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Top 10 Political Documentary Films


Documentary films about politics available on DVD. Compare the best prices from around the Web.

1. Bowling For Columbine (2002)

Bowling For Columbine
With his trademark charm and biting wit, Michael Moore tackles the problem of gun violence in America in this Oscar-winning documentary. From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of NRA President Charlton Heston, Moore sets off on a journey to the heart of the country hoping to discover why the American pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.
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2. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Fahrenheit 9/11
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore examines what happened in the United States after Sept. 11, the Bush administration's financial ties to Saudi Arabia and the bin Laden family, and why the United States has become a target for hatred and terrorism. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
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3. The Fog of War (2003)

This documentary is built around over 20 hours of interviews that director Errol Morris conducted with Robert McNamara (1916-), which is supplemented by archival footage and supplementary interviews. Robert McNamara was the Secretary of Defense during both the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson presidential administrations, and as such was a key figure in the Vietnam War.
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4. The War Room (1994)

This documentary film takes us inside Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign and the exciting, topsy-turvy race that proved to be one of the most memorable in U.S. history and came to define American political discourse in the 1990s. Directed by D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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5. Outfoxed (2004)

"Outfoxed" examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald.
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6. Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (2004)

This documentary film chronicles the Bush administration's determined quest to invade Iraq following the events of September 11, 2001. The film deconstructs the administration's case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors. Produced and directed by Robert Greenwald.
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7. Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election (2003)

Fillmmakers Richard Ray Perez and Joan Sekler take a look at the 2000 Presidential election, and the controversy and scandal that surrounded it. Examining the accusations of vote-rigging and suspicious irregularities that don't appear to add up, the two filmmakers expose some sinister going's on that appear to undermine the very notion of democracy.
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8. Journeys With George (2002)

Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, chronicles George W. Bush's exploits on the 2000 campaign trail. This candid and surprisingly intimate documentary illuminates the tumultuous world of big budget politics, captures firsthand the pressures of being a political figure, and paints a revealing portrait of a man who managed to make the leap from wealthy Texas businessman to President of the United States of America.
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9. Bush's Brain (2004)

"Bush's Brain" is a documentary that introduces the country to Karl Rove, the man known as "Bush's Brain", the most powerful political figure America has never heard of, the Wizard of Oz behind the curtain of today's Presidential politics. It is based on the best-selling book "Bush's Brain" by journalists James Moore and Wayne Slater.
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10. The Hunting of the President (2004)

An eye-opening look inside the "vast right-wing conspiracy" identified by Hilary Clinton as committed to driving her husband from the presidency. Featuring acid portraits of Clinton nemeses, from Gennifer Flowers to Kenneth Starr, longtime Clinton friend Harry Thomason's documentary is an entertaining look at a particularly bilious time in American politics.
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