If you’re making your decision in the upcoming election based on the issues (and how quaint is that?), America’s documentary filmmakers are here to help. Thorny issues that are (or ought to be) serious points of contention in November’s vote are also the topics of several top documentaries released in recent years. Documentary filmmakers from the left, the right and somewhere in between have addressed such issues as the economic collapse, the war on terror, the environment and illegal immigration in ways that may illuminate the choices you face in local and national races on Election Day. Here are some recommendations for documentaries to watch before you vote.