r/Documentaries Apr 20 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

[REQUEST] Megathread. Post info, requests and questions here, help people

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Previous megathreads were monthly, but reddit no longer archives this kind of post, so I hope this can stay here permanently.

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r/Documentaries 8h ago All-Seeing Upvote

Crime How the Los Angeles sherrifs department created the most powerful gangs in Los Angeles (2022) An inside look at police gangs in Los Angeles [00:24:57]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago Faith In Humanity Restored

How I escaped my father’s militia (2022) - The son of militia leader Stewart Rhodes spent years plotting to help his family escape from his father's control [00:16:13]

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r/Documentaries 5h ago

Rome's Last Stand (2022) [15:59:00]

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5 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 10h ago

Literature JRR Tolkien: Master of the Rings documentary (2004) - Discover why J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has become an icon of 20th-century culture. [01:21:12]

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10 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 18h ago

The Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh (2022) - How the US handled the killing of a Palestinian-American journalist by Israeli forces [00:37:52]

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35 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Health & Medicine Mexico’s deadly Coca-Cola addiction (2021) [00:24:09]

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794 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Sports The Dark History of FIFA and the World Cup (2022) [00:18:41]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

The Scandalous Life of Pastor Ted Haggard... And His Dark Return | Documentary (2022) [00:47:34]

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203 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Bloods in Nam (1986) [1:15:35]

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69 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Timber In The Northeast (1950) [00:24:23]

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28 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

WW2 Night and Fog (1955) [00:37:05]

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8 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 16h ago

Ronald Reagan & the Biggest Failure in Physics (2022) - This is a story about the greatest failure in American physics: The Superconducting Super Collider. [01:02:52]

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r/Documentaries 20h ago

History The First Zhili-Fengtian War (2022) China's Warlord Era [00:10:58]

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1 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

20th Century A Day in The Life of a Dictator: Joseph Stalin (2015) [00:31:37]

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21 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

WW2 Combat America (1945) The life of USAF bomber crews as filmed by actor Clark Gable during his service as a 1st Lieutenant in the Eighth Air Force during World War Two. Gable was nearly killed by German flak during the bombing raids over Germany shown in the film [01:02:18]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago

Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone (2022) - New Adam Curtis documentary about the disintegration of the USSR and subsequent rise to power of Vladimir Putin. [0:55:42]

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r/Documentaries 1d ago

Art The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson - BBC Imagine (2015) - An in depth profile of guitarist and actor Wilko Johnson, made after his first diagnosis with terminal cancer (CC) [01:33:15]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago

Ancient History Lost Gods | The Mysteries Of The Ancient World's Lost Religions (2005) - The ancient world was one ruled by myth and Gods. But many of these religions have been lost to time. Uncover the ancient religions of the Egyptians, Romans, Celts, Incas, Maya and Greeks. [02:25:47]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago Silver

Film/TV The Insane English Dub of Ghost Stories (2022) - Doc on the history of the weirdest anime dub ever made (CC) [00:19:03]

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564 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 3d ago Gold Helpful Heartwarming Silver

Film/TV Disney Channel's Theme: A History Mystery (2022) - An unexpected deep dive into the artists behind popular themes [1:31:56]

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r/Documentaries 2d ago

Economics Laboratory Greece (2019) - Debt repayment program corresponds to almost all public assets, the privatization of public services, the closure of hospitals and schools and the reduction of pensions and unemployment benefits. Over 95% of the resources ended up in the hands of banks. [02:45:10]

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23 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 3d ago

Nature/Animals 60 Minutes: Survival of the friendliest (2022) - How dogs evolved to be man’s best friend [00:13:12]

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150 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 2d ago

Biography Being Alive (2018) - An ageing philosopher returns to the essential question: What is the point of it all? [00:18:12]

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r/Documentaries 3d ago

Sports The dark secrets of sumo wrestling (2022) This episode examines the world of Sumo wrestling, from health issues, to claims of bullying and concerns around head injuries. The harsh and brutal sport comes with no weight classes and being overweight carries real advantages and extra risks. [00:23:44]

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208 Upvotes

r/Documentaries 1d ago

Clinton Cash (2016) Documentary [01:04:54]

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