united states Documentaries

American Nomads

2011
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As a young man the British documentary maker Richard Grant moved to America and soon found himself in the world of nomadic travelers, jumping onto moving freight trains and heading ‘wherever’. More than a decade later he hits the road again, this time in a car, travelling thousands of mi[...]

Cocaine Cowboys 2

2008
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Cocaine Cowboys 2 is, as the title suggests, the 2008 sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. If you haven’t watched the first documentary then you really should, and it is probably necessary to watch it first due to the background that it gives on the activities o[...]

The Life of Junkie Junior

1987
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The Life of Junkie Junior is a cult 1987 documentary which follows the daily routine of 29-year-old heroin addict Junior Rios as he endeavours to sustain his $200 habit through any means possible. Rios lives in the South Bronx, an area which at the time was experiencing a huge crack and heroin epide[...]

Hotel Ground Zero

2009
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When the World Trade Centre buildings collapsed on September 11th 2001 there was a building standing in between, the Marriott WTC hotel. The hotel was housing 940 people at the time, most of them tourists. There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of documentaries about the Twin Towers and several ab[...]

Amish: A Secret Life

2012
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Amish: A Secret Life: A 2012 BBC documentary which gives an intimate insight into the life of an Amish family from the ‘Old Order’ Amish community in Pennsylvania, their church forbids all technology. The filmmakers are granted the rare opportunity to enter the private lives of an Amish[...]

Incontrovertible

2015
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Incontrovertible is a two hour long 2015 British made documentary film which portrays the views of police officers, firefighters and soldiers who doubt the official explanation into the 9/11 attacks, and also explores the Western medias reporting of the events on that terrible day.   The[...]

Travels in Trumpland

2018
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Travels in Trumpland: Former Economic Secretary to the Treasury for the Labour Party, Ed Balls travels to the deep South of the United States. While there he immerses himself in the lives of those who put Trump in Power and finds out more about Southern Pride.   This mini-series is split[...]

Nicki Minaj: Making of Queen (preview)

2018
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To coincide with the release of her brand-new 2018 album "Queen", American-Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj is also publishing a documentary titled "Making of Queen", which will give viewers an insight into how the record was made.   It is unclear exactly what the Nicki[...]

The Untold History of the United States

2012 Unrated

The Untold History of the United States, a 2012 documentary re-examining major political and military events in the United States through the 20th and 21st century in a way that the mainstream media did not cover.   The film is split into ten chapters starting with World War 2, offering a[...]

How to Make Money Selling Drugs

2012
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The 2012 How to Make Money Selling Drugs documentary by American filmmaker and activist Matthew Cooke shows ten easy steps to making lots of money from illegal narcotics.   The documentary features a number of prominent people including, Wood Harrelson, 50 Cent and Marshall Mathers as wel[...]

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

2013 Unrated

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, a 2013 documentary by Alex Gibney telling the story one of the most politically aggravating websites of all time, wikileaks.org and its founder Julian Assange.   Australian computer programmer Julian Assange founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and to this d[...]

True Life Stories: Kanye West

2018
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The 2018 True Life Stories: Kanye West documentary film tells the story of rapper Kanye's journey to incredible success in this music industry.   The journey really became a reality when Kanye released his debut album "The College Dropout" in 2004 when he was 27. This marked[...]

On Board Air Force One

2009 Unrated

This Air Force One documentary takes us on board one of the most iconic aircraft in operation. Air Force One is the official transport vehicle for the president of the United States and is a Boeing VC-25 which has been operational since 1987. Not only does it take the president to important meetings[...]

A Wedding and a Murder

2018 Unrated

The 2018 A Wedding and a Murder starring actor Alex Campbell Stein examines seemingly perfect marriages which ended in murder, often under mysterious circumstances.

The War Tapes

2006
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The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

The Trials of Henry Kissinger

2002 Unrated

The Trials of Henry Kissinger is a 2002 documentary by Eugene Jarecki based on the 2001 book with the same title by Christopher Hitchens looking at war crimes of the American diplomat, Henry Kissinger.   The documentary features the prominent voice of Scotish actor Brian Cox and a script[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

2006 Unrated

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

2005
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Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Stop Making Sense

1984 Unrated

Stop Making Sense: a 1984 documentary film following American rock band The Talking Heads in concert.

Mommy Dead and Dearest

2017
2

Mommy Dead and Dearest, a 2017 crime documentary film by Erin Lee Carr exploring the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard in 2015.   On June 14, 2015, Blanchard's body was found on a bed in a pool of blood and had been there for at least a couple of days. Blanchard's daughter, Gypsy Rose,[...]

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