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by Yavorski | created - 23 May 2011 | updated - 13 Aug 2013 | Public

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1. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,233 | Gross: $0.67M

As everyone knows, the real life Spinal Tap. I've been listening to metal for over twenty years and I'd never heard of Anvil. A lot more people have now.

2. Dig! (2004)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the once-promising American rock bands The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols, and the friendship/rivalry between their respective founders, Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Anton Newcombe, Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Joel Gion, Matt Hollywood

Votes: 5,456 | Gross: $0.13M

Incredible documentary that transcends the music on offer and features some eye opening candid footage that coalesces into a riveting story. Could also put you off drugs for life.

3. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,324 | Gross: $0.68M

Yes it's deceptive in terms of how it presents the facts, but it's still one of the most engrossing stories about something that is incredibly anal and silly.

4. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,910 | Gross: $3.29M

Documentaries by their very nature are impossible to verify as truth, this plays with that brilliantly.

5. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 50,578 | Gross: $1.61M

A brilliantly put together reminder of one of the most talented drivers ever to grace the sport.

6. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,280 | Gross: $2.67M

Probably the most famous boxing match in recent times gets it's due with a fascinating study of all it's facets and contexts. George Plimpton pushes it into something approaching greatness. A necessary argument to the somewhat messianic stature it affords Ali is worth reading in Ghosts In Manilla.

7. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Jeff Ament

Votes: 11,042 | Gross: $1.29M

Fascinating, exhilarating and full of the energy required of such a topic. I look forward to Peralta's forthcoming follow up eagerly.

8. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 15,013 | Gross: $1.22M

The album that came out of the process may be their poorest, but this is another doc that transcends it's intended audience to become at times a riveting watch.

9. TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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By vividly recounting the TT's legendary rivalries and the Isle of Man's unique road racing history, this 3D feature documentary will discover why modern TT riders still risk their lives to... See full summary »

Director: Richard De Aragues | Stars: Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop

Votes: 5,653

Guy Martin could well be named Guy Marmite for the love him or hate him feelings he will inspire in the viewer, but regardless it's edge of the seat stuff and the footage is incredible.

10. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

TV-14 | 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: 6,094

I was completely unaware of Bobby Fischer beforehand so watched with amazement as this story unfolded. Eye opening stuff.

11. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 1,992 | Gross: $0.03M

One sided but maddening.

12. The Art of the Steal (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

7.7
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75 Metascore

Documentary that follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' 25 billion dollar collection of modern and post-impressionist art.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Julian Bond, David D'Arcy, Richard Feigen, Richard H. Glanton

Votes: 2,022 | Gross: $0.54M

Gripping and infuriating if slightly(!) one-sided. PHILISTINES!

13. The Four Year Plan (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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The story of Queens Park Rangers FC's comeback from the brink of bankruptcy in 2007.

Director: Mat Hodgson | Stars: Alejandro Agag, Gareth Ainsworth, Amit Bhatia, Flavio Briatore

Votes: 733

Great behind the scenes look at QPR, quite incredible when things are going badly but never less than captivating.

14. Deep Water (2006)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.8
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the disastrous 1968 round-the-world yacht race.

Directors: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Donald Crowhurst, Jean Badin, Simon Russell Beale

Votes: 2,575 | Gross: $0.27M

What's excellent about this documentary is the amount of footage that was available to the filmmakers so it's not just a series of talking heads. The shift halfway through to it's devastating climax is truly haunting.

15. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,077 | Gross: $0.18M

Another haunting piece. The final reel stayed with me for days.

16. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 7,459

A triumph of sorts, easily the most accomplished of the three and still able to shock and surprise, but the true nature of events will seemingly always be elusive.

17. Overnight (2003)

R | 82 min | Documentary

7.1
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60 Metascore

A documentary on the rise and stumble of Troy Duffy, the bartender-cum-filmmaker who was swept up by Miramax's Harvey Weinstein to turn his script for The Boondock Saints into a feature film.

Directors: Tony Montana, Mark Brian Smith | Stars: Troy Duffy, Jeffrey Baxter, Chris Brinker, Jake Busey

Votes: 3,906

A true train wreck on celluloid.

18. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 8,568 | Gross: $0.31M

19. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 37,416 | Gross: $3.23M

Again the veracity of events is questionable - I favour the theory they shot the ending first - but it's still captivating.

20. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 2,885

A much needed and worthy update of sorts of "Champions Forever", it's not the whole story but what's there is lovingly presented.

21. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,262 | Gross: $0.89M

Fascinating. That's all.

22. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 7,049 | Gross: $0.45M

Maybe not as comprehensive as I would've liked, but well put together and rushes through just about most of their landmarks.

23. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 14,171

Superbly put together piece on some truly appalling people.

24. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.9
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84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 14,716 | Gross: $1.16M

Brilliantly, if cruelly funny and something you from which you just can't drag your eyes away.

25. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 39,527 | Gross: $0.89M

26. Knuckle (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Director: Ian Palmer | Stars: James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Ian Palmer

Votes: 2,574 | Gross: $0.00M

Unflinchingly brutal account of a vicious underground.

27. Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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54 Metascore

Interviews and news footage explore the rise of black metal music in Norway in the 1990s, including artists who were involved in suicide, murder and arson.

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell | Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Euronymous, Hellhammer

Votes: 4,133 | Gross: $0.12M

Excellent account of most of the major events in a troubled scene from those who were there. It's, as they say, damn cold.

28. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 12,736

29. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,784 | Gross: $13.00M

A funny and sometimes illuminating doc that but Maher could've pushed himself to really take some shots at some more worthy targets.

30. Metal: A Headbanger's Journey (2005)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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73 Metascore

An examination of the heavy metal music subculture that tries to explain why, despite the longevity and popularity of the genre, fans are marginalized and ridiculed for their passion.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise | Stars: Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe

Votes: 10,617

A good attempt to explain a genre of music as more than just the white noise "normal people" think it is, greatly expanded upon to decent results in the series follow up "Metal Evolution".

31. Winnebago Man (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.2
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71 Metascore

Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Steinbauer | Stars: Jack Rebney, Ben Steinbauer, Keith Gordon, Nick Prueher

Votes: 4,239 | Gross: $0.18M

I was faintly aware of the cult craze that surrounded the subject beforehand but it was irrelevant, this stands on it's own as a strangely fascinating piece of minutia.

32. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

Votes: 4,448 | Gross: $0.09M

A pretty good account of a true legend.

33. 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: 21,043 | Gross: $3.12M

Creepy and sad.

34. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

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

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Kirby Dick, Kimberly Peirce, Darren Aronofsky, Atom Egoyan

Votes: 26,210 | Gross: $0.30M

Amusingly cheeky and illuminating.

35. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 6,415

A great leap forward in terms of filmmaking from the first installment and with enough twists and surprises to get you thinking.

36. Riding Giants (2004)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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80 Metascore

Documentary detailing the origins and history of surf culture.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, Dave Kalama, Jeff Clark

Votes: 4,045 | Gross: $2.28M

Great history of the sport and featuring some eye-popping footage. Especially that last wave, woah!

37. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 6,715

Not particularly deep - a bit more historic footage wouldn't have gone amiss - but a good attempt to get under the hat.

38. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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On October 1, 1975, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali was in the ring with his arch rival Joe Frazier for the third time. This fight in the Philippines, which has been ... See full summary »

Director: John Dower | Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, Thomas Hauser, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 762

Not the slickest of docs, and unavoidably somewhat one-sided - but an excellent summary of the most captivating trilogy in boxing.

39. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,374 | Gross: $1.43M

Evans' narration of his own life is a joy to listen to, his candid self-depreciation added to his character-filled voice makes this a small gem.

40. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,345

Not expertly presented but the events are horrifying in many different ways.

41. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

6.9
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76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, John 'FuzzFace' McMahon, Alex Gibney

Votes: 6,861 | Gross: $0.16M

42. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,390

Excellent

43. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,266

Horrifically vivid by those that lived it.

44. One Night in Turin (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

6.8
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Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Gary Oldman, Rebecca Marie Burnett, Paul Gascoigne, Douglas Hurd

Votes: 881

The candid stuff is riveting, the recreations irritating.

45. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

Quadriplegics, who play full-contact rugby in wheelchairs, overcome unimaginable obstacles to compete in the Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Directors: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro | Stars: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill, Mark Zupan, Joe Bishop

Votes: 9,357 | Gross: $1.52M

Inspirational but also captivating in it's soap-opera-esque rivalry.

46. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

R | 96 min | Documentary

8.2
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Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979) was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director.

Directors: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper, Eleanor Coppola | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, George Lucas

Votes: 15,534 | Gross: $1.32M

A great look at a bonkers shoot.

47. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005)

Not Rated | 359 min | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Bob Dylan, B.J. Rolfzen, Dick Kangas, Liam Clancy

Votes: 10,296

I'm not mad for Dylan by any means, yet this is engrossing in all ways.

48. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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Rising from the ashes of Nirvana, the Foo Fighters became a Grammy-winning sensation on their own. Sixteen years of the band's history comes to life in this documentary, from their demo ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll | Stars: Shawn Cloninger, William Goldsmith, Jessy Greene, Dave Grohl

Votes: 4,822

Excellent history of a band I like but don't love that's candid and endearing.

49. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 46,277 | Gross: $2.96M

A thrilling, if for me somewhat overrated look at a truly bonkers man.

50. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 5,777 | Gross: $0.68M

Simply unbelievable and all too believable at the same time.

51. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,991 | Gross: $0.19M

Good stuff

52. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.4
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60 Metascore

An urban mystery unfurls as one man pieces together the surreal meaning of hundreds of cryptic tiled messages that have been appearing in city streets across the U.S. and South America.

Director: Jon Foy | Stars: Justin Duerr, Marc Duerr, Kevin Riley, Abby Miller

Votes: 1,845 | Gross: $0.01M

53. Everything or Nothing (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary

7.6
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A history of the James Bond franchise.

Director: Stevan Riley | Stars: Ken Adam, Maud Adams, John Barry, Shirley Bassey

Votes: 1,841

54. Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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70 Metascore

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Director: Jesse Vile | Stars: Jason Becker, Dan Alvarez, Ehren Becker, Gary Becker

Votes: 1,060

55. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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71 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,206 | Gross: $0.05M

56. Last Days Here (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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71 Metascore

Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back.

Directors: Don Argott, Demian Fenton | Stars: Bobby Liebling, Sean Pelletier, Phil Anselmo

Votes: 1,558 | Gross: $0.01M

There's a reason most people haven't heard the band, and this shows it warts and all. Sort of like a lower-rent Anvil.

57. The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon

Votes: 20,629 | Gross: $4.19M

Worthwhile history lesson from a man who knows more than most.

58. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

93 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Cornelius | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Pat Contri, Harry Hong, Jesse Kelkar

Votes: 1,269

59. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen

Votes: 2,598 | Gross: $0.03M

Pretty good for what it is, good selection of talking heads and Stan Lee helps.

60. Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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66 Metascore

When six teenage boys came together as a skateboarding team in the 1980s, they reinvented not only their chosen sport but themselves too - as they evolved from insecure outsiders to the most influential athletes in the field.

Director: Stacy Peralta | Stars: Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Fred Durst, Shepard Fairey

Votes: 2,086

61. Gimme Shelter (1970)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

A harrowing documentary of the Stones' 1969 tour, with much of the focus on the tragic concert at Altamont.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts

Votes: 9,136 | Gross: $0.25M

62. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,891 | Gross: $0.42M

63. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,371 | Gross: $5.73M

Kitsch but enjoyable

64. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $0.01M

Some great tales from the people who are amazingly neglected in relation to their importance in the medium.

65. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,790 | Gross: $3.97M

66. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

Denice Crosby takes a first look at the huge fans of Star Trek and how the series from around America has affected and shaped their lives.

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Denise Crosby, Frank D'Amico, Barbara Adams, Denis Bourguignon

Votes: 4,555 | Gross: $0.32M

Worth it for the "What's it like to be beamed" line alone.

67. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,899 | Gross: $1.25M

Not an entirely successful account of the man, but hits a lot of the hot points.

68. The White Diamond (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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83 Metascore

About the daring adventure of exploring rain forest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr. Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Graham Dorrington, Dieter Plage, Adrian de Schryver

Votes: 3,866

Seemingly lightweight for most of it's running time, but the final shot is staggering.

69. Hot Coffee (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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How the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit and similar cases were exploited as part of a right wing crusade to weaken civil justice.

Director: Susan Saladoff | Stars: Chuck Allen, Judy Allen, Jay Angoff, David Arredondo

Votes: 3,417

70. Such Hawks Such Hounds (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

8.0
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Such Hawks Such Hounds explores the music and musicians of the American hard rock underground circa 1970-2007, focusing on the psychedelic and '70s proto-metal-derived styles that have in ... See full summary »

Directors: Jessica Hundley, John Srebalus | Stars: Billy Anderson, Scott 'Wino' Weinrich, Scott Reeder, Matt Pike

Votes: 400

A much appreciated doc about a genre of music that is constantly evolving and getting better and more powerful each year.

71. Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

111 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 1,767

72. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Iron Maiden, Vinny Appice, Pat Cash, Bruce Dickinson

Votes: 4,734

Good stuff, even if Maiden are hardly the most entertaining of subjects.

73. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 45,017

This doc has inspired more debate as to it's veracity more than any other on this list and it could be considered conspiracy theory nonsense from start to finish. It's beyond my means to comprehend entirely what's truth and what's fiction, investigation online only yields people arguing back and forth the merits of each other's facts. What is true is that to my poorly educated mind it is a compelling piece of work, and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

74. Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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Zeitgeist Addendum, attempts to locate the root causes of this pervasive social corruption, while offering a solution. This solution is not based on politics, morality, laws, or any other "... See full summary »

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Jacque Fresco, Roxanne Meadows, John Perkins, George Carlin

Votes: 16,476

The follow up shifts most of it's ire towards the federal reserve and again presents a compelling argument, even if it does eventually start coming across like a recruitment video for a hippie commune. I'd like to think this has worthy intentions.

75. The Crash Reel (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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79 Metascore

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Daniel Amen

Votes: 4,342

76. Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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80 Metascore

An examination of America's win-at-all-cost culture from the perspective of bodybuilding and performance enhancing drugs, as it focuses on a pair of siblings chasing their dream.

Director: Chris Bell | Stars: Chris Bell, Mike Bell, Mark Bell, Hank Aaron

Votes: 12,458 | Gross: $0.31M

77. Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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The life and times of Richard Pryor.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: David Banks, Rona Barrett, David Brinkley, Skip Brittenham

Votes: 1,175

78. Shihad: Beautiful Machine (2012)

101 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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A film about four friends that almost took the biggest industry in the World by storm.

Director: Sam Peacocke | Stars: Karl Kippenberger, Phil Knight, Tom Larkin, Jon Toogood

Votes: 49

79. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,526 | Gross: $4.58M

An amazing story sadly hampered by a somewhat unsuccessful recreation.

80. A Band Called Death (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 3,071 | Gross: $0.13M

81. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003)

TV-14 | 119 min | Documentary

7.5
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A look at 1970s Hollywood when it was known as New Hollywood, and the director was the star of the movie.

Director: Kenneth Bowser | Stars: Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, Peter Bogdanovich, Sam Peckinpah

Votes: 2,399

The book is far better, but a good attempt nonetheless.

82. Lost in La Mancha (2002)

R | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

Terry Gilliam's doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), off the ground.

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Jeff Bridges, Tony Grisoni

Votes: 10,024 | Gross: $0.73M

Good example of a seemingly doomed to fail project.

83. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett

Votes: 11,478 | Gross: $2.40M

84. Pokazatelnyy protsess: Istoriya Pussy Riot (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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72 Metascore

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,700

85. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 12,055 | Gross: $0.03M

86. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,215

Not always interesting, but great when it is.

87. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 7,922 | Gross: $0.24M

A tad pretentious maybe, but a good rejoinder to the myth-embracing Stone movie.

88. Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

6.7
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A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Ernesto Cantu, Fidel Castro, Manu Chao, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 4,974

A good if slight look at the controversial footballer.

89. Global Metal (2008)

93 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Tom Araya, Ken Ayugai, Rafael Bittencourt, Max Cavalera

Votes: 4,100

A worthy addendum to the previous film but inevitably less compelling.

90. Downloaded (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary

6.9
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56 Metascore

A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Mike D, Henry Rollins, Noel Gallagher, Cindy Margolis

Votes: 2,517 | Gross: $0.01M

91. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Joe Nussbaum, Daryl Frazetti, Doug Jones, Damian Hess

Votes: 4,074

Quite amusing in places in it's look at Lucas' accusers of betrayal.

92. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 13,057 | Gross: $5.23M

Interesting... just about. Not for me.

93. The Interrupters (2011)

Unrated | 125 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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86 Metascore

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Tio Hardiman, Ameena Matthews, Toya Batey, Cobe Williams

Votes: 3,236 | Gross: $0.28M

Admirable subject matter, but overlong and unfocused.

94. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

6.4
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73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $0.05M

Somewhat unsettling but not exactly expertly pieced together.

95. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,405 | Gross: $0.01M

Very slight but sometimes revealing and rewarding.

96. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr.

Votes: 5,297 | Gross: $8.60M

Massively pretentious and an unexpected failure that inspired a much needed change of outlook, the candid scenes are anything but and quite painful. The concert scenes however are mostly great (if you can stomach U2 of course).

97. Audience of One (2007)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary following a Pentecostal minister who receives a vision from God to create an epic science fiction movie based on the biblical story of Joseph, sending him and his followers on a journey of extreme faith.

Director: Mike Jacobs | Stars: Richard Gazowsky, Pietro Manigrasso

Votes: 260

Slight but hard to look away.

98. The Source Family (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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62 Metascore

A feature documentary film set in Hollywood, examining a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. The Source Family were the darlings of the Sunset Strip until their communal living, ... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Demopoulos, Jodi Wille | Stars: Ahom Aquarian, Isis Aquarian, Elena Michaels, Father Yod

Votes: 834

99. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,322 | Gross: $0.03M

I actually can't remember anything about this at all!

100. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons, Alice Cooper

Votes: 2,632 | Gross: $0.37M

Stupid and transparently bogus doc, amusing only for seeing awful bands that amounted to nothing predict world domination.