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1. Home (I) (2009)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

8.6
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47 Metascore

With aerial footage from fifty-four countries, 'Home' is a depiction of how Earth's problems are all interlinked.

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand | Stars: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Glenn Close, Jacques Gamblin

Votes: 19,617

2. Food, Inc. (2008)

PG | 94 min | Documentary

7.8
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80 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 45,805 | Gross: $4.42M

3. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 61,581 | Gross: $4.31M

4. 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: 69,590 | Gross: $24.54M

5. Pandora's Promise (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

7.4
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54 Metascore

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Stewart Brand, Richard Rhodes, Gwyneth Cravens, Mark Lynas

Votes: 1,681 | Gross: $0.07M

6. Buck (2011)

PG | 88 min | Documentary

7.6
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76 Metascore

An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

Director: Cindy Meehl | Stars: Buck Brannaman, Gary Myers, Bibb Frazier, Betty Staley

Votes: 2,963 | Gross: $4.02M

7. 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: 37,835 | Gross: $14.36M

8. 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: 6,869 | Gross: $1.25M

9. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 45,266 | Gross: $3.17M

10. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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85 Metascore

The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Debora Guetta

Votes: 55,421 | Gross: $3.29M

11. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.0
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72 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 129,411 | Gross: $21.24M

12. Nicht böse sein! (2006)

96 min | Documentary

7.6
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Director: Wolfgang Reinke | Star: Adeline Schieferstein

Votes: 18

13. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.6
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66 Metascore

A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Peter Berg, Paul Brennan, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 13,834 | Gross: $0.64M

14. The Doors: When You're Strange (2009)

R | 86 min | Documentary, Music

7.7
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55 Metascore

A look at the late '60s and early '70s rock band The Doors, including rare exclusive footage.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

Votes: 7,802 | Gross: $0.24M

15. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 117,993 | Gross: $119.19M

16. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 91,259 | Gross: $11.53M

17. Elektrischer Reporter (2008– )

10 min | News

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News from where the Digital and the Carbon Worlds collide.

Stars: Jan Tißler, Torsten Altenhoener, Petra Broecker, Mario Sixtus

18. Man vs. Wild (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.2
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Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 20,310

19. The Blue Planet (2001)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary

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

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, David Attenborough, Jason Roberts

Votes: 18,869

20. Heimat - Eine deutsche Chronik (1984– )

90 min | Drama

8.8
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The series (11 episodes) tells the story of the village Schabbach, on the Hunsrueck in Germany through the years 1919-1982. Central person is Maria, who we see growing from a 17 year old ... See full summary »

Stars: Marita Breuer, Kurt Wagner, Rüdiger Weigang, Eva Maria Schneider

Votes: 2,683

21. Heimat 3 - Chronik einer Zeitenwende (2004– )

689 min | Drama

8.1
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This is not only a sequel to the "Second Heimat", but also a chronicle of a very decisive decade for Germany (1989 to 200). The main couple of the mini-series released in 1992, Hermann ... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Arnold, Salome Kammer, Peter Schneider, Uwe Steimle

Votes: 534

22. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.5
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70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 23,911 | Gross: $6.71M

23. Life in the Undergrowth (2005– )

50 min | Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number, yet often too small to be noticed: the invertebrates.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,018

24. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-G | 533 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 126,793

25. 16 x Deutschland - Menschen - Orte - Geschichten (2013– )

15 min | Documentary

7.7
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Stars: David Berton, Lijun Cheng, Lenny Eggers, Andreas Graumnitz

Votes: 15

26. Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (2003)

80 min | Documentary

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Documentary about a conservative candidate who runs for German parliament. But this electoral district has been in the hands of the social democrats ever since. So, how will he deal with that?

Director: Andreas Dresen | Stars: Henryk Wichmann, Markus Meckel, Angela Merkel, Jürgen Rüttgers

Votes: 272

27. GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary

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An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

Director: Josh Fox | Stars: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Votes: 9,737 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

7.5
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62 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 24,233 | Gross: $0.90M

29. Life in a Day (2011)

PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama

7.7
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58 Metascore

A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.

Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym

Votes: 13,936 | Gross: $0.25M

30. Waste Land (2010)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.9
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 7,705 | Gross: $0.19M

31. Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Music

8.3
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Lou Dobbs, Ted Koppel

Votes: 29,308 | Gross: $1.72M

32. Powaqqatsi (1988)

G | 99 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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An exploration of technologically developing nations and the effect the transition to Western-style modernization has had on them.

Director: Godfrey Reggio | Stars: Christie Brinkley, David Brinkley, Pope John Paul II, Dan Rather

Votes: 6,608 | Gross: $0.59M

33. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

9.3
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An exploration of our discovery of the laws of nature and coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 79,053

34. Human Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

9.1
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Like all life forms, humanity partially adapts to types of natural environment, yet also tends to change them. Each episode examines how life differs for men and nature in some type of ... See full summary »

Star: John Hurt

Votes: 17,123

35. Life (2009)

TV-G | 473 min | Documentary

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David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Attenborough, Oprah Winfrey, Doug Allan, Michael Pitts

Votes: 29,423

36. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010– )

Documentary

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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

Votes: 4,375

37. Vice (2013– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Documentary, News

8.9
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Documentary series featuring startling, groundbreaking stories from around the world.

Stars: Shane Smith, Thomas Morton, Gianna Toboni, Ben Anderson

Votes: 3,658

38. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 43,053 | Gross: $0.86M

39. The Life of Mammals (2002–2003)

Documentary

9.1
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David Attenborough's comprehensive study of how a remarkable group of animals evolved - a group that includes ourselves.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 3,306

40. The Private Life of Plants (1995– )

292 min | Documentary

9.0
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David Attenborough's study of the world of plants, which demonstrates, with the aid of time-lapse photography, the rich and varied ways in which they flourish.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,118

41. Life in Cold Blood (2008)

Documentary

9.0
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A nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough, that looks at the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 2,276

42. Earth: The Power of the Planet (2007– )

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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In each episode, geologist Dr. Iain Stewart explains the effects and importance of a specific force of nature, such as wind or volcanism. He also examines the various ways in which it ... See full summary »

Stars: Iain Stewart, Victor Baker, Phil Bland, Bernadette Carrion van Rijn

Votes: 1,761

43. Great Barrier Reef (2012– )

Documentary

8.4
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Monty Halls explores Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. Monty explores its full 2000-kilometre length, ... See full summary »

Stars: Monty Halls, Karl Stefanovic

Votes: 526

44. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 96 min | Documentary

7.5
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75 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 73,575 | Gross: $23.81M

45. Knoff-Hoff-Show (1986– )

Comedy, Documentary

8.0
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Stars: Joachim Bublath, Ramona Leiß, Veterinary Street Jazz Band, Babette Einstmann

Votes: 53

46. Goldman Sachs - La banque qui dirige le monde (2012 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

7.4
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A French documentary about one of the worlds biggest banks and its influence in everyday life.

Directors: Jérôme Fritel, Marc Roche

Votes: 292

47. Tavarataivas (2013)

83 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.5
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Petri Luukkainen conducts an experiment with his own life. He packs all his things and puts them in storage. At first naked in an empty apartment, he only allows himself to retrieve one item per day.

Director: Petri Luukkainen | Stars: Petri Luukkainen, Helena Saarinen, Juho Luukkainen, Eero Löyttyjärvi

Votes: 507