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1. American Experience (1987– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.6
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A series showcasing documentaries on American history.

Stars: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy, Oliver Platt

Votes: 1,813

2. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2010)

Documentary

8.6
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Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Benjamin Pierce

Votes: 19

3. The Ten Thousand Day War (1980– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

8.5
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A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War.

Stars: Joseph B. Anderson, Anthony Astuccio, Peter Braestrup, George R. Christmas

Votes: 246

4. The Dick Cavett Show (1968–1986)

TV-G | 90 min | Music, Talk-Show

8.4
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This particular series combines several "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC: ABC This Morning/The Dick Cavett Show ABC Daytime March 1968 - January 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Primetime May 1969 - September 1969 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night December 1969 - January 1975 The Dick Cavett Show ABC Late Night September - December 1986

Stars: Dick Cavett, Bobby Rosengarden, Fred Foy, Mort Sahl

Votes: 818

5. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.4
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Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart, Paul Dinello

Votes: 38,459

6. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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68 Metascore

A startling and courageous landmark documentary that unflinchingly confronted the United States' involvement in Vietnam at the height of the controversy that surrounded it.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 5,599 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,708

8. A Soldier's Peace (2008)

87 min | Documentary, War

8.2
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A soldier returns from Iraq to walk the length of Utah, the reddest state in the nation, in protest of the war. Through his walk, he learns about the proud history of protest and dissent in America.

Directors: Kristen Thompson, Marshall Thompson | Stars: Rocky Anderson, Larry Cannon, Vickie Castro, Daniel Ellsberg

Votes: 18

9. Digitale Dissidenten (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

8.2
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Whistle-blowers David Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, Thomas Drake, William Binney, Julian Assange and Annie Machon are interviewed about illegal surveillance by NSA, Nixon, MI5, MI6 and BND and the price whistle-blowers pay.

Director: Cyril Tuschi | Stars: Julian Assange, William Binney, Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg

Votes: 26

10. Improbable Collapse: The Demolition of Our Republic (2006 Video)

69 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary examining the collapse of the WTC buildings, and the 9/11 commission report.

Director: Michael Berger | Stars: Kenneth Van Auken, Lorie Van Auken, Frank L. Culbertson Jr., Michal Majchrowski

Votes: 75

11. American Experience (1987– )
Episode: LBJ: Part 2 - My Fellow Americans (1991)

TV-PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Award winning filmmaker David Grubin profiles one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who rose from obscurity to the pinnacle of power, only to suffer ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyndon B. Johnson, David McCullough, George Ball, Larry Berman

Votes: 98

12. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 54,480 | Gross: $2.80M

13. America: From Hitler to M-X (1982)

90 min | Documentary

8.0
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An anti-war feature length documentary.

Director: Joan Harvey | Stars: Sue Jane Alsing, Raymond W. Arviso, Gert Bastian, Max Baucus

Votes: 9

14. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (2017–2018)
Episode: Daniel Ellsberg (2017)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

8.0
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Jordan details Donald Trump's plans to shrink Utah's monuments, sends Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to investigate campus free speech and sits down with author Daniel Ellsberg.

Director: Chuck O'Neil | Stars: Jordan Klepper, Daniel Ellsberg, Amanda Gailey, Laura Grey

Votes: 10

15. Kill the Messenger (2006 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary

7.9
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A true spy story about the only American citizen who dared stand up to the FBI in an attempt to expose the truth on some specific yet hidden aspects of today's War on Terror and give the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mathieu Verboud, Jean-Robert Viallet | Stars: David Albright, Ann Beeson, George W. Bush, John M. Cole

Votes: 67

16. Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire (2004)

Unrated | 68 min | Documentary

7.8
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54 Metascore

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Directors: Jeremy Earp, Sut Jhally | Stars: Tariq Ali, Benjamin Barber, Medea Benjamin, Julian Bond

Votes: 402

17. Watergate (2018)

260 min | Documentary

7.7
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73 Metascore

On the night of June 17, 1972, a security guard in the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC called the police when he found a door repeatedly taped open.

Stars: Douglas Hodge, Stewart Alexander, Richard Ben-Veniste, Russell Bentley

Votes: 305

18. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,332 | Gross: $0.45M

19. Shadows of Liberty (2012)

93 min | Documentary

7.7
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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: 412

20. Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ed Asner, Ben Bagdikian, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 129

21. Project Censored the Movie (2013)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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'Project Censored: The Movie' explores media censorship in our society by exposing important stories that corporate media fails to report/under report. Using the media watchdog group, ... See full summary »

Directors: Doug Hecker, Christopher Oscar | Stars: Nora Barrows-Friedman, Khalil Bendib, Nora Burrows-Friedman, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 42

22. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

7.6
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POV, a cinema term for "point of view," is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, POV has presented more than 300 of the best, boldest and most... See full summary »

Stars: Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib, Lucy McBath, Veronica Escobar

Votes: 186

23. The Program (2012)

9 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: William Binney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jameel Jaffer, James Bamford

Votes: 34

24. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)
Episode: Julie Taymor (2010)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Stars: Stephen Colbert, Daniel Ellsberg, Julie Taymor, William Wegman

Votes: 10

25. The Education of Max Bickford (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama

7.5
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A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Ian Goldberg, Katee Sackhoff

Votes: 283

26. Ethos (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.5
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Hosted by twice Oscar nominated actor Woody Harrelson, Ethos explores the mechanisms in our systems that work against democracy, the environment and our own personal liberty.

Director: Pete McGrain | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Justin Lewis, Bill Hogan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 1,230

27. Riding with a Spy (2021)

92 min | Documentary

7.5
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After being convicted of espionage, branded a traitor, and ostracized by her people, Israeli whistleblower Anat Kamm tries to rebuild her life in the United States. She graduates from ... See full summary »

Director: Shlomi Eldar | Stars: Shlomi Eldar, Daniel Ellsberg, Anat Kamm

Votes: 14

28. War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (2013)

Not Rated | 67 min | Documentary

7.4
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War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State highlights four cases where whistleblowers noticed government wrong-doing and took to the media to expose the fraud and abuse.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Daniel Ellsberg, Franz Gayl, Seymour Hersh, David Carr

Votes: 208

29. Axis of Evil: Perforated Praeter Naturam (2004)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.4
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AXIS OF EVIL is an experimental-feature-documentary-essay that features interviews with sixteen artists, scholars, and activists, including Howard Zinn, Daniel Ellsberg, Bernardine Dohrn, ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Cervi | Stars: James Barnhart, Jane Bohman, James J. Brask, Bernardine Dohrn

Votes: 14

30. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus talks about the history and current state of free speech in America.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Martin Garbus, Liz Garbus, Ken Starr, Jack M. Sleeth

Votes: 282

31. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Stan Kann

Votes: 514

32. The Great Hack (2019)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

Directors: Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik

Votes: 22,456

33. Paying the Price for Peace (2018)

117 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson pays the price for peace by calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through endless illegal wars.

Director: Bo Boudart | Stars: Medea Benjamin, Leah Bolger, Blase Bonpane, Roy Bourgeois

Votes: 9

34. Julian Assange: A Modern Day Hero? Inside the World of Wikileaks (2011)

114 min | Documentary

6.9
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Unbiased and informative documentary on Julian Assange, Wikileaks and more.

Director: A.N. Other | Stars: Julian Assange, Ken Day, Daniel Ellsberg, David Finkel

Votes: 27

35. The Colbert Report (2005–2014)
Episode: Daniel Ellsberg (2006)

TV-14 | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.9
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Director: Jim Hoskinson | Stars: Stephen Colbert, Daniel Golden, Paul Aronsohn, Daniel Ellsberg

Votes: 17

36. History (2000– )

Documentary, Drama, History

6.8
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Follow the tale of important people in German history. Watch as they go in depth about why they think the way they do, and how they came to make the choices they did in their life time. ... See full summary »

Stars: Nick Benjamin, Guido Knopp, Isaak Dentler, Sönke Neitzel

Votes: 59

37. The Sixties: The Years That Shaped a Generation (2005 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

6.8
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It was a time when a generation rebelled and lost its innocence. From the Vietnam War to the struggle for racial equality to the birth of a counter-culture explosion, the 1960s was a decade... See full summary »

Directors: David Davis, Stephen Talbot | Stars: Paul Herlinger, Muhammad Ali, Robert Bork, Susan Brownmiller

Votes: 82

38. The Vietnam War: A Descent Into Hell (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

6.7
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How and why America became involved in the Vietnam War.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Daniel Ellsberg, Edward G. Lansdale, Robert McNamara

Votes: 33

39. The Education of Max Bickford (2001–2002)
Episode: A Very Great Man (2001)

Drama

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Director: Martha Mitchell | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Ian Goldberg, Katee Sackhoff

Votes: 41

40. Risk (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

6.3
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72 Metascore

The story of WikiLeak's editor-in-chief Julian Assange as seen by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Julian Assange, Sarah Harrison, Jacob Appelbaum, Joseph Farrell

Votes: 2,230 | Gross: $0.20M

41. Democracy Now! (2001– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

6.2
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Journalist Amy Goodman hosts this independent news program which features international journalists, grassroots leaders, independent analysts, as well as ordinary people directly affected by world events and U.S. policy.

Stars: Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Nermeen Shaikh, Sharif Abdel Kouddous

Votes: 402

42. Skavlan (2009– )

58 min | Talk-Show

6.1
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Fredrik Skavlan interviews some of the world's biggest thinkers, politicians, scientists and stars.

Stars: Fredrik Skavlan, Niklas Källner, Noomi Rapace, Anne Holt

Votes: 511

43. Axios (2018– )

30 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Covers a range of subjects in politics, business and technology that shape the future, using a combination of documentary shorts, illuminating interviews with major newsmakers and ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Allen, Jonathan Swan, Jim VandeHei, Alexi McCammond

Votes: 331

44. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

6.0
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In a TV news landscape where it's impossible to know whom to trust, one man rises above the partisan hackery of the mainstream media to bring you the truth that matters: his. From the mind of Jordan Klepper, this is The Opposition.

Stars: Jordan Klepper, Tim Baltz, Laura Grey, Kobi Libii

Votes: 893

45. Weekend World (1972–1988)

News

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Stars: Brian Walden, Peter Jay, Matthew Parris, Mary Holland

Votes: 11

46. Axios (2018– )
Episode: Episode #2.8 (2019)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, News, Talk-Show

5.9
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[HBO] HD. Segments: interviews with five prominent whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden; plus, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Directors: Matthew O'Neill, Perri Peltz | Stars: Edward Snowden, Frank Serpico, Jonathan Swan, Margaret Talev

Votes: 9

47. Doc Talk (2006– )

Talk-Show

5.8
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Stars: Deena Dill, Lucy Walker, Gabriela Fresquez, Davis Guggenheim

Votes: 27

48. Meet the Press (1947– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

5.5
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Weekly news program offering political interviews and analysis of current events by elected officials and experts.

Stars: Chuck Todd, Lawrence E. Spivak, Martha Rountree, David Gregory

Votes: 588

49. PoliticKING with Larry King (2012–2020)

Talk-Show

5.5
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Larry King interviews notable people about their political opinions.

Stars: Larry King, Amy Holmes, David Jolly, Laura Schwartz

Votes: 37

50. The Young Turks (2005– )

TV-14 | 120 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

5.3
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A daring, funny, and brutally honest show that covers politics, entertainment, movies, sports, and pop culture.

Stars: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Rick Storm

Votes: 1,896



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