1964 TV Movie)
69 min | Drama, History, War
A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.
21. Waltz with Bashir (2008)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.
Votes: 52,455 | Gross: $2.28M
23. Do Not Resist (2016)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
An account of the increasing use of military weapons and tactics by local law enforcement in the United States, counterpointed with civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014.
Votes: 985 | Gross: $0.07M
24. Wild Wild Country (2018– )
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
27. (Dis)Honesty: The Truth About Lies (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News
From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected leaders' extra-marital affairs to financial schemes undermining our economy, dishonesty ... See full summary »
28. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 6,285 | Gross: $1.21M
30. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News
The academic and activist Noam Chomsky describes the systems that have led to financial inequality, and the current concentration of wealth and power.
Votes: 7,900 | Gross: $0.04M
32. Objectified (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Votes: 3,259 | Gross: $0.01M
33. Mirage Men (2013)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
How the US government created a myth that took over the world. ET visitors... crashed UFOs... back-engineered alien technology... the government cover-up of a secret that would change the ... See full summary »
34. Something Better to Come (2014)
98 min | Documentary, Biography
Ten-year-old Yula has but one dream - to lead a normal life. For 14 years, Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the garbage dump located 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
35. Prescription Thugs (2015)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary
In this follow-up to his film BIGGER FASTER STRONGER, director Chris Bell turns his camera on the abuse of prescription drugs and, ultimately, himself. As Bell learns more about Big Pharma,... See full summary »
41. Occupy: The Movie (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, News
On September 17 2011, a worldwide social movement was born in New York City. This film documents who they are and what they protest.
42. Can We Do It Ourselves? (2015)
60 min | Documentary
This is a solid, thought provoking documentary covering a relevant economic topic in-depth. The question of capitalism's grip on the modern world is highly relevant today and the film ... See full summary »
45. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)
Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.
Votes: 12,843 | Gross: $10.94M
47. American Circumcision (2017)
TV-14 | 101 min | Documentary
American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.
48. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, War
With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, the HBO special WARTORN 1861-2010 brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on ... See full summary »