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1. The Silent Enemy (1930)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

7.2
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A documentary about the life of Indians in Northern Canada.

Director: H.P. Carver | Stars: Chief Yellow Robe, Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance, Chief Akawanush, Mary Alice Nelson Archambaud

Votes: 144

2. The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation (1999)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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66 Metascore

Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Turturro, Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 698 | Gross: $0.36M

3. Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets (1989)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.1
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Maria Beatty's documentary exploring the insights and influences of the American Beat Poets. The film conveys their consciousness and sensibility through interviews with William Burroughs, ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Beatty | Stars: William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll, Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima

Votes: 10

4. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.3
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the mysterious and influential pianist.

Directors: Michèle Hozer, Peter Raymont | Stars: Cornelia Foss, Glenn Gould

Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.17M

5. Silent Clowns (2006)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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A profile of some of the greatest stars of silent comedy.

Stars: Paul Merton, Neil Brand, Vic Armstrong, Sanjeev Bhaskar

Votes: 44

6. Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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76 Metascore

Michael Rapaport documents the inner workings and behind the scenes drama that follows this innovative and influential band to this day.

Director: Michael Rapaport | Stars: Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White

Votes: 3,029 | Gross: $1.20M

7. Somewhere Between (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.8
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67 Metascore

A documentary on four teenage girls living in different parts of the US and united by one thing: all four were adopted from China due to family situations colliding with the country's "One Child Policy".

Director: Linda Goldstein Knowlton

Votes: 392 | Gross: $0.19M

8. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,859 | Gross: $0.21M

9. Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

PG | 81 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his renowned Tokyo restaurant, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

Director: David Gelb | Stars: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama

Votes: 28,142 | Gross: $2.55M

10. Dalpaengee eui byeol (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel ... See full summary »

Director: Seung-jun Yi

Votes: 312 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Abendland (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.2
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67 Metascore

This documentary about Europe at night makes you reflect on service processes and infrastructures that never sleep.

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Votes: 143

12. The Sheik and I (2012)

104 min | Documentary, Comedy

5.9
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51 Metascore

When an American filmmaker is commissioned to make a film for a Middle East Biennial on the theme of 'art as a subversive act,' his film is banned for blasphemy, he is asked to destroy every copy, and he is threatened with arrest.

Director: Caveh Zahedi | Stars: Caveh Zahedi, Beckett Zahedi, Michael Patten, ZuZu Snyder

Votes: 90

13. The Ambassador (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.3
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67 Metascore

Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa.

Director: Mads Brügger | Star: Mads Brügger

Votes: 3,388 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Det røde kapel (2006– )

59 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.7
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A Danish-Korean theater group, Simon Jul Jørgensen and Jacob Nossell travel to North Korea with their manager Mads Brügger, presenting absurd sketch comedy. A rare glimpse into a closed world.

Stars: Jacob Nossell, Simon Jul Jørgensen, Johan Stahl Winthereik, René Johannsen

Votes: 318

15. The Patron Saints (2011)

72 min | Documentary

7.1
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Laced with black humor, The Patron Saints is an unorthodox documentary about a home for the aged and disabled. By turns lyrical and unsettling, the directors eschew more traditional ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky

Votes: 16

16. Kuichisan (2012)

76 min | Drama

5.4
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A story from the lost town of Koza - a silver paradise.

Director: Maiko Endo | Stars: Raizo Ishihara, Eleonore Hendricks, Chizuru Lee, Maiko Endo

Votes: 18

17. 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

18. Whores' Glory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.2
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73 Metascore

An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat

Votes: 4,095 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Me at the Zoo (2012)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

5.6
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Chris Crocker is a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. The film traces a line through a tapestry of web comments, response videos, fans, and haters to map the controversial rise of an Internet folk hero.

Directors: Chris Moukarbel, Valerie Veatch | Stars: Glenn Beck, Beyoncé, Sean Combs, Chris Crocker

Votes: 310

20. The Waiting Room (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.1
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84 Metascore

Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

Director: Peter Nicks | Star: Sean Bennett

Votes: 716 | Gross: $0.24M

21. Argentynska lekcja (2011)

56 min | Documentary

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Director: Wojciech Staron

Votes: 67

22. Project X (2012)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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48 Metascore

3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Dax Flame

Votes: 168,192 | Gross: $54.73M

23. Ballroom Dancer (2011)

78 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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Slavik (34) from Ukraine, former world champion in Latin American dancing is making a last and final comeback with Anna, his ten years younger new dance partner and girlfriend. Slavik is ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Bonke, Andreas Koefoed | Star: Vyacheslav 'Slavik' Kryklyvyy

Votes: 163

24. L'estate di Giacomo (2011)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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Director: Alessandro Comodin | Stars: Giacomo Zulian, Stefania Comodin, Barbara Colombo

Votes: 180

25. Bad 25 (2012)

Not Rated | 131 min | Documentary, Music

8.0
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65 Metascore

A documentary on Michael Jackson and the legacy of his record Bad.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Michael Jackson, Glen Ballard, John Barnes, Jennifer Batten

Votes: 1,568

26. In film nist (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 3,943 | Gross: $0.08M

27. Only the Young (2012)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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71 Metascore

A documentary on three teenagers living in a small desert town in Southern California.

Directors: Elizabeth Mims, Jason Tippet | Stars: Garrison Saenz, Kevin Conway, Skye Elmore, Samantha MacDonald

Votes: 356 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Leviathan (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

6.5
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81 Metascore

A documentary shot in the North Atlantic and focused on the commercial fishing industry.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Brian Jannelle, Adrian Guillette, Arthur Smith, Asterias Vulgaris

Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $1.09M

29. The Vanishing Spring Light (2011)

112 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.4
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Director: Xun Yu

Votes: 21

30. Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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72 Metascore

On April 2nd 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. Documenting this once in a life time performance and an intimate portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after, and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.

Directors: Will Lovelace, Dylan Southern | Stars: James Murphy, Chuck Klosterman, Keith Wood, Nancy Whang

Votes: 2,350 | Gross: $0.51M

31. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.2
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80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 18,370 | Gross: $0.26M

32. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)

84 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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74 Metascore

A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Nance | Stars: Alisa Becher, Jc Cain, Dexter Jones, Namik Minter

Votes: 495 | Gross: $0.07M

33. Shilton Ha Chok (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History

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

Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Votes: 324

34. Kumaré (2011)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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60 Metascore

A documentary about a man who impersonates a wise Indian Guru and builds a following in Arizona. At the height of his popularity, the Guru Kumaré must reveal his true identity to his disciples and unveil his greatest teaching of all.

Director: Vikram Gandhi | Stars: Vikram Gandhi, Toby, Greg, Molly

Votes: 4,258 | Gross: $0.13M

35. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 13,929 | Gross: $0.22M

36. The Clock (2010)

1,440 min | Documentary

9.0
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Scenes from various films and TV programs that feature clocks, or some verbal mention of time, combine to make a 24 hour timepiece movie.

Director: Christian Marclay

Votes: 149

37. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 979

38. Five Broken Cameras (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, War

8.0
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78 Metascore

A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army.

Directors: Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi | Stars: Emad Burnat, Soraya Burnat, Mohammed Burnat, Yasin Burnat

Votes: 5,216 | Gross: $0.11M

39. Off Label (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, History

5.2
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44 Metascore

A road trip through medicalized America, examining the pervasiveness of pharmaceutical drugs through the lives of eight very unique characters.

Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri | Stars: Michael Oldani, Jusef Anthony, Robert Helms, Jordan Rieke

Votes: 64

40. Inori (2012)

72 min | Documentary

7.1
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Inori is a great Japanese / spiritual / scientific documentary. Uncovering deep Human Being truths. A must watch

Director: Pedro González-Rubio

Votes: 77

41. 7 Plus Seven (1970 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,162

42. Seven Up! (1964 TV Short)

39 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.1
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Almond | Stars: Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 2,832

43. 21 Up (1977)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,917

44. This Is Cinerama (1952)

G | 115 min | Documentary

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A standard screen B&W prologue during which Lowell Thomas shows how, from the dawn of history, mankind has attempted to create the illusion of depth & movement by artistic, mechanical and ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Gunther von Fritsch, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Michael Todd Jr. | Stars: Lowell Thomas, Kathy Darlyn, Toni Valk

Votes: 368 | Gross: $41.60M

45. 28 Up (1984 TV Movie)

136 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 2,115

46. 56 Up (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 144 min | Documentary

7.9
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83 Metascore

Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Directors: Michael Apted, Paul Almond | Stars: Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield

Votes: 1,632 | Gross: $0.70M

47. Paul Williams Still Alive (2011)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.9
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72 Metascore

A documentary about legendary songwriter and 70's icon Paul Williams.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Paul Williams, Warren Beatty, Robert Blake, Karen Carpenter

Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.04M

48. 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: 39,019 | Gross: $0.89M

49. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 8,469 | Gross: $0.31M

50. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

8.1
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73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 2,946

51. Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (2012)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Music

7.2
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66 Metascore

A documentary on rap music and its rise to global prominence.

Directors: Ice-T, Andy Baybutt | Stars: Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Chuck D, Snoop Dogg

Votes: 3,123 | Gross: $0.29M

52. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,129 | Gross: $3.97M

53. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $1.00M

54. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.6
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

Votes: 11,996 | Gross: $0.03M

55. Girl Model (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.5
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68 Metascore

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Tigran Khachatrian, Nadya Vall

Votes: 2,020 | Gross: $0.02M

56. 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: 18,678

57. The Green Wave (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary on Iran's 2010 Green Revolution.

Director: Ali Samadi Ahadi | Stars: Mohsen Kadivar, Mitra Khalatbari, Shadi Sadr, Mehdi Mohseni

Votes: 274

58. Neil Young Journeys (2011)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Music

6.6
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74 Metascore

Neil Young returns to his birth Canadian province of Ontario to revisit his old haunts and to perform in Toronto's vintage Massey Hall.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Star: Neil Young

Votes: 620 | Gross: $0.21M

59. Head Games (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Sport

7.4
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A documentary that follows football player and pro-wrestler Chris Nowinski's quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports related head injuries.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Chris Nowinski, Gene Atkins, Laura Balcer, Hunt Batjer

Votes: 281 | Gross: $0.01M

60. Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary

7.4
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66 Metascore

Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk, bike, climb and shop for the cure. Each year, millions of dollars are... See full summary »

Director: Léa Pool

Votes: 637 | Gross: $0.02M

61. The Other Dream Team (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Sport

8.4
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69 Metascore

The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.

Director: Marius A. Markevicius | Stars: Sarunas Marciulionis, Arvydas Sabonis, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Jonas Valanciunas

Votes: 3,217 | Gross: $0.13M

62. Portrait of Wally (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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70 Metascore

The story of a Nazi-looted painting, Egon Schiele's 'Portrait of Wally,' that was discovered on the walls of the Museum of Modern Art in 1997, triggering a historic court case that pitted ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Shea

Votes: 59

63. Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.6
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67 Metascore

A documentary on Broadway legend Carol Channing.

Director: Dori Berinstein | Stars: Carol Channing, Loni Anderson, Mary Jo Catlett, Marge Champion

Votes: 223 | Gross: $0.01M

64. Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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75 Metascore

Two top baseball prospects in the Dominican Republic face fierce competition and corruption as they chase their big league dreams.

Directors: Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin, Jon Paley | Stars: Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo

Votes: 440 | Gross: $0.04M

65. Bully (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

7.4
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74 Metascore

A documentary on peer-to-peer bullying in schools across America.

Director: Lee Hirsch | Stars: Ja'Meya Jackson, Kelby Johnson, Lona Johnson, Bob Johnson

Votes: 9,344 | Gross: $4.04M

66. Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

6.6
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35 Metascore

"Bert Stern: Original Mad Man" is the definitive voyage into the life and work of one of America's most influential photographers. Photographing the world's most alluring women in fashion ... See full summary »

Director: Shannah Laumeister Stern | Stars: Bert Stern, Shannah Laumeister Stern, Albert D'Annibale, Dorothy Tristan

Votes: 198 | Gross: $0.03M

67. 35 Up (1991 TV Movie)

123 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield

Votes: 1,859 | Gross: $0.92M

68. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.8
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74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 6,216 | Gross: $0.34M

69. Yesterday - Today: The Netsilik Eskimo (1971)

58 min | Documentary

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How heated dwellings, schools, hospitals, etc. have changed the way of life for the once nomadic Inuit families in the Arctic.

Director: Gilles Blais | Star: Jacques Languirand

70. Cologne (1939)

Unrated | 14 min | Short, Documentary

6.0
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Structures, people and events are documented in Cologne, Minnesota, USA in 1939.

Directors: Esther Dowidat, Raymond Dowidat | Stars: 'Old Man' Guettler, Hans Guettler, Bill Guettler, Esther Dowidat

Votes: 194

71. Redemption (IV) (2013)

35 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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Redemption is a documentary about New York City's canners - the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. You've... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill

Votes: 228

72. Open Heart (2013)

54 min | Documentary

7.1
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Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Kief Davidson

Votes: 127

73. Mondays at Racine (2012)

Not Rated | 39 min | Documentary, Short, Family

7.5
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Every third Monday of the month, two bold, brassy sisters open the doors of their Long Island hair salon to women diagnosed with cancer. As locks of hair fall to the floor, women gossip, ... See full summary »

Director: Cynthia Wade | Stars: Rachel Delmolfetto, Linda Hart, Cambria Russell, Cynthia Sansone

Votes: 181

74. Kings Point (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.7
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A documentary on five seniors living in a retirement resort in Florida - men and women who came decades ago with their spouses by their sides, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection.

Director: Sari Gilman

Votes: 177

75. Inocente (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.4
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A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist's determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings. At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming... See full summary »

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix

Votes: 316 | Gross: $2.14M

76. 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

77. The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer (2005 Video)

90 min | Documentary, Music

8.1
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This DVD is a collection of the work of the director Jonathan Glazer and includes his music videos, commercials, short films , excerpts from his feature films as well as commentaries and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jonathan Glazer, Nick Cave | Stars: Milo Addica, Jean-Claude Carrière, Nick Cave, Olegar Fedoro

Votes: 265

78. Mr. Cao Goes to Washington (2012)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.5
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Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a fascinating character study of New Orleans Congressman Joseph Cao, an idealist confronted with the realities of racial and partisan politics in the South. ... See full summary »

Director: S. Leo Chiang | Star: Rosa Flores

Votes: 12

79. Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (2012)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

7.8
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41 Metascore

The film chronicles the life and revolutionary times of the former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Director: Stephen Vittoria | Stars: Cornel West, Alice Walker, Angela Davis, Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

Votes: 417 | Gross: $0.04M

80. Palace of Electricity (1900)

Documentary, Short

5.3
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A panoramic shot, making a full circle, at the 1900 Paris Exposition. It begins and ends looking at the front of the Palace of Electricity. As it pans, first we see a workman hosing down ... See full summary »

Director: James H. White

Votes: 143

81. Captain Nissen Going Through Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara Falls (1901)

2 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Here we show Captain N. P. Nissen, formerly known as Captain Bowser, making a trip through the Whirlpool Rapids in his famous twenty-four foot craft known as the "Fool Killer." Captain ... See full summary »

Votes: 121

82. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,798 | Gross: $0.42M

83. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.9
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The most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet: Google's master plan to scan every book in the world and the people trying to stop them. Google say they are building a library for mankind, but they also have other intentions.

Director: Ben Lewis | Stars: Brendan Price, Nicolas Chapman, Molly Malcolm, Joshua Zamrycki

Votes: 595

84. Portrait of a Young Man in Three Movements (1931)

54 min | Documentary

6.6
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Without sound, in three movements. Title cards declare that what a person likes and his manner of liking them reveals character. There are long looks at forms and rhythms. The film begins ... See full summary »

Director: Henwar Rodakiewicz

Votes: 83

85. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,699

86. Citizen Koch (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A documentary that follows the money behind the rise of the Tea Party.

Directors: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin | Stars: David H. Koch, Charles G. Koch, Scott Walker, Floyd Abrams

Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.15M

87. Cutie and the Boxer (2013)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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83 Metascore

This candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an identity of her own.

Director: Zachary Heinzerling | Stars: Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara, Alex Shinohara, Ethan Cohen

Votes: 4,101 | Gross: $0.20M

88. 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

89. Narco Cultura (2013)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »

Director: Shaul Schwarz

Votes: 2,210 | Gross: $0.14M

90. 40 Days at Base Camp (2011)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary

6.8
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"I don't know anything about mountaineering!" laughs first-time climber Bagyashree, as her expedition leader shows her how to use an oxygen mask. Like a beehive with no queen, Everest Base ... See full summary »

Director: Dianne Whelan

Votes: 47

91. 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: 5,876 | Gross: $1.21M

92. Anita (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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68 Metascore

A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas' nomination to the US Supreme Court and thus exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world.

Director: Freida Lee Mock

Votes: 334

93. Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.0
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55 Metascore

An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for identity leads us back across a continent to seek out the people left behind and the meaning of a mysterious tattoo.

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charles Harding, Lorena Ivón Ton Quevedo, Alejandro Solalinde

Votes: 438

94. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,496 | Gross: $4.95M

95. Happy (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

7.2
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HAPPY takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real life stories of people from around the world and... See full summary »

Director: Roko Belic | Stars: Marci Shimoff, Ed Diener, Richard Davidson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Votes: 2,796

96. Chasing Ice (2012)

PG-13 | 75 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

Director: Jeff Orlowski | Stars: James Balog, Svavar Jónatansson, Louie Psihoyos, Kitty Boone

Votes: 7,038 | Gross: $1.33M

97. They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

7.0
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68 Metascore

Shot clandestinely over a two year period, this film provides a rare look into the second most isolated country on the planet held in a stasis by a brutal military regime for almost a half ... See full summary »

Director: Robert H. Lieberman | Star: Aung San Suu Kyi

Votes: 273

98. Life Itself (2014)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel, Martin Scorsese

Votes: 12,996 | Gross: $0.81M

99. The Sea in Between (2013)

82 min | Documentary, Music

8.7
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An audio-visual experience documenting what happens when Josh Garrels and Mason Jar Music go to an island to try to create something beautiful.

Director: Matt Porter | Stars: Josh Garrels, Blayne Johnson, Michelle Garrels, Emma Johnson

Votes: 34

100. 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