My all-time favourite documentaries (not ordered by ranking!)by Illumination911 | created - 15 Mar 2013 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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2. Let's Make Money (2008)
110 min | Documentary
Most of us don't know where their money is. However, one thing is for certain, it's is not in the bank to which we entrusted it. The bank and our money is already a part of the cycle of the global money market.
5. Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take? (2011)
Unrated | 132 min | Documentary
An unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's really going on in our world by following the money upstream - uncovering the global consolidation of power in nearly every ... See full summary »
6. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 8,074 | Gross: $0.19M
8. The Story of Stuff (2007)
21 min | Animation, Short
For most of the world, consumption has been the unquestioned duty of every individual. Then garbage activist Annie Leonard brought her two-hour lecture to Free Range who helped her turn it ... See full summary »
9. The Corporation (2003)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 19,796 | Gross: $1.88M
12. Samsara (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
Votes: 30,626 | Gross: $2.67M
14. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)
Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War
Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.
15. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)
Not Rated | 161 min | Documentary
A feature length documentary work which presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society.
17. Money as Debt II: Promises Unleashed (2009)
77 min | Documentary, Animation
A documentary that explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the monetary system that holds us hostage to a forever growing DEBT and how we might evolve beyond it into a new era.
Star: Bob Bossin
18. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 59,629 | Gross: $3.29M
21. Money & Life (2013)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama
MONEY and LIFE is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that makes a provocative proposition: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous ... See full summary »
23. Forks Over Knives (2011)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
24. Earth (2007)
G | 90 min | Documentary
Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.
Votes: 13,945 | Gross: $38.05M
26. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 59,872 | Gross: $3.97M
27. What the Health (2017)
97 min | Documentary
An intrepid filmmaker on a journey of discovery as he uncovers possibly the largest health secret of our time and the collusion between industry, government, pharmaceutical and health organizations keeping this information from us.
28. The Mindscape of Alan Moore (2005)
TV-G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
Alan Moore writer, artist and performer is the world's most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels.
29. Touching the Void (2003)
R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
Votes: 31,980 | Gross: $4.59M
30. Valley Uprising (2014)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary
In the shady campgrounds of Yosemite valley, climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service.
31. Meru (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.
Votes: 13,270 | Gross: $2.33M
33. The Dawn Wall (2017)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
In an unbelievable story of perseverance, free climber Tommy Caldwell and climbing partner Kevin Jorgeson attempt to scale the impossible 3000ft Dawn Wall of El Capitan.
Votes: 9,622 | Gross: $0.07M
34. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Follow the shocking, yet humorous, journey of an aspiring environmentalist, as he daringly seeks to find the real solution to the most pressing environmental issues and true path to sustainability.
35. Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)
Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, History
There is one vibratory field that connects all things. It has been called Akasha, Logos, the primordial OM, the music of the spheres, the Higgs field, dark energy, and a thousand other names throughout history.
37. The Art of Flight (2011)
PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Two years in the making, "The Art of FLIGHT" gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new ... See full summary »
39. Given (2016)
72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
GIVEN is the story of a legacy that takes one unique family on an adventure from their home in Kauai around the world. Told through the memories of a child, Given is the simple yet ... See full summary »
40. In Defense of Food (2015 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary
In Defense of Food tackles a question more and more people around the world have been asking: What should I eat to be healthy? Based on award-winning journalist Michael Pollan's ... See full summary »
41. The Secret of Oz (2009)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, History
What's going on with the world's economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing - and this may only be the beginning. Could it be that solutions to the world's economic ... See full summary »
42. Wild Wild Country (2018)
TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime
When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.
43. The Breadwinner (2017)
PG-13 | 94 min | Animation, Drama, Family
In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Votes: 15,726 | Gross: $0.31M
44. Miss Representation (2011)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
45. Heal (I) (2017)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself from any dis-ease.
Votes: 1,341 | Gross: $0.08M
46. The Game Changers (2018)
108 min | Documentary