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1. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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74 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.

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

2. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

1.5
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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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

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

208 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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Inter-cut with archive material, friends, family and associates of the musician tell the story of his life and how spirituality became such a major part of it.

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

7. 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.

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

8. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, 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.

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

9. Kurt & Courtney (1998)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, 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, Al Bowman

10. 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?"

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

11. 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.

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

12. The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.3
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61 Metascore

An experimental documentary film 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.

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

13. 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.

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

14. 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 »

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

15. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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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

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

90 min | Documentary, 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

17. 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.

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

18. The People vs. George Lucas (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Comedy

6.8
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55 Metascore

An examination of the widespread fan disenchantment with George Lucas.

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

19. 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

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

151 min | Action

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

21. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.4
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79 Metascore

A documentary on the life and career of Joan Rivers, made as the comedienne turns 75 years old.

Writer: Ricki Stern | Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Kathy Griffin, Jocelyn Pickett

22. The Phantom Menace Review (2009)

69 min | Comedy

9.1
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A serial killer decides to dissect the critically panned Star Wars prequels to determine their TRUE flaws.

Writer: Mike Stoklasa | Director: Mike Stoklasa | Stars: Mike Stoklasa, Jay Bauman, Gillian Bellinger, Rich Evans

23. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

6.6
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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.

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

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

78 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.7
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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

25. 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 (2006) 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

26. 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

27. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.0
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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

28. 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.

Writers: Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich | Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

29. 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

30. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp (2012)

R | 89 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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56 Metascore

Examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Hinojosa | Stars: Betty Beck, Camille Beck, Diane Beck, Misty Beck

31. Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (2009)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography

7.0
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55 Metascore

A look at the battles Hugh Hefner fought over the years against the U.S. government, the religious right, and militant feminists.

Writer: Brigitte Berman | Director: Brigitte Berman | Stars: Larry Adler, Bobbie Arnstein, Joan Baez, Count Basie

32. 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.

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

33. 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

34. American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)

102 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

7.8
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55 Metascore

Photo-animated feature documentary, uniquely narrated by the 10 people who knew Bill best.

Directors: Matt Harlock, Paul Thomas | Stars: Bill Hicks, Dwight Slade, Mary Hicks, Steve Hicks

35. Hype: The Obama Effect (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

3.9
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A documentary detailing the various questions about Barack Obama's past, filmed before the 2008 presidential election.

Writer: Alan Peterson | Director: Alan Peterson | Stars: Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, Michael Barone, William J. Bennett

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

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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As narrated by his mother, this movie is a re-enactment of events in the life of Joseph Smith as it pertains to the restoration and growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints... See full synopsis »

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

37. Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

7.1
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The outrageous story of 1970s porn icon Jack Wrangler, and how he rose to the top of the gay, and then straight, adult film industry.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Jack Wrangler, Margaret Whiting, Robert Alvarez, Brooks Ashmanskas

38. Kobe Doin' Work (2009 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sport

6.3
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A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Tony Parker

39. 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.

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

40. 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.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Michael Schwendeman, Kim Allen, Lloyd Constantine

41. Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro (2013)

71 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.6
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Combining over twelve years of footage and narrated by their twin sons, TWO: The Story of Roman & Nyro, follows legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner's loving journey to create their new modern family.

Writers: Desmond Child, Curtis Shaw Child, Heather Winters | Director: Heather Winters | Stars: Univ. Miami Indian Students Assoc., Karl Bakke, John Barrett, Jon Bon Jovi

42. Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

97 min | Documentary

7.6
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59 Metascore

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

Writers: Greg Boas, Charles Ricciardi, Erik Sharkey, Jeff Yorkes | Director: Erik Sharkey | Stars: Drew Struzan, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, George Lucas

43. Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged (2011)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

5.9
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'Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged is a feature length documentary film that examines the resurging interest in Ayn Rand's epic and controversial 1957 novel and the validity of its dire prediction for America.

Director: Chris Mortensen | Stars: John Allison, Clifford Asness, Rajia Baroudi, Mike Berliner

44. Desperately Seeking Seka (2002 TV Special)

83 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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Writer: Christian Hallman | Directors: Christian Hallman, Magnus Paulsson | Stars: Seka, Ashlyn Gere, Al Goldstein, Veronica Hart

45. Mr. Angel (2013)

68 min | Documentary, Biography, Family

6.5
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Mr. Angel chronicles the extraordinary life of transgender activist and porn pioneer, Buck Angel. He survived addiction, prostitution, and suicide and now tells a moving story of a man's ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Hunt | Stars: Lux Alptraum, Buck Angel, Elayne Angel, Tyra Banks

46. Palme (2012)

103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.

Writers: Kristina Lindström, Maud Nycander | Directors: Kristina Lindström, Maud Nycander | Stars: Olof Palme, Catharina Palme, Lisbet Palme, Richard Guston

47. Nash (2013)

78 min | Documentary

8.1
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This coming of age documentary chronicles the life of NBA All Star Steve Nash as he tries to navigate his way through the somewhat toils of professional sports while trying to leave a lasting legacy on and off the court.

Writer: Michael Hamilton | Directors: Michael Hamilton, Corey Ogilvie | Stars: David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg, Doug Ellin

48. Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)

Unrated | 91 min | Documentary

6.2
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41 Metascore

Nick Broomfield goes in pursuit of Sarah Palin, interviewing her family and friends, for a decidedly unauthorized perspective on this growing force in American politics.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Sarah Palin, Nick Broomfield, John McCain, Bill O'Reilly

49. Remembering the Artist: Robert De Niro, Sr. (2014)

40 min | Documentary, Short

6.4
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Robert De Niro, Sr., was a celebrated painter obscured by the pop-art movement. His life and career are chronicled in the artist's own words by his contemporaries and, movingly, by his son, the actor Robert De Niro.

Directors: Geeta Gandbhir, Perri Peltz | Stars: Robert De Niro Sr., Drena De Niro, Robert De Niro

50. Videocracy (2009)

85 min | Documentary

6.5
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60 Metascore

A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.

Writer: Erik Gandini | Director: Erik Gandini | Stars: Silvio Berlusconi, Flavio Briatore, Fabio Calvi, Rick Canelli