Social documentariesby sandman_laza | created - 19 Feb 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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1. Vito (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.
2. The Substance: Albert Hofmann's LSD (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our ... See full summary »
3. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.03M
4. Ethos (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary
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.
5. 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.
6. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History
A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
A history of the American conservative movement from the 1930s to the present.
10. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)
R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.
Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.02M
11. Vancouver Vagabond (2009)
103 min | Documentary
A wacky and darkly candid autobiographical doc-drama of Heath Tait's start as an artist and animator struggling through the Gen-X 90's, attempting his indie career outside of Hollywood North, Canada.
13. Waiting for Armageddon (2009)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary
America's 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the world's future is foretold in Biblical prophecy - from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing ... See full summary »
Votes: 342 | Gross: $0.01M
15. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport
An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.
Votes: 12,819 | Gross: $0.31M
16. The Strangest Dream (2008)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography
The biography of Joseph Rotblat, the only scientist to leave the Manhattan Project, and would eventually win a Nobel Peace Prize.
17. Hippies (2007 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary
The 1960's and 1970's were a time of change, a time of revolution, a time of the Hippies. Hippies reached across the nation and their effects are still felt today.
18. The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom (2007– )
180 min | Documentary
Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It's what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the ... See full synopsis »
PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.
Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.01M
20. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance
An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
Votes: 4,264 | Gross: $0.31M
23. Hammer & Tickle (2006)
89 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
George Orwell wrote that in a repressive political system every joke is a "tiny revolution." Jokes were an essential part of the communist experience because the monopoly of state power ... See full summary »
24. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.
25. Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
Unrated | 78 min | Documentary
Documentary on reported Conservative bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided.
Votes: 6,022 | Gross: $0.24M
26. Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst (2004)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, History, Mystery
February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, granddaughter of William Randolph Heart, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), who first demanded a prisoner swap for Hearst, then, as it ... See full summary »
28. Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2003 TV Movie)
83 min | Documentary
On May 19, 1984, an out of work ice cream truck driver from Southwestern Ohio broke the bank on CBS' hit game show of the mid-1980's "Press Your Luck" and made TV history by setting a ... See full summary »
29. The Cockettes (2002)
R | 100 min | Documentary
Documentary about the gender-bending San Francisco performance group who became a pop culture phenomenon in the early 1970s.
Votes: 509 | Gross: $0.22M
30. Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - Cocaine, the Third Scourge (2000 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, History
Derived from South America's coca leaf, cocaine was touted as a cure-all in the late 19th century and was the secret ingredient in many medicines and elixirs such as Coca-Cola. But ... See full summary »
31. Hooked: Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way - LSD, Ecstasy, and the Raves (2000 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, History
How did the psychedelic drugs LSD and Ecstasy journey from a scientific discovery to a popular recreation to banned drugs? Mental health professionals once believed that LSD could treat ... See full summary »
32. Challenger: Go for Launch (2000 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
The tragic, defining moment in the American space program was watched by millions. This film produced 15 years after that tragic day takes the viewer into the minute detail of the launch ... See full summary »
34. Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's (1997)
90 min | Documentary, History
In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and ... See full summary »
35. Herbert's Hippopotamus (1996)
69 min | Documentary
Documentary about the turbulent life, writings, and activism of philosopher Herbert Marcuse, visionary force for the youth movements worldwide during the '60s and 70s.
36. Spin (1995)
57 min | Documentary
Pirated satellite feeds revealing U.S. media personalities' contemptuous plans for their viewers come full circle in Spin. TV out-takes appropriated from network satellite feeds unravel the... See full summary »
37. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)
87 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »
38. Roger & Me (1989)
R | 91 min | Documentary
Votes: 24,878 | Gross: $6.71M
39. Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.02M
40. The Killing of America (1981)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime
A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.
41. Post No Bills (1991)
57 min | Documentary
Political heavy-weights populate this urgent and humorous documentary on the detonative mix of art and politics as embodied in the work of infamous "guerilla" poster artist Robbie Conal, a ... See full summary »
42. Let Fury Have the Hour (2012)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary that chronicles how a generation of artists, thinkers, and activists used their creativity as a response to the reactionary politics that came to define our culture in the 1980s.
Votes: 79 | Gross: $0.00M
43. The House I Live In (2012)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.
Votes: 5,044 | Gross: $0.21M
44. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History
A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.
Votes: 1,353 | Gross: $0.42M
47. Child of Rage (1990 TV Short)
27 min | Documentary, Short
This documentary tells the story of a six year old girl, Beth Thomas, labeled as "The Child Of Rage," tells her story of healing from Reactive Attachment Disorder as a result of being ... See full summary »
48. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.
Votes: 9,422 | Gross: $30.58M
49. The N Word (2004)
86 min | Documentary