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1. Sonic Outlaws (1995)

87 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Craig Baldwin | Stars: Lloyd Dunn, Chris Grigg, Mark Hosler, Don Joyce

Votes: 138

2. Reassemblage: From the Firelight to the Screen (1983)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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A short film which documents the lives of women in a rural Senegal.

Director: T. Minh-ha Trinh

Votes: 271

3. The War Game (1965 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

8.1
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A docudrama depicting a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain.

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Michael Aspel, Peter Graham, Kathy Staff, Peter Watkins

Votes: 5,305

4. Ritorno a Lisca Bianca (1983 TV Short)

8 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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Twenty-three years after L'Avventura (1960), Michelangelo Antonioni returns to Lisca Bianca Island. The rarefied atmosphere of Lea's disappearance is recalled by some audio excerpts from the original movie.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari

Votes: 37

5. Rien que les heures (1926)

45 min | Documentary

7.2
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The life of a great city (Paris) from dawn until dusk, including the beautiful and the ragged, the rich and the poor, with little or no comment (intertitles) from the director, Cavalcanti (whose first film this was).

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Blanche Bernis, Nina Chousvalowa, Philippe Hériat, Clifford McLaglen

Votes: 348

6. À propos de Nice (1930)

Not Rated | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

7.5
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What starts off as a conventional travelogue turns into a satirical portrait of the town of Nice on the French Cote d'Azur, especially its wealthy inhabitants.

Directors: Boris Kaufman, Jean Vigo

Votes: 3,047

7. Las Hurdes (1933)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O'Neill

Votes: 4,150

8. The Seahorse (1934)

15 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Examines the sea horse, the only fish that swims upright. We watch it use its prehensile tail to wrap around plants and other sea horses. A frontal bulge houses organs including an air ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Painlevé

Votes: 408

9. Chronicle of a Summer (1961)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Real-life individuals discuss topics on society, happiness in the working class among others and with those testimonies the filmmakers create fictional moments based on their interviews. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch | Stars: Angelo, Nadine Ballot, Régis Debray, Jacques

Votes: 1,870

French, Cinéma vérité

10. Le sang des bêtes (1949)

22 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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An early example of ultra-realism, this movie contrasts the quiet, bucolic life in the outskirts of Paris with the harsh, gory conditions inside the nearby slaughterhouses. Describes the ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Georges Hubert, Nicole Ladmiral, Alfred Macquart, Maurice Griselle

Votes: 1,843

11. Hôtel des Invalides (1952)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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A tour of the Hotel des Invalides, and more particularly of the Army Museum and the Saint Louis Chapel. From François I's armor to Guynemer's airplane, to Napoleon's and Marshall Foch's ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Star: Michel Simon

Votes: 273

12. Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh (1995)

328 min | Documentary

7.8
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Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Star: Aleksandr Sokurov

Votes: 143

13. Level Five (1997)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Romance, War

7.1
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87 Metascore

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Ôshima, Ju'nishi Ushiyama

Votes: 566 | Gross: $0.02M

14. Le tombeau d'Alexandre (1993)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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This documentary tells the story of film director Aleksandr Medvedkin, throughout his life a sincere believer in communism, whose films were repeatedly banned in the Soviet Union. Modern ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Léonor Graser, Nikolai Izvolov, Kira Paramonova, Viktor Dyomin

Votes: 500

15. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov | Star: Mikhail Kaufman

Votes: 17,794

16. Sans Soleil (1983)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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A woman narrates the contemplative writings of a seasoned world traveler, focusing on contemporary Japan.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Florence Delay, Arielle Dombasle, Riyoko Ikeda, Charlotte Kerr

Votes: 7,635 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Nanook of the North (1922)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.7
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In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuits living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty | Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Cunayou, Allegoo

Votes: 8,777

18. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
Episode: Cathy Come Home (1966)

75 min | Drama

8.0
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Cathy loses her home, husband and eventually her child through the inflexibility of the British welfare system.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Carol White, Ray Brooks, Winifred Dennis, Wally Patch

Votes: 776

19. Primary (1960)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Cinéma vérité feature that follows presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy and Hubert H. Humphrey during the 1960 Wisconsin primary.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: Robert Drew, Hubert H. Humphrey, Muriel Buck Humphrey, Joseph Julian

Votes: 838

20. North Sea (1938)

Approved | 24 min | Drama, Documentary, Short

6.1
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A dramatic reconstruction of the fishing trawler 'John Gillman' in trouble in a storm.

Director: Harry Watt | Star: Bill Blewitt

Votes: 98

21. Target for Tonight (1941)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

6.6
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The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

Director: Harry Watt

Votes: 205

22. ...No Lies (1973)

R | 16 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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A young filmmaking student turns his camera on a female friend as she gets ready to go out for the night. His questions strip away the young woman's defenses, and soon she reveals her ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Block | Stars: Shelby Leverington, Alec Hirschfeld

Votes: 310

23. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 18,081 | Gross: $1.21M