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1. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.1
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58 Metascore

A documentary on the expletive's origin, why it offends some people so deeply, and what can be gained from its use.

Director: Steve Anderson | Stars: Drew Carey, Billy Connolly, Bill Maher, Reinhold Aman

Votes: 4,096 | Gross: $0.02M

2. 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: 1,255

3. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.3
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An investigation into the long-obscured mystery of dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a molecule found in nearly every living organism and considered the most potent psychedelic on Earth.

Director: Mitch Schultz | Stars: Joe Rogan, Ralph Abraham, Joel Bakst, Steven Barker

Votes: 3,678

4. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

Photographer Edward Burtynsky travels the world observing changes in landscapes due to industrial work and manufacturing.

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,509 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

An examination of the current state of education in America today.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Charles Adam, Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $6.41M

6. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 25,797

7. The Most Hated Family in America (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain, Fred Phelps

Votes: 3,324

8. Meeting People Is Easy (1998)

99 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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An entertaining "rockumentary" about Radiohead that shows some of the tedium of being a rock star, as well as some of the fun stuff.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien

Votes: 2,835 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Leonardo da Vinci (1952)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

7.6
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The story of the brilliant Italian artist, sculptor, architect and engineer is told in this informative program. Leonardo's legacy to the world came in so many forms; in the breathtaking ... See full summary »

Directors: Luciano Emmer, Enrico Gras | Star: Albert Dekker

Votes: 14

10. Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.7
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The word Taqwacore is a combination of hardcore, a genre of punk music, and taqwa, an Arabic word that translates as "piety" or "god-fearing." The first to use the term was writer, ... See full summary »

Director: Omar Majeed | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Arieb Azhur, Ammar Aziz, Chris Clover

Votes: 171

11. No Logo (2003 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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In the age of the brand, logos are everywhere. But why do some of the world's best-known brands find themselves at the end of spray paint cans and the targets of anti-corporate campaigns? ... See full summary »

Director: Sut Jhally | Star: Naomi Klein

Votes: 167

12. History Cold Case (2010– )
Episode: Mummified Child (2010)

Documentary

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The team investigates the remains of a mummified child possibly used as a scientific specimen in 19th-century Victorian England.

Director: Harvey Lilley | Stars: Laurence Fox, Sue Black, Simon Chaplin, Andrew Connell

Votes: 11

13. Ice Age Columbus: Who Were the First Americans? (2005 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

7.4
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Director: Nicolas Brown | Stars: Lawrence Bayne, Kathleen Munroe, Craig Stanghetta, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 110

14. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: The Day the Earth Nearly Died (2002)

Documentary

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Stars: Jack Fortune, Michael J. Benton, Vincent Courtillot, Gerald Dickens

Votes: 26

15. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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72 Metascore

Four boys from Sudan embark on a journey to America after years of wandering Sub-Saharan Africa in search of safety.

Directors: Christopher Dillon Quinn, Tommy Walker | Stars: Panther Bior, John Bul Dau, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Abol Pach

Votes: 2,578 | Gross: $0.28M

16. The Trouble with Atheism (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

3.6
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Rod Liddle investigates and debates whether atheists can be considered as intolerant and fanatical as some established religious groups.

Director: Dimitri Collingridge | Stars: Peter Atkins, Richard Dawkins, Rod Liddle, John Polkinghorne

Votes: 60

17. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

3.7
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20 Metascore

Ben Stein examines the issue of academic freedom and decides that there is none when it comes to the debate over intelligent design.

Director: Nathan Frankowski | Stars: Ben Stein, Lili Asvar, Peter Atkins, Hector Avalos

Votes: 11,449 | Gross: $7.69M

18. Married to the Eiffel Tower (2008 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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An observation documentary about women who fall in love with large objects rather than people. They maintain to have intimate relationships with them, including comunicating with them ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Piotrowska

Votes: 83

19. Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003 Video)

185 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, James Cameron

Votes: 426

20. Kosovo: Can You Imagine? (2009)

30 min | Documentary, Short, War

7.4
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In a land under international supervision, in the heart of Europe, at the beginning of the 21st century, in Kosovo, one man attempts to expose human rights violations unlike anything you can imagine.

Director: Boris Malagurski

Votes: 730

21. Opération lune (2002 TV Movie)

52 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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This hard-hitting mockumentary exposes how Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 moon landing, with seeming-endorsements from many key players in NASA and the US government.

Director: William Karel | Stars: Stanley Kubrick, Richard Nixon, Buzz Aldrin, Loïs Aldrin

Votes: 1,621

22. Bomb It (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

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Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

Director: Jon Reiss | Stars: Cope 2, Kid Acne, Antonio, Arofish

Votes: 612