They Shall Not Grow Old
2018, Documentary
8.3

Documentary, History, War: Heroism. Horror. World War I’s brutal trenches and terrible new technologies buried romantic notions of combat forever.

Virunga
2014, Documentary
8.2

Documentary, War: Rebels. Poachers. Oil companies. The endangered mountain gorilla has many enemies, and one friend: local park rangers.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
2003, Documentary
8.1

Biography, Documentary, History: Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"

The White Helmets
2016, Documentary
7.5

Documentary, War: They search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall. These ordinary men are extraordinary heroes.

City of Ghosts
2017, Documentary
7.4

Documentary, War: City of Ghosts follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” - a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014.

Standard Operating Procedure
2008, Documentary
7.4

Crime, Documentary, War: Witness one of the worst debacles in American military history. Enter Abu Ghraib. This award-winning documentary uncovers the dramatic series of events that led to torture, international outrage, and forced a president to apologize to the world.

The Age of Stupid
2009, Documentary
7.0

Documentary, History, War: It's the year 2055 and the world has been ravaged by climate change. London is underwater, Sydney is on fire and nuclear war has ravaged India. An archivist looks back at footage from 2008 to understand why humankind failed to stop this disaster. From the director of McLibel and starring Pete Postlethwaite, this provocative film warns of the dire consequences of our failure to stop climate change.

San Pietro
1945, Documentary
6.6

Documentary, War: After the Allies invade Italy, San Pietro becomes an example of war’s brutal effects. Learn about this state-funded film in the series "Five Came Back."