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1. A Hole in the Head (1998)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary about people who drill dime-sized holes in their foreheads in an effort to improve health and mental capacity

Director: Eli Kabillio

Votes: 112

2. A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary

7.0
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A travelogue featuring oddly-shaped buildings (and the folks who live in, work in, own and admire them) located along USA highways.

Stars: Rick Sebak, Bill Griffith

Votes: 95

3. Africa addio (1966)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Horror

7.1
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The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere, Moise Tshombe

Votes: 1,038

4. Albert Fish: In Sin He Found Salvation (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

5.8
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Albert Fish, the horrific true story of elderly cannibal, sadomasochist, and serial killer, who lured children to their deaths in Depression-era New York City. Distorting biblical tales, ... See full summary »

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Oto Brezina, Joe Coleman, Bob Dunsworth, Harvey Fisher

Votes: 858

5. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,537 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Art & Copy (2009)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

6.8
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62 Metascore

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney, Lee Clow

Votes: 1,611

7. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner (1994)

TV-MA | 51 min | Documentary

8.2
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Can the dead speak? Yes...but only to those who know how to listen. In this riveting documentary, Dr. Michael Baden, one of the country's most celebrated forensic pathologists, reveals the ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Donald Bent, Michael Baden, Sol Greenberg

Votes: 225

8. America Undercover (1983– )
Episode: Autopsy 2: Voices from the Dead (1995)

TV-MA | Documentary

8.3
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Autopsy examines how forensic examiners can help solve crimes. "The Unidentified Torso" a dismembered torso is identified through its pelvic bones. "Maggots In Evidence" maggots are used to... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Ted Carroll, Dennis Kern, Clyde Snow

Votes: 128

9. Autopsy 3: Voices from the Grave (1996 TV Movie)

Crime, Documentary

8.1
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Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Michael Baden, Joseph Burton, Alan Robicheaux, Marlene Sanders

Votes: 43

10. Autopsy 4: The Dead Speak (1997 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Documentary

8.0
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Pine needles. Chewing gum. Cat hair. Paint. They've all been important clues that aided America's 'detectives of death' in solving mysterious cases of unnatural or violent death. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Robert Tressel, Joseph Burton, Michael Baden

Votes: 75

11. Bastards of the Party (2005)

95 min | Documentary

8.2
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Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Cle Sloan | Stars: Daryl Gates, Fred Hampton, Joe Hicks, Ericka Huggins

Votes: 484

12. Beautiful Losers (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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59 Metascore

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Directors: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson

Votes: 1,206 | Gross: $0.06M

13. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,380 | Gross: $21.24M

14. Bumfights: A Video Too Far (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

5.9
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Documentary about the controversial BUMFIGHTS: A CAUSE FOR CONCERN phenomena. It covers the video itself, as well as the copycat cases that followed.

Director: Bruce Hepton | Stars: Donald Brennan, Donny, Rufus Hannah, Ryen McPherson

Votes: 126

15. Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock (2005)

105 min | Documentary

6.7
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BURNING MAN: BEYOND BLACK ROCK goes behind the scenes of a social revolution to explore the philosophy that fuels it, the social contract that drives it, and the transcendent experience ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Brown | Stars: Christopher Allen, Ross Asseltine, David Best, Kelly Best

Votes: 107

16. Burning Man 2020 (1998)

Documentary

3.6
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Director: Christoph Gampl | Stars: Anton, Cody Cabana, Cybersam, Larry Harvey

Votes: 24

17. Ônibus 174 (2002)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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83 Metascore

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »

Directors: José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda | Stars: Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares, Anonymous

Votes: 7,129 | Gross: $0.22M

18. Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

73 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Ed Bradley, Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, William F. Buckley

Votes: 914

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: 37,234 | Gross: $3.23M

20. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

8.3
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85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

Votes: 2,006

21. 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: 6,189 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Crime After Crime (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison cannot crush the spirit of this determined African-American ... See full summary »

Director: Yoav Potash | Stars: Deborah Peagler, Joshua Safran, Nadia Costa, Yoav Potash

Votes: 413 | Gross: $0.06M

23. 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: 6,389 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Different Drummer (1989–1991)
Episode: Dancing Outlaw (1991)

Not Rated | 29 min | Documentary

8.1
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This documentary short, produced for West Virginia public TV's "Different Drummer" series, introduces us to Jesco White, a hard-living, tap-dancing Boone County resident whose repeated ... See full summary »

Director: Jacob Young | Stars: Wattie Green, Dorsey White, Jerry White, Jesco White

Votes: 478

25. Dark Days (2000)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

A cinematic portrait of the homeless population who live permanently in the underground tunnels of New York City.

Director: Marc Singer | Star: Marc Singer

Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $0.43M

26. Darwin (2011)

G | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.2
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Darwin is a documentary feature about an isolated community at the end of a weathered road in Death Valley, California. Propelled from society by tragic turns, the people of Darwin (... See full summary »

Director: Nick Brandestini

Votes: 210

27. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 8,907 | Gross: $30.58M

28. Devil's Playground (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Velda Bontrager, Mark Bontrager, Dewayne Chupp, Dylan Cole

Votes: 2,364

29. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,676

30. Dust & Illusions (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

8.2
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Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains and for the past 20 years, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Olivier Bonin | Stars: Jerry James, Larry Harvey, John Law, Michael Mikel

Votes: 128

31. Executions (1995 Video)

56 min | Documentary

6.5
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"Executions" is a documentary showing real footage of the many different methods humanity has used through-out history for capital punishment. During the film, the makers point out how ... See full summary »

Directors: David Herman, Arun Kumar, David Monaghan

Votes: 402

32. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,159 | Gross: $0.31M

33. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.1
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58 Metascore

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher, Reinhold Aman

Votes: 4,097 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Gifting It: A Burning Embrace of Gift Economy (2002)

74 min | Documentary

5.3
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If you think Burning Man is all about naked dancers tripping on substances, think again. This debut documentary by Renea Roberts takes an intelligent and thoughtful look at how the ... See full summary »

Director: Renea Roberts | Stars: Kara Blanc, Randy Bohlender, Larry Harvey, Peter Hudson

Votes: 9

35. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,484 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

7.7
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,487

37. Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary (1997)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

7.7
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck. The last person to remain standing with his or her hand on the ... See full summary »

Director: S.R. Bindler | Stars: Sid Allen, Brent Baskin, Greg Cox, J.C. Crum

Votes: 1,400 | Gross: $0.49M

38. Hell House (2001)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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64 Metascore

A look at the "Hell House" performed annually in October by the youth members of Trinity Church (Assemblies of God) in Cedar Hill, Texas (a Dallas suburb) - seen by over 10,000 visitors ... See full summary »

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Aria Adloo, Ashley Adloo, Amy Allred, Gabriel Allred

Votes: 1,468

39. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 6,656 | Gross: $0.20M

40. High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documents 18 months in the lives of three crack addicts in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Directors: Maryann DeLeo, Richard Farrell | Star: Dicky Eklund

Votes: 616

41. I Am (III) (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.6
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38 Metascore

Director Tom Shadyac speaks with intellectual and spiritual leaders about what's wrong with our world and how we can improve both it and the way we live in it.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Tom Shadyac, Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Ray Anderson

Votes: 3,126 | Gross: $1.57M

42. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,541 | Gross: $4.31M

43. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 13,928 | Gross: $0.22M

44. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 24,221 | Gross: $0.90M

45. Join Us (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

6.9
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Award winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, follows four families as they leave an abusive church in South Carolina and realize they have been in a cult. The film documents them as they enter ... See full summary »

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Raymund Melz, Deborah Melz, Joaquin Sullivan, Liz Shaw

Votes: 130

46. Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Cult leader Jim Jones leads his followers to a mass-suicide.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Ted Biggs, Stephan Jones, Vernon Gosney, Tim Reiterman

Votes: 723

47. 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: 4,222

48. Kill the Artist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Reveals the extreme measures lawmakers and critics go through to censor avant-garde artists, who walk the fine line between art, perversion, religion and devious sexual behavior.

Director: Andreas Troeger | Stars: Richard Kern, The Baroness, Jörg Buttgereit, Mark Cyst

Votes: 25

49. Lake of Fire (2006)

Unrated | 152 min | Documentary

8.3
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83 Metascore

A graphic documentary on both sides of the abortion debate.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Bill Baird, Flip Benham, Dallas Blanchard

Votes: 2,270 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Lemonade (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 36 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.2
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More than 130,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in this 'Great Recession.' Lemonade is about what happens when people who were once paid to be creative in advertising are forced to be creative with their own lives.

Director: Marc Colucci | Stars: Tom Van Daele, Jonathan Halitsky, Carrie Jacobson Voegele

Votes: 67

51. 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: 6,666

52. Life 2.0 (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

6.3
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65 Metascore

This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.

Director: Jason Spingarn-Koff | Star: Teasa Copprue

Votes: 751

53. Life in a Day (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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58 Metascore

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym

Votes: 13,932 | Gross: $0.25M

54. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 704

55. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Keys

Votes: 167

56. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

7.2
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74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 2,924 | Gross: $0.23M

57. Objectified (2009)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.1
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A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Paola Antonelli, Chris Bangle, Andrew Blauvelt, Erwan Bouroullec

Votes: 3,094 | Gross: $0.01M

58. Unser täglich Brot (2005)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.7
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86 Metascore

OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter | Stars: Claus Hansen Petz, Arkadiusz Rydellek, Barbara Hinz, Renata Wypchlo

Votes: 2,218

59. Planet Twelve: The Secret Life of 12-Year-Olds (2002 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

8.8
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Planet Twelve: The Secret Lives of 12 year olds is a documentary that follows a group of 12 year olds through a week of school. It gives the viewers a view into a world we have forgotten. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Singer

Votes: 14

60. Reindeerspotting - pako Joulumaasta (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.4
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45 Metascore

This documentary tells the story of Jani, a 19-year-old drug addict living on social welfare among with his friends. Tired of his life in a remote city in Rovaniemi, he decides to travel by... See full summary »

Director: Joonas Neuvonen | Star: Jani Raappana

Votes: 2,681

61. 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: 54,587 | Gross: $13.00M

62. Revolution OS (2001)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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46 Metascore

While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the ... See full summary »

Director: J.T.S. Moore | Stars: Linus Torvalds, Richard M. Stallman, Eric Raymond, Bruce Perens

Votes: 2,192 | Gross: $0.00M

63. Scratch (2001)

R | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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77 Metascore

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Chali 2na, Marc 7, Afra, Carlos Aguilar

Votes: 2,510

64. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

8.3
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,275

65. Strongman (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

6.4
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71 Metascore

A man strong enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships that begin to test his strengths ... See full summary »

Director: Zachary Levy | Star: Stanley Pleskun

Votes: 209

66. Stupidity (2003)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, History

5.5
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An exploration into the nature of stupidity in Western society and its history of our perception of it.

Director: Albert Nerenberg | Stars: George W. Bush, Noam Chomsky, John Cleese, Coolio

Votes: 722

67. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)

69 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.

Director: Tony Silver | Stars: Demon, Kase 2, Eric Haze, Spank

Votes: 2,243

68. Sons of Perdition (2010)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.0
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An inside look at former FLDS teens who have become religious refugees in mainstream America.

Directors: Tyler Measom, Jennilyn Merten | Stars: Bruce Barlow, Deloy Bateman, Michelle Benward, Kevin Black

Votes: 566

69. Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World (2004 Video)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Narrator Cori Brackett had a strange cause-and-effect experience with the diet cokes she was drinking and quickly found herself disabled and diagnosed with MS. Slowly able to walk and speak... See full summary »

Directors: Cori Brackett, J.T. Waldron | Star: Cori Brackett

Votes: 216

70. Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000 Video)

75 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary primarily focusing on the filming and release of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Director: David Gregory | Stars: Matthew Bell, Robert A. Burns, Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel

Votes: 438

71. Terrorstorm (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

7.7
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Throughout history, criminal elements inside governments have carried out terror attacks against their own populations as a pretext to enslave them. TerrorStorm reveals how, in the last ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Jones | Stars: Alex Jones, Ray McGovern, Cindy Sheehan, Steven E. Jones

Votes: 1,712

72. The Anatomy of Hate (2009)

86 min | Documentary

7.4
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Reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how we as a species can overcome them. For six years the filmmaker worked with unprecedented access ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Ramsdell | Stars: Justin Barrett, Kerry Noble, Terrence Deacon, Fred Phelps

Votes: 114

73. 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: 10,006 | Gross: $0.18M

74. The Cool School (2008)

86 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

How LA Learned to Love Modern Art. A lesson in how a few renegade artists built an art scene from scratch.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Eve Babitz, John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston

Votes: 198

75. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 43,041 | Gross: $0.86M

76. The Human Behavior Experiments (2006 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

7.7
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Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Thomas Blass, Herbert Winer, Buddy Stump, Donna Summers

Votes: 266

77. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,412

78. The Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History (1998 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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The history of the Ku Klux Klan in America.

Director: Bill Brummel | Stars: D. Paul Thomas, David Chalmers, William M. Banks, Julian Bond

Votes: 162

79. The Parking Lot Movie (2010)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

7.0
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63 Metascore

The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »

Director: Meghan Eckman | Stars: Patrick Baran, John Beers, Chris Farina, Tyler Magill

Votes: 1,671

80. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 570

81. The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009)

TV-MA | 86 min | Documentary

7.1
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A year in the life of the White family, well known for Jesco White, the star of the "Dancing Outlaw" documentary.

Director: Julien Nitzberg | Stars: J. Parker Bazzle II, Big & Rich, Ponty's Camper, Derek Wayne Castle

Votes: 3,087

82. 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: 26,132 | Gross: $0.30M

83. Titicut Follies (1967)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 3,167

84. Tom Dowd & the Language of Music (2003)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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80 Metascore

A documentary about Tom Dowd, who was an innovative recording engineer and producer of noted albums with John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Otis Redding, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many others.

Director: Mark Moormann | Stars: Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Aretha Franklin, Ginger Baker

Votes: 473 | Gross: $0.04M

85. True Gore (1987 Video)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

3.8
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Combines the usual death footage found in most shockumentaries with video art from Survival Research Laboratories and Monte Cazazza and more.

Director: M. Dixon Causey | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Jim Jones, Monte Cazazza, Cole Palme

Votes: 35

86. Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, Sandy Comes

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.00M

87. Vernon, Florida (1981)

Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.2
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Early Errol Morris documentary intersplices random chatter he captured on film of the genuinely eccentric residents of Vernon, Florida. A few examples? The preacher giving a sermon on the ... See full summary »

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Albert Bitterling, Roscoe Collins, George Harris, Joe Payne

Votes: 2,485

88. Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

165 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A reassessment of the tragedy at Waco that left 76 members of the Branch Davidian religious sect dead.

Director: William Gazecki | Stars: Dan Gifford, Clive Doyle, Jack Harwell, Joseph Penno

Votes: 2,745

89. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,704 | Gross: $0.19M

90. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $0.04M

91. Welcome to Warren (2004)

R | 30 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

9.4
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Most prison documentaries focus on the inmates. This sobering program features guards and prisoners alike, giving the viewer two interpretations of life at Ohio's Warren Correctional ... See full summary »

Director: Brent E. Huffman

Votes: 159

92. What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? (2004)

Unrated | 109 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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38 Metascore

A fictional photographer's quest to spiritually rediscover herself is interspersed with documentary footage of scientists and theologians discussing the philosophical aspects of quantum physics.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, John Ross Bowie, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 12,443 | Gross: $10.94M

93. Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)

PG-13 | 74 min | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

In this documentary, veteran filmmaker Harry Moses exposes the controversy in the world of high priced artwork. He paints a vivid picture of how art is bought and sold in America.

Director: Harry Morgan Moses | Stars: Teri Horton, Tod M. Volpe, Ben Heller, Nick Carone

Votes: 1,086 | Gross: $0.01M

94. 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: 4,201 | Gross: $0.18M

95. Witness to Jonestown (2008 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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Stars: Terri Buford, Tim Carter, Bob Flick, Hue Fortson Jr.

Votes: 143

96. Zoo (2007)

Unrated | 75 min | Documentary

5.6
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63 Metascore

A look at the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

Director: Robinson Devor | Stars: Coyote, Jenny Edwards, John Edwards, John Paulsen

Votes: 2,439 | Gross: $0.07M

97. 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: 44,748

98. Hey Bartender (2013)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary

6.4
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44 Metascore

Two bartenders try to achieve their dreams through bartending. An injured Marine turns his goals to becoming a principal bartender at the best cocktail bar in the world. A young man leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Tirola | Stars: Tony Abou-Ganim, Eric Alperin, Jeff Bell, John Besh

Votes: 316