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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick launches an incendiary, full-frontal assault on the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification and Ratings Administration (a.k.a. the MPAA's CARA). This is the entity that assigns ratings to movies -- the familiar G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17...

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9.20

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

A young girl in the throes of ennui is transported to a magical world of imagination and spectacle in Cirque du Soleil's Quidam, an Emmy award-winning recording of the one of the circus' travelling live performances. Lonely, bored and ignored by her parents,...

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7.00

Spin

Spin

Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social...

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9.15

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World is a biographical documentary focusing on one of the greatest boxing champs to have ever fought in the ring. Despite his boastful nature (Ali is known for proud declarations such as "I am the greatest!"...

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8.88

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

NASCAR - The IMAX Experience

Simon Wincer directs the 40-minute film NASCAR: The IMAX Experience. It includes interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, plenty of high-speed racing action, and multiple points-of-view created by remote control-operated IMAX 3D cameras mounted to the outside of race cars, as well as the...

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5.50

Grizzly Man

Grizzly Man

For 13 years, Timothy Treadwell spent his summers on the Alaskan Peninsula, living among wild bears and, for the last five years, videotaping his life there. His winters were spent touring elementary schools and making television appearances, in an effort to educate people about the plight of...

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6.30

The Elegant Universe

Nova - The Elegant Universe

Adapted from a provocative book by Brian Greene, this deeply engrossing documentary -- which originally aired on PBS's NOVA in three parts -- attempts to explain the controversial string theory, a complicated scientific proposal that, in short, posits a single explanation for many of the...

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9.16

Mythbusters

Mythbusters

Extreme science enthusiasts and special effects gurus Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with a team of experts in a range of applicable fields, put rumors, truths, myths, lies, and heresy under the microscope to see if they hold up under close scientific...

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5.67

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

Cosmos

With Cosmos, Carl Sagan and his wife and co-writer, Ann Druyan, brilliantly illustrated the underlying science of his same-titled book, placing the human species within a space-and-time context that brought the infinite into stunningly clear view. The series, which originally aired in 1980 on...

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9.15

Paper Clips

Paper Clips

This modestly produced documentary packs an emotional wallop unlike practically any other in recent memory. It takes place in the rural, blue-collar Tennessee community of Whitwell, where a middle-school class embarks upon a simple but ambitious project: In an attempt to gauge the magnitude of...

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6.80

Touching the Void

Touching the Void

In 1985, two adventurous young mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, set off to climb the treacherous west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were experienced climbers, and climbed "Alpine-style," climbing the mountain in "one great push," without setting up ropes or...

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7.44

The Heart of the Game

The Heart of the Game

This fascinating documentary, reportedly filmed over seven years, focuses on Bill Resler, a University of Washington economics professor whose abiding interest in sports compels him to moonlight as coach for a girls' high school basketball team. Gradually, the energetic coach turns Roosevelt...

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6.75
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....