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1. 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: 55,413 | Gross: $3.29M

2. Festival Express (2003)

R | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.6
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85 Metascore

The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

Directors: Bob Smeaton, Frank Cvitanovich | Stars: Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Band, Rick Danko

Votes: 1,947 | Gross: $1.17M

3. The Art of the Steal (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary

7.7
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75 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,998 | Gross: $0.54M

4. Best Worst Movie (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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61 Metascore

A look at the making of the film Troll 2 (1990) and its journey from being crowned the "worst film of all time" to a cherished cult classic.

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson | Stars: George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox

Votes: 6,675 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Tales of the Rat Fink (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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67 Metascore

The life and times of famed hot rod & custom car designer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.

Director: Ron Mann | Stars: John Goodman, Ted Rosnick, Alex Xydias, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 210

6. Murderball (2005)

R | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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87 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 9,319 | Gross: $1.52M

7. The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A chronicle of the impact early movie special effects had on star creators of future sci-fi films.

Director: Paul Davids | Stars: Peter Jackson, Ray Harryhausen, Leonard Maltin, Forrest J. Ackerman

Votes: 371

8. Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Sport

7.7
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76 Metascore

Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team.

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

Votes: 10,982 | Gross: $1.29M

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

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

8.2
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87 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 20,476 | Gross: $4.19M

10. 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

11. The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2009)

Unrated | 102 min | Documentary

7.1
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70 Metascore

Phil Spector is a pioneer of American music, a legendary producer to John Lennon and Tina Turner, and, as of April 13th 2009, a convicted murderer. Yet the Spector who appears in Vikram ... See full summary »

Director: Vikram Jayanti | Stars: Lana Clarkson, Bobby Hatfield, Bill Medley, Ronma Perry

Votes: 190

12. Penthouse Satin & Lace (1992 Video)

54 min | Adult

8.0
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An erotic history of lingerie. Seventeen sensual women take you on a journey into sheer eroticism! Lie back, slip into something comfortable and get ready to savor a sexy array of lingerie ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Blake | Stars: Melissa Brooks, Chastity, Felipe Chaves, Debra Colombo

Votes: 41

13. American Swing (2008)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

6.2
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59 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of 1970s New York City nightclub Plato's Retreat.

Directors: Jon Hart, Mathew Kaufman | Stars: Bryce Britton, Irwin Corey, William Davidson, Dan Dorfman

Votes: 521 | Gross: $0.03M

14. 9 to 5: Days in Porn (2008)

Not Rated | 113 min | Documentary

6.4
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9to5 - Days in Porn focuses on the people behind a controversial and multi-billion dollar industry "The Adult Entertainment industry". It depicts their stories, each one different, ... See full summary »

Director: Jens Hoffmann | Stars: Otto Bauer, Audrey Hollander, Belladonna, Jim Powers

Votes: 1,874

15. Wild Man Blues (1997)

PG | 105 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

7.0
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Soon-Yi Previn, Dan Barrett

Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $0.43M

16. The Real Cancun (2003)

R | 96 min | Documentary

2.7
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34 Metascore

Sixteen American college students drink, flirt, fight and canoodle during their Spring Break vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Director: Rick de Oliveira | Stars: Benjamin Fletcher, Nicole Frilot, Roxanne Frilot, David Ingber

Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $3.71M

17. Fake Orgasm (2010)

85 min | Documentary

5.9
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An examination of why people feign sexual pleasure.

Director: Jo Sol | Stars: Lazlo Pearlman, Veronika Arauzo, Lydia Lunch, Jango Edwards

Votes: 105

18. The Dark Side of Porn (2005– )
Episode: Hunting Emmanuelle (2006)

60 min | Documentary

6.3
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This documentary follows the concept of the groundbreaking 1974 movie Emmanuelle, through to its release, its cultural impact, and the large amount of sequels and impersonations.

Director: Jan Wellmann | Stars: Jan Wellmann, Jacques Itah, Just Jaeckin, Sylvia Kristel

Votes: 48

19. Stop Making Sense (1984)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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89 Metascore

An innovative concert movie for the rock group The Talking Heads.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: David Byrne, Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steven Scales

Votes: 9,368 | Gross: $4.98M

20. Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Music

6.2
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Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990.

Director: Alek Keshishian | Stars: Madonna, Donna DeLory, Niki Harris, Luis Camacho

Votes: 7,827 | Gross: $15.01M

21. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,418

22. Trekkies (1997)

PG | 86 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 4,548 | Gross: $0.32M

23. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.7
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,737 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 18,612 | Gross: $1.33M

25. 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: 61,571 | Gross: $4.31M

26. 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: 7,705 | Gross: $0.19M

27. Killing in the Name (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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In 2005, a suicide bomber walked into Ashraf's wedding, killing 27 people. Now he is on a quest to confront terrorism around the globe.

Director: Jed Rothstein

Votes: 69

28. Poster Girl (2010)

Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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Apple pie cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War, Sgt. Robynn Murray comes home to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated.

Director: Sara Nesson

Votes: 293

29. Sun Come Up (2011)

38 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.2
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Sun Come Up tells the story of some of the world's first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders. The film follows relocation leader Ursula Rakova and a group of young families as ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Redfearn

Votes: 58

30. The Warriors of Qiugang (2010)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Villagers in a remote district of central China take on a chemical company that is poisoning their water and air. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Zhang Gongli, Wang Yongcui

Votes: 136

31. Strangers No More (2010)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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In the heart of Tel Aviv, there is an exceptional school where children from forty-eight different countries and diverse backgrounds come together to learn. Many of the students arrive at ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon

Votes: 170

32. 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: 2,190 | Gross: $0.05M

33. 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: 43,052 | Gross: $0.86M

34. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 45,799 | Gross: $4.42M

35. The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009)

92 min | Documentary

7.8
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75 Metascore

"The Most Dangerous Man in America" is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of ... See full summary »

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Peter Arnett, Ben Bagdikian, Ann Beeson, John Dean

Votes: 2,038 | Gross: $0.45M

36. Which Way Home (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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"Which Way Home" is a feature documentary film that follows unaccompanied child migrants, on their journey through Mexico, as they try to reach the United States. We follow children like ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Cammisa

Votes: 960

37. China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (2009 TV Short)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 270

38. The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner (2009)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Documentary following assisted suicide ballot initiative in Washington State.

Director: Daniel Junge | Stars: Booth Gardner, Katherine Bragdon, Dia Armenta, Anne Martens

Votes: 50

39. The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (2009 TV Short)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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To the residents of Moraine, Ohio, General Motors was more than just a car company, it was the lifeblood of a community. In the wake of GM's 2008 announcement that it was closing the plant,... See full summary »

Directors: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert | Stars: Popeye Hurst, Kim Clay, Kate Geiger, Kathe Day

Votes: 273

40. Music by Prudence (2010)

33 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.6
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Prudence Mabhena leads a group of young, disabled Africans who inspire others with their music, proving that disability does not mean inability.

Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Farai Mabhande, Prudence Mabhena, Energy Maburutse, Marvelous Mbulo

Votes: 97

41. Królik po berlinsku (2009)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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The untold story about wild rabbits which lived between the Berlin Walls.

Director: Bartosz Konopka

Votes: 604

42. The Betrayal - Nerakhoon (2008)

96 min | Documentary

7.3
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78 Metascore

The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the U.S. during the Vietnam War. Kuras has spent the last 23 years chronicling the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ellen Kuras, Thavisouk Phrasavath | Star: Thavisouk Phrasavath

Votes: 364

43. 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: 15,113 | Gross: $0.94M

44. The Garden (I) (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

7.4
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From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa

Votes: 650 | Gross: $0.03M

45. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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89 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 45,613 | Gross: $2.96M

46. Trouble the Water (2008)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

A redemptive tale of an aspiring rap artist surviving failed levees and her own troubled past and seizing a chance for a new beginning.

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin | Stars: Michael Brown, George W. Bush, Julie Chen, Ray Nagin

Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $0.52M

47. The Conscience of Nhem En (2008)

34 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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An intimate look at Cambodia 30 years after the end of the Khmer Rouge's reign.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Nhem En, Chim Math, Bou Meng, Chum Mey

Votes: 39

48. The Final Inch (2009)

38 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Fifty years after the development of the polio vaccine in the United States, the potentially crippling polio virus still finds refuge in some of the world's most vulnerable places, poised ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky | Stars: Ashfaq Bhat, Mikail Davenport, Munzareen Fatima, Michael Galway

Votes: 47

49. Smile Pinki (2008)

39 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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A destitute Indian child meets a social worker who makes it possible for her to obtain free surgery to cure her cleft lip.

Director: Megan Mylan | Stars: Anti Chauhan, Ghutaru Chauhan, Virendra Kumar Das, Ravi Anand Manya

Votes: 378

50. The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306 (2008)

32 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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On April 4,1968, the Revered Samuel "Billy" Kyles stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee and bore witness to his brutal assassination. Through Rev. Kyles' recollect

Director: Adam Pertofsky | Stars: Benjamin Hooks, Samuel Kyles, Maxine Smith

Votes: 57

51. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,623 | Gross: $1.43M

52. Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007)

81 min | Documentary

7.2
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A unique documentary about troops' experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, based on writings by soldiers, Marines, and air men. Some writings were published in the New Yorker in summer 2006. A... See full summary »

Director: Richard Robbins | Stars: Sharon D. Allen, Beau Bridges, Colby Buzzell, Richard Currey

Votes: 379

53. 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: 12,428 | Gross: $0.27M

54. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

Votes: 1,070 | Gross: $0.11M

55. Freeheld (2007)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner - Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Wade | Stars: Laurel Hester, Stacie Andree, Dane B. Wells, Steven Goldstein

Votes: 268

56. La corona (2008)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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The contestants are murderers, guerrillas, and thieves. The winner will be crowned Queen, but she won't be invited on a press tour as a role model for young girls. Instead, she will be escorted back to her cell.

Directors: Amanda Micheli, Isabel Vega

Votes: 92

57. Salim Baba (2007)

Not Rated | 15 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living using a hand-cranked projector to screen discarded ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Sternberg | Star: Salim Muhammad

Votes: 76

58. Sari's Mother (2006)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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An Iraqi mother seeks health care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS, against a background of war and occupation.

Director: James Longley

Votes: 95

59. 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: 8,908 | Gross: $30.58M

60. 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: 1,306 | Gross: $0.20M

61. 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: 24,231 | Gross: $0.90M

62. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price, Renato Gonclaves

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.03M

63. The Blood of Yingzhou District (2006)

38 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A year in the life of children in the Province of Anhui in China, who have lost their parents to AIDS. Traditional obligations to family and village collide with terror of the disease.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Huang Children, Gao Jun, Nan Nan

Votes: 230

64. Recycled Life (2006)

38 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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The dramatic and touching story of thousands of adults, children, and generations of families who have been living and working in the largest and most toxic landfill in Central America, the... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Star: Edward James Olmos

Votes: 80

65. Rehearsing a Dream (2006)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Support for the arts in America may be dwindling, but talent in our high schools isn't. Every year a group of the country's most gifted 17-year-old performing and visual artists - singled ... See full summary »

Directors: Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jacques d'Amboise

Votes: 34

66. Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story (2006)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.0
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In 1964, Leon Fleisher's career as a concert pianist was thriving. A seemingly minor accident - a cut on his right thumb - led to dystonia, the involuntary curling of his right hand's ring ... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Leon Fleisher, Daniel B. Drachman, Tessy Brungardt, Matt Haimovitz

Votes: 58

67. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,029 | Gross: $0.20M

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

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

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

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

Votes: 13,940

69. Street Fight (2005)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

8.1
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85 Metascore

This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in Newark, New Jersey in which a City Councilman, Cory Booker, attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Jen Bluestein, Cory Booker, Bill Bradley, Chris Christie

Votes: 1,645

70. The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (2004)

27 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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In 1994, a South African photojournalist received the Pulitzer Prize for his picture of a starving girl stalked by a vulture. Weeks later, he carried out a terrible, desperate act--an act that embodied the anguish of an entire nation.

Director: Dan Krauss

Votes: 114

71. God Sleeps in Rwanda (2005)

28 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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A powerful documentary about five women whose lives have been irrevocably altered by the Rwandan genocide. With the country left nearly 70% female in the wake of the massacres, "God Sleeps ... See full summary »

Directors: Kimberlee Acquaro, Stacy Sherman | Star: Rosario Dawson

Votes: 87

72. The Mushroom Club (2005)

35 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Keiji Nakazawa, Toshiko Saiki

Votes: 32

73. A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2005)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.9
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A biography of Poet Norman Corwin, and the events surrounding his powerful radio broadcast commemorating VE Day on May 8, 1945.

Director: Eric Simonson | Stars: Robert Altman, Norman Corwin, Walter Cronkite, Norman Lear

Votes: 78

74. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,337 | Gross: $3.41M

75. Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)

PG | 93 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.5
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81 Metascore

When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind.

Directors: Byambasuren Davaa, Luigi Falorni | Stars: Janchiv Ayurzana, Chimed Ohin, Amgaabazar Gonson, Zeveljamz Nyam

Votes: 5,588 | Gross: $1.74M

76. 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

77. Autism Is a World (2004 TV Short)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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A documentary on an autistic woman's inner world, her writing, and the friends she made while in college.

Director: Gerardine Wurzburg | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Sue Rubin

Votes: 116

78. The Children of Leningradsky (2005)

35 min | Short, Documentary

8.0
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AIDS, drug abuse, police brutality, and other social ills in post-Soviet Russia.

Directors: Andrzej Celinski, Hanna Polak

Votes: 570

79. Hardwood (2005)

29 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A film about the director's relationship with his father who was a team member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Director: Hubert Davis | Stars: Mel Davis, Aaron Dudley

Votes: 98

80. Mighty Times: The Children's March (2004)

40 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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The children of Baltimore, Maryland take to the streets for civil rights in 1963.

Director: Robert Houston | Stars: Dominiqua Alexis, Rico E. Anderson, Josh Evans, Sir Fappington

Votes: 73

81. Sister Rose's Passion (2004)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Celebrates Sister Rose Thering, for 67 years a Dominican nun. Her passion is anti-Semitism. Archival footage looks at her growing up in Wisconsin and taking the veil in her teens. ... See full summary »

Director: Oren Jacoby

Votes: 85

82. Balseros (2002)

120 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

The story of Cuban refugees who risked their lives in homemade rafts to reach the United States, and what life is like for those who succeed.

Directors: Carles Bosch, Josep Maria Domènech | Stars: Guillermo Armas, Maria Celeste Arraras, Rafael Cano, Fidel Castro

Votes: 532

83. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 20,881 | Gross: $3.12M

84. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,840 | Gross: $2.75M

85. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,169 | Gross: $0.56M

86. Asylum (II) (2003)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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Baba, a young Ghanaian woman, goes in search of her father for his blessing on her impending marriage. This turns to a nightmare as he insists she a different man, and that she undergo ... See full summary »

Director: Sandy McLeod

Votes: 28

87. Chernobyl Heart (2003)

39 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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This Academy Award-winning documentary takes a look at children born after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster who have been born with a deteriorated heart condition.

Director: Maryann DeLeo | Stars: William Novick, Adi Roche

Votes: 635

88. Ferry Tales (2003)

40 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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A documentary that focuses on the daily meetings between a group of commuters in the women's room of the Staten Island Ferry.

Director: Katja Esson

Votes: 55

89. Daughter from Danang (2002)

PG | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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77 Metascore

Separated at the end of the Vietnam war, an "Americanized" woman and her Vietnamese mother are reunited after 22 years.

Directors: Gail Dolgin, Vicente Franco | Stars: Mai Thi Kim, Heidi Neville-Bub, Gerald Ford, Tom Miller

Votes: 528

90. Prisoner of Paradise (2002)

PG | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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Documentary about Holocaust victim Kurt Gerron.

Directors: Malcolm Clarke, Stuart Sender | Stars: Ian Holm, Robert Lantz, Eleonore Hertzberg, Lone Koppel

Votes: 324

91. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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80 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 11,339 | Gross: $5.73M

92. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,766 | Gross: $10.76M

93. The Collector of Bedford Street (2002)

36 min | Documentary, Short

8.5
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The Collector of Bedford Street is an Academy Award® nominated short documentary that follows the filmmaker's 60 year old neighbor, Larry Selman, a community activist and fundraiser who has... See full summary »

Director: Alice Elliott | Stars: Marvin Richardson, Murray Schaul, Larry Selman

Votes: 45

94. Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks (2002)

40 min | Short, Drama

8.3
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Director: Robert Houston | Stars: Chris Moir, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Nick LaTour

Votes: 91

95. Twin Towers (2003)

34 min | Short

7.5
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Two brothers, one a firefighter, one a police officer, are remembered for their bravery in New York City on September 11.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Robert David Port | Star: Tommy Buda

Votes: 194

96. Why Can't We Be a Family Again? (2002)

27 min | Short, Documentary

7.4
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Two extraordinary brothers struggle to believe in their mother's love.

Directors: Murray Nossel, Roger Weisberg | Star: Ossie Davis

Votes: 60

97. 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

98. LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton (2001 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary

8.2
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78 Metascore

This documentary follows a Mississippi Delta school district and a single Delta family as they struggle against the crippling effects of poverty in the wake of more than one hundred years of slavery.

Directors: Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Albert Maysles | Stars: LaLee Wallace, Reggie Barnes

Votes: 193

99. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

Votes: 3,714

100. Promises (2001)

106 min | Documentary

8.5
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80 Metascore

Several Jewish and Palestinian children are followed for three years and put in touch with each other, in this alternative look at the Jewish-Palestinian conflict. The three filmmakers ... See full summary »

Directors: B.Z. Goldberg, Justine Shapiro, Carlos Bolado | Stars: Moishe Bar Am, B.Z. Goldberg, Shlomo Green, Sanabel Hassan

Votes: 2,452 | Gross: $0.24M