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Must-See Movies contain important information you need to know that could affect your life.

On this website are mostly Docudramas and Documentaries, along with some Dramas and a few Comedies.

These films amuse and educate with educational entertainment:

1. Films with a high degree of both educational and entertainment value are called edutainment.

2. Then there are films that are primarily educational but have incidental entertainment value.

3. There are also films that are mostly entertaining but have some educational value.

Motion pictures with educational content appeared as early as 1943, and can still be seen in modern films such as An Inconvenient Truth.

After World War 2, educational entertainment shifted onto television programs.

These can be divided into three main categories:

  • Shows that are primarily educational,
  • Shows with a high degree of both education and entertainment.
  • Entertaining shows with incidental or occasional educational value.

People are used to flashy, polished entertainment venues like movie theaters and theme parks, so they also prefer similar experiences at science centers and museums. This approach emphasizes fun and enjoyment, perhaps at the expense of educational content.

Maybe you’re ready for a change from the usual made-up movies that follow tired formulas like the ones you’ve already seen so many times before. You may be ready for Must See Movies.

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Abduction of Eden
In Abduction of Eden, “Hyun Jae” is a teenager when she’s kidnapped and taken to Las Vegas, where she’s forced to work as a prostitute for two years, based on the true story of Korean-American.

All the President’s Men
All the President’s Men shows how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon.

Amen. (Title of Film)
In the film titled Amen, a Nazi official reaches out to the Vatican when learns that a process he developed to wipe out typhus is being used to exterminate the Jews.

American Addict on Prescription Drugs
American Addict is about the United States’ alarming appetite for prescription drugs, which aims to illuminate a national health crisis.

American Blackout
American Blackout is an award-winning indictment of the election process that fraudulently prevents black voters from voting, called ‘blackout’ in this film.

Art & Copy
Art & Copy explores the fascinating and mysterious world of advertising, which includes interviews with the talented minds that created famous taglines such as “Where’s the Beef?” and “Just Do It.”

Battle for the World Economy
“Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy” is a three-part PBS documentary series is the story of how the new global economy was born.

Battle of Chernobyl
The Battle of Chernobyl describes the disaster when one of the reactors at the nuclear power station exploded.

Best Government Money Can Buy
The Best Government Money Can Buy is an absorbing documentary about lobbyists’ role in American politics, their spending on elections and threat to democracy.

Better This World
In Better This World friends David McKay and Bradley Crowder went from bandanna-wearing protesters to federal terrorism suspects at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis.

Big Boys Gone Bananas!*
Big Boys Gone Bananas!* is a documentary that follows the battle between the Dole Food Company and a pair of filmmakers — who made an earlier documentary BANANAS!*

The Big Fix
If you think you know the story of the Gulf oil spill by BP (British Petroleum), take the time to watch this brilliant film that re-tells that story with details that have been purposely hidden.

Birdmen is a documentary that shows today’s pioneers of wingsuit flying, whose ultimate thrill is to fly like birds.

Blackfish is a fascinating documentary that examines the life of performing killer whale Tilikum — who has caused the deaths of several people while in captivity.

Blind Mountain
Blind Mountain reveals one of China’s continuing social problems, selling women for marriage in modern day China.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee brings a dark chapter of U.S. history to light revealing an epic saga of the U.S. government’s deliberate extermination of the American Indians.

The Camden 28
The Camden 28 is a stirring documentary recounting the trial of 28 Vietnam War opponents who broke into a New Jersey draft board office in 1971.

Camp 14: Total Control Zone
Camp 14: Total Control Zone uses interviews and footage of a North Korean re-education camp to paint a shocking portrait of inhumanity chronicling the harrowing story of Shin Dong-huyk.

Can You Afford to Retire
Can You Afford to Retire investigates the looming financial catastrophe facing the baby boom generation.

Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can is the true story of Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), a cunning con man who poses as a doctor, lawyer and pilot all before turning 21.

The Central Park Five
The Central Park Five is a documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were falsely accused and convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in 1989.

Children of Internment
Children of Internment is a documentary revealing that — unknown to most Americans — thousands of German-Americans were interned in the United States during World War Two.

Citizen Koch
Citizen Koch explores the mounting struggle between money and American democracy, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision, probing the sources of money behind politics.

The Company Men
The Company Men stars Ben Affleck as a successful businessman who comes face-to-face with America’s downsizing epidemic when he loses his job and is forced to take a construction gig.

The Confessions
The Confessions is a film that looks into the case of four U.S. Navy seamen living in the hellish aftermath of falsely confessing to the 1997 rape and murder of a Virginia woman.

The Corporation
The Corporation is a fascinating, darkly humorous film about the history of the corporation and its ever-growing impact on our society.

Countdown to Zero
Countdown to Zero shows how world leaders have grappled with the apocalyptic dangers posed by nuclear weapons ever since the first atomic bomb exploded in 1945.

Crude Impact
Crude Impact traces how the world has become dependent on fossil fuels — a resource that someday will be gone — and how little has been done to develop alternative energy sources.

CSA: Confederate States of America
CSA: Confederate States of America is a mockumentary that imagines an alternate history of what it would be like if the South had won the American Civil War.

Dances with Wolves
In Dances with Wolves, wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) is assigned to his dream post on the remote Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Death by China
Death by China is a frank documentary that chronicles the growing power and global ambitions of China, and concludes that its strength threatens America’s own future.

Doctor Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove is a classic black comedy that brilliantly skewers the nuclear age.

End of Poverty
The End of Poverty in developing countries contends that today’s economic inequities arose as a result of military conquest and slavery, with wealthier countries seizing the resources of the poor.

End of the Line
The End of the Line traverses the world exposing the devastating effects that overfishing with modern technology is having on fish stocks and exploring the real solutions to solve the crisis.

Erin Brockovich
In Erin Brockovich, a docudrama based on actual events, Julia Roberts plays a twice-divorced mother of three who sees an injustice, takes on the bad guy and wins.

Fahrenheit 9/11
Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore’s hard-hitting documentary, outlines the reasons the United States and innocent Americans became a target for hatred and terrorism.

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead focuses on two men whose obesity disappears during a healing diet of fruit and vegetable juice only.

Fed Up
Fed Up is a documentary that focuses on the causes of obesity in the United States, withevidence showing that the large quantities of sugar in processed foods are an overlooked root of the problem.

The Flaw: Financial Collapse 2008
The Flaw is a look at the recession and financial collapse of 2008.

Flow: For Love of Water
Flow: For Love of Water asks the question: How did a handful of corporations steal our water?

Flying Cheap
Flying Cheap takes on the issues of travel costs and airline safety, examining the phenomenon of low-cost airlines and regional carriers.

Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution
Food Beware: The French Organic Revolution visits the Barjac village in France, where the mayor has mandated an all-organic menu for the lunch program in the local school.

Food Matters
Food Matters because a staggering number of Americans suffer from obesity and other food-related maladies.

Forks Over Knives
Forks Over Knives focuses on research by two food scientists revealing that modern processed foods have led to epidemic rates of obesity, diabetes and other diseases.

Frankensteer investigates the dangers to human health posed by feedlot-raised beef — as well as the attempt to cover up this danger

Freedom Riders
Freedom Riders chronicles the daring and courage of a group of twelve activists, black and white, who rode on two bus lines in 1961 through the Southern states to challenge their segregation laws.

Fuel (Fields of Fuel)
In Fuel (Fields of Fuel), filmmaker Joshua Tickell sets out to prove that biodiesel, made from vegetable oil, is a viable alternative to gasoline.

Future of Food
The Future of Food sheds light on a shadowy relationship between agriculture, big business and government.

Game Change
Game Change follows the historic 2008 presidential race with a focus on the sometimes contentious relationship between Sarah Palin and the aides to Republican nominee John McCain.

GasLand examines the negative effects of natural-gas drilling, from poisoned water sources to kitchen sink tap water that bursts into flames.

Generation RX
Generation RX is an unflinching examination of the unsettling trend in the American medical establishment toward prescribing powerful psychiatric drugs for children more often and at a younger age

GMO OMG is a documentary that follows one father’s search for answers to the risks of consuming genetically modified foods, or GMOs.

The Grapes of Wrath
In The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad, a Depression-era everyman, leads his poor family on a harrowing journey from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl to the promised land of California.

Harlan County, U.S.A.
, U.S.A. is director Barbara Kopple’s film about the 1973 coal miners’ strike in Harlan County, Ky. that won a Best Documentary Oscar.

Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau
Hawaiian — The Legend of Eddie Aikau — This exhilarating documentary sheds light on the extraordinary life and legacy of legendary Hawaiian big-wave surfer Aikau.

The Help
The Help is set In 1960s Jackson, Mississippi, where aspiring writer Eugenia Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper

Higher Education at Risk
“Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk”. This PBS documentary follows 30 students and their teachers in higher education and exposes the disappointment, disorientation many students feel .

Holes in My Shoes
Holes in My Shoes is a documentary about Jack Beers, a New Yorker who at 94 defies the concept of aging in this chronicle of his diverse achievements and infectious enthusiasm.

Homo Toxicus
Homo Toxicus uses wit, intelligence and common sense to investigate the 100,000 chemicals created since World War II that contaminate mammals, plants, fish and even human DNA.

Hoop Dreams
In Hoop Dreams two young African-American boys from rough inner-city Chicago neighborhoods make use of their prodigious basketball talents to aim for a life outside the ghetto.

Hot Coffee Case
Hot Coffee is a documentary that examines the so-called “hot coffee lawsuit” and asks ‘Is Justice Being Served?’

House of Cards (2009)
House of Cards (2009) is a documentary on the housing and economic crisis that explains in great detail exactly what caused the US economic crash of 2008.

How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet is a documentary series that reveals how plants, and not humans, are the most crucial living thing on Earth.

Howard Zinn
Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Matt Damon narrates this biographical documentary about renowned author and political activist Howard Zinn.

Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria is a documentary from Frontline that investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections in hospitals and communities across the globe.

I Am Slave
I Am Slave is the heartbreaking story of a girl who was kidnapped in 1993 in Sudan Africa at age twelve and sold into slavery.

An Inconvenient Truth
An Inconvenient Truth is an Oscar-winning documentary that captures former Vice President Al Gore in the midst of laying out the facts of global warming.

Incredible Human Machine
Incredible Human Machine takes you on a fantastic voyage through the human body and explores the fascinating inner workings of the organs with this awe-inspiring photography.

Inside Job
Inside Job clearly maps out the origins of the global economic meltdown of 2008, how it could have been prevented, how it could have been lessened.

Inside North Korea
Inside North Korea features National Geographic correspondent Lisa Ling disguised as a medical coordinator to gain access into North Korea.

Inside the Mind of Google
Inside the Mind of Google shows how Google came to dominate the online search industry.

The Invisible War
The Invisible War is a documentary exposing a rape epidemic in the armed forces, investigating women and men who are raped by their fellow servicemen .

Ishi, The Last Yahi
Ishi was the sole survivor of California’s Yahi Native American tribe until his death in 1916.

Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring
Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring — This pair of dramas tell of a farmer who falls victim to a cruel scheme by his neighbors, and the comeuppance later delivered by the man’s daughter.

John Perkins Speaking Freely
John Perkins Speaking Freely confesses his shameful role in helping organizations such as World Bank and the IMF drive poor nations into crippling debt while enriching U.S. corporations.

The King of Comedy
In The King of Comedy, Director Martin Scorsese is a black comedy that explores the absurd lengths to which nebbish Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) will go to land a spot on aTV talk show .

The King of Masks
The King of Masks is Wang — a locally renowned street performer and wizard of the venerable art of mask magic.

Koch Brothers Exposed
Koch Brothers Exposed reveals that the Koch Brothers are attacking American values — from their environmental pollution, to their efforts to dismantle social security for working Americans.

Koko the Gorilla
Koko is a gorilla who taught scientists much more than they’d imagined possible about how animals, humans included, communicate.

Korkoro Gypsies
Korkoro is based on the real-life experiences of a Gypsy family living in Nazi-occupied France.

The Last Cigarette
The Last Cigarette is a documentary featuring footage of Chairman Henry Waxman’s 1994 congressional hearing on tobacco and health, with testimony from the CEOs om the major tobacco companies.

The Last Mountain
The Last Mountain is a gripping documentary that follows ordinary citizens in West Virginia’s Coal River Valley as they wage a campaign to prevent expanding ruinous mining by mountaintop removal.

Let’s Make Money
Let’s Make Money is not about how to make money. This film traces money as it goes through the global finance system.

Libby, Montana
Libby, Montana is a documentary about WR Grace, a US multi-national corporation that knowingly exposed a trusting community of workers and their families to asbestos for over 40 years.

LIFE 2.0
LIFE 2.0 is a documentary that shows computer users across the globe who log onto the virtual world of Second Life, but some users’ lives are dramatically consumed by this alternate reality.

The Loving Story
The Loving Story is a documentary profiling Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 for breaking Virginia’s laws against interracial marriage, and forced to leave the state.

Man on Wire
In Man on Wire Philippe Petit captured the world’s attention in 1974 when he walked across a high wire between New York’s Twin Towers.

The Man Who Loved Women (1977)
The Man Who Loved Women is Frenchman who has had so many lovers that he begins writing a book about all of his romantic escapades.

The Man Who Saved the World
The Man Who Saved the World (in 1962) reveals that it was the actions of one man alone which saved the planet from utter destruction during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Manufacturing Consent
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media illustrates how the media tacitly manipulates public opinion to further the agendas of the powerful.

Marjoe is an Oscar-winning documentary that explores the life of one-time child evangelist and faith healer Marjoe Gortner.

A Matter of Sex (The Willmar 8)
A Matter of Sex (The Willmar 8) is a docudrama about disgruntled female bank tellers who stage a protest for union rights, after watching male workers pad their salaries with high-paying promotions.

The Miracle Worker
The Miracle Worker is a docudrama based on a true story about Helen Keller, who has been rendered blind, deaf and mute after a bout with scarlet fever, and her teacher Annie Sullivan.

Money and Medicine
Money and Medicine is a documentary that tackles the medical, ethical and financial challenges of containing runaway health care spending.

Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America
Monumental depicts David Brower’s Fight for Wild America, from passing the 1964 Wilderness Act to his role in saving the Grand Canyon.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington shows junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arriving in Washington, D.C. full of idealism, which he retains despite corruption among his cynical colleagues.

The Murder of Emmett Till
The Murder of Emmett Till examines the killing of a 14-year-old black boy for whistling at a white woman in the Deep South in 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his killers.

Music Saved My Life
“The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life” is a documentary about Czech pianist and holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer describing how music enabled her to survive the Holocaust..

NFL’s Concussion Crisis
NFL’s Concussion Crisis from Frontline reveals that former players and a host of scientists claim the league has tried to cover up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players.

Not Without My Daughter
Not Without My Daughter is a fact-based thriller about an American housewife who gets trapped in Iran when she accompanies her husband on a vacation to his homeland.

Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat
“Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat” is a probing documentary that explores the ever-expanding issue of obesity in America.

Oil Factor
The Oil Factor reveals that despite official statements that U.S. wars in the Middle East are being waged in the name of terror, three-quarters of the world’s oil supply comes from these regions.

The Other Side of Immigration
In The Other Side of Immigration, contemporary immigration issues between the United States and Mexico receive careful study.

Out of Balance
In the film Out of Balance, documentarian Tom Jackson turns his lens on some inconvenient truths about energy titan Exxon Mobil and its effect on climate change.

The Panama Deception
The Panama Deception explains the untold truths behind the United States’ 1989 invasion of Panama.

Park Avenue
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream focuses on the gap between rich and poor by examining the home to America’s billionaires.

Patriocracy is an incisive and timely documentary that examines the extreme polarization of the U.S. political landscape and seeks to identify the underlying causes.

Pink Ribbons Inc.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. is an exposé showing the real story of breast cancer, as this film explores who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns — the cause or the company?

A Place at the Table
A Place at the Table is a powerful documentary using personal stories that illuminate the plight of the 49 million Americans struggling with food insecurity.

The Player
The Player is a wicked masterpiece about a slick Hollywood studio executive whose life is falling apart.

Please Remove Your Shoes
Please Remove Your Shoes is a troubling documentary that examines the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) , raising questions about actual airport safety since 9/11.

Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File
“Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File” is a documentary about the poisoning death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko. Brilliant exposé of the brutal Kremlin regime of Vladimir Putin.

Poisoned Waters
Poisoned Waters focuses a critical eye on the growing problem of water pollution.

The Power of Nightmares
The Power of Nightmares is a three-part documentary explores the use of fear for political gain, given the lasting impact of 9/11 and with media sensationalism at an all-time high.

Pump explores alternative energy options for vehicles besides gasoline that are either readily available for use or can be on a mass scale.

Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rabbit-Proof Fence tells a story from the time Australia had an official white supremacy program, which lasted for over 100 years until 1970.

Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man
Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man profiles the personal and professional life of Ralph Nader, controversial consumer advocates and political activists.

The Red Violin
A long-lost “red violin,” a rare instrument crafted during the Italian Renaissance, shows up at a modern auction, and the story reveals its mysterious history — plus the lives of its previous owners.

In Religulous politically provocative talk show host Bill Maher skewers the current state of organized religion.

In Restrepo, Author Sebastian Junger and photographer Tim Hetherington spent a year embedded with US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The Revisionaries
The Revisionaries looks at a cultural conflict over school textbook standards in Texas, as determined by people who think that humans and dinosaurs co-existed decide what is taught in our schools.

Revolution Green Biodiesel
Revolution Green is A True Story of Biodiesel in America that focuses on a method of converting waste vegetable oil into a renewable source of biodiesel fuel.

In Rocky, world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) wants to give unknown fighter Rocky a shot at the title as a publicity stunt.

A Royal Affair
A Royal Affair is a docudrama of 18th-century Denmark where the king neglects his young queen, who falls in love with his German physician. This film is based on a true story.

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!
In Sarah Palin: You Betcha! filmmaker Nick Broomfield tracks down friends, relatives and colleagues of polarizing Alaska politician Sarah Palin.

Schindler’s List
Schindler’s List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor in World War II, who saved 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.

School Ties
School Ties is a story of anti-Semitism about a working-class Jewish teen who receives a football scholarship to a prestigious Protestant prep school in the 1950s.

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
In Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, two white women accused nine black teenagers of raping them on an Alabama train in 1931.

The documentary film Secrecy shows that the U.S. government has grown more secretive, allegedly to protect the country, but is this culture of secrets at odds with democracy?

Sick Around the World
Sick Around the World looks to other leading capitalist democracies to see how their health care systems operate and whether those systems might be a model for much-needed reform in the U.S.

Sick Around America
Sick Around America is a documentary about the sad state of the US health care system.

In Sicko, Michael Moore sets his sights on the plight of the uninsured in this Oscar-nominated documentary.

Silence in the House of God
Silence in the House of God Mea Maxima Culpa: “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” explores the child sexual abuse of five deaf boys by a priest who molested more than 200 children .

Sir! No Sir!
Sir! No Sir! is a documentary that chronicles the largely forgotten antiwar activities of American GIs and other members of the military during the Vietnam era.

Six Degrees Could Change the World
Six Degrees Could Change the World examines the incremental effects of climate change across the globe, and some scientists believe mankind is just six degrees away from utter disaster.

Super Size Me
Super Size Me takes a hilarious and often terrifying look at the effects of fast food on the human body.

Sweet Misery Aspartame
Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World shows that aspartame, the artificial sweetener in Diet Coke and other drinks, causes health problems, brain damage, and death.

Tapped: Bottled Water
Tapped explores the high cost — to both the environment and our health — of bottled water. Forty percent of bottled water is simply municipal tap water.

Terms And Conditions May Apply
Terms And Conditions May Apply is a documentary featuring interviews with technology thought leaders and futurists examining the erosion of privacy in the digital age.

The Thin Blue Line
The Thin Blue Line presents the intriguing case of Randall Adams, who allegedly murdered a police officer in1976 in Dallas, Texas.

Thirteen Days
Thirteen Days is a drama based on actual events of the Cuban Missile Crisis beginning when an American U-2 reconnaissance jet takes photos over Cuba showing missile bases being constructed.

The Tillman Story
In The Tillman Story, the family of Tillman reveals the real story about what happened in Afghanistan when the pro football player-turned-U.S. soldier was killed by friendly fire and not the Taliban.

The Tobacco Conspiracy
The Tobacco Conspiracy is a history of the tobacco industry’s lies and scams.

To Kill a Mockingbird
In To Kill a Mockingbird lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, in an Oscar-winning role) defends an innocent black man against rape charges but ends up in a maelstrom of hate and prejudice.

The Trials of Henry Kissinger
The Trials of Henry Kissinger depicts the former Secretary of State as a warmonger responsible for military cover-ups in Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor.

Trinity & Beyond, The Atomic Bomb Movie
Trinity & Beyond, The Atomic Bomb Movie, uses jaw-dropping footage that was previously classified by the U.S. government and chronicles the development of the atomic hydrogen bomb.

Triumph of the Nerds
Triumph of the Nerds is an in-depth look at the rise of Silicon Valley giants from nerd-dom to success, providing an impressive history of personal computing.

TWA Flight 800
TWA Flight 800 is a provocative documentary that examines the fate of this flight to Paris, including interviews with official investigators who claim the catastrophe was no accident.

Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is about The Patriot Act and the possible dangers it poses to our civil liberties and individual freedoms in the USA.

Uncovered: The War on Iraq
Uncovered is an examination of the United States government’s case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, providing compelling evidence that the Bush administration misled American citizens.

United States of Secrets
United States of Secrets is a documentary in which “Frontline” investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and continues today.

Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election
Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election examines an allegedly suspicious pattern of irregularities, injustices and voter purges in the state governed by the winning candidate’s brother.

Vanishing of the Bees
Vanishing of the Bees details the consequences of a dwindling world honeybee population called Colony Collapse Disorder caused by Bayer’s GMO pesticide.

Vanishing Pearls
Vanishing Pearls is a documentary that visits the Gulf Coast to expose the effects of the 2010 oil spill on the people and economy.

Vegucated is a documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.

Waging a Living
Waging a Living is a thought-provoking documentary tests the mantra “get a job” to see whether low-wage jobholders — otherwise known as the “working poor”.

Wall Street
Wall Street stockbroker Bud Fox falls under the enticing spell of Gordon Gekko, an unscrupulous arbitrageur.

War Made Easy
War Made Easy exposes the government’s and the media’s history of deceiving the American people and leading the nation into war after war.

The War of the Roses
The War of the Roses is an explosive portrayal of a 17-year marriage gone wrong for a couple, but neither wants to give up ownership of their house.

War on Democracy
The War on Democracy focuses on the ambivalent role played by the United States in promoting Latin American democracy, with American leaders favoring oppressive regimes over democratic alternatives.

War on Whistleblowers
War on Whistleblowers — This documentary highlights four cases in which whistleblowers exposed government wrongdoing to the media and faced serious repercussions.

WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception
WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception focuses on how the media mistakenly shaped people’s views of the Iraq War through their intense coverage from the war’s inception through February 2004.

Web Junkie
Web Junkie is a documentary that spotlights a troubling social trend in modern China by visiting one of 400 rehab centers focused on treating the symptoms of Internet addiction.

We’re Not Broke
We’re Not Broke is a searing exposé that explores the discontent of activists fed up with the U.S. government that allows huge U.S. corporations to skip out on paying their fair share of taxes.

Wetback chronicles the life-and-death journeys of Central American and Mexican migrants as they enter the United States illegally.

The Whale
This documentary introduces Luna, a killer-whale who befriends a community living off Vancouver Island. His presence there draws conflicted emotions. Ryan Reynolds narrating is a plus.

Where Soldiers Come From
“Where Soldiers Come From” is a documentary that tells the story of five friends from a small town who grew up together, join the military together, and then get shipped off to war together.

Which Way Home
Which Way Home follow a trio of children who set out on their own from Latin America to the U.S. border hoping to rejoin their families who illegally entered the United States to find work.

The Whistleblower
In The Whistleblower (2010), American policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) uncovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers In Bosnia are complicit in a flourishing sex-trafficking trade.

White Light / Black Rain
White Light / Black Rain describes the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan by atomic bombs at the end of WWII.

Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who Killed the Electric Car? delves into the short life of the GM EV1 electric car — a fuel-efficient auto that was once all the rage in the mid-1990s and now has fallen by the roadside.

Why We Fight
Why We Fight dissects America’s military machine with a keen eye to answering a necessary question: Why do we engage in war?

Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier is a documentary that shows reports by U.S. soldiers of atrocities they saw committed during the Vietnam War.

The Wolf of Wall Street
The Wolf of Wall Street is Martin Scorcese’s high-rolling Wall Street drama based on the memoirs of stockbroker Jordan Belfort.

Makers: Women Who Make America
“Makers: Women Who Make America” is a documentary featuring interviews with notables from politics, business, entertainment, sports and more on the history of the women’s rights movement in America.

The World According to Monsanto
The World According to Monsanto is based on Robin’s three-year long investigation into the US agricultural giant Monsanto corporation’s practices around the world.

The World at War
The World at War is a 26-hour British TV documentary from 1973 that many regard as television’s greatest and most comprehensive account of World War 2.