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1. Cosmos (1980)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

Votes: 26,947

2. Man vs. Wild (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.2
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Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 20,331

3. The Spice Trail (2011– )

Documentary

7.3
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Kate Humble travels to the places where various spices grow and tells the history of the spices. Very interesting and a lot is learned.

Star: Kate Humble

Votes: 44

4. Louis Theroux: Miami Megajail (2011– )

120 min | Documentary

7.6
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Louis spends time in one of Miami County Jail's most notorious sections

Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 813

5. Places That Don't Exist (2005– )

Documentary

8.6
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Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 45

6. Tropic of Capricorn (2008– )

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Simon Reeves makes another "round the world" trip following the tropic of Capricorn which is parallel (but shorter) to the equator in the Southern hemisphere. Again each episode is a rapid ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Reeve

Votes: 85

7. Rise of the Video Game (2007– )

Documentary

7.1
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Votes: 91

8. 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: 129,695 | Gross: $21.24M

9. Billy Connolly's Route 66 (2011– )

46 min | Documentary

7.8
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The Big Yin turns Easy Rider and follows a lifelong dream as he makes the iconic 2488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivalled ability to tell a great story, he brings... See full summary »

Star: Billy Connolly

Votes: 269

10. 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: 4,552 | Gross: $0.32M

11. How William Shatner Changed the World (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.5
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William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jones | Stars: William Shatner, Jon Adler, Martin Cooper, Rob Haitani

Votes: 389

12. Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (2006 TV Special)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy

7.4
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It's William Shatner's turn to step in to the celebrity hot seat for the latest installment of The Comedy Central Roast. A parade of Shatner's friends have gotten together to boldly go ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: William Shatner, Jason Alexander, Farrah Fawcett, Jeffrey Ross

Votes: 2,121

13. Beyond the Game (2008)

75 min | Documentary

6.3
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Documentary about Worldchampionship 2007 WarcraftIII players, leading roles for Dutch player "Grubby" and Chinese player "Sky".

Director: Jos de Putter

Votes: 241

14. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,528 | Gross: $11.53M

15. ABBA: The Movie (1977)

G | 95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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An incompetent radio DJ tries to get an interview with the Swedish pop group during their famous week-long 1977 tour of Australia.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog

Votes: 2,604

16. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1989 Video)

Unrated | 53 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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'The Legend Continues' is a 1988 Documentary made by Motown. The Documentary has some of his biggest hits like 'Thriller' and 'We Are The World'

Director: Patrick T. Kelly | Stars: Michael Jackson, Dick Clark, Sammy Davis Jr., Suzanne De Passe

Votes: 272

17. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

Votes: 34,905 | Gross: $72.09M

18. Confessions of a Superhero (2007)

R | 92 min | Documentary

7.2
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Chronicles the lives of four mortal men and women who work as characters on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard.

Director: Matthew Ogens | Stars: Christopher Dennis, Maxwell Allen, Jennifer Wenger, Joe McQueen

Votes: 2,013

19. Stephen Fry in America (2008)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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English actor-comedian Stephen Fry travels through the US regions by London cab.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Allman, Susan Austin, Bari Biern

Votes: 1,440

20. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )

Documentary

8.6
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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,387

21. Fry's Planet Word (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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Fry's Planet Word sees Stephen Fry finding out more about linguistic achievements and how our skills for the spoken word have changed. He dissects language in many of its guises.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Brian Blessed, Johnson Chang, Robert McCrum

Votes: 284

22. 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: 11,354 | Gross: $5.73M

23. Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2003)

82 min | Documentary

7.7
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58 Metascore

Searching for The Wrong-Eyed Jesus is a captivating and compelling road trip through the creative spirit of the the Southern U.S. Director Andrew Douglas's film follows "Alt Country" singer... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Harry Crews, Johnny Dowd, David Eugene Edwards, The Handsome Family

Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.08M

24. No Maps for These Territories (2000)

89 min | Documentary

7.1
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Follows author and cyberpunk pioneer William Gibson, on a digital North American road trip.

Director: Mark Neale | Stars: William Gibson, Kimberly Blair, Bono, Nick Conroy

Votes: 322

25. Amish in the City (2004– )

60 min | Reality-TV

6.8
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During the traditional "trying-out-the-world" season of rumspringa, five Amish young adults become roommates with six non-Amish city folk. Cultures collide in this reality-TV offering.

Stars: Reese Allbritton, Ariel, Mose Gingerich, Jonas

Votes: 86

26. 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: 11,010 | Gross: $1.29M

27. Let It Be (1970)

G | 81 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 4,500

28. Bring Back... The A-Team (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Stars: Justin Lee Collins, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Mr. T

Votes: 279

29. Long Way Round (2004– )

TV-PG | 315 min | Documentary, Adventure

8.7
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This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two friends will travel through such places as Siberia, Kazakhstan, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Charley Boorman, David Alexanian, Russ Malkin

Votes: 9,867

30. Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime (2001 Video)

75 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.0
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If you are a Star Trek fan then I think you will find this documentary interesting. This is mainly 75 Shatner + Nimoy discussing various aspects of the original series and their private lives how they related to the show.

Director: Peter Jaysen | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Billy West

Votes: 262

31. Pit Boss (2010– )

Reality-TV

6.5
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Stars: Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, Sebastian Saraceno, Hercules Rossi, Ronald Lee Clark

Votes: 367

32. The Atheism Tapes (2004– )

Documentary

8.2
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Jonathan Miller interviews five atheists and one theologian on the subject of atheism.

Stars: Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, Colin McGinn

Votes: 356

33. Brief History of Disbelief (2004– )

178 min | Documentary

8.4
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A mini-series which follows the history of atheism.

Stars: Bernard Hill, Jonathan Miller, Richard Dawkins, Colin McGinn

Votes: 423

34. Comic Book Men (2012– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Reality-TV

7.7
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An unscripted series set in Smith's iconic comic shop Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash and captures the world of the neighborhood comic book store and fanboy culture.

Stars: Kevin Smith, Walter Flanagan, Ming Chen, Bryan Johnson

Votes: 4,651

35. What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole (2006)

156 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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45 Metascore

Interviews with scientists and authors, animated bits, and a storyline involving a deaf photographer are used in this docudrama to illustrate the link between quantum mechanics, neurobiology, human consciousness and day-to-day reality.

Directors: William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente | Stars: Marlee Matlin, Elaine Hendrix, Barry Newman, Armin Shimerman

Votes: 2,389 | Gross: $0.14M

36. Superheroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

6.5
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A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Director: Michael Barnett

Votes: 1,599

37. Jackass 3D (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.0
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56 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and company return for the third installment of their TV show spin-off, where dangerous stunts and explicit public displays rule.

Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 50,790 | Gross: $117.22M

38. Batman and Me: A Devotion to Destiny, the Bob Kane Story (2008 Video)

38 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A look at the life of Bob Kane, the creator of Batman.

Stars: Thomas Andrae, Jonathan Exley, Mark Hamill, Bob Kane

Votes: 41

39. 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: 24,340 | Gross: $0.90M

40. The Nature of Existence (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

6.7
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41 Metascore

Filmmaker Roger Nygard roams the globe to the source of each of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. He interviews spiritual leaders, scholars, scientists, artists, ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Nygard | Stars: Nancy Ellen Abrams, Rob Adonis, Aha, Javed Akhtar

Votes: 468 | Gross: $0.05M

41. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)

PG-13 | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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83 Metascore

Die-hard gamers compete to break world records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger, Adam Wood

Votes: 32,187 | Gross: $0.68M

42. Scam City (2012– )

Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

8.0
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Host Conor Woodman travels to some of the world's most popular cities in an effort to expose the darker side of tourism.

Stars: Conor Woodman, Richard Wilk

Votes: 630

43. Traders: Millions by the Minute (2014– )

60 min | Documentary

8.1
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Two-part documentary series which goes inside the fast and fiercely competitive world of financial traders to meet the men and women who play the markets in London, New York, Chicago and Amsterdam.

Stars: Saskia Reeves, Rene, Jane Wilkinson-Tancock

Votes: 30

44. The Hacker Wars (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.

Directors: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Stars: Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, Andrew Blake, Barrett Brown, Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran

Votes: 821 | Gross: $0.00M

45. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 13,694 | Gross: $0.05M

46. Utopia (II) (2014)

45 min | Reality-TV

3.4
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Since the dawn of time, humans have always wondered: does a perfect world exist? Now, we get the chance to build one. Will it be ultimate happiness or utter chaos? Fifteen pioneering Americans leave their everyday lives and move to an isolated, undeveloped location - for an entire year - where they are challenged to create their own civilization from scratch.

Stars: Michael Quinn, Robert Hospidor, Arthur VanWinkle

Votes: 1,144

47. There Goes the Neighborhood (2009– )

60 min | Family, Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.3
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Eight neighboring families have their homes surrounded by a 20-foot wall, with all electricity disconnected and outside communication severed. They then compete to outlast the others for a $250,000 prize.

Stars: Matthew Rogers, Cameron Johnston, Carleigh Johnston, Regina Johnston

Votes: 24

48. The Wolfpack (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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75 Metascore

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

Director: Crystal Moselle | Stars: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Votes: 9,847 | Gross: $1.30M

49. For the Love of Spock (2016)

111 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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74 Metascore

An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).

Director: Adam Nimoy | Stars: Zoe Saldana, Mayim Bialik, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams

Votes: 2,678