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1. Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016)

PG-13 | 106 min | Documentary

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Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza analyzes the history of the Democratic Party and what he thinks are Hillary Clinton's true motivations.

Writers: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, Bruce Schooley | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Jonah Goldberg, Andrea Cohen, Peter Schweizer

2. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

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Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law ... See full summary »

Stars: Steven Avery, Laura Nirider, Danielle Ricciardi, Laura Ricciardi

3. Zero Days (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Documentary

7.8
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78 Metascore

A documentary focused on Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien, Liam O'Murchu

4. Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016)

115 min | Documentary

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51 Metascore

TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Berlinger | Star: Anthony Robbins

5. Planet Earth (2006 TV Mini-Series)

TV-G | 48 min | Documentary

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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, 5 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 Allen

6. Gleason (2016)

R | 110 min | Documentary

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79 Metascore

At the age of 34, Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave the former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do - LIVE: ... See full summary »

Writer: Clay Tweel | Director: Clay Tweel | Star: Steve Gleason

7. Tickled (2016)

R | 92 min | Documentary

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76 Metascore

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

Directors: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve | Stars: David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr, Hal Karp

8. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 557 min | Documentary

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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

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

9. Voyage of Time (2016)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Drama | Completed

An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

10. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)

84 min | Documentary

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A documentary about young women who have been drawn into the sex trade - and how easy it is for a web-savvy generation to end up making porn.

Writer: Brittany Huckabee | Directors: Jill Bauer, Ronna Gradus | Stars: Farrah Abraham, John Anthony, Rachel Bernard, Levi Cash

11. Where to Invade Next (2015)

R | 120 min | Documentary

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64 Metascore

To learn what the USA can learn from other nations, Michael Moore playfully "invades" them to see what they have to offer.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Krista Kiuru, Tim Walker

12. O.J.: Made in America (2016 TV Mini-Series)

450 min | Documentary

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The rise and fall of American football star, O.J. Simpson, from his days growing up in Los Angeles to his murder trial that polarized the country.

Stars: David Gascon, Robin Greer, Peter Weireter, O.J. Simpson

13. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

14. Cartel Land (2015)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.4
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76 Metascore

A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Tim Nailer Foley, José Manuel 'El Doctor' Mireles, Enrique Peña Nieto

15. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary

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Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon, Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

16. Ancient Aliens (2009– )

90 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

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Science and mythology - and how they are the same thing.

Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Giorgio Tsoukalos, David Childress, Philip Coppens

17. Alone (2015– )

44 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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Ten survival "experts" attempt to survive alone. The winner receives $500,000.

Stars: Alan Kay, Dustin Feher, Sam Larson, Mitch Mitchell

18. The Making of the Mob: Chicago (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary

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Follow the story of Al Capone, from his start in New York and his move to Chicago to follow and join Johnny Torrio. Learn how their work for Big Jim Colosimo and the decisions they made ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Valente, Jason Fitch, Owen Black, Michael Kotsohilis

19. 2016: Obama's America (2012)

PG | 87 min | Documentary

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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.

20. Chef's Table (2015– )

50 min | Documentary

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Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs. Each episode focuses on a single chef and their unique look at their lives, talents and passion from their piece of culinary heaven.

Stars: Dan Barber, Massimo Bottura, Bill Buford, Lara Gilmore

21. The World at War (1973 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

22. The Real Housewives of Orange County (2006–2016)

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

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A look at five families living in a protected Southern California enclave, and the real-life housewives who reside in one of the wealthiest planned communities in the country.

Creator: Scott Dunlop | Stars: Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge, Gretchen Rossi, Brooks Ayers

23. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery

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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Creator: Peter Rees | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee, Kari Byron

24. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography

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77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

25. The Civil War (1990 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 680 min | Documentary, History, War

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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.

Stars: David McCullough, Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards

26. 30 for 30 (2009–2016)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

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ESPN Films' 30 for 30 is an unprecedented documentary series featuring today's finest storytellers from inside and outside of the sports world. What started as a celebration of ESPN's 30th ... See full summary »

Stars: Brent Musburger, Jalen Rose, Michael Eric Dyson, Roy Williams

27. Weiner (2016)

R | 96 min | Documentary

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84 Metascore

An examination of disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign and the landscape of today's political landscape.

Writers: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg, Eli B. Despres | Directors: Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg | Stars: Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta, Stephen Colbert

28. Fastball (2016)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

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74 Metascore

With Kevin Costner narrating, lead a cast of baseball legends and scientists who explore the magic within the 396 milliseconds it takes a fastball to reach home plate, and decipher who threw the fastest pitch ever.

Director: Jonathan Hock | Stars: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span, Craig Kimbrel

29. Life (2009 TV Mini-Series)

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 Allen, Michael Pitts

30. Life, Animated (2016)

PG | 89 min | Documentary, Animation, Family

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75 Metascore

A coming of age story about a boy and his family who overcame great challenges by turning Disney animated movies into a language to express love, loss, kinship and brotherhood.

Writer: Ron Suskind | Director: Roger Ross Williams | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind

31. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen, Keith Colburn

32. Amy (III) (2015)

R | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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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

33. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Documentary

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78 Metascore

Werner Herzog's exploration of the Internet and the connected world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Lawrence Krauss, Kevin Mitnick, Elon Musk, Lucianne Walkowicz

34. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

35. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

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88 Metascore

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

Writers: Charles Ferguson, Chad Beck, Adam Bolt | Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, William Ackman, Daniel Alpert, Jonathan Alpert

36. Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles (2013 Video)

16 min | Documentary

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Get to know the major power players in Season 2 of 'Game of Thrones' with these seven profiles, including Renly and Stannis Baratheon, Robb Stark, Theon Greyjoy and more.

Stars: Alfie Allen, Gethin Anthony, John Bradley, Emilia Clarke

37. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Writer: Kurt Kuenne | Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

38. The Music of Strangers (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary

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70 Metascore

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists of The Silk Road Project discuss their philosophies on music and culture.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Yo-Yo Ma, Kinan Azmeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Cristina Pato

39. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

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REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

40. Human Planet (2011 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary

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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

41. A Beautiful Planet (2016)

G | 45 min | Documentary

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75 Metascore

An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence.

Director: Toni Myers | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Terry Virts

42. Ghostheads (2016)

Documentary

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A look at the intense fandom for the media franchise, Ghostbusters (1984)

Director: Brendan Mertens | Stars: Chace Ambrose, William Atherton, Dan Aykroyd, Brandon Balentine

43. After Porn Ends (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary

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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

44. Deep Web (2015)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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A feature documentary that explores the rise of a new Internet; decentralized, encrypted, dangerous and beyond the law.

Writer: Alex Winter | Director: Alex Winter | Stars: Nicolas Christin, Cindy Cohn, Joshua L. Dratel, Andy Greenberg

45. Ronaldo (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

6.4
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A close look at the life of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Dolores Aveiro, Hugo Aveiro, Georgie Bingham, Adrian Clarke

46. Thinking XXX (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary

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For a book project, photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders took photographs of 30 stars of adult movies, each pair of photographs in the same pose, clothed and nude. This film records the ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Sunrise Adams, Briana Banks, Michelle A. Sinclair, Seymore Butts

47. America: Imagine the World Without Her (2014)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary

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15 Metascore

A story that questions the shaming of the US through revisionist history, lies and omissions by educational institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy America.

Writers: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan, Bruce Schooley | Directors: Dinesh D'Souza, John Sullivan | Stars: Dinesh D'Souza, Barack Obama, Josh Bonzie, Rich Bentz

48. Jackass: The Movie (2002)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

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42 Metascore

Johnny Knoxville and his band of maniacs perform a variety of stunts and gross-out gags on the big screen for the first time.

Writers: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon DiCamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, Vernon Chatman | Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O

49. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

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65 Metascore

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.

Writers: Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson | Director: Ron Fricke | Stars: Balinese Tari Legong Dancers, Ni Made Megahadi Pratiwi, Puti Sri Candra Dewi, Putu Dinda Pratika

50. Nathan for You (2013– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Nathan Fielder uses his business degree and life experiences to help real small businesses turn a profit. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's genuine efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

Creators: Nathan Fielder, Michael Koman | Stars: Nathan Fielder, William Heath, Anthony Filosa, Brian S. Wolfe