Government The Best Documentaries About the U.S. Government  

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List Rules Documentaries focusing on the U.S. government and U.S. government issues.

There are many documentaries on the United States government, covering topics from the controversies behind the branches of the government, how the democracy itself functions on a daily basis, historic White House cover-ups, the history of how the U.S. government began, biographies of former Presidents, and the issues of war. This list has them all. 
 
What are the best documentaries about the U.S. Government? No matter what aspect of the topic you're interested in, there's a United States government documentary on this list for you! These films have been ranked as the absolute best to watch for information on a variety of U.S. government topics. Many of these critically acclaimed films feature several different aspects of the government, including historical truths, conspiracy theories, and more.
 
This list features the best U.S. Government documentaries, including: Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, 9/11 Mysteries, American Dictators, Hollywood and the Pentagon, The Crash of 1929, The End of America, Gasland, The Fall of the Republic and Hacking Democracy.

Vote up your favorite documentary about the U.S. government, add one that isn't on the list, or find an interesting film and learn something new about the American governmental system.

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The Best Museums in the United States The Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Specials

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The Phony Drug War: How the US Government Deals Drugs

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America: Destroyed by Design

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The Crash of 1929

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Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election Danny Glover, Clarence Thomas, Peter Coyote

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Stupid in America

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9/11 Mysteries

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America: Freedom to Fascism Aaron Russo, Irwin Schiff, Katherine Albrecht

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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Sean Penn

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Gulf War Syndrome: Killing Our Own

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In Lies We Trust

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The Most Loved American First Ladies 7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Improbable Collapse: the Demolition of Our Republic

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Why We Fight Gore Vidal, Richard Perle, Graydon Carter

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Bill Clinton: His Life Bill Clinton

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Hollywood and the Pentagon

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The Road to Guantanamo Riz Ahmed, Jason Salkey, Sher Khan

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Zeitgeist

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Susan Sarandon, Noam Chomsky, Michael Franti

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Martial Law, 9/11: Rise of the Police State

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The War on Democracy John Pilger

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Prisoners of Katrina

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Core of Corruption

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Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System

The Best Zoos in the United States Non-Americans Describe The Weirdest Things About America

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Ron Paul and Internet Politics

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Inside Job Matt Damon

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Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War On Journalism

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Spying On the Home Front

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Anarchism in America Jello Biafra, Karl Hess, Murray Bookchin

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Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority

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Camp FEMA: American Lockdown

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Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Documentaries About the U.S. Government

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Gasland Dick Cheney, Josh Fox

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Global Warming or Global Governance?

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Torture: America's Brutal Prisons

The Best Olympic Athletes from United States Of America The Most Beautiful Women of All Time

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Heavy Watergate: the War Against Cold Fusion

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Suspect Nation

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End of Liberty

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The New American Century

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One Nation Under Siege