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1. Into Eternity: A Film for the Future (2010)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the safety of nuclear storage.

Director: Michael Madsen | Stars: Carl Reinhold Bråkenhjelm, Mikael Jensen, Berit Lundqvist, Michael Madsen

Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $0.06M

2. 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: 45,978 | Gross: $2.96M

3. Ångrarna (2010)

58 min | Documentary

7.1
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Two men in their 60s meet for the first time and discuss their respective sex changes, and subsequent reversals.

Director: Marcus Lindeen | Stars: Orlando Fagin, Mikael Johansson

Votes: 136

4. Bedragaren (2008)

85 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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The film follows the tracks of a master fraudster, impersonator and Ponzi schemer who, among other exploits, coached the Hungarian ladies' swimming team to success at international ... See full summary »

Directors: Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren | Star: György Zemplényi

Votes: 95

5. Earthlings (2005)

95 min | Documentary

8.7
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Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.

Director: Shaun Monson | Star: Joaquin Phoenix

Votes: 14,738

6. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 128,211

7. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,379

8. 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: 43,201 | Gross: $0.86M

9. 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: 55,672 | Gross: $3.29M

10. Bananas!* (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Juan "Accidentes" Dominguez is on his biggest case ever. On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers he is tackling Dole Food in a ground-breaking legal battle for their use of a banned pesticide that was known by the company to cause sterility.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Byron Rosales Romero, Juan J. Dominguez, Duane Miller, Rick McKnight

Votes: 806

11. Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.6
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54 Metascore

Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company.

Director: Fredrik Gertten | Stars: Fredrik Gertten, Alex Rivera, Alfonso Allende, Arvid Jurjaks

Votes: 850

12. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,357 | Gross: $4.04M

13. 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

14. Somewhere to Disappear (2010)

57 min | Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Laure Flammarion, Arnaud Uyttenhove | Star: Alec Soth

Votes: 55

15. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 13,992 | Gross: $0.22M

16. 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: 6,684 | Gross: $0.20M

17. Taste the Waste (2010)

92 min | Documentary

7.6
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Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste?Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers.

Director: Valentin Thurn | Stars: Klaudia Fischer, Jörn Franck, Michael Gerling, Sylvain Sadoine

Votes: 421

18. Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Unrated | 72 min | Documentary

7.6
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78 Metascore

A group of women rise up to peace to Liberia and help bring to power the country's first female head of state.

Director: Gini Reticker | Stars: Janet Johnson Bryant, Etweda Cooper, Vaiba Flomo, Leymah Gbowee

Votes: 430 | Gross: $0.08M

19. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,477 | Gross: $3.97M

20. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

93 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Cornelius | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Pat Contri, Harry Hong, Jesse Kelkar

Votes: 1,265

21. A Force More Powerful (1999)

110 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Steve York | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Salvador Allende, Shahla Arasteh, Janet Cherry

Votes: 39

22. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 44,706 | Gross: $2.80M

23. 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: 13,704 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 10,779 | Gross: $1.51M

25. Welcome to Leith (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.0
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78 Metascore

When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality.

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker | Stars: Craig Cobb, Ryan Lenz, Amber Schatz

Votes: 2,602 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.1
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80 Metascore

A film that claims to be a look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 30,671

27. Three Miles North of Molkom (2008)

107 min | Documentary

6.5
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Three miles north of Molkom, hidden deep in the lakeside forests of Sweden, lies Ängsbacka, a 21st Century playground for adults. Once a year, their gates open to a thousand international ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Cannan, Corinna McFarlane | Stars: Per Frisk, Ewa Jacobsson, Annica Karlsson, Anders Kraft

Votes: 429