The Best Social History Movies of the 1990s

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Lessons of Darkness 1992, 50 min.

Werner Herzog     Starring: Werner Herzog

Documentary    Foreign Language Film    History

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Buena Vista Social Club 1999, 105 min.

Wim Wenders     Starring: Compay SegundoEliades OchoaRy Cooder

Biography    Documentary    Music

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4 Little Girls 1997, 102 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Maxine McNairChris McNairHelen Pegues

Biography    Documentary    History

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Hated 1994, 90 min.

Todd Phillips     Starring: Geraldo RiveraDee Dee RamoneGG Allin

Biography    Documentary    Music

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Everest 1998, 44 min.

David Breashears, Stephen Judson     Starring: Liam Neeson

Biography    Documentary    History

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A Great Day in Harlem 1994, 60 min.

Jean Bach     Starring: Quincy JonesArt KaneMilt Hinton

Documentary    History    Social History

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Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 1997, 145 min.

Michael Paxton     Starring: Sharon Gless

Biography    Documentary    History

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