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The Greatest Documentaries of All Time (Part 2)

"Documentary films have also had a central importance in propaganda and politics. Leni Riefenstahl's notorious films on behalf of the German Nazi Party - particularly 1935's "Triumph of the Will" - have remained a startling reminder of the power of film as a medium to enthrall and influence a suggestive audience. Even modern documentaries are still often focused on community organizing, exposing social issues and rallying viewers behind a certain political attitude or opinion. Films like Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and the Al Gore-starring "Inconvenient Truth" are credited with influencing the American political discussion during the George W. Bush era, and in some cases, advocacy films have become intertwined with the causes they depict in the minds of Americans. Not surprisingly, a few of the documentaries listed here are also considered among the best movies of all time - documentary or otherwise."
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12th & Delaware (2010)
12th & Delaware (2010)
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20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
20 Feet From Stardom (2013)
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American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010)
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2010)
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An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
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Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
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The Aristocrats (2005)
The Aristocrats (2005)
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Bad Boys (2014)
Bad Boys (2014)
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A Band Called Death (2013)
A Band Called Death (2013)
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Baseball (1994)
Baseball (1994)
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Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927)
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Best Worst Movie (2009)
Best Worst Movie (2009)
12
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
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Blood Into Wine (2010)
Blood Into Wine (2010)
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Bukowski - Born Into This (2003)
Bukowski - Born Into This (2003)
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Burden of Dreams (1982)
Burden of Dreams (1982)
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Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2015)
Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2015)
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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
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Chasing Ice (2012)
Chasing Ice (2012)
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Chernobyl Heart (2003)
Chernobyl Heart (2003)
20
The Cheshire Murders (2013)
The Cheshire Murders (2013)
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21
The Clash: Westway to the World (2000)
The Clash: Westway to the World (2000)
22
Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
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Comedian (2002)
Comedian (2002)
24
Culloden (1964)
Culloden (1964)
25
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987)
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam (1987)
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Deliver Us From Evil (2006)
Deliver Us From Evil (2006)
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Dig! (2004)
Dig! (2004)
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Dont Look Back (1967)
Dont Look Back (1967)
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Earthlings (2005)
Earthlings (2005)
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Echo: Queen of the Elephants (2009)
Echo: Queen of the Elephants (2009)
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Elvis That's the Way It Is (1970)
Elvis That's the Way It Is (1970)
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Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
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Fantastic Lies (2016)
Fantastic Lies (2016)
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The Garden (2006)
The Garden (2006)
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George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
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God Grew Tired of Us (2007)
God Grew Tired of Us (2007)
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Hearts and Minds (1974)
Hearts and Minds (1974)
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His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009)
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The History of the Eagles (2013)
The History of the Eagles (2013)
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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
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