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1. 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.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 7,389 | Gross: $0.04M

https://vimeo.com/78576636

2. Moonwalk One (1970)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

This documentary from 1970 explores all aspects of the Apollo 11 Moon mission.

Director: Theo Kamecke | Stars: Laurence Luckinbill, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins

Votes: 120

3. Poussières d'Amérique (2011)

100 min | Documentary

A dream-like story of America put together out of silent-film material from the archives, interspersed with many different accounts to be read, some of them in verse.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières

Votes: 24

4. The Four Elements (1966)

Not Rated | 13 min | Documentary, Short

THE FOUR ELEMENTS is a poetic and avant-garde documentary Curtis Harrington made for the United States Information Agency.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Star: Neil Jardine

Votes: 10

5. It Felt Like a Kiss (2009)

54 min | Documentary, History, Music

The story of America's rise to power starting with 1959; it uses archive footage and American pop music to highlight the consequences to the rest of the world and in the peoples' minds.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: H. Rap Brown, Nikita Khrushchev, Richard Nixon

Votes: 639

6. Dogville (2003)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits the town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 121,778 | Gross: $1.53M

7. Shadows of Liberty (2012)

93 min | Documentary

Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America versus the public battle for truth and democracy.

Director: Jean-Philippe Tremblay | Stars: Julian Assange, Robert Baer, Joe Biden, Kristina Borjesson

Votes: 315

8. End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless (2012)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary

Wall Street is being occupied. Europe is collapsing in on itself. Around the world, people are consumed by fear and anger, and one question is on everyone's lips: Is the financial crisis ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Delmastro | Stars: Adam Fergusson, G. Edward Griffin, Mike Maloney, Bill Murphy

Votes: 390

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/endoftheroad

9. Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History, News

57 Metascore

Nearly 100 years after its creation, the power of the U.S. Federal Reserve has never been greater. Markets and governments around the world hold their breath in anticipation of the Fed ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Bruce | Stars: Liev Schreiber, Paul Volcker, Janet Yellen, Peter Atwater

Votes: 755

10. Dinosaur 13 (2014)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

A documentary about the discovery of the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found.

Director: Todd Douglas Miller | Stars: Stan Adelstein, Lanice Archer, Robert Bakker, Philip Currie

Votes: 3,184

11. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,482 | Gross: $0.28M

12. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,621 | Gross: $0.23M

13. Oxyana (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

The 'Hillbilly Heroin' epidemic that's slowly rotting the soul of rural America.

Director: Sean Dunne

Votes: 491

14. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,287 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

An investigative documentary that uncovers the U.S. healthcare system's true design.

Directors: Susan Froemke, Matthew Heineman | Stars: Clive Alonzo, Don Berwick, Elizabeth Blackburn, Krystal Bracy

Votes: 471 | Gross: $0.10M

http://escapefiremovie.com/

16. The Revisionaries (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, News

70 Metascore

The theory of evolution and a re-write of American history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed Creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America's most influential Board of Education.

Director: Scott Thurman | Stars: Don McLeroy, Kathy Miller, Jonathan Saenz, Stephanie Klenzendorf

Votes: 631 | Gross: $0.02M

17. The Billionaires' Tea Party (2011)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

After Barack Obama swept to power promising a new era of hope and change, the emergence of a citizens protest movement called the Tea Party threatened to derail his agenda. Was this ... See full summary »

Director: Taki Oldham | Stars: David H. Koch, Tim Phillips, Kert Davies, Myron Ebell

Votes: 135

18. PAY 2 PLAY: Democracy's High Stakes (2014)

87 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have ... See full summary »

Director: John Ennis | Stars: Jack Abramoff, Ralph Anspach, Marge Baker, Subodh Chandra

Votes: 55 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Untold History of the United States (2012– )

58 min | Documentary, History, War

Oliver Stone's re-examination of under-reported events in American history.

Stars: Oliver Stone, Alan Shearman, Jim Ward, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 6,385

20. Last Rush for the Wild West - Tar Sands, Oil Shale and the American Frontier (2014)

51 min | Documentary, News

Last Rush for the Wild West exposes how impending tar sands and oil shale mining would destroy massive landscapes in Utah and put the already imperiled Colorado River Watershed at risk. ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Ekstrom | Star: Stan Clawson

21. Farmageddon (2011)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, News

62 Metascore

Farmageddon is the story of a mom whose son healed from all allergies and asthma after consuming raw milk, and real food from farms. It depicts people all over the country who formed food ... See full summary »

Director: Kristin Canty | Stars: Linda Faillace, Adam Helfer, Mark McAfee, Joel Salatin

Votes: 517 | Gross: $0.06M

22. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »

Directors: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | Stars: Khalifah Ali Al-Akili, Mike Healey, Ali Kareem, Saeed 'Shariff' Torres

Votes: 676

23. The Other Side (VIII) (2015)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Drama

65 Metascore

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller, Austin Anderson

Votes: 826 | Gross: $0.01M

24. Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, News

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Cullen Hoback | Stars: Max Schrems, Moby, Mark Zuckerberg, Orson Scott Card

Votes: 5,422 | Gross: $0.06M

25. Sud (1999)

71 min | Documentary

A documentary examining the effect of a man dragged to death on the residents in Jasper, Texas.

Director: Chantal Akerman

Votes: 174

26. Below Sea Level (2008)

110 min | Documentary

During a five year period an Italian filmmaker documents the world of down-on-their-luck individuals who live in a Californian desert trying to get by one day at a time. None of them has more than a vehicle, a dog and some clothes.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Votes: 187

27. Clinton Cash (2016)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary

An investigation into how the Clintons have amassed millions in personal wealth through foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation, a supposed charity, in exchange for political favors... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Taylor | Stars: Peter Schweizer, Sani Abacha, Gilbert Chagoury, Bill Clinton

Votes: 1,244

28. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Comedy

64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Johnny Fancelli, Christina Fancelli, Lorena Lardini

Votes: 20,237 | Gross: $3.82M

29. Snowden (2016)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto

Votes: 110,082 | Gross: $21.59M

30. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and today's political landscape.

Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Jordan Zain Weiner, Barbara Morgan

Votes: 8,690 | Gross: $1.61M

31. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (2016)

114 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

When Donald Trump says, "This election is rigged"-he should know. His buddies are rigging it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election... See full summary »

Directors: Greg Palast, David Ambrose | Stars: Edward Asner, Leni Badpenny, Richard Belzer, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 62 | Gross: $0.03M

32. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald J. Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 3,583

33. Do Not Resist (2016)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

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.

Director: Craig Atkinson | Stars: James Comey, Dave Grossman, Rand Paul

Votes: 947 | Gross: $0.07M

34. National Bird (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

Drone whistleblower interviewed about borderless information gathering by the government.

Director: Sonia Kennebeck | Star: Jesselyn Radack

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.01M

35. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab

Votes: 5,463 | Gross: $0.06M

36. XY Chelsea

Documentary | Filming

A look at the life and career of Chelsea Manning, a trans woman soldier in the United States Army, who was sentenced to serve 35 years at an all-male military prison for leaking information about the country's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Director: Tim Travers Hawkins | Star: Chelsea Manning

37. Our New President (2018)

77 min | Documentary

The story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. By turns horrifying and hilarious, the film is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election ... See full summary »

Director: Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Donald J. Trump

Votes: 121 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Relatively Free (2016)

19 min | Documentary, Short

A short film following the release of journalist and activist Barrett Brown from prison, and his drive across Texas to a halfway house. 'Relatively Free' is an examination of Brown's return to a very different world, post the election.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Barrett Brown, Marlo Cadeddu

Votes: 12

39. Trump's Lobby (2017)

Documentary, Short

Since the election of Donald Trump, there has been a continual flow of high level visitors to the penthouse apartment in Trump Tower. Their arrivals were turned into a media spectacle.

Director: Alex Winter

Votes: 17

40. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 2,039 | Gross: $0.03M

41. Dislocation Blues (2017)

17 min | Documentary

An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock.

Director: Sky Hopinka

Votes: 44

42. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016)

90 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

A film about the prison from the places we least expect to find it.

Director: Brett Story

Votes: 71

43. Down in Shadowland (2014)

71 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

A five year project involving filming on NYC subway. Camera observes people and events unaware they are being filmed. Emotional, intimate and deeply human. All done by director Tom DiCillo.... See full summary »

Director: Tom DiCillo

Votes: 37

44. El mar la mar (2017)

94 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

An immersive experience of the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Directors: Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki

Votes: 104 | Gross: $0.01M

45. Bloom (I) (2012)

11 min | Short, Drama

Industrial penetrations into the arid Texas landscape yield a strange and exotic flowering. Using images from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, based on oil drilling footage from the first half of the 20th century.

Director: Scott Stark

Votes: 15



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