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1. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

NC-17 | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Kirby Dick's exposé about the American movie ratings board.

Writers: Kirby Dick, Eddie Schmidt, Matt Patterson | Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 24,792

2. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 18,220

3. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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65 Metascore

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Writers: Steven Knight, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 13,773

4. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 5,370

5. The View (1997– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

3.0
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A panel of four real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations for a variety of topics.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Votes: 4,020

6. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch

Votes: 3,805

7. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Writers: Marshall Curry, Matthew Hamachek | Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,630

8. Street Fight (2005)

83 min | Documentary

8.1
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85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which the Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Writer: Marshall Curry | Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

Votes: 1,528

9. There's Something Wrong with Aunt Diane (2011)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary

7.0
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The accident made national headlines: a suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in upstate New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others. In ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Jesse Temple, Brad Katinas, Diane Schuler, Jay Schuler

Votes: 1,195

10. Knuckleball! (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.1
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73 Metascore

A documentary that showcases baseball's most unpredictable pitch.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Roger Angell, Ben McGrath

Votes: 1,195

11. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Writers: Truman Capote, Liz Garbus, Ralph Greenson, Elia Kazan, Natasha Lytess, Norman Mailer, Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe, Norman Rosten, Gloria Steinem, Billy Wilder | Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,189

12. True Life (1998– )

60 min | Documentary

7.7
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MTV follows three unique persons in their everyday situations, and documents the problems and goals they face.

Creator: Aaron Saidman | Stars: SuChin Pak, Gideon Yago, Michael Granatta, Domaine Javier

Votes: 880

13. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Writers: Jack Youngelson, Mark Bailey | Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 764

14. The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Writer: Bob Harris | Directors: Liz Garbus, Wilbert Rideau, Jonathan Stack | Stars: Bernard Addison, Burl Cain, George Crawford, Wilbert Rideau

Votes: 546

15. Girlhood (2003)

82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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69 Metascore

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 402

16. Tavis Smiley (2004– )

30 min | Talk-Show

5.5
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Stars: Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Jesse Jackson, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 245

17. The Nazi Officer's Wife (2003)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

7.3
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74 Metascore

Edith Han was an outspoken young woman studying law in Vienna when the Gestapo forced Edith and her mother into a Jewish ghetto. Edith was taken away to a labor camp, and when she returned ... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Youngelson | Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Edith Hahn Beer, Julia Ormond, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 228

18. Yo soy Boricua, pa'que tu lo sepas! (2006)

86 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on New York's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Writer: Roger Sherman | Directors: Liz Garbus, Rosie Perez | Stars: Pedro Albizu Campos, Rosie Perez, Pedro Pietri, Sixto Ramos

Votes: 188

19. A Good Job: Stories of the FDNY (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Acclaimed actor and FDNY veteran Steve Buscemi looks at what it's like to work as a New York City firefighter. Utilizing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and firsthand accounts from past... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Star: Steve Buscemi

Votes: 183

20. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (2009)

75 min | Documentary

7.7
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First Amendment attorney Martin Garbus talks about the history and current state of free speech in America

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Martin Garbus, Liz Garbus, Ken Starr, Jack M. Sleeth

Votes: 180

21. The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

88 min | Documentary

7.7
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73 Metascore

The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Wanda Jean Allen, Jesse Jackson, David Presson

Votes: 167

22. America Undercover (1986– )

TV-MA | Documentary

6.9
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A series that features original and previously released documentaries which look at contemporary issues with strong social relevance.

Stars: Lee Grant, Oliver Stone, Lawrence Pressman, Richard Kuklinski

Votes: 160

23. Family Affair (2010)

80 min | Documentary, Family

7.3
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65 Metascore

At 10 years old, Chico Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his ... See full summary »

Writer: Chico Colvard | Director: Chico Colvard

Votes: 157

24. A Boy's Life (2003 TV Movie)

77 min | Documentary

8.2
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Follows a Mississippi family's attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.

Writer: Mark Bailey | Directors: Rory Kennedy, Nick Doob

Votes: 156

25. Coma (I) (2007)

PG | 102 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.1
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Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards, Joseph Giacino

Votes: 99

26. P.O.V. (1988– )

Documentary

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Creator: Marc Weiss | Stars: Angela Davis, Deann Borshay, Peter Dinklage, Bayard Rustin

Votes: 93

27. The Fence (2010)

36 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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In October 2006, the United States government decided to build a 700 mile fence along its Mexican border. Three years and 3.1 billion dollars later, award-winning director Rory Kennedy ... See full summary »

Director: Rory Kennedy

Votes: 87

28. Killing in the Name (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 68

29. Addiction (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary made up of nine separate segments on the topic of drug addiction. Segments include: "Saturday Night in a Dallas ER," by Jon Alpert; "A Mother's Desperation," by Susan Froemke ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Joe Berlinger, Kate Davis, Liz Garbus, Chris Hegedus, Eugene Jarecki, Barbara Kopple, Albert Maysles, D.A. Pennebaker, Susan Raymond, Bruce Sinofsky

Votes: 58

30. Con Man (2003)

93 min | Documentary

6.8
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The true story of James Hogue, a brilliant impostor who embraced the American art of self-invention, fabricated a spectacular series of fictional identities for himself, and successfully conned his way into Princeton University

Writers: Jesse Moss, David Samuels | Director: Jesse Moss | Star: James Hogue

Votes: 55

31. Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns (1993)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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An exploration of New York's prostitution scene in the early 90s.

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Henning Rübsam, Beeban Kidron

Votes: 54

32. Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable (2004 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

5.9
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A documentary about the Indian Point power plant and it's virtual lack of security following the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Writer: Jack Youngelson | Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Al Franken, Robert Kennedy Jr., Rory Kennedy, Alex Matthiessen

Votes: 50

33. Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003 TV Mini-Series)

113 min | Documentary

7.8
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Covers the key aspects of the world AIDS epidemic through powerful documentary stories about five victims and their communities, on five continents.

Stars: Danny Glover, Elton John

Votes: 47

34. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006– )
Episode: The Homestead Strike (2006)

60 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Writer: Jack Youngelson | Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Nathan Bedford, John D. Bert, Jake Boritt, Stephen Brier

Votes: 28

35. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006– )

Documentary, History

7.2
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Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

Stars: Mark Riccadonna, Michael L. Colosimo, David Nasaw, Geoffrey Roecker

Votes: 24

36. Juvies (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 9

37. Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Talk-Show

8.8
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'The Hollywood Reporter', in partnership with Sundance TV, holds round-table discussions with Oscar and Emmy nominees.

Stars: Stacey Wilson, Matt Belloni, Stephen Galloway, Lacey Rose

Votes: 8

38. Coma IV (2007)

103 min | Documentary

6.6
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Director: Liz Garbus

Votes: 8

39. The Fence (La Barda) (2010)

35 min | Documentary

6.7
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Writer: Mark Bailey | Director: Rory Kennedy

Votes: 7

40. True Life (1998– )
Episode: The Travelers (2000)

Documentary

9.0
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Directors: Alison Ellwood, Liz Garbus | Star: Troy Holden

Votes: 7

41. The Addiction Project (2007– )

Drama

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Votes: 5

42. The Changing Face of Beauty (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy | Star: Sela Ward

Votes: 5

43. Final Judgment: The Execution of Antonio James (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Reality-TV

6.2
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In the final weeks leading up to his execution his lawyers battle the state, while Warden Burl Cain of Angola Prison oversees the process.

Director: Jonathan Stack | Stars: Burl Cain, Wilbert Rideau

Votes: 5

44. Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016)

Documentary

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Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper discuss their notable family's history.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt

45. Taxonomy

Drama | Announced

A wealthy self-made man named Barry Barnacle sets up a challenge for his daughters to compete in in order to claim their inheritance. Based on Galt Niederhoffer's novel "A Taxonomy of Barnacles."

Writers: Amy Lippman, Galt Niederhoffer | Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Katie Holmes, Zosia Mamet

46. Before the Spring: After the Fall (2013)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

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In 2008, we travel to Egypt to tell the story of heavy metal in a conservative Muslim country. We meet the kids in Cairo's tight knit underground music scene who are the film's main ... See full summary »

Director: Jed Rothstein | Stars: Sherine Amr, Gameela Ismail, Ayman Nour, Noor Ayman Nour

47. Robot (2012)

3 min | Documentary, Short

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ROBOT is set in the Yale Social Robotics Lab where Brian Scassellati designs robots we enjoy being around and are helpful in our homes and schools. The film features NICO and KEEPON, robots... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus

48. Different Moms (1999)

60 min | Documentary

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Each year, mothers with mental impairment give birth to an estimated 120,000 children. Approximately half of these children remain with the mother. "Different Moms" briefly documents the ... See full summary »

Writers: Liz Garbus, Richard Hankin, Rory Kennedy, David Stearns | Directors: Liz Garbus, Rory Kennedy | Stars: Juanita Ingraham, Margaret Main, Elaine Mayfield, Tim Mayfield

49. Xiara's Song (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Xiara Trujillo is a precocious seven-year-old who moved from the Bronx to Maryland with her mom, Aracelli Guzman... See full synopsis »

Director: Liz Garbus

50. Together: Stop Violence Against Women (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Kristi Jacobson