1. The Power of Nightmares - 180 mins!
This BBC documentary argues a convergence in aims between the neoconservative movement and the radical Islamists. The three-part programme was first screened in the UK in 2004. It has also been seen in film festivals.
Documentary programmes based on ideas - in this case American philosopher Leo Strauss and Egyptian intellectual Sayyid Qutb - are like rare jewels. Filmmaker Adam Curtis has been branded a conspiracist but he defends his position in this Wikipedia entry. Edward Skidelsky has this critique of Strauss thinking in the latest issue of Prospect.