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1. A Huey P. Newton Story (2001 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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The story of how the radical Huey P. Newton developed the Black Panther Party based on his 10-point program for social reform.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, Rahum Brown, Georgina Ransley, Marlon Brando

Votes: 597

3. Cocalero (2007)

86 min | Documentary

7.0
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A documentary centered on the union formed by Bolivian farmers in response to their government's (which was urged by the U.S.) effort eradicate coca crops, and the man who would come to represent them, Evo Morales.

Director: Alejandro Landes | Stars: Alex Contreras, Javier Escalas, Adriana Gil, Alvaro García Lineras

Votes: 238

4. Comizi d'amore (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.5
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Microphone in hand, Pier Paolo Pasolini asks Italians to talk about sex: he asks children where babies come from, young and old women if they are men's equals, men and women if a woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Lello Bersani, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Musatti

Votes: 959

5. Crónicas palestinas (2001)

50 min | Documentary

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Director: Miguel Littin | Star: Dauno Tótoro

6. De nadie (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.7
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The story of a Central American immigrant's difficult journey to the United States in search for a better life.

Director: Tin Dirdamal

Votes: 151

7. Digna: Hasta el último aliento (2004)

117 min | Documentary

6.8
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Director: Felipe Cazals | Star: Vanessa Bauche

Votes: 37

8. Impunity (2010)

85 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the war in Colombia. It explores the role and actions of the AUC, paramilitary group.

Directors: Juan José Lozano, Hollman Morris | Stars: Jean Leclerc, Nathan Willcocks

Votes: 45

9. Iran Is Not the Problem (2008)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, War

7.2
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A response to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Newman | Stars: Antonia Juhasz, Larry Everest, Robert Gould, Michael Veiluva

Votes: 163

10. Iraq in Fragments (2006)

94 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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84 Metascore

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.

Director: James Longley | Stars: Mohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud, Muqtada al-Sadr, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,312 | Gross: $0.20M

11. La dignidad de los nadies (2005)

120 min | Documentary

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The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Star: Fernando E. Solanas

Votes: 248

12. La rabbia (1963)

104 min | Documentary

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"La Rabbia" employs documentary footage (from the 1950s) and accompanying commentary to attempt to answer the existential question, Why are our lives characterized by discontent, anguish, ... See full summary »

Directors: Giovanni Guareschi, Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Giorgio Bassani, Renato Guttuso, Gigi Artuso, Carlo Romano

Votes: 306

13. La rabbia di Pasolini (2008)

83 min | Documentary

7.5
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An attempt to reconstruct the complete version of Pier Paolo Pasolini's segment of La rabbia (1963).

Directors: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Bertolucci | Stars: Giorgio Bassani, Renato Guttuso, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Vittorio Magrelli

Votes: 102

14. La strada di Levi (2006)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.5
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68 Metascore

In February, 1945, Primo Levi (1919-1987) and other Auschwitz survivors set off for home. The journey took more then eight months. Sixty years later, a film crew retraces Levi's steps. ... See full summary »

Director: Davide Ferrario | Star: Umberto Orsini

Votes: 112

15. La vida loca (2008)

90 min | Documentary

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"La Vida Loca" reflects a depressing and hopeless reality. The documentary, by photojournalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda, follows some of the members of "la dieciocho", the so-called ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Poveda | Stars: José Roberto Martínez, Silvia Portillo López, Ana Burgos Arévalo, José Luis Rosales

Votes: 765

16. Le mura di Sana'a (1971)

13 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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The capital of Yemen, the city of Sana'a, holds an important part of history within its walls filled with medieval architecture and culture. But that same culture was about to disappear ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Star: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Votes: 244

17. Memoria de los silenciados: El baile rojo (2003)

56 min | Documentary

7.4
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In the mid-1980s, peace initiatives between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group, FARC, led the latter to disband after two decades of fighting and establish a legal-political ... See full synopsis »

Director: Yezid Campos

Votes: 21

18. Romper el cerco (2007)

47 min | Documentary

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Directors: Nicolás Défossé, Mario Viveros

Votes: 7

19. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,723 | Gross: $0.27M

20. The Green Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary on Iran's 2010 Green Revolution.

Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi | Stars: Mohsen Kadivar, Mitra Khalatbari, Shadi Sadr, Mehdi Mohseni

Votes: 277

21. Granito (2011)

103 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.2
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49 Metascore

A story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation's turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present.

Director: Pamela Yates

Votes: 82 | Gross: $0.04M

22. El color de los olivos (2006)

97 min | Documentary

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Like many Palestinian families, the Amers live surrounded by the infamous West Bank Wall where their daily lives are dominated by electrified fences, locks and a constant swarm of armed ... See full summary »

Director: Carolina Rivas | Stars: Asia Amer, Hani Amer, Hisham Amer, Ishak Amer

Votes: 68 | Gross: $0.00M

23. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006– )

TV-MA | 255 min | Documentary

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An examination of the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Darleen Asevedo, Jay Asevedo, Shelton Shakespear Alexander, Lee Arnold

Votes: 3,794

24. Wild Blue Yonder (2007)

70 min | Documentary

6.4
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A portrait of the late documentarian David Maysles by his daughter, Celia.

Director: Celia Maysles | Stars: Albert Maysles, David Maysles

Votes: 33

25. Come un uomo sulla terra (2008)

60 min | Documentary

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Since 2003 Italy and Europe have asked Libya to stop the African migrants. What are the Libyan police really doing? What do thousands of African men and women suffer? And why does everybody pretend they do not know about it?

Directors: Andrea Segre, Dagmawi Yimer | Stars: Damallash Amtataw, Negga Demitse, Johannes Eyob, Fikirte Inghida

Votes: 14

26. Bolivia para todos (2009)

94 min | Documentary

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Director: Cristian Jure

27. Falsos positivos (2009)

55 min | Documentary

8.7
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On October 2008 a huge scandal shakes Colombia; Falsos Positivos.

Directors: Simone Bruno, Dado Carillo

Votes: 14

28. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)

97 min | Drama

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Sergio (Sergio Corrieri), through his life following the departure of his wife, parents and friends in the wake of the Bay of Pigs incident. Alone in a brave new world, Sergio observes the ... See full summary »

Director: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea | Stars: Sergio Corrieri, Daisy Granados, Eslinda Núñez, Omar Valdés

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Ticket to Jerusalem (2002)

85 min | Drama

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63 Metascore

This inspired hybrid of documentary and fiction follows Jabir, who runs a mobile cinema from his old truck throughout the West Bank while his wife works to bring emergency medical care to ... See full summary »

Director: Rashid Masharawi | Stars: Gassan Abbas, Areen Omari, George Ibrahim, Reem Ilo

Votes: 162

30. Blood of the Condor (1969)

70 min | Crime, Drama

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The reaction of an indigenous community against a group of foreigners who under the guise of development assistance are forcibly sterilizing the peasant women.

Director: Jorge Sanjinés | Stars: Marcelino Yanahuaya, Benedicta Mendoza, Vicente Verneros Salinas, Danielle Caillet

Votes: 333

31. Shooting Silvio (2006)

96 min

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Centers on a young, rich, outlandish orphan who decides to kill media tycoon and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, one of the wealthiest people in the world.

Director: Berardo Carboni | Stars: Federico Rosati, Sofia Vigliar, Alessandro Haber, Antonino Iuorio

Votes: 120

32. Presunto culpable (2008)

87 min | Documentary

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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Votes: 1,236

33. 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: 55,938 | Gross: $3.29M

34. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

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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: 45,028

35. Maquilapolis (2006)

60 min | Documentary

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Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, and it is there that they try to balance the struggle for survival with their own radicalization in this documentary.

Directors: Sergio de la Torre, Vicky Funari

Votes: 81

36. Crude (2009)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

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75 Metascore

The story of lawsuit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorans against Chevron over contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Dan Ashley, Pablo Fajardo, Kent Robertson, German Yanez

Votes: 761 | Gross: $0.17M

37. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

8.0
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82 Metascore

Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.

Director: Anders Østergaard | Stars: George W. Bush, Ko Muang, Aung San Suu Kyi

Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $0.05M

38. Tiexi qu (2002)

551 min | Documentary

8.6
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The impact of the decline of heavy industry on workers and their families in the Tiexi district of Shenyang, China, at the turn of the 21st century, documented unflinchingly by a fly-on-the-wall camera.

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 798

39. Overdos (2010)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, News

7.8
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In times of crisis people seek strong leaders and simple solutions. But what happens when their solutions are identical to the mistakes that caused the very crisis?

Director: Martin Borgs | Star: Johan Norberg

Votes: 361

40. A Syrian Love Story (2015)

76 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 542

41. Afghanistan (2010)

110 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

7.4
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Before the Taliban? Before the Soviet invasion? What was there in Afghanistan before the wars? This documentary looks at the country from 1955 to 1978 through rare archival footage and ... See full summary »

Director: Yama Rahimi | Stars: Farida Mahwash & The Kabul Ensemble, Ahmad Zahir, Khanum Zheela

Votes: 9

42. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,554 | Gross: $0.12M

43. Al otro lado (2005)

70 min | Documentary

7.6
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66 Metascore

Told using Mexico's 200 year-old tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States.

Director: Natalia Almada

Votes: 53

44. Arna's Children (2004)

84 min | Documentary

8.2
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73 Metascore

Juliano Mer Khamis' documentary on his mother, Arna, an activist against the Israeli occupation who founded an alternative education system for Palestinian children.

Directors: Danniel Danniel, Juliano Mer-Khamis | Star: Arna Mer Khamis

Votes: 202

45. Belonging (2006)

68 min | Documentary

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Tariq Nasir has achieved what few narratives of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict ever do. He has told a story that humanizes the Palestinians without romanticizing them, and he has filmed a... See full summary »

Director: Tariq Nasir

46. Black Block (2011)

76 min | Documentary

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Genoa 2001: As the G8 Summit drew to a close and the press and politicians departed, 300 riot police stormed the Diaz School looking for members of the infamous Black Block.

Director: Carlo A. Bachschmidt | Stars: Lena Zuhlke, Chabi Noqueras, Michael Gieser, Niels Martensen

Votes: 82

47. Brother Number One (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

8.2
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Through Olympian Rob Hamill's personal story, Brother Number One explores how and why nearly 2 million Cambodians were killed by a fanatical left-wing regime known as the Khmer Rouge.

Directors: Annie Goldson, Peter Gilbert | Stars: Rob Hamill, Kulikar Sotho, Guek Eav 'Comrade Duch' Kaing, Rachel Hamill

Votes: 39

48. Bulaq (2011)

25 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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On the 25th 2011 January thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, sparking what we call now the Egyptian Revolution. Only a few hundred meters far from the world-famous ... See full summary »

Directors: Fabio Lucchini, Davide Morandini

Votes: 5

49. Burma VJ: Reporter i et lukket land (2008)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

8.0
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82 Metascore

Using smuggled footage, this documentary tells the story of the 2007 protests in Burma by thousands of monks.

Director: Anders Østergaard | Stars: George W. Bush, Ko Muang, Aung San Suu Kyi

Votes: 2,200 | Gross: $0.05M

50. Campesinos (1975)

50 min | Documentary

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Directors: Marta Rodríguez, Jorge Silva

51. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 38,124 | Gross: $14.36M

52. 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: 15,264 | Gross: $0.70M

53. Catastroika (2012)

87 min | Documentary

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The creators of Debtocracy, analyze the shifting of state assets to private hands. They travel round the world gathering data on privatization and search for clues on the day after Greece's massive privatization program.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Dean Baker, Alex Callinicos, Costas Douzinas, Ben Fine

Votes: 443

54. 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: 13,064 | Gross: $5.23M

55. Ceuta, douce prison (2013)

90 min | Documentary

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Blocked in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in the North of Morocco, five emigration candidates (from Cameroon, Somalia, Chad and India)are waiting. They are only fourteen kilometers from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Millet, Loïc H. Rechi | Stars: Guy, Iqbal, Marius, Nür

Votes: 5

56. Chircales (1972)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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This film documents the life of a family of brick makers in the outskirts of Bogotá, using the personal experience of the Castañeda family to expose the exploitation of manual laborers. ... See full summary »

Directors: Marta Rodríguez, Jorge Silva

Votes: 90

57. Debtocracy (2011)

75 min | Documentary

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Debtocracy seeks the causes of the Greek debt crisis and proposes solutions sidelined by the government and the dominant media. It follows countries like Ecuador that created debt Audit Commissions and tracks this process in Greece.

Directors: Aris Chatzistefanou, Katerina Kitidi | Stars: Samir Amin, Hugo Arias, Alain Badiou, Gerard Dumenil

Votes: 654

58. El lugar más pequeño (2011)

100 min | Documentary

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The inhabitants of a small town in El Salvador relive their life experiences during the civil war while remembering their loved ones.

Director: Tatiana Huezo

Votes: 99

59. El sol del membrillo (1992)

133 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life, he has worked on the same theme many times, almost as if it were a ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Antonio López, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, María López

Votes: 1,368

60. 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: 55,938 | Gross: $3.29M

61. Fados (2007)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Musical

7.2
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70 Metascore

A drama steeped in Portugal's Fado music culture.

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Chico Buarque, Camané, Carlos do Carmo, Lila Downs

Votes: 673 | Gross: $0.13M

62. Fire in the Blood (2013)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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68 Metascore

An intricate tale of "medicine, monopoly and malice", FIRE IN THE BLOOD tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the... See full summary »

Director: Dylan Mohan Gray | Stars: Zackie Achmat, Peter Mugyenyi, Bill Clinton, William Hurt

Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.03M

63. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,266 | Gross: $0.11M

64. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,224 | Gross: $0.10M

65. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker | Stars: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Abol Pach

Votes: 2,595 | Gross: $0.28M

66. Il sangue verde (2010)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.8
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January 2010, Rosarno, Calabria. Widely publicized immigrant riots exposed the unjust and squalid conditions that thousands of African laborers, exploited by an economy controlled by '... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Segre | Stars: Abraham Kwasi Appiah, Jamadu Bagayogo, John Kofi Boateng, Amadou Bodian

Votes: 14

67. In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution (2012)

TV-14 | 36 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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Shot in the center of Egypt's Tahrir Square from the beginning of the battles to the climax of the celebration, 'In Tahrir Square - 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution' helps audiences... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill | Stars: Mohamed Abdel Koddous, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, Hosni Mubarak

Votes: 102

68. In the Land of the Free... (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Bee, Robert King, Malik Rahim

Votes: 45

69. 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: 62,255 | Gross: $4.31M

70. La sierra (2005)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.7
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64 Metascore

A documentary on three young people who live in Medellín, Colombia, an area ruled by a gang with ties to the nation's paramilitary armies.

Directors: Scott Dalton, Margarita Martinez | Stars: Edison Flores, Jesús Martínez, Cielo Muñoz

Votes: 332

71. La toma (2011)

88 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Angus Gibson, Miguel Salazar | Star: Héctor Abad Faciolince

Votes: 19

72. Latcho Drom (1993)

103 min | Documentary, Music

8.2
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The journey of the Romany people told through musicians and dancers of India, Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, France, and Spain.

Director: Tony Gatlif | Star: La Caita

Votes: 1,603 | Gross: $1.03M

73. Les messagers (2014)

70 min | Documentary

6.2
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From the Sahara to Mellila, witnesses talk about how they narrowly escaped death, unlike their companions - all migrants who were literally and symbolically swallowed up by the frontier.

Directors: Hélène Crouzillat, Lætitia Tura

Votes: 5

74. Mare chiuso (2012)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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In 2009 Berlusconi and Gaddafi signed an agreement to control migration flows between Italy and Libya. Since then, all migrants intercepted at sea by the Italian navy were forcibly pushed ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Segre, Stefano Liberti

Votes: 37

75. Memoria del saqueo (2004)

120 min | Documentary

8.0
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After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1983, successive democratic governments launched a series of reforms purporting to turn Argentina into the world's most liberal and prosperous... See full summary »

Director: Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Fernando E. Solanas, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 864

76. Missing Young Woman (2001)

74 min | Documentary

7.6
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This gripping documentary investigates the disappearance of young women from assembly plants that line the Mexican-American border

Director: Lourdes Portillo

Votes: 122

77. Mojados: Through the Night (2004)

65 min | Documentary

7.2
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59 Metascore

'Mojados: Through the Night' traces the journey across the desert of four Mexican illegal immigrants hoping to find work in the US.

Director: Tommy Davis | Stars: Guapo, Oso, Tigre, Viejo

Votes: 186

78. Morir de pie (2011)

74 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Jacaranda Correa

Votes: 19

79. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.8
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $0.16M

80. No Hubo Tiempo Para la Tristeza (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Jorge Mario Betancur

Votes: 11

81. Nuestra voz de tierra, memoria y futuro (1982)

Documentary

8.3
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Directors: Marta Rodríguez, Jorge Silva | Stars: Fernando Vélez, Eulogio Gurrute, Julian Avirama

Votes: 9

82. Nunca más (2001)

56 min | Documentary

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A documentary about the struggles of Colombian peasants in the province of Chocó who are caught in the middle of an armed conflict between the military, guerrillas and other paramilitary groups.

Directors: Fernando Restrepo Castañeda, Marta Rodríguez

83. Occupation 101 (2006)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

Directors: Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish | Stars: James Akins, Arik Ascherman, Bishop Barltlett Jr., Phyllis Bennis

Votes: 1,617

84. On the Road to Downtown (2012)

52 min | Documentary

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Director: Sharif El-Bindari

85. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 7,714 | Gross: $0.41M

86. Río arriba (2005)

72 min | Documentary

6.3
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A debuting filmmaker makes trekking, talks with indigenous about their need of land and looks at their traditions.

Director: Ulises De la Orden | Star: Ulises De la Orden

Votes: 46

87. Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News (2002)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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The impact of consumer video equipment on international political activism efforts.

Directors: Katerina Cizek, Peter Wintonick | Star: Katerina Cizek

Votes: 17

88. South of the Border (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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45 Metascore

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tariq Ali, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 2,631 | Gross: $0.17M

89. Tahrir 2011 (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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Months after Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Egyptians country-wide seem determined to maintain the insurgency until their demands are met.

Directors: Ayten Amin, Tamer Ezzat, Amr Salama

Votes: 189

90. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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89 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 28,512 | Gross: $0.49M

91. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 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: 19,081 | Gross: $1.88M

92. The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

62 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Did Jesus exist? This film starts with that question, then goes on to examine Christianity as a whole.

Director: Brian Flemming | Stars: Sam Harris, Robert M. Price, Richard Carrier, Earl Doherty

Votes: 4,723

93. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.9
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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 715

94. The Land Between (I) (2014)

78 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.6
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THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by ... See full summary »

Director: David Fedele

Votes: 7

95. La maleta mexicana (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.7
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The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff | Stars: Ernest Alós, Juan Diego Botto, Antonio de la Fuente Ferraz

Votes: 192

96. The Price of Sex (2011)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by survivors; a film that gives a voice to women who ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Chakarova | Star: Mimi Chakarova

Votes: 143

97. The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012)

70 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais, an intelligent commentator on the changing times in Yemen, offering poignant ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McAllister

Votes: 109

98. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,763 | Gross: $0.32M

99. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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83 Metascore

The life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.

Directors: Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders | Stars: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Lélia Wanick Salgado, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Votes: 15,497 | Gross: $1.34M

100. The Soul of a Man (2003)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Chris Thomas King, Keith B. Brown, James Hughes, David F. Hughes

Votes: 727