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1. 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: 720 | Gross: $0.24M

2. Battle for Brooklyn (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

'Battle for Brooklyn' follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley

Votes: 116 | Gross: $0.01M

3. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

6.9
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68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,033 | Gross: $0.23M

4. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 4,736

5. South of the Border (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

7.1
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45 Metascore

A road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tariq Ali, Fidel Castro, Raúl Castro, Hugo Chávez

Votes: 2,632 | Gross: $0.17M

6. 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: 69,837 | Gross: $24.54M

7. David Copperfield: 15 Years of Magic (1994 TV Special)

130 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.9
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This is a TV special/documentary in which David Copperfield is interviewed in his Magic Warehouse by his girlfriend, the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, about his career as an ... See full summary »

Directors: David Copperfield, Peter Care | Stars: David Copperfield, Claudia Schiffer, Kim Alexis, James Earl Jones

Votes: 189

8. Imagine: John Lennon (1988)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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A biography of the rock music star.

Director: Andrew Solt | Stars: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Votes: 3,957 | Gross: $3.75M

9. Beautiful Losers (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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59 Metascore

This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Directors: Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard | Stars: Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson

Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.06M

10. The Queen of Versailles (2012)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.1
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80 Metascore

A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis.

Director: Lauren Greenfield | Stars: Jaqueline Siegel, David Siegel, Alyse Barker, Lorraine Barrett

Votes: 11,491 | Gross: $2.40M

11. Jack Johnson: The September Sessions (2002 Video)

Music, Documentary

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Director: Jack Johnson | Stars: Shane Dorian, Luke Egan, Brad Gerlach, Jack Johnson

Votes: 169

12. Castles in the Sky (2010)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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Filmed in five countries over three years, the documentary delves into the heart of the locations while the surfers travel through them with a sense of open-minded awe. With never-before ... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Steele | Stars: Craig Anderson, Timmy Curran, Rob Machado, Pete Mendia

Votes: 108

13. A Brokedown Melody (2004)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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A Brokedown Melody explores the times, travels and experiences of a tribe of surfers who search for the spark of life and look to pass it on to the younger generation. The film follows ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Malloy | Stars: Mark Cunningham, Tom Curren, CJ Hobgood, Jack Johnson

Votes: 223

14. Thicker Than Water (2000 Video)

45 min | Documentary

8.2
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Thicker Than Water is a 2000 documentary surf film directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and his film school friend Chris Malloy. It shows surfing footage from different locations like... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Johnson, Chris Malloy, Emmett Malloy | Stars: Raimana Boucher, Saxon Boucher, Timmy Curran, Shane Dorian

Votes: 267

15. Jane's Journey (2010)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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49 Metascore

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenz Knauer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Goodall, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 251 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Project Nim (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

7.4
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace, Wer LaFarge

Votes: 7,715 | Gross: $0.41M

17. Sandwiches That You Will Like (2002 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A travelogue featuring delicious sandwiches (and the folks who make and enjoy them) served by shops, stands and diners from across the USA.

Stars: Rick Sebak, Holly Moore

Votes: 100

18. A Hot Dog Program (1999 TV Movie)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

8.4
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Filmmaker Rick Sebak takes his cameras across the country in search of the various hot dogs people enjoy. We see the Super Duper Hot Dog stand and its variety of toppings and sauces. There ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Sebak | Stars: Rick Sebak, Rochelle Aytes, Benjy Bronk, Ruth Buzzi

Votes: 123

19. Art & Copy (2009)

TV-PG | 89 min | Documentary

6.8
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62 Metascore

ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential ... See full summary »

Director: Doug Pray | Stars: Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Hal Riney, Lee Clow

Votes: 1,618

20. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Sketches of Frank Gehry (2005)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, Biography

7.1
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71 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the renown architect.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Frank Gehry, Sydney Pollack, Julian Schnabel, Charles Arnoldi

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.44M

21. 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: 6,711 | Gross: $0.20M

22. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)

157 min | Documentary, History

8.9
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78 Metascore

A series of three documentaries about the use of fear for political gain.

Stars: Gilles Kepel, Melvin Goodman, Stephen Holmes, William Kristol

Votes: 3,510

23. In Vogue: The Editor's Eye (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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Documentary film takes a look at some of the world's most influential fashion images as conceived by the magazine's iconic fashion editors.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, Alber Elbaz

Votes: 440

24. Slow Food Story (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary

6.4
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In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast-food resistance movement. An ... See full summary »

Director: Stefano Sardo | Stars: Carlo Petrini, Azio Citi

Votes: 50

25. Spellbound (2002)

G | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Thriller

7.6
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80 Metascore

Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee.

Director: Jeffrey Blitz | Stars: Angela Arenivar, Ubaldo Arenivar, Jorge Arenivar, Scott McGarraugh

Votes: 11,376 | Gross: $5.73M

26. American Teen (2008)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary

6.5
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66 Metascore

A documentary on seniors at a high school in a small Indiana town and their various cliques.

Director: Nanette Burstein | Stars: Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing, Megan Krizmanich, Colin Clemens

Votes: 3,933 | Gross: $0.94M

27. 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: 3,094 | Gross: $1.10M

28. The End of America (2008)

Documentary

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"The End of America" details the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward fascism. It's not a "lefty" taught-to-me, but rather a historical look at trends in once-functioning ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: David Antoon, Vincent Cannistraro, James Cullen, Amy Goodman

Votes: 751

29. Hacking Democracy (2006)

82 min | Documentary

7.9
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The film the voting machine corporations don't want you to see. HACKING DEMOCRACY follows investigator/grandmother, Bev Harris, and her citizen-activists as they set out to uncover how ... See full summary »

Directors: Simon Ardizzone, Russell Michaels | Stars: Bev Harris, Harri Hursti, James Naughton, Mark Radke

Votes: 1,165

30. The Big One (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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On his book tour, Michael Moore exposes more wrongdoing by greedy big businesses and callous politicians around America.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Elaine Bly, Dan Burns, Chip Carter

Votes: 7,276 | Gross: $0.72M

31. The Obama Deception (2009 Video)

111 min | Documentary

6.7
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Controversial radio host Alex Jones presents his theory that the newly elected 44th president of The United States is merely a puppet in a conspiracy to loot the American public and orchestrate a totalitarian world government.

Director: Alex Jones | Stars: Francis Boyle, Gerald Celente, Daniel Estulin, Alex Jones

Votes: 1,132

32. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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61 Metascore

An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, William Black, Jimmy Carter, Elijah Cummings

Votes: 38,134 | Gross: $14.36M

33. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

6.8
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71 Metascore

A look at the impact of the retail giant on local communities.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Lee Scott, Don Hunter, Jon Hunter, Jeremy Hunter

Votes: 4,260

34. You've Been Trumped (2011)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

7.5
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57 Metascore

In this David and Goliath story for the 21st century, a group of proud Scottish homeowners take on celebrity tycoon Donald J. Trump as he buys up one of Scotland's last wilderness areas to build a golf resort.

Director: Anthony Baxter | Stars: Michael Forbes, Donald J. Trump, Anthony Baxter, Kevin Brown

Votes: 1,998 | Gross: $0.03M

35. Triumph of the Will (1935)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann, Martin Bormann

Votes: 12,579

36. Let There Be Light (1946)

Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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A group of mentally traumatized veteran patients is followed as they go through psychiatric treatment.

Director: John Huston | Star: Walter Huston

Votes: 1,036

37. Salesman (1969)

G | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

7.9
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Four relentless door-to-door salesmen deal with constant rejection, homesickness and inevitable burnout as they go across the country selling very expensive bibles to low-income Catholic families.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin | Stars: Paul Brennan, Charles McDevitt, James Baker, Raymond Martos

Votes: 3,881

38. Step Into Liquid (2003)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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72 Metascore

Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

Director: Dana Brown | Stars: Laird John Hamilton, Layne Beachley, Dan Malloy, Robert August

Votes: 2,425 | Gross: $3.67M

39. Freakonomics (2010)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

6.4
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58 Metascore

A collection of documentaries that explores the hidden side of human nature through the use of the science of economics.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock | Stars: James Ransone, Tempestt Bledsoe, Morgan Spurlock, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 6,226 | Gross: $0.10M

40. 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: 6,094

41. Grey Gardens (1975)

PG | 94 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.

Directors: Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Muffie Meyer | Stars: Edith Bouvier Beale, Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, Brooks Hyers

Votes: 9,636 | Gross: $0.03M

42. 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: 10,062 | Gross: $6.41M

43. 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: 18,556 | Gross: $0.26M

44. Surviving Progress (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

7.5
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59 Metascore

Theorists consider the evolution of human society and question the sustainability of the current paradigm.

Directors: Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks | Stars: Ronald Wright, Mark Levine, Robert Wright, Marina Silva

Votes: 1,660 | Gross: $0.05M

45. Mademoiselle C (2013)

R | 93 min | Documentary

5.7
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51 Metascore

A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine.

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

Votes: 508 | Gross: $0.04M

46. InRealLife (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, News

5.8
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InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing to our children

Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Ryan, Ben, Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Negroponte

Votes: 234

47. The Look (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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58 Metascore

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING: THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, and one-time collaborators such as novelist Paul Auster and ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Peter Lindbergh, Paul Auster, Barnaby Southcombe

Votes: 253 | Gross: $0.02M

48. Future of Hope (2010)

75 min | Documentary

7.4
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Over the past 20 years we have seen a growing realization that the current model for society and culture is unsustainable. We have been living beyond our means... A character driven ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Bateman

Votes: 19

49. Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey (2011)

88 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Lelia Doolan

Votes: 18

50. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

7.6
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91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 10,585 | Gross: $1.60M

51. Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary

6.2
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55 Metascore

A documentary on the Manhattan department store with interviews from an array of fashion designers, style icons, and celebrities.

Director: Matthew Miele | Stars: Rachel Zoe, Candice Bergen, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.50M

52. About Face: Supermodels Then and Now (2012)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

6.7
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'About Face' explores beauty and aging through the stories of the original supermodels: women, now between fifty and eighty years old, whose images defined our sense of beauty over the last... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Carmen Dell'Orefice, Isabella Rossellini, Jerry Hall, Christie Brinkley

Votes: 469

53. The Tents (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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First ever look behind-the-scenes at NY Fashion Week, with the history of how it all began in the early 1990's. Story told by the 'Fashion Insiders' and the Top Fashion Designers: Betsey ... See full summary »

Director: James Belzer | Stars: Terry Agins, J. Alexander, Max Azria, Glenda Bailey

Votes: 98

54. Nicole (2013)

14 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Nicole's documentary about what it is like to be eight years old and homeless in California.

Director: Paul Parisi | Stars: Claire Dodin, Kato Kaelin

55. Web Junkie (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.3
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67 Metascore

The Chinese government is the first to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. 'Web Junkie' identifies internet addiction and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese ... See full summary »

Directors: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam | Star: Ran Tao

Votes: 549

56. Rock the Boat (2011)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, Adventure, History

8.3
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In the artificial landscape that is Los Angeles, where even palm trees are imported, nothing epitomizes man's short-sighted efforts to reshape the face of the earth more than the LA River: ... See full summary »

Director: Thea Mercouffer

Votes: 9

57. Love, Marilyn (2012)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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51 Metascore

Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Elizabeth Banks, Adrien Brody, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 1,422

58. Google and the World Brain (2013)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

6.8
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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: 604

59. Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

7.2
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68 Metascore

A look at the life of legendary fashion designer Valentino.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Nati Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Votes: 1,608 | Gross: $1.76M

60. In and Out of Fashion (1998)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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Director: William Klein | Stars: William Klein, Azzedine Alaïa, Anémone, Jacques Boudet

Votes: 32

61. Unzipped (1995)

R | 73 min | Documentary

6.4
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Isaac Mizrahi, one of the most successful designers in high fashion, plans his fall 1994 collection. He combines inspirations such as the Hollywood Eskimo look, the Mary Tyler Moore show, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Isaac Mizrahi, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Bernhard, Robert Best

Votes: 977 | Gross: $2.88M

62. Yves Saint Laurent: 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris (2002 TV Movie)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography

6.0
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63 Metascore

A 60 days 'huis clos' in the famous house of haute couture.

Director: David Teboul | Stars: Pierre Bergé, Laetitia Casta, Loulou De La Falaise, Catherine Deneuve

Votes: 58

63. Seamless (2005)

75 min | Documentary

5.1
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52 Metascore

A look at what it takes for young designers to make it in the fashion world.

Director: Douglas Keeve | Stars: Peter Arnold, Michael Bloomberg, Shawn Carter, Edmundo Castillo

Votes: 117

64. Scratch the Surface (1997)

PG | 75 min | Documentary

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Beginning in the early decadent 80's and continuing today, a phenomenon occurred in the US-the Supermodel.

Director: Tara Fitzpatrick | Stars: John Casablancas, Phoebe Cates, Valerie Cates, Tracy Fitzpatrick

Votes: 49

65. Kings Point (2012)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.8
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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

66. 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: 184

67. 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

68. 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: 3,288 | Gross: $0.13M

69. God Is the Bigger Elvis (2012)

37 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Dolores Hart left a successful Hollywood acting career to become a nun. A true story.

Director: Rebecca Cammisa | Stars: Dolores Hart, Elvis Presley

Votes: 323

70. The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement (2011)

25 min | Documentary, Short, History

7.1
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The film features 85-year-old Mr. Armstrong, an African American barber in Birmingham, Alabama, as he experiences the manifestation of an unimaginable dream: the election of the first ... See full summary »

Directors: Gail Dolgin, Robin Fryday | Star: James Armstrong

Votes: 63

71. The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011)

39 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

Director: Lucy Walker

Votes: 287

72. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 12,743 | Gross: $3.52M

73. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.

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

Votes: 7,745 | Gross: $0.19M

74. Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

G | 99 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

Film-maker Werner Herzog travels to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica, looking to capture the continent's beauty and investigate the characters living there.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Scott Rowland, Stefan Pashov, Doug MacAyeal

Votes: 15,269 | Gross: $0.94M

75. The Garden (I) (2008)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary

7.4
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From the ashes of the L.A. riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. Now bulldozers threaten its future.

Director: Scott Hamilton Kennedy | Stars: Danny Glover, Daryl Hannah, Antonio Villaraigosa

Votes: 655 | Gross: $0.03M

76. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,672 | Gross: $1.43M

77. War Dance (2007)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.9
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68 Metascore

Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

Directors: Sean Fine, Andrea Nix | Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose, Jane Adong

Votes: 1,074 | Gross: $0.11M

78. 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: 8,966 | Gross: $30.58M

79. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

7.6
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84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 5,055 | Gross: $0.20M

80. Tupac: Resurrection (2003)

R | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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66 Metascore

Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time.

Director: Lauren Lazin | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Rappin' 4-Tay, Conrad Bain, Bill Bellamy

Votes: 8,281 | Gross: $7.71M

81. Twist of Faith (2004)

TV-MA | 87 min | Documentary

7.3
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70 Metascore

A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Jeff Anderson, Barbara Blaine, David Clohessy, Sandy Comes

Votes: 740 | Gross: $0.00M

82. Balseros (2002)

120 min | Documentary

7.3
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73 Metascore

The story of Cuban refugees who risked their lives in homemade rafts to reach the United States, and what life is like for those who succeed.

Directors: Carles Bosch, Josep Maria Domènech | Stars: Guillermo Armas, Maria Celeste Arraras, Rafael Cano, Fidel Castro

Votes: 536

83. My Architect (2003)

116 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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81 Metascore

Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in 1974.

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Edmund Bacon, Edwina Pattison Daniels, Balkrishna Doshi, Frank Gehry

Votes: 2,855 | Gross: $2.75M

84. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,190 | Gross: $0.56M

85. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

Votes: 10,831 | Gross: $10.76M

86. Children Underground (2001)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

8.3
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85 Metascore

A profile of homeless Romanian children who were born victims of the nation's reckless population growth policy during its communist era.

Director: Edet Belzberg | Stars: Cristina Ionescu, Mihai Alexandre Tudose, Violeta 'Macarena' Rosu, Ana Turturica

Votes: 2,026

87. Speaking in Strings (1999)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary

6.9
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56 Metascore

This real-life documentary explores the passionate & energetic presence of renowned Italian violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (she moved to the Unites States at the age of eight to study ... See full summary »

Director: Paola di Florio | Star: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Votes: 160

88. Dancemaker (1998)

98 min | Documentary

7.2
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A look at Paul Taylor (1930- ) and his dance company over several months in 1997. Preparation of Taylor's piece, "Piazzolla Caldera," from conception and rehearsals to opening night at City... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Andrew Asnes, Rachel Berman Benz, Ross Kramberg, Thomas Patrick

Votes: 108 | Gross: $0.24M

89. The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.2
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The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span ... See full summary »

Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos | Stars: Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Cy Coleman

Votes: 194

90. Mandela (1996)

118 min | Documentary, Biography, History

6.9
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Follows Nelson Mandela, from his early protests against racial discrimination, to his election as South Africa's first Democratically elected leader.

Directors: Angus Gibson, Jo Menell | Stars: Winnie Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Patrick Shai, George Bizos

Votes: 265

91. Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.4
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The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Goldsmith | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Edward Asner, Ben Bagdikian, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 85

92. A Great Day in Harlem (1994)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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Art Kane, now deceased, coordinated a group photograph of all the top jazz musicians in NYC in the year 1958, for a piece in Esquire magazine. Just about every jazz musician at the time ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Bach | Stars: Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton, Marian McPartland, Art Blakey

Votes: 368 | Gross: $0.53M

93. Berkeley in the Sixties (1990)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary about militant student political activity in the University of California-Berkely in the 1960's.

Director: Mark Kitchell | Stars: Jentri Anders, Joan Baez, Frank Bardacke, Stokely Carmichael

Votes: 625

94. For All Mankind (1989)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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An in-depth look at various NASA moon landing missions, starting with Apollo 8.

Director: Al Reinert | Stars: Jim Lovell, Kenneth Mattingly, Russell Schweickart, Eugene Cernan

Votes: 3,885 | Gross: $0.77M

95. The Statue of Liberty (1985)

TV-G | 60 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Documentary showing the history of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York harbor.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: James Baldwin, Tucker Burr, Ray Charles, Mario Cuomo

Votes: 413

96. Brooklyn Bridge (1981)

TV-G | 58 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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This documentary chronicles the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. The difficult construction process is described in interesting detail; later parts of the film interview ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Paul Roebling, Julie Harris, Arthur Miller, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Votes: 542

97. The Children of Theatre Street (1977)

G | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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A documentary on the Kirov School of Ballet in Russia, narrated by Princess Grace of Monaco.

Directors: Robert Dornhelm, Earle Mack | Stars: Grace Kelly, Angelina Armeiskaya, Michaela Cerna, Galina Mezenzewa

Votes: 111

98. Jack Johnson (1970)

GP | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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A documentary on the first African-American boxer to ever become world heavyweight champion. Released on the same year as "The Great White Hope" and also Oscar nominated like that film, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Brock Peters, Kevin Kennedy, Tommy Burns, James J. Jeffries

Votes: 24

99. America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)

95 min | Documentary

8.0
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43 Metascore

A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America.

Director: Aaron Russo | Stars: Aaron Russo, John Turner, Joe Banister, Sherry Peel Jackson

Votes: 2,370 | Gross: $0.09M

100. Spinning Plates (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.2
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65 Metascore

A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

Director: Joseph Levy | Stars: Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach, Mike Breitbach, Thomas Keller

Votes: 861 | Gross: $0.11M