Documentaries on Social and Cultural Issues

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1. How to Die in Oregon (2011)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Richardson | Stars: Harry Bruton, Ray Carnay, Cody Curtis, Paul Darley

Votes: 1,770

2. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,587 | Gross: $4.04M

3. Addicted to Sexting (2015)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

"ADDICTED TO SEXTING", a compelling (and sometimes humorous) look at the rise and proliferation of this social phenomenon from several varying perspectives and how the lives of those ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Tosconi | Stars: Lisa Ann, Paul D'Angelo, Nina Hartley, Amie Harwick

Votes: 708

4. Oriented (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

A feature documentary that follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014.

Director: Jake Witzenfeld | Stars: Khader Abu Seif, Fadi Daeem, Naeem Jiryes, David Pearl

Votes: 490

5. The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, News

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.

Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Stars: Joe Herman, Michael Kimmel, Caroline Heldman, Tony Porter

Votes: 1,999

6. Almost Holy (2015)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, but now, the violence in Ukraine threatens everything.

Director: Steve Hoover | Star: Gennadiy Mokhnenko

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Vasectomist (2013)

Documentary

Documentary following the efforts of a doctor to give the less fortunate access to vasectomies. His motivation to help control the global population is met with resistance from religious representatives in the countries he visits.

Directors: Jonathan Stack, Saralena Weinfield | Star: Doug Stein

Votes: 44

8. How Drugs Work (2011– )

171 min | Documentary

A narrative told through the eyes of the British youth, this three part series explores the effect of Cannabis, Ecstasy and Cocaine on the human body and mind.

Star: Rickie Haywood-Williams

Votes: 82

9. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Robin Bourland, Daisy Coleman, Charles Coleman, Melinda Coleman

Votes: 4,553

10. Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (2017)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary about today's young adult hookup culture and the stories in pop-culture that influence it.

Director: Benjamin Nolot | Stars: Kimberleigh Andrews, Kim Biddle, Adam Brown, Gail Dines

Votes: 1,067

11. Martyrs of Marriage (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Misuse of IPC 498A or the anti dowry law has been decried in India for decades now. False cases under this section has caused extreme harassment and injustice to millions of people leading ... See full summary »

Director: Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj

Votes: 113

12. 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.

Director: Brendon Marotta | Stars: Georgeanne Chapin, Jonathon Conte, Dean Edell, Andrew Freedman

Votes: 426



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