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1. All in This Tea (2007)
Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary
During the 1990s, David Lee Hoffman searched throughout China for the finest teas. He's a California importer who, as a youth, lived in Asia for years and took tea with the Dali Lama. ... See full summary »
2. Burden of Dreams (1982)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic Fitzcarraldo (1982), showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively ... See full summary »
3. Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul (2010)
TV-G | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure
Into The Cold--A Journey of the Soul retraces the personal and harrowing expedition of two men on foot to the North Pole in sub-zero temperatures to commemorate the centennial of Admiral ... See full summary »
4. Collapse (II) (2009)
Unrated | 82 min | Documentary
A documentary on Michael Ruppert, a police officer turned independent reporter who predicted the current financial crisis in his self-published newsletter, From the Wilderness.
Votes: 6,191 | Gross: $0.05M
PG | 92 min | Documentary
Holy Rollers follows the rise of arguably the largest and most well-funded blackjack team in America-made up entirely of churchgoing Christians. While they succeed in taking millions from ... See full summary »
6. The War on Kids (2009)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
Shows how American public schools have failed in their mission to provide education, erode the country's democratic foundation by denying the most basic civil rights to youth, and often resemble prisons.
7. The Lottery (2010)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News
Four children enter a high-stakes lottery. If they win, they can attend one of the best schools in New York. A look at the crisis in public education, The Lottery makes the case than any child can succeed.
Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.05M
9. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010)
PG | 90 min | Documentary
Vidal Sassoon is more than just a hairdresser-he's a rock star, an artist, a craftsman who "changed the world with a pair of scissors." With the geometric, Bauhaus-inspired hairdos he ... See full summary »
Votes: 217 | Gross: $0.09M
12. Trumbo (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography
Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »
Votes: 899 | Gross: $7.85M
13. Ouwehoeren (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years.
Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.03M
14. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »
Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Vito (2011)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.
17. Senna (2010)
PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.
Votes: 50,098 | Gross: $1.61M
20. Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)
79 min | Documentary, Biography
An exploration into the life and art of the renowned author of "Last Exit To Brooklyn" and "Requiem For A Dream." Hubert Selby Jr., a self-described "scream looking for a mouth," against ... See full summary »
23. Shoah (1985)
Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War
Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.
Votes: 6,472 | Gross: $0.02M
24. Venus and Serena (2012)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary
Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they've provoked strong reactions - from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They've been winning ... See full summary »
Votes: 642 | Gross: $0.05M
25. Image Before My Eyes (1981)
90 min | Documentary
Using historical footage, still photographs, and live interviews, the filmmaker tells the story of Jewish life in Poland between the two World Wars. Includes scenes of urban and rural life,... See full summary »
26. A Band Called Death (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $0.13M
Comprehensive two-part PBS series that tells the fascinating true story of 250 years of Jewish immigration in America.
28. Tattoo Nation (2013)
86 min | Documentary, History
How did tattoos go from something that was put on you to an expression that comes from within you? That transformation is the subject of a new groundbreaking documentary film, TATTOO NATION.
30. For No Good Reason (2012)
R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Johnny Depp pays a visit to Ralph Steadman, the renown artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson.
Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $0.07M
32. Mademoiselle C (2013)
R | 93 min | Documentary
A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.
Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.04M
33. Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013)
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Crime, History
The world's most successful diamond thieves take us into the dark world of the international jewel trade.
Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.02M
36. Holy Wars (2010)
84 min | Documentary
Take one Muslim advocate for global jihad and put him in a room with one conservative Christian on a mission to evangelize the world's Muslims. Which man will be left standing? Touching ... See full summary »
37. Meine keine Familie (2012)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family - these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof, the largest commune in Europe founded by the Viennese Actionist ... See full summary »
Director: Paul-Julien Robert
38. Gulabi Gang (2012)
96 min | Documentary
In Bundelkhand, India, a revolution is in the making among the poorest of the poor, as the fiery women of the Gulabi Gang empower themselves and take up the fight against gender violence, caste oppression and widespread corruption.
39. Ballet 422 (2014)
PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music, Sport
From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.
Votes: 971 | Gross: $0.33M
40. The Institute (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery
A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.
42. Le joli mai (1963)
Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary
Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May 1962;the first springtime of peace after the ceasefire with Algeria ... See full summary »
Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.02M
43. The World Before Her (2012)
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary
Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs.
44. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation
A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.
Votes: 2,884 | Gross: $0.13M
46. Let's Get Lost (1988)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's ... See full summary »
47. 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: 7,705 | Gross: $0.19M
48. Al midan (2013)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History
A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.
Votes: 7,463 | Gross: $0.12M
49. The Age of Stupid (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War
A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
50. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Votes: 1,336 | Gross: $0.01M
51. Inequality for All (2013)
PG | 89 min | Documentary
A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.
Votes: 5,880 | Gross: $1.21M
52. The Crash Reel (2013)
108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the ... See full summary »
53. Brother Born Again (2001)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary
Filmmaker Julia Pimsleur used to make up elaborate lies about her brother Marc, rather than explain that he had dropped out of college, turned his back on his Jewish heritage and moved to a... See full summary »
54. Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)
94 min | Documentary, Romance
STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a compelling documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon about the power of love and the ability of humankind to rise above unimaginable ... See full summary »
55. Afghan Star (2009)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, Music
A look at how contestants on the a musical contest program "Pop Idol" in Afghanistan risk their lives to appear on the show.
Votes: 886 | Gross: $0.10M
56. This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary
A filmed account of the street protests against the World Trade Organization Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1999.
59. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.
Votes: 811 | Gross: $0.30M
60. Muscle Shoals (2013)
PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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".
Votes: 3,032 | Gross: $0.70M
61. Killing Oswald (2013)
102 min | Documentary
Killing Oswald explores the mystery of how and why John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were assassinated in 1963, tracing Oswald's strange transformation from US Marine radar operator in ... See full summary »
63. Free to Play (2014)
75 min | Documentary, Action
Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever.
64. Dancing in Jaffa (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
Renowned ball-room dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together.
Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.13M
65. The Punk Singer (2013)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
Votes: 2,354 | Gross: $0.12M
66. Alice Neel (2007)
Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary
The life and work of Alice Neel (1900-1984), American portrait painter. Part of the narration is chronological, part consists of interviews with friends, other artists, scholars, and family... See full summary »
Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.05M
67. The Price of Sugar (2007)
Unrated | 90 min | Documentary
On the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic, tourists flock to pristine beaches, with little knowledge that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed Haitians are under armed guard ... See full summary »
68. Fight Church (2014)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Sport
Academy Award Winning Director, Daniel Junge (Saving Face) and director Bryan Storkel (Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians) team up with producers Eben Kostbar and ... See full summary »
105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.
Votes: 13,660 | Gross: $0.05M
70. The Unknown Known (2013)
PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Votes: 3,330 | Gross: $0.28M
71. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009)
87 min | Documentary
Wavy Gravy is known as the MC of the Woodstock festival, a hippie icon, activist, clown, and even a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. In SAINT MISBEHAVIN' we meet a true servant to humanity ... See full summary »
Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.03M
72. More Than the Rainbow (2012)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
As it chronicles the life and times of street photographer and former cabbie Matt Weber, More Than The Rainbow becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic ... See full summary »
Votes: 17 | Gross: $0.00M
73. NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)
Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary
Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III.
Votes: 381 | Gross: $0.04M
74. Absolute Wilson (2006)
Unrated | 105 min | Documentary
From director, Katharina Otto-Bernstein, a provocative and moving documentary on the life and work of Robert Wilson, one of the most visionary and controversial theater artists of our time.... See full summary »
Votes: 127 | Gross: $0.07M
75. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
Votes: 5,447 | Gross: $1.51M
76. Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Learn how video games are made, marketed, and consumed by looking back at gaming history and culture through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.
Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $0.02M
77. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)
Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary
Governor George Wallace will not let two black students into an Alabama school, against the wishes of President Kennedy. Loud shouts come from both sides of the issue as JFK stands by his decisions.
78. Running from Crazy (2013)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
'Running from Crazy' is a documentary examining the personal journey of model and actress Mariel Hemingway, the great granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, as she strives for a greater ... See full summary »
Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.03M
79. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist's process.
Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.06M
80. Point and Shoot (2014)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary
An American sets out with his motorbike to find both adventure and his sense of manhood, leading him on an extraordinary journey he could not have imagined, including fighting in the Libyan Revolution.
81. Teenage (I) (2013)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History
Teenagers did not always exist. In this living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and voices lifted from early 20th Century diary entries, a struggle erupts between adults and adolescents to define a new idea of youth.
Votes: 660 | Gross: $0.02M
82. The Endless Summer (1966)
PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport
The crown jewel to ten years of Bruce Brown surfing documentaries. Brown follows two young surfers around the world in search of the perfect wave, and ends up finding quite a few in addition to some colorful local characters.
84. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)
R | 101 min | Documentary
The world's greatest pinup model and cult icon, Bettie Page, recounts the true story of how her free expression overcame government witch-hunts to help launch America's sexual revolution.
Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.10M
85. Refusenik (2007)
120 min | Documentary
Refusenik chronicles the thirty-year international movement to free Soviet Jews. The first retrospective film about the movement, it has been called a "seminal" work on the subject. Told ... See full summary »
Director: Laura Bialis
Votes: 37 | Gross: $0.04M
86. Alive Inside (2014)
Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News
Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.
Votes: 2,570 | Gross: $0.15M
88. Peter Brook: The Tightrope (2012)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music
Filmed with five hidden cameras, The Tightrope is a total immersion into the creative process behind legendary theater director Peter Brook's work -- powerful, intimate, and emotionally ... See full summary »
Votes: 39 | Gross: $0.02M
89. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
R | 138 min | Documentary
A documentary examining the decade of the 1970s as a turning point in American cinema. Some of today's best filmmakers interview the influential directors of that time.
Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.03M
90. Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002)
R | 105 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at Fellini's creative process. In extensive interviews, Fellini talks a bit about his background and then discusses how he works and how he creates. Several actors, a producer, a ... See full summary »
Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.11M
91. Art and Craft (2014)
89 min | Documentary
When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.
Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.22M
92. Under the Electric Sky (2014)
PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music
Beginning in 1997 with a few thousand revelers in Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival has become the largest dance music event in North America. Known for its over the top displays of ... See full summary »
Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.20M
93. The Hacker Wars (2014)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime
Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy.
Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.00M
94. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )
M | 30 min | Documentary
From award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions, Amazon Prime Video presents a groundbreaking new series that brings America's most award-winning magazine, The New Yorker, to ... See full summary »
98. Best of Enemies (2015)
R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News
Votes: 4,586 | Gross: $0.89M
99. Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)
100 min | Documentary
REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. Passionate and gracefully ... See full summary »