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1. All in This Tea (2007)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

7.2
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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 »

Directors: Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht | Stars: David Lee Hoffman, Song Diefeng, Werner Herzog, Angela Justice

Votes: 241

2. Burden of Dreams (1982)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

8.0
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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 »

Director: Les Blank | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

Votes: 4,958

3. Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul (2010)

TV-G | 85 min | Documentary, Action, Adventure

6.7
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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 »

Director: Sebastian Copeland | Stars: Sebastian Copeland, Keith Heger

Votes: 128

4. Collapse (II) (2009)

Unrated | 82 min | Documentary

7.8
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Smith | Star: Michael Ruppert

Votes: 6,191 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (2011)

PG | 92 min | Documentary

7.0
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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 »

Director: Bryan Storkel | Stars: Ben Crawford, Brad Currah, David Drury, Michael Scott Foster

Votes: 489

6. The War on Kids (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.7
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Cevin Soling | Star: Randy Cassingham

Votes: 195

7. The Lottery (2010)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Drama, News

7.0
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72 Metascore

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.

Director: Madeleine Sackler | Stars: Cory Booker, Geoffrey Canada, Candice Fryer, Gregory Goodwine Jr.

Votes: 535 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Golden Gate Silver Light (2013)

Documentary

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Director: Louisa Wei | Stars: Law Chung-Long, Graham Hodges, Robert C. Jones, Kenneth Kwong

Votes: 5

9. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie (2010)

PG | 90 min | Documentary

6.4
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63 Metascore

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 »

Director: Craig Teper | Stars: Elgin Charles, Irina Khokhlova, Kai-Li Ma, Mary Quant

Votes: 217 | Gross: $0.09M

10. Heir to an Execution (2004)

TV-PG | 99 min | Documentary

7.2
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A filmmaker explores the lives and deaths of her grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as spies in 1953.

Director: Ivy Meeropol | Stars: Ivy Meeropol, Michael Meeropol, Robert Meeropol, Ethel Rosenberg

Votes: 284

11. Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (2009 TV Short)

TV-14 | 39 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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Directors: Lance Bangs, Spike Jonze | Stars: Lance Bangs, Lynn Caponera, James Gandolfini, Spike Jonze

Votes: 280

12. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

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 »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 899 | Gross: $7.85M

13. Ouwehoeren (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

6.6
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68 Metascore

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.

Directors: Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder | Stars: Louise Fokkens, Martine Fokkens

Votes: 618 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.2
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71 Metascore

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 »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

Votes: 418

16. Shepard & Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Drama

6.2
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66 Metascore

Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters.

Director: Treva Wurmfeld | Stars: Johnny Dark, Sam Shepard

Votes: 141 | Gross: $0.01M

17. 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: 50,098 | Gross: $1.61M

18. The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.

Stars: Mark Cousins, Juan Diego Botto, Aleksandr Sokurov, Norman Lloyd

Votes: 3,312

19. Seduced and Abandoned (2013)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.7
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77 Metascore

An exploration of several interconnected subjects: The Cannes Film Festival, cinema art, money, glamor and death.

Director: James Toback | Stars: James Toback, Alec Baldwin, Jessica Chastain, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 1,583

20. Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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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 »

Directors: Michael W. Dean, Kenneth Shiffrin | Stars: Hubert Selby Jr., Susan Anton, Darren Aronofsky, Alexis Arquette

Votes: 275

21. 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

22. The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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74 Metascore

Shane Meadows documents the reunion of iconic British band, The Stone Roses.

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Shane Meadows, Ian Brown, The Stone Roses, Mani

Votes: 2,088

23. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

8.4
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99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 6,472 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Venus and Serena (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary

6.2
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65 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major | Stars: Raul Arevalo, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Richard Williams

Votes: 642 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Image Before My Eyes (1981)

90 min | Documentary

6.6
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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 »

Director: Joshua Waletzky | Star: Karen Sunde

Votes: 22

26. A Band Called Death (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett | Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney, Robbie Duncan

Votes: 3,031 | Gross: $0.13M

27. They Came for Good: A History of Jews in the USA (1997)

Documentary, History

6.4
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Comprehensive two-part PBS series that tells the fascinating true story of 250 years of Jewish immigration in America.

Director: Amram Nowak | Stars: Robert Blumenfeld, Gordon Grinberg, Avi Hoffman, Devora Millman

Votes: 17

28. Tattoo Nation (2013)

86 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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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.

Director: Eric Schwartz | Stars: Don Ed Hardy, Freddy Negrete, Travis Barker, Joe Bauman

Votes: 315

29. Freedom: A History of Us (2003– )

Documentary, History

5.7
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A sixteen episode miniseries of the History of America.

Stars: Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco, Tom Hanks

Votes: 320

30. For No Good Reason (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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56 Metascore

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.

Director: Charlie Paul | Stars: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam

Votes: 1,229 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Liv & Ingmar (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.

Director: Dheeraj Akolkar | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Ingmar Bergman, Samuel Fröler, Erland Josephson

Votes: 1,257 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Mademoiselle C (2013)

R | 93 min | Documentary

5.6
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Fabien Constant | Stars: Carine Roitfeld, Donatella Versace, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld

Votes: 500 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.1
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66 Metascore

The world's most successful diamond thieves take us into the dark world of the international jewel trade.

Director: Havana Marking | Stars: Tomislav Tom Benzon, Daniel Vivian, Jasmin Topalusic, Rob Kennedy

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.02M

34. Stick 'Em Up! (2011)

81 min | Documentary

6.5
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Stick 'Em Up! is a captivating film that explores the little-known world of wheat pasting, an inner-city art form that's as provocative as it is misunderstood. Documentary filmmaker Alex ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Luster

Votes: 13

35. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

89 min | Documentary

6.4
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54 Metascore

A documentary about the impact of the newspaper comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes", created by Bill Watterson.

Director: Joel Allen Schroeder | Stars: Berkeley Breathed, Jef Mallett, Stephan Pastis, Seth Green

Votes: 1,543 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Holy Wars (2010)

84 min | Documentary

7.4
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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 »

Director: Stephen Marshall | Stars: Khalid Kelly, Aaron D. Taylor, Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad Fostok, Sam Harris

Votes: 149

37. Meine keine Familie (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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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

Votes: 113

38. Gulabi Gang (2012)

96 min | Documentary

7.7
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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.

Director: Nishtha Jain | Stars: Sampat Pal Devi, Ram Dulari, Devrati, Babu

Votes: 174

39. Ballet 422 (2014)

PG | 75 min | Documentary, Music, Sport

6.2
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Jody Lee Lipes | Stars: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Vicky Kadian

Votes: 971 | Gross: $0.33M

40. The Institute (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Spencer McCall | Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull, Chelsea London Lloyd

Votes: 919

41. Tim's Vermeer (2013)

PG-13 | 80 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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76 Metascore

Inventor Tim Jenison seeks to understand the painting techniques used by Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.

Director: Teller | Stars: Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull, Philip Steadman

Votes: 6,771 | Gross: $1.66M

42. Le joli mai (1963)

Not Rated | 165 min | Documentary

8.1
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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 »

Directors: Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme | Stars: Chris Marker, Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Alain Resnais

Votes: 502 | Gross: $0.02M

43. The World Before Her (2012)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.6
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Nisha Pahuja | Stars: Pooja Chopra, Marc Robinson, Ankita Shorey, Ruhi Singh

Votes: 758

44. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Animation

7.1
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76 Metascore

A series of interviews featuring linguist, philosopher and activist Noam Chomsky done in hand-drawn animation.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry, Richard Feynman, Michèle Oshima

Votes: 2,884 | Gross: $0.13M

45. Good Ol' Freda (2013)

PG | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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60 Metascore

A documentary in which Freda Kelly looks back at her career as lifelong secretary for The Beatles.

Director: Ryan White | Stars: Freda Kelly, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.14M

46. Let's Get Lost (1988)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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85 Metascore

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 »

Director: Bruce Weber | Stars: Chet Baker, Carol Baker, Vera Baker, Paul Baker

Votes: 1,462

47. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim | Star: Vik Muniz

Votes: 7,705 | Gross: $0.19M

48. Al midan (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A group of Egyptian revolutionaries battle leaders and regimes, risking their lives to build a new society of conscience.

Director: Jehane Noujaim | Stars: Ahmed Hassan, Khalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Ramy Essam

Votes: 7,463 | Gross: $0.12M

49. The Age of Stupid (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.1
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A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Director: Franny Armstrong | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Jeh Wadia, Alvin DuVernay, Layefa Malini

Votes: 3,784

50. 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: 1,336 | Gross: $0.01M

51. Inequality for All (2013)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.1
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68 Metascore

A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country's widening economic gap.

Director: Jacob Kornbluth | Stars: Robert Reich, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Mary Tyler Moore

Votes: 5,880 | Gross: $1.21M

52. The Crash Reel (2013)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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79 Metascore

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 »

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Kevin Pearce, Shaun White, Mason Aguirre, Daniel Amen

Votes: 4,282

53. Brother Born Again (2001)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

6.8
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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 »

Director: Julia Pimsleur | Stars: Julia Pimsleur, Katy Chevigny, Lucas Clark, Stan Koehler

Votes: 54

54. Steal a Pencil for Me (2007)

94 min | Documentary, Romance

7.4
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69 Metascore

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 »

Director: Michèle Ohayon | Stars: J.P. Gillain, Jeroen Krabbé, Marieke Oudejans, Jack Polak

Votes: 291

55. 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: 886 | Gross: $0.10M

56. This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.8
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A filmed account of the street protests against the World Trade Organization Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1999.

Directors: Jill Friedberg, Rick Rowley | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Michael Franti, Susan Sarandon, Vandana Shiva

Votes: 328

57. The Fourth World War (2003)

78 min | Documentary

7.3
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This documentary takes a polemical look at the trouble between Israelis and Palestinians.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Michael Franti, Suheir Hammad

Votes: 282

58. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 4,904 | Gross: $0.07M

59. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

The uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is showcased both on and off stage via rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité.

Director: Chiemi Karasawa | Stars: Elaine Stritch, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, James Gandolfini

Votes: 811 | Gross: $0.30M

60. 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: 3,032 | Gross: $0.70M

61. Killing Oswald (2013)

102 min | Documentary

5.9
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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 »

Director: Shane O'Sullivan | Stars: John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Nigel Barber, Raymond Burns

Votes: 126

62. God Loves Uganda (2013)

83 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda.

Director: Roger Ross Williams

Votes: 1,061 | Gross: $0.05M

63. Free to Play (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Action

8.0
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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.

Stars: Benedict Lim, Danil Ishutin, Clinton Loomis, Toby Dawson

Votes: 12,428

64. Dancing in Jaffa (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

6.5
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: Hilla Medalia | Stars: Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau, Alaa Bubali, Lois Dana

Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.13M

65. The Punk Singer (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Sini Anderson | Stars: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Joan Jett

Votes: 2,354 | Gross: $0.12M

66. Alice Neel (2007)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

8.0
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60 Metascore

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 »

Director: Andrew Neel | Stars: Alice Neel, Michel Auder, Phillip Bonosky, Chuck Close

Votes: 99 | Gross: $0.05M

67. The Price of Sugar (2007)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

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 »

Director: Bill Haney | Stars: Paul Newman, Christopher Hartley

Votes: 157

68. Fight Church (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.0
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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 »

Directors: Daniel Junge, Bryan Storkel | Stars: Paul Burress, John Renken, Nahshon Nicks, Preston Hocker

Votes: 108

69. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 13,660 | Gross: $0.05M

70. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,330 | Gross: $0.28M

71. Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009)

87 min | Documentary

7.5
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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 »

Director: Michelle Esrick | Stars: Larry Brilliant, Hugh Romney

Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.03M

72. More Than the Rainbow (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

8.0
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67 Metascore

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 »

Director: Dan Wechsler | Stars: Matt Weber, Dave Beckerman, Boogie, Ralph Gibson

Votes: 17 | Gross: $0.00M

73. NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.2
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeremy Whelehan | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Maureen Anderman, Stephen Lee Anderson, Jeremy Bobb

Votes: 381 | Gross: $0.04M

74. Absolute Wilson (2006)

Unrated | 105 min | Documentary

7.0
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69 Metascore

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 »

Director: Katharina Otto-Bernstein | Stars: Robert Wilson, Arnold Aronson, Robin Brentano, David Byrne

Votes: 127 | Gross: $0.07M

75. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,447 | Gross: $1.51M

76. Video Games: The Movie (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Animation, History

6.1
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40 Metascore

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.

Director: Jeremy Snead | Stars: Sean Astin, Al Alcorn, Peter Armstrong, Cliff Bleszinski

Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $0.02M

77. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

7.9
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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.

Director: Robert Drew | Stars: John F. Kennedy, George Wallace, Robert F. Kennedy, Vivian Malone

Votes: 423

78. Running from Crazy (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

'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 »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Jack Hemingway, Joan Hemingway, Langley Hemingway, Margaux Hemingway

Votes: 257 | Gross: $0.03M

79. Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.3
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87 Metascore

A documentary shot over a decade with unprecedented access to photographer Gregory Crewdson that bares the artist's process.

Director: Ben Shapiro | Stars: Costanza Theodoli Braschi, Gregory Crewdson, Samantha Ressler, Richard Sands

Votes: 472 | Gross: $0.06M

80. Point and Shoot (2014)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

6.8
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Marshall Curry | Stars: Matt Sager, Matthew Vandyke

Votes: 1,498

81. Teenage (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Matt Wolf | Stars: Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, Julia Hummer, Jessie T. Usher

Votes: 660 | Gross: $0.02M

82. The Endless Summer (1966)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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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.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears, Bruce Brown

Votes: 4,282

83. Beware of Christians (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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Four college students travel to Europe to escape their routine faith and gain a radically new perspective on following Jesus.

Director: Will Bakke | Stars: Will Bakke, Michael B. Allen, Alex R. Carroll, Matt Owen

Votes: 314

84. Bettie Page Reveals All (2012)

R | 101 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Mark Mori | Stars: Bettie Page, Hugh Hefner, Olivia de Berardinis, Dita Von Teese

Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.10M

85. Refusenik (2007)

120 min | Documentary

7.8
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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

8.2
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,570 | Gross: $0.15M

87. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 44,393 | Gross: $2.80M

88. Peter Brook: The Tightrope (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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57 Metascore

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 »

Director: Simon Brook | Stars: Peter Brook, Hayley Carmichael, Jos Houben, Micha Lescot

Votes: 39 | Gross: $0.02M

89. A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

R | 138 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ted Demme, Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, William Friedkin, Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen

Votes: 2,312 | Gross: $0.03M

90. Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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67 Metascore

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 »

Director: Damian Pettigrew | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Luigi 'Titta' Benzi, Italo Calvino, Dante Ferretti

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.11M

91. Art and Craft (2014)

89 min | Documentary

7.1
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68 Metascore

When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con.

Directors: Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker | Stars: Mark A. Landis, Lester Sullivan, Irwin Lakov, Matthew Leininger

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.22M

92. Under the Electric Sky (2014)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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42 Metascore

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 »

Directors: Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz | Stars: Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto

Votes: 497 | Gross: $0.20M

93. The Hacker Wars (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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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.

Directors: Vivien Lesnik Weisman, Vivien Lesnik Weisman | Stars: Andrew 'weev' Auernheimer, Andrew Blake, Barrett Brown, Jaime 'asshurtmacfags' Cochran

Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.00M

94. The New Yorker Presents (2015– )

M | 30 min | Documentary

6.3
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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 »

Stars: Farley Katz, Roz Chast, Liana Finck, Benjamin Schwartz

Votes: 335

95. Om våld (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gaetano Pagano

Votes: 512

96. Crazy Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 134 min | Documentary

6.4
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72 Metascore

A look inside Paris' Crazy Horse, a club that boasts the greatest and most chic nude dancing in the world.

Director: Frederick Wiseman | Stars: Philippe Decouflé, Naamah Alva, Daizy Blu, Philippe Katerine

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.16M

97. Spitfire Sisters (2010)

50 min | Documentary

8.5
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Tells the story of the remarkable ladies who flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in World War Two.

Directors: Tristan Loraine, Sandra Skibsted | Stars: Samantha Irving, Lauren Maddox, Betty Boothroyd, Eric Viles

Votes: 18

98. Best of Enemies (2015)

R | 87 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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77 Metascore

A documentary on the series of televised debates in 1968 between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley.

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville | Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 4,586 | Gross: $0.89M

99. Regarding Susan Sontag (2014)

100 min | Documentary

6.8
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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 »

Director: Nancy D. Kates | Stars: Noël Burch, Lucinda Childs, Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Costner

Votes: 465

100. Edgeplay (2004)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, Music

7.0
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A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.

Director: Victory Tischler-Blue | Stars: Kari Krome, Kim Fowley, Suzi Quatro, Sandy West

Votes: 443