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  1. Capturing the Friedmans

    Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

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    Capturing the Friedmans is a documentary film directed by Andrew Jarecki. It focuses on the 1980s investigation of Arnold and Jesse Friedman for child molestation. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Documentary Feature in 2003.


  2. Scared Straight!

    Scared Straight! (1978)

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    Scared Straight! is a 1978 documentary directed by Arnold Shapiro. Narrated by Peter Falk, the subject of the documentary is a group of juvenile delinquents and their three-hour session with actual convicts. Filmed at Rahway State Prison, a group of inmates known as the "lifers" berate, scream at, and terrify the young offenders in an attempt to "scare them straight" (hence the film's title) so that those teenagers will avoid prison life.


  3. True Pulp Murder

    True Pulp Murder (2007)

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    True Pulp Murder is a 30-minute documentary series that examines real murder cases from the point of view of the detectives who investigated them with commentary from actual murder mystery authors, while being told in a graphic novel style.


  4. Taxi to the Dark Side

    Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

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    Taxi to the Dark Side is a 2007 documentary film directed by American filmmaker Alex Gibney, and produced by Eva Orner and Susannah Shipman, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on the killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention at the Parwan Detention Facility.


  5. The Imposter

    The Imposter (2012)

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    The Imposter is a 2012 British-American documentary film about the 1997 case of the French confidence trickster Frédéric Bourdin, who impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a Texas boy who disappeared at the age of 13 in 1994. The film includes interviews with Bourdin and members of Barclay's family, as well as archive television news footage and reenacted dramatic sequences.


  6. Casino Jack and the United States of Money

    Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

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    Casino Jack and the United States of Money is a 2010 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney.


  7. Kurt & Courtney

    Kurt & Courtney (1998)

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    Kurt & Courtney is a 1998 documentary film by Nick Broomfield investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain, and allegations of Courtney Love's involvement in it.


  8. The Thin Blue Line

    The Thin Blue Line (1988)

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    The Thin Blue Line is a 1988 documentary film by Errol Morris, depicting the story of Randall Dale Adams, a man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Adams' case was reviewed and he was released from prison approximately a year after the film's release.


  9. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

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    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills is a 1996 documentary film directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky about the trials of three teenage boys who came to be known as the West Memphis Three in West Memphis, Arkansas. They were accused of the murder and sexual mutilation of three prepubescent boys. The boys on trial for the crime were Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin. The film was followed by two sequels: Paradise Lost 2: Revelations and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory.


  10. City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal

    City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal (1998)

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    City Dump: The Story of the 1951 CCNY Basketball Scandal is a 1998 documentary film by George Roy and Steven Hilliard Stern, produced by Black Canyon Productions, and HBO Sports about the CCNY Point Shaving Scandal. The documentary was shown on HBO.


  11. West of Memphis

    West of Memphis (2012)

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    West of Memphis (2012) is a documentary film directed and co-written by Amy J. Berg, produced by Peter Jackson and Damien Echols, and released in the US by Sony Pictures Classics.


  12. Digna: Hasta el último aliento

    Digna: Hasta el último aliento (2004)

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    Digna... hasta el último aliento ("Digna (dignified)... until the last breath") is a Mexican film released in 2003.


  13. Stevie

    Stevie (2002)

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    Stevie is a 2002 film by documentarian Steve James, and Kartemquin Films. In 1995, James returned to Pomona, a rural town in Southern Illinois, USA. After 10 years with no contact he attempts to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother'. James's re-entry into Stevie's life is brief. The story then picks up again about two years later after Stevie is charged with a serious crime. Through interviews with Stevie and his family and friends, James paints the portrait of a man who is still very troubled while he tries to understand what led Stevie down the path of self-destruction.


  14. The Interrupters

    The Interrupters (2011)

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    The Interrupters is a 2011 documentary film, produced by Kartemquin Films, that tells the story of three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. It examines a year in which Chicago drew national headlines for violence and murder that plagued the city.


  15. Brother's Keeper

    Brother's Keeper (1992)

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    Brother's Keeper is a 1992 documentary directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The film is about an alleged 1990 murder in the village of Munnsville, New York. The film is in the "Direct Cinema" style of the Maysles brothers, who had formerly employed Berlinger and Sinofsky.


  16. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations

    Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

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    Paradise Lost 2: Revelations is the 2000 sequel to the documentary film Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, about the trial and conviction of three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three accused of murdering three young boys in a Satanic ritual abuse.


  17. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

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    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory is a 2011 documentary film and sequel to the films Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills and Paradise Lost 2: Revelations. The three films chronicle the arrest, 18-year imprisonment, and eventual release of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, otherwise known as the West Memphis Three. The films, directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, are considered to play a substantial role in generating publicity, awareness, and support for the innocence of the West Memphis 3.


  18. The Central Park Five

    The Central Park Five (2012)

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    The Central Park Five is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park jogger case, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. It was released in the US on November 23, 2012.


  19. Cropsey

    Cropsey (2009)

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    Cropsey is a 2009 American documentary film written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The film initially begins as an examination of "Cropsey," a boogeyman-like figure from New York urban legend, before segueing into the story of Andre Rand, a convicted child kidnapper from Staten Island.


  20. Cruel and Unusual

    Cruel and Unusual (2006)

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    Cruel and Unusual is a 2006 American documentary film directed and produced by Janet Baus, Dan Hunt and Reid Williams about the experiences of male-to-female transsexual women in the United States prison system. It was screened on television as Cruel and Unusual: Transgender Women in Prison.


  21. Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer

    Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer (2010)

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    Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer is a 2010 documentary film by James Dirschberger that chronicles the Computer Technology Associates (CTA) scandal that led to Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer's public suicide.


  22. They Killed Sister Dorothy

    They Killed Sister Dorothy (2008)

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    They Killed Sister Dorothy is a 2008 documentary film about American-born Brazilian nun Dorothy Stang, who was murdered on February 12, 2005, in Anapu, a city located in the Amazon Rainforest. Directed by Daniel Junge, the film is narrated by Martin Sheen in the English version and by Wagner Moura in the Portuguese version.


  23. Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge

    Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge (2009)

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    Tupac Assassination: Conspiracy or Revenge is a documentary film about the unsolved murder of rapper Tupac Shakur produced by Frank Alexander, a Shakur bodyguard who was with the rapper at the time of the shooting, produced and directed by Richard Bond. The film was released October 23, 2007 on DVD.


  24. The Guantanamo trap

    The Guantanamo trap (2011)

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    The Guantanamo Trap is a documentary film about four individuals whose lives were changed by their association with the Guantanamo Bay detention camps. The film was directed by Thomas Wallner and won the special jury prize at the 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.


  25. Criminals Gone Wild

    Criminals Gone Wild (2008)

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    Criminals Gone Wild is a documentary film directed and produced by Ousala "FD" Aleem through his Brooklyn-based media studio FD Entertainment.


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