HLR Eye Opening Docsby hlrob21 | created - 30 Dec 2012 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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1. Billions in Change (2015)
Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary, Short
The world is facing some huge problems. There's a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn't reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing. This film is the ... See full summary »
2. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 19,160 | Gross: $0.65M
3. 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: 19,646 | Gross: $1.88M
157 min | Documentary, History
A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.
Nova (1974– )
The Spy Factory
TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Biography
Nova examines the clandestine practices of the National Security Agency and investigates changes in the Agency that are the result of 9/11.
6. 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: 52,460 | Gross: $2.28M
8. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, War
Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.
9. An Unreasonable Man (2006)
Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.
Votes: 1,611 | Gross: $0.18M
10. 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 »
11. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War
Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.
12. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 58,916 | Gross: $3.29M
13. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,712 | Gross: $0.05M
14. Earth 2100 (2009 TV Movie)
Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.
15. The End of America (2008)
74 min | 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 »
18. Beyond Pollution (2012)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, History
Watching his hometown and its surrounding areas being desecrated by BP's massive oil spill, director Barker White was compelled to uncover the truth. Traveling thousands of miles across the... See full summary »
Frontline (1983– )
Inside the Meltdown
TV-PG | 56 min | Documentary
Frontline investigates the 2008 economic meltdown and offers an inside look at what caused the crisis and who, if anyone, could have stopped it.
21. ReGeneration (2010)
TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
ReGENERATION explores the inherent cynicism found in many of today's youth and young adults, and the influences that perpetuate our culture's apathetic approach to social and political ... See full summary »
22. Surviving Progress (2011)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.
Votes: 1,723 | Gross: $0.05M
24. Hacking Democracy (2006)
82 min | Documentary
The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how ... See full summary »
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 21,824 | Gross: $4.20M
28. Tapped (I) (2009)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil.
29. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
30. 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: 11,867 | Gross: $1.68M
31. Revenge of the Electric Car (2011)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM, and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars.
Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.15M
32. Loose Change: Final Cut (2007 Video)
80 min | Documentary, History, Mystery
Loose Change Final Cut sets out to prove the official story of 9/11 - 'that the impact of two planes flying into two World Trade Center towers and the resulting fires caused three World ... See full synopsis »
34. 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: 71,748 | Gross: $24.54M
35. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
R | 117 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
Votes: 2,102 | Gross: $0.19M
36. Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
R | 118 min | Documentary
A probing investigation into the lies, greed and corruption surrounding D.C. super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies.
Votes: 1,522 | Gross: $0.18M
37. Secrecy (2008)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Amidst the American hunger for instantaneous news and up-to-date "facts," this unflinching film uncovers the vast, invisible world of government secrecy.
39. Maxed Out (2006)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
When Hurricane Katrina ravaged America's Gulf Coast, it laid bare an uncomfortable reality-America is not only far from the world's wealthiest nation; it is crumbling beneath a staggering ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $0.06M
40. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)
PG | 85 min | Documentary
Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.
Votes: 1,805 | Gross: $0.82M
42. King Corn (2007)
Unrated | 88 min | Documentary
King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,888 | Gross: $0.08M
43. The Yes Men Fix the World (2009)
87 min | Documentary, Comedy
Troublemaking duo Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, posing as their industrious alter-egos, expose the people profiting from Hurricane Katrina, the faces behind the environmental disaster in Bhopal, and other shocking events.
Votes: 5,097 | Gross: $0.19M
44. The Queen of Versailles (2012)
PG | 100 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.
Votes: 11,989 | Gross: $2.40M
45. The Botany of Desire (2009 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary
Michael Pollan, a professor of journalism and a student of food, presents the history of four plants, each of which found a way to make itself essential to humans, thus ensuring widespread ... See full summary »
46. Good Hair (2009)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy