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1. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 54,585 | Gross: $13.00M

2. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 129,384 | Gross: $21.24M

3. Sicko (2007)

PG-13 | 123 min | Documentary, Drama

8.0
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74 Metascore

A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Tucker Albrizzi, Tony Benn, George W. Bush

Votes: 69,580 | Gross: $24.54M

4. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 117,972 | Gross: $119.19M

5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate campaigns to raise public awareness of the dangers of global warming and calls for immediate action to curb its destructive effects on the environment.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

Votes: 73,547 | Gross: $23.81M

6. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,184

7. Océans (2009)

G | 84 min | Documentary, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

An ecological drama/documentary, filmed throughout the globe. Part thriller, part meditation on the vanishing wonders of the sub-aquatic world.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Jacques Perrin, Matthias Brandt

Votes: 8,147 | Gross: $19.42M

8. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 91,229 | Gross: $11.53M

9. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

An unflattering look inside America's corporate controlled food industry.

Director: Robert Kenner | Stars: Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Richard Lobb, Vince Edwards

Votes: 45,793 | Gross: $4.42M

10. 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: 43,042 | Gross: $0.86M

11. Sharkwater (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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59 Metascore

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Erich Ritter, Boris Worm

Votes: 4,446 | Gross: $0.85M

12. Catfish (2010)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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65 Metascore

Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost, Angela Wesselman-Pierce

Votes: 37,235 | Gross: $3.23M

13. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 45,243 | Gross: $3.17M

14. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 39,022 | Gross: $0.89M

15. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.9
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59 Metascore

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 11,299 | Gross: $0.15M

16. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.

Directors: Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman | Stars: Kochi, Avijit Halder, Shanti Das, Manik

Votes: 13,325 | Gross: $3.41M

17. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

An experimental documentary that uses archival footage, interviews, and fictionalized scenarios to tell the story of the people around Jeffrey Dahmer, during the summer of his arrest in 1991.

Director: Chris James Thompson | Stars: Andrew Swant, Pamela Bass, Jeffrey Jentzen, Pat Kennedy

Votes: 1,628

18. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 5,230 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Cropsey (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Crime, Horror

6.4
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73 Metascore

Realizing the urban legend of their youth has actually come true; two filmmakers delve into the mystery surrounding five missing children and the real-life boogeyman linked to their disappearances.

Directors: Barbara Brancaccio, Joshua Zeman | Stars: Joshua Zeman, Barbara Brancaccio, Bill Ellis, Dorothy D'Eletto

Votes: 6,389 | Gross: $0.05M

20. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 8,906 | Gross: $30.58M

21. 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: 10,007 | Gross: $0.18M

22. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 20,877 | Gross: $3.12M

23. Witch Hunt (2008)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The story of several families who have their lives destroyed when their hometown is whipped into a frenzy by allegations of child molestation.

Directors: Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman | Stars: Jack Cummings, Jackie Cummings, Allen Grafton, Ed Jagels

Votes: 888

24. India's Daughter (I) (2015)

63 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.2
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72 Metascore

The life and death of Jyoti Singh, an Indian medical student whose violation and murder by gang rapists exposed the violent misogyny of Indian society.

Director: Leslee Udwin | Stars: Asha Devi, Badri Singh, Satendra, Mukesh Singh

Votes: 1,656

25. Lost for Life (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Crime, News

6.8
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A documentary about juveniles who are serving life in prison without parole and their victims' families.

Director: Joshua Rofé

Votes: 783

26. Saving Face (2012)

Not Rated | 40 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

8.1
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Plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad returns to his native Pakistan to help those left horribly scarred by acid attacks.

Directors: Daniel Junge, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy | Star: Mohammad Jawad

Votes: 1,189

27. Love Me (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Love Me is a character-drive narrative that follows desperate men on their quest for love through the modern 'mail-order bride' industry in Ukraine. The film highlights the complete process... See full summary »

Director: Jonathon Narducci

Votes: 1,206

28. Give Up Tomorrow (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.

Director: Michael Collins

Votes: 455

29. Brave Miss World (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.2
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One woman's quest to turn personal tragedy into global awareness.

Director: Cecilia Peck | Stars: Linor Abargil, Morgan Carpenter, Joan Collins, Fran Drescher

Votes: 402

30. Generation Iron (2013)

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

7.1
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61 Metascore

A documentary that follows top bodybuilders as they train to compete in the Mr. Olympia competition.

Director: Vlad Yudin | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mickey Rourke, Kai Greene, Michael Jai White

Votes: 6,479 | Gross: $0.85M

31. The Summit (II) (2012)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Adventure

6.9
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63 Metascore

The story of the deadliest day on the world's most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

Director: Nick Ryan | Stars: Christine Barnes, Hoselito Bite, Walter Bonatti, Marco Confortola

Votes: 3,652 | Gross: $0.22M

32. The Dark Matter of Love (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary on the psychological aspects of growing up with and without parental love. It centers around the Diaz family, who chooses to adopt three orphans from Russia, and how their new and old kids handle family together.

Director: Sarah McCarthy | Stars: Caitlyn Maria Diaz, Camilena Anna Diaz, Cayden Marcel Diaz, Cheryl Diaz

Votes: 852

33. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 24,224 | Gross: $0.90M

34. Living on One Dollar (2013)

56 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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An award-winning film that has been called "A Must Watch" by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and Director of The Hunger Games, Gary Ross. Living on One Dollar follows the journey of four ... See full summary »

Directors: Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple | Stars: Ryan Christoffersen, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, Chris Temple

Votes: 3,985

35. Blood Brother (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

8.3
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71 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.12M

36. Nanking (2007)

R | 88 min | Biography, History, War

7.8
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76 Metascore

Through readings of historical account by actors and the testimony of survivors, the events of the Nanjing Massacre are recounted.

Directors: Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman | Stars: Hugo Armstrong, Rosalind Chao, Stephen Dorff, John Getz

Votes: 3,100 | Gross: $0.16M

37. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (2015)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary

8.1
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80 Metascore

A film that claims to be a look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Paul Haggis, Jason Beghe, Spanky Taylor, David Miscavige

Votes: 30,389

38. Prophet's Prey (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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77 Metascore

When Warren Jeffs rose to Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, he took control of a religion with a history of polygamous and underage marriage. In a short time, ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Nick Cave, Elaine Anderson, Sam Brower, Andrew Chatwin

Votes: 1,112 | Gross: $0.01M

39. 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

40. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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68 Metascore

Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

Director: Matthew Cooke | Stars: Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 6,301 | Gross: $1.50M

41. Twinsters (2015)

PG-13 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.6
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81 Metascore

Adopted from South Korea, raised on different continents & connected through social media, Samantha & Anaïs believe that they are twin sisters separated at birth.

Directors: Samantha Futerman, Ryan Miyamoto | Stars: Anaïs Bordier, Samantha Futerman, Kanoa Goo

Votes: 3,961

42. It's Not Over (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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A fresh look on HIV/AIDS through the lens of Millennials. What happened to an 'AIDS free generation'? Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Jenks embarks on a global journey, traveling to South ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Jenks | Stars: Paige Rawl, Lucky Mufundisi, Sarang Bhakre, Andrew Jenks

Votes: 39

43. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $0.07M

44. E-Team (2014)

88 min | Documentary

7.3
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66 Metascore

When atrocities are committed in countries held hostage by ruthless dictators, Human Rights Watch sends in the E-Team (Emergencies Team), a collection of fiercely intelligent individuals ... See full summary »

Directors: Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman | Star: Anna Neistat

Votes: 601

45. Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger (2014)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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71 Metascore

A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Stephen Rakes, James 'Whitey' Bulger, Tommy Donahue, David Boeri

Votes: 2,586 | Gross: $0.08M

46. Surfwise (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

7.3
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72 Metascore

Doug Pray explores the life of surfer Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz.

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Juliette Paskowitz, David Paskowitz, Jonathan Paskowitz, Abraham Paskowitz

Votes: 1,317 | Gross: $0.27M

47. 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

48. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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66 Metascore

A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Anon2World, Anonyops, Julian Assange, Aaron Barr

Votes: 8,860

49. Pervert Park (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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80 Metascore

Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.

Directors: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors | Stars: William J. Fuery Jr., Tracy Hutchinson, James Broderick, James Turner

Votes: 975

50. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.7
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 59,756

51. Finders Keepers (I) (2015)

R | 82 min | Documentary

6.9
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80 Metascore

A story about fame, addiction and a custody battle over a man's leg.

Directors: Bryan Carberry, Clay Tweel | Stars: John Wood, Shannon Whisnant

Votes: 1,769 | Gross: $0.04M

52. The Hunting Ground (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary

7.4
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77 Metascore

An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Andrea Pino, Annie Clark, Claire Potter, Melinda Manning

Votes: 4,993 | Gross: $0.41M

53. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Carrie Brooks

Votes: 11,342

54. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

5.7
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An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.

Director: Bryce Wagoner | Stars: Amber Lynn, Asia Carrera, Bobby Slayton, Crissy Moran

Votes: 5,934

55. Vessel (II) (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

7.4
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68 Metascore

A fearless sea captain sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.

Director: Diana Whitten | Star: Rebecca Gomperts

Votes: 166

56. 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: 429 | Gross: $0.08M

57. Kids for Cash (2013)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American... See full summary »

Director: Robert May | Stars: Charlie Balasavage, Joanne Balasavage, Justin Bodnar, Lisa Griffiths

Votes: 1,731 | Gross: $0.09M

58. Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco, Sam Burstyn

Votes: 2,471

59. The True Cost (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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46 Metascore

The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

Director: Andrew Morgan | Stars: Livia Giuggioli, Stella McCartney, Vandana Shiva, Orsola De Castro

Votes: 4,209

60. Trophy Kids (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

7.1
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From the director of Bigger Stronger Faster comes an intense look at overbearing parents in sports. The film asks the question "Do we want what's best for our children? Or do we just want ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Bell | Star: Amari Avery

Votes: 1,487

61. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

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Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 18,814

62. Tricked: The Documentary (2013)

76 min | Documentary, Crime

6.1
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61 Metascore

This character-driven film considers the evolving sex trafficking landscape as seen by the main players: the exploited, the pimps, the johns that fuel the business, and the cops who fight to stop it.

Directors: John Keith Wasson, Jane Wells | Stars: Chris Baughman, Danielle Douglas, Nicholas Kristof, Daniel Steele

Votes: 1,126

63. Deep Web (2015)

TV-MA | 90 min | Documentary

7.0
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A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law; with particular focus on the FBI capture of the Tor hidden service Silk Road, and the judicial aftermath.

Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

Votes: 7,510

64. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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75 Metascore

Friends and family reflect on the life and death of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, who was murdered in a targeted homophobic attack in Wyoming in 1998.

Director: Michele Josue | Stars: Michele Josue, Judy Shepard, Zeina Barkawi, Dennis Shepard

Votes: 1,290

65. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.3
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Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 2,964

66. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 4,844

67. Mercy Mercy - Adoptionens pris (2012)

94 min | Documentary

7.1
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Every people have to watch this documentation about adoption. Real good stuff that will touched you deep.

Director: Katrine Kjær | Stars: Roba Hussen, Masho Hussen, Henriette, Gert

Votes: 102

68. Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles (2009 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

7.4
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Louis visits Coalinga Mental Hospital in California, home to over 500 convicted paedophiles, and spends some time with those undergoing treatment.

Director: Emma Cooper | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,427

69. Holy Hell (2016)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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64 Metascore

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen | Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet, David Christopher

Votes: 2,744 | Gross: $0.02M

70. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 12,206

71. Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.2
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73 Metascore

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Daisy Coleman, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson, Paige Parkhurst

Votes: 3,702

72. The Witness (I) (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.1
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79 Metascore

The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.

Director: James D. Solomon | Stars: William Genovese, Shannon Beeby, Kitty Genovese, Catherine Pelonero

Votes: 2,612

73. The Staircase (2004– )

TV-14 | 384 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 3,757

74. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

5.8
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68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Siegfried Peters, Estrella Cristina, Nicole Bosworth, Steve Joseph

Votes: 5,066

75. Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime (2014)

102 min | Documentary

8.1
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BEFORE THE INTERNET. BEFORE SOCIAL MEDIA. BEFORE BREAKING NEWS. THE VICTIMS OF THALIDOMIDE HAD TO RELY ON SOMETHING EVEN MORE EXTRAORDINARY TO FIGHT THEIR CORNER: INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM. ... See full summary »

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris | Stars: Harold Evans, Ralph Nader, Michael Sheen

Votes: 306

76. Rolling Papers (2015)

TV-MA | 79 min | Documentary, Comedy, News

6.0
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60 Metascore

At ground zero of the green rush, The Denver Post became the first major media outlet to appoint a marijuana editor. Policy news, strain reviews, parenting advice and edible recipes are the new norm in the unprecedented world of pot journalism.

Director: Mitch Dickman | Star: Ricardo Baca

Votes: 327

77. Newtown (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.7
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87 Metascore

A look at how the community of Newtown, Connecticut came together in the aftermath of the largest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history.

Director: Kim A. Snyder | Stars: Syeda Suriya Ahmed, Daniel Barden, Jackie Barden, James Barden

Votes: 1,113 | Gross: $0.01M

78. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.0
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A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 12,426

79. The Investigator: A British Crime Story (2016– )

47 min | Documentary, Crime

5.9
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In June 1985 Carole Packman, a wife and mother mysteriously disappeared and has never been seen since. Her husband Russell Causley is now serving a life sentence for her murder, yet no body... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Williams-Thomas, Sam Gillingham, Chris Hackett, Rick Warden

Votes: 562

80. Shadow of Truth (2016– )

40 min | Documentary

8.2
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A four part documentary mini-series that examines the mysterious murder case of Tair Rada, an Israeli high-school girl who was found brutally murdered in her school's toilets during an ordinary day.

Votes: 561

81. Tower (2016)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary, Animation, Crime

8.0
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92 Metascore

Animation, testimony, and archival footage combine to relate the events of August 1, 1966 when a gunman opened fire from the University of Texas clock tower, killing 16 people.

Director: Keith Maitland | Stars: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Monty Muir

Votes: 4,479 | Gross: $0.09M

82. Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, George S. Patton, Hayden Sears

Votes: 383

83. How Drugs Work (2011– )

171 min | Documentary

5.8
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A narrative told through the eyes of the British youth, this three part series explores the effect of Cannabis, Ecstasy and Cocaine on the human body and mind.

Star: Rickie Haywood-Williams

Votes: 72

84. Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story (2013)

105 min | Documentary, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Stan Romanek is the center of the world's most documented extraterrestrial contact story, and the multitude of evidence accumulated over the past decade has convinced thousands around the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Sumple | Stars: Stan Romanek, Lisa Romanek, Claude Swanson, Leo Sprinkle

Votes: 1,121

85. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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In this documentary, the murder of Deedee Blanchard by her daughter Gypsey Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jim Arnott, David Blanchard, Dee Dee Blanchard, Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Votes: 2,370

86. Tales by Light (2015– )

23 min | Documentary

8.3
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Behind every powerful image is a powerful story. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales By Light follows photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft.

Stars: Art Wolfe, Eric Cheng, Stephen Dupont, Jonathan Scott

Votes: 822

87. Missing 411 (2016)

98 min | Documentary

6.5
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A documentary that chronicles the similar disappearances of five children in the wilds of North America, across multiple decades.

Directors: Michael DeGrazier, Benjamin Paulides | Stars: Jaryd Atadero, DeOrr Kunz Jr., Nate Eaton, Frank Vilt

Votes: 318