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1. Examined Life (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most ... See full summary »

Director: Astra Taylor | Stars: K. Anthony Appiah, Judith Butler, Michael Hardt, Martha Nussbaum

Votes: 1,375 | Gross: $0.12M

9/10

2. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,744 | Gross: $50.00M

9/10

3. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2007)

76 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Jackson travels to remote villages in the war zones of the Congo to meet rape survivors, providing a piercing, intimate look into the struggle of their lives.

Director: Lisa F. Jackson

Votes: 153

9/10

4. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.8
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,292

9/10

5. The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships (2008 Video)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary, Adult

5.8
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Examines the unprecedented role that commercial pornography occupies in American popular culture. The film explores what happens when images of sexual degradation are used for arousal.

Directors: Miguel Picker, Chyng Sun | Stars: Matthew Tennie, Gregory Mitchell, Stephanie Cleveland, Gabrielle Shaw

Votes: 272

9/10

6. Earth (2007)

G | 90 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Feature-length version of the documentary TV series Planet Earth (2006), following the migration paths of four animal families.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Stars: James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Anggun, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 13,352 | Gross: $38.05M

9/10

7. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary on insect life in meadows and ponds.

Directors: Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Jacques Perrin

Votes: 9,791 | Gross: $1.57M

9/10

8. African Cats (2011)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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61 Metascore

A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Mara

Votes: 5,484 | Gross: $15.42M

9/10

9. Born to Be Wild (2011)

G | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

This heartwarming film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them-saving endangered species one life at a time.

Director: David Lickley | Stars: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman, Chris Fries

Votes: 2,720 | Gross: $25.62M

9/10

10. Océans (2009)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Jacques Perrin, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 8,181 | Gross: $19.42M

9/10

11. 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: 1,615

9/10

12. Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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Acclaimed doctor James Orbinski, former head of Doctors Without Borders, returns to Africa to confront the harsh reality of conditions there and explores what it means to be a humanitarian.

Director: Patrick Reed

Votes: 118

9/10

13. Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

7.9
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A feature-length independent documentary that follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037- from forest floor to concert hall.

Director: Ben Niles | Stars: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Harry Connick Jr., Hélène Grimaud, Hank Jones

Votes: 354

9/10

14. 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: 7,640 | Gross: $1.43M

9/10

15. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 69,722 | Gross: $24.54M

9/10

16. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 118,330 | Gross: $119.19M

9/10

17. 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: 37,995 | Gross: $14.36M

9/10

18. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,759 | Gross: $21.24M

9/10

19. 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: 7,721 | Gross: $0.19M

9/10

20. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,044 | Gross: $6.41M

8/10

21. Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land (2004 Video)

80 min | Documentary

8.3
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57 Metascore

This video shows how the foreign policy interests of American political elites-working in combination with Israeli public relations stratgies-influence US news reporting about the Middle ... See full summary »

Directors: Sut Jhally, Bathsheba Ratzkoff | Stars: Seth Ackerman, Stav Adivi, Arik Ascherman, Hanan Ashrawi

Votes: 514

9/10

22. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,434 | Gross: $0.06M

8/10

23. War Photographer (2001)

96 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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79 Metascore

Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

Director: Christian Frei | Stars: James Nachtwey, Christiane Amanpour, Hans-Hermann Klare, Christiane Breustedt

Votes: 3,539

8/10

24. I.O.U.S.A. (2008)

PG | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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70 Metascore

Few are aware that America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. I.O.U.S.A. explores the country's shocking current fiscal condition and ways to avoid a national economic disaster.

Director: Patrick Creadon | Stars: Robert Bixby, Humphrey Bogart, Warren Buffett, George Bush

Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $0.82M

8/10

25. Herb & Dorothy (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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74 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.19M

8/10

26. Blindsight (I) (2006)

PG | 104 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.3
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72 Metascore

Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Gavin Attwood, Sally Berg, Sonam Bhumtso, Dachung

Votes: 601 | Gross: $0.09M

8/10

27. Faces (2008)

76 min | Documentary

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Director: Gérard Maximin

Votes: 8

9/10

28. American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein (2009)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.0
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71 Metascore

About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.

Directors: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier | Stars: Musa Abu-Hashhash, Nidal Barham, Noam Chomsky, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 680

8/10

29. Budrus (2009)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.8
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Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.

Director: Julia Bacha

Votes: 339 | Gross: $0.07M

8/10

30. War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death (2007)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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57 Metascore

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from ... See full summary »

Directors: Loretta Alper, Jeremy Earp | Stars: Spiro Agnew, Christiane Amanpour, Peter Arnett, Wolf Blitzer

Votes: 1,032

8/10

31. Bébé(s) (2010)

PG | 79 min | Documentary

7.1
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63 Metascore

A look at one year in the life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo.

Director: Thomas Balmès | Stars: Bayar, Hattie, Mari, Ponijao

Votes: 6,381 | Gross: $7.29M

8/10

32. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 12,438

8/10

33. 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: 13,532 | Gross: $3.41M

8/10

34. Gui tu lie che (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

A couple embarks on a journey home for Chinese new year along with 130 million other migrant workers, to reunite with their children and struggle for a future. Their unseen story plays out as China soars towards being a world superpower.

Director: Lixin Fan | Stars: Changhua Zhang, Yang Zhang, Suqin Chen, Qin Zhang

Votes: 3,069 | Gross: $0.29M

8/10

35. 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: 2,585 | Gross: $0.28M

8/10

36. Young@Heart (2007)

PG | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.9
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75 Metascore

A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians.

Directors: Stephen Walker, Sally George | Stars: Joe Benoit, Helen Boston, Louise Canady, Elaine Fligman

Votes: 3,682 | Gross: $3.96M

8/10

37. My Winnipeg (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

Fact, fantasy and memory are woven seamlessly together in this portrait of film-maker Guy Maddin's home town of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Darcy Fehr, Ann Savage, Louis Negin, Amy Stewart

Votes: 4,152 | Gross: $0.16M

8/10

38. 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: 2,059 | Gross: $0.45M

8/10

39. Le monde selon Monsanto (2008 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

8.1
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You do not have to believe that God exists, but you will after this movie know that the devil poster! Monsanto is the largest global company that produces agricultural products: pesticides,... See full summary »

Director: Marie-Monique Robin | Stars: David Baker, Ken Cook, David Carpenter, Robert Bellé

Votes: 1,566

8/10

40. The Singing Revolution (2006)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.4
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Most people don't think about singing when they think about revolutions. But song was the weapon of choice when, between 1986 and 1991, Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of ... See full summary »

Directors: James Tusty, Maureen Castle Tusty | Stars: Heiki Ahonen, Gustav Ernesaks, Linda Hunt, Mari-Ann Kelam

Votes: 548 | Gross: $0.33M

8/10

41. 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: 61,972 | Gross: $4.31M

8/10

42. Russian Lessons (2010)

110 min | Documentary

7.7
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The film starts as a journey by the two directors-protagonists. Olga and Andrei, on the two sides of the frontline during the Russian-Georgian was in August 2008. A film on such a hot ... See full summary »

Directors: Olga Konskaya, Andrey Nekrasov | Stars: Vissarion Apliaa, Valery Gergiev, Olga Konskaya, Marat Kulakhmetov

Votes: 153

8/10

43. Inside Hana's Suitcase (2009)

93 min | Documentary

7.7
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59 Metascore

INSIDE HANA'S SUITCASE A Theatrical Documentary Synopsis "Inside Hana's Suitcase", is the poignant story of two young children who grew up in pre-WWII Czechoslovakia and the terrible events... See full summary »

Director: Larry Weinstein | Stars: Jindriska Hanusová, Linda Drexlerova, Daniel Hajek, Karim Tarakji

Votes: 111

8/10

44. The Human Behavior Experiments (2006 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

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Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Thomas Blass, Herbert Winer, Buddy Stump, Donna Summers

Votes: 266

8/10

45. Mein Kampf (1960)

111 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.8
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"Mein Kampf" presents the raising and fall of the Third Reich, showing mainly the destruction of Poland and the life Hitler, which is told since he was a mediocre student and frustrated ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin Leiser | Stars: Claude Stephenson, Louis Arbessier, Heinrich Brüning, Friedrich Ebert

Votes: 303

8/10

46. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 835

8/10

47. Good Hair (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

Director: Jeff Stilson | Stars: Chris Rock, Maya Angelou, Al Sharpton, Tanya Crumel

Votes: 4,980 | Gross: $4.16M

8/10

48. The Day After Peace (2008)

82 min | Documentary

7.4
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Against all the odds an individual manages to create an annual global 'Peace Day'; but can he inspire an actual ceasefire and silence the cynics by proving the day can actually save lives?

Director: Jeremy Gilley | Stars: Michael Douglas, Jeremy Gilley, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law

Votes: 77

7/10

49. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,586 | Gross: $0.01M

8/10

50. 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: 46,006 | Gross: $2.96M

8/10

51. 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: 43,214 | Gross: $0.86M

8/10

52. Ce qu'il reste de nous (2004)

77 min | Documentary

7.9
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A Tibetan-Canadian returns to her homeland to smuggle a secret message from the Dalai Lama and to document the occupation and cultural genocide of Tibet by China.

Directors: Hugo Latulippe, François Prévost | Stars: The Dalai Lama, Kalsang Dolma

Votes: 196

8/10

53. American Psyche (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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American Psyche seeks to find the every-day American perspective on social and political life in America following the events of 9/11. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, two ... See full summary »

Director: Paul van den Boom | Stars: Katherine J. Eakin, Mahnaz M. Shabbir, Rene Doria, Peter Koper

Votes: 77

8/10

54. Maradona by Kusturica (2008)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

6.7
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A documentary on Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona, regarded by many as the world's greatest modern player.

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Ernesto Cantu, Fidel Castro, Manu Chao, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 4,963

8/10

55. Ruz-egar-e ma (2002)

65 min

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Director: Rakhshan Banietemad | Stars: Pegah Ahangarani, Arezu Bayat, Reza Davoudnejad, Ehsan Delaviz

Votes: 85

8/10

56. My Blood My Compromise (2007)

62 min | Documentary

7.8
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Reveals a vivid portrait of Kosova's conditions after seven years of UN intervention: the enduring pain, the security and the ongoing struggle for independence.

Director: Nuhi de Stani | Stars: Kadri Dellova, Adem Demaçi, Oliver Ivanovich, Bajram Kosumi

Votes: 25

8/10

57. Darfur Now (2007)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

6.9
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66 Metascore

An examination of the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

Director: Ted Braun | Stars: Don Cheadle, Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar, Hawa Abaker

Votes: 664 | Gross: $0.11M

8/10

58. Of Time and the City (2008)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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81 Metascore

A filmmaker looks at the history and transformation of his birthplace, Liverpool, England.

Director: Terence Davies | Star: Terence Davies

Votes: 1,648 | Gross: $0.03M

7/10

59. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2005)

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

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter, with performances by those musicians he has influenced.

Director: Lian Lunson | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Bono, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright

Votes: 1,937 | Gross: $1.04M

7/10

60. Terror's Advocate (2007)

Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Jacques Vergès, Klaus Barbie, Barbet Schroeder, Bassam Abu Sharif

Votes: 1,359 | Gross: $0.04M

7/10

61. In This World (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.4
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75 Metascore

In February 2002 in the Shamshatoo Refugee Camp in the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan, there are 53,000 refugees living in sub-human conditions since 1979 with the Soviet Union ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Jamal Udin Torabi, Enayatullah, Imran Paracha, Hiddayatullah

Votes: 3,853

7/10

62. Art & Copy (2009)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

6.8
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62 Metascore

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney, Lee Clow

Votes: 1,615

7/10

63. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.2
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68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,601 | Gross: $1.76M

7/10

64. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.4
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 4,884 | Gross: $0.01M

7/10

65. Global Metal (2008)

93 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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A continued examination of the heavy metal subculture focusing on the adaptation and performance of heavy metal in various global communities, and how the increased import of Western cultural forms has impacted new global markets.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Tom Araya, Ken Ayugai, Rafael Bittencourt, Max Cavalera

Votes: 4,090

7/10

66. Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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76 Metascore

A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.

Director: Richard Press | Stars: Bill Cunningham, Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Editta Sherman

Votes: 4,653 | Gross: $1.51M

7/10

67. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood

Votes: 10,178 | Gross: $5.36M

7/10

68. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,177 | Gross: $0.67M

7/10

69. One Day in September (1999)

R | 94 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.9
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82 Metascore

The Palestinian terrorist group Black September holds Israeli athletes hostage at the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Michael Douglas, Ankie Spitzer, Jamal Al Gashey, Gerald Seymour

Votes: 5,206 | Gross: $0.16M

7/10

70. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 6,686 | Gross: $0.20M

7/10

71. 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: 1,309 | Gross: $0.20M

7/10

72. I Wish I Knew (2010)

125 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present day.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Yindi Cao, Hsin-i Chang, Dan-qing Chen, Mei-Ru Du

Votes: 430

7/10

73. Radiant City (2006)

93 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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60 Metascore

An examination of the nature of modern suburbia.

Directors: Jim Brown, Gary Burns | Stars: Daniel Jeffery, Bob Legare, Jane MacFarlane, Ashleigh Fidyk

Votes: 451

7/10

74. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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74 Metascore

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo, Dana Gaiser

Votes: 411 | Gross: $0.13M

7/10

75. American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince (1978)

55 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director Martin Scorsese talks to actor Steven Prince about his past. As the night goes on, Prince reveals some very amusing and moving stories of his experiences with drugs and violence.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Steven Prince, Martin Scorsese, George Memmoli, Julia Cameron

Votes: 683

7/10

76. The 10 Conditions of Love (2009)

54 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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A love story - of a woman, a man, a family, a people and a homeland. It is the story of Rebiya Kadeer, China's nightmare. To her people she is a leader; to China she is a terrorist.

Director: Jeff Daniels | Star: Rebiya Kadeer

Votes: 121

7/10

77. Improvvisamente l'inverno scorso (2008)

85 min | Documentary

7.2
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A couple engage in discussions with people on the street, politicians and religious leaders about the discrimination against gays and lesbians in Italy.

Directors: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi | Stars: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi, Frank Dabell, Veronica Pivetti

Votes: 188

7/10

78. Throw Down Your Heart (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.7
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65 Metascore

A film crew follows the well-known banjo player Bela Fleck on his travels to Africa, where he learns about the instrument's origins.

Director: Sascha Paladino | Stars: Bela Fleck, The Jatta Family, Bassékou Kouyaté, Anania Ngoliga

Votes: 172 | Gross: $0.09M

7/10

79. City of Borders (2009)

66 min | Documentary

7.8
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Interviews with the owners and diverse patrons of a Jerusalem gay bar called "Shushan."

Director: Yun Suh | Stars: Boody, Ravit Geva, Sa'Ar Netanel, Adam Russo

Votes: 68

7/10

80. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,705 | Gross: $13.00M

7/10

81. Iran: Voices of the Unheard (2009)

67 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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The untold story of Iranians who struggle against Iran's oppressive regime, culminating in the global cry for human rights after the June 14th election.

Director: Davoud Geramifard

Votes: 11

7/10

82. Zanan dar kafan (2009)

73 min | Documentary

7.6
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A dedicated group of Iranian lawyers and activists work together to counter the injustice of the death penalty. In Iran, this means risking everything to mount 'Stop Stoning Forever', a ... See full summary »

Directors: Farid Haerinejad, Mohammad Reza Kazemi | Stars: Asiyeh Amini, Shadi Sadr

Votes: 14

7/10

83. Forgetful Not Forgotten (2009)

58 min | Documentary

8.2
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A son's journey into the disease that affected his family and might be shining it's dark shadow on himself.

Director: Chris Wynn | Star: Chris Wynn

Votes: 9

7/10

84. 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: 7,696 | Gross: $0.41M

8/10

85. Life in a Day (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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58 Metascore

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym

Votes: 13,974 | Gross: $0.25M

9/10

86. Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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A series of interviews with Woody Allen interlaced with clips from his films.

Director: Richard Schickel | Star: Woody Allen

Votes: 393

8/10

87. 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: 55,698 | Gross: $3.29M

9/10

88. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 50,354 | Gross: $1.61M

8/10

89. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 12,693 | Gross: $3.52M

8/10

90. A Grin Without A Cat (1977)

240 min | Documentary

8.1
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81 Metascore

French essay film focusing on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Laurence Cuvillier, Davos Hanich, François Maspero, Yves Montand

Votes: 752

7/10

91. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,654 | Gross: $0.05M

8/10

92. Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.4
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66 Metascore

Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool

Votes: 636 | Gross: $0.02M

9/10

93. One Life (I) (2011)

TV-PG | 85 min | Documentary, Family

7.9
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68 Metascore

Focuses on the cyclical journey taken by all living creatures, from birth to having youngsters of their own.

Directors: Michael Gunton, Martha Holmes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Koert-Jan de Bruijn

Votes: 2,102

9/10

94. Chimpanzee (2012)

G | 78 min | Documentary

7.2
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57 Metascore

A 3-months-old chimpanzee is separated from his troop and is then adopted by a fully-grown male.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield | Star: Tim Allen

Votes: 5,254 | Gross: $28.97M

7/10

95. Blood and Oil (2008 Video)

52 min | Documentary

7.7
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The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East is often disregarded as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. In Blood and Oil, bestselling author and Nation ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Earp | Stars: Osama bin Laden, George Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter

Votes: 46

8/10

96. Alamar (2009)

G | 73 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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77 Metascore

Before their inevitable farewell, Jorge, a young man of Mayan roots, and Natan, his half-Italian son, spend time together living off the Banco Chinchorro coral reef.

Director: Pedro González-Rubio | Stars: Jorge Machado, Roberta Palombini, Natan Machado Palombini, Nestór Marín

Votes: 2,154 | Gross: $0.06M

8/10

97. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 4,728

9/10

98. Up the Yangtze (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.5
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84 Metascore

At the edge of the Yangtze River, not far from the Three Gorges Dam, young men and women take up employment on a cruise ship, where they confront rising waters and a radically changing China.

Director: Yung Chang | Stars: Jerry Bo Yu Chen, Campbell Ping He, Cindy Shui Yu

Votes: 1,654 | Gross: $0.78M

7/10

99. The Class of 92 (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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The Class of 92, a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham, ... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner | Stars: David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville

Votes: 6,783

7/10

100. Todesstaub (2007)

92 min | Documentary

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Director: Frieder Wagner | Stars: Siegwart-Horst Günther, Asaf Durakovic, Tedd Weyman, Kenny Duncan

Votes: 19

9/10