Most Popular "military", Documentary Titles


1. 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: 117,972 | Gross: $119.19M

2. The Red Pill (2016)

108 min | Documentary

8.5
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The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Director: Cassie Jaye | Stars: Cassie Jaye, Paul Elam, Attila Vinczer, Dean Esmay

Votes: 5,836

3. Samsara (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Music

8.5
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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.

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

Votes: 26,551 | Gross: $2.60M

4. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 18,609 | Gross: $1.33M

5. Woodstock (1970)

R | 184 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.1
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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh | Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey, Joe Cocker

Votes: 13,693 | Gross: $50.00M

6. 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: 12,242

7. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,419 | Gross: $0.27M

8. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $0.38M

9. Oklahoma City (2017)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.5
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74 Metascore

The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of ... See full summary »

Director: Barak Goodman | Stars: Janet Beck, Alan Berg, Jim Botting, Bill Buford

Votes: 1,319

10. Frontline (1983– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.6
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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Arun Rath, Martin Smith

Votes: 1,149

11. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.5
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70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,530 | Gross: $0.23M

12. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,548 | Gross: $0.03M

14. Shadow World (2016)

94 min | Documentary

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Based on the book of The Shadow World, this feature length documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade.

Director: Johan Grimonprez

Votes: 483

15. The Road to Guantanamo (2006)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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64 Metascore

Part drama, part documentary, The Road to Guantánamo focuses on the Tipton Three, a trio of British Muslims who were held in Guantanamo Bay for two years until they were released without charge.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Farhad Harun, Waqar Siddiqui, Arfan Usman

Votes: 10,737 | Gross: $0.32M

16. Le vénérable W. (2017)

100 min | Documentary

7.2
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A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: U. Zanitar, Kyaw Zayar Htun, U. Kaylar Sa, Matthew Smith

Votes: 285

17. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 896

18. Playboy: Sexy Lingerie IV (1992 Video)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Steve Conte, Ada Fieldman | Stars: Stacy Arthur, Samantha Dorman, Deborah Driggs, Morgan Fox

Votes: 27

19. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,418

20. The Conscientious Objector (2004)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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The story of Desmond Doss, a US Army medic who was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Director: Terry Benedict | Stars: Ralph Baker, Carl Bentley, Alessandro Bianchi, James Boylan

Votes: 234

21. The Tillman Story (2010)

R | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.8
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86 Metascore

Pat Tillman never thought of himself as a hero. His choice to leave a multimillion-dollar football contract and join the military wasn't done for any reason other than he felt it was the ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Pat Tillman, Josh Brolin, Mary Tillman, Russell Baer

Votes: 4,157 | Gross: $0.80M

22. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)

92 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

Director: Peter Kuran | Stars: William Shatner, Edward Teller, W.H.P. Blandy, Frank H. Shelton

Votes: 2,939

23. Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,064 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (1999 Video)

Unrated | 115 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.7
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Executive transvestite Eddie Izzard takes his show to San Francisco to give a brief history of pagan and Christian religions, the building of Stonehenge, the birth of the Church of England ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Star: Eddie Izzard

Votes: 6,620

25. 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: 3,476

26. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

Votes: 1,289

27. The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

Unrated | 260 min | Documentary

7.9
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Divided into three segments, namely 1 Neocolonialism, 2 Act for liberation, 3 Violence and liberation, the documentary lasts more than 4 hours this deals with the defense of the revolution ... See full summary »

Directors: Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas | Stars: María de la Paz, Fernando E. Solanas, Edgardo Suárez, Fidel Castro

Votes: 706

28. Carrier (2008– )

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CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

Votes: 527

29. Countdown to Zero (2010)

PG | 91 min | Documentary

7.0
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70 Metascore

A documentary about how the likelihood of nuclear weapons (or fissile materials) usage has increased due to the rise of terrorism and lack of safeguards and verification.

Director: Lucy Walker | Stars: Graham Allison, James Baker III, Bruce Blair, Tony Blair

Votes: 2,030 | Gross: $0.27M

30. Loose Change: Final Cut (2007 Video)

80 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

7.1
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Loose Change Final Cut sets out to prove the official story of 9/11 - 'that the impact of two planes flying into two World Trade Center towers and the resulting fires caused three World ... See full synopsis »

Director: Dylan Avery | Stars: Dylan Avery, Mahmoud Ahmad, Ahmed Al-Ghamdi, Hamza Al-Ghamdi

Votes: 2,217

31. FutureWeapons (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

7.6
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Star: Richard Machowicz

Votes: 611

32. General Idi Amin Dada (1974)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.5
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A documentary on the military dictator of Africa's Uganda.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Idi Amin, Fidel Castro, Golda Meir

Votes: 1,318

33. Playboy: Sexy Lingerie III (1991 Video)

Unrated | 55 min | Documentary, Music

6.5
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Directors: Andrew Blake, Vance Burberry, Geoffrey George, Marsha Hunt, Skott Snider | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Rebekka Armstrong, Deborah Driggs, Ava Fabian

Votes: 86

34. Mama's Heart. Gongadze (2017)

Documentary, Biography, Crime

9.8
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Most intimate, heartbreaking and inspiring confessions by and about Lesya Gongadze's life and her son's disappearance that prompted a revolution.

Director: Slavik Bihun | Stars: Lesya Gongadze, Georgiy Gongadze, Lubomyr Husar, Tamila Alexanian

Votes: 219

35. San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.9
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Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston

Votes: 1,407

36. Midway: Edge of Tomorrow (2017)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary

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Midway: Edge of Tomorrow is a cinematic expedition that honors the island's famous role in the Pacific theater of World War II and extends into the untold story of how this touchstone of ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Shive

37. Out of the Blue (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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This documentary on The UFO Phenomenon aims to show that some UFOs may be extraterrestrial and that secrecy and ridicule are regularly employed to keep the truth about UFOs hidden.

Directors: Tim Coleman, James Fox, Boris Zubov | Stars: Peter Coyote, Amir D. Aczel, Bernhard Haisch, John Samford

Votes: 376

38. In the Year of the Pig (1968)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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Produced at the height of the Vietnam War, Emile de Antonio's Oscar-nominated 1968 documentary chronicles the war's historical roots. With palpable outrage, De Antonio (Point of Order, ... See full summary »

Director: Emile de Antonio | Stars: Harry S. Ashmore, Daniel Berrigan, Joseph Buttinger, William R. Corson

Votes: 1,277

39. Cold War (1998)

1,120 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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A 24-part series which deals with the relations between the United States, the Soviet Union and their respective allies between the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Anatoli Dobrynin, Robert McNamara, Vladimir Yerofeyev

Votes: 632

40. The War Tapes (2006)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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77 Metascore

Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict.

Director: Deborah Scranton | Stars: Zack Bazzi, Duncan Domey, Ben Flanders, Mike Moriarty

Votes: 1,185 | Gross: $0.25M

41. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, History

6.8
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An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H.C. Potter | Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell

Votes: 674 | Gross: $0.80M

42. Winter Soldier (1972)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, ... See full summary »

Stars: Rusty Sachs, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 833

43. Art of War (2009 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the Vietnam War (Demoralization), the Second World War (Invasion of Normandy), the American Civil War (Gettysburg) and Tzu's own battles.

Director: David Padrusch | Stars: James Lurie, James Wong, Toshishiro Obata, Andrew Amani

Votes: 113

44. 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: 619

45. Mail Call (2002– )

30 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

8.2
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Former U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant R. Lee Ermey answers viewers' questions about military technology.

Stars: R. Lee Ermey, Gary Harper, David Sessions, Timothy Pickles

Votes: 347

46. The Way We Get By (2009)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their ... See full summary »

Director: Aron Gaudet | Stars: Joan Gaudet, William Knight, Gerald Mundy

Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.11M

47. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.9
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,668 | Gross: $0.07M

48. World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (2008– )

300 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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A story showing the 3 allied leader's, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin's actions and relationships behind the scenes during World War 2. It isn't as friendly as it seems. Shows how close ... See full summary »

Stars: Aleksey Petrenko, Bob Gunton, Paul Humpoletz, Samuel West

Votes: 423

49. The Fighting Lady (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. ... See full summary »

Directors: Edward Steichen, William Wyler | Stars: Robert Taylor, Charles Boyer, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer

Votes: 305

50. Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, War

7.4
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Sniper-Inside the crosshairs is a documentary based show profiling the worlds best Sniper shots and feats known to man. This documentary takes you behind the scenes to give the viewer and ... See full summary »

Director: Emre Sahin | Stars: Scott Levy, Chad Mathews, Matthew R. Anderson, Nathan Lee Brynner

Votes: 118