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1. These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
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.
2. The Corporation (2003)
Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 18,975 | Gross: $1.88M
3. Sicko (2007)
PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.
Votes: 69,574 | Gross: $24.54M
4. The Shock Doctrine (2009)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
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.
7. Like Water (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
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 »
9. Marwencol (2010)
83 min | Documentary, Biography, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 2,603 | Gross: $0.11M
13. Stephen Hawking's Grand Design (2012– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
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 »
16. Directing Hell (2011)
79 min | Documentary
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 »
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.
19. Darwin (2011)
G | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History
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
21. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).
Votes: 6,349 | Gross: $1.43M
22. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation
A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
Votes: 2,880 | Gross: $0.13M
23. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
The story of cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky's ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Votes: 16,936 | Gross: $0.65M
24. Big Men (2013)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
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
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.
27. A Map for Saturday (2007)
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary
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 »
29. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
G | 99 min | Documentary
Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.
Votes: 15,362 | Gross: $0.94M
30. The Last Man on the Moon (2014)
TV-MA | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
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.
Votes: 2,078 | Gross: $0.05M
32. Keep on Keepin' On (2014)
R | 84 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 833 | Gross: $0.16M
35. Born and Bred (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Drama
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.
37. The Wolfpack (2015)
R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
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.
Votes: 9,756 | Gross: $1.30M
38. Killing Lincoln (2013 TV Movie)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
42. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
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 »
Votes: 55,651 | Gross: $3.29M
44. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)
R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography
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'.
Votes: 3,023 | Gross: $0.30M
48. The Cruise (1998)
PG-13 | 76 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 1,449 | Gross: $0.24M
49. To Be and to Have (2002)
Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary, Family
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.
Votes: 6,969 | Gross: $0.78M
50. Artifact (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Music
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 »
51. Fata Morgana (1971)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the songs of Leonard Cohen.
52. Cameraperson (2016)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 1,489 | Gross: $0.10M
53. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
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.
54. Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
PG | 86 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 1,967 | Gross: $0.08M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Walt: The Man Behind the Myth
TV-G | 87 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
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.
58. Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing (2015)
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 »
59. Album 61 (2013)
70 min | Documentary, Biography
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?
60. Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documentary (2012)
76 min | Documentary, Family, News
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 »
64. Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016)
201 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 222 | Gross: $0.04M
66. City of Ghosts (2017)
R | 92 min | Documentary, War
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 »
Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.13M
67. Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)
100 min | Documentary
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 »
68. Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen (2013)
Unrated | 120 min | Documentary
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 »
69. Herb & Dorothy 50X50 (2013)
87 min | Documentary, Biography, News
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.
Votes: 47 | Gross: $0.01M
71. Rat Film (2016)
82 min | Documentary
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 »
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 »
73. I Am Another You (2017)
80 min | Documentary
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 »
74. AlphaGo (2017)
90 min | Documentary
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 »
76. Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)
TV-MA | 85 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 43 | Gross: $0.02M
78. Big Time (2017)
93 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 6 | Gross: $0.01M
79. Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness (2011)
Unrated | 93 min | Documentary
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 »
Votes: 158 | Gross: $0.91M
80. Tatsumi (2011)
Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama
A story based on the life and short stories of Yoshihiro Tatsumi, a mangaka known for his gekiga style of alternate Japanese manga.
81. Art Is... The Permanent Revolution (2012)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
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 »
82. Tough Guys (II) (2017)
76 min | Documentary, Action, Sport
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.
83. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (2017)
94 min | Documentary
Literary icon Joan Didion reflects on her remarkable career and personal struggles in this intimate documentary directed by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.
84. Uncertain (I) (2015)
82 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama
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".
85. The Work (2017)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.01M