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1. Web Junkie (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese ... See full summary »

Directors: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam | Star: Ran Tao

Votes: 544

2. DeLorean: Living the Dream (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

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Chronicles the history of the iconic DeLorean automobile from the rise and fall of legendary automaker John Z. DeLorean, to to the international phenomenon of loyal owners and devoted fans who've kept the dream alive for over three decades.

Director: Jordan Livingston | Stars: Sean Allison, Ronnie Arnold, Stephen Lee Arrington, Sue Baharall

3. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 595

4. Blood Brother (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

8.3
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71 Metascore

Documentarian visits best friend in India to see the mutual unconditional love that keeps his buddy bonded to a village hostel housing AIDS-afflicted children.

Director: Steve Hoover | Stars: Rocky Braat, Tom Granger, Steve Hoover

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.12M

5. A River Changes Course (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

"We've worked so hard on this land," says Sav Samourn. "And now they've come to destroy it all. Sooner or later it will all be gone." In her directorial debut, award-winning filmmaker ... See full summary »

Director: Kalyanee Mam

Votes: 109

6. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $0.38M

7. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,798 | Gross: $0.42M

8. Salinger (2013)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

6.7
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40 Metascore

An unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Director: Shane Salerno | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, Judd Apatow, John Cusack

Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $0.58M

9. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Drama

8.1
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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 51,915 | Gross: $2.06M

10. Muscle Shoals (2013)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman".

Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier | Stars: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Candi Staton

Votes: 3,030 | Gross: $0.70M

11. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

G | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

7.1
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66 Metascore

A documentary that follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's mission to help lemurs, the highly evolved creatures who arrived on Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways but are now highly endangered.

Director: David Douglas | Stars: Patricia Wright, Morgan Freeman, Hantanirina Rasamimanana

Votes: 805 | Gross: $11.02M

12. Bears (I) (2014)

G | 78 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

A documentary that follows an Alaskan bear family as its young cubs are taught life's most important lessons.

Directors: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey, Adam Chapman | Star: John C. Reilly

Votes: 5,587 | Gross: $17.77M

13. The Smiley Face Killers (2014)

82 min | Crime, Thriller

5.1
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What if you were making a documentary about a gang of serial killers and they found out?

Director: Andrew Fitzgerald | Stars: Thomas Le Min, Leanne Linsky, Mark Garrison, Bill Hayek

Votes: 144

14. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Director: Rob Kuhns | Stars: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, H. Rap Brown, Mark Harris

Votes: 1,334 | Gross: $0.01M

15. What the F@#- Is Cancer and Why Does Everybody Have It? (2014)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

8.3
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This is the film I wanted to see when I was diagnosed with cancer. -Allison W. Gryphon

Director: A.W. Gryphon | Stars: A.W. Gryphon, Jeannie Shen, Rex Hoffman, Don Hahn

Votes: 9

16. The Great Flood (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.0
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75 Metascore

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Morrison

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.01M

17. When Jews Were Funny (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

5.9
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Surveys the history of Jewish comedy.

Director: Alan Zweig | Stars: Bob Einstein, Marc Maron, Rodney Dangerfield, Gilbert Gottfried

Votes: 388

18. Don't Give Up (2014)

Documentary

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Add a Plot

Director: Jeff Helton | Stars: Haily Helton, Brittany 'McKey' Sullivan

19. The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, History, News

7.3
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A computer programmer becomes fascinated with the digital currency Bitcoin, and through his involvement in the Bitcoin community, we learn about the impending global impact of this amazing new technology.

Director: Nicholas Mross | Stars: Gavin Andresen, Brian Armstrong, Margaux Avedisian, Vitalik Buterin

Votes: 1,111

20. All the Beautiful Things (2014)

97 min | Drama

6.2
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John betrayed his life-long best friend Barron, an act that almost put Barron in jail for life. Ten years later, John and Barron meet to talk and reach some type of resolution and forgiveness.

Director: John D. Harkrider | Stars: John D. Harkrider, Barron Claiborne, Lynn Hill, Jeremy Pelt

Votes: 8

21. 59 Middle Lane (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family

8.1
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A murderous love triangle leaves two adopted 10 year old twins without parents. 10 years after the incident, at the age of 20, the twins decides to reach out and reunite with their biological Ukranian family.

Director: Greg Ammon | Stars: Greg Ammon, Alexa Ammon, Greg Salmeri, Bob Williams

Votes: 33

22. Stateless (I) (2014)

86 min | Documentary, History

9.2
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In the late 1980's, on the brink of the collapse of the Soviet Union, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews were finally allowed to leave the USSR. What these people did not expect was that ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Drob | Stars: Steven Bayme, Boris Bekker, Marina Belotserkovskaya, Gennady Drob

Votes: 35

23. An Honest Living (2014)

83 min | Documentary, Drama

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An Honest Living is an independent feature documentary that follows four Chicago based artists as they reveal how they dance the line between artistic passion and the need for commerce.

Director: Jordan Freese

24. No Place to Call Home (2014)

96 min | Documentary

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No Place To Call Home chronicles the lives of several people born and raised in Jesus People USA Evangelical Covenant Church, a religious sect on Chicago's north side. The film is ... See full summary »

Director: Jaime Prater | Stars: Angel Harold, Chris Harold, Erik Johnson, Heather Kool

25. Dead Meat Walking: A Zombie Walk Documentary (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

5.9
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A real-life zombie epidemic is spreading. Inspired by the increasing popularity of zombie movies and television shows, men, women and children across the globe use gruesome makeup and ... See full summary »

Director: Omar J. Pineda | Stars: Tom Savini, Norman Reedus, John A. Russo, Judith O'Dea

Votes: 15

26. Charlie Victor Romeo (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.3
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65 Metascore

A documentary derived entirely from 'Black Box' transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies.

Directors: Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Karlyn Michelson | Stars: Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Noel Dinneen, Irving Gregory

Votes: 271

27. 12 O'Clock Boys (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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68 Metascore

Pug, a young boy growing up on a combative West Baltimore block, finds solace in a group of illegal dirt bike riders known as The 12 O'Clock Boys.

Director: Lotfy Nathan | Stars: Coco, Pug, Steven

Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $0.04M

28. The Return to Homs (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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85 Metascore

A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abdul Basset Saroot

Votes: 874

29. Men of the Cloth (2013)

96 min | Documentary, Drama

9.3
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An inspiring documentary portrait of three Italian master tailors who share their pride and devotion to their Old World craft while confronting their challenging role in the twilight of ... See full summary »

Director: Vicki Vasilopoulos

Votes: 89

30. Heaven Adores You (2014)

104 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.9
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Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith. By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of ... See full summary »

Director: Nickolas Dylan Rossi | Stars: Madonna, Gus Van Sant, Conan O'Brien, Rossie Harris

Votes: 817

31. Impossible Light (2014)

Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.6
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'Impossible Light' follows Internationally renowned artist, Leo Villareal and his dedicated team as they set out to install 25,000 LED lights on the side of San Francisco's Bay Bridge for ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Ambers | Stars: Timothy Childs, Amy Critchett, Ben Davis, Dorka Keehn

Votes: 15

32. Broadway Idiot (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

7.7
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51 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at Green Day's "American Idiot" album becoming a punk rock Broadway musical.

Director: Doug Hamilton | Stars: Michael Mayer, Steven Hoggett, Tom Kitt, Christine Jones

Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.03M

33. The American Nurse (2014)

81 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.9
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THE AMERICAN NURSE is a heart-warming film that explores some of the biggest issues facing America - aging, war, poverty, prisons - through the work and lives of nurses. It is an ... See full summary »

Director: Carolyn Jones | Stars: Carolyn Jones, Jason Short

Votes: 18

34. Club King (2015)

70 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

8.6
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Club Kingpin Mario Diaz has been throwing the hottest, sexiest, funnest parties in the LGBT nightlife scene for over 20 years, from New York to LA. Come with us as we dive deep, go behind ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Bush | Stars: Mario Diaz, Justin Bond, Nadya Ginsburg, Selene Luna

Votes: 22

35. Tricky Bidness (2013)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary, History, News

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Intelligent and engaging, the documentary 'Tricky Bidness' tells the story of how the politically progressive town of Arcata, California has grappled with the ongoing challenge of marijuana... See full summary »

Directors: Lynne Canning, Joann Schuch | Star: Peter Buckley

36. Cyber-Seniors (2014)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

A film about senior citizens learning about computers from teenage mentors and the connections made both on and offline.

Director: Saffron Cassaday | Stars: Shura Eadie, Pelletier Henri, Schellenberg Max

Votes: 124

37. The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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61 Metascore

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 1,667 | Gross: $0.31M

38. Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.0
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55 Metascore

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo, Alejandro Solalinde

Votes: 438

39. Bayou Maharajah (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.5
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73 Metascore

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever ... See full summary »

Director: Lily Keber | Stars: James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley, Harry Connick Jr.

Votes: 141

40. The (Dead Mothers) Club (2014)

75 min | Documentary

6.1
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Three women bound by the shared experience of having lost their mothers during adolescence yet whose paths never cross.

Directors: Katie Green, Carlye Rubin | Stars: Hope Edelman, Jane Fonda, Letitia Guimaraes-Lyle, Jordyn Levine

Votes: 120

41. Razing the Bar: A Documentary About the Funhouse (2014)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.3
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Razing the Bar documents the development and eventual demolition of a well-loved fringe punk rock Seattle venue through interviews of employees, friends, and a multitude of local musicians.

Director: Ryan Worsley | Stars: Jimmy Berg, David Bessenhoffer, Beau Binek, Kurt Bloch

Votes: 31

42. Tenacity and Gratitude: The Frank Cotolo Story (2014)

Not Rated | 231 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.7
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Frank Cotolo is a writer, legendary broadcaster and entertainer who worked with several comedians and other celebrities throughout his career, including being Wolfman Jack's right hand man ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Long | Stars: Frank Cotolo, Jeremy Long, Wolfman Jack, Thom Savino

Votes: 7

43. Desert Runners (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Steinman | Stars: Samantha Gash, Tremaine Kent, David O'Brien, Ricky Paugh

Votes: 371