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4. The Diplomat (2015)
TV-14 | 104 min | Documentary, Biography
THE DIPLOMAT tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned fifty years of American foreign policy - from Vietnam to Afghanistan.
5. Dirty Driving: Thundercars of Indiana (2008 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 69 min | Documentary, Sport
Auto racing is an obsession in Anderson, Indiana. Even with local auto factories closing down and jobs being lost, the town's residents continue to flock to the local speedway every Friday ... See full summary »
Director: Jon Alpert
6. Dope Sick Love (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 93 min | Documentary
When you're a junkie, the money comes and goes--and so does the high. Do relationships stand a chance among addicts? Meet Matt & Tracy and Sebastian & Michelle--two New York City couples ... See full summary »
7. Fall to Grace (2013)
TV-14 | 48 min | Documentary
Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi ('Journeys With George') explores scandalized former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey's new life as a spiritual advisor to female prison inmates and a soon-to-be ordained Episcopalian priest.
8. Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 57 min | Documentary
Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Pelosi tours red state America examining the practices, politics and beliefs of fundamentalist evangelical Christians. Interviewees include Jerry Falwell (... See full summary »
9. Gasland Part II (2013)
Not Rated | 125 min | Documentary
A documentary that declares the gas industry's portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating ... See full summary »
11. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY (2014 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter. Utilizing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and firsthand accounts from past... See full summary »
13. The End (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary
One of the most powerfully intimate films ever made about the final stages of life, 'The End' is a profound and moving chronicle of five hospice patients whose stories are in turns honest, humorous, and heart-breaking.
14. Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal (2008 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 70 min | Documentary
A look at the creation of former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss' latest venture, a Nevada-based male brothel called Heidi's Stud Farm, which caters to female clientèle.
17. The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, History
The strange history of the now abandoned American 1993-bill, «Don't ask, don't tell» where sexual orientation was a "non-talk" policy in the American forces, leading to 13.368 getting kicked out before 2011.
18. Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the ... See full summary »
Director: Alexandra Pelosi
19. How to Dance in Ohio (2015)
TV-G | 89 min | Documentary, Drama
In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage -- a Spring Formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their ... See full summary »
Director: Alexandra Shiva
22. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)
TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography
23. The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009 TV Short)
Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short
To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant,... See full summary »
TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary
Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.
27. Namath (2012 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary featuring "Broadway" Joe Namath of the New York Jets. A chronicle of his life and career as one of the most iconic quarterbacks to ever play the game of football.
28. The Newburgh Sting (2014)
87 min | Documentary
The FBI targets a Muslim community in Newburgh, New York and arrests four men in 2009 during a sting operation, claiming they tried to help a Pakistani business man, who was working with the FBI, with terrorist attacks.
29. Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words (2014)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
From 1971 to 1973, Richard Nixon secretly recorded his private conversations in the White House. This revealing film chronicles the content of those tapes, which include Nixon's ... See full summary »
TV-14 | 39 min | Documentary, Short
Follows the struggle of 138 mostly immigrant workers who strike to save their jobs at a famous bakery in the Bronx when a private equity firm buys the bakery and demands wage cuts of up to 30%.
Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime
A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.
32. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.
33. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)
Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime
A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK: THE LIFE & TIMES OF KATRINA GILBERT tells the moving story of a year in the life of one mother whose daily struggles illuminate the challenges faced by more than 42 ... See full summary »
35. Project Nim (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
Votes: 8,134 | Gross: $0.41M
36. Questioning Darwin (2014)
Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary
Literal and creationist interpretation of the Bible is the fastest-growing branch of Christianity in the U.S. This film takes an in-depth look at the views of these Christians who reject ... See full summary »
37. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)
Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime
Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.
Votes: 4,799 | Gross: $0.06M
40. Saving Pelican 895 (2011)
40 min | Documentary, Short
Presents the story of the effort to save the 895th surviving oiled pelican in Louisiana, showing how conservationists, government agencies and wildlife activists joined forces to preserve this one life.
41. Skinheads USA: Soldiers of the Race War (1993 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary
An examination of a group of skinheads--white, mostly male youths involved in the neo-Nazi, white supremacist hate movement in the U.S.--and the older adults who brought them into, and try to keep them in, the movement in the first place.
45. Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House (2008 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, Biography
Journalist Helen Thomas has covered nine presidents and her venerable career has earned her the moniker 'The First Lady of the Press.' Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy, this... See full summary »
46. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary