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1. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,410

2. The Corporation (2003)

Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History

8.1
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73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 18,975 | Gross: $1.88M

3. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 69,574 | Gross: $24.54M

4. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.7
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An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,307

5. Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009 TV Short)

TV-14 | 39 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Directors: Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze | Stars: Lance Bangs, Lynn Caponera, James Gandolfini, Spike Jonze

Votes: 280

6. And Everything Is Going Fine (2010)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

A look at the art of Spalding Gray who drew from real life experience to create a compelling and deeply personal series of monologues.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Star: Spalding Gray

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.02M

7. Like Water (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Croce | Stars: Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Penny Buffington, Junior Dos Santos

Votes: 1,413

8. The Century of the Self (2002– )

235 min | Documentary

9.0
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80 Metascore

A documentary about the rise of psychoanalysis as a powerful means of persuasion for both governments and corporations.

Stars: Adam Curtis, Ann Bernays, Robert Reich, Alfred Pritz

Votes: 3,667

9. Marwencol (2010)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy

7.6
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83 Metascore

After a vicious attacks leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark Hogancamp seeks recovery in "Marwencol", a 1/6th scale World War II-era town he creates in his backyard.

Director: Jeff Malmberg | Stars: Mark Hogancamp, Emmanuel Nneji, Edda Hogancamp, Tom Neubauer

Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.11M

10. The Ascent of Money (2008 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Niall Ferguson takes us on a historical adventure through the ascent of money, applying fact and opinion throughout.

Director: Adrian Pennick | Stars: Gareth Armstrong, Niall Ferguson, Richard Lintern

Votes: 523

11. 1929: The Great Crash (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Ray Lonnen, Jimmy Durante, Al Jolson, Bill Paterson

Votes: 95

12. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.2
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 18,362 | Gross: $0.26M

13. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

8.5
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In this documentary, Stephen Hawking tries to explain what science can tell us about the meaning of life through physics, philosophical discussion,and Hawking's own unique scientific ... See full summary »

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Funke Adeleke, Tom Bonington

Votes: 975

14. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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74 Metascore

Herb and Dorothy Vogel redefine what it means to be an art collector.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Paula Antebi, Will Barnet, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis

Votes: 764 | Gross: $0.19M

15. A Small Act (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.5
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A young Kenyan's life changes drastically when his education is sponsored by a Swedish stranger. Years later, he founds his own scholarship program to replicate the kindness he once received.

Director: Jennifer Arnold

Votes: 289

16. Directing Hell (2011)

79 min | Documentary

7.6
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A Documentary about Nikos Nikolaides' work. Nikos Nikolaides was an acclaimed film director and author from Greece. He is famous for creating controversial characters in his films that have... See full summary »

Director: Christos Houliaras | Stars: Giannis Angelakas, Valeria Christodoulidou, Yannis Economides, Vadim Glowna

Votes: 44

17. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,421 | Gross: $1.60M

18. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 25,776

19. 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

20. Salinger (2013)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

6.7
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40 Metascore

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Director: Shane Salerno | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Judd Apatow, John Cusack

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.58M

21. 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: 6,349 | Gross: $1.43M

22. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation

7.1
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76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $0.13M

23. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary

8.1
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79 Metascore

The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.

Director: Frank Pavich | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss

Votes: 16,936 | Gross: $0.65M

24. Big Men (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.2
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90 Metascore

The film's central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy. Between 2007 and 2011, with unprecedented, independent access, Big Men's ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Boynton

Votes: 466 | Gross: $0.04M

25. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 3,834

26. Diaries Notes and Sketches (1969)

177 min | Documentary

7.8
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A chronogical about life including self, family, friend, couple and idol in 6 reels

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Timothy Leary, Ed Emshwiller, Franz Fuenstler, Jack Smith

Votes: 387

27. A Map for Saturday (2007)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.9
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On a trip around the world, every day feels like Saturday. A MAP FOR SATURDAY reveals a world of long-term, solo travel through the stories of trekkers on four continents. The documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Brook Silva-Braga | Stars: Scott Erikson, Rebecca Filmer, Sabrina Hezinger, Kate McNair

Votes: 1,003

28. Die große Stille (2005)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

Director: Philip Gröning

Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $0.79M

29. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,362 | Gross: $0.94M

30. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)

TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.4
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78 Metascore

When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

Director: Mark Craig | Stars: Eugene Cernan, Alan Bean, Charles Duke, Richard Gordon

Votes: 2,078 | Gross: $0.05M

31. The Overnighters (2014)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

Director: Jesse Moss | Stars: Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards

Votes: 2,033 | Gross: $0.11M

32. Keep on Keepin' On (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary

7.7
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77 Metascore

A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin as the young man prepares to compete in an elite, international competition.

Director: Alan Hicks | Stars: Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock

Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.16M

33. Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003– )

50 min | Drama, History

8.4
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Drama-documentary series which describes some of the key technological achievements of the industrial age.

Stars: Robert Lindsay, Erik J. Anderson, George Anton, Michael Attwell

Votes: 393

34. The Story of Science (2010– )

Documentary

8.3
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Michael Mosley takes an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path.

Stars: Michael Mosley, Robert W. Allan, Marlon Beale, Simon Chaplin

Votes: 536

35. Born and Bred (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

8.2
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Born and Bred is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of a new generation of young boxers fighting for their place in the American boxing capital of Los Angeles.

Director: Justin Frimmer | Stars: Jim Lampley, Teddy Atlas, Javier Molina, Oscar Molina

Votes: 56

36. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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76 Metascore

Filmmaker Matthew Heineman examines the state of the ongoing drug problem along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Paco Valencia, Chaneque

Votes: 14,894 | Gross: $0.70M

37. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 9,756 | Gross: $1.30M

38. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat | Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell, Jesse Johnson

Votes: 1,867

39. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 8,651 | Gross: $0.11M

40. Freedom Downtime (2001)

Unrated | 121 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.5
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A feature length documentary about the Free Kevin movement and the hacker world.

Director: Emmanuel Goldstein | Stars: Mark Abene, Ed Cummings, Robert Darlington, Emmanuel Goldstein

Votes: 855

41. A Faster Horse (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.8
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David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi) tackles another venerable, beloved, and long-standing institution: the Mustang, crown jewel of the Ford fleet.

Director: David Gelb

Votes: 478

42. 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: 55,651 | Gross: $3.29M

43. 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: 1,329 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 3,023 | Gross: $0.30M

45. Breakfast with Hunter (2003)

91 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary on the infamous gonzo journalist, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Wayne Ewing | Stars: Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, Alex Cox, John Cusack

Votes: 592

46. Charles Bukowski par Barbet Schroeder (1985– )

Not Rated | 240 min | Documentary

8.5
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Barbet Schroeder interviews Bukowski.

Stars: Charles Bukowski, Linda Lee Bukowski, Barbet Schroeder

Votes: 354

47. The Arbor (2010)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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88 Metascore

Portrayal of the late Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Manjinder Virk, Christine Bottomley, Natalie Gavin, Parvani Lingiah

Votes: 1,425 | Gross: $0.02M

48. The Cruise (1998)

PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary

7.8
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69 Metascore

Affectionate portrait of Tim "Speed" Levitch, a tour guide for Manhattan's Gray Line double-decker buses. He talks fast, is in love with the city, and dispenses historical facts, ... See full summary »

Director: Bennett Miller | Star: Timothy 'Speed' Levitch

Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $0.24M

49. To Be and to Have (2002)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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87 Metascore

A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.

Director: Nicolas Philibert | Stars: Georges Lopez, Alizé, Axel Thouvenin, Guillaume

Votes: 6,969 | Gross: $0.78M

50. Artifact (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, this riveting and award-winning documentary gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto ("Requiem for a Dream," "Dallas Buyers ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Leto | Stars: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Irving Azoff

Votes: 4,245

51. Fata Morgana (1971)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Lotte Eisner, Eugen Des Montagnes, James William Gledhill, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 2,793

52. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.4
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86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $0.10M

53. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.0
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 12,416

54. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

The story of the Disney Renaissance, an incredibly prolific, successful and prestigious decade lasting from 1984 to 1994 that saw the fallen Walt Disney Animation Studios' unexpected progressive triumphant return to excellence.

Director: Don Hahn | Stars: Roy Edward Disney, John Lasseter, Michael Eisner, Don Hahn

Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $0.08M

55. Frank and Ollie (1995)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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A documentary about two famed Disney animators, Frank and Ollie.

Director: Theodore Thomas | Stars: Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Sylvia Roemer, John Canemaker

Votes: 289

56. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Walt: The Man Behind the Myth (2001)

TV-G | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Walt Disney was a great person and he created Disneyland and other things for people all over the world and they are so proud of his great work and Mickey Mouse and Mary Poppins.

Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, John H. Mayer, Marian Galanis, Paul Anderson

Votes: 358

57. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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59 Metascore

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

Director: Erik Sharkey | Stars: Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, George Lucas

Votes: 782

58. Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (2015)

Biography

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The life of Vincent Van Gogh, as presented through the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The museum gives an intimate look at Vincent's life through his brother, Theo Van ... See full summary »

Director: David Bickerstaff | Star: Jamie de Courcey

Votes: 30

59. Album 61 (2013)

70 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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Boris's father has designated his son to become a world champion, He's devoted his life to Boris's talent while obsessively documenting the process. Can any child, given fine Soviet education, become a genius?

Director: Halil Efrat | Stars: Boris Gelfand, Viswanathan Anand, Ilya Smirin, Albert Kapengut

Votes: 40

60. Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary (2012)

76 min | Documentary, Family, News

6.2
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In 1978, the German press and board game makers created the Spiel des Jahres, or 'Game of the Year' award for excellence in board game design. Competition for this award contributed to an ... See full summary »

Director: Lorien Green | Star: Alex Yeager

Votes: 76

61. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

7.1
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52 Metascore

From child prodigy to chess genius.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.01M

62. Step (2017)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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81 Metascore

STEP documents the senior year of a girls' high-school step dance team against the background of inner-city Baltimore.

Director: Amanda Lipitz | Stars: Paula Dofat, Blessin Giraldo, Cori Grainger, Tayla Solomon

Votes: 438 | Gross: $1.15M

63. Us and the Game Industry (2014)

90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Experience recent designs for video games in the 21st Century. The developers, their peers and the world of support structures for these expose the magic explored in a number of games. ... See full summary »

Director: Stephanie Beth

Votes: 58

64. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016)

201 min | Documentary

7.5
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87 Metascore

Bertrand Tavernier's personal journey through French cinema, from films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Bertrand Tavernier, Thierry Frémaux, André Marcon, Jacques Becker

Votes: 222 | Gross: $0.04M

65. In Transit (I) (2015)

76 min | Documentary, News

7.7
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88 Metascore

Journey into the hearts and minds of passengers aboard the Empire Builder, America's busiest long-distance train route.

Directors: Albert Maysles, Lynn True, David Usui, Nelson Walker III, Benjamin Wu

Votes: 87

66. City of Ghosts (2017)

R | 92 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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86 Metascore

A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Hamoud, Hussam, Mohamad, Hassan

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.13M

67. Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy D. Kates | Stars: Noël Burch, Lucinda Childs, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Costner

Votes: 464

68. Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

8.0
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54 Metascore

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is an unprecedented look at the bond between two of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.Utter opposites... nothing in common. The cowboy and the ... See full summary »

Director: John Mulholland | Stars: Sam Waterston, Len Cariou, Nancy Crawford, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 44

69. Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)

87 min | Documentary, Biography, News

5.9
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65 Metascore

A follow up to the documentary Herb & Dorothy, that captures an ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors.

Director: Megumi Sasaki | Stars: Herbert Vogel, Dorothy Vogel, Paula Antebi, Robert Barry

Votes: 47 | Gross: $0.01M

70. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001)

Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Biography of Al Pacino.

Director: Lawrence Williams | Stars: Kathleen Quinlan, Al Pacino

Votes: 51

71. Rat Film (2016)

82 min | Documentary

6.9
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88 Metascore

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat--as well as the ... See full summary »

Director: Theo Anthony | Stars: Theo Anthony, Dan Deacon

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.03M

72. The Surrounding Game (2017)

97 min | Documentary, Drama, History | Completed

Go is the oldest game still played in its original form. In east Asia, it is hailed as one of mankind's greatest cultural achievements and considered both ancient art and national sport. At... See full summary »

Directors: Will Lockhart, Cole D. Pruitt | Stars: Ben Lockhart, Keith Arnold, Frank Lantz, Jeff Shaevel

73. I Am Another You (2017)

80 min | Documentary

8.1
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86 Metascore

Eating garbage, dodging police, and hitching rides with strangers, award-winning Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang shares the streets with a young drifter named Dylan who left a comfortable home... See full summary »

Director: Nanfu Wang | Stars: Dylan, Nanfu Wang

Votes: 29

74. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary

8.7
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With more board configurations than there are atoms in the universe, the ancient Chinese game of 'Go' has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence. On March 9, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 125

75. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.2
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95 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy, Yves Boulen, Jeannine Carpentier

Votes: 988 | Gross: $0.56M

76. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary

6.5
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74 Metascore

Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.

Directors: Anna Chai, Nari Kye | Stars: Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Anthony Bourdain

Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.02M

77. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Star: Jane Goodall

Votes: 310 | Gross: $1.33M

78. Big Time (2017)

93 min | Documentary

7.3
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54 Metascore

BIG TIME follows Bjarke Ingels during the course of 7 years (2009-2016), while he struggles to finish his biggest project so far. We are let into Bjarke's creative processes as well as the endless compromises that his work entails.

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder | Star: Bjarke Ingels

Votes: 6 | Gross: $0.01M

79. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

6.8
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77 Metascore

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness tells the tale of the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Dorman | Stars: Rachel Dratch, Hillel Halkin, Jason Kravits, Dan Miron

Votes: 158 | Gross: $0.91M

80. Tatsumi (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Tetsuya Bessho, Motoko Gollent, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Mike Wiluan

Votes: 600

81. Art Is... The Permanent Revolution (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

6.6
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In Art Is...The Permanent Revolution three contemporary artists and a master printer explore how social reality and protest are conveyed in art. While the stirring works of the masters ... See full summary »

Director: Manfred Kirchheimer | Stars: Sigmund Abeles, Ann Chernow, Paul Marcus, James Reed

Votes: 15

82. Tough Guys (II) (2017)

76 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

7.5
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Ten years before the debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, two karate promoters and their fighters, a rough group of barroom brawlers, bikers, teachers and steel workers, pioneered the first mixed-martial arts league in the nation.

Directors: Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo | Stars: Amber Banaszewski, Jacquet Bazemore, Jack Bodell, Ann Butler

Votes: 84

83. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)

94 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Hilton Als, Tom Brokaw, Dick Cheney, Jim Didion

Votes: 528

84. Uncertain (I) (2015)

82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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89 Metascore

Uncertain is a visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas, a 94-resident town so tucked away "you've got to be lost to find it".

Directors: Ewan McNicol, Anna Sandilands

Votes: 183

85. The Work (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.9
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84 Metascore

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, three men from the outside participate in a four-day group-therapy retreat with a group of incarcerated men for a real look at the challenges of rehabilitation.

Directors: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous | Stars: Brian, Charles, Dark Cloud, Vegas

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.01M