The list author says: "Below are some films I have viewed that are really interesting and portray government or some aspect of government in a negative manner. I think each of these films questions the narrow lens through which we as Americans are suppose to view our society. Many of these films also explain, on one way or another, the great role powerful corporatists and bankers exert over the U.S. economy by controlling politicians through money."
"Another Dan Curtis documentary, this one dealing with Al-Qaeda. I think it does a good jobs explaining certain aspects of the neoconservative movement and a good job making people question what they have previously heard about Al-Qaeda. In other words, we do not need to be as afraid of Al-Qaeda as we are. Al-Qaeda is just the second USSR."
"This film shows the corruption in Washington, D.C. and one's man's desire for true reform. Naive Mr. Smith goes to Washington to make the people's lives better, and he encounters the political machine that runs the country."
"Film gives the 21st-century viewer a glimpse into the U.S. eugenics program in the 1920s. (This is not something you will probably read about in your American history textbooks.) Film itself is not that good nor does it outrightly state that forced sterilization is wrong. Yet, watching this film should convince you that the U.S. is a capable as any country of taking away people's freedoms."
"In this film, Alex Jones argues that Barack Obama is continuing the same agenda and serving the same corporate interests as George W. Bush. While some may dispute some of Jones' claims, I recommend you watch the film for yourself [free on YouTube] and make up your own mind. Is there a right-left paradigm? Decide for yourself."
"This 2005 film discusses the federal government's use of deleted uranium during first Gulf War, the testing of vaccines on U.S. soldiers without their knowledge, and the continued use of depleted uranium by the Bush Administration (in violation of international law) during the second Gulf War."
"This film discusses how Monsanto owns the U.S. federal government and us creating unsafe GMOs. Monsanto is not just cross-breading. It is inserting pesticides unto our food supply which is causing major health problems like leaky gut and food allergies. Film discusses the research from anti-GMO scientists."
"A relatively well-produced film that questions the events of 9-11. It details some of the scientific evidence for why the North and South towers were probably brought down by explosives (not just the plane) and contains interviews with individuals who were in Tower 7 and felt explosives even before the N or S towers collapsed."
"Good film at discussing the corruption of Enron - only negative is that the film is too Randist in discussing the motivations of Lay et al. (i.e. they just dug a hole through manipulating data...a whole from which they could not dig themselves out.) As a liberal, I think these men willfully had no concerns about the success of their company. They got their money out before Enron fell."
"A film about the corruption on Wall Street in respect to derivative selling and housing crisis (sub-prime mortgages) and how Wall Street owns the U.S. federal government via lobbying members of Congress to get what they want."
"Great Adam Curtis documentary about how Freud's theories led to ego-psychology and the individualist society of the modern Reagan/Thatcher era. (Of course, I think ego-psychology was awful and that people have bigger egos than they should.)"
"Great documentary by Adam Curtis about how U.S. has become a Randist, neo-liberal society as the result of game theory - selfishness is good, collective selfishness leads to best outcome (displacing liberalism in the early 1980s to the present via Reagan, Thatcher, Clinton, etc.) Film disagrees with Randist vision."