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1. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
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 »
Votes: 55,638 | Gross: $3.29M
4. One Night in Turin (2010)
90 min | Documentary, Sport
Before the Premier League and multi-million pound salaries, in England 'football' was a dirty word. The game was in disgrace, the fans, hooligans, the nation, it seemed, were all played out... See full summary »
5. Che: Part One (2008)
Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1956, Ernesto 'Che' Guevara and a band of Castro-led Cuban exiles mobilize an army to topple the regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Votes: 40,389 | Gross: $1.73M
7. Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme (2000)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary about freestyling--the improvised, on-the-spot rhymes that demonstrate the skills of hip-hop MCs.
Votes: 483 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Scratch (2001)
R | 92 min | Documentary, Music
A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing, otherwise known as turntablism. From the South Bronx in the 1970s to San Francisco now, the world's best scratchers, beat-diggers, ... See full summary »
9. Style Wars (1983 TV Movie)
69 min | Documentary, Music
A documentary that exposes the rich growing subculture of hip-hop that was developing in New York City in the late '70s and early '80s, specifically focusing on graffiti art and breakdancing.
10. Dave Chappelle's Block Party (2005)
R | 103 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.
Votes: 8,141 | Gross: $11.69M
12. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History
Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.
Votes: 1,563 | Gross: $0.26M
R | 97 min | Documentary, Music
Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.
Votes: 3,028 | Gross: $1.20M
14. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.
Votes: 29,278 | Gross: $1.72M
16. La educación prohibida (2012)
121 min | Documentary
The forbidden education (Spanish title La Educación Prohibida) is an independent film released in 2012. It describes a variety of alternative education practices and unconventional schools ... See full summary »
17. Italy: Love It, or Leave It (2011)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy, or leave it, like so many of their ... See full summary »
18. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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.
Votes: 4,813 | Gross: $0.09M
Panorama (1953– )
Sex Crimes and the Vatican
39 min | Documentary, News
Panorama investigates a secret Vatican document known as the "Crimen Sollicitationis", which established a guideline for handling allegations of child abuse, homosexuality and bestiality ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Sport
The rise, fall, and rebirth of Christian Hosoi, the young man who helped skateboarding re-emerge as a major cultural influence in the 1980s. The inventive skater and businessman was ... See full summary »
21. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 7,702 | Gross: $0.19M
22. Trashed (2012)
Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary
Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »
23. Modulations (1998)
75 min | Documentary, Music
The evolution of electronic music and its many genres. How the wide range of styles and scenes formed through experimentations on sound formation.
Votes: 327 | Gross: $0.14M
24. Earthlings (2005)
95 min | Documentary, Horror
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.
25. Samsara (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music
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.
Votes: 26,528 | Gross: $2.60M
28. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)
84 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.
30. Hip Hop Legends (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 62 min | History, Music
In the tradition of "Scratch", HIP HOP LEGENDS tells the story of the genesis of hip hop through specific, in-depth exclusive interviews with legends such as DMC, DJ Skribble, and Affrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation.
31. Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes (2006)
PG-13 | 61 min | Documentary, Music
Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
33. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.
Votes: 54,111 | Gross: $3.97M
34. Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues (1989 Video)
Unrated | 53 min | Documentary, Music
'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'
35. Between the Folds (2008)
G | 56 min | Documentary
Depicts a cast of fine artists and eccentric scientists (from MIT and NASA) who have devoted their lives to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Through their determination to reinterpret... See full summary »
36. Sign Painters (2014)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
At a time when most American cityscapes are dominated by computer created signage, Sign Painters takes a close look at the past, present, and hopeful future of the hand paint sign industry in the USA.
37. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000 Video)
100 min | Documentary, Action, Biography
Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
38. A Delicate Balance: The Truth (2008)
84 min | Documentary
This Documentary will leave each person fully informed as to some of the causes these illnesses and offers ways of improving human health. This documentary predominantly explores the ... See full summary »
39. Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)
TV-14 | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Time Is Illmatic is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas' 1994 debut album, Illmatic, and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,388 | Gross: $0.11M
42. Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (2014)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Music
A look at the music career of musician James Brown beginning with his first hit song, "Please, Please, Please," in 1956.
43. The Coca-Cola Case (2009)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Two lawyers and labor rights' activists, Daniel Kovalik of the United Steel Workers of America and Terry Collingsworth of the International Rights Advocates, and their partner Ray Rogers of... See full summary »
44. The Corporation (2003)
Unrated | 145 min | Documentary, History
Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.
Votes: 18,975 | Gross: $1.88M
66 min | Documentary
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and ... See full summary »
47. The Mystery of Picasso (1956)
PG | 78 min | Documentary
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work.
Votes: 1,567 | Gross: $0.27M
48. Blue Gold: World Water Wars (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary
Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War
A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.
50. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $0.01M
54. Design Is One: The Vignellis (2012)
86 min | Documentary, Biography
Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world's most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, 'If you can't find it, design it' The work ... See full summary »
Votes: 114 | Gross: $0.02M
56. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (2008)
Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography
Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America's foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic "I [heart] N.Y." logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take ... See full summary »
Director: Wendy Keys
58. Linotype: The Film (2012)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, History, News
Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype typecasting machine. Called the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and... See full summary »
59. Art & Copy (2009)
TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary
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 »
63. Amy (III) (2015)
R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Archival footage and personal testimonials present an intimate portrait of the life and career of British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse.
Votes: 38,631 | Gross: $8.41M
64. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 5,864 | Gross: $0.65M
69. NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell (2007 TV Movie)
87 min | Documentary, Music
New York City, 1977 - It was a time when the city had fallen into decay, with too few jobs, money, police, schools, and social services. There was a city wide blackout with major looting, a... See full synopsis »
71. The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
90 min | Documentary
Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish... See full summary »
72. Rubble Kings (2010)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Through archival footage Nicholson tells the story of the real Warriors that walked the streets of New York City in the 1970s and the harsh reality of gang life in a city that seemed to be falling apart.
Director: Shan Nicholson
99 min | Documentary
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives explores the social impact of what the Source Magazine in 1998 voted, "The Best Hip Hop Radio Show Of All-Time." The documentary film is the ... See full summary »
76. Hip-Hop Evolution (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Music
Interviews with influential MCs, DJs and moguls trace the genre's dynamic evolution from the 1970s through the 1990s in this documentary series.
77. Fresh Dressed (2015)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music
Fresh Dressed chronicles the history of Hip-Hop <> Urban fashion and its rise from southern cotton plantations to the gangs of 1970s in the South Bronx, to corporate America, and everywhere... See full summary »
78. Sample This (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
A documentary that reveals how a forgotten record by the Incredible Bongo Band helped cement the foundation of hip hop when DJ Herc extended its percussion by playing them back to back, creating an anthem on the streets of the Bronx.
79. Dawg Fight (2015)
109 min | Documentary
West Perrine, Florida is a suburban ghetto in Southwest Miami-Dade County. Over 73% of its residents are African-American and more than a third of them are unemployed. Violent crimes occur ... See full summary »
80. Iverson (2014)
106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Iverson is the ultimate legacy of NBA legend Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton, Virginia, to become an 11-time NBA All-Star and universally recognized ... See full summary »
82. Los Tiempos de Pablo Escobar (2012 TV Movie)
46 min | Documentary
A complete journalistic document that brings never before seen shocking images and testimonials from people who show how the barbaric acts of Pablo Escobar managed to subdue a nation, and how his legacy continues to affect the world today.
Director: Alessandro Angulo
84. Objectified (2009)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
A feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them.
Votes: 3,091 | Gross: $0.01M
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
This documentary tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years.
Votes: 1,105 | Gross: $0.48M
Documentary, History, Music
Soundbreaking explores the history of recorded music. Featuring more than 150 original interviews, the series charts a century's worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.