Political Documentaries

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1. American Psyche (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, two ... See full summary »

Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Katherine J. Eakin, Mahnaz M. Shabbir, Rene Doria, Peter Koper

Votes: 77

2. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,507

3. McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter (1975)

55 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.0
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Documentary of the U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, who rose to prominence in the early 1950s by trumpeting allegations of a vast conspiracy by alleged Communist agents whom he claimed had ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Paul Newman, Roy M. Cohn, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mamie Eisenhower

Votes: 22

4. Karosta: Life After the USSR (2008)

50 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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A portrait of the demise and fall of the Soviet Empire as seen through the eyes of the people who endured it. The film explores the power of human spirit in its battle against adversity.

Director: Peter King

Votes: 18

5. Matzpen (2003)

54 min | Documentary

8.4
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"Matzpen" # the Israeli socialist organization, has never had more than a few dozen active members. Still, at the end of the sixties and beginning of the seventies, it was considered a real... See full summary »

Director: Eran Torbiner

Votes: 12

6. Falsos positivos (2009)

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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On October 2008 a huge scandal shakes Colombia; Falsos Positivos.

Directors: Simone Bruno, Dado Carillo

Votes: 14

7. Mark Lombardi - Kunst und Konspiration (2012)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.6
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A film about the American artist Mark Lombardi who created graphic artwork laying out the powers and opaque network of the global elites from the economic and finance sectors, as well as ... See full summary »

Director: Mareike Wegener | Stars: Joe Amrhein, James Harithas, Robert Hobbs, Donald Lombardi

Votes: 32

8. Til ungdommen (2012)

108 min | Documentary

6.8
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A documentary about youth politicians changes radically when a terrorist commits Utøya-massacre of 69 party kids while filming.

Director: Kari Anne Moe | Stars: Henrik Wangberg, Sana El Morabit, Johanne Butenschøn Lindheim, Haakon Vedum

Votes: 273

9. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,331

10. One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970)

G | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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Fly-on-the-wall treatment of an ordinary day in the life of a prisoner in Stalin's Gulag. Closely adapted from Solzhenitsyn's classic novel based on his own experiences. Shot entirely on ... See full summary »

Director: Caspar Wrede | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Espen Skjønberg, Alf Malland, Frimann Falck Clausen

Votes: 429

11. 211: Anna (2009)

89 min | Documentary

7.9
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An examination of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya's death while covering the Chechen conflict and President Vladimir Putin.

Directors: Giovanna Massimetti, Paolo Serbandini | Star: Anna Politkovskaya

Votes: 34