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1. 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: 45,609 | Gross: $2.96M

2. Presunto culpable (2008)

87 min | Documentary

8.2
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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Votes: 1,236

3. My Flesh and Blood (2003)

Unrated | 83 min | Documentary

8.4
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78 Metascore

Documentary following Susan Tom of Fairfield, California and her 11 adopted special needs children.

Director: Jonathan Karsh | Stars: Susan Tom, Anthony Tom, Faith Tom, Joe Tom

Votes: 1,628

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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: 1,648 | Gross: $0.78M

7. Tsunami: Caught on Camera (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

8.1
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A minute-by-minute account of the Boxing Day 2004 Tsunami told through amateur video footage of people who were there.

Director: Janice Sutherland | Stars: Shonti Breisch, Jai Breisch

Votes: 241

8. The Wildest Dream (2010)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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57 Metascore

Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

Director: Anthony Geffen | Stars: Conrad Anker, Susan Robertson, Robert Macfarlane, Peter Gillman

Votes: 1,959 | Gross: $0.87M

9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 28,148 | Gross: $2.55M

10. De regels van Matthijs (2012)

72 min | Documentary

7.9
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Matthew's autism give him a special way to see the world, but at the same time it causes him to have legal problems with his landlords, who want to have him evicted due to the alterations he makes in his apartment.

Director: Marc Schmidt

Votes: 232

11. Spirit of the Marathon (2007)

PG | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Dunham | Stars: Dick Beardsley, Ryan Bradley, Leah Caille, Deena Kastor

Votes: 527

12. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,070 | Gross: $1.10M

13. The Third Wave (2007)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Four volunteers travel to Peraliya, Sri Lankan after the 2004 tsunami, and their planned two-week journey becomes a year of heartbreak and rebirth.

Director: Alison Thompson | Stars: A.P. Darmedesa, Bruce French, Oscar Gubernati, Donny Paterson

Votes: 248

14. 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: 13,332 | Gross: $3.41M

15. Murder of Couriers (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

7.0
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Documents the lives of a group of bike messengers over a nearly three-year span. This film was made by couriers, about couriers, for a wide general audience.

Directors: Neil Brill, Tom MacLeod

Votes: 48

16. Pedal (2001)

52 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary about the bicycle messengers who weave their way in and out of traffic in New York City.

Director: Peter Sutherland

Votes: 162

17. Adventuress Wanted (2009)

85 min | Documentary

8.2
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An American man and a Japanese woman leave from Sweden in a tiny beach-buggy headed for South Africa. The audience participates vicariously in the practical challenges of the trip and the ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas McAlevey | Stars: Yoshiko Kino, Thomas McAlevey, Mercy Nawale

Votes: 8

18. Circus Rosaire (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

8.7
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Story of the Rosaire family, a 9th generation family of circus performers known for their unique and respectful manner of performing with animals, as they struggle to maintain their family ... See full summary »

Director: Robyn Bliley | Stars: Clayton Rosaire, Derrick Rosaire, Ellian Rosaire, Frederick Rosaire

Votes: 48

19. In film nist (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 3,943 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Take One: A Documentary Film About Swedish House Mafia (2010)

45 min | Documentary

7.3
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A short film captured during Swedish House Mafia set from 2008 to 2011.

Directors: Christian Larson, Henrik Hanson | Stars: Axel Hedfors, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello

Votes: 571

21. 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: 15,112 | Gross: $0.94M

22. Ride the Divide (2010)

82 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

7.2
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A small group of adventurous mountain bikers attempt to race the longest mountain bike route in the world traversing over 2700 miles along the Rocky Mountains from Banff, Canada to the Mexican border.

Director: Hunter Weeks | Stars: Mike Dion, Michael 'Mac' McCoy, Steve King, Tina Cutone

Votes: 325

23. Rising from Ashes (2012)

82 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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58 Metascore

The impossible triumph of Team Rwanda.

Director: T.C. Johnstone | Stars: Jonathan 'Jock' Boyer, Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Nathan Byukusenge

Votes: 210 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Devil's Playground (2002)

77 min | Documentary

7.1
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Amish teenagers experience and embrace the modern world as a rite-of-passage before deciding which life they will choose.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Velda Bontrager, Mark Bontrager, Dewayne Chupp, Dylan Cole

Votes: 2,363

25. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,009 | Gross: $0.18M

26. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,352

27. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama, History

8.1
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93 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

Votes: 418,387 | Gross: $40.22M

28. The Salt of the Earth (2014)

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

8.4
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83 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 15,173 | Gross: $1.34M

29. Where the Trail Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Where the Trail Ends is a film following the worlds top freeride mountain bikers as they search for untraveled terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain free ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Grant | Stars: Darren Berrecloth, James Doerfling, Andreu Lacondeguy, Kurt Sorge

Votes: 1,084