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1. Propaganda (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, News

8.3
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An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective.

Director: Slavko Martinov | Stars: Eugene Chang, Susannah Kenton

Votes: 775

2. Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview (2012)

Unrated | 70 min | Documentary

8.1
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A conversation with Steve Jobs as he was running NeXT, the company he had founded after leaving Apple.

Director: Paul Sen | Stars: Steve Jobs, Robert X. Cringely

Votes: 1,436 | Gross: $0.10M

3. Indie Game: The Movie (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world.

Directors: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky | Stars: Jonathan Blow, Brandon Boyer, Renaud Bédard, Anthony Carboni

Votes: 18,680

4. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 4,943 | Gross: $2.42M

5. 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: 3,311

6. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary

7.0
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64 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Eli Roth, Seth Rogen

Votes: 2,594 | Gross: $0.03M

7. First Position (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary

7.6
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72 Metascore

A documentary that follows six young dancers from around the world as they prepare for the Youth America Grand Prix, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world.

Director: Bess Kargman | Stars: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht, Joan Sebastian Zamora, Miko Fogarty

Votes: 3,070 | Gross: $1.10M

8. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 5,341

9. Reagan (2011)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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Reagan examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Bud Abbott, Walter Abel, Spiro Agnew, Martin Anderson

Votes: 716

10. These Amazing Shadows (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.

Directors: Paul Mariano, Kurt Norton | Stars: Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, Robin Blaetz, Brooks Boliek

Votes: 1,427

11. 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

12. Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

93 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Classic Tetris World Championship. From the days of Thor Aackerlund and his historic victory at ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Cornelius | Stars: Thor Aackerlund, Pat Contri, Harry Hong, Jesse Kelkar

Votes: 1,255

13. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

Votes: 26,551 | Gross: $2.60M

14. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,901 | Gross: $0.01M

15. Teenage Paparazzo (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary that examines the relationship between celebrity and society.

Director: Adrian Grenier | Stars: Med Abrous, Alec Baldwin, Nicholas Barber, Blair Berk

Votes: 1,997

16. The Buddha (2010 TV Movie)

TV-G | 120 min | Documentary

7.7
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After 400 BC, a new philosophy was born in South east Asia, generated from the ideas of Buddha, a mysterious Prince from Nepal who gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely ... See full summary »

Director: David Grubin | Stars: Richard Gere, Blair Brown, The Dalai Lama, Mark Epstein

Votes: 815

17. A Film Unfinished (2010)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.3
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88 Metascore

A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.

Director: Yael Hersonski | Stars: Alexander Beyer, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanna Avrutzki, Luba Gewisser

Votes: 1,551 | Gross: $0.31M

18. America: The Story of Us (2010)

Documentary, History

7.3
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A six-night miniseries presenting the history of how the United States was invented, looking at the moments where Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress -- from the rigors... See full summary »

Stars: Daniel Webb, Liev Schreiber, Tom Brokaw, James Meigs

Votes: 1,213

19. Surviving the Cut (2010– )

Reality-TV

8.1
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With extraordinary, unprecedented access, Surviving the Cut takes viewers into the intense world of military elite forces training. From divers and snipers to para-rescue men and bomb ... See full summary »

Star: William Sadler

Votes: 464

20. Chicago 10 (2007)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

Archival footage, animation, and music are used to look back at the eight anti-war protesters who were put on trial following the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Nick Nolte, Roy Scheider, Hank Azaria

Votes: 1,128 | Gross: $0.18M

21. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: John Beard, Tim Belden, Barbara Boxer, George W. Bush

Votes: 13,936

22. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 3,243 | Gross: $0.13M

23. If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

A rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.'

Directors: Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman | Stars: Daniel McGowan, Lisa McGowan, Tim Lewis, Kirk Engdall

Votes: 2,827 | Gross: $0.06M

24. TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry.

Director: Simon Klose | Stars: Gottfrid Svartholm, Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Peter Althin

Votes: 12,693

25. Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.6
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45 Metascore

100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the end of his hope. In the mirror he saw a 310lb ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Cross, Kurt Engfehr | Stars: Joe Cross, Amy Badberg, Merv Cross, Virginia Cross

Votes: 7,503

26. Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

PG | 111 min | Documentary

7.5
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81 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $6.41M

27. William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.1
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63 Metascore

William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he ... See full summary »

Director: Yony Leyser | Stars: Fred Aldrich, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra

Votes: 928 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Director: Mac Carter | Stars: Bryan Singer, Ryan Reynolds, Zack Snyder, Lynda Carter

Votes: 1,022

29. Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Julian Petley, Marc Morris, Andy Nyman, Xavier Mendik

Votes: 956

30. The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (2010)

180 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.7
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87 Metascore

The film explores the image of the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu using unknown official footage from the Romanian National Television and National Film Archives.

Director: Andrei Ujica | Stars: Nicolae Ceausescu, Elena Ceausescu, Stefan Andrei, Gheorghe Apostol

Votes: 1,208 | Gross: $0.03M

31. Det røde kapel (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.3
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58 Metascore

Two Danish comedians join the director on a trip to North Korea, where they have been allowed access under the pretext of wanting to perform a vaudeville act.

Director: Mads Brügger | Stars: Mads Brügger, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Jacob Nossell

Votes: 1,503 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009 TV Special)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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In this comedy special taped at DAR Constitution Hall, his first solo special on the network in seven years, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callner | Star: Robin Williams

Votes: 2,747

33. We Live in Public (2009)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

7.2
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69 Metascore

A documentary focusing on the life of dot-com entrepreneur Josh Harris, and his exploits over the last decade.

Director: Ondi Timoner | Stars: Josh Harris, Tom Harris, Carlos Alvarez, David Amron

Votes: 1,628 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Reel Injun (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Western

7.6
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63 Metascore

The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

Directors: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, Jeremiah Hayes | Stars: Adam Beach, Chris Eyre, Russell Means, John Trudell

Votes: 1,143

35. Tales from the Script (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

Votes: 1,329 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)

Unrated | 96 min | Documentary, Horror

7.2
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An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

Director: Andrew Monument | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter

Votes: 2,243

37. Enemies of the People (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.9
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The Khmer Rouge slaughtered nearly two million people in the late 1970s. Yet the Killing Fields of Cambodia remain unexplained. Until now. Enter Thet Sambath, an unassuming, yet cunning, ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Lemkin, Thet Sambath | Stars: Thet Sambath, Nuon Chea, Pol Pot, Khieu Samphan

Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.07M

38. My Perestroika (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.2
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90 Metascore

Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Hessman

Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.24M

39. All Tomorrow's Parties (2009)

82 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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A kaleidoscopic journey into the parallel musical universe of cult music festival All Tomorrow's Parties.

Director: Jonathan Caouette | Stars: Battles, Belle & Sebastian, Grinderman, Dirty Three

Votes: 580

40. Brick City (2009– )

60 min | Documentary

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Add a Plot

Stars: Garry McCarthy, Cory Booker, Kyla McCarthy, Ras Baraka

Votes: 147

41. La danse (2009)

159 min | Documentary

7.4
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The film follows the production of seven ballets by the Paris Opera Ballet.

Director: Frederick Wiseman

Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.53M

42. Starsuckers (2009)

103 min | Documentary

7.4
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Documentary that explores mankind's desire to be famous and its effect on society.

Director: Chris Atkins | Stars: Ellis Cashmore, Max Clifford, Richard Curtis, Josef d'Bache-Kane

Votes: 496

43. Oz & James Drink to Britain (2009– )

8.0
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Writer Oz Clarke and journalist James May travel through Britain and Ireland to discover and sample all sorts of alcoholic beverages. Lively conversations ensue.

Stars: Oz Clarke, James May

Votes: 234

44. For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty (2009)

Not Rated | 116 min | Documentary

8.8
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A grassroots documentary film about Congressman Ron Paul's 2007-08 Presidential campaign.

Directors: Corey Kealiher, Chris Rye | Stars: Dan Bachelder, Eric Burke, Fergus Cullen, Bob Dwyer

Votes: 377

45. Pioneers of Television (2008– )

55 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Betty White

Votes: 167

46. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 6,867 | Gross: $1.25M

47. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,093 | Gross: $0.67M

48. Carrier (2008– )

Documentary

8.6
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CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

Votes: 527

49. Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)

TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

Director: Frank H. Woodward | Stars: Robin Atkin Downes, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,115

50. Living in Emergency (2008)

Unrated | 120 min | Documentary

8.5
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76 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 992 | Gross: $0.03M

51. Letting Go of God (2008)

130 min | Documentary

8.2
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Letting Go of God is a humorous monologue by Julia Sweeney chronicling her search for God. She begins in the Catholic church, the religion her family raised her in, and takes a Bible study ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Sweeney

Votes: 577

52. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 423

53. It Might Get Loud (2008)

PG | 98 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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70 Metascore

A documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Jimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White, Link Wray

Votes: 11,230 | Gross: $1.61M

54. A History of Scotland (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, History

8.3
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A documentary charting the birth and growth of the Scottish nation.

Stars: Neil Oliver, Scott Glynn, Annette Westwood

Votes: 257

55. Avant*garde (2008– )

120 min | Documentary

7.9
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A documentary about popular art house film directors.

Stars: FINT, Claudia Feuerstein, Judith Mackowski

Votes: 138

56. Joy Division (2007)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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A chronological account of the influential late 1970s English rock band.

Director: Grant Gee | Stars: Richard Boon, Anton Corbijn, Kevin Cummins, Ian Curtis

Votes: 2,780

57. White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

8.4
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Using extensive interviews with survivors and archival footage, an examination reveals the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Harold Agnew, Shuntaro Hida, Kiyoko Imori, Morris Jeppson

Votes: 1,457

58. Indie Sex: Censored (2007 TV Movie)

66 min | Documentary

7.4
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The history of film censorship in the United States. The documentary covers the pre-code era, to the 1934 introduction of the Hays Code. This slowly broke down and the MPAA was introduced in 1968.

Director: Lesli Klainberg | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Jamie Babbit, Fenton Bailey, Jami Bernard

Votes: 419

59. The Pixar Shorts: A Short History (2007 Video)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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The story of Pixar's early short films illuminates not only the evolution of the company but also the early days of computer animation, when a small group of artists and scientists shared a... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Kaplan, Erica Milsom | Stars: Jim Blinn, Eben Ostby, Craig Good, Loren Carpenter

Votes: 757

60. Helvetica (2007)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary about typography, graphic design, and global visual culture.

Director: Gary Hustwit | Stars: Manfred Schulz, Massimo Vignelli, Rick Poynor, Wim Crouwel

Votes: 6,657 | Gross: $0.20M

61. The Pixar Story (2007)

G | 87 min | Documentary

7.9
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A look at the first years of Pixar Animation Studios - from the success of "Toy Story" and Pixar's promotion of talented people, to the building of its East Bay campus, the company's ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Stacy Keach, John Lasseter, Brad Bird, John Musker

Votes: 4,456

62. Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (2007)

PG | 125 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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58 Metascore

A chronicle of the former president's tour recent for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter, Lillian Carter, Elizabeth Hayes

Votes: 776 | Gross: $0.11M

63. Rise of the Video Game (2007– )

Documentary

7.1
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Votes: 90

64. Crossing the Line (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

7.5
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71 Metascore

A British documentary about US Army defector James Dresnok currently living in North Korea after having defected during the 60s.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Damion Cruzz, Bruce Cumings, James Joseph Dresnok, Kim Il-Sung

Votes: 755 | Gross: $0.01M

65. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Horror

7.7
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A retrospective documentary about the Halloween movie franchise.

Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: P.J. Soles, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter

Votes: 1,487

66. Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

73 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Ed Bradley, Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, William F. Buckley

Votes: 914

67. Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Documentary, Horror

7.3
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A documentary on the history of the slasher film.

Stars: Ed Green, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Herb Freed

Votes: 2,939

68. Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary

7.3
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79 Metascore

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

Director: Jennifer Baichwal | Star: Edward Burtynsky

Votes: 2,507 | Gross: $0.24M

69. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,222

70. Small Town Gay Bar (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

7.1
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The story of community in the Deep South that is forced to deal with the struggles of ignorance, hypocrisy and oppression.

Director: Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jim Bishop, Terry Capps, Jackie Cox, Bill Curtis

Votes: 1,044

71. Kurt Cobain About a Son (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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69 Metascore

In this visual essay style documentary, intimate audio of journalist Michael Azerrad's interviews with Kurt Cobain is played over more recently photographed footage of Cobain's Washington state homes and haunts.

Director: AJ Schnack | Stars: Kurt Cobain, Michael Azerrad, Courtney Love

Votes: 3,240 | Gross: $0.08M

72. An Unreasonable Man (2006)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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75 Metascore

A look at the career of consumer advocate Ralph Nader from wannabe presidential candidate to public pariah.

Directors: Henriette Mantel, Steve Skrovan | Stars: Ralph Nader, Pat Buchanan, Howard Zinn, Eric Alterman

Votes: 1,581 | Gross: $0.18M

73. Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal (2006)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, Music

7.9
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The GET THRASHED journey begins in the early 80s, where Metallica and several other bands laid the groundwork for what would become a lasting impression on the face of heavy metal music. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Ernst | Stars: Death Angel, Tom Angelripper, Phil Anselmo, Tom Araya

Votes: 1,255

74. Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

6.9
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Firefly and Serenity have grown beyond the genius of Joss Whedon. The words Firefly and Browncoat have come to symbolize a sense of community, family, and believing that the impossible can ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Hadlock, Jason Heppler, Jeremy Neish, Jared Nelson, Brian Wiser | Stars: Morena Baccarin, Kevin Bachelder, Adam Baldwin, Michael Boretz

Votes: 682

75. When the Road Bends... Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (2006)

Unrated | 110 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

A brief look into Romani culture and Rom (Gypsies) from around the globe as five famous Romani groups tour the USA. The film visits their families at home in Spain, India, Macedonia and Romania.

Director: Jasmine Dellal | Stars: Maharaja, Esma Redzepova, Taraf de Haidouks, Antonio El Pipa

Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.44M

76. TV Junkie (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.3
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A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

Directors: Michael Cain, Matt Radecki | Stars: Rick Kirkham, Tom Brokaw, James Brown, George Bush

Votes: 718

77. James May's Road Trip (2006– )

58 min | Documentary

7.8
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Wine expert Oz Clarke travels around France with Top Gear (1978) presenter James May in an attempt to turn him into a wine connoisseur.

Stars: Oz Clarke, James May, Jean-Claude Mas, Fess Parker

Votes: 394

78. 30 Days (2005–2008)

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

8.0
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An unscripted, documentary-style program where an individual is inserted into a lifestyle that is completely different from his or her upbringing, beliefs, religion or profession for 30 days.

Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Alexandra Jamieson, Scott Bridges, Ryan Hickmott

Votes: 1,835

79. Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution' (2005)

285 min | Documentary, History, War

8.6
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The history of the Final Solution phase of the Nazi Holocaust, particularly with the most infamous of the death camps.

Stars: Samuel West, Linda Ellerbee, Gert Heidenreich, Linda Hunt

Votes: 3,348

80. Die große Stille (2005)

Not Rated | 169 min | Documentary

7.4
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78 Metascore

An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.

Director: Philip Gröning

Votes: 1,979 | Gross: $0.79M

81. 638 Ways to Kill Castro (2006 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Dollan Cannell's documentary on the hundreds of alleged plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, and a look at the evolution of Cuban politics.

Director: Dollan Cannell | Stars: Wayne Smith, Enrique Encinosa, Enrique Ovares, Fabian Escalante

Votes: 404

82. The Goebbels Experiment (2005)

108 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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67 Metascore

Through archival footage and dramatic readings of his personal writings, the life of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, is examined.

Director: Lutz Hachmeister | Stars: Udo Samel, Kenneth Branagh, Heinrich Brüning, Winston Churchill

Votes: 899 | Gross: $0.05M

83. Occupation: Dreamland (2005)

Unrated | 78 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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66 Metascore

In January, 2004, in Al-Falluja, Iraq, a documentary film crew follows an infantry squad of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. Cameras accompany the squad of seven on day and night patrols, as ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Olds, Garrett Scott | Stars: Matthew Bacik, Chris Corcione, Eric Forbes, Patrick Napoli

Votes: 405

84. Our Brand Is Crisis (2005)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

7.2
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71 Metascore

A documentary on American political campaign marketing tactics and their consequences.

Director: Rachel Boynton | Stars: Mauricio Balcazar, James Carville, Tad Devine, Stanley Greenberg

Votes: 514 | Gross: $0.17M

85. Bastards of the Party (2005)

95 min | Documentary

8.2
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Surrounded by death and the brutal lifestyle that feeds it, a Los Angeles gangbanger explores the history of Southern California street gangs from the 1950s through the 1990s in an attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Cle Sloan | Stars: Daryl Gates, Fred Hampton, Joe Hicks, Ericka Huggins

Votes: 484

86. Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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74 Metascore

This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion. It speaks ... See full summary »

Director: David Zeiger | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Edward Asner, Joe Bangert, Tom Bernard

Votes: 604 | Gross: $0.11M

87. Fuck (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.1
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58 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 4,096 | Gross: $0.02M

88. We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

91 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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66 Metascore

A feature-length documentary chronicling early 80's punk rock band the Minutemen, from their beginnings in San Pedro, California, to their demise after the death of singer D. Boon in 1985.

Director: Tim Irwin | Stars: Milo Aukerman, Joe Baiza, Kevin Barrett, Scott Becker

Votes: 786

89. The Comedians of Comedy (2005– )

Documentary, Comedy

8.0
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A mix of stand-up routines and behind-the-scenes footage with comedians Zach Galifianakis, Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, and others.

Stars: Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn

Votes: 212

90. How to Start Your Own Country (2005– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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This six part BBC series follows intrepid everyman Danny Wallace as he takes up the challenge and begins the unlikely odyssey of setting up and running his own country. From the corridors ... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Wallace, Chris Banks, Jon Bond, Wag Marshall-Page

Votes: 115

91. I Love the '90s (2004– )

TV-14 | 450 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.9
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A nostalgiac look back at the 1990's in the midst of movies, music, shows, scandals, trends, and news events.

Stars: Michael Bolton, Wendy Kaufman, Jason Mewes, Liz Phair

Votes: 936

92. The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)

98 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles.

Director: Wendy Apple | Stars: Kathy Bates, Zach Staenberg, Jodie Foster, Michael Tronick

Votes: 2,186

93. Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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85 Metascore

A documentary on the Z Channel, one of the first pay cable stations in the US, and its programming chief, Jerry Harvey. Debuting in 1974, the LA-based channel's eclectic slate of movies ... See full summary »

Director: Xan Cassavetes | Stars: Robert Altman, Vera Carlisle Anderson, C.L. Batten, Jacqueline Bisset

Votes: 1,170

94. A State of Mind (2004)

93 min | Documentary

7.8
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63 Metascore

A British documentary that follows two young North Korean girls as they prepare for the Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed gymnastics performance.

Director: Daniel Gordon | Stars: Daniel Gordon, Hyon Sun Pak, Song Yun Kim, Kim Jong-il

Votes: 963 | Gross: $0.04M

95. 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

96. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.4
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 2,896

97. The First 48 (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Dave Walker, John Brown, Justin Ritter

Votes: 2,110

98. Monarchy with David Starkey (2004–2007)

60 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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A history of the English Crown from AD 400 to today.

Stars: David Starkey, Tony Cottrell, Gerard Hayling, David Alder

Votes: 374

99. Salvador Allende (2004)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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From his childhood in Valparaiso to his death during the Pinochet military coup on September 11, 1973, the life and works of Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Salvador Allende, Patricio Guzmán, Jacques Bidou, Alejandro Gonzáles

Votes: 587

100. Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (2004)

78 min | Documentary

7.5
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65 Metascore

The life and times of Howard Zinn: the historian, activist, and author of several classics including "A Peoples History of the United States". Archival footage, and commentary by friend, colleagues and Zinn himself.

Directors: Deb Ellis, Denis Mueller | Stars: Matt Damon, Daniel Berrigan, Howard Zinn, Alice Walker

Votes: 725 | Gross: $0.12M