Genre: DOCUMENTARY

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1. Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it, workers are streaming out, turning either left or right. Most of them are women in ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière

Votes: 4,816

9/10

2. Démolition d'un mur (1896)

1 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew, while another is pushing it with a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Lumière | Star: Auguste Lumière

Votes: 1,805

8/10

3. The Arrival of a Train (1896)

Not Rated | 1 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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A train arrives at La Ciotat station.

Directors: Auguste Lumière, Louis Lumière

Votes: 7,946

9/10

4. Manhatta (1921)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.5
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This groundbreaking silent documentary captures the beauty and majesty of the New York City in its streets, skyscrapers, bridges, rail yards and harbors.

Directors: Charles Sheeler, Paul Strand

Votes: 1,048

9/10

5. 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: 8,780

****

6. 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: 17,804

****

7. Regen (1929)

12 min | Short, Documentary

7.3
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Rain falls on a Dutch city.

Directors: Mannus Franken, Joris Ivens

Votes: 1,218

8/10

8. 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: 1,845

**** 1/2

9. Gauguin (1950)

14 min | Short

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Director: Alain Resnais | Star: Jean Servais

Votes: 123

8/10

10. 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: 274

****

11. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

8.6
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 14,297

**** 1/2

12. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)

PG | 78 min | Documentary

7.8
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir

Votes: 1,577 | Gross: $0.27M

*****

13. Ikebana (1957)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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The history and art of ikebana, a centuries old Japanese art of flower arrangement and a look inside the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, where the director's father Sofu Teshigahara worked as the grand master of the school.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tomoko Naraoka, Sofu Teshigahara

Votes: 183

8/10

14. Jelenlét (1965)

30 min | Short

7.0
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Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Ernõ Lefkovics, Bernáth Róth

Votes: 31

8/10

15. Triumph Over Violence (1965)

82 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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A documentary about the rise and fall of fascism and the effects of Nazism on German society.

Director: Mikhail Romm | Stars: Mikhail Romm, Marlene Dietrich, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring

Votes: 1,168

*****

16. Maranhão 66 (1966)

10 min | Short, Documentary

7.4
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In 1966, José Sarney was elected governor of Maranhão for the first time. To register his inauguration speech and his political pledge to the population of the state, the politician invited... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha

Votes: 116

8/10

17. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965)

54 min | Documentary

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While scouting locations for his classic "The Gospel According to St. Matthew", director Pier Paolo Pasolini noticed that filming in the actual site of the story, in Palestine, wouldn't be ... See full summary »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: don Andrea Carraro, Pier Paolo Pasolini

Votes: 183

**** 1/2

18. Skizbe (1967)

10 min | Short, Documentary

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Philosophical essay about the October Revolution of 1917 in Russia, its influence on the destiny of the world in the 20th century.

Director: Artavazd Peleshian | Stars: Feliks Dzierzynski, V.I. Lenin, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 241

**** 1/2

19. Titicut Follies (1967)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.9
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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 3,187

**** 1/2

20. High School (1969)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

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Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside Northeast High School as a fly on the wall to observe the teachers and how they interact with the students.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 1,308

****

21. Monterey Pop (1968)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History, Music

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77 Metascore

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Country Joe McDonald

Votes: 2,756 | Gross: $0.00M

10/10

22. Law and Order (1969 TV Movie)

81 min | Documentary

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Also known as The Greater Good, this series of vignettes focuses on the day-to-day work of Kansas City, Missouri police covers the range of circumstances they encounter and the variety of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Star: Richard Nixon

Votes: 203

****

23. 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: 13,740 | Gross: $50.00M

*****

24. Basic Training (1971)

80 min | Documentary

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Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 138

****

25. Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

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Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since adolescence, and her work on behalf of other deaf and blind people, this film shows how the deaf and blind... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Fini Straubinger, M. Baaske, Elsa Fehrer, Heinrich Fleischmann

Votes: 2,027

8/10

26. Pink Floyd at Pompeii (1972)

G | 92 min | Documentary, Music

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Live versions of the songs, filmed in an old Pompeii amphitheater. Songs included are Echoes (split into 2 parts), Careful with that axe, Eugene, A saucerful of secrets, One of those days, ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Maben | Stars: David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason

Votes: 7,440

9/10

27. Jimi Hendrix (1973)

R | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Boyd, John Head, Gary Weis | Stars: Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon, Eric Barrett

Votes: 1,216

8/10

28. Une collection particulière (1973)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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A witty and eye-opening tour through Borowczyk's own collection of vintage erotica. Originally intended as part of his 'Contes immoraux', it was released first as a separate short, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Star: André Pieyre de Mandiargues

Votes: 215

9/10

29. That's Entertainment! (1974)

G | 135 min | Documentary, Family, Musical

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Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, Peter Lawford

Votes: 4,157 | Gross: $26.89M

****

30. Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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58 Metascore

The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert of the 'leper Messiah'. This was to be David Bowie's last concert with the Ziggy persona and the Spiders from Mars. A great medley of 'Wild Eyed Boy From... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: David Bowie, Mick Ronson, Trevor Bolder, Mick Woodmansey

Votes: 2,225 | Gross: $0.16M

10/10

31. Fit to Be Untied (1975)

135 min | Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Silvano Agosti, Marco Bellocchio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli | Stars: Silvano Agosti, Marco Bellocchio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli

Votes: 54

8/10

32. Welfare (1975)

167 min | Documentary

8.4
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WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 283

****

33. 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

*****

34. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,491 | Gross: $1.72M

8/10

35. Mer dare (1983)

47 min | Documentary

7.8
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A man paves his own way to his own soul through an intellectual quest, tragedies of nations and personal drama. The road moving through the cosmic distances is a flight into one's internal ... See full summary »

Director: Artavazd Peleshian

Votes: 238

****

36. D'amore si vive (1984)

93 min | Documentary

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Director: Silvano Agosti | Star: Silvano Agosti

Votes: 108

9/10

37. Chronos (1985)

Not Rated | 43 min | Documentary

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Carefully picked scenes of nature and civilization are viewed at high speed using time-lapse cinematography in an effort to demonstrate the history of various regions.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 2,665

8/10

38. Jimi Plays Monterey (1986)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Jimi Hendrix's landmark concert in Monterey County Fairgrounds in California in which he plays signature songs like "Purp;e Haze," "Foxy Lady," and "Wild Thing."

Directors: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell, John Phillips

Votes: 795

9/10

39. Missile (1988)

115 min | Documentary

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Follows the 4315th Training Squadron of the Strategic Air Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Air Force officers are trained to man the Launch Control Centers for the ... See full summary »

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 97

****

40. Shake!: Otis at Monterey (1987)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Music

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Documentary on Otis Redding's performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker | Stars: Otis Redding, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn

Votes: 444

9/10

41. Anima Mundi (1992)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund's ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Reggio

Votes: 943

8/10

42. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 30,891 | Gross: $1.25M

9/10

43. El sol del membrillo (1992)

133 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

The artist, Antonio Lopez, tries to paint the quince tree he planted some time back in his garden. Throughout his life, he has worked on the same theme many times, almost as if it were a ... See full summary »

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Antonio López, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, María López

Votes: 1,357

****

44. Videogramme einer Revolution (1992)

106 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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Directors: Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica | Stars: Ion Caramitru, Elena Ceausescu, Nicolae Ceausescu, Mircea Dinescu

Votes: 291

*****

45. Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court (1994 TV Special)

145 min | Documentary, Music

9.3
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Pink Floyd's final live show in 1995.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt

Votes: 3,967

8/10

46. Microcosmos (1996)

G | 80 min | Documentary

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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: 9,787 | Gross: $1.57M

****

47. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,247 | Gross: $2.67M

*****

48. My Voyage to Italy (1999)

PG-13 | 246 min | Documentary

8.3
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90 Metascore

World-renowned director Martin Scorsese narrates this journey through his favorites in Italian cinema.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Star: Martin Scorsese

Votes: 2,582 | Gross: $0.01M

****

49. Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 8,780 | Gross: $0.10M

****

50. Il filo della memoria - Giuseppe Pinelli (2000)

57 min | Documentary

8.3
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A political documentary that shows the discrepancies in the Italian police's official versions about the events that led to the alleged suicide of the anarchist activist Giuseppe Pinelli, ... See full summary »

Director: Guido Albonetti

Votes: 7

8/10

51. The Filth and the Fury (2000)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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82 Metascore

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Paul Cook, Steve Jones, John Lydon, Glen Matlock

Votes: 5,133 | Gross: $0.61M

8/10

52. Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001)

Not Rated | 142 min | Documentary, Biography

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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

Director: Jan Harlan | Stars: Katharina Kubrick, Malcolm McDowell, Stanley Kubrick, Barbara Kroner

Votes: 8,976

8/10

53. 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: 129,718 | Gross: $21.24M

**** 1/2

54. I sogni nel mirino (2002)

55 min | Documentary

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Director: Luca Morsella | Stars: Sergio Leone, Carla Leone, Tonino Delli Colli, Carlo Leva

Votes: 9

****

55. The Short Films of David Lynch (2002 Video)

97 min | Documentary, Animation, Drama

7.4
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A collection of visionary director David Lynch's short films from the first 29 years of his career is accompanied by a special introduction to each film by the director himself.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jeffe Alperi, Robert Chadwick, Catherine E. Coulson, Eddy Dixon

Votes: 2,830

8/10

56. Bukowski: Born into This (2003)

R | 130 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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77 Metascore

Documentary on Charles Bukowski, author of 'Notes of a Dirty Old Man', 'Love Is a Dog from Hell', and the autobiographical novels, 'Women', 'Hollywood', and 'Post Office'.

Director: John Dullaghan | Stars: Charles Bukowski, Bono, John Bryan, Linda Lee Bukowski

Votes: 3,040 | Gross: $0.30M

8/10

57. The Prime Minister and the Press (2003 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Directors: Andrea Cairola, Susan Gray | Stars: Alessandro Amadori, Giovanni Sartori, Enzo Biagi, Carlo Freccero

Votes: 138

****

58. End of the Century (2003)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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74 Metascore

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia | Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone

Votes: 3,173 | Gross: $0.39M

8/10

59. Touching the Void (2003)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Simon Yates, Joe Simpson, Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron

Votes: 29,380 | Gross: $4.58M

****

60. Michelangelo Eye to Eye (2004)

G | 15 min | Documentary, Short

7.0
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Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Star: Michelangelo Antonioni

Votes: 336

8/10

61. Peterburgskiy dnevnik: Mozart. Rekviem (2004 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Music

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Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Jevgenij Akimov, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Zlata Bulycheva

Votes: 26

8/10

62. Salvador Allende (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou, Alejandro Gonzáles

Votes: 590

8/10

63. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,485 | Gross: $3.17M

8/10

64. My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005)

16 min | Short, Biography

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A short film in which Isabella Rossellini discusses the life and work of her father: Roberto Rossellini.

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Isaac Paz Sr., Anna Magnani

Votes: 681

9/10 Sort of love letter to Roberto Rossellini from daughter Isabella and tribute to his art, often misunderstood and forgotten by most. This is a splendid extravagant docu-short, shot in a dreamlike black and white, directed by Guy Maddin and written by Isabella Rossellini, who also plays herself, the voice of her father and some other cinematic personalities, including Selznick, Fellini, Hitchcock, Chaplin and her own mother Bergman.

65. Nothing Is Easy: Jethro Tull Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (2005)

80 min | Documentary

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The year is 2004 and Ian Anderson is reflecting on the night he performed with Jethro Tull at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970.

Director: Murray Lerner | Stars: Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Clive Bunker, Glenn Cornick

Votes: 13

8/10

66. Punk: Attitude (2005)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A documentary on the music, performers, attitude and distinctive look that made up punk rock.

Director: Don Letts | Stars: K.K. Barrett, Roberta Bayley, Jello Biafra, Glenn Branca

Votes: 1,397

8/10

67. Un attore contro - Gian Maria Volonté (2005)

Documentary

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Director: Ferruccio Marotti | Stars: Giorgio Albertazzi, Theodoros Angelopoulos, Erland Josephson, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 17

8/10

68. Viva Zapatero! (2005)

80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about the state of censorship and political satire in Italy.

Director: Sabina Guzzanti | Stars: Francesco Alberoni, Lucia Annunziata, Silvio Berlusconi, Enzo Biagi

Votes: 873

**** 1/2

69. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 8,941 | Gross: $30.58M

9/10

70. Pasolini prossimo nostro (2006)

58 min | Documentary

7.2
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We are on the set of "Salò or the 120 days of Sodom". Pasolini lets a small camera team led by the journalist Gideon Bachmann follow him around engaging him in a long and extraordinary ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Bertolucci | Stars: Franco Merli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salò Cast & Crew

Votes: 118

8/10

71. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

7.9
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Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,218

8/10

72. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,598 | Gross: $0.27M

8/10

73. Zeitgeist (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Mythology and belief in society today, presenting uncommon perspectives of common cultural issues.

Director: Peter Joseph | Stars: Chogyam Trungpa, Jordan Maxwell, George Carlin, Bill Hicks

Votes: 44,911

****

74. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,887 | Gross: $1.25M

8/10

75. Paura: Lucio Fulci Remembered - Volume 1 (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 225 min | Documentary

7.9
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The life & times of the "Godfather of Gore" as seen through the eyes of his colleagues & peers.

Directors: Mike Baronas, Kit Gavin | Stars: Claudio Aliotti, Lucio Fulci, Adelaide Aste, Catriona MacColl

Votes: 47

****

76. The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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61 Metascore

A portrait of New York artist Keith Haring.

Director: Christina Clausen | Stars: Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Kim Hastreiter

Votes: 323

8/10

77. 211: Anna (2009)

89 min | Documentary

7.9
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An examination of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya's death while covering the Chechen conflict and President Vladimir Putin.

Directors: Giovanna Massimetti, Paolo Serbandini | Star: Anna Politkovskaya

Votes: 34

****

78. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 19,682

8/10

79. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)

112 min | Documentary, Music

8.4
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A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Iron Maiden, Vinny Appice, Pat Cash, Bruce Dickinson

Votes: 4,725

8/10

80. L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

7.5
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Henri-Georges Clouzot's unfinished masterpiece, L'enfer (1964), is reconstructed in this film which is part drama and part documentary.

Directors: Serge Bromberg, Ruxandra Medrea | Stars: Romy Schneider, Bérénice Bejo, Serge Reggiani, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 1,162 | Gross: $0.02M

8/10

81. Draquila - L'Italia che trema (2010)

93 min | Documentary

7.5
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An investigation on the management of 2009 L'Aquila earthquake by Berlusconi government and his staff.

Director: Sabina Guzzanti | Stars: Silvio Berlusconi, Sabina Guzzanti

Votes: 624

****

82. Ritratto di mio padre (2010)

85 min | Documentary

7.0
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Director: Maria Sole Tognazzi | Stars: Pupi Avati, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Cammariere, Valeria Golino

Votes: 17

8/10

83. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

Not Rated | 208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.1
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 8,084

8/10

84. 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: 28,336 | Gross: $2.55M

8/10

85. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 26,804 | Gross: $2.60M

9/10

86. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.9
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74 Metascore

A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Directors: Matthew Akers, Jeff Dupre | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Ulay, Klaus Biesenbach, David Balliano

Votes: 4,869 | Gross: $0.09M

8/10

87. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

8.1
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73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 2,963

8/10

88. Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here (2012)

85 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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"Wish You Where Here" was released September, 1975. Interviews with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Nick Manson and Richard Wright as they tell the story of the creative process of this album.

Director: John Edginton | Stars: Syd Barrett, Joe Boyd, Venetta Fields, Jill Furmanovsky

Votes: 1,227

8/10

89. 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: 54,475 | Gross: $3.97M

8/10

90. National Gallery (2014)

Not Rated | 180 min | Documentary

7.3
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89 Metascore

A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Leanne Benjamin, Kausikan Rajeshkumar, Jo Shapcott, Edward Watson

Votes: 1,042 | Gross: $0.10M

8/10

91. 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: 15,311 | Gross: $1.34M

9/10

92. Olympia 2. Teil - Fest der Schönheit (1938)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Sheigo Arai, Jack Beresford, Ralf Berzsenyi, Ferenc Csík

Votes: 2,586

93. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford, Erwin Blask

Votes: 3,527

94. Le chant du Styrène (1959)

19 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

7.0
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Poetic and aesthetic visit of a large polystyrene factory.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Pierre Dux, Sacha Vierny

Votes: 742

95. L'amour existe (1960)

21 min | Short, Documentary

7.5
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A social commentary on post-war France's urban developments.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Star: Jean-Loup Reynold

Votes: 433

96. Kostnice (1970)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

7.1
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A non-narrative voyage round Sedlec Ossuary, which has been constructed from over 50,000 human skeletons (victims of the Black Death).

Director: Jan Svankmajer

Votes: 594

97. La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.7
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Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt. Everyone has left, except for one old man who refuses to leave. Herzog ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Star: Werner Herzog

Votes: 1,541

98. Il pianeta azzurro (1982)

83 min | Documentary

7.9
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The passage of time in different dimensions illustrated by biological evolution, the changing seasons and the everyday moments of human life.

Director: Franco Piavoli

Votes: 167

99. 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: 7,642 | Gross: $0.03M

100. 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