Alex Gibney

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

IMDb: 7.1
2019
119min

With a magical new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, overnight, her 10-billion-dollar company dissolved. The rise and fall of Theranos is a window into the psychology of fraud.

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The Armstrong Lie

The Armstrong Lie

The Armstrong Lie

IMDb: 7.3
2013
124min

In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong says himself, “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

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Zero Days

Zero Days

Zero Days

IMDb: 7.8
2016
116min

Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus discovered in 2010 by international IT experts. Evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments, this malware was designed to specifically sabotage Iran’s nuclear programme. However, the complex computer worm ended up not only infecting its intended target but also spreading uncontrollably.

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Finding Fela!

Finding Fela!

Finding Fela!

IMDb: 7.1
2014
120min

Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. This is the story of his life, music, and political importance.

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Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

IMDb: 6.9
2015
129min

When Steve Jobs died the world wept. But what accounted for the grief of millions of people who didn’t know him? This evocative film navigates Jobs’ path from a small house in the suburbs, to zen temples in Japan, to the CEO’s office of the world’s richest company, exploring how Jobs’ life and work shaped our relationship with the computer. The Man in the Machine is a provocative and sometimes startling re-evaluation of the legacy of an icon.

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

IMDb: 6.9
2013
127min

Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Collateral murder. Cablegate. WikiLeaks. These people and terms have exploded into public consciousness by fundamentally changing the way democratic societies deal with privacy, secrecy, and the right to information, perhaps for generations to come. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is an extensive examination of all things related to WikiLeaks and the larger global debate over access to information.

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Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

IMDb: 8.0
2015
119min

Going Clear intimately profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, shining a light on how they attract true believers and the things they do in the name of religion.

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Taxi to the Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side

Taxi to the Dark Side

IMDb: 7.6
2007
106min

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002

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Freakonomics

Freakonomics

Freakonomics

IMDb: 6.4
2010
93min

Some of the world’s most innovative documentary filmmakers will explore the hidden side of everything.

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Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

IMDb: 6.8
2011
107min

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Prankster’s fabled road trip across America in the legendary Magic Bus. In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road,” and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus.

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

IMDb: 7.7
2005
110min

A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

IMDb: 7.4
2014
115min

James Brown changed the face of American music forever. Abandoned by his parents at an early age, James Brown was a self-made man who became one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, not just through his music, but also as a social activist. Charting his journey from rhythm and blues to funk, MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN features rare and previously unseen footage, photographs and interviews, chronicling the musical ascension of “the hardest working man in show business,” from his first hit, “Please, Please, Please,” in 1956, to his iconic performances at the Apollo Theater, the T.A.M.I. Show, the Paris Olympia and more.

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