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1. 10 MPH (2007)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

6.8
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Two guys quit stodgy corporate jobs, scrounged up all the savings they could, collected credit cards, and stepped - or better yet - scooted forward to follow their biggest dream: to become ... See full summary »

Director: Hunter Weeks | Stars: Josh Caldwell, Johnathan F. Keough, Alon Waisman, Gannon Weeks

Votes: 375

2. Starbucking (2006)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

5.7
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Director: Bill Tangeman | Stars: Frank Edward Nora, Howard Wen, Winter

Votes: 64

3. The One Percent (2006)

Documentary

6.9
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In this hard-hitting but humorous documentary, director Jamie Johnson takes the exploration of wealth that he began in Born Rich one step further. The One Percent, refers to the tiny ... See full summary »

Director: Jamie Johnson | Stars: Nicole Buffet, Chuck Collins, Steve Forbes, Cody Franchetti

Votes: 948

4. Nosey Parker (2003)

104 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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Having just settled in woodsy Vermont, Richard Newman (Richard Snee) and his much younger wife, Natalie (Natalie Picoe), realize that their marriage is at a turning point. As they spar over... See full summary »

Director: John O'Brien | Stars: Natalie Picoe, George Lyford, Richard Snee, Susannah Blachly

Votes: 50

5. Last Man Standing: Politics Texas Style (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.3
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Director: Paul Stekler | Stars: Karl Rove, Ann Richards, Molly Ivins, Patrick Rose

Votes: 23

6. Fired! (2007)

Unrated | 71 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.7
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36 Metascore

Annabelle Gurwitch's first-person take on getting the axe.

Directors: Chris Bradley, Kyle LaBrache | Stars: Stephen Adly Guirgis, Tim Allen, Andy Borowitz, W. Bruce Cameron

Votes: 354 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Code 33 (2005)

80 min | Documentary

7.4
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This engrossing documentary follows two Cuban-American detectives in their 2003 hunt for an unknown man-the notorious Miami serial rapist. From the directors of Horns and Halos, this film ... See full summary »

Directors: David Beilinson, Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley, Zachary Werner

Votes: 14

8. Frank and Cindy (2007)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Frank & Cindy is a deeply personal documentary about Frank Garcia, an 80's one-hit wonder musician, and his blonde bombshell wife Cindy, who makes him live in the basement.

Director: G.J. Echternkamp | Stars: Cynthia Brown, Frank Garcia

Votes: 194

9. Muskrat Lovely (2005)

57 min | Documentary

7.6
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Local girls compete in a pageant to become queen at the world championship of muskrat skinning.

Director: Amy Nicholson

Votes: 18

10. Must Read After My Death (2007)

73 min | Documentary

6.7
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75 Metascore

A grandmother dies and leaves behind hours of secret film and audio recordings as well as an envelope with the words "Must read after my death", which reveal a dark history for her family to discover.

Director: Morgan Dews

Votes: 159

11. Up from Zero (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary

7.0
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9/11/2001 and The World Trade Center cleanup through the eyes of the Construction Workers.

Directors: Tim Baney, Ann DeStefano Sutherland | Stars: Craig Sechler, Gregg Nolan, Hugh Smith, Rick Ostrander

Votes: 20

12. Purple State of Mind (2008)

82 min | Documentary

8.2
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Directors: Craig Detweiler, John Marks

Votes: 25

13. Nursery University (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.7
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Documentary about disparate NYC parents' efforts to get their children into "feeder preschools," private institutions that claim to set youngsters on the track to admission into Ivy league colleges.

Directors: Marc H. Simon, Matthew Makar

Votes: 247 | Gross: $0.02M

14. American Waitress, New Mexico (2002)

Not Rated | 66 min | Documentary

6.7
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This documentary examines a cross-section of women working in the food-service industry, exploring their lives on-the-job and off.

Director: Vanessa Vassar | Stars: Lillian Beams, Sonya Fairbanks, Sherry McElwan, Karen Webb

Votes: 16

15. Missing Young Woman (2001)

74 min | Documentary

7.6
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This gripping documentary investigates the disappearance of young women from assembly plants that line the Mexican-American border

Director: Lourdes Portillo

Votes: 122

16. The Boys from Baghdad High (2007)

88 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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Four students from different religious backgrounds in Baghdad document their final year in high school.

Directors: Ivan O'Mahoney, Laura Winter | Stars: Hayder Khalid, Mohammad Raed, Anmar Refat, Ali Shadman

Votes: 169

17. Summercamp! (2006)

85 min | Documentary

6.9
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"Summercamp!" follows the day-to-day drama of 90 kids let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp. Featuring music by The Flaming Lips.

Directors: Bradley Beesley, Sarah Price | Stars: Patrick Lemmon, Mary Nass, Cameron Schmitt, Holly Stephenson

Votes: 132

18. 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: 4,104 | Gross: $0.02M

19. Manhattan, Kansas (2006)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.8
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A loving daughter documents her reunion with her mentally-unstable mother in this heartfelt and decidedly personal documentary from filmmaker Tara Wray. When Wray was just a child, her ... See full summary »

Director: Tara Wray | Star: Evie Wray

Votes: 43

20. Have You Seen Andy? (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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"Have You Seen Andy?" is the personal story of a childhood friendship abruptly ended by the tragic abduction of a young boy. On a hot summer day in August 1976, ten year-old Andy Puglisi ... See full synopsis »

Director: Melanie Perkins

Votes: 73

21. Break-Up Date (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary/romantic comedy about the awkward and uncertain time between relationships, when one is confronted with the dating world in a culture of speed dating, online dating and too much choice.

Director: Collin Souter | Stars: Melanie Apel, Mindy Apel, Marcia Baczynski, Bathsheba Birman

Votes: 6

22. Bajo Juárez: La ciudad devorando a sus hijas (2006)

96 min | Documentary

8.0
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In an industrial town in Mexico near the US border, hundreds of women have been sexually abused and murdered. As the body count continues to rise, a web of corruption unfolds that reaches the highest levels of Mexican society.

Directors: José Antonio Cordero, Alejandra Sánchez

Votes: 63

23. Excellent Cadavers (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.8
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In the late-80s and early-90s, two prosecutors went after the mob in Sicily. Archival footage, gruesome photographs and new interviews are shown.

Director: Marco Turco | Stars: Giuseppe Ayala, Letizia Battaglia, Alexander Stille

Votes: 118

24. Family Affair (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Family

7.4
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65 Metascore

At 10 years old, Chico Colvard accidentally shot his older sister in the leg. This seemingly random act detonated a chain reaction that exposed unspeakable realities and shattered his ... See full summary »

Director: Chico Colvard

Votes: 165

25. 45365 (2009)

90 min | Documentary

7.3
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88 Metascore

45365 explores the congruities of daily life in an American town. From the patrol car to the courtroom, the playground to the nursing home, the parade to the prayer service, it explores ... See full summary »

Directors: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

Votes: 167

26. The Bridge (I) (2006)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

People suffer largely unnoticed while the rest of the world goes about its business. This is a documentary exploration of the mythic beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel | Stars: Eric Geleynse, Chris Brown, Susan Ginwalla, Caroline Pressley

Votes: 10,077 | Gross: $0.18M

27. The Parking Lot Movie (2010)

PG | 74 min | Documentary

7.0
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63 Metascore

The Parking Lot Movie is a documentary about a singular parking lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The film follows a select group of parking lot attendants and their strange rite of passage... See full summary »

Director: Meghan Eckman | Stars: Patrick Baran, John Beers, Chris Farina, Tyler Magill

Votes: 1,711

28. 9/11: The Falling Man (2006 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary

7.4
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The Falling Man is a documentary that examines one of the many images that were circulated by the press immediately after the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. The ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Singer | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Iliana Guibert

Votes: 975

29. Resolved (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary

7.3
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The fascinating complexity of high school debate gives way to a portrait of the equally complex racial and class bias of American education in Greg Whiteley's riveting documentary. ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Whiteley | Stars: Samuel Alito, Louis Blackwell, Jon Bruschke, Matthew Edwards

Votes: 285

30. Living in Emergency (2008)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

8.5
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76 Metascore

In the war-zones of Liberia and Congo, four volunteers with Doctors Without Borders struggle to provide emergency medical care under extreme conditions.

Director: Mark N. Hopkins | Stars: Chiara Lepora, Davinder Gill, Chris Brasher, Tom Krueger

Votes: 991 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 19,051 | Gross: $1.33M

32. The Big Uneasy (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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54 Metascore

Follows three remarkable people--the leaders of two scientific investigation teams, and one whistleblower--as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded.

Director: Harry Shearer | Stars: Harry Shearer, John Goodman, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 124

33. The Tillman Story (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.8
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86 Metascore

Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Pat Tillman, Josh Brolin, Mary Tillman, Russell Baer

Votes: 4,175 | Gross: $0.80M

34. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 62,220 | Gross: $4.31M

35. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.7
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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,772 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Tapestries of Hope (2009)

78 min | Documentary

8.1
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Tapestries of Hope is the story of filmmaker Michealene Cristini Risley who traveled to Zimbabwe to document the work of Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network. The film exposes an issue ... See full summary »

Director: Michealene Cristini Risley | Star: Betty Makoni

Votes: 28

37. Public Speaking (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.7
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A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Pau Casals

Votes: 1,371 | Gross: $0.06M

38. The Last Lions (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Family

8.3
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69 Metascore

Fifty years ago there were close to half-a-million lions in Africa. Today there are around 20,000. To make matters worse, lions, unlike elephants, which are far more numerous, have ... See full summary »

Director: Dereck Joubert | Star: Jeremy Irons

Votes: 3,626 | Gross: $0.64M

39. Becoming Santa (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.6
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The story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single season. We follow Jack as he bleaches his hair and goes to Santa School. He tries to do everything that ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Myers | Stars: John Merian, Gary Casey, Peter Fontana, David Childs

Votes: 323

40. African Cats (2011)

G | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure

7.6
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61 Metascore

A nature documentary centered on two cat families and how they teach their cubs the ways of the wild.

Directors: Keith Scholey, Alastair Fothergill | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Stewart, Mara

Votes: 5,498 | Gross: $15.42M

41. Brothers (I) (2006)

65 min | Documentary

8.0
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Director: Sean McGinly

Votes: 23

42. Andrew Jenks, Room 335 (2006)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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At 19 years old, Andrew Jenks moved into an assisted living facility in Florida with two friends in order to document life there and to glean what lessons he could from the senior ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Jenks | Stars: Bill Delarm, Andrew Jenks, Dotty Shepard, Tammy Signorile

Votes: 206

43. Out of the Ashes: 9/11 (2011)

99 min | Documentary, Drama, History

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On September 11th, approximately three thousand lives turned into ash. Eleven days after the terrorist attack, the federal government put in place the largest public entitlement program, ... See full summary »

Directors: Marilyn Berger, Sarah Holt | Star: Charles Ogletree

44. 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: 7,713 | Gross: $0.41M

45. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 5,777 | Gross: $0.68M

46. Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009)

84 min | Documentary

7.5
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In 2007, the Taliban kidnapped 24-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi and an Italian journalist. Naqshbandi was one of Afghanistan's best "fixers" -- someone hired by foreign journalists to facilitate, translate, and gain access for their stories.

Director: Ian Olds

Votes: 115

47. Invisibles (2007)

95 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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A series of short films examining the world's overlooked problems and the people who suffer from them.

Directors: Mariano Barroso, Isabel Coixet, Javier Corcuera, Fernando León de Aranoa, Wim Wenders | Stars: Lia Chapman, Isabelle Stoffel

Votes: 283

48. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 2,973 | Gross: $4.02M

49. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)

R | 92 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi | Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia, Dennis Crowley

Votes: 3,090 | Gross: $1.07M

50. Crime After Crime (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler, an incarcerated survivor of brutal domestic violence. Over 26 years in prison cannot crush the spirit of this determined African-American ... See full summary »

Director: Yoav Potash | Stars: Deborah Peagler, Joshua Safran, Nadia Costa, Yoav Potash

Votes: 415 | Gross: $0.06M

51. Sweetgrass (2009)

Unrated | 101 min | Documentary, Adventure, Western

6.9
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80 Metascore

In the summer of 2003, a group of shepherds took a herd of sheep one final time through the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, in the extreme north-west of the United States. It was a journey ... See full summary »

Directors: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Votes: 783 | Gross: $0.21M

52. South of the Border (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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45 Metascore

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tariq Ali, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 2,628 | Gross: $0.17M

53. Presunto culpable (2008)

87 min | Documentary

8.2
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Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions of a judicial system that presumes suspects guilty until proven innocent.

Directors: Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith

Votes: 1,236

54. 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

55. The Battle for Marjah (2010)

88 min | Documentary

7.4
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On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Wonke

Votes: 573

56. Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary that explores the world of children who reside in discounted motels within walking distance of Disneyland, living in limbo as their families struggle to survive in one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Pelosi

Votes: 193

57. Lioness (2008)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.5
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The untold story of the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat.

Directors: Meg McLagan, Daria Sommers

Votes: 80

58. Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,076 | Gross: $0.04M

59. Afghan Star (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Habib Amiri, Setara Hussainzada, Rafi Naabzada, Lima Sahar

Votes: 891 | Gross: $0.10M

60. The Third Monday in October (2006)

91 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary on student council races in four different middle schools across the U.S.

Directors: Vanessa Roth, Alexandra Dickson Gray

Votes: 39

61. Control Room (2004)

84 min | Documentary

7.8
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79 Metascore

A documentary on perception of the United States's war with Iraq, with an emphasis on Al Jazeera's coverage.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Samir Khader, Josh Rushing, George W. Bush, Hassan Ibrahim

Votes: 4,870 | Gross: $2.59M

62. Occupation 101 (2006)

90 min | Documentary

8.4
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A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. political involvement.

Directors: Abdallah Omeish, Sufyan Omeish | Stars: James Akins, Arik Ascherman, Bishop Barltlett Jr., Phyllis Bennis

Votes: 1,617

63. 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: 43,320 | Gross: $0.86M

64. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,612 | Gross: $0.01M

65. 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: 14,051 | Gross: $0.22M

66. Senna (2010)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 50,578 | Gross: $1.61M

67. The Price of Sex (2011)

72 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A documentary about young Eastern European women who've been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. It is a story told by survivors; a film that gives a voice to women who ... See full summary »

Director: Mimi Chakarova | Star: Mimi Chakarova

Votes: 142

68. The Boy Mir (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Tracks cheeky, enthusiastic Mir from a childish eight to a fully grown eighteen-year-old in Afghanistan.

Director: Phil Grabsky

Votes: 104

69. The Boy Who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan (2004)

96 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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In 2001, the Taliban government of Afghanistan destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan, the world's tallest stone sculptures. By the summer of 2002, after the fall of the Taliban, more than 250 ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Grabsky

Votes: 147

70. Incident in New Baghdad (2011)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.9
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U.S. Army veteran Ethan McCord recounts his life-changing experiences at the scene of one of the most notorious events of the Iraq War: the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a ... See full summary »

Director: James Spione | Star: Ethan McCord

Votes: 64

71. Battle for Brooklyn (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

7.0
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71 Metascore

'Battle for Brooklyn' follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley

Votes: 115 | Gross: $0.01M

72. Pearl Jam Twenty (2011)

Not Rated | 109 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 7,049 | Gross: $0.45M

73. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Freedom Riders (2011)

TV-PG | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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From PBS and American Experience - This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders.

Director: Stanley Nelson

Votes: 57

74. Shilton Ha Chok (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Can justice truly be served in the occupied territories given the current system of law administered by Israel for Palestinians?

Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Votes: 328

75. Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

7.0
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71 Metascore

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 252

76. Lucky (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.8
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A documentary about the American lottery and some of the industry's biggest winners (and losers).

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Star: Steve Ledoux

Votes: 330

77. Pecados de mi padre (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.2
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This is the incredible story of Pablo Escobar, the infamous boss of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, told for the very first time by his son, Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos. In... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Entel | Stars: Jorge Enrique Abello, Pablo Escobar, Sebastian Marroquín, María Isabel Santos

Votes: 1,437

78. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. ... See full summary »

Director: Chad Freidrichs | Stars: Slyvester Brown, Irvin Dagen, Elmer Fiedler, Robert Fishman

Votes: 710 | Gross: $0.04M

79. The Other F Word (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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60 Metascore

What happens when a generation's ultimate anti-authoritarians -- punk rockers-- become society's ultimate authorities -- dads? With a large chorus of Punk Rock's leading men - Blink-182's ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Blaugrund Nevins | Stars: Tony Adolescent, Art Alexakis, Tony Cadena, Rob Chaos

Votes: 1,708 | Gross: $0.05M

80. The Swell Season (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once (2007) culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Stars: Catherine Hansard, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

Votes: 690

81. An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.6
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'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand, 1923. The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both... See full summary »

Directors: Al Reinert, John Dean, Nellie Gonzalez | Stars: Nellie Gonzalez, John Raley

Votes: 292

82. Sounds Like Teen Spirit (2008)

100 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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A documentary about the junior version of the annual Eurovision song festival.

Director: Jamie Jay Johnson | Stars: Bab Buelens, Marina Baltadzi

Votes: 203

83. Every Little Step (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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76 Metascore

Follows the plight of real-life dancers as they struggle through auditions for the Broadway revival of "A Chorus Line". Also investigates the history of the show and the creative minds behind the original and current incarnations.

Directors: Adam Del Deo, James D. Stern | Stars: German Alexander, Bob Avian, Justin Bellero, Michael Bennett

Votes: 1,258 | Gross: $1.72M

84. Class C: The Only Game in Town (2008)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Sport

8.3
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As their tiny hometowns fight to stay on the map, girls from across rural Montana compete for the state basketball title and a chance to bring home something worth celebrating. Montana ... See full summary »

Directors: Shasta Grenier, Justin Lubke | Stars: Reed Point Pirates, Twin Bridges Falcons, Scobey Spartans, Rocky Boy Stars

Votes: 7

85. Guys 'N Divas: Battle of the High School Musicals (2009)

Documentary

6.9
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A documentary on the intensely competitive world of high school musicals in Southern Indiana, with a focus on three schools that spend tens of thousands of dollars on their productions in ... See full summary »

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Hillary Horvath, Alex Rose Wiesel

Votes: 35

86. American Harmony (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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Every year thousands compete in the world's greatest singing competition - that you've never heard of. AMERICAN HARMONY journeys deep into the ultra-obsessive, zany, and heartfelt world of ... See full summary »

Director: Aengus James | Stars: Greg Clancy, Patrick Claypool, Eric Dalbey, Tony DeRosa

Votes: 58

87. Thespians (II) (2010)

88 min | Documentary

8.4
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Thespians tells the heart-warming story of four troupes and their journey to the largest high school theatre competition in the world.

Director: Warren Skeels | Stars: Tiffany Gray, Kathryn Kuhn, Jeremy Michaels, Melanie Neu

Votes: 39

88. Peace Out (2011)

TV-G | 80 min | Documentary, History, News

8.5
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Peace Out seeks to engage those of us who do not connect our daily decisions with global land use issues. It focuses on the North Western Canadian wilderness, however the issues are ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Wilkinson | Stars: Mark Jaccard, David Schindler, Diane Culling, Ben Parfitt

Votes: 50

89. Freeing Bernie Baran (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Crime

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The heroic battle to free an innocent man. A family waiting 20 years for his return. A small town's dirty little secret.

Director: Daniel Alexander | Stars: Bernard Baran, John G. Swomley, Harvey A. Silverglate, Catherine Smitko

90. In the Land of the Free... (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.3
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Tells the shocking and unbelievable story of Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox and Robert King, three black men from rural Louisiana who were held in solitary confinement in the biggest prison... See full summary »

Director: Vadim Jean | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Bee, Robert King, Malik Rahim

Votes: 45

91. Scenes of a Crime (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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71 Metascore

Explores a nearly 10-hour interrogation that culminates in a disputed confession, and an intense, high-profile murder trial in New York state. Police video-recordings reveal the complicated... See full summary »

Directors: Grover Babcock, Blue Hadaegh | Star: Tim Colaneri

Votes: 46

92. Hungry for Monsters (2004)

67 min | Documentary

7.0
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In the early 1990s, teenager Nicole Althaus began an unlikely friendship with a teacher at her high school. Soon after, she accused her father of sexual abuse and rape. Local law ... See full summary »

Director: George Paul Csicsery | Stars: C. Renee Althaus, Nicole Althaus, Rick Althaus, Martha Bailor

Votes: 17

93. The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man, Darryl Hunt, who spent nearly twenty years in prison for a crime he did not... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Evelyn Jefferson, Fred Flagler, John Reeves, Mary Anne Sheboy

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.00M

94. Tulia, Texas (2008)

Not Rated | 54 min

7.7
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A look at the aftermath and investigation behind the massive 1999 Tulia, Texas drug bust, which resulted in the arrest of 46 people, 39 of whom were African American.

Directors: Cassandra Herrman, Kelly Whalen

Votes: 31

95. Monster Camp (2007)

TV-14 | 81 min | Documentary, Fantasy

6.7
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Welcome to Monster Camp, the true story about a world where people transform into creatures, heroes, and monsters to escape their daily lives. In the vein of Lord of the Rings, World of ... See full summary »

Director: Cullen Hoback

Votes: 504

96. 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: 27,016 | Gross: $2.60M

97. Life with Murder (2010)

95 min | Documentary

7.0
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Chatham, Ontario, 1998. Eighteen-year-old Jennifer Jenkins is brutally shot to death by multiple rifle rounds in her family home. The main suspect: her brother, Mason Jenkins, who fled the ... See full summary »

Director: John Kastner

Votes: 191

98. Circus Rosaire (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

8.6
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Story of the Rosaire family, a 9th generation family of circus performers known for their unique and respectful manner of performing with animals, as they struggle to maintain their family ... See full summary »

Director: Robyn Bliley | Stars: Clayton Rosaire, Derrick Rosaire, Ellian Rosaire, Frederick Rosaire

Votes: 49

99. The Cheshire Murders (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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A documentary about a brutal home invasion in Cheshire, Connecticut in 2007.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Marilyn Bartoli, Deb Biggins, Michael Daluz, Jeremiah Donovan

Votes: 1,362

100. The Big Fix (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.7
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57 Metascore

A documentary that examines the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

Directors: Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell | Stars: Peter Fonda, Amy Smart, Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell

Votes: 369