1. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
Michael Moore is no stranger in the world of documentary filmmaking, and this film, which was made shortly after the devastating school shooting at Columbine High School in Ohio, investigates the roots of gun violence in America. The film doesn’t just cover what happened at this school massacre, but also gives insight into the culture in which this event took place, and why the rate of gun-related crimes is so high (and rising) in America. In a time when more and more tragedies involving guns are occurring in this country, it was and still is an important film to experience and learn from.
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