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14 Movies Like My Octopus Teacher (2020)

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1 The Social Dilemma (2020) ★ 7.6

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Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, The Social Dilemma fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.
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2 The Blue Planet (2001) ★ 9.0

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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.
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3 Free Solo (2018) ★ 8.1

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Alex Honnold attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb El Capitan.
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4 The Cove (2009) ★ 8.4

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Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.
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5 March of the Penguins (2005) ★ 7.5

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At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.
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6 Atlantis (1991) ★ 6.6

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Atmospheric soundtrack follows this compilation of nature footage that focuses on the ocean and various life forms that live, mate and die in it.
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7 Hillbilly Elegy (2020) ★ 6.7

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Based on the bestselling memoir by J.D. Vance, HILLBILLY ELEGY is a modern exploration of the American Dream and three generations of an Appalachian family as told by its youngest member, a Yale Law student forced to return to his hometown.
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8 Crip Camp (2020) ★ 7.7

Down the road from Woodstock, a revolution blossomed at a ramshackle summer camp for teenagers with disabilities, transforming their lives and igniting a landmark movement.
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9 Sharkwater (2006) ★ 7.9

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

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10 American Factory (2019) ★ 7.4

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
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11 Free Willy (1993) ★ 6.0

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.
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12 Summer of Soul (2021) ★ 8.0

SUMMER OF SOUL is part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture, and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.
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13 Sonita (2015) ★ 7.6

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.
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14 Beautiful People (1974) ★ 8.2

Hilarious documentary on the wildlife of the Namib Desert.

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