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Best Political Documentaries

"Politics," according to Marx (Groucho not Karl), "is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies"--and these shows document every step in the process.

Documentaries about the Broken American Dream

Donald Trump's election underscored the cold reality that the American Dream is no longer working for many citizens, and these documentaries expose what isn't working and the human toll these failures exact.

Shows like Dirty Money: Capitalism in the Crosshairs

While not all of these documentaries exhort workers of the world to unite, they do take a critical look at the darker side of the profit motive.

Documentaries about Income Inequality

According to Oxfam, the world's eight wealthiest individuals own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, and these documentaries explore how wealth has become more concentrated and the implications of income inequality.

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