Documentaries you should see

by kentrahmn | created - 10 Mar 2014 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

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1. Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009 Video)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

Film in the Loose Change series.

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Johnelle Bryant, George W. Bush, Laura Bush

Votes: 3,234

2. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 120,633 | Gross: $119.19M

3. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary

A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Peter Joseph, Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 16,670

4. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 9,113

5. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 6,999 | Gross: $0.16M

6. 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: 4,902 | Gross: $2.59M

7. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,862 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,401 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 70,761 | Gross: $24.54M

10. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 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: 63,996 | Gross: $4.31M

11. Why We Fight (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Gore Vidal, John McCain, Ken Adelman, John Ashcroft

Votes: 9,454 | Gross: $1.44M

12. Looking for Fidel (2006)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

A man living in the USA is nauseated by the media power and Consumerism, decides to go to Cuba with the intention of meeting Fidel Castro. The man is looking for revolution and socialism ... See full summary »

Director: Leonardo Corbucci | Stars: Fidel Castro, Leonardo Corbucci

Votes: 127

13. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 93,883 | Gross: $11.53M

14. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 39,062 | Gross: $14.36M

15. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 132,800 | Gross: $21.24M

16. Loose Change: Second Edition (2005 Video)

82 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

An exploration of the viewpoint that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned by the United States government.

Director: Dylan Avery

Votes: 4,727

17. 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 »

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Dylan Avery, Mahmoud Ahmad, Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Hamza Al-Ghamdi

Votes: 2,277

18. Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories (2004)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary

Mike Shiley makes a press pass at Kinkos, rents a bulletproof vest and cashes in airline miles to fly to Iraq to make a film about the reality on the ground.

Director: Mike Shiley | Star: Mike Shiley

Votes: 68

20. Unge Freud i Gaza (2008)

90 min | Documentary

The documentary follows a field psychologist in northern Gaza who goes on home visits in Jabaliya refugee camp in Gaza.

Directors: Per-Åke Holmquist, Suzanne Khardalian

Votes: 9

21. Tears of Gaza (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, War

69 Metascore

In a rough style, by way of unique footage, the brutal consequences of modern wars are exposed. The film also depicts the ability of women and children to handle their everyday life after a... See full summary »

Director: Vibeke Løkkeberg

Votes: 482

22. This Divided State (2005)

88 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

The film follows Micheal Moore's controversial decision to speak at the Utah Valley State College, where a heated debate between protestors and supporters argue Moore's First Amendment freedom of speech rights.

Director: Steven Greenstreet | Stars: Kay Anderson, Jim Bassi, Sean Vreeland, Michael Nigro

Votes: 729 | Gross: $0.00M

23. The Last Party (2000 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Documentary

A youthful perspective on the 1992 presidential campaign with a witty, cautionary message to young Americans to start participating in democracy or get the kind of government they deserve. ... See full summary »

24. Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Marlon Brando, Stella Adler, Bernardo Bertolucci, Michael Borne

Votes: 6,054 | Gross: $0.43M

25. Comandante (2003)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

Documentary on the director's meeting with Castro.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Fidel Castro, Oliver Stone, Juanita Vera, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Votes: 3,440

26. Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)

54 min | Documentary

Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be.

Director: Erik Gandini | Stars: John Zerzan, George W. Bush, Fidel Castro, Kalle Lasn

Votes: 1,390

27. September Clues (2007)

92 min | Documentary, History, News

In-depth analysis and comparison of the mainstream media's live news coverage of the World Trade Center disaster.

Director: Simon Shack | Stars: Jay Adlersberg, Karim Arraki, Osama bin Laden, Mark D. Birnbach

Votes: 84

28. Prostitution bag sløret (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary

A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Director: Nahid Persson | Star: Nahid Persson

Votes: 223

29. Drottningen och jag (2008)

90 min | Documentary

Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.

Director: Nahid Persson | Stars: Empress Farah, Nahid Persson, Zinat S. Lloyd, Kambiz Atabai

Votes: 507

30. My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun, Paz de la Huerta

Votes: 10,382 | Gross: $0.02M



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