Top Documentary Films of 2011

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  1. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

    Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

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    Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is a 2011 3-D concert film centering on singer Justin Bieber. It was released in the United States and Canada on February 11, 2011. A sequel to Never Say Never was released on December 25, 2013 entitled Justin Bieber's Believe.


  2. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

    Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (2011)

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    Glee: The 3D Concert Movie is a 2011 American 3-D concert film directed by Kevin Tancharoen. It is based on the Fox television series Glee and features the cast performing during the Glee Live! In Concert! tour.


  3. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

    The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

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    POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (commonly shortened to The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) is a 2011 documentary film about product placement, marketing and advertising in movies and TV shows, directed by Morgan Spurlock. The premise behind the production is that the documentary itself would be entirely paid for by sponsors, thus being a form of metafilm. The film's slogan is "He's not selling out, he's buying in".


  4. African Cats

    African Cats (2011)

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    African Cats is a 2011 nature documentary film directed by Keith Scholey and Alastair Fothergill about a pride of lions and a family of cheetahs trying to survive on the African savannah. The film was released theatrically by Disneynature on Earth Day, April 22, 2011. The film is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson (Patrick Stewart in the UK release). A portion of the proceeds for the film were donated to the African Wildlife Foundation and their effort to preserve Kenya's Amboseli Wildlife Corridor. The film's initiative with the African Wildlife Foundation is named "See African Cats, Save the Savanna," and as of May 2, 2011, ticket sales translated into 50,000 acres of land saved in Kenya.


  5. Born to Be Wild

    Born to Be Wild (2011)

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    Born to Be Wild is a 2011 American nature documentary short film about orphaned orangutans and elephants. It was directed by David Lickley, written and produced by Drew Fellman. It was distributed in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Pictures. The trailer was released in December 2010 during a Marcus Theatres showing of Yogi Bear. The film was released April 8, 2011 and is narrated by Morgan Freeman. There was a Premiere of the film in Montreal, Quebec on March 30, 2011 at 9:30 AM at the Montreal Science Centre IMAX Telus Theatre for Two Montreal Primary schools and two secondary schools.


  6. Life in a Day

    Life in a Day (2011)

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    Life in a Day is a crowdsourced drama/documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010.


  7. Crime After Crime

    Crime After Crime (2011)

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    Crime After Crime (2011) is a documentary film directed by Yoav Potash about the case of Deborah Peagler, an incarcerated victim of domestic violence whose case was taken up by pro bono attorneys through The California Habeas Project.


  8. Pina

    Pina (2011)

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    Pina is a 2011 German 3D documentary film about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch. It was directed by Wim Wenders. The film premiered Out of Competition at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.


  9. Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure

    Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure (2012)

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    Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure is an American documentary film hosted by Kirk Cameron. Directed by Duane Barnhart and written by Kevin Miller, Cameron's mission in making the film is to "search for the real treasure of America."


  10. An Inconvenient Tax

    An Inconvenient Tax (2011)

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    An Inconvenient Tax is a 2010 documentary film produced by Life Is My Movie Entertainment. The film explores the history of the income tax in the United States and the causes of its many complexities.


  11. These Amazing Shadows

    These Amazing Shadows (2011)

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    These Amazing Shadows is a 2011 documentary film which tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.


  12. Zeitgeist: Moving Forward

    Zeitgeist: Moving Forward (2011)

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    Zeitgeist: Moving Forward is the third installment in Peter Joseph's Zeitgeist film trilogy. The film premiered at the JACC Theater in Los Angeles on January 15th 2011 at the Artivist Film Festival and released online. As of May 2014, the film has over 22 million views on YouTube.


  13. How to Die in Oregon

    How to Die in Oregon (2011)

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    How to Die in Oregon is a 2011 American documentary film produced and directed by Peter Richardson. It is set in the US state of Oregon and covers the state's Death with Dignity Act that allows terminally ill patients to self-administer medication prescribed by their physician to end their own life (a form of Aid in Dying).


  14. The Economics of Happiness

    The Economics of Happiness (2011)

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    The Economics of Happiness is a 2011 documentary film directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, and produced by the International Society for Ecology and Culture. It has won "Best in Show" at the Cinema Verde Film and Arts Festival, "Best Direction" from EKOFilm 2011 (Cech Republic), "Judges' Choice" and "Audience Choice" at the Auroville International Film Festival (India), an "Award of Merit" from the Accolade Film Festival, and several other awards.


  15. American: The Bill Hicks Story

    American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

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    American: The Bill Hicks Story is a 2009 biographical documentary film on the life of comedian Bill Hicks. The film was produced by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas, and features archival footage and interviews with family and friends, including Kevin Booth.


  16. We Were Here

    We Were Here (2011)

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    We Were Here is a 2011 documentary film about the AIDS crisis in San Francisco. The film, produced and directed by David Weissman with editor/ co-director and Bill Weber, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011, The Berlin Film Festival in February 2011 and had its theatrical premiere at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on February 25, 2011.


  17. Reagan

    Reagan (2011)

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    Reagan is a 2011 film, written & directed by Eugene Jarecki, covering the presidency of Ronald Reagan.


  18. Wretches & Jabberers

    Wretches & Jabberers (2011)

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    Wretches & Jabberers is a documentary film directed by Gerardine Wurzburg. The film was produced by Douglas Biklen and Gerardine Wurzburg and is about two men with autism who embark on a global journey, helping others with autism to break through their isolation. The film opened theatrically on July 30, 2010 in New York and California.


  19. 9000 Needles

    9000 Needles (2009)

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    9000 Needles is a 2009 documentary film about the story of a young husband and father and his family as they struggle to deal with the aftermath of a devastating stroke.


  20. Position Among the Stars

    Position Among the Stars (2010)

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    Position Among the Stars (Dutch: Stand van de Sterren) is a 2010 documentary directed by Leonard Retel Helmrich. It was released on 17 November 2010 as the opening film of the IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam).


  21. Color's Notes

    Color's Notes (2011)

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    Color's Notes is an independent music documentary film about a music festival called "Mestival" which took place in Elx (Spain) from 17 May to 6 June 2005. Filmed at the 10th Mestival Anniversary for six days, some of musicians from the different places of the World came to Spain to take place in a Cross Culture Music Festival, like Eliades Ochoa (Cuba), Raimundo Amador (Spain), Ken Hensley (Great Britain), Sazed ul Alam (Bangladesh), among others.


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