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1. 2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

5.1
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28 Metascore

A documentary that examines the question, "If Barack Obama wins a second term, where will we be in 2016?"

Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Jay Bastian, Joe Biden, Cait Brasel, Gene Burris Jr.

Votes: 8,927 | Gross: $33.35M

2. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Russell Brand

Votes: 30,306 | Gross: $8.41M

3. Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015)

TV-MA | 145 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.6
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83 Metascore

An authorized documentary on the late musician Kurt Cobain, from his early days in Aberdeen, Washington to his success and downfall with the grunge band Nirvana.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Aaron Burckhard, Chad Channing, Don Cobain, Jenny Cobain

Votes: 20,315

4. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.6
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52 Metascore

Follows Justin Bieber with some footage of performances from his 2010 concert tour.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Justin Bieber, Boys II Men, Miley Cyrus, Sean Kingston

Votes: 74,298 | Gross: $73.00M

5. 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, Masuhiro Yamamoto, Daisuke Nakazama, Hachiro Mizutani

Votes: 24,839 | Gross: $2.55M

6. Senna (2010)

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

8.6
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79 Metascore

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams, Ron Dennis

Votes: 45,757 | Gross: $1.61M

7. Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary

6.8
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72 Metascore

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Bob Belleville, Chrisann Brennan, Nolan Bushnell, Jason Chen

Votes: 3,923 | Gross: $0.49M

8. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

Votes: 8,766 | Gross: $1.51M

9. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)

208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese examines the life of musician George Harrison, weaving together interviews, concert footage, home movies and photographs.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: George Harrison, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6,752

10. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 820 | Gross: $7.85M

11. 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: 7,675 | Gross: $7.71M

12. 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: 11,569 | Gross: $3.52M

13. Cristiano Ronaldo: World at His Feet (2014)

54 min | Documentary, Sport

6.4
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Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet follows the footballer from his beginnings in Portugal, breakthrough start with Manchester United and current career at Real Madrid.

Director: Tara Pirnia | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Paul Cann

Votes: 1,568

14. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 2,168 | Gross: $0.00M

15. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Votes: 10,859 | Gross: $1.41M

16. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

6.2
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A documentary on the life of Kurt Cobain and his relationship with Courtney Love.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Courtney Love, Nick Broomfield, Kurt Cobain, Mari Earle

Votes: 5,620 | Gross: $0.44M

17. 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: 2,716 | Gross: $4.02M

18. Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (2014)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, a titanic feat of physical and mental endurance that no rider has ... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine | Stars: Andrea Gambadoro, Marco Pantani, Conan Sweeny

Votes: 1,273

19. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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61 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 1,368

20. Mr Calzaghe (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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The story of the rise to glory of boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Director: Vaughan Sivell | Stars: Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Calzaghe, James Dean Bradfield, Chris Eubank

Votes: 350

21. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews and archival footage and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 10,679 | Gross: $0.89M

22. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014)

PG-13 | 58 min | Documentary

6.6
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50 Metascore

Liv Corfixen documents her husband, filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, during the production and release of his movie Only God Forgives (2013).

Director: Liv Corfixen | Stars: Liv Corfixen, Nicolas Winding Refn, Ryan Gosling, Alejandro Jodorowsky

Votes: 748

23. Seymour: An Introduction (2014)

PG | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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83 Metascore

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.

Director: Ethan Hawke | Stars: Seymour Bernstein, Jiyang Chen, Ethan Hawke, Junko Ichikawa

Votes: 629 | Gross: $0.58M

24. Lemmy (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

Directors: Greg Olliver, Wes Orshoski | Stars: Lemmy, Phil Campbell, Mikkey Dee, Dave Navarro

Votes: 6,018

25. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 5,585

26. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait (2006)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.4
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Football match Real Madrid vs. Villareal, April 23, 2005, from the perspective of soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane.

Directors: Douglas Gordon, Philippe Parreno | Stars: David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane

Votes: 2,588

27. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (2014)

104 min | Documentary, Sport

7.6
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You think you know this story? You don't. From the producers of Academy Award winning film, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER, and BAFTA Award winning Director Alex Holmes, this documentary is an ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Kristin Armstrong

Votes: 1,517

28. Mitt (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

7.0
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64 Metascore

Mitt Romney and his family are followed through their U.S. Presidential campaigns.

Director: Greg Whiteley | Stars: Mitt Romney, Candy Crowley, Eric Draper, Jim Lehrer

Votes: 1,953

29. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012)

R | 91 min | Documentary

7.6
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81 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government.

Director: Alison Klayman | Stars: Weiwei Ai, Dan Ai, Lao Ai, Lee Ambrozy

Votes: 3,349 | Gross: $0.49M

30. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

107 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.5
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen | Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart, Trent Reznor

Votes: 3,001

31. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.1
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72 Metascore

Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin | Stars: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Mariya Alyokhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, Andrey Tolokonnikov

Votes: 1,540

32. The Swell Season (2011)

91 min | Documentary, Music, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once (2007) culminated in a jubilant Oscar win. But behind the scenes, where ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Stars: Catherine Hansard, Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová

Votes: 643

33. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 3,579

34. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 2,461

35. Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington (2013)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.8
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80 Metascore

Documentary about deceased photojournalist Tim Hetherington directed by Sebastian Junger. Together with his friend and long-term collaborator Sebastian, Tim had travelled the world ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: Chris Anderson, Peter Bouckaert, James Brabazon, Guillermo Cervera

Votes: 543

36. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.7
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55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

Director: Alexandre O. Philippe | Stars: Joe Nussbaum, Daryl Frazetti, Doug Jones, Damian Hess

Votes: 3,645

37. Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration (2005)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration focuses on some of the events during the life of Joseph Smith, founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, which was both filmed and distributed ... See full summary »

Directors: T.C. Christensen, Gary Cook | Stars: Nathan Mitchell, Tayva Patch, Rick Macy, David Nibley

Votes: 487

38. God Bless Ozzy Osbourne (2011)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.5
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Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy, until now. Featuring never before seen ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Fleiss, Mike Piscitelli | Stars: Blasko, Brandon Boyd, Mike Brodin, Geezer Butler

Votes: 1,449

39. Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time (2011 Video)

151 min | Action, Biography, Sport

8.4
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At his apex, Stone Cold Steve Austin was a pop culture phenomenon, the biggest superstar in the history of sports entertainment. Despite battling the rejection of being fired and a ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Steve Austin, Chris Adams, Arn Anderson, Ariane Andrew

Votes: 488

40. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,022

41. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,176 | Gross: $0.06M

42. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,778 | Gross: $0.19M

43. Klitschko (2011)

118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.8
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63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,185

44. Janis (1974)

R | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.9
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The life and music of Janis Joplin.

Director: Howard Alk | Stars: Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, Dave Getz

Votes: 567

45. The Phantom Menace Review (2009 Video)

69 min | Comedy

9.5
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A serial killer decides to dissect the critically panned Star Wars prequels to determine their TRUE flaws.

Director: Mike Stoklasa | Stars: Mike Stoklasa, Jocelyn Ridgely, Pernilla August, Jay Bauman

Votes: 1,066

46. The Killing$ of Tony Blair (2016)

95 min | Documentary

6.9
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The story of Tony Blair's destruction of the Labour Party, his well-remunerated business interests, and the thousands of innocent people who have died following his decision to invade Iraq.

Directors: Sanne van den Bergh, Greg Ward | Stars: Tony Blair, George Galloway

Votes: 10

47. Gascoigne (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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A feature length, theatrical documentary on the life of Paul Gascoigne, one of the greatest English footballers that ever lived: delving deep into his psyche, vulnerabilities, fears and triumphs.

Director: Jane Preston | Stars: Paul Gascoigne, Vinnie Jones, Gary Lineker, Diego Maradona Jr.

Votes: 1,557

48. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.8
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73 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Angela Davis, Eisa Davis

Votes: 386

49. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

7.0
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64 Metascore

A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Vivino

Votes: 5,379 | Gross: $0.27M

50. Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

116 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.7
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68 Metascore

The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Gerry Beckley, Lee Blackman, Perry Botkin Jr., Ray Cooper

Votes: 1,129 | Gross: $0.03M