Academy Award - Best Documentary

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All winners in the Best Documentary Feature category. The first year it was awarded, 1942, it was given to four films and half of those were shorts - so only the two feature-lengths are included here. In 1946 there was no award in the category.

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    Razgrom nemetskikh voysk pod Moskvoy

    1942 — a.k.a. Moscow Strikes Back, in 1 top list Check
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    Prelude to War

    1942 — a.k.a. Why We Fight, in 4 top lists Check
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    Desert Victory

    1943, in 1 top list Check
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    The Fighting Lady

    1944, in 1 top list Check
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    The True Glory

    1945, in 3 top lists Check
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    Design for Death

    1947, in 1 top list Check
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    The Secret Land

    1948, in 1 top list Check
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    Daybreak in Udi

    1949, in 1 top list Check
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    The Titan: Story of Michelangelo

    1950, in 1 top list Check
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    Kon-Tiki

    1950, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Sea Around Us

    1953, in 1 top list Check
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    The Living Desert

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Vanishing Prairie

    1954, in 1 top list Check
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    The Unconquered

    1954 — a.k.a. Helen Keller in Her Story, in 2 top lists Check
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    Le monde du silence

    1956 — a.k.a. The Silent World, in 3 top lists Check
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    Albert Schweitzer

    1957, in 1 top list Check
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    White Wilderness

    1958, in 1 top list Check
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    Serengeti darf nicht sterben

    1959 — a.k.a. Serengeti Shall Not Die, in 1 top list Check
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    The Horse with the Flying Tail

    1960, in 1 top list Check
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    Le ciel et la boue

    1961 — a.k.a. Sky Above and Mud Beneath, in 1 top list Check
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    Black Fox: The True Story of Adolf Hitler

    1962, in 1 top list Check
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    Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel with the World

    1963, in 1 top list Check
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    Le monde sans soleil

    1964 — a.k.a. World Without Sun, in 1 top list Check
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    The Eleanor Roosevelt Story

    1965, in 2 top lists Check
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    The War Game

    1966, in 12 top lists Check
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    La section Anderson

    1967 — a.k.a. The Anderson Platoon, in 3 top lists Check
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    Journey Into Self

    1969, in 1 top list Check
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    L'amour de la vie - Artur Rubinstein

    1969 — a.k.a. Love of Life, in 1 top list Check
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    Woodstock

    1970, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Hellstrom Chronicle

    1971, in 3 top lists Check
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    Marjoe

    1972, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Great American Cowboy

    1973, in 1 top list Check
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    Hearts and Minds

    1974, in 7 top lists Check
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    The Man Who Skied Down Everest

    1975, in 1 top list Check
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    Harlan County U.S.A.

    1976, in 11 top lists Check
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    Who Are the DeBolts? [And Where Did They Get 19...

    1977, in 1 top list Check
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    Scared Straight!

    1978, in 1 top list Check
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    Best Boy

    1979, in 3 top lists Check
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    From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China

    1979, in 1 top list Check
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    Genocide

    1982, in 1 top list Check
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    The Fifth Estate: Just Another Missing Kid

    1981, in 1 top list Check
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    He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin'

    1983, in 1 top list Check
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    The Times of Harvey Milk

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
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    Broken Rainbow

    1985, in 1 top list Check
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    Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got

    1985, in 1 top list Check
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    Down and Out in America

    1985, in 1 top list Check
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    American Masters: The Algonquin Round Table:...

    1987, in 1 top list Check
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    Hôtel Terminus

    1988, in 6 top lists Check
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    Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

    1989, in 1 top list Check
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    American Dream

    1990, in 2 top lists Check
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